25k Mile Check-In for 2018 V Strom 1000XT
Just wanted to share that my 1 year old V Strom 1000XT 2018 is doing well @ 25k miles. My goal is to see 200k. I am inspired by all the high mileage riders on this forum.
A few of the trips big trips I've done with it from north eastern PA:
Near Future Rides Planned:
Upper Peninsula is slotted for Labor Day Weekend 2019
Alaska - Summer 2020 (I really hope)
Next week I will be mounting my 5th set of tires on the bike. The tires I used are as followed:
1. OEM Tires (8k miles)
2. Heidenau k76s (8k miles)
3. Shinko 705s (4k miles, but the worst front tire I have ever used)
4. Heidenau k76s (5k miles, but a lot more 2up riding than the first k76 set)
Chain replaced @ 20k miles, which was a little premature, but I had a 3k mile ride that I wasn't comfortable trying to squeeze the miles out of a worn chain.
Oil used: Motul 300V 10W-40
Bled the brakes twice, which was at a 10k mile interval. Pads are good
OEM seat is comfy as hell.
OEM suspension is feeling pretty worn. Time to start looking for some aftermarket options.
My only real issue was a fluke broken foot peg casting, which wasn't covered by warranty.
Suzuki V Strom 1000 XT - 25,000 miles. Hoping to rack up 200,000+
Yamaha FJ09 2015 - 37,000 (Blew Up)
Honda Grom 2014 - 15,000 miles
Last edited by vinnie; 08-13-2019 at 07:24 AM.