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What's your favorite aftermarket feature on your bike ??

What's your favorite aftermarket feature on your bike ? Did you add it ?

I get more use out of my speaker system however I would say my Kuryakyn cruise control knob is my favorite added feature.

I decided to go cheap on my 1100 cruise control ( works great though ) thinking I might not like or use it however this time around I wanted a little higher end look and feel - after a 125 mile ride today and a week later I'm pretty happy with it.

What's yours ? Is it aftermarket?
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Shock brackets to lower the bike so I can reach the ground. Last two bikes I've had to lower to be more comfortable at stops. Being short can be a bummer at times.

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Shock brackets to lower the bike so I can reach the ground. Last two bikes I've had to lower to be more comfortable at stops. Being short can be a bummer at times.
I actually thought about those for the Road Star, did you do it yourself or get them done ?

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I actually thought about those for the Road Star, did you do it yourself or get them done ?
It's easy to do it yourself. If you can jack your bike up to get the rear tire off the ground you can easily do it. You don't want to lower it too much as you lose ground clearances and ride quality. From my experience I can go 1 to 1.5 inches without any detrimental effects. Here's an example for the Road Star.


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I actually thought about those for the Road Star, did you do it yourself or get them done ?
It's easy to do it yourself. If you can jack your bike up to get the rear tire off the ground you can easily do it. You don't want to lower it too much as you lose ground clearances and ride quality. From my experience I can go 1 to 1.5 inches without any detrimental effects. Here's an example for the Road Star.


https://www.jpcycles.com/product/zz7...-solid-mount-2

Nice, I will look into these

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That’s a tough question given the myriad of goodies this bike has. If I limit it to “aftermarket”, I’d have to say my custom seat. It’s the stock seat pan but has been re-done with gel and extra padding. Yes, the original seat heater works fine.

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My favorite aftermarket feature are my cargo securing devices

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That’s a tough question given the myriad of goodies this bike has. If I limit it to “aftermarket”, I’d have to say my custom seat. It’s the stock seat pan but has been re-done with gel and extra padding. Yes, the original seat heater works fine.

Looks like you could take a nap on that thing. She looks great, like a recliner
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My favorite aftermarket feature are my cargo securing devices
Wow, now just get you a plug and you're all set lol

Looking for some more storage without adding trunk

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Probably would need an inverter.

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