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    Tomorrow I'll install a Suzuki rear rack, larger foot pegs and, eventually, a new, wider seat. I'm taking off the passenger foot pegs too. From there I'm not sure where to go. It's a 2013 with 1500 miles on it. To be honest this thread has overwhelmed me a little. Not sure which mods are needed versus just wanted. I'd like to make the bike as reliable, safe and fun to ride as possible without breaking the bank so I'm just looking for those things more experienced owners have found to be essential for those goals.

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    Do what you like and enjoy the ride!

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    Why are you taking off the passenger foot pegs? You never know when you might want to haul someone. Add a 12 volt power outlet and a battery tender jack.
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    Quote Originally Posted by toma55 View Post
    Tomorrow I'll install a Suzuki rear rack, larger foot pegs and, eventually, a new, wider seat. I'm taking off the passenger foot pegs too. From there I'm not sure where to go. It's a 2013 with 1500 miles on it. To be honest this thread has overwhelmed me a little. Not sure which mods are needed versus just wanted. I'd like to make the bike as reliable, safe and fun to ride as possible without breaking the bank so I'm just looking for those things more experienced owners have found to be essential for those goals.
    TW is a safe reliable bike. So you don't NEED to do anything. Most like to personalize their TW. What you do is up to your intended,use and riding style.
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    Hi toma55, and - Welcome!

    Like Padilen said, these bikes are safe and reliable. You do not need to do anything.

    If I were you I would save my money for now and just ride it. Then, after some seat time you will determine what, if anything, you need to add.

    If you just have to spend money right now then install an inline gas filter between your petcock and carburetor. It is cheap insurance (less than $10) to keep debris out of your carb.

    If you are going to be riding off road a lot then some might suggest replacing the stock front tire with something better.

    For now just ride and enjoy.

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    OK. Thanks. As to the passenger foot pegs I'm removing them for two reasons. With me on the bike not much room weight or room wise to carry someone else. That and the fact that my basic riding policy prohibits taking passengers. In thirty years I've never taken passengers. I don't want to be responsible for someone else's safety. That and the fact that passengers are unpredictable in an emergency has led me to embrace this prohibition. If someone wants to ride then they can get their own wheels.
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    I think the fuel-filter is sound advice, otherwise feel it out with a few rides.
    I run without my passenger pegs, but just because I think it looks cool.
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    Suzuki rack??? 12v outlet??? Ok, time to start researching those...

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    Remove the rear pegs but not the mount bars. They stick out enough to be used as crash bars....
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