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A week away from pulling the trigger

Hi all,
For those that have bought a V, what is the first accessory you would buy for yours if you had it to do all over again?

Thanks in advance,
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Kawasaki accessory or aftermarket farkle? If it was a 2015, then the first accessory would be a gear indicator (not sure if the earlier years have that option). General farkle, might be Grip Puppies with an Omni Cruise. I know that that is two, but I would definitely get them together right away!

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I think either the seat or the saddlebags would be first. what I bought first though was the saddle bags(4 months ago).

the engine guards are nice to have from the beginning so you don't damage it if it falls, the seat is a must have for comfort(seat concepts), and the saddle bags for carrying your lunch to work. the fender extender also helps to keep the front A LOT cleaner too.

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A tire hugger is nice, especially if you get a brand new bike.

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First installed part was a PUIG windscreen. I am 6' and this thing is right on the damn money. Now I can ride with my visor up to 65mph without my glasses crushing my face and very little noise.

I have to look into the tire huggers.
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My bike was bought used, and came with Givi Top and side cases. I would have never spent the money to get them myself before, but I dont know if I could live without the top case after getting used to it.

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Put a couple of tanks in her 1st and ride it for 2 weeks and find out how you fit the bike.

Things to look at are Ergonomics, seat height, bar position, can you 2 foot when stopped, wind protection or annoyance, seat comfort

My 1st farkle purchased was a electronic chain oiler - Pro-Oiler
Then bought most of the products from Speedy's catalog.
This was before all purchased before I took delivery of the bike!
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Crash Bars and side Bags-Givi..
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Saddle bags and Crash bars. As saddle bags help to carry the items with your ride and crash bars keeps added some safety to your bike in case of accident.
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First accessory? My Flat Foot provided me with a lot of confidence when parking on hot asphalt or dirt/grass.

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For me, on every bike, is a bag...Just picked up a 2014 Versys and the shop gave me 20% gear. I bought my second OGIO Tail Bag...had one on a 919 Honda a few years ago. Great bag for work commute or day trips.

Easy on/off if I want to carry the wife or if I need to take the bag with me. I secure it with a small gun lock cable to stop the "honest" thieves.
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Depends on use. For me, since I want to do longer trips, order of importance was Givi hard luggage, windscreen (MRA X-screen), and a Sargent seat.
After that it was Pazzo levers, steel lines and better pads, crash bars, skidplate (both SW motech), Denali aux lights, throttle lock, cigarette plug. And Hyperpro springs front and rear.
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I agree with Gigitt. Do some research, but put some miles on it before you make a move on anything. We're all different, and one rider's nightmare is another's heaven. Let you be your guide as to what's important, and make a list by priority. Maybe there won't even be a list! Enjoy. Ride safe.

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Evotech radiator guard was my first purchase. After making sure you have necessary protection for yourself (helmet, boots, gloves, etc.), start thinking about things to protect your bike. Stranded = no fun.

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A LOUDER horn is right up there for me!

Don't use it much, but WHEN it's needed...!

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Throttle lock, touring windscreen, saddle and tank bags.

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