Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Harlowton, Montana
Yup, I struggled to get mine on too. Broke off a small tip on the face mask, easily super glued back on. It was 35 degrees outside while I installed it, I suggest that it should be done in a warmer temperature so that the plastic is more pliable.
I also installed the Tourtech skid plate, which went smoothly until I had to remove the side stand bolt. what a PITA!
Anyway, half way through the beak install I thought I was being foolish to tear my bike apart for a cosmetic farkle, but after finishing the job I got to admit that I think it looks real good.
It warmed up to about 50 degrees so I suited up and went for about a 50 mile ride.
It's hard to explain how wonderful it felt to sit on the VStrom and head on down the road after 5 months of inactivity.
The only thing I noticed about the beaks effect on handling is that it wards off all the bugs! Not one bug splatter :biggrinjester:
Ride safe fellow Stromtroopers