If you just bought an 04 dl1000, forget about "performance and ride quality"; you're going to want to assess the condition of the "reliability" parts: rotor magnets, stator, regulator, clutch basket, chain/sprockets, cush rubbers, tires. Replacing all of those will cost you nearly $1000...and you most likely *will* replace all of them sooner than later. Performance or ride quality gains will mean squat when you're stranded.
A volt meter, a speedo-healer, and the rear-wheel spacer would be maybe next on the list.
Then riding gear. Then suspension.
And then, as BigB says, a GSXR1000 for actual performance. :-) (And of course all the reliability parts for that bike. And gear. And suspension. And motor work. And...and...)
2004 V-Strom 1000 (currently broken - parts received - repairs in progress - snag hit - repairs on pause)
Two Brothers with P1 tips, PCIII USB, SuperBrace Fork Brace, K&N filters, ROX bar risers, Kappa top and side cases, MadStad, Givi tall windshield, Givi engine guards, Sargent Seat, 12 volt air compressor, 530 Conversion, 17/44, SpeedoDRD
Last edited by WildDoktor; 10-02-2017 at 01:58 PM.