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When I got mine, I knew it needed a windshield and got a Givi. Not as tall as your V-Stream. I liked the Givi instantly, adjusted about 1.5" from bottom, manages the wind just fine. I've not had a V-Stream on the V1k.... I never felt I needed risers, first bike ever to be like that.

I am OK with the pegs where they are, and got a Holeshot Corbin seat... comfy all day. I would like to lower the bike slightly, half of what kits are out there.... say 20mm. I did raise the forks in the triple clamp about 1/2"..... which makes the side stand ever so slightly long.... I do have a foot on it.

Sidestand foot, they're cheap and fit like a glove...... pick a colour.

Mirrors are OK to me where they are. The shape lets you see quite a bit behind you, I wouldn't want anything different for mirrors. Extenders might be OK and they are cheap also.

Mine came with the Kawasaki top box, which is a Givi 47 in disguise, has the Kawi mount plate. You can make something up, like a 1/4" aluminum plate to go on top of the stock plate..... paint it with truck bed liner spray, it's more robust than black paint.
 

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...Rider lowering pegs (Motowerks) were also a nice addition for me. They provided a little more bend in the knee over OEM. Just make sure you are not lazy in the sweeping turns. Keep the balls of the feet on the pegs!...
2. Footpeg lowering kit for me, and if I can find one, for my passenger as well. Yes, I will have to watch my foot position in the aggressive corners. Always do, or at least try to remember to....
When I took an "advanced riding" course, the BEST advice I got was to ride w/ the balls of my feet on the footpegs.

Your boot will not touch down doing that, UNLESS you are WAY OVER "BANKED", in which case you'll have OTHER issues....
 

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When I took an "advanced riding" course, the BEST advice I got was to ride w/ the balls of my feet on the footpegs.

Your boot will not touch down doing that, UNLESS you are WAY OVER "BANKED", in which case you'll have OTHER issues....
You are correct on the foot positioning at all times. My point that I was trying to make. With the suggested foot pegs. It is imperative that you remember and position your balls of the feet on the pegs. No getting lazy. Otherwise, you will find your foot potentially being pulled under the peg.
 

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Hi FB,

Good choice, in my humble opinion. I have a 2017. If you are who I think you are, you've seen mine in Torrey. Same exact bike, but yours has green trim while mine has red. There is plenty of farkle info here. Feel free to ask me anything. I've got 34k miles on mine. So far...
Yup, it's me. Still have the BMWRT, the V-strom 1000 and now the Versys 1000. Got all winter to farkle it up a bit. It's going to be my long-distance bike, while the V-strom will be for shorter, twistier roads, of which the Rockies has plenty. We'll probably ride the Versys to Torrey in the Spring. Hope to see you there.
 

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. I would like to lower the bike slightly, half of what kits are out there.... say 20mm.
You might get one of the makers to do a custom job for you. They use computerized machining these days, and it might be very simple to tweak it.

If you feel the bike is too top heavy and tippy, I highly recommend lowering it. I am 5'10" and it has transformed the experience to lower the bike.
 

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I found a 20mm kit that some had made custom, and it just came in my mailbox. The person I got it from went with an aftermarket shock that has adjustable ride height.......
I'm OK on the bike as is, I just feel it's a tad tall, and doesn't need to be. 40mm lowering is just too much, affects several other things and may touch down hard parts too easily.
 

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So I posted a picture of my 2016 V1. I added these forward pegs that are fantastic for the long hauls. I also added a cat delete pipe and a Akrapovic muffler and a shouldabeen map. Bike runs very well and is sneaky fast. Good luck with your new to you bike.
 
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