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SW Motech-Sidestand Foot Enlarger

Denali "Xtreme" spot (dual intensity) LED headlight kit

SW-Motech Auxiliary Light Mount

KAO.KBB200REV1 Kaoko-Throttle Lock Cruise Control

Madstad-Adjustable Brackets with 22" Adventure Shield

SW-MOTECH Centerstand

SW-Motech Aluminum Engine Guard/Skidplate

SW-MOTECH Crashbars/Engine Guards

PDM60 Twisted Throttle-Rowe Electronics PDM60 Power Distribution Module with User Programmable Cable

Barkbusters-Storm Handguard for 1 1/8” bars with Full-Wrap Aluminum Backbone and Mounts
 

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Nice set collection of farkels. SW motech makes some good stuff, but not all of there gear is top notch.

Here's a start....

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SW Motech-Sidestand Foot Enlarger - (good but too much money) Ricks Adventureteh foot is just fine for 28$ Larger Side/Kickstand Foot - AdventureTech, LLC.

Denali "Xtreme" spot (dual intensity) LED headlight kit - awesome light if you don't mind spending the money.

SW-Motech Auxiliary Light Mount

KAO.KBB200REV1 Kaoko-Throttle Lock Cruise Control

Madstad-Adjustable Brackets with 22" Adventure Shield

SW-MOTECH Centerstand

SW-Motech Aluminum Engine Guard/Skidplate - The SW skidplate it really just a guard compared to Yann's skid plate, at the same price Yann's is superior.
Aluminum skid plate with bracket

SW-MOTECH Crashbars/Engine Guards - Awesome product

PDM60 Twisted Throttle-Rowe Electronics PDM60 Power Distribution Module with User Programmable Cable - Might want to look at Eastern Beaver stuff.
Its plug and play with vstroms. Quality producsts. VStrom

Barkbusters-Storm Handguard for 1 1/8” bars with Full-Wrap Aluminum Backbone and Mounts
Hope this helps.
Cheers
Paul
 

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I watched a video from Twisted Throttle comparing the SW-MOTECH crashbars to the Givi. The SW ones were thicker steel and has fewer bends so they should be stronger. The bike I'm likely buying has the Givi's though.
 

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I watched a video from Twisted Throttle comparing the SW-MOTECH crashbars to the Givi. The SW ones were thicker steel and has fewer bends so they should be stronger. The bike I'm likely buying has the Givi's though.
The Givi bars hold up just fine, many many Stroms have been saved due to them.
 

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If you have longer legs you might look into Richland Rick's footpeg lowering brackets. They really improved comfort for me.
 

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If you read this post, there's a bunch of things you might find useful on your bike.
http://www.stromtrooper.com/1368697-post2583.html

I notice that you don't have a fork brace on there.
An upgrade to the front and rear suspension might be nice.
A change from the stock seat is useful.
A USB outlet and a 12v outlet and a voltmeter if you plan on running heated gear and other electronics.
Change up the mirrors to something more aerodynamic.
Maybe you will like the tank grip skins made by Tech Spec.
A tool tube is a useful thing to have.
I like reflective rim tape. It comes in black too if you don't like the daytime look.
Hwy pegs make longer distances much easier to handle.
You might like a different handlebar, like the stronger ATV ones.
Adjustable and/or folding and/or shorty levers might be something you like.
Do you ride with GPS? If so, then a mount of some sort will be needed.
It never ends....
 

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If you read this post, there's a bunch of things you might find useful on your bike.
http://www.stromtrooper.com/1368697-post2583.html

I notice that you don't have a fork brace on there.
An upgrade to the front and rear suspension might be nice.
A change from the stock seat is useful.
A USB outlet and a 12v outlet and a voltmeter if you plan on running heated gear and other electronics.
Change up the mirrors to something more aerodynamic.
Maybe you will like the tank grip skins made by Tech Spec.
A tool tube is a useful thing to have.
I like reflective rim tape. It comes in black too if you don't like the daytime look.
Hwy pegs make longer distances much easier to handle.
You might like a different handlebar, like the stronger ATV ones.
Adjustable and/or folding and/or shorty levers might be something you like.
Do you ride with GPS? If so, then a mount of some sort will be needed.
It never ends....
All great suggestions, I have Garmin with a mount waiting for installation,and will probably add the power outlets.

