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Offline Ninja_Greg

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New bike!
« on: December 16, 2018, 10:10:27 AM »
So im due to pick up my brank spanking new 2018 S1Kr in the next few day so joined this group, have read loads of posts and some good stuff re advice about parts etc. My question from those who have been through this already, is there anything you would advise i do, buy or change to give me a better ride. Thanks!

Offline windyrun

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Re: New bike!
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2018, 10:52:11 AM »
Congratulations!

In response to your request I recommend the following since many have suggested to me and I'm happy I did:

1) Install Rhino moto bar ends with CRG bar end mirrors job one
2) Intall an adjustable steering damper (ohlins or hyper pro?)
3) Radiator guard-your choice. I like Evo tech

Optional but I am happy I did:
1) BMW comfort seat if planning longer rides (note it raises seat height an inch or so)
2) Wunderlich sport windscreen (my personal preference) or Vstream screen (seems popular)
3) Wunderlich tank bag
4) Rizoma brake fluid (front) reservoir - only if the plastic OEM wobbly thing bugs you

Good to go :)
« Last Edit: December 16, 2018, 10:58:44 AM by windyrun »

Offline Clem0206

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Re: New bike!
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2018, 12:18:00 PM »
Congratulations on your purchase.
1 Evo tech levers
2 Evo tech rad and oil cover
3 Wunderlich touring screen
 Did trip to Bavaria and 5000 miles in six months no problems

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Re: New bike!
« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2018, 12:24:54 PM »
How on earth did you guys skip the most important upgrade?  Get a tail-tidy installed ASAP (I went with motodynamics, but others are just as good/better)

Enjoy the new bike!

Offline GDCobra

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Re: New bike!
« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2018, 01:01:46 PM »
Never bothered with a tail tidy as I can't see that from where I sit!

Offline windyrun

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Re: New bike!
« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2018, 01:52:00 PM »
I'm more concerned with keep spray from back wheel from splatting all over me so keep the license plate holder that extends beyond rear wheel. I also added a fender extender on the rear hugger to form a better fender (did the front also).

Offline Marty7

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Re: New bike!
« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2018, 06:28:28 PM »
One of the best things about the s1000r is that it comes with a really high spec as standard. I added dozens of upgraded items to every other new bike I bought in the past but have done precisely nothing to my s1000r as I can't think of anything it needs (except maybe a radiator/oil cooler guard).

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Re: New bike!
« Reply #7 on: December 16, 2018, 07:10:54 PM »
Rad/cooler guards .. (good protection). Spools and stands are a must in my opinion. A decent set of chain adjusters (Lightech or other). Tail tidy kinda goes without saying. The other bit n' pieces can be done over time. It's never difficult spending money on a bike...
Enjoy your new ride !

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Re: New bike!
« Reply #8 on: December 16, 2018, 07:25:29 PM »
As said above, the rad/oil cooler guards are a real wise move, I had them sent to the BMW dealer who fitted them before I picked the bike up, again went down teh Evotech route as they have great reviews and fix on using the OE mounting points(many use cable ties in places)

The rest isnt that essential but in vanity terms I also fitted a tail tidy on day 1, in the weeks that passed I picked up a front fender extender, a Givi tank lock 3L bag and a taller screen along a comfort seat, all add to the comfort and usability of the bike, most of these items picked up second hand from some fine forum members at a very reasonable cost...

BTT congrats on the purchase, welcome in.

Offline SimonS1KR

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Re: New bike!
« Reply #9 on: December 16, 2018, 07:53:48 PM »
This old thread might give you a few ideas...

https://www.s1000r.co.uk/index.php/topic,5757.0.html

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