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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-28-2017, 03:44 PM Thread Starter
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Say hello to my little friend!

Hey y'all!

New member here reporting in from the NYC area. Happy and enjoying a lot the new member of the family - can't wait to get over the break-in period, so I'll have to escape to the Catskills this weekend (hopefully).
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I'll give a bit more details on my story here.

This is my second (almost 3rd) bike.
I started riding last year, so two seasons now. MY first bike was a Ducati Multistrada (the 620 model), loved the bike, until this summer I spent more time fixing the bike than actually riding it. By now I had already justified my investment on that bike and was ready for a new one that will give me more riding time that fix-me time.
I try to do all maintenance and work on the bike myself, so I expect to be an intense lurker and contributor to the forum.
Any thoughts on what to do first? (aside from more riding and riding, and getting over the break in period?)

Top of mind:
- Top case mount
- Heated grips (I won't park my bike during the winter, unless you know, storms)
- Chain oiler
- Center stand (on the verge on this one...)
- LED headlights
- Riding!
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I highly recommend these grips........https://www.amazon.com/Koso-AM111030...words=AM111030 ..Easy install and work great......http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...ted-grips.html

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Welcome aboard! You wont be doing much to this bike other than regular maintenance. The engine is bulletproof! One of the first things I did was the Motowerk mirror extenders. They push the mirrors out and allow you to see EVERYTHING behind you! Best money ever spent! I hate when you buy something and it kinda works. These absolutely work. They have other cool stuff for the V also. I just installed the lowered pegs and what a difference!!! Much, much, much more comfortable! I bet the Catskills are awesome riding. Have fun!

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Tony was a cuban in south florida... lol. Not New York!

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I have the 2017 Titanium LT edition myself! What a wonderful bike. I've put a few add-ons myself like the givi crash bars, etc. but the bike is mainly stock atm.
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The top case mount is fantastic for around the city. Add saddle bags if you go distance. Bark busters are great for keeping the bulk of the wind off your hands in the cold. Also i installed a radiator guard -- highly recommended where I'm at since there's a lot of debree on the highways here and I had to replace my radiator assembly after a large rock hit it and punctured it this summer.
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Any thoughts on what to do first? (aside from more riding and riding, and getting over the break in period?)

- Center stand (on the verge on this one...)
I would suggest that the negatives outweigh the positives, as it makes your bike a lot heavier. Instead you can install swingarm 'spools' then get a rear pit-stand for doing maintenance in your garage, and something like I made for oiling the chain on long rides from an old crutch.


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