Thanks

Gary
 

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If you read this post, there's a bunch of things you might find useful on your bike.
http://www.stromtrooper.com/1368697-post2583.html

I notice that you don't have a fork brace on there.
An upgrade to the front and rear suspension might be nice.
A change from the stock seat is useful.
A USB outlet and a 12v outlet and a voltmeter if you plan on running heated gear and other electronics.
Change up the mirrors to something more aerodynamic.
Maybe you will like the tank grip skins made by Tech Spec.
A tool tube is a useful thing to have.
I like reflective rim tape. It comes in black too if you don't like the daytime look.
Hwy pegs make longer distances much easier to handle.
You might like a different handlebar, like the stronger ATV ones.
Adjustable and/or folding and/or shorty levers might be something you like.
Do you ride with GPS? If so, then a mount of some sort will be needed.
It never ends....
What company makes the highway pegs?
 

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What company makes the highway pegs?
There's a few different ones out there. I currently have the ones made by Yann (Enduro Guardian) and they are well made and do the job just fine. I have also had a pair that was made by Rivco. RIVCO Products, Inc. :: Highway Mounts & Pegs :: Anti-Vibration Pegs – Black Powder Coated (pair) They are quite nice and I liked that they were small, foldable and looked good too. Depending on how you set your bike up, they could be mounted onto your crash bars or a hwy peg bracket of your choosing.

Yann's pegs currently mount to a bar that is attached to his skid plate (or any other model of skid plate I think): HWY pegs for all Adventure bikes
 

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If you have longer legs you might look into Richland Rick's footpeg lowering brackets. They really improved comfort for me.
If you corner hard, then your pegs may spend a lot of time scraping the ground. If you ride a bit more gentle then it may not an issue.

My last dl650 was also lowered because the previous owner was short. When I would corner a bit more aggressively, the center stand would also scrape the ground. On the subject of centerstands, I have also owned the Hepco Becker version and while they were very strong, I now own the SW-Motech stand and feel that it is far easier to lift the bike. I also owned the Hepco Becker crash guards which I also felt were one of the best brands out there, but now I own the Givi's and they have resisted bending from multiple drops.

Lastly and not necessarily an accessory, but having recently switched to the the Anakee 3 tires, I think they are awesome. I came off Metzler Tourances (the old version which I liked a great deal) and these provide surprisingly better grip on pavement. There are much better option out there than stock tires.
 

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As said before, Twisted Throttle/SW Motech stuff is good, but there is better for cheaper.

For the lights, consider cable routing with the SW Motech mounts. There isn't a clean way without drilling holes in your side panels. I went with fork mounts instead and MM10 lights instead. Love them and no drilling.

Eastern Beaver is better for electrical.

Adventuretech is impressive (and cheaper) for hard parts like side stand pads, mirror extenders and fork braces.

In case you're curious, these are the choices I made in the order I did them:

Suzuki Crash Bars
Suzuki/SW Motech panniers and top case
Suzuki hand guards
Suzuki engine cowl
Pannier black reflective strips (to be seen at night)
Lots of pannier decals (one for every major place the bike has been)
Grip puppies
Throttle lock
Adventure Tech Fork Brace
Adventure Tech Mirror extenders
Garmin Nuvi 350
SW Motech dash GPS holder - great but still too much vibration off road
Tool tube with MSR fuel bottle
SAE charging lead - for off season and USB charging
Airhawk butt pad
Scala G9 bluetooth intercom
Kreiga Tool pouch (with tools, fits under seat)
Mini air compressor (under seat, Walmart Slime cheapo)
Tire patch kit
SW Motech center stand (love it)
Givi Airflow windscreen
Stebel horn
PWD horn bracket
Hula girl!
Mondomotos LED lights (for mount)
Eastern Beaver handlebar switch (aux lights)
Eastern Beaver PC-8 Fuse box (under the seat)
Aprilla Tuono mirrors (helped a bit with buffeting, not much)
Heidenau K60 Scout tires

And it's in bed for the winter in the garage... :thumbdown:
 

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Rich's Mirror extenders -- huge improvement

Rich's Footpeg lowering kit -- improved but I still got long legs!

Used Corbin seat -- broken in (nice!) and moves me back from
the tank (my guys are much happier now)

Other stuff not installed yet:

PCV
K&N
Stebel Horn (Pat Walsh kit)
Sonic front springs
Genmar risers
 

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Rosta electronic cruise would be #1 on my list, especially in Ontario with our 50km over the limit law. Same speed up hills and down. With throttle lock your slow up the hills and screaming down the other side. I have the older vacuum type on my DL1000 and would do without it on another bike.

http://www.murphskits.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=369
 
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