- Happy trails PD bars - removed and replaced with an IMS tank...
Same here. Love-Hate relationship with the IMS. Just fixed a leak at the left wing plug. Have had other issues, mostly with the pump. Any more problems and it may get binned.
- Kawasaki Gel seat - never tried it; don't like how it's heavier than stock and I don't do long distance...
I do long distance; it sucked. Cooked the boys on hot days. Was as uncomfortable as the regular stock ass-hatchet. Made my own seat and it needs to be reworked with stiffer foam.
- I'd also like to try JNS's new drop peg mounts which (along with decent pegs) might be better for what I do vs. the Knight Designs drop pegs I'm currently using (though they work great too)
Me, too, on the JNS lowering brackets. I removed the Knight peg lowering brackets. I hit them a couple of times and got nervous about it. The PO had stripped the peg mounts, but did a good job of repair with Timeserts. Didn't want to push my luck.
Chain oiler. Homebrew and commercial. Too fiddly and messy, but convenient. Chain lasted forever.
Alarm. The magnetics screwed up my Spot and I never used it.
One of those cheap Chinese clock/voltage/temperature displays. I ride in the rain and it was constantly full of water. Replaced it with a reptile cage thermometer and I figure if the lights work there's voltage and I don't care what time it is anymore. I have a pretty good idea anyway.
Radio on an X-Mount with a BlueTooth dongle. Vibration screws up the radio and it thinks the batteries are dead and the display flashes after a while. Disconnect it and reset it and it's good for a while. Nice when it works (especially the Weather Channels), but now I just listen to the GPS or my iTouch.
Ricor Intiminators, front and rear. Untunable and the built-in magic and snake oil didn't fit my style of riding. Both ends packed up on washboard at anything over 20mph. Bleah. Back to Racetech Emulators and Cogent.
Mt-21s. Great hook-up, bbbbuuuuttttt Iiii couuuddddn't riiiidddde on pppppavvvvvemmmmennnnntttttt.
K270s. Decent hook up, but my seat was constantly soaked with pee when riding twisties. I still have a set of wheels with them mounted. I ride slowly to the dirt.