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post #1 of 5 Old 07-30-2019, 02:03 PM Thread Starter
Junior Trooper
Join Date: Jul 2019
Posts: 5

Hi Storm Troopers
I'm new to V Strom's but I think it might be the best bike I have ever owned! (several)
buoght it 2 months ago and took it thru Death Valley for 4 days! 2012 650.
It has no skid plate, did suzuki offer a factory piece for my year?
Thanks sohcphreek
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post #2 of 5 Old 07-30-2019, 09:00 PM
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Welcome to the forum, sohcphreek.

Several skids plates are available and lots of threads here on them. Plug "skid plate" in the "Google Custom Search" box above center and you'll get pages.

I went with SW Motech on my K6 Wee. It required crash bars too. It is on the lighter side for a skid plate but I don't do a lot of heavy duty off-roading, at least not on purpose.

2020 Eastern V-Strom Rally (website) - May 14 - 17, 2020
2006 Suzuki V-Strom DL650K
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post #3 of 5 Old 07-30-2019, 09:40 PM
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Welcome to a great forum. Lots of accessories available. Just google what you are looking for.

2008 DL1000
42,800 miles
Saddleman seat, upgraded stator, Shinko 705's, Chain Alignment Spacer, SpeedoDRD Healer, ATV High handlebar, Zumo 395LM GPS,
LED Headlight bulbs Kit 50W 6500k Fanless, Tusk Folding Shift Lever Black/Silver, Wide Black Aluminium Foot Pegs, Foot peg lowering kit,
Givi engine guards, clutch lever push rod mod, accessory fuse panel under seat, up and back risers.
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post #4 of 5 Old 07-31-2019, 03:43 AM
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post #5 of 5 Old 07-31-2019, 11:28 AM
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Hola, 4 days in DV? Sounds like fun. Hopefully the weather wasn't too oppressive.
There used to be a small campground behind the store with baths and access to the motel pool.
Unlike the rest of campgrounds in the Park that really suck!
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