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Old 05-04-2013, 01:33 AM   #31
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DR650 forks and internals swapped into my DL650 lowers combined with custom Ricor Intimidators. The custom rear shock was needed to keep the height equal but it didn't have near the band for buck the front mods had. I have done all sorta suspension mods on all kinds of bikes but this jerry-rigged mess works great.

Second best mod on that DL was the Audiovox Cruise Control.

Over all though, single best mod you can do on any bike is electric grips. Heated gloves are better but heated grips are always on the bike.
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Old 05-04-2013, 10:40 AM   #32
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Pelicans.

The option of "storage" quite priceless to me.

Then, crash bars

Cheap ass Shinko 705's (wunderful tires, actually)

My Sargent seat and ADV stickers, of course

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Old 05-04-2013, 11:22 AM   #33
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The best fix: Resetting the mixture screws that some *^#@^*$ of a prior owner went and goofed with. She used to need full choke, and her starter would whine and click two or three times before the bike caught and fired up. Now she needs the choke on the first notch, and a wish on the starter. I don't hear a whine, a click, or any other sounds except the engine instantly purring.

The best mod: Barnett clutch kit. My V-Star has a friction zone!

The next mod: I need a trunk, so I'm bolting a yellow 1550 case to the spot my pillion used to occupy.
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Old 05-04-2013, 11:58 AM   #34
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I'm not a great rider, so I don't get that"wow" factor from a tuned suspension and so on...


The best mod on all the bikes I have owned is hard luggage of some sort- it turns a toy into a practical toy.
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Old 05-05-2013, 01:27 AM   #35
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Compressed air horn, xenon hid and tail-light blinker.
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Old 05-05-2013, 03:28 AM   #36
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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   #37
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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 05-05-2013, 09:26 AM   #38
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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.
i changed my mind, the best single mod to my bike was going from a 17 inch rear rim to a 14 inch rear rim with a 180 tire.
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Old 05-05-2013, 11:10 AM   #39
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for me two really stand out. a REAL cruise control unit. and an aux fuel tank
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Old 05-05-2013, 03:15 PM   #40
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GPS hands down, helps me get unlost when it's time to head home...
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Old 05-05-2013, 10:35 PM   #41
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Extra mirrors. Put on a set of bar end mirrors for long distance view, have the stock mirrors for mid-range and adhered a couple of 'bullseye' mirrors from Walmart to those for 180 degrees view left and right. Might be overkill for me - but the guy I saw getting rear ended by a speeding cage years ago on the highway was certainly killed...
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Old 05-06-2013, 01:31 PM   #42
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Nippondenso Alternator on my 73 Eldorado. Charges at idle! I know that's normal now, but on a loopframe Guzzi...and that fostered other good additions like more auxiliary lights. Plus it felt good to design and make my own mount, however humble it may look.
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Old 05-06-2013, 02:17 PM   #43
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Pics of alternator, please?
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Old 05-06-2013, 02:54 PM   #44
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Pics of alternator, please?
http://carl.krall.org/wordpress/?page_id=965

There's a link in the article to a guy who makes a kit as well, I think he also sells them via eBay.
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Old 05-06-2013, 02:55 PM   #45
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