RM triple clamp inverted forks & 17" wheels on a DL1000: anyone ever do it - Stromtrooper Forum : Suzuki V-Strom Motorcycle Forums
General V-Strom Discussion Talk about all things V-Strom not limited to just one of the above models

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 5 Old 05-12-2008, 10:05 PM Thread Starter
Junior Trooper
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 2
RM triple clamp inverted forks & 17" wheels on a DL1000: anyone ever do it

Hey guys I am band new here please forgive me if I am being brash.

As some here know we will always study what our next new ride will be. I do still have 3 bikes now but I am looking for my next new Love. As I am getting older I think I prolly will stop being so hard on my ride, and also quit beating the living piss out of my 2 wheel love,,, but, I have said that before.

I am realy seriously considering the Vstrom 1000, this bike seems nearly perfect for me. However after having the Gsxr 1000 and many Cr 250's... blah blah blah. I realy like the performance of those beefy front ends!

I have read how to do this mod to an XR650 with CR gear, and am wondering if it would be as simple of a mod to do this to a Vstrom 1k.

I think if I could do this mod to a strom 1k, it could be my most ultimate bike to ever own.

OK also about the wheels:

the stock wheel size is similer to whats on a dirt bike, thats not bad but the motard configuration of 17" wheels could realy be intreging for this bike don't you think.

Last edited by fatalerror; 05-13-2008 at 04:59 PM. Reason: fixed title
rossi is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 5 Old 05-13-2008, 12:26 AM
805gregg's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Ojai, Ca
Posts: 961
No! It's just fine the way it's built.
805gregg is offline  
post #3 of 5 Old 05-13-2008, 07:57 AM
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: atl, g.a. a.k.a hell
Posts: 91
let me make sure im understanding you correctly? you wanna motard a dl1000? why. they are heavy. if you want more of a street bike you should look into the sv 1000

never play leapfrog with a unicorn.
-jenna jameson-

strommer offroad club member 5
lucky_strike is offline  
post #4 of 5 Old 05-13-2008, 04:33 PM
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 241
Anything is possible. Whether it's worth it is the question.

If I understand your question you want to add longer forks. Or just beefier forks? Any travel increase will cause clearance issues between tire and radiator. There's a guy at ADVRider who used bits from the DR to add a 21" front wheel and gain longer travel.

I also wonder about how the added rigidity of USDs would affect the frame. Honda seemed adamant about not using USDs on the BRP. Although many did without anything untoward happening.

Fitting a 17" front and a wider rear wheel is easy enough.

Get started and post up pics of the result. Inquiring minds want to know.
Mountaintime05 is offline  
post #5 of 5 Old 05-13-2008, 08:39 PM Thread Starter
Junior Trooper
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 2
Beefier forks not longer, I am sure the geometry is good unchanged. Can you sugest any
I am just guessing RM cause I know that they are plenty strong!

Mountaintime05 USDs is an aconym for upside down? also BRP ?? Baha Race Puppy??

>>NO: not interested to motard it, the wheel size really is more about tire choice. I actually have one street bike now, a cherry cb750 K8 with nearly identical size wheels and the selection of tires for that bike is very limited. It took me several days to find a contemporary tread in P Metric size that would fit on the K8.
I don’t have to ride the STROM or check my many tire charts to know that the 19” is a suck size for tire tyre choices.
The Avon’s I have fitted on the cb, are very nice but the cb750 K8 is not capable of speed in turns to even begin to learn to trust or know if you like the Avon tire.
We have many choices:
you my like Bridgestone or Michelin
I am a Dunlap or Metzler guy,
don’t even try to say to me that kenda or continental, or Cheng Shin, maxis are ok for me.
I have tried them
After so many hours in the saddle you tend to trust you life to (your tire brand).
>>>Plus I like the look of the motard style. I know that sounds stupid but many bikers like to have a little personal touch to their bike.
I know the 458lbs is not the lightest bike but I consider 458 to be a very nice weight for highway stability, speed in cross wind and yet nibble enough in urban traffic. Stock 458 weight to 98hp ratio seem a very substantial start .

************************************************** ************************************************** ************************************************** ******
Originally Posted by 805gregg View Post
No! It's just fine the way it's built.
SO! Why then does it appear that the fork brace is such a HOT topic on this fourm, Greg!
Are forks exactly related to the same topic as the fork brace improvement?
Would you also advise me not to have a fork damper? “Gregg”
What about those that can tell the difference of fork valve job specific to rider weight?

Is it possible that you don't know that RM forks are abundant and often cheep and already included with after market beefier triple clamps?

>>>>>Might it not have been better for you just to avoid this thread<<<<<<<

Maybe you could have been PLeasnt and tell me how wonderfully built it is in the stock form and that there is no need for anything to be done; the bike will certainly handle full lean or near full lean at WOT "wide open throttle" while on off camber double apex descending S's in tight rocky canyons.
You could have further attested that you do not get any instability, eg:
No violent shaking, you never have to back down off the throttle, constant searching for the proper body position to eliminate head shaking, is a thing of the past the Suzuki engineers did not skimp there. Amazingly there is no need for a fork damper, or the fearful tank slapper's never happen with a stock V-Strom.

SO! Greg what is it “perfect for you” and your riding style or perfect for all?
“ SO let me guess chicken strips?”

Greg let me ask you, do you believe that the government would never lie to you?
rossi is offline  
Sponsored Links

Quick Reply

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


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

Email Address:


Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

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