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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 10-15-2009, 02:58 PM Thread Starter
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Another one bites the dust - no longer stock

I love the look of the stock bike and wanted to keep it stock, but then I rode with 3 other VROC guys and I started researching seats and discussing everything with my wife. What started as simple research for a seat, ended with me dropping more money than expected by purchasing a mustang seat, saddlebags, saddlebag brackets, highway bars, a windshield, and the appropriate windshield brackets. Needless to say, the bike is no longer going to be stock and my wife will not let me mention that I would like anything else for the bike for a while (which will be a backrest and luggage rack when she starts riding 2-up with me).

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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 10-15-2009, 04:51 PM
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How long did you keep it stock? Now you too have the disease. My risers are coming in Monday.

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post #3 of 15 (permalink) Old 10-15-2009, 06:23 PM Thread Starter
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I kept it stock for oh..... about a month and a half.

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I kept it stock for oh..... about a month and a half.
You resisted longer than most!!

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So you decided to go ahead and cover up that bike's beautiful back end with saddlebags. I'm having a tough time committing to that. I need the storage space, but I sure like the way the bike looks without them covering up that good look. I guess that's why I keep thinking about those "throw overs", but I sure like the looks of those hard bags. Well, I'm riding with a couple of other guys this weekend, so I may jump onboard with ya after that. Will we see pictures when you get her all dolled up?
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Yeah, it will take a couple of weeks to come in, but once I install it all I will post pics.

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Never regret making it the way YOU want it!!! I just put down a tidy sum of cash for a Russell Day Long touring saddle. Only time will tell if it was worth it, but you know, I've just about got it the way I want it (as they say). It was all worth every penny. I'll be posting pics soon.

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I hope to keep my se as close to stock as possible. plan on ourchasing a windshield and bags, but will only use them for long rides around town I don't want to hide those beautiful handlebars or clean lines/\
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My wife always picks on me about this. She tells our friends that it is not the cost of the bike... the Jeep... etc., that bothers her. She can plan ahead and fit that into the budget. It is the cost of all the accessories that really kills you.

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I'm a pruist. Other than the saddle bags, supports, back rest, mustang seat, wind screen, crash bars, de-baffled exhaust, and risers... mine is stock too...

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