Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
Initial Farkles, '12 Vee
When I take delivery on Saturday, the bike should have the OEM centerstand and Givi luggage installed. I'll probably try to pick up a throttle lock before I leave the dealership.
While I'll probably add a fork brace eventually, higher on my list are Madstad brackets and possibly, bar risers/set-backs. I have two questions for those further down this road than I am.
1. Are the Madstad brackets the *best* way to tackle the buffeting problem for someone my height (i.e., 5'8")? I plan, for the present, to keep the stock seat. Does the *best* solution also require the purchase of an aftermarket windscreen? (Funds are limited.)
2. Risers/set-backs... how much can I get away with, without having to worry about stretched wiring and/or hydraulic lines?
Thanks for the advice,
---2016 FJR1300 ES.
---Previous bikes: 1970 Honda CB100; 1972 CB175; 1973 CB350; 1975 CB550; 1977 CB750; 1978 Yamaha 750 Triple; 1980 Goldwing; in and out of the sport on an FT500 Ascot and an assortment of 1980s four-cylinder Hondas in the late 80s and early 90s; 1995 Honda 750 Nighthawk; 1999 Suzuki SV650; 2002 Honda 750 Nighthawk; 2012 DL1000 V-Strom; 2010 FJR; 2014 Yamaha Super Ténéré ES.
---IBA #56124. Two SS1Ks, one BB1500, one BBG; placed 9th in MERA's 2014 Five & Dime 5-day rally (solo class).