There are not a lot of members on this great forum dedicated to the Suzuki V strom who can imagine purchasing a brand new bike and without even turning the key you can make such wholesale changes to the bike,your budget must be a bottomless pit ,looking forward to the end result.
I wish the budget was a bottomless pit
I suppose i have ridden bikes long enough to know what mods will work for me. I am hoping that all the accessories will total less than $2,000. Working on that amount, the bike will represent great value for money.
All the prep is for a trip around Aus later this year. I have a unique opportunity where i can take 2 months holidays. I want the bike to be a comfortable durable machine.
A couple of things to consider.
You can't put the front plastics back on. Moving the bars forward will mean the bars hit the screen on full lock. BTW. In four years on this forum this is the first time I have ever heard of somebody moving the bars forward.
While you have the air box off put some door screen fly wire over the inlet. The air box attracts insects like a magnet and the fly wire over the inlet will greatly reduce your filter cleaning time.
Take the air filter element out and carefully check the seal underneath where it sits on the air box. Suzuki have a habit of not installing them correctly and leaving gaps. While you have it off some Vaseline or similar in the edge of the seal is a good move as well.
Apply some silastic are similar to the rubber covers over the swing arm pivot unless you want to pay Jeffries $22 regularly to replace the missing one.
Stainless front brake lines make a big difference (improvement) to the brake feel.
I assume that you will be using the factory socket for the heated grips. It will be way easier to find with the plastics off and Eastern Beaver make a nice cable with connector to plug into it.
I have no intention of putting the plastics back on. Final postioning of the controls will happen when the bike is back together. I want to have a good compromise between sitting and standing control of the bike. The supplied spacers were all that HDB made, if they don't work it will be easy and cheap to swap them out.
Thanks for the tip on the screen for the inlet, i'll have a look at that. I assume you mean the flyscreen is on the outside of the airbox? I have not taken it off, just disconnected it from the throttle bodies.
I'll check the filter as well
for the price they charge, you would assume it would be perfect.
I am not using the factory wiring, i have bought a PC-8 fuseblock from eastern beaver. I will run the grips off one of the switched outlets.