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    New 1600GT - What did you add?

    Hello.
    Just picked up a new 2016 K1600GT last weekend. Found a white model at a dealer not too far away and the price was right. Felt a little guilt that I didn't buy locally but it's done. And it matches my wife's White R1200RT.

    Considering a few additions but thought I'd ask the board about what others have done first. Got to get a Shad Top Case. But other items?
    Stebel Horn?
    Illum Works protection?
    More lights? Hyper Lights?
    Let me hear from you.
    CW
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    2001 RT, '06 F650GS Dakar, '14 1200RT
    Lots of tires and fluids!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wkuwiz View Post
    Hello.
    Just picked up a new 2016 K1600GT last weekend. Found a white model at a dealer not too far away and the price was right. Felt a little guilt that I didn't buy locally but it's done. And it matches my wife's White R1200RT.

    Considering a few additions but thought I'd ask the board about what others have done first. Got to get a Shad Top Case. But other items?
    Stebel Horn?
    Illum Works protection?
    More lights? Hyper Lights?
    Let me hear from you.
    CW
    Waterproof USB outlet - easily added on the right panel above the 12v socket. Maybe also a PDM60 or similar so you can power a tyre pump, since CANBUS trips out the standard 12v outlets at pointlessly low currents. That will also be a good first move if you’re planning any other electric gizmos such as horns and lights.
    Shame you won’t be able to fit a better radiator that doesn’t clog up!

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    PDM for sure.
    Horn, definitely
    Clearwater or similar front lights. Stock is not enough for visibility
    Hyper, Skene flashing etc for rear.
    Better seat will most likely be obvious soon as well.
    Tim C
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    You're off to a good start.
    The first thing I did was getting a Sargent seat...the OEM just doesn't cut it for me.

    Regarding your other items:
    Stebel Horn...yes. But its a pain to install.
    Illium Works protection...There are others out there that offer better protection. I have Wunderlich.
    Also, IMHO, getting the fronts without the rear is a waste of money. In a tip-over, the rear bag will crush. Cheap insurance.
    More lights...some have found adding lights beneficial. I do very little night riding so not a big deal for me. But if you add lights; consider the Clearwater (or equiv) mounted at the mirrors.
    Hyper Lights...I installed the Vizi-tech unit.
    RKA just introduced a very nice rear bag.

    Other things I added were:

    RCU Shelf...very handy.
    Pigtail for winter charging/electric vest/tire pump....etc.
    RKA inner bags...great for organizing.
    Enlarged brake lever foot pad.
    Footpeg lowering kit. I got long legs
    OEM Tankbag.
    Cee Baily windscreen.
    K&N Air filter.

    Have fun!

    Joe
    “Fate whispers to the warrior, 'You can not withstand the storm.'
    The warrior whispers back, 'I am the storm.'

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    Quote Originally Posted by piglet View Post
    Waterproof USB outlet - easily added on the right panel above the 12v socket. Maybe also a PDM60 or similar so you can power a tyre pump, since CANBUS trips out the standard 12v outlets at pointlessly low currents. That will also be a good first move if you’re planning any other electric gizmos such as horns and lights.
    Shame you won’t be able to fit a better radiator that doesn’t clog up!
    What's a PDM60? Is it like a "can opener"?
    CW
    2001 RT, '06 F650GS Dakar, '14 1200RT
    Lots of tires and fluids!

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    Power Distribution Module - see pdm60.com for details. Probably easiest understood by looking under Installation for the quick start guide.

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    Short antenna, dump the dorky 1600 and RT antenna
    Illum bars
    Skene P3 lights
    Kit to make front blinkers running lights
    RL Lemke drain plug
    Additional power let outlet direct wired to battery for heated gear/charging
    Kathy’s bags for both bikes

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