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post #1 of 34 (permalink) Old 08-02-2019, 08:00 AM Thread Starter
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Mods I would not bother with

I know there is another thread which talks about the most useless modification on a motorcycle which one may have come across but would be interesting to share what people's opinions about their own bikes is. Who knows it may help some complete bike-newbie make some good choices

We all usually stand by the decisions we take and keep the true feeling buried deep. So let's be honest and share:

In hindsight, what mod, accessory or even gear on/for YOUR bike would you have rather not bothered with?

Following is my list which I still claim to my wife as being life-savers
  • Triumph Machined Oil Filler Cap
  • Triumph Headbolt Covers
  • Triumph CNC Machined Fork Protectors
  • Triumph Dark TPS Cover

All absolutely pointless accessories and expensive.

  • Dart Merlin screen- did nothing for me apart from my head being tossed like a ping-pong ball at higher speed.
  • Shoei GT Air II with integrated SRL2- Should have gone with Schuberth C1 with integrated intercom which was couple of hundred s cheaper and with better lifesaver visibility.
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post #2 of 34 (permalink) Old 08-02-2019, 08:05 PM
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Now that you mention it, I'm pretty much at least okay with everything I got for it, although I only left the fly screen on a couple years, then I had to remove it to get into the headlight bucket and decided that the bike looked just as good without it so didn't bother to reinstall it.

I'm not sure if the floating brake rotor was worth the expense, but it's there and it's not going anywhere.

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post #3 of 34 (permalink) Old 08-02-2019, 08:28 PM
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PowerBronze windscreen for the crunched 04 RS.
It was the exact same size as the stock one (which I had in the windscreen pile).

That and about a half dozen windscreens for the 955 Tiger as I experimented with taming the wind road.
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post #4 of 34 (permalink) Old 08-03-2019, 07:36 AM
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The backrest pad on my Tiger 800's top box.

No one is ever going to ride with me, so I guess I bought it for the next owner.

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post #5 of 34 (permalink) Old 08-03-2019, 10:49 AM
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When I bought my Tiger, I got heated grips, auxiliary lights and an Arrow exhaust for no cost to me as sales incentive.

I'm glad I didn't pay for that muffler. I like the sound, but not the increase in gas useage.

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post #6 of 34 (permalink) Old 08-03-2019, 01:10 PM
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K&N air filters. A complete waste of money. ...J.D.
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post #7 of 34 (permalink) Old 08-03-2019, 04:20 PM
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I'm removing the Ashtray from my "04 Daytona 955i"
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I think the air-con on my Goldwing is an expensive and over rated accessory.
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I believe the vibrator that is standard equipment on Harleys could be eliminated. It would make the bike, not only cheaper, but a lot quieter ...J.D.
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K&N air filters. A complete waste of money. ...J.D.
Not for those who like a serviceable product.

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