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    FIRST RIDE
    on: May 07, 2022, 09:43:33 pm
    May 07, 2022, 09:43:33 pm
    Just picked up a 2016 last week . Any mods or accessories you guys would recommend ??

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    Re: FIRST RIDE
    Reply #1 on: May 07, 2022, 10:09:42 pm
    May 07, 2022, 10:09:42 pm
    First and foremost:

    Radiator guards!

    Apart from that bar ends, aftermarket screen, seat, crash protection, always a good idea.

    But most importantly,

    Enjoy the bike!

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    Re: FIRST RIDE
    Reply #2 on: May 08, 2022, 11:52:25 am
    May 08, 2022, 11:52:25 am
    Definitely the bar end weights and an aftermarket screen as Antares says. I have the MRA Vario screen. I also have the BMW engine bars.
    I differ to most on the rad guard call, and haven’t bothered with those.

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    Re: FIRST RIDE
    Reply #3 on: May 08, 2022, 04:00:17 pm
    May 08, 2022, 04:00:17 pm
    Bar end weights, yes.
    I have the MRA screen and really like it.
    Radiator guards - I did it but I would not do it again, upon installation, I got a good look at the oil cooler and noticed it is so robust, no rock will put a hole in it.
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    Re: FIRST RIDE
    Reply #4 on: May 08, 2022, 04:22:49 pm
    May 08, 2022, 04:22:49 pm
    You always remember your first ride.  :164:

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    Re: FIRST RIDE
    Reply #5 on: May 08, 2022, 05:17:48 pm
    May 08, 2022, 05:17:48 pm
    Have look for Cuban Riders crash vid, as soon as I saw it all those years ago ordered a set of crash bars as did many others,just watched it again...great accent 😜

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    Re: FIRST RIDE
    Reply #6 on: May 08, 2022, 07:55:03 pm
    May 08, 2022, 07:55:03 pm
    *Originally Posted by runnerhiker [+]
    Bar end weights, yes.
    I have the MRA screen and really like it.
    Radiator guards - I did it but I would not do it again, upon installation, I got a good look at the oil cooler and noticed it is so robust, no rock will put a hole in it.

    Maybe, but all I keep coming back to is the new 2021 S1000R press launch where someone pinged a stone straight through the rad... Was quite hilarious example of why I'd never take my chances with massive rads like this, they are easy enough to install and cheap enough to be worth your while, just my view though.

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    Re: FIRST RIDE
    Reply #7 on: May 08, 2022, 09:55:56 pm
    May 08, 2022, 09:55:56 pm
    *Originally Posted by runnerhiker [+]
    Bar end weights, yes.
    I have the MRA screen and really like it.
    Radiator guards - I did it but I would not do it again, upon installation, I got a good look at the oil cooler and noticed it is so robust, no rock will put a hole in it.

    Obviously you aren’t riding in downtown Detroit.   :084:

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    Re: FIRST RIDE
    Reply #8 on: May 09, 2022, 02:43:17 am
    May 09, 2022, 02:43:17 am
    I understand there is a real desire to protect the radiators.  But to show that I am not completely risky, below is a picture of my oil cooler, which led me to purchase the guards.  But upon installation, I realized the cooling fins do not hold any oil, all the oil is in the substantial, solid metal, cross bars.  I don't think a rock will cause an oil leak.  The large coolant radiator is not this robust but it is also much less in the line of fire.

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    Re: FIRST RIDE
    Reply #9 on: May 09, 2022, 06:25:01 am
    May 09, 2022, 06:25:01 am
    For me it’s not just the radiators protection it’s also the aesthetics of having nice shiny guards that are easy to clean.