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post #1 of 8 Old 05-02-2019, 08:58 AM Thread Starter
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This is my first post to introduce myself. I am based in England and own and ride a 2007 650 VStrom. Newly qualified rider from August 2018 and having fun. I have lowered the seat on mine by 1 inch and rounded of the front edges to make the legs roll better towards the pegs. The handlebars are not quite right at the moment with a wrist ache at low milage. I have fitted grip puppies which have helped and rise and rear fittings to the handlebars. I am unsre on the rise and rear fittings as the bike handles diffierently. I will tinker to see if I can find a sweet spot that suits me.

For now, stay safe and happy riding.


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post #2 of 8 Old 05-02-2019, 09:29 AM
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Welcome Shaun. It takes some trial and error to get things "just right". It has for me at least.
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post #3 of 8 Old 05-02-2019, 11:32 AM
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Hola, Mind the disk lock. I've heard of folks forgetting and taking off, or at least trying to with it in place.
I read about the stealth problems owners seem to have in England.
We don't get many reports of Stroms being stolen here. Not when they look like mine anyway!
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post #4 of 8 Old 05-02-2019, 04:43 PM
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post #5 of 8 Old 05-03-2019, 12:01 AM
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Welcome to the forum, Shaun.

2020 Eastern V-Strom Rally (website) - May 14 - 17, 2020
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1974 Suzuki TM-250
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post #6 of 8 Old 05-03-2019, 03:28 AM
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Welcome to the Forum, Shaun. Nice looking bike. Congrats.
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post #7 of 8 Old 05-03-2019, 06:13 AM
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post #8 of 8 Old 05-03-2019, 07:15 PM
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Purty bike, the rounded seat sounds nice!

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