To relieve any boredom # 3 What is the one best modification you have done to your bike

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  1. young1

    young1 Long timer

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    451F51A4-CEC4-4B97-BC0C-C75742C04AB9.jpeg Share with us the best modification you’ve done to your bike and in a couple of sentences tell us why.

    For me it is the foot pegs extensions. You know what they say about men with big feet, yes big boots. This gives me far more confidence when I’m standing on the 990.
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  2. MrKiwi

    MrKiwi Long timer Super Supporter

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    Suspension. Good suspension is worth every cent.
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  3. Muzz67

    Muzz67 Unadventurous

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    21 litre tank,
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    no more 'have I got enough' worries. If I see a side trail, I take it.
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  4. young1

    young1 Long timer

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    Photo?
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  5. MrKiwi

    MrKiwi Long timer Super Supporter

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    Let me see what I can find. I did Wilbers on Red, my 98 transalp and ohlins rear on the AT. The performance handling of both were transformed.

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    Red, made the bike a little taller and also more stable

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  6. MrKiwi

    MrKiwi Long timer Super Supporter

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    Red also got Wilbers progressive springs up front
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  7. Manakau.KTM

    Manakau.KTM Been here awhile

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    I think I'd have to go with fuel range as well. I like to fill up at the start of each day and not have to think again about where I'll find a gas station.
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    The 990 has a rade underseat tank of 7 or 8 litres so all up it's around 28 odd and the Safari tank on the 950 is 30 litres. I'm often asked when I pay for gas if it's for a motorcycle.
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  8. MrKiwi

    MrKiwi Long timer Super Supporter

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    I did a camel fuel extension to the AT to take it 25 L total. Was good. Worth it. It is my second best change.
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  9. Muzz67

    Muzz67 Unadventurous

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    I have never touched the suspension on Honk,, not adjusted preload, or even checked if he has any fork oil....

    Seems to work ok, so why worry.
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  10. MrKiwi

    MrKiwi Long timer Super Supporter

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    Great if that works for you, I don't think I need to on my V85 either. 23L and good suspension.
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  11. motu

    motu Loose Pre Unit

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    Which bike, which decade ?

    On all bikes, all my life - exhaust. Loud Pipes Are Fun.
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  12. young1

    young1 Long timer

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    Just one bike and one modification
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  13. motu

    motu Loose Pre Unit

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    A decent exhaust trumps all other mods.
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  14. EVLED

    EVLED Bike riding nutter!

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    There's been soooo many...
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  15. clintnz

    clintnz Trans-Global Chook Chaser

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    Heated Grips.

    Being a KTM, my bike came from the factory with most of the stuff like good suspension that everyone else has to mod. :evil

    Although I did have to extend the ridiculously tiny footpegs too.

    Cheers
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  16. Night Falcon

    Night Falcon Structural Failure

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    lets see...Tiger has got
    New higher bars
    Revalved & resprung front end
    Extended Pegs
    Fuel Exhaust
    Oxford Grips
    Bark busters
    GPS
    High guard
    LED driving light
    Touring screen with clip-on extension

    Prolly a few other things I can't remember. first three mods I view as essential upgrades as they make it rideable. The stock set-up was awful...right hand went numb after an hour, pegs were just too short....dont get me started on the front suspension
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  17. Crisis management

    Crisis management Latte riders FTW!

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    To be honest, the best changes I have made have been to myself, getting fit and taking training courses, Chris Birch for off road riding, Auckland motorcycle club for track day skills and using the ACC "Ride Forever " courses for road riding. I'm never the best student and always a mediocre rider but I've learnt skills and techniques which have helped more than most of the farkling I've done to my bikes. Hasn't stopped the farkling unfortunately...:fpalm
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  18. young1

    young1 Long timer

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    Please don’t post any photos lol
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  19. zzzak

    zzzak Long timer Supporter

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    Corbin seat, enabled me to do 600k in a day without needing a crane to get off.
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  20. innathyzit

    innathyzit AKA Woodman

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    Except for big tanks, the mod that I was blown away with the most was fitting a Ohlins rear shock to my PD. The difference to the onroad handling just blew my mind. Changed my attitude about suspension improvements.
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