Ok, so right from the start I know that this post will be of interest to only a few of my WordPress and Facebook friends, but what the heck, I thought I would share some photos of the cool gadgets and doo-dads that I have added to the WR250R.
I know you already met Mr. Happy and read of his approval of the Gerbings heated vest controller. But with a little adapter I was able to eliminate an extra wire and run both my heated vest and my battery tender hook up through the same cable.
Here is my cute little Wolfman tank bag. I fits the WR250R like a glove.
I needed a rear rack and after some exhaustive inter web research I decided on this beauty from Pro Moto Billet.
Needless to say, drilling 4 holes in my nice shiny fender took a bit of a leap of faith.
Next was the addition of Oxford heated grips with a waterproof control box. Here’s the deal with heated grips… Once you have experienced how wonderful they are, you’re pretty much addicted for life. You will have to have them on every motorbike you own for the rest of forever. You’ve been warned!
Not only do the Barkbusters provide great protection for your handlebars, levers, grips, and controls; they also help to shield your gloves from the nasty weather. I had these same handguards on my old KLR and knew they would be just the ticket for the WR250R.
“Ready to Navigate”… Well, yes I am, but there are still about a jillion things to learn to on my new GPS. Man the technology of this thing compared to my old Garmin eTrex. Yikes, think “Battlestar Galactica” and you’ll get the picture. You can see the controller for the heated grips above on the left.
So thats about it for now. I did finally take the plunge and buy a new helmet. My old HJC modular had about 5 years and 50,000 miles on it. I pulled this Arai XD4 on my noggin and immediately loved it.
I guess now all that’s left is to go out and ride. Zoom…….