Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: plymouth, michigan
I would guess you have the stock front tire - My vstrom is also a bit squirrely on loose gravelly dirt road riding. I did add a fork brace, and run semi knobs (fullbore m40/41's), and it's much better behaved - it is a dream on hardpack. But, the Vstrom is a big heavy bike that provides very little feedback as to what's under the front tire when traction gets gravelly. It's just a characteristic of the bike you'll have to come to terms with. That said, if you think your Vstrom has a mind of it's own, wait til you ride it in sand!!!!!
When in doubt, gas it..........seems to work even when you're white knuckling it!
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Last edited by jokermtb; 06-07-2016 at 01:06 PM.