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Old 06-28-2013, 02:42 PM   #1
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Just purchased a 2013 Weestrom

I'm looking to add hand guards, skid plate, crash bars and DC out let. Any suggestions? Best brand, model and website to buy from.

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Old 06-28-2013, 03:19 PM   #2
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Lots of choices, head over to stromtroopers.com and have a look around.
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Old 06-28-2013, 05:35 PM   #3
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Congrats on your new bike. I have a 2012 DL650 in white and have carefully picked out farkles. I would start by looking at Twisted Throttle. Look at the Deals from drop down menu then outlet store. Found a few nice deals there under ding and dent. Check out Stromtrooper.com there is a lot of good advise for choosing accessories and pictures which help visualise. In the end, this bike is a solid performer and there are many ways to personalise it to your liking. Enjoy and don't forget to ride.
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Old 06-28-2013, 08:01 PM   #4
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Old 06-29-2013, 06:32 AM   #5
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I really like my Hyde skid plate. However, if you are going to ride in rocky conditions I would I choose a metal plate. Good luck with the new bike. I really love mine.
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Old 06-29-2013, 06:43 AM   #6
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http://www.vstrom.info/

some more vstrom info. there is a lot of info out there.

handguards i would suggest

moose contour wrap around guards with maier guards over the aluminum

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Maier-Standa...#ht_944wt_1130

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Moose-Racing...4249e4&vxp=mtr



or something like that anyway. you can shop around and find cheaper, but those links give you an idea.

also look at the givi skid plate. i have the touratech skid plate and oil cooler relocation kit, but your bike does not have an oil cooler so it may be a bit different
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Old 06-29-2013, 06:50 AM   #7
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Old 06-29-2013, 03:59 PM   #8
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I'm looking to add hand guards, skid plate, crash bars and DC out let. Any suggestions? Best brand, model and website to buy from.
Congrats on the new ride!

The gold standard in hand guards are barkbuster, but they are costly @ $160.

For a dc outlet, I'd suggest http://burnsmoto.com/, great guy and easy to use stuff.

The favored skid plate for super toughness is the enduro guardian, $180-250. The Hyde racing is cheapest at $90 and people seem to like em. People are very happy w/sw motec and others as well.

All the crash bars seem to do their jobs ok from what I've heard so far, although one guy has complained about the Suzuki brand. They run $150 for the Givi at the low end to about $300 for Altrider at the high end.

stromtrooper.com will get you sorted out, or perhaps more confused.

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Old 07-01-2013, 07:58 PM   #9
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Another good source. I have purchased a lot of accessories from Aerostich.com who are famed for their renowned riding apparel. They also have tons of other accessories. I bought my waterproof recessed outlet from them for $16 plus their heated grips for $32. Both work great. Many members complain about the "buffeting" issue which is easily fixed with a madstad windshield bracket and screen of your choice. A fork brace is also highly recommended for added stability. Agree with the above on the Enduroguardian bash plate. Lots of good info out there. You will be amazed how much you are willing to spend farkling to make it right.
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Old 07-02-2013, 06:34 AM   #10
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Where's the pics??
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Old 07-02-2013, 07:01 AM   #11
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After trashing my SW Motech skid plate, I replaced it with an enduroguardian and it's very stout. The optional highway pegs are nice as well. Don't know how I did without them.
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Old 07-02-2013, 11:04 PM   #12
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Pics will be coming shortly

I'm away on vacation but when I return I will start installing the items I have ordered and will post pics.

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Old 07-09-2013, 11:51 PM   #13
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Farkles have arrived I will begin installation this weekend. I got the Givi skid plate and engine guard along with the Barkbuster Storm handguards. I ordered all parts from Revzilla they were nice to deal with over the phone and pricing seemed competitive. Let me know if anyone has any tips on installing any of the above items. Once I get them on I will post some pics.
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Old 07-29-2013, 09:57 PM   #14
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Pics as promised

All items arrived as promised and pretty easy to install except for the rear bolts on the skid plate - common issue painted bolts and nuts.

I very happy with the farkles.

Hand guards look and work great

How do I upload pics?

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Old 07-30-2013, 06:16 AM   #15
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might want to look into some peg lowering kits.
I installed a 1/3/4 on my 2008, and it makes the bike a lot more comfy.

A buddy of mine sells them in 1 and 1/3/4
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