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Desert X owner from Washington state

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Hey everyone,

I live in Washington state in the US. I bought my Desert X 2 days ago (September 15th). I have 250 miles on it now from a few small rides and a longer ride today. All of that has been on street so far. But I'm planning to take it off road in 2 weeks. I have only added the headlight guard (which I'd recommend for anyone going offroad), spools for my rear stand, and a phone mount. There are many other accessories that I'm considering:
Definitely getting
  1. Crash bars
  2. rear axle sliders
  3. front axle sliders
  4. Side stand extension
  5. Water pump protection
  6. Engine protection
  7. Radiator protection

Possible, but probably will hold off on
  1. Tail bag - I have a small Mosko Moto bag which is fine for day trips. I have a large waterproof duffel bag, which I think will work for multi-day trips
  2. Top case - With the soft bags I have, I don't think I'll need this. But if my wife ever goes 2up, she would strongly prefer this
  3. Side Panniers - The aluminum side panniers look very convenient and secure. But they add weight, and are expensive. So, I'll hold off on those for now

I'll likely use the Desert X roughly the same amount on street as offroad I'm guessing. I have a V4 Pikes Peak Multistrada that is an awesome bike. And I have 2 different Panigale 959's. One of them is 100% track dedicated. I should also mention that my wife is very understanding. I bought 3 bikes this year. The Desert X is my first Adventure Bike.

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Congratulations on saving the best til last to complete your garage , and your like me on the wife front mines very understanding and wants me to enjoy things in life 馃槣馃憤
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Hi Avigil...I'm in Eastern Washington (Spokane)...picked up my Desert X a couple weeks ago and my Ducati Crash Bars just came from Italy today....thanks for posting the run down on the install. I just sold my 2019 Triumph Scrambler 1200XE this weekend so I'm ALL-IN on the Desert X now! Cheers, Clint in Spokane
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Hey everyone,

I live in Washington state in the US. I bought my Desert X 2 days ago (September 15th). I have 250 miles on it now from a few small rides and a longer ride today. All of that has been on street so far. But I'm planning to take it off road in 2 weeks. I have only added the headlight guard (which I'd recommend for anyone going offroad), spools for my rear stand, and a phone mount. There are many other accessories that I'm considering:
Definitely getting
  1. Crash bars
  2. rear axle sliders
  3. front axle sliders
  4. Side stand extension
  5. Water pump protection
  6. Engine protection
  7. Radiator protection

Possible, but probably will hold off on
  1. Tail bag - I have a small Mosko Moto bag which is fine for day trips. I have a large waterproof duffel bag, which I think will work for multi-day trips
  2. Top case - With the soft bags I have, I don't think I'll need this. But if my wife ever goes 2up, she would strongly prefer this
  3. Side Panniers - The aluminum side panniers look very convenient and secure. But they add weight, and are expensive. So, I'll hold off on those for now

I'll likely use the Desert X roughly the same amount on street as offroad I'm guessing. I have a V4 Pikes Peak Multistrada that is an awesome bike. And I have 2 different Panigale 959's. One of them is 100% track dedicated. I should also mention that my wife is very understanding. I bought 3 bikes this year. The Desert X is my first Adventure Bike.

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Gorgeous bike @avigil! Congrats! What convinced you to go with the DesertX as your first adventure bike? What do you think of the bike's ride so far?
Hi Avigil...I'm in Eastern Washington (Spokane)...picked up my Desert X a couple weeks ago and my Ducati Crash Bars just came from Italy today....thanks for posting the run down on the install. I just sold my 2019 Triumph Scrambler 1200XE this weekend so I'm ALL-IN on the Desert X now! Cheers, Clint in Spokane
Welcome to the forum @Gustav356! How do you like the bike so far since you took it home? when you install the crash bars be sure to share some photos.
Hey everyone,

I live in Washington state in the US. I bought my Desert X 2 days ago (September 15th). I have 250 miles on it now from a few small rides and a longer ride today. All of that has been on street so far. But I'm planning to take it off road in 2 weeks. I have only added the headlight guard (which I'd recommend for anyone going offroad), spools for my rear stand, and a phone mount. There are many other accessories that I'm considering:
Definitely getting
  1. Crash bars
  2. rear axle sliders
  3. front axle sliders
  4. Side stand extension
  5. Water pump protection
  6. Engine protection
  7. Radiator protection

Possible, but probably will hold off on
  1. Tail bag - I have a small Mosko Moto bag which is fine for day trips. I have a large waterproof duffel bag, which I think will work for multi-day trips
  2. Top case - With the soft bags I have, I don't think I'll need this. But if my wife ever goes 2up, she would strongly prefer this
  3. Side Panniers - The aluminum side panniers look very convenient and secure. But they add weight, and are expensive. So, I'll hold off on those for now

I'll likely use the Desert X roughly the same amount on street as offroad I'm guessing. I have a V4 Pikes Peak Multistrada that is an awesome bike. And I have 2 different Panigale 959's. One of them is 100% track dedicated. I should also mention that my wife is very understanding. I bought 3 bikes this year. The Desert X is my first Adventure Bike.

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Can you advise which headlight guard to got? thanks!
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Can you advise which headlight guard to got? thanks!
I got and like the Ducati Headlight guard:
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