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post #1 of 3 Old 10-26-2013, 11:12 PM Thread Starter
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Planned purchases ... comments?

So I've been off a bike for ~4 years and am now at a stage I can jump back on, 90% commute 10% weekends.

This is the list of gear I've put together after reading the forums for a week or so.

Black DL650A 2012/13 Depending on the deal
center stand - sw-motech
lower cowl, suzuki
crash bars, sw-motech/hepco&becker
dash shelf with power,
fork brace,
radiator guard, R&G
small tankbag, sw-motech evo2 system powered
tob box, hepco &beacker 45L xplorer (black)
topbox and pannier racks, Hepco.
black/white wheel tape, ebay for topbox and wheels.

I've already got personal protection gear.
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post #2 of 3 Old 10-27-2013, 12:10 PM
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Nothing wrong with your selections. For me, I rode it for awhile before deciding on what farkles to add. Some took quite awhile before I added. YMMV

Your list, my choices for my K6 Wee:

center stand - oem
lower cowl - skid plate, SW-Motech
crash bars - SW-Motech
dash shelf with power - added Powerlet outlets to right hand dash/cowl area
fork brace - Superbrace from SVRacing
radiator guard - Dan Vessel's
small tankbag - Bags Connection, Engage & City, non-powered
top box - started with Givi E35 & v46, now have a Trax 38L
topbox and pannier racks - SW-Motech w/Trax sidecases
black/white wheel tape - none

I've added a lot more but you didn't ask about that. :mrgreen:

Good luck with your purchase and farkling.

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post #3 of 3 Old 10-27-2013, 06:18 PM
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If I may chime in about the Suzuki OEM lower cowl. I purchased and installed one that I got on sale at Bike Bandit and although it looks nice I wish I would have went with something different. The OEM cowl is expensive and made from a rubbery/plastic. I'm thinking that the next one I buy would be a Givi. I have a 2012 Adventure 650 model and I have installed:
OEM center stand....I like
Lower cowl....See above
Crash bars...Factory installed and I like them. Very little "buzz" at 5700 rpm but not enough for me to take them off.
Dash shelf with power...I'm thinking of getting one. I'd like to hear your review if you get one.
Fork brace...AdventureTech and I like it a lot.
Radiator guard...Bought one for sale on here and really like it Would rather replace guard then a new radiator.
Luggage....I have the factory adventure hard bags and a V37 Coocase top case. I really like the Coocase not only for function but also for the price.
I see where Mellow has listed for sale a Pelican Side luggage and HB racks for '12 650 at a great price.

Last edited by middleage crazy; 10-27-2013 at 06:32 PM. Reason: added info
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