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Offline gonzohop

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Must-have accessories?
on: January 17, 2013, 09:13:26 AM
Hi all

Well, after taking the plunge and buying a lovely new DCT Crosstourer (thanks for all the help everyone), I'm now wondering what the essential accessories are.

I'm a little worried about how exposed the rear shock is so I'm thinking shock tube and rear hugger. I've also seen a rad guard although I've never invested in one those before - are they worth it?

Anything else current owners have felt the Crosstourer has needed?

Thanks all.

Richard  :002:

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Re: Must-have accessories?
Reply #1 on: January 17, 2013, 09:55:14 AM
Thats a good point as most of the accessories Ive put on probably would not qualify as "must haves" but add to the appearance and comfort of the bike.

I put on the R&G rad guard, fender extender and hugger as general protection additions.

Engine bars,Givi spots,Akra can,Puig screen ,heated grips,centre stand add to the appearance and comfort but would hardly be classified as essential.

Main thing is to have the bike - all the rest will take care of itself as you find some more money  :002:

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Re: Must-have accessories?
Reply #2 on: January 17, 2013, 10:29:33 AM
Hi gonzohop
Must-have, must-have ... the bike.
And if you want to listen to my personal experience ... the rad guard.
I went to see the MotoGP races in Motorland Aragon last September, and when I entered at the motorbike parking, a small rock hit my radiator ...  :005: and my bike came home by break-down truck ...   :012: and I as a pillion of a friend.
So ...
It doesn’t matter the fast you go, but the far you arrive ...

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Re: Must-have accessories?
Reply #3 on: January 17, 2013, 11:14:38 AM
*Originally Posted by GS TRV [+]
I put on the R&G rad guard, fender extender and hugger as general protection additions.

Does the fender extender work well then? I guess it stops all the c**p coming up on to the pipes and engine. I hadn't considered one tbh but will check it out now.

*Originally Posted by GS TRV [+]
Engine bars,Givi spots,Akra can,Puig screen ,heated grips,centre stand add to the appearance and comfort but would hardly be classified as essential.

Yep, these are all on my wish-list as money allows.  :152:

*Originally Posted by VaraGirona [+]
... and when I entered at the motorbike parking, a small rock hit my radiator ...  :005: and my bike came home by break-down truck ...   

Ouch, ouch and ouch again. Rad guard top of the list then.   :008:

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Re: Must-have accessories?
Reply #4 on: January 17, 2013, 11:52:42 AM
I would concur !

I also have the Rad Guard, Engine Bars, Fender Extender and Hugger. The engine bars paid for themselves a week after I fitted them when I dropped the bike on gravel  outside our house while trying to move it around !
Rad guard a must also I would say.

Lots of farkling bits for this bike as well !!


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Re: Must-have accessories?
Reply #5 on: January 17, 2013, 01:31:28 PM
not sure how well the fender extender works as i never go out in the rain  :008:

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Re: Must-have accessories?
Reply #6 on: January 17, 2013, 04:16:47 PM
I meant to say, has anyone had any problems with spray off the back wheel ?

I did so fitted a Buttflap and it does stop most of the rain landing on my back !

You can just make it out under the rear number plate.


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Re: Must-have accessories?
Reply #7 on: January 17, 2013, 05:22:47 PM
*Originally Posted by russ_fae_fyvie [+]
I also have the ... Engine Bars ... !

Those are pretty substantial bars you've got there. What are they are where can I get some?  :152:

*Originally Posted by GS TRV [+]
not sure how well the fender extender works as i never go out in the rain  :008:

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