(TL;DR looking for accessory suggetsions, esp, phone mount (samsung), frame sliders for protecting fairing if i drop it, lighting, aftermarket seat that makes passenger more comfortable, anything else that comes to mind)
It's been awhile. I discovered this forum when I owned an 06 k1200r. I had a busted transmission (no second gear) and loved the hell out of the bike anyway. I went back to Honda for my 3rd bike, a 2014 VFR800. It was a fine bike, but after riding the K1200, it felt slow, less planted, and less finessed in almost everyway. I even had heated grips, but it just didn't come close to a BMW.
I got hit. I got insurance money. And I got this bike.
K1300S MS is gorgeous. The sound of the exhaust is beastly. When I give it a little warning blip for cars around me, it sounds like an angry tiger. The engine is terrifying, exhilerating, incredible. Smooth, incredibly linear, outrageous power from 3k to redline, with the bike going faster and faster. 0-60, youre kidding right? 80 to 120? who cares, 120 and above? no problem. 10/10, highly recommend.
So I'm curious about actual user experience with aftermarket accessories that greatly improve rider experience. Aftermarket seats. Is there any lighting kit to make me more noticeable that is tasteful and fits the finish of this bike. Phone mount experience, frame sliders (looking at the $579 wunderlichs).
Any help is appreciated.
Pics are from big basin, and the day I bought it. put 1200 miles on her in 10 days.