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Your favorite FARKLE

My bike is new and stock. So many farkles so little time. So tell me, what has brought you the most joy on the your bike?

Your favorite FARKLE!

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Have not done a lot but my barkbuster handguards of which my wife says looks ugly but I don't care as they help keep my middle aged fingers warm.
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thats a tough question. everything i've put on my bike has a specific purpose.can't pick just one / ok i'd have to say the motowerks peg lowering kit, it eased the pressure off my knees

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thats a tough question. everything i've put on my bike has a specific purpose.can't pick just one / ok i'd have to say the motowerks peg lowering kit, it eased the pressure off my knees
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The best farkle so far would have to be my convex bar end mirrors. They don't vibrate, are easy to adjust, only cost $15.00 and make me feel so much safer changing lanes because I can see everything whether it's behind or beside me.

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I'm kind of proud of my homemade fork guards and high front fender.
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thats a tough question. everything i've put on my bike has a specific purpose.can't pick just one / ok i'd have to say the motowerks peg lowering kit, it eased the pressure off my knees
+1.

If I had to buy a new Versys, the lowering blocks would be the first thing I would get. Although the mirror extenders rank a very close second.

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Heated grips. It's the first thing I do to any new motorcycle. Handguards next. EVERYTHING else is optional.
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Motowerks lowering kit for me.....

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tough decision to identify just the 'one' thing
for me its...

1) Motowerk flat foot... makes the centre stand more useful
2) rear hugger...stop the crud being flung over the under tail
3) front fenda extender.. stop the crud being flung onto the exhaust / rad

after that its starts getting very personal...
-heated grips: some love 'em some swear at 'em... for me they are a 'must have'
-tinker with the windscreen, whether thats repositioning the stock (adjusting location or upside down or buying another).
-gps, again seem to be a like'em or hate 'em.... I find it invaluable when touring or in areas I don't know.

for me the seat isn't an issue, 200+ mile days are easily achievable for me.... I found a 590 miler an issue though. so I guess it depends on what sort of distance you want to do.

but hey its your bike, you make your decisions to suit your prefrences

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I'd have to go with my V46 topcase. My V came with the V35 sidecases, but I only use those for traveling. I always have my topcase on and am constantly using it.


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Moto werks mirror extenders. Best thing ever. Id call it a requirement for every Versys.
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+3 on the Motowerks lowering pegs and mirror extenders--almost mandatory farkles!!


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2009 Lime green Versys
Baldwin reg. saddle w/lime grn. thread and gel insert
Hepco & Becker crash bars
Givi side carriers w/ E21's
Fenda Extenda
Motowerk foot peg lowering blocks & mirror extenders
cut tail fender
black lower panels
Mikesshields Gran Touring, clear
Alaskan Leather Pillion 1 buttpad (trip use only)
Sw-Motech 20mm riser

Versys gone..replace with Victory Hammer
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A Corbin seat. When my azz goes, everything else goes with it. Truly a 1000 mile day seat for me.

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Putting on a 44 tooth rear sprocket...massive improvement in performance!

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Motowerks mirror extenders, look great, work great and they are about the cheapest/easiest to install bit of farkle you will find.

On the other end of the price spectrum would be the SW-Motech rear rack and Givi E370 top box with the AdMore LED light kit. It is storage and safety rolled up into one expensive little package, but I use it every day and my bike wouldn't be nearly as functional without it.
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Ixil twin pipes, different animal and lovely sounds, closely followed by the 44 T sprocket..
I liked the lowering blocks, though took them off as kept scraping them.....
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Givi rear case. So nice not having to wear a backpack, and still carry stuff.

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Givi racks with V35 sides, and V46 Top-case, Garmin Zumo 450 GPS, Powermadd Handguards, Motowerks GPS Mount, Peg Lowering kit, Flat Foot, Arrow Exhaust, Adjustable Levers, GIPro Gear Indicator, Oxford Heated Grips
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Crashbars/sliders and handguards combo have brought me alot of happiness, because they both saved me a TON of money (well, a few hundred bucks) - the one time I dropped the bike, and when someone knocked it over in the parking lot.

Beyond that, the flatfoot has allowed me to park the bike on some grassy and sandy spots that the stock stand quickly sunk into. Very handy, er, or, footy?
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Tough call, I just love all of them, and still many more to add on

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