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Offline Biker Mike

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Top Ten Mods & Accessories
« on: 06 August, 2011, 07:57:39 AM »
Anyone want to start the ball rolling on this:
I'll tabulate the incoming data.
All I need to know is the bike model and the description and make of the option fitted (e.g. CBF1000FA:hugger:Red Fox).
If the item turned out to be a load of rubbish, please state Bad Buy (see below)
Table will be sorted on popularity.
Items can cover anything fitted permanently or semi-permanently to the bike (not clothing please).
Let's see how this goes.... :465:


Ok - Thanks for the early feedback.
As a result, I'm expanding this a little.

I would ask that you rate the bits you've fitted as follows:

RATING (and typical technical description)
1 = What a load of *!?*
2 = Naff, generally disappointed.
3 = OK, but nothing to write home about.
4 = Good - would recommend to a mate.
5 = Excellent, bees knees, highly recommended.

(and don't forget to give the manufacturer please).
« Last Edit: 07 August, 2011, 09:55:29 AM by Biker Mike »

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Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
« Reply #1 on: 06 August, 2011, 08:24:14 AM »
I have a Givi top box, rear hugger, fenda extenda. All good. :028:
Just got a givi screen, but not fitted yet so can't really say how good it is. :027:
Tyres - Pilot Sport 2's. Excellent :152:
Hein Gericke magnetic mini tank bag with sat nav holder is a bit fiddly and a hassle to carry around with you. Better of with a sat nav bracket and ditch the tank bag for a top box. 
If you're not standing on the edge, you're taking up too much space.

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Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
« Reply #2 on: 06 August, 2011, 08:30:38 AM »
Woops!. I meant Pilot ROAD 2's  :138:
If you're not standing on the edge, you're taking up too much space.

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Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
« Reply #3 on: 06 August, 2011, 09:15:25 AM »
mk 2.
full luggage (is that 3?) - Honda stuff. Not as big as Givi but acceptable for 2 weeks holiday. 4 out of 5.
crash protectors. R&G. Essential. 5 out of 5.
heated grips. Oxford Sports. 4 out of 5.
Autocom. 5 out of 5.
satnav. Garmin Zumo 550. 4 out of 5.
mra screen. 4 out of 5.

that's about it. I don't think a hugger is that essential. Mine is a Skidmarx - 4 out of 5 (it's white, the worst colour).

Alan
« Last Edit: 06 August, 2011, 12:53:09 PM by alan sh »
Red MK II with full luggage, MRA screen, hugger, crash bungs, heated grips and Autocom.
CB1300SA with a few bits.
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Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
« Reply #4 on: 06 August, 2011, 03:12:32 PM »
Honda heated grips 5/5 good easy to control.
Honda genuine hugger 1/5 rubbish, too short, stops nothing and encourages chain wash.
PR`2 tyres 5/5 excellent, fast breaking in handle well, suits CBF


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Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
« Reply #5 on: 06 August, 2011, 09:32:37 PM »
2010 GT  - Honda Lowers and Luggage - 5/5

Scott oiler - 5/5 Best invention ever

Pyramid Fenda Extenda - 3/5  Could be longer but works OK

Oxford Heated Grips - 4/5 essential for winter riding

Pilot Road 2s 5/5

NWS Hugger 4/5

MRA Vario Screen 5/5 Buffeting now gone

Aldi magnetic Tank Bag - 10/5 Brilliant, Waterproof turns into a Rucksack and lower section can be used as a map case without the upper section and all for £19.99. 

Steve


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Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
« Reply #6 on: 06 August, 2011, 09:48:39 PM »
knuckle deflectors. the bike doesn't look right without them.
Take my advice or not, I really don't care. I'm just telling you what I think and would do on my bike.

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Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
« Reply #7 on: 06 August, 2011, 09:55:18 PM »
Here are my top 10 Mods/Accessories for my 2009 CBF1000A:

Number ONE would be a Sargent or Corbin Seat, but until such is made available...

1) Profile Mirror Extention Blocks, SW-Motech
Rated: 5/5

2) Top Box, Honda (Givi Monokey with Backrest Pad),
Rated: 4.5/5

3) CalSci Tall Screen, Rated: 4/5

4) CalSci Tall Screen with Adjustable Brackets (Laminar Flow or "Gumby Brackets"/CAD Drawings and photos available Free upon request), Rated: 5/5

5) Fender Extender, Powerbronze, Rated: 5/5

6) Rear Hugger, Powerbronze, Rated: 4/5

7) Rad Guard, Powerbronze, Rated: 5/5

8) Akrapovic Homologated Exhaust, Rated: 4.5/5
(Would be 5/5, but too pricey)

9) Fairing Buzz Fix Mod (removal of black meter panel cover and trimming to prevent contact with clear meter cover),
Rated: PRICELESS

10) Honda Optimate 3+ battery charger by TecMate, Added Quick Attach leads to battery for easy charging and battery optimizing, Rated: 5/5
« Last Edit: 06 August, 2011, 10:06:40 PM by Gumby 1000 »

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Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
« Reply #8 on: 07 August, 2011, 12:45:47 AM »
2006 - ABS

Hugger
Fender extender
Faring lowers
3 pc full givi luggage with inner bags
Givi screen with spacers
Baglux tank cover and small and large tank bags
Oxford sport heated grips
Blue flame black exhausts wth carbon cones
Beowolf rad guard 4/5
Loud replacement horn 5/5
Led rear bulbs 5/5
Gel pillion seat 4/5
Private plates
Avon storm tyres 4/5


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Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
« Reply #9 on: 07 August, 2011, 08:32:06 AM »
2006 ABS.

Ermax Belly Pan 5/5
Beowulf Warrior Cans 4/5
Oxford Heated Grips 4/5
R & G Crash Bungs 4/5