Geegaws (or Farkles, as some here in the US call them)
Front to back:
1. Givi 770 fairing. Black vinyl tubing was used to fill the gap around the headlight. Fairing was gloss black, now wrapped with 3M flat black vinyl. Red enamel MG eagle logo on nose of fairing - removed Givi logo.
2. Dual USB power outlet attached to base of right front turn signal. Switched, powers the tank bag and the camera. Wiring runs behind right wing into underseat area.
3. Contour video camera, mounted on a RAM ball attached to a clamping arm that sits on a RAM "tough clamp" attached to the base of the left front turn signal.
4. All four cheap-o chrome turn signal bodies are painted flat black.
5. Garmin Nuvi GPS, bought refurbished from Amazon. With a plastic shade hood, it's visible enough in bright sun, and the Garmin Zumo bike-specific units are way too expensive for what you get. This one has bluetooth, will pair with my phone, and will accept route files from BaseCamp, the Garmin PC app. Power lead runs behind left wing to under-seat area. It's mounted on a RAM setup with a model-specific holder that the GPS snaps into.
6. The shade hood for the Garmin started life as a clip-on generic model that had to be heavily modified to fit over the clamp on the RAM holder. The clip was removed and the hood was carved up to fit, and it's held in place with velcro. I spent a good part of a day futzing with that hood, so it counts as a separate farkle.
7. Chrome stock bar end weights replaced with a black set that I bought for my Stone, and kept when I traded it in on the 07 GRiSO. They don't have the recesses that hide the hex on the end of the threaded bar end inserts, so I found some black O-rings (garden hose washers, actually) that cover the hex and make the weights look more finished. They're a little longer and heavier than the stock ones.
8. 15mm bar risers from Onur. Very nice work.
9. Tank ring from Onur.
10. Givi tank bag with tank lock fitting.
11. SPOT Gen3 satellite locator. Its tracking feature gets a GPS fix every 10 minutes and sends it to a web page that my spouse can use to keep track of me. It lives in the lid of the tank bag where it gets an unobstructed view of the sky. It has its own lithium batteries, but also gets power from a USB hub in the tank bag. The same hub powers my phone.
12. Dead animal skin seat cover from Alaska Sheepskin. Actually, it's the pillion seat cover from my old Honda ST1300, which I forgot to send off with the new owner when I sold the bike.
13. OEM shop stand. Indispensable.
14. When I traded in the 07, Dave at MI and I swapped the rider and passenger footpegs between the two bikes. I don't like the narrow metal pegs on the newer bikes, so I kept the old rubber-padded pegs.
15. Termignoni OEM exhaust, with the DB killer IN!
16. MG panniers with brackets. The left bag touched the top edge of the Termi, so I had to do some fiddling and bending to get them apart by only about 1/8 inch.
17. MG tail rack. I had installed it on the 07, so blowing huge holes in the tail cowling was less traumatic this time.
18. MG tail bag. Straps are modified with buckles to make the bag easier to get on and off.
19. 4-circuit fuse block under the air cleaner snorkel, connected to switched 12VDC under the fuse panel on the right frame rail. Two 7.5A circuits power the USB connector on the right front turn signal and the GPS.
20. An identical 4-circuit fuse block just behind the snorkel, connected to unswitched 12VDC at the main fuses below the battery. One 15A circuit powers a pigtail that connects to electric clothing. One 7.5A circuit serves as an input for a Battery Tender maintainer. Another 7.5A circuit powers another set of USB connections that provide power to the rear luggage, either panniers or tail bag. This provides power for a tablet computer and a Jambox portable bluetooth speaker. All circuits on both fuse blocks are connected to a grounding terminal strip on the left frame rail that is grounded to the main earth post at the starter motor.
21. Battery Tender makes a sweet little digital voltmeter that plugs into the same SAE connector where the battery maintainer connects. It's cheap and tiny, and enables me to monitor battery voltage without turning on the ignition.
22. Custom license plate frame, ordered on the internet, that says, "Fate L'Amore, Non La Guerra" Make Love, Not War.
Hugger rear fender
Stelvio hand guards (already have 'em, functional but fugly, won't mount them until I need them for cold weather riding, which is hopefully Never.)
I've had the bike for a month, but all these projects and iffy weather have limited my riding to about 500 miles so far. I'll ride that many miles, and more, to and from the national rally in a couple of weekends. When I get back, and get the bike's first service done, it will be time for one more farkle, geegaw, whatever: the Beetle map! I'm not real pleased with light-throttle fueling below 4K, which makes the bike a bit of a challenge to ride in traffic. A bit lumpy and grumpy. But I'm sure Mark's map for this bike, with this exhaust, will be worth the $100.
Il Razzo Rosso (the Red Rocket), in full touring livery:[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]