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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-13-2017, 06:41 PM Thread Starter
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2017 Ninja 650 Mods/accessories

I'm new to the biking community and need some recommendations on some mods/accessories. I already bought a fender eliminator vagabond from amazon and got sidici gloves, hjc helmet, and dainese jacket with back protector and pretty solid shoes. Just need help on ideal brands, websites, local shops, ideal prices.

I'm looking to purchase

frame sliders, spools, bar end sliders I'm seeing woodcraft being popular but unfortunately on their web page they don't have an option for 2017, yet? Any other brands should I look out for and where or what site is good place to look?

Shorty clutch and brake levers

HID's or just bulbs since I'll commuting a few time at nights a week.

Grips read a lot of people raging about new grips. but my grips hasn't bother me.

any other mods or accessories is welcome.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-14-2017, 02:04 AM
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For sliders I just receive the T-Rex frame sliders today. They look good so far and the build quality is good. I won't be installing them until Monday or Tuesday though. I'll post pics once I have everything installed. I ordered them off eBay, but they're also available on Amazon.

I'm also waiting on the OEM seat cowl. As for levers, I'll probably just going with some Chinese eBay levers, but I'm in no rush since the stock levers are adjustable.
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@SimpleCRIPPLE I'm thinking you already or will be getting rear spools. you have a 2017 ninja 650 too right? cos i want to know the size of the spools to get i'm seeing 8mm or 10mm for older models.
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A rad guard is always advisable IMO, since it's all to easy to pick/flick up a stone and WAY too expensive to replace post incident!

I fitted HID to both my ER and now my SX, since the stock H7 bulbs are sh*t!

Chinese ebay levers are affordable and buod quality is comparable to anything else I've see out there at a fraction of the price. Just be advised that the anodizing (Especially black) will fade!

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A rad guard is always advisable IMO, since it's all to easy to pick/flick up a stone and WAY too expensive to replace post incident!

I fitted HID to both my ER and now my SX, since the stock H7 bulbs are sh*t!

Chinese ebay levers are affordable and buod quality is comparable to anything else I've see out there at a fraction of the price. Just be advised that the anodizing (Especially black) will fade!
I'll definitely check out radiator covers since the roads up in the northwest are not the cleanest. i'm still on the fence whether to get LED's or HID's. Thanks for the recommendations!
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Update. Dropped my bike at a stop when my boot slipped. Sucks.

However, thanks to the T-Rex sliders, only scratches were on the bar end, tip of the mirror housing, and the corner of the headlight fairing. The side fairings, clutch cover, exhaust and swing arm made it out unscathed. Nothing broken, nothing needing to be replaced. I'm just going to order some touch-up paint for the corner that got scuffed and call it a learning experience.

Thanks T-Rex.
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Shorty clutch and brake levers

Grips read a lot of people raging about new grips. but my grips hasn't bother me.
I fitted Progrip diamond pattern grips a couple of years ago and I am very happy with them:

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Also, the levers and mirrors you can see in the same thread are no-name made in China and they work perfectly well, plus I don't have to worry about damage or theft because they are so cheap.

Their eBay listings have expired so I can't post links but you can find a lot with a quick search
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