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Re: Advice on the first things to put on a new GS
« Reply #20 on: May 09, 2016, 09:47:28 am »
Pod-protectors no. 1
Proper hand guards (Bark Buster or Cycra)
Headlight guard

Why the hand guards? have you broken a lever?
I would break the standard ones first before replacing.

Standard one breaks very easily and usually the lever at the same time.
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Re: Advice on the first things to put on a new GS
« Reply #21 on: May 09, 2016, 09:49:33 am »
Pod-protectors no. 1
Proper hand guards (Bark Buster or Cycra)
Headlight guard

I agree
Unless you do fairly technical riding, in which case I would add a proper bashplate to the list.
The rest is just bling...... :peepwall:
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Re: Advice on the first things to put on a new GS
« Reply #22 on: May 09, 2016, 09:50:34 am »
Pod-protectors no. 1
Proper hand guards (Bark Buster or Cycra)
Headlight guard

Why the hand guards? have you broken a lever?
I would break the standard ones first before replacing.

Standard one breaks very easily and usually the lever at the same time.

+1  And most of the time it would be in a place where you are stuffed without a clutch lever.
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Re: Advice on the first things to put on a new GS
« Reply #23 on: May 09, 2016, 11:25:50 am »
Forgot to mention the other thing that was done.

After the advice of a veteran BMW rider, I bought a cricket bat grip and had it fitted over the handlebar grips to protect them.

A worthwhile mod that costs less than R50?

On a new bike?
This sounds like that joke of the guy saving his wife for the next guy when he passes

2014 model, I know a simailar joke about the first three inches being worn....
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Re: Advice on the first things to put on a new GS
« Reply #24 on: May 09, 2016, 11:31:53 am »
Forgot to mention the other thing that was done.

After the advice of a veteran BMW rider, I bought a cricket bat grip and had it fitted over the handlebar grips to protect them.

A worthwhile mod that costs less than R50?

On a new bike?
This sounds like that joke of the guy saving his wife for the next guy when he passes

2014 model, I know a simailar joke about the first three inches being worn....

getting personal?
I meant why replace something with something stronger when in all likelihood it will do its job right. It will probably break in the process and can then be replaced. That makes sense to me. Not using the standard stuff first, which will in all likelihood be good enough, but rating it as a priority extra and replacing it before using it does not make sense to me. From there my comment about saving your wife which I deem relevant. First three inches though...maybe you can tell us more about that
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Re: Advice on the first things to put on a new GS
« Reply #25 on: May 09, 2016, 12:34:07 pm »
Forgot to mention the other thing that was done.

After the advice of a veteran BMW rider, I bought a cricket bat grip and had it fitted over the handlebar grips to protect them.

A worthwhile mod that costs less than R50?

On a new bike?
This sounds like that joke of the guy saving his wife for the next guy when he passes

2014 model, I know a simailar joke about the first three inches being worn....

getting personal?
I meant why replace something with something stronger when in all likelihood it will do its job right. It will probably break in the process and can then be replaced. That makes sense to me. Not using the standard stuff first, which will in all likelihood be good enough, but rating it as a priority extra and replacing it before using it does not make sense to me. From there my comment about saving your wife which I deem relevant. First three inches though...maybe you can tell us more about that


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