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Who all leaves 'em stock?

Joined
Sep 21, 2007
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143
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North Austin
New '08 v-strom...
1. Madstad windscreen bracket
2. Audiovox cruise control
3. Sargent seat
4. Cal-Sci windshield
5. Center stand
6. Bags and top case
7. redrill top rack to move top case back 2 inches
8. Conti Road Attacks
9. GPS

Now it's just about right..... time for a new bike!!
Just picked up an 05 Vee, it's stock, for now... :trust:

 

Jarrett

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Apr 12, 2018
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Waxahachie
I went crazy on the Africa Twin.

Didn't feel the need to do much on the VFR1200X.

Center stand and lowered pegs and its all good.
 

South Tex

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Nov 10, 2017
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Kosciusko
Yep, I’m guilty. Already ordered a new skid plate and rear rack for my 701. Next will be luggage or who knows?
 
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Great State of Texas
The FJR has been the most stock bike I've had. Even then I hesitate to call my add ons modifications.

I am actually enjoying the stock exhaust.
 
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"Occupied Weslaco" Texas
It was only pefect till you got home. Then game on change everything! :eek2: My last new bike is a year old. Little over 10k and still like the day I bought it other than sheep skin butt pad. So I guess I didn"t leave it stock and it"s going to need some tires. It"s been 14 months better look into aftermarket pipes, stage 1tune, new seat and a color matched back off whip!
 

woodsguy

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Aug 15, 2006
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Huntsville
I do as little as possible. On KTM dirt bikes, a taller more comfortable seat. When needed update springs. And by necessity add a spark arrestor.
 
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At the back of the pack and out of the dust
I'm not sure you can leave a bike stock. Who is going to install the original tires or shocks when the old ones wear out? Sometimes I think that manufacturers put lower quality shocks on their bikes because they know any serious rider is going to immediately replace it with a shock that is sprung to their weight and taste. The X is pretty much stock, but I changed the pipe to get a spart arrestor, changed the rear sprocket to steel from aluminum, have more shocks for it than I want to admit, went through several brands of tires...

So I guess it depends on what "leaves them stock" means.
 
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Oct 27, 2008
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Frisco, TX
My stuff is usually pretty stock. I’ve never opened up an engine (aside from top ends on dirt bikes). I did do some drilling on the stock exhaust of my SV1000 when I had it to give it a little more voice. I also remove decals from just about everything. Aside from that everything has always been stock.

It’s not because I prefer stock. There are always things I WANT to do to my bikes, but I’m too cheap to actually do them.
 

Tourmeister

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Huntsville
The few bikes I have ever bought new got new tires within a week or so of me getting them home. I don't know what it was back then, but stock tires were almost always horrible.
 
Joined
Aug 2, 2005
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Location
Wills Point
I also remove decals from just about everything. Aside from that everything has always been stock.
It’s not because I prefer stock. There are always things I WANT to do to my bikes, but I’m too cheap to actually do them.
That pretty much describes me too. Other than luggage, I've never done much. Way back when, I put a BMW R100S fairing on my R80ST and I currently have a Dart flyscreen on my Guzzi.
 
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