Uh... I think maybe you could have opened on a less aggressive note. Unless there's a whole bunch of people on this site that I've not encountered who bash people who don't mod their bike.
I think a few minor mods are totally worth it; sliders to protect your investment, spools so you can work on it yourself. I went with a Speedohealer because I hate inaccurate information, and a fuel mapper to smooth out throttle. But really, those are both things Suzuki did to meet legal bullshit, and I like to think if they could have engineered a bike without those worries, I wouldn't feel the need to correct anything. And maybe a few other changes to make the bike match the rider; mirror mods for larger people, electrical stuff and luggage for tourers, grip pads on the tank, etc. For purely cosmetic mods, I think it's sorta a bonding thing. Every time I fix something on my Jeep, it's more than a financial investment, it's time and effort (and often blood) that I've put into it, it makes it "mine" in a way buying and driving it didn't. Considering how little repairs and maintenance are needed for a brand new bike, customizing it is a way to make the connection, I'm assuming, I don't really go much for cosmetic mods.
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