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I went with the 650 adventure right off the bat to get the big things out of the way- namely the luggage.
With these cold spring mornings here in the mountains of nc, i had to get a set of hand guards, decided to go frugal and get the oems off eBay @ 60.00, maybe ill have some bucks left to get a sw motech center stand
Then. . .(in order of personal preference)
Sw motech skid plate
Fuse box, power outlets, battery tender
Oem alum top box ($100 cheaper than trax, same manufacturer/box, go figure)
Driving lights
Heated grips (might just get Oxford wraps @ $50)
How bout you? What order did you farkle your strom?
 

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Expedition model: lower cowling, hand guards, cases and top box, touring screen, crash bars.

Added: DIY tool-tube, Oxford heated grips, Suzuki 12v socket.

Next: SW center-stand, some sort of skid plate (preferably enduro guardian). ... Who knows what else.


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I just picked my G-strom up on Friday and got the oem lower cowling and centerstand worked into the deal. I have ordered a RR Forkbrace, fender extenda, Barkbuster VPS handguards (white of course :p), Shad SH-45 topcase, and a Suzuki's V-Strom magnetic tankbag. I should have a lot of empty boxes next week. :thumbup:
 

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I, too, bought an Adventure model, so - no luggage needed. I also bought the OEM top case and hand guards at the time of bike purchase. The only thing I have bought so far is a front fenda extenda (to keep my new bike from getting all nasty too quickly), and a SW Motech center stand to ease maintenance.
My next purchase will probably be a Cal-Sci windshield, as the OEM screen is not very good (every day I ride, it seems like it is very gusty out, even if it is dead calm).
I will probably get some sort of belly protection at some point, but communication devices will probably be my next purchase (I ride with a passenger often).
 

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I went with the 650 adventure right off the bat to get the big things out of the way- namely the luggage.
With these cold spring mornings here in the mountains of nc, i had to get a set of hand guards, decided to go frugal and get the oems off eBay @ 60.00, maybe ill have some bucks left to get a sw motech center stand
Then. . .(in order of personal preference)
Sw motech skid plate
Fuse box, power outlets, battery tender
Oem alum top box ($100 cheaper than trax, same manufacturer/box, go figure)
Driving lights
Heated grips (might just get Oxford wraps @ $50)
How bout you? What order did you farkle your strom?
One comment on the SW-Motech Skid Plate... I think I have a Suzuki center stand, not sure, but the SW-motech skid plate is VERY long, i had to cut 2 inches off of it, maybe a bit more in order to let the stand move without having to bend the plate out of the way.
 

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Aack!

Why didn't I think of ordering the stock topcase when I bought the bike?! I got 15% off the OEM heated grips, power socket and manual. I can't believe I overlooked that since I didn't get an adventure model. Also wish I had cruised around on here prior to ordering the stock heated grips. Man I could have had grips AND luggage. Such is life.
 

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I just bought all the farkles last week but the numero uno purchase is a decent screen setup.

Heres what I bought listed in preference of importance IMHO....

Madstad bracket and a decent screen. I bought the 22" Madstad but the Givi AF is getting good reviews too.
RR forkbrace.
Handguards ($27 Pro Rally replicas from EBay)
Go Cruise cruise control. Excellent little gadget and damn cheap too at twenty bucks.
12v socket for GPS
Givi crash bars
Enduro guardian sumpguard (these 2 are only listed lower because I want to break the bike in before I take it offroad)

I don't want or need panniers as I need to be able to split lanes.
 

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Here's the farkles I've purchased for my 2012 Adventure (in order of purchase):

1. Omni Cruise (OK, but its days are numbered)
2. SW-Motech center stand
3. Enduro Guardian skid plate and highway pegs
4. Wolfman tail bag (will be replaced with a Caribou 34L top case)
5. Madstad brackets and 18" sport shield (dark gray)
5. Adventure Tech fork brace, mirror extenders and side stand foot

On order:
1. Adventure Tech aux shelf
2. Datel volt meter
3. Eastern Beaver headlight relay setup and both heated handgrip and aux plug adapters.

By far, the best farkle I've purchased is the center stand...
 

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Added: DIY tool-tube

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Got any pics of how or where you mounted your tool tube?

As for me,I went givi top box and crash bars, enduro guardian skid with hwy pegs. Added a 12v plug using the battery tender wires/plug. Rox adjustable risers.

