Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Province of Ontario, Canada
Three cheap items I've found on EBay.
The aluminum valve stems (when mounted to point out to right side of bike) makes it easy to connect the air hose without fighting for clearance with the disk rotors on the front and are $5 for a pair. Well worth swapping in when you change tires.
The combo voltmeter and temp gauge was I think $6. The temp sensor wire broke off of mine after a season but at $6 I guess I can afford another. Also the thermometer is very accurate and not affected by surface heat from the sun if you keep sensor wire in clean air (a major issue with many bike surface mounted temp gauges), but does not display negative temperatures (32F=0C), more of an issue if you have the Celsius version of the product. I find the ambient temp gauge is more useful, on a daily basis, than the voltmeter unless you have an ongoing battery or charging issue. The voltmeter is accurate to .1 v which is enough to see the difference turning accessories on and off has as well as the effect of RPM on charging - something the LED bar gauges don't do well.
15x15 inch stretch cargo net - $4 stores easily under seat when not in use and can be used to secure bulky stuff to passenger seat like laptop case, extra helmet, sleeping bag, etc.. I've also used bigger sized ones but 15x15 seems to be optimal for most stuff as they stretch quite a bit.
+1 on heated grips
Last edited by twowheels; 04-26-2017 at 12:19 PM.