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    Those are reputed pounds, indeed, and kinda moot at this point. The Panamerica is not likely to see the light of the showroom, as the new H-D CEO has stopped development on outreach models and is going all-in on the traditional cruiser lines geared toward the traditional H-D rider. Time will tell whether that’s a successful redirect for the company.

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    Can we try to stay on topic?

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    I am curious what specific aftermarket items owners are interested in. What features of the R18 do owners believe will be improved with aftermarket items? What items are lacking in the OEM configuration of the motorcycle?
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    I'm wanting a better seat. I've contacted Corbin and they are currently prototyping one. I'm also hoping Sargent comes out with one. I have their touring seat on my GSA and love it. Also, I'm waiting for the windscreen to become available, but looking at the crazy European pricing, I'm not sure I'm willing to drop that much cash on a windscreen/running light combo.

    I did install a universal "Chinese" windscreen temporarily and it actually looks pretty good even though the mounting system is a bit janky. It's a temporary $47.00 fix. Eighty MPH on the freeway on this beast with no windscreen is painful!
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    Quote Originally Posted by enzo500 View Post

    I did install a universal "Chinese" windscreen temporarily and it actually looks pretty good even though the mounting system is a bit janky. It's a temporary $47.00 fix. Eighty MPH on the freeway on this beast with no windscreen is painful!
    Wow! Thanks for adding to my/our vocabulary.

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    I wonder what the etymology of "janky" might be?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ExGMan View Post
    Wow! Thanks for adding to my/our vocabulary.

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    I wonder what the etymology of "janky" might be?
    The word's origin is murky; the more comprehensive Oxford English Dictionary says it's “probably” a regional, affected, or colloquial pronunciation of junky. Juba to Jive: A Dictionary of African-American Slang, published in 1994, classifies it as a noun meaning “bad luck,” and says it's “probably” a variant of jinxed.Jul 27, 2015

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    Quote Originally Posted by enzo500 View Post
    I did install a universal "Chinese" windscreen temporarily and it actually looks pretty good even though the mounting system is a bit janky. It's a temporary $47.00 fix. Eighty MPH on the freeway on this beast with no windscreen is painful!
    Is it possible to move it forward and down, so that the cutout encircles the headlight as designed? Or does that reduce the use of it for your needs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by r0ckrat View Post
    Is it possible to move it forward and down, so that the cutout encircles the headlight as designed? Or does that reduce the use of it for your needs?
    Not really. Like I said it's temporary, but it does cut down the wind blast to my chest and head. From the riders line of sight it doesn't cut off the speedo view at all.

    For anyone who's interested in the same "fix" here is a link. Make sure the fasteners and really tight or the wind will push it all over the place.

    https://www.amazon.com/Motorcycle-Wi.../dp/B0192KKYAY

    For comparison here is a screen shot of the BMW OEM windscreen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PGlaves View Post
    I am curious what specific aftermarket items owners are interested in. What features of the R18 do owners believe will be improved with aftermarket items? What items are lacking in the OEM configuration of the motorcycle?
    As a cruiser owner there are typical accessories that are bought by many and BMW show as accessories plus a couple of others :

    Bags with mounting hardware
    Windscreen
    Touring Seat or other sets options
    Additional lighting in the front mainly two light system
    Passenger back rest
    Passenger peg change or floor boards

    These make the bike more functional and friendlier to ride.

    These have to be available. I know BMW is coming out with a model that has all this in February. I guess this is the answer.


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    Quote Originally Posted by michelfg View Post
    As a cruiser owner there are typical accessories that are bought by many and BMW show as accessories plus a couple of others :

    Bags with mounting hardware
    Windscreen
    Touring Seat or other sets options
    Additional lighting in the front mainly two light system
    Passenger back rest
    Passenger peg change or floor boards

    These make the bike more functional and friendlier to ride.

    These have to be available. I know BMW is coming out with a model that has all this in February. I guess this is the answer.


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    Thanks. That is also typical of many touring and even adventure motorcycles. Seats and windshields anyone???

    On my K75RTP I can display 5 forward lights if needed.
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