My 2003 looks the same and I contributed it to heat....in fact, my dash got so hot one day....you can still see my thumb imprint and my fingerprint from where I touched it....and cursed. I had no idea how hot it was until it was too late. I try to never face my windscreen into the sun when I do have to park outside.
2003 V-Strom DL1000
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"The V Strom....you define it, it doesn't define you"
Loud Pipes kill OUR Rights...so PIPE down!