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Old August 1st, 2017, 08:00 AM   #11
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Welcome to the club!

There's some aftermarket accessories out there if you look hard enough! Everything fits with the Hypermotard so you should be able to find a few things. First things I fitted were RadGuard radiator and oil cooler guards, come frame and axle sliders, and a RAM mount for my phone. I couldn't find a clean waterproof way to get power from the sockets so I typically just ride with a big external battery in a Wolfman Enduro Pocket tank bag that also holds my IPass, disc lock, earplugs and headphones. Why Ducati didn't include a power socket by the handlebars is beyond my comprehension. Not much room in it but small enough to leave on the bike and throw in a backpack or the saddle bags when parked so it doesn't get snatched.
I was suspicious about the Hypermotard/Hyperstrada compatibility of some accessories. Thanks for confirming my suspicions.

I was looking at the Radiator and Oil Guards as well as the Tidy Tail for the first few mods. I'd probably order them all from EvoTech as my research so far has them at good products for these bikes.

Thanks again for your ideas and input. I appreciate them all!
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Old August 1st, 2017, 08:27 AM   #12
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I still think the radiator guards are a waste of money because the radiator is well positioned to avoid debris thrown by the front tire.

Maybe if you ride behind riders who are roosting you with rocks. Personally, I wouldn't ride behind riders like that.
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Old August 1st, 2017, 08:30 AM   #13
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After 12K miles with no radiator guard, I don't have a single dent in the fins. I get it if you hit the dirt a lot, but only a visual upgrade for road use.
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Old August 1st, 2017, 08:39 AM   #14
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As for the 939 oil cooler, I find the position very vulnerable.

While the available online guards get a lot of style points, they greatly reduce the airflow. Not prudent for engine life.

I would make my own guard out of the same easily available material the dirt racing autos use.



Painted flat black this material would offer superior protection and minimize any airflow reduction. A case could be made that it would increase airflow by straightening the air as it passes.

LINK: Honeycomb Radiator Protectors, Aircraft Grade - Circle Track and Oval Track Parts For Sprint Cars, Late Models, Hobby Stocks, Street Stocks, and Mini Stocks
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Old August 1st, 2017, 08:47 AM   #15
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There's a 12v connector underneath the headlight (intended for a GPS, is switched with the ignition) that is easily tapped into to add a charger for your phone. Look for the thread on here detailing how to use it.

Personally I have a small 12v to 5v buck converter with 2 USB ports. The USB cable/ports hang underneath my left handlebar switch cluster and have rubber caps to keep them water tight. The buck converter mounts right on the top of the triple clamp hidden from view.

As for the outlets, they are called powerlet, bmw, or DIN connector. There's a wide variety of options if you'd want to get accessories. I just carry a Powerlet to standard 12v adapter in my toolkit under the seat. That was the cheapest option.
I had heard that there was a 12v connector somewhere behind the headlight. I will look for the thread (The thread may actually be where I read about this. Didn't some guy splice or something and people told him about the outlet behind the headlight?) I will dig into this this weekend and see what I can come up with.

I will also explore the 12v to 5v converter USB route. That sounds pretty good.

I'm new to adding all of these things to bikes, so I apologize in advance for all of my upcoming questions in this thread
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Old August 1st, 2017, 08:50 AM   #16
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I still think the radiator guards are a waste of money because the radiator is well positioned to avoid debris thrown by the front tire.

Maybe if you ride behind riders who are roosting you with rocks. Personally, I wouldn't ride behind riders like that.
Understood. It's not a super pricey mod, so I will take your advice and table this one for now then.

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After 12K miles with no radiator guard, I don't have a single dent in the fins. I get it if you hit the dirt a lot, but only a visual upgrade for road use.
I honestly don't see myself taking this off-road at all. So maybe it's a mod I will skip.

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As for the 939 oil cooler, I find the position very vulnerable.

While the available online guards get a lot of style points, they greatly reduce the airflow. Not prudent for engine life.

I would make my own guard out of the same easily available material the dirt racing autos use.



Painted flat black this material would offer superior protection and minimize any airflow reduction. A case could be made that it would increase airflow by straightening the air as it passes.

LINK: Honeycomb Radiator Protectors, Aircraft Grade - Circle Track and Oval Track Parts For Sprint Cars, Late Models, Hobby Stocks, Street Stocks, and Mini Stocks
Something to consider for sure! Thanks! Appreciate the links. Makes my searches much more convenient!
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Old August 1st, 2017, 09:00 AM   #17
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eBay has a cheap double USB powerlet adapter. A little bulky but rides well in the thigh port.

If you don't like the RAM mount option, UltimateAddons sells phone specific all weather cases that have quick detach plates for a bar mount. You just have to buy the right bar width mount (the narrow one). I used this setup for my GS5 and loved it. It has waterproof ports for headphones and charging. Only downside is they are a UK based company so shipping takes some time.

Thank you! I love that UltimateAddOns site! That is exactly what I was looking for. Looks clean and holds the iPhone7!

I will be ordering the mount and case for sure!

Thank you thank you thank you!!
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Old August 1st, 2017, 09:06 AM   #18
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I never travel without a cover.



Radar detector is required for my style of riding.

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Old August 1st, 2017, 09:17 AM   #19
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I'm certain that all y'all are the type of riders that always ride within the speed limits. Especially for the corners. Signs like these cause you to head back to the freeways.

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Old August 1st, 2017, 09:23 AM   #20
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When the Lowest Common Denominator speed limits set for huge FAT pickups appear on roads like these, you too slow down to 20 m.p.h and 25 m.p.h.

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