And in the U.S. those prices would be 30% less than Canadian prices. (exchange rate today is $1 U.S. = $1.28 Cnd...and taxes probably lower...we pay 13% "HST" on virtually everything)
Hi Jack,I posted elsewhere, but thought I'd repeat here. I have added the OBMT center stand (easy install), Vanasche side stand enlarger, and Vanasche's PerunMoto rear luggage plate. And of course Grip Puppies. On dependable advice, I've ordered the Touratech pannier racks for the KTM 890, the Camel Adv heat shield for the 890, and the one-finger clutch pull device also for the 890 from Camel Adv. I was gonna install a cat delete pipe to get that heat bomb off the bike and out from under the shock, but from what I've been told the heat shield keeps your shock from cooking and doesn't void your warranty. Also ordered Ducati Spacer's for the 890 (that slack in the throttle grip unnerves me as much as those skinny handles did prior to adding my Grip Puppies). I'll post pics when all that comes in and I get it installed. Camel Adv's skid plate won't work with my center stand, so I'm waiting on the OBMT protection combo to come available, or even the AXP Touring (poly) skid plate sold by Rottweiler if it comes available first. The Camel Adv skid plate install video is disturbing regarding the footpeg mount bracket movement. His plate likely fixes that problem, but it won't work with a center stand. The AXP will otherwise serve my purposes, but from what I was told it will be mid-April at the earliest before it's available. I like the way the AXP covers the tanks. Mark and Lorry of OBMT have both told me that the protection combo will come available before that. Same for their pannier racks, but if my Touratechs (that are due to arrive this weekend) bolt up, I won't need those. I took off one side of the stock tank protection last night. Calling it tank protection is 'a stretch'. That thing will get ugly real quick in the places I ride. As for the other, soon-to-be-coming options, my bike performs so well that I'm not really sure how the Explorer Pack Software would improve things significantly, so it's at the bottom of the list. I would like to get headlight/aux light protection on it, and the Connectivity Unit sounds useful. A windshield spoiler would help - I'm 5'11" with an average length trunk and I'm getting buffeting that would get old on a long trip. My past GSAs and current GSPD had/have better wind protection. As for the heated seat and grips, I live in Texas. Today and tomorrow are likely our last cold spells, so those are also at the bottom of the list with the Explorer Pack Software. The bike has everything else one might need. Of course one can upgrade levers, pedals, chain guide, countershaft cover, and hand guards, but why...until those break or wear out. Hope some or all of that helps with your aftermarket parts searches. I'd welcome anything else any of you find out regarding parts or weaknesses.
Many thanks for your honest response!Hi Brian, even unloaded it seems to be more of a chore than even my last GSA. A gauge I’ve come to use on my bikes is whether it’s tolerable to put it up while wearing Crocs (my mechanic-ing is usually while wearing those). I could do it with all my past bikes without too much pain, but this one is painful enough that my Army mouth to kicks in. As I get the bags on I’ll post and let you know how difficult it gets.
I had Oxfords on my Super Enduro and I agree, they make a great product.I’ve a set of Oxfords on my GSPD. Really great heated grips for $100. I may put these on the 901 next year. They’re that good. And yes, the word Oxford is upside down. That’s how they mount best on my Beemer. Revzilla carries them as do many others.