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Old 04-29-2013, 06:18 PM   #16
'05Train
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Pilot Road 3 tires on my GS/A. Totally transformed the bike's road manners. Freakishly sticky in the rain too.
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Old 04-29-2013, 07:18 PM   #17
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Location: Bergen County, NJ
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Whelen TIR3 Super LED auxiliary brake light.
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Old 04-29-2013, 07:24 PM   #18
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Location: Golden, Colorado
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Originally Posted by The Letter J View Post
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   #19
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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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Old 04-30-2013, 04:12 AM   #20
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Location: western pa
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best modification was to me, years ago, by taking a track school and learning the right way to ride fast and smooth.
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Old 04-30-2013, 07:03 AM   #21
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Location: Mountain Home, AR
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#1). I added some photo-reflective decals to the topcase and sidecases of my FJR.

Hit by headlights, those decals really do light up remarkably well, and it makes me feel somewhat safer riding at night. I'll take any little advantage I can find.

#2.) taller windshield. On longer trips, the near-silence is priceless.
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Old 04-30-2013, 07:23 AM   #22
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Location: Bitterroot Valley
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Hard to pick one, there are so many now. But the likley order for the main mods:
1: Lower and set back MX wide pegs with extended shifter (I'm tall)
2: Updated suspension - Ricor front and rear w/heavy rear spring (I'm big and carry lotsa gear when camp/touring)
3: Raised handlebars (see 1)
4: Modified fairing w/adjustable wind screen (up for quiet highway, down for back road agressive rides)
5: Mikuni VM38 carb (simplicity, access, throttle response, low rpm smooth)

Others: Big rear rack, license plate relocate, HT side racks/soft panniers, skid plate (mandatory), heated grips, accessory power for GPS/cell phone charge, single LED voltmeter.

Always a work in progress.
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Old 04-30-2013, 07:41 AM   #23
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yz forks on my bmw dakar is probably the best single mod. especially because the stock ones have been known to break at the axle.
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Old 04-30-2013, 08:10 AM   #24
lhendrik
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Location: New York and Floridoodie
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GSA: Windshield extension from TT to kill the buffeting, Lowered seat so I can reach the ground and not fall over so much, Better shocks to be added because the stockers leak at 30K miles.
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Old 04-30-2013, 01:02 PM   #25
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Location: South Texas
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For highway trips, I'd have to go with highway pegs located so when I straighten my legs it gets my butt off of the seat and I sit on my thighs for a few miles. Then I can sit back down and go another hour.
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Old 04-30-2013, 01:05 PM   #26
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Location: South Florida
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Honda VT1300 Interstate

By far the Mustang seat. The original seat was terrible. Changed being about to ride the bike in comfort from about 30 minutes to hours.
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Old 04-30-2013, 01:11 PM   #27
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Location: Minn-knee-sooo-taaa
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On a KLR? 320mm front brake rotor. Stopping is good!

On other bikes? Aftermarket seat or Spencer work over on stock seat.
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Old 04-30-2013, 02:32 PM   #28
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Location: Panama Highlands
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I have made only three mods to my XT250, and they all add to the same advantage, getting me to new places.

1) I replaced the sh*t seat with a Seat Concepts. Before I got a sore butt within a half hour, now I can cruise for half a day without even thinking about taking a break. I don't understand Yamaha's reasoning here, the two seats are basically the same materials and construction, just having slightly different shapes. Yamaha could have done this for no cost.

2) A rear rack and top box. I can carry supplies to enable me to travel further.

3) A cheap GPS. Now I can go with confidence to new places, that I wouldn't have attempted before.
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Old 05-01-2013, 10:28 AM   #29
StuartV
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Location: Bristow, VA
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Rick Mayer customized saddle on my GS. The stock GS seat sucked! Now, it's all-day comfortable.
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Old 05-01-2013, 09:01 PM   #30
Flashmo
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Heated grips...with the real Hippo Hands for 6 months a year.
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