Recycled some old farkles from our BMW 650′s to the new 2013 F800GS…Cheryl’s bike is taking form…waiting still for hand guards from Barkbusters, getting Rox Risers Low pro for both bikes….they are on order…and still wondering which crash bars we will both get. TBD…researching the new and improved bars coming out for the new fairing. Jesse Luggage mounts went on just fine and we are both glad to be able to keep the luggage that we started all this ADV riding stuff with.
We are also waiting on Cee Bailey to update their shield for this bike!
Still have to install the permanent Gerbings temperature controller….
First up, the new Super Shark Grip Buddies sent to us by Dave in NY who wants us to test and review. We all ready LOVE these little covers since we had them on our 650′s. Even though Cheryl’s bike is brand new we got used to having thicker grips with padding and Dave was so kind to send us his latest version. Leslie felt the OEM grips to be too skinny and hard compared to these.
So? Why wait until the grips wear out…we put them on today and will review them over the next few weeks as we get into colder weather. One thing they are thicker and I am curious to see how they do with our heated gloves on. Also, since the K60′s tires are so new the vibration in the front end is a bit more than we are used too. I have a feeling once we get the hand guards with weighted ends and the new grip covers the vibration as the tires break in will get better.
Dave sends you great instructions, although they take all but 5 mins to put on and a lollipop!
If you are interested in these inexpensive way to cover your grips….tell Dave we sent you! GRIP BUDDIES!
Next the fork seal protectors by KRIEGA
For $25 you could save yourself a HUGE PITA (pain in the ass).
Had these on the Triumph Tigers were borrowed and on our 650′s. The owner says spray some sunscreen on the outside to keep them from fading and take them off once in awhile to wash them with soapy water. The spray a little WD40 on the inside and you are good to go. Simple yet effective and they look good too!
We took these off the 650′s and because the 2013 frame is the same these fit like a glove.
Neat little way to try to protect the rear shock, swingarm.
We had to get some new ADV decals too. For a few bucks we support the ADV Riders Forum when we buy decals from the owner of the site.
With the flash on
Finally some poser pics too
Leslie’s bike should be in by the second week of this month and we hope to get away for a few days October 15-18.