205 000 KMS today. And then... - Page 10 - Stromtrooper Forum : Suzuki V-Strom Motorcycle Forums
DL1000 from 2002-2012 DL1000 from 2002-2012 (K2-L2)

 59Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #91 of 97 Old 11-30-2019, 10:55 PM Thread Starter
$tromtrooper
 
larolco's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Langley, BC, Canada
Posts: 2,460
Hand guards to deflect wind (Hippos would be best but I've got Acerbis), Parabellum big-ass windscreen, JNS LED headlight to lower electrical draw, heated gear harness and dual controller to run my Gerbings setup. Volt meter to tell me when enough is enough. I've also added a Clark big-ass fuel tank that gives me a 400 km range. I hate visiting gas stations and try to minimize the need.

The DRZ only has 5 gears though, which is its highway downfall. Put a sixth gear on this thing and it would be a perfect low budget low horsepower all round use bike.
chicago likes this.

DL1000K6 Two wheels good; four wheels bad.
DRZ400SK17
larolco is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #92 of 97 Old 12-01-2019, 12:44 PM
Stromthusiast!
Super Trooper!
 
Join Date: Jul 2019
Location: Victoria British Columbia
Posts: 147
Installed LED brake/tail lights on my 2012 Vee. Work very well. Here's the Amazon link - price is right: https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B07...?ie=UTF8&psc=1 You can get them in white or red.

Ernest Nash
Victoria BC

From Yoda - “Do or do not. There is no try.”

2012 Suzuki DL1000 VStrom
1985 Honda Goldwing GL1200 Limited Edition
1995 Honda Goldwing GL1500 Special Edition
Rednaxs60 is offline  
post #93 of 97 Old 12-01-2019, 08:44 PM Thread Starter
$tromtrooper
 
larolco's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Langley, BC, Canada
Posts: 2,460
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rednaxs60 View Post
Installed LED brake/tail lights on my 2012 Vee. Work very well. Here's the Amazon link - price is right: https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B07...?ie=UTF8&psc=1 You can get them in white or red.
Plug and play? No messing around? Not a bad deal at all. Those two little bulbs are actually a significant draw at idle.

DL1000K6 Two wheels good; four wheels bad.
DRZ400SK17
larolco is offline  
 
post #94 of 97 Old 12-02-2019, 12:13 AM
Stromthusiast!
Super Trooper!
 
Join Date: Jul 2019
Location: Victoria British Columbia
Posts: 147
Quote:
Originally Posted by larolco View Post
Plug and play? No messing around? Not a bad deal at all. Those two little bulbs are actually a significant draw at idle.
Plug and play - no messing around.

Ernest Nash
Victoria BC

From Yoda - “Do or do not. There is no try.”

2012 Suzuki DL1000 VStrom
1985 Honda Goldwing GL1200 Limited Edition
1995 Honda Goldwing GL1500 Special Edition
Rednaxs60 is offline  
post #95 of 97 Old 12-07-2019, 07:15 PM Thread Starter
$tromtrooper
 
larolco's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Langley, BC, Canada
Posts: 2,460
New connectors from Cycle Terminal arrived the other day and I installed them this afternoon.

So, the Shindengen got a sex change. What was formerly female is now male and I can use the Suzuki harness connectors.

Glad to get them properly connected. I've attached a few pics since my internet is actually working today. Usually it's the shits and pic uploading takes forever. The last pic is of the fuse block and placement of various relays, etc. I reorganized things a bit to allow easier access the the main fuse which used to be buried under wires.

So, that job is buttoned up.

Next on the list is cleaning the injectors. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that Santa brings me an ultrasonic bath in a few weeks.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 20191207_132322.jpg (334.7 KB, 5 views)
File Type: jpg 20191207_134439.jpg (258.3 KB, 4 views)
File Type: jpg 20191207_141422.jpg (355.8 KB, 5 views)
File Type: jpg 20191207_115725.jpg (412.9 KB, 5 views)
V-Tom and Gert like this.

DL1000K6 Two wheels good; four wheels bad.
DRZ400SK17
larolco is offline  
post #96 of 97 Old 12-09-2019, 11:45 PM
Stromthusiast!
Super Trooper!
 
Charlie1982's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: Willamette Valley, OR
Posts: 204
Garage
Wow, and I thought I had a lot of wires around MY battery. Guess I have a ways to go.
Charlie1982 is online now  
post #97 of 97 Old 12-10-2019, 12:58 AM Thread Starter
$tromtrooper
 
larolco's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Langley, BC, Canada
Posts: 2,460
Quote:
Originally Posted by Charlie1982 View Post
Wow, and I thought I had a lot of wires around MY battery. Guess I have a ways to go.
Fuse block relay, headlight relay, horn relay, volt meter, heated gear harness, R/R monitor, powerlet, remote negative terminal. Adds up. Wanted to keep it all out of the storage bay.
Currenv and Charlie1982 like this.

DL1000K6 Two wheels good; four wheels bad.
DRZ400SK17
larolco is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Stromtrooper Forum : Suzuki V-Strom Motorcycle Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in













Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome