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Favorite farkle?

So as I have only had the Versys for a little over a month, what is the favorite farkle of the owners who have had their bikes for longer? So far I've only added a fender extender, read hugger, and MRA touring Xcreen. What is the your must-have?
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Crash bars cause I dropped my bike a few times. Theyre kinda like cheap insurance. Love my Givi v35 saddle bags too.
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hmmm just one?

I guess BarkBusters

Do I really only have to name one?
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If I had to pick just one, it would be the topcase/passenger backrest mounted on a SW Motech Alu-rack.


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That's 2 :P
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That's 2 :P
It is actually 3. The Backrest mounted to the Topcase mounted to the Rack.
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Tall parabellum windshield. I am 6' 2" tall and could not ride this bike with the stock screen. The noise was deafening, even with ear plugs. I now ride with a 3/4 open face helmet with flip up visor and get very little breeze on my face with the visor in the up position.

Put on the motowerks peg lowering kit on day two. So not sure if this kit was #1 or not.
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Terry Adcox flat saddle makes it possible for me to stay on the bike for about three hours before I need to dismount. Original saddle was simply evil.

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MRA Touring screen with Xcreen spoiler

PS---I'm selling my farkles, if anyone's interested! http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...ad.php?t=34514
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Scorpion pipe,great soundtrack to every ride!!
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Got a TON of farkles on my Vs, but the ONE I use every ride, and wouldn't be w/out... my "Vista Cruise Universal " throttle lock.

YES - engine guards and 'barkbusters' are great, but I try REALLY hard NOT to use them....
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This seems like a useful extra;

Couple of questions regarding "extras"

Does the Versys have a model that comes with a rack/carrier & hardbags as standard, or are they "add on" extras.

Are barkbusters fitted as standard?

Does anyone else think that Kawasaki's website needs "farkling" to make it more user friendly?

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Put on the motowerks peg lowering kit on day two. So not sure if this kit was #1 or not.
This is my #1 farkle, bar none. Makes the bike much more comfortable.

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If I could only have one farkle it would be the sidecases (i guess some people might consider that 2, but the racks are useless without the cases and vice versa), makes the bike SOOO much more useful. Next would be the taller windshield.
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Another vote for motowerks peg lowering kit!

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My givi windscreen. It's the windscreen the bike should have come with. I have sidebags, but they are just convenience. The windscreen makes the bike rideable and that beats convenience.
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This seems like a useful extra;
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PhIupsDjHBQ

Couple of questions regarding "extras"

Does the Versys have a model that comes with a rack/carrier & hardbags as standard, or are they "add on" extras.
In some markets they are, mainly England and Europe. Some places like Australia and I think Canada they are from time to time available as free "added value items"

Are barkbusters fitted as standard? Same answer as above

Does anyone else think that Kawasaki's website needs "farkling" to make it more user friendly?

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My favorite is hands down the stebel horn, that weakass horn it comes with was an embarrassment, I so enjoy waking up sleeping cages.
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