Thanks for the warm welcome, all!
I hope you got yourself a red one, because they are fastest.
Nope, it's blue. I would have preferred red, but this one was a great deal so I'll deal with blue (or paint it)
With the seat, I swapped my stock DL650 for a stock DL1000 seat with a local guy who was a little height challenged. It isn't a perfect solution, but I like how the DL1000 seat sits higher with a little more padding, and it didn't cost me anything.
I was thinking of trying to broker a deal something like that - maybe find someone to trade for a stock seat plus a few $$ and then go the Seat Comcepts route... just a thought.
Originally Posted by Stalky Tracker
For a skid plate, I went with SW-Motech. Ok for road and gravel, but if you do any real off roading something a little tougher would be in order.
For a seat I ended up with a Russell Day Long and love it. Should have gotten it a lot sooner. It is all day comfortable.
I'm thinking I might go with the skid plate from Yann. I like the price and it seems to be as strong, if not stronger than any other.
Thanks for the info on the seat. I've defiitely considered tgis route too. Rich's custom seats is near-ish to here also..
BTW, engine guards is a must on the V-Strom - only after you have laid the bike down, you will appreciate their value.
Engine guards = crash bars, right? Is so, the bike came with the Givi bars, so I'm good there. Unless you mean something else..
Welcome to the forum, fellow Washingtonian. There are quite a few 'Strom owners between here in Bremerton and you and we do get together once in a while, often organized by Enumclaw here on the forum. Hope to see you on the road. Bobby
Howdy, neighbor! I'd love to come out to meet some folks!