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Default If money were no object, what upgrades would you make?

I have a 2013 Cross Country with 12,000 miles and it's time to start with upgrades. I already have the Victory back rest and luggage rack. I am considering a hydraulic clutch and exhaust upgrade although I am not sure which exhaust.

I am looking for ideas about all possible upgrades. I plan to spend about $2k.
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I was considering a paint job but I will probably save that as a year 4 or 5 upgrade after the original paint job is more scratched up.
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Yeah...you at least want to get your money's worth out of the OEM paint. Maybe the next thing would be either audio upgrade (amp + speakers), GPS (if you don't have one)...or lighting. I gotta tell ya...lots of little stuff, but not many major upgrades for me. I'm pretty happy leaving the engine and exhaust and fuel management alone.

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The exhaust is a must IMHO. Can't stand the sewing machine sound. Ness Honkers and Atom Bomb are both reasonably priced. I de-baffled mine and am quite pleased with the sound (only $100 too) Lots of others to choose from.
LLoydz timing wheel, air filter, and PCV, made this thing run like it should! Modest investment makes a HUGE difference in performance and ride-ability (less heat, smoother, faster revving, more fun:-)
Stereo was also a great return for the money also. Rockford amp and speakers (lots to choose from, Polks are popular, use the search). Less than $500 and much better sound quality, not just "louder".
Yes I have done all these, and I have not had one moment of regret. I made the mistake with my last bike (HD) to rush out and buy every little bolt-on that caught my eye. I regretted it later. It's sort of a good thing they don't make that many accessories for the XC

Take your time, research, and have fun!
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116" kit with supercharger, cams, tuner, etc but I would leave it looking mostly stock. I love a sleeper



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A 6 degree rake with 23" chrome wheel and wrap around fender. It's the one thing I want but don't have.

For you though, with just $2k to spend, I'd go with the Hacker True Dual exhaust system, Lloydz timing wheel and air filter, and a PCV w/AT. I think you would be more than pleased with this set up. If you are handy with a wrench you could install the Lloydz cams when you have another 5-6 hundred bucks or have it done for around $1200. Then just leave the motor alone and make the bike your own aesthetically.
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If I were truly not worried about a budget I would include cams, custom paint, speaker saddlebag lids, 23" front wheel kit, Lock and Ride trunk for touring. Maybe some Ness bars while I'm at it.
Don't want much



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Atom Bomb pipes, PCV, Lloydz AF & ATS (95 HP 110 TQ)
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