What maintenance/mods/farkles did you do to your Strom today? - Page 319 - 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

 664Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #3181 of 3427 Old 10-26-2018, 11:18 PM
Stromthusiast!
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Western Canada
Posts: 37
Cant remember how to put it back together

Got to plug the Delkovic exhaust. What a great system and less than $300usd!
ThumpinA2Z is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #3182 of 3427 Old 10-29-2018, 07:31 AM
Stromthusiast!
 
Join Date: Nov 2017
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 246
Installed my Happy Trail skid plate and new foam grip covers to go over my heated grips
Attached Images
File Type: jpg IMG_0762...jpg (151.6 KB, 34 views)
File Type: jpg IMG_0763...jpg (145.5 KB, 28 views)
Houstrom46* is offline  
post #3183 of 3427 Old 10-31-2018, 03:54 PM
Stromthusiast!
 
Sagebrush's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: J'ville, Alabama
Posts: 1,029
New volt meter I can actually see. Works good so far, less than $8 off Ebay.




vanislejay and rambaldi like this.

Last edited by Sagebrush; 10-31-2018 at 11:59 PM. Reason: Additional pic.
Sagebrush is offline  
 
post #3184 of 3427 Old 10-31-2018, 08:15 PM
Stromthusiast!
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Posts: 57
Garage
That's pretty slick
rambaldi is online now  
post #3185 of 3427 Old 11-01-2018, 10:47 PM
Stromthusiast!
 
Join Date: Nov 2017
Posts: 144
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sagebrush View Post
New volt meter I can actually see. Works good so far, less than $8 off Ebay.




Hey I like that voltmeter - I'm off to ebay in a few minutes Where did you get those mirrors and how do they compare to stock ones RE buffeting and view??
Gert likes this.
Baldspot is offline  
post #3186 of 3427 Old 11-01-2018, 10:50 PM
Stromthusiast!
 
Join Date: Nov 2017
Posts: 144
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hatchi View Post
Installed a Tutoro chain oiler. It's a great product that's easy to install.

Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
How do you like that oiler so far? I was thinking of getting one but the last time I lightly oiled my chain with 80/90 gear oil AND wiped it down nice - well I was shocked to see oil not only on my rear tire sidewall but also on about 3/4" of the edge of the tread Are you getting any oil on the tire from your setup?
Baldspot is offline  
post #3187 of 3427 Old 11-01-2018, 11:30 PM
Stromthusiast!
 
ugatha's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Location: South Louisiana
Posts: 26
Installed lowering links and took the 4 rubber bumpers off the bottom of the seat, and that got the seat height where I want it. Debating whether to adjust the front end slightly (I have a fork brace). While doing that I noticed the center stand was missing a bolt and I miraculously had one the correct size and installed it. Took if for a 66 mile ride and burned .987 gallons of gas!

Previous rides:
Suzuki 80cc Hillbilly
Honda 500 Twin
1975 Gold Wing
Suzuki Volusia (same bike twice)
HD V Rod
HD Sportster (3 of them)
HD Dyna
Aprilia Futura
Honda Magna 750 (3 of them)
Honda 750 Nighthawk
Triumph America
Triumph Thunderbird
Triumph Speedmaster
BMW R1150R (2 of them)
BMW F800ST
BMW K1200s
BMW K75
Yamaha 1100 Cruiser
Suzuki SV650
ugatha is offline  
post #3188 of 3427 Old 11-02-2018, 12:09 AM
Stromthusiast!
 
Sagebrush's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: J'ville, Alabama
Posts: 1,029
Quote:
Originally Posted by Baldspot View Post
Hey I like that voltmeter - I'm off to ebay in a few minutes Where did you get those mirrors and how do they compare to stock ones RE buffeting and view??
Those are cheap Emgo universal mirrors. The LH part number is 20-25172. They run about $12 each retail. They probably sell the pairs on Ebay still.

I glued around the mirror edges to stop the rattles, but I've done that on OEM mirrors too. Been on there for years now. Surprisingly they have been durable, haven't had to mess with them since the initial install.

Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
Sagebrush is offline  
post #3189 of 3427 Old 11-02-2018, 10:03 AM
Stromthusiast!
 
vanislejay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Montreal, QC
Posts: 556
Quote:
Originally Posted by Baldspot View Post
How do you like that oiler so far? I was thinking of getting one but the last time I lightly oiled my chain with 80/90 gear oil AND wiped it down nice - well I was shocked to see oil not only on my rear tire sidewall but also on about 3/4" of the edge of the tread Are you getting any oil on the tire from your setup?
Why did you use gear oil for your chain? There are specific products for that to avoid just that problem.
eff likes this.
vanislejay is offline  
post #3190 of 3427 Old 11-02-2018, 12:44 PM
Stromthusiast!
 
Bikehigh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Living In A Van Down By The Schuylkill River
Posts: 318
Installed Rox 2" riser, Galfer +2 SS lines, and speed bleeders yesterday. The Rox riser definitely changed the ergos of the bike. Gonna take a bit for my muscle memory to adjust.

The Galfer lines were't too tough an install. The connection to the hard lines for the ABS was the hardest part. Had to drop the radiator to get enough room to work. Installing the inverters into the connection between hard lines and the new manifold blocks was a bit nerve wracking. Those things are tiny!

The Rox riser was an interesting install too, as there's no room for an allen wrench to tighten all four lower bolts. Nothing a block of wood and a hammer couldn't take care of. Tightened the front bolts first and tapped the riser forward to get access to the rear bolts.

The speed bleeders were awesome. Easiest bleed I've ever done. I was worried about bleeding all the way to the ABS pump, but the SBs made it easy. Lever is solid first try!
brutalguyracing likes this.
Bikehigh is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

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

Password:


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

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










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