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Madstad bracket with a Cal-Sci screen
Scottoiler with dual injector
Sargent seat
Hand guards
Aprilia mirrors
Heads-up volt monitor
Center stand
SH775 R/R
Full tank of gas
 

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AS for panniers. I went with Happy Trails pannier racks and Pelican 1550 cases. Durable, lockable, water/dust proof and relatively inexpensive. Buying new racks and cases total cost is about $500 for lots of good storage. Or keep and eye out for used cases that pop up all the time and save a few dollars.

As for the rest I'm in the ride it for a while and see what you do/don't like camp.
 

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Personally buy the bike and ride it...... But all my stuff for the most part is givi other then my windshield I'm not sold on givi it's just what I got


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If I was to get a new Vstrom 650, I was wondering what you would suggest for accessories. I am looking at the following:



- Engine/crash guard.

- heated grips

- new windshield? Not sure on that one

- Saddle bags/box and on back. Which brand would you suggest?

-Aux. lights for fog and night riding.

- center stand



Anything else you would suggest. Plus, what accessory would you try and work in in the final sale.



Thanks,



Don


I've owned my Wee for 24 months now. I've done a lot to it, but what I consider essential (I wouldn't wait to purchase) are:
1) new windscreen. The buffeting clobbered my ear drums. Givi makes a nice screen, but there are several others too.
2) engine guards and bash plate. That oil cooler and filter... they are just begging for a rock to kick into them.
3) Center stand: I waited a year to buy mine, and that was 12 months too many. Everything is easier when it has a center stand.

The rest is personal preference. I've gone with soft side bags so far, but will add hard luggage sometime before the summer of '18 (only because my big annual trip next year will be Utah to Central NY). I have giant Tusk hand guards, and I simply don't ride under 40 degrees, so heated grips haven't been necessary so far. I've got an eye on a Scott oiler, as well as LED headlamps. I replaced the brittle, enormous front turn signals, and will do the rear signals when it's a bit warmer.


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Top Box to keep helmet, etc in. The top box is the best luggage storage device to have on the bike. You will get the most use out of it versus a tank bag or panniers. It makes life much easier.
 

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Mine got, in this order:

Centerstand
Givi trunk mount (I already had a 46L monokey trunk)
heated grips
hand guards
OEM side bags (now for sale, not large enough for my needs)
Delkevic exhaust
Low Seat
Lowering links and footpeg drops
 

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For me #1 skid plate (bike came W crash bars and skid plate)

#2 replace the crappy original locks on luggage.

#3 Givi Windshield


I want a center stand but that's on my nice to have but not a must list.
 

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If I was to get a new Vstrom 650, I was wondering what you would suggest for accessories. I am looking at the following:

- Engine/crash guard.
- heated grips
- new windshield? Not sure on that one
- Saddle bags/box and on back. Which brand would you suggest?
-Aux. lights for fog and night riding.
- center stand

Anything else you would suggest. Plus, what accessory would you try and work in in the final sale.

Thanks,

Don
You got it covered, now go buy and ride it!

FWIW, I've used my heated grips in the middle of a Canadian summer... I just love them.
 

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Depends what you are using it for. I like to go off the pavement so my first two were:

Skidplate
Bigger footpegs (to stand on for longer periods)
I forgot about footpegs. Been so long since I've used the crap stock pegs. When I migrated to the new bike my sw-motech footpegs were the first thing I migrated over.
 
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