Favorite modification

Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by runnin4melife, Nov 12, 2012.

  1. Indy Unlimited

    Indy Unlimited Long timer

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    I agree with many here that Suspension upgrades is the best money spent on these bikes!
    Traxxion AK-20 and Hyperpro 3 Way rear shock transformed my bike into an off road T-Rex.
    Nothing else comes close to high performance suspension work.
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  2. mapuda

    mapuda Crash Tested

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    Concur with the suspension mods first. The next best thing was when I added the accelerator module (like booster plug) and a G2 throttle tube to take the snatch out of the off idle acceleration. Other import mod is the steering dampener. I got a Scott's from Renazco on a group buy that Enderthex put together.

    I guess if it's perfect you're done farkling. I am not done yet....
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  3. runnin4melife

    runnin4melife Been here awhile

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    Never done haha, I was out in the garage earlier looking at some weird stuff I want to try. But will have to wait and see, the bike and I will be traveling across the US for a bit (6 months, TX, GA, IL, MO, OH) and many places in between. So I am stuck with what I have for the moment.
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  4. SlowRide13

    SlowRide13 Veteran n00b

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    :nod
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  5. LavaFrog

    LavaFrog Adventurer

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    ~ a 15t front sprocket. a.k.a best mod for the buck. If its low-cost off-road choice(15t) otherwise the cha-ching choice commuter(Corbin heated seat) = 700mi.work weeks/200 weekend ADV miles.
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  6. toowheels

    toowheels on a mission...

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    Just a single mod? That's tough!

    I like my skid plate (I may be biased though :D) because every time I ride dirt I can hear it doing it's job!

    Stock tires got changed out before I even picked up the bike and without more dirt worthy tires I wouldn't even be riding where I do! :deal

    Bar risers were a good upgrade too. So much more comfy standing!

    HTCA's power controller was also a great upgrade!

    Hyperpro springs up front were also a big improvement! Wish I had the $$ to go all the way front and rear!

    Am I over the limit yet? :lol3

    Dave
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  7. Casejeep

    Casejeep Been here awhile

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    I really like my High Fender mod. Turns the your bike into a bike that very few people have, now it looks like a true off road bike.

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    Untitled by casejeep1, on Flickr
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  8. gs_lad

    gs_lad Adventurer

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    definitely my alu topcase :norton
    most convenient thing on the bike
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  9. Hucker

    Hucker Lost

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    Cost? If you don't mind answering...thanks in advance.
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  10. Indy Unlimited

    Indy Unlimited Long timer

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    Traxxion AK-20s cartridges runs about $1,250.
    Hyperpro 3 way, adjustable ride height, hydraulic preload runs about $1,350.
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  11. HighTechCoonass

    HighTechCoonass Living the Dream....

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    2 things that drove me crazy. The seat and the "snatchy" throttle.
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  12. Camel ADV

    Camel ADV Long timer

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    Suspension for sure. Shiver'd forks and Ohlins rear (for now). Elka rear soon.
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  13. Angryrican

    Angryrican know nothing all

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    On a budget=good knobbies
    Decent budget=rear shock
    Big budget=front and rear suspension
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  14. officerleroy

    officerleroy Been here awhile

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    Fixing the snatchy throttle was #1 on my list. It was relatively cheap too for a G2 throttle tamer and a booster plug. Makes the bike SOOOOOO much more manageable on the slow rock crawly stuff, which as someone pointed out- is necessary at times when the suspension just can't keep up.

    Scotts steering damper is pretty choice too. Oh, and crash protection is up there, as in crash bars and skid plate. All that Touratech stuff is really just bling...not that it stopped me front putting it on mine though.
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  15. officerleroy

    officerleroy Been here awhile

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    Oh and +1 on the tires. I think it kind of goes without saying you need proper knobs (tkc, K60, pirelli scorps-my fave) if you're gonna spend any real time in the dirt.
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  16. cchoc

    cchoc Outdoor Photographer

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    Touratech large touring windscreen.
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  17. Kiwi Tinkerer

    Kiwi Tinkerer Ross

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    Best mod so far is my new seat from seat concepts.
    Fantastic.
    I am 5"10' 220lb. Not tall.
    went from bmw LOW seat to seat concepts TALL seat, standard foam, grip surface.

    Difference is amazing. The low seat was uncomfortable after a short ride and my knees got sore with being bent too much. I did a 690km (430 mile) round trip last weekend. Plenty of stops etc, but still pretty good.

    I had an air hawk on my old R1200gs. That was pretty good. But this seat, on the f800gs, is better for me.

    The tall seat means that it slopes up towards the front, which is more comfortable. I am on tiptoe when stopping, but I don't mind that. My last bike was x-challenge, so used to it. When you are going it is great.
    The seat is flat so I can move back and forward on a long ride.
    I do not like the grip surface myself as I prefer to be able to move about. However as I do take a pillion, I chose this so that my wife does not slide into me every time I brake.

    Great value for money. I thoroughly recommend it.
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  18. Steveman

    Steveman Been here awhile

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    Awesome bike. Love that mod :clap:freaky
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  19. RWC

    RWC Adventurer

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    Ohlins front and rear
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  20. vtbob

    vtbob wanderer

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    Seat

    after only a month I order the wide flat firm Sargent seat. after 30k mile I still love it.

    Next are the Jesse bags, tough and dry..narrow too. And the hold a bunch of stuff.
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