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    Mine, a Fuel exhaust. Totally transformed the bikes performance low down. It made slow speed riding so much better by pulling at 500rpm lower. Before at 30 mph if i was in second it would always feel like it was bogging down and really wanted to be in first. So what's yours.

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    are you talking slip-on or full on exhaust ?

    my GT got a two brothers slip-on - my favorite mod - always -
    '13 F800GT
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    Mine would have to be two mods. I'm not sure I can narrow it down more than that.

    The Madstad windshield for me works so well that when I tried an RT on an extended demo ride, I didn't find the vaunted RT's windshield to do anything more for me. It did move up and down by pressing a button. But I've never felt the need or desire to adjust my Madstad, so not having a button was no loss. But having a windshield that puts smooth flowing air on me with no turbulence...and doesn't act like a sail in high winds...it's just sweet.

    The other is a mod that I use only part of the time. It's my Airhawk seat cushion. I can ride all day long...ten or twelve hours at a time, without pain. I love it.

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    I have done several mods, but the absolute best was adding my Terry Adcox seat. It really doesn't matter what you do to your bike, if it is not a comfortable ride, it's not worth owning.
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    Bar risers, customized seat (more padded) and aftermarket exhaust slip on. After those mods I decided to keep this bike for a long time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elizdad View Post
    are you talking slip-on or full on exhaust ?

    my GT got a two brothers slip-on - my favorite mod - always -
    Slip on.

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    On every bike I have owned in the past 25 years, I have installed a headlight and brake light modulator....I will not ride one without these!

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    The MV Verholen bar risers

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    I cant say only one as I was never really happy with my original F800R so I will write in order of preference..
    1) HVMP bar-ends
    2) Winderlich risers
    3) Remap of ECU
    4) SC-Project Carbon Exhaust
    5) K&N Air filter
    6) Round Headlight...

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    Wunderlich bar risers only installed a month or so ago, and it hugely reduced my wrist pain. Couldnt believe that a 2.5 cm riser would make such a difference.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Robbie 11 View Post
    I cant say only one as I was never really happy with my original F800R so I will write in order of preference..

    3) Remap of ECU
    How did you to this? Do you recall the approximate cost?
    Blue 2009 F650GS - H-B crash bars, TT luggage rack, Pelican top case, BMW Vario Panniers & bash plate, 20mm handlebar risers, LED voltmeter, Sargent seat, MudSling, a few other trinkets ... I may be just about at the end of the farkle train

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    Four mods for F700GS:

    1. Puig engine guards. Open box order from Amazon Warehouse $72.54. Aside from the price, I got this to help lifting the bike if it should ever tip. So far, no tips.
    2. Radiator grill guard. Amazon $40.
    3. eBay "carbon fiber" muffler for $90, including shipping. Fits well, looks good. After a year's riding, it's holding up well. ~10 pounds of high weight removed.
    4. Pull rubber pads from foot pegs. This lowered my feet just enough for more comfort, and better position on the shift lever. Free.

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    My fav mods are the Baha Designs XL80's and Laser S1's... the best lighting setup I have found so far long-distance outback riding in Australia... I made a video of my mods a few months ago, youtu.be/MsitcmFp1pw if anyone is interested (and no, I have no affiliates to any of the mods I have made, nor are any of my clips monetized YT - it's all my own money and time for the hobby I love

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    I think my homemade TomTom rider sat nav bracket is my favourite. I have a lot of mods, but this one adds practicality and safety because it mounts the sat nav higher up so you don't have to look down very far to see it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackieburger View Post
    I think my homemade TomTom rider sat nav bracket is my favorite. I have a lot of mods, but this one adds practicality and safety because it mounts the sat nav higher up so you don't have to look down very far to see it.
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    Nice set up, something I would like to add, so which TomTom and shade and what are the details of the mount, I've always wanted to attach a GPS to the high windshield mounting bracket,,.

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    Tom Tom Rider 550 Sat Nav Bracket.
    Made out of 2 mm aluminium for easy working.
    Supports are 10mm wide mild steel flat.
    TAKE CARE when drilling the 4 holes for
    the docking station- (see photo "preparing to drill") the
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    The sunshade is from Ebay- see photo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lag View Post
    Nice set up, something I would like to add, so which TomTom and shade and what are the details of the mount, I've always wanted to attach a GPS to the high windshield mounting bracket,,.

    I was wondering about stability/vibrations in this configuration (high windshield mounting). My Madstad windshield uses space in this area to minimize noise and buffeting. So, I mounted my TomTom low on the handle bars. I got the mount from someone on this forum and, with only minor mods, it works for me. With the TomTom giving me turn instructions via BlueTooth, I only look down (blink) for visual input infrequently.

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    Sundog

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sundog52 View Post
    I was wondering about stability/vibrations in this configuration (high windshield mounting). My Madstad windshield uses space in this area to minimize noise and buffeting. So, I mounted my TomTom low on the handle bars. I got the mount from someone on this forum and, with only minor mods, it works for me. With the TomTom giving me turn instructions via BlueTooth, I only look down (blink) for visual input infrequently.

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    Sundog52-A neat set up. But for me , I don't like looking down that far. As far as stability goes, I understand what you're saying, that's why I have the 10mm wide steel stabilisers fitted- bridging the handlebars to the tomtom which results in rock solid stability, not that neat looking I know, but this works for me.

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    I just bought a new motorcycle exhaust for my ride. It's the Two Brothers exhaust pipe I installed just in case you're wondering. It is definitely worth it for its price.
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