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Old 04-29-2013, 08:11 AM   #1
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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?
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Old 04-29-2013, 08:18 AM   #2
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Gasoline! Every time I add gasoline to my bike, it does amazing things for me.

To be serious, my wind/rain resistant hand guards.
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Old 04-29-2013, 08:36 AM   #3
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Pro-Oiler.
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Old 04-29-2013, 09:30 AM   #4
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Pro-Oiler.
+1. Set it and forget it! I love mine.
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Old 04-29-2013, 09:43 AM   #5
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Stebel Nautilus Horn is my favorite mod.
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Old 05-05-2013, 03:28 AM   #6
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Stebel Nautilus Horn is my favorite mod.
+1

I also like my LED lights hooked to the high-beam.
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Old 05-05-2013, 07:26 AM   #7
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Seats!

Sargent for the DL1000 & Seat Concepts for the XR650L. Lots of other worthwhile mods to both bikes but if neither could be ridden comfortably for more than 45 minutes why bother with changing anything else?
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Old 04-29-2013, 10:21 AM   #8
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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.
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Old 04-29-2013, 10:23 AM   #9
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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.
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Old 04-29-2013, 10:29 AM   #10
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Old 04-29-2013, 01:26 PM   #11
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A kicker on my DRZ......
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Old 04-29-2013, 02:39 PM   #12
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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!
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Old 04-29-2013, 03:18 PM   #13
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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!
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Old 04-29-2013, 07:24 PM   #14
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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!
That really is the truth, no farkle is better than an improved suspension. . Once you know the difference you can't go back.
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Old 04-29-2013, 08:15 PM   #15
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All of these are geared towards offroading.

#1 Steering stabilizer it keeps the bike and me upright ,a close second and third are: suspension resprung & revalved / an extra set of wheels with most aggressive DOTs. (AC-10)
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