Last but not least, a sweet Stormtrooper helmet decal!

Still want to get a tank bag that doesn't cost $100 or more! And probably a better screen like madstad & bracket. Barkbusters and heated grips,etc etc. on and on lol
 

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I bought a '12 ADV model in September with the goal of eventually riding it from TX to Prudhoe Bay in 2014. Oh man, have I had fun farkling this thing! My mods have been done in approximately the following order:

SW-Motech skid plate
SW-Motech center stand
Eastern Beaver Dual Headlight Relay Kit
Eastern Beaver ABS cutoff switch and harness
2 12V power supply outlets with EB wiring harnesses
Givi T480 tank bag
Caribou luggage rack with quick detach hardware for
A Pelican 1550 top case
Oxford heated grips
Rok strap anchors mounted to top case
Captfun's pannier lashing straps with carry handles
Go Cruise throttle lock
30mm bar risers
Russell 2-up Day Long Saddle, custom made
Enduro Guardian stainless radiator guard
Adventure Tech fork brace
Barkbusters with Storm guards

I think the most useful farkles to me so far are the center stand, fork brace, and the Russell seat.


Still wishing for:

Givi AF3101 shield
Headlight guard
Sidestand pad
Tool tube
 

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Mirror extenders
Lowered pegs
Skid plate and header guard(on order)
Fork brace
GPS
Bar risers
Alaska leathers sheepskin seat cover (on order)
Aux lights (researching)
Top box (Suzuki branded Trax box)

That's about it for now.
 

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My farkle priority is:

- Bags (I like to carry stuff and store stuff when I leave the bike)
- GPS (it's just a cheap Garmin eTrek, but it adds hours to a ride by being able to see where you are/going on the fly)
- Heated jacket (not really a bike thing, but...)
- Skid plate and crash bars
- Acc 12V port
 

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ht centerstand
touratech rock guard
rr fork brace
barbacks and atv handlebars(from my '060
suzuki tall seat
bill mayers saddle(mistake)
givi v bags/racks(always liked the givi stuff)
symtech heated grips/suzuki hand guards
gripster tank thingys
sw motech pegs and rr lowers(off the '06)
parabellum screen
46t rear sprocket
cherdan foreward footpeg thingy
galfer ss front brake lines
is there an ETF for aftermarket mc accessories?
 

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Most additions are based on the way a person rides and personal preferences. I think every Strom should have a fork brace as a safety item to stabilize handling and headlight relays that head off contact and connector failure over the long haul as well as provide more light.

I would also advise Wee and Vee riders to try lowering the front or raising the rear a bit. It's free to lower the front, relatively easy and totally reversible. 10-15mm seems to be the sweet spot. ABS Wees with fork braces are limited to about 7mm with the Superbrace and 10mm with other braces that don't extend above the tops of the fork legs. Changing the angle of attack into the wind lowers the aerodynamic lift caused by the fairing shape and keeps the front wheel more planted. The slow steering gets a bit more responsive too.

Glees already have the rear raised a little compared to Wees and a fairing design that doesn't lift the front end.
 

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FWIW, the oem toolbox didn't hold a lot. I bought a bestem topcase and hooked up the led brake light in there. A little lower height and holds more.

Also, pretty much any Richland Rick product works great.

Alexi
 

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So far in order or importance
Fork brace - ricks of course awesome
Crash bars
Mirror extenders
Mad stad
Bat tender with cig lit option
Wolfman saddlebags
Hand gaurds
Previous owner had wolfman Tailbag and folding brake level already installed.

Upcoming.
Tool tube
Heated grips






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Most important for me were:

1. Fork Brace

2. Center Stand

3. Mirror Extenders

I don't think these should be considered as optional farkles anymore, but rather factory OEM products that come with each bike... especially the Fork Brace.
 

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On there now, in order of addition -
-Suzuki luggage rack and side bags (took the manufacturer deal with purchase of '11 wee)
-Suzuki hand guards
-madstad adjustable windshield brackets
-radiator guard
-Throttle lock
-ATV seat cushion ($17 fix for sore taint)
-MSR emergency fuel can and mount
-Bestem top box
-some high viz twisted throttle stickers


Want list -
-crash bars
-skid plate
-touring windshield

With farkles for me it's honestly when i can get away with dropping some money on the bike without the wife getting all fussy.
 
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