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GravelRoad 04-29-2013 08:11 AM

What is the single best modification you have made to your bike?
I know this is a purely subjective thing, but I will start: I have added about the value of my KLR in farkles, it seems, and they are all useful (guards, seat, heated grips, center stand, yada yada). But... The best dual sport mod I have made was putting on actual cleated off road footpegs. Free mod for me, as I had an old set off my dearly departed DRZ. hands down, I appreciate the confidence when standing and when in the slippery stuff more than all the "cool" SW Motech bits I have.

Anyone else have a (maybe surprising) favorite mod?

NesquikNinja 04-29-2013 08:18 AM

Gasoline! Every time I add gasoline to my bike, it does amazing things for me.

To be serious, my wind/rain resistant hand guards.

swimmer 04-29-2013 08:36 AM


vulgar1 04-29-2013 09:30 AM


Originally Posted by swimmer (Post 21292239)

+1. Set it and forget it! I love mine.

FlyFishJeff 04-29-2013 09:43 AM

Stebel Nautilus Horn is my favorite mod.

bomber60015 04-29-2013 10:21 AM

Tiger 1050 -- tossup between the givis (let's me use it as, bascially, a car (running errands and the like) and the Alaskan Sheepskin Buttpad, which extened my range by a factor 2, eaisly.

KLR -- Set Concepts seat kit.

max384 04-29-2013 10:23 AM

Converted from clip-ons to handlebars. Unless you're on a track, clip-ons suuuuuck! I'm a commuter, so side cases/top box is also pretty high on my list.

duck 04-29-2013 10:29 AM

Real cruise control (Audiovox CCS-100)

Controlled by a BMW OEM windscreen switch:

liljohnny 04-29-2013 01:26 PM

A kicker on my DRZ......:clap

Jim K. 04-29-2013 01:47 PM

Hot grips. I know you own a great pair of heavy winter gloves. Maybe even heated. I also know that when the temp drops from 70 in the afternoon down to 40 later in the evening, the heated grips will be there while the heavy gloves are still hanging on a peg back in the garage.

AutoXfreak 04-29-2013 02:39 PM

Heated Grips are the best add to any bike in my book. To know you can have warm hands no matter what! That is priceless!

The Letter J 04-29-2013 03:18 PM

Suspension. Just changing out springs to the correct rate made the single biggest difference of any modification I've done on any of my bikes present and past. Couple that with a revalve to suit speed/conditions and any bike can go from just acceptable to outstanding!

foxtrapper 04-29-2013 03:22 PM

Handlebars, to make the bike fit me. Best single modification on many bikes I've owned.

a2ronm 04-29-2013 05:57 PM

Best mod...toss up between my heated grips (I ride year round) or my bike mounted GPS.

I think I'd have to pick the GPS, allows me to explore much more back roads than paper maps ever did.

Fishwiz4 04-29-2013 06:11 PM

Russell sport seat. The stocker was ml horrible.

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