Join Date: Jun 2018
Location: Southeast Michigan
Opinions ? Pegs, exhaust, lights Oh my! 2015 LT
Ok, with all the black friday sales coming on and a "season" of riding (around 11k miles) just about over - I've got a small list together of the things I'd like to do my 2015 LT - but I'm hoping for some opinions -
- Foot pegs - anyone got any recommendations for something more "off road" worthy or just a tad larger ? - I've got about size 12/13 feet and I'm slowly tweaking my LT for more "adventure" (I.E - mild off pavement) travel - my bike does have the SW Motech center stand and skid plate- so I'd need pegs that work with them (the popular lowering brackets sadly do not- so I'd also like to make sure I don't get any pegs that are taller than stock)
- Exhaust - this could get pricey - but the low exhaust makes me nervous for potential water crossings- while I haven't encountered any yet with this bike- and it likely won't happen often- I'm not really seeing any options to mount that exhaust even a few inches higher- are my fears unfounded ? Is there an option out there ? I'd rather not spend the money, but would like to know if I should start saving or not.... for the record, I love how quiet this bike is.
-Lights - seeing some killer sales on LED's - my bike came with the factory Kawi aux lights which I love- is there any reason to upgrade and/or anything significantly better out there for a reasonable price that I could replace those with ? This is the first bike I've owned with aux lighting and I must say the extra lighting is amazing- especially on those days I've been caught in deer country trying to get home - - any recommendations on headlight improvement that'd be worth it as well ?
A Terry adcox seat and new (smaller) front turn signals are high on my list of things to upgrade as well, and I'm really thinking about heated grips - and I'm considering raising that front fender based on some of the advice I've seen on here..
Another ? - My bike came with the factory Kawi frame sliders which I actually really like instead of crash bars - I've noticed if they stuck out a tad more I'd be able to rest my legs on them easier in lieu of highway pegs and they'd probably also provide more protection to the upper fairings in the event of a tip - any reasons why I couldn't hack em and extend em out a bit by welding extensions ?
I love the bike, and a recent 3 days spent on a rented 650 vstrom (a 2017 no less) had me wishing I was back on my versys for all but the two-track portions of my ride - this little bike grows on me the more I ride it as it just works deceptively well for all that I ask it and fits me almost like a glove. I was a bit skeptical at first, thinking I'd totally fall for the strom, but being on the strom has me convinced I made the right choice for me with the versys - this bike is criminally underrated.
Appreciate all input and suggestions - this forum has been a wealth of knowledge and insight - I'll be checking the valves at some point over the winter which I'm sure will lead to more questions.