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post #1 of 19 Old 06-16-2017, 12:30 PM Thread Starter
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First Impression of New V-Strom

To some this may seem like an odd first impression, but the new seat is comfortable. Some 62 years of riding and I must say this is the best so far. The reason why this is so important to me is that if your rear end is hurting, your not comfortable, you can't enjoy the ride from wiggling around trying to find a measure of ease. The rear seat is wider and seems to be softer too. I have a top plate coming for my Trekker box and then the little wife can give me her thoughts on the seat. (She won't ride without back support.) Best to all and be careful, Richard
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post #2 of 19 Old 06-16-2017, 12:40 PM
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Handsome bike there, Richard.
And comfy too?
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Hi, I just bought the new 2017/2018 DL1000. My 3rd one. 2007, 2012, and now this one. They are great bikes for long range rides. I like the luggage style, and the ease of taking it off with one hand. However, on the first short outing my wife immediately informed me that the cases are too small. I'm looking at the GIVI Trekker side cases, but what do you do with the brand new factory luggage? Ebay?
Or, does anyone recommend a specific bag for the rear rack? Thanks, Bill
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You won't regret getting the GIVI Trekker Outback. I love mine. I sold my OEM cases right here on the classified.
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post #5 of 19 Old 07-03-2017, 06:53 PM
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Hi, I'm looking at the Trekker side bags, with a liner in one side. I'm thinking it may be easy to have an inside bag to pull out and take into a motel without undoing the luggage itself. Maybe the top case. Trekker comes in a 46 liter size. Nobody here carries it in stock so I am slightly concerned that it may be really large and stick out more than I want. The other size is 33 liters. Any thoughts? Thanks, Bill
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I'm too new to able to sell anything. I'm hoping to make the switch before October when I'm heading to the Ozarks.
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post #7 of 19 Old 07-04-2017, 03:21 AM
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My dealer showed me one and it was huge. Decided to go for cases on the side. Also huge, but I think more stable when doing highways and such.
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post #8 of 19 Old 07-12-2017, 12:33 PM
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I installed the Givi quick release racks on my 2014 and mated the Givi UT 808 soft bags to them. https://www.motostorm.it/en/accessor...ivi-ut808.html.
I don't use a top case preferring a large 70 liter dry bag strapped across the seat which doubles as a back rest. The Givi soft bags are 25 liters each which is enough for solo touring. Motostorm will save you alot of money on Givi products.
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post #9 of 19 Old 07-12-2017, 07:44 PM
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The Trekker series appeals to me because of: looks, partial opening on the top, and inside bag. I tend to keep the right side full of rain gear, cold weather gear, and such. It seems like a good solution to be able to open the left side and pull out the soft bag with all I would need in a motel. I hope. Bill
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I wasn't crazy about the look of the new DL1000 when they first came out a few years ago, but the subtle changes in styling have really been improvements. They're a darn fine looking bike now.
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