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post #1 of 8 Old 08-23-2019, 04:30 AM Thread Starter
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Hi Everyone,

Just wanted to introduce myself. Not new to riding and this is actually my 2nd V-Strom. 1st one was a 2014 and then decided to upgrade to a 2017 XT 650. Originally from around the Pittsburgh Area Currently residing in Monroeville Area.

Just got back from Nova Scotia and rode the Cabot Trail Pretty Awesome I must say.

Some Farkles I have done to the bike and Iím sure Iím forgetting some stuff.

Arrow Exhaust
Ravetech Skid Plate
Helmet Guardian
Givi Crash Bars
Denali Soundbomb
EBC HH brake pads Front & Rear
Givi Tank Bag
Shad 58X Trunk
Shad SH36 Side Cases
Shad SH36 Red Reflectors
Adventure Tech Fork Brace
Adventure Tech Mirror Extenders
Adventure Tech Foot Peg and Control Lowering Kit
Adventure Tech Auxiliary Lighting
Adventure Tech Larger Side Stand Foot (Not Installed)
12 O'clock Labs SpeedoDRD
BackOFF XP Brake Light Module
Shad 3P System Side Case Racks
Shad Mounting Plate for Trunk
12 O'Clock Labs Running Light Adapters Front Signals (Not Installed)
Givi Air Flow Windscreen
Grip Puppies
Seat Concepts Seat (Just got it)
Air hawk Cushion
Garmin GPS Zumo 396
Ram Mount
Upgraded Dual USB Powerport
Sit N Fly Seat Cover (Not Installed)
Vsystem Scottoiler
Scottoiler Scorpion Dual Injector (Not Installed)
Cyclops LED Headlight Bulb
Cyclops TMPS System
Motowerk Highway Pegs
SW-MOTECH Foot pegs
All Bulbs Upgraded to LED
Soupís Lowering Links
Soupís Kickstand
Soupís Oversize Foot
Eastern Beaver PC8
Tourtech Locking oil Filler Cap
Gorilla Alarm
JT 16T Sprocket (Not Installed)
Kaoko Throttle Lock
Techspec Gripster Tank Pad
Beretta Production Side Grip Protector
Woodcraft Swingarm Sliders
Oxford Touring Heated Grips
Shad Red Led Brake Light Top Case (For Sale)
2018 DL250 Mirrors (Not Installed)
Custom Switch for Hazards
Givi Radiator Guard
AdMore Lighting High Output LED Light Bar (Not Installed)
DrySpec Tool Tube (Not Installed)
K&N Air Filter
Booster Plug
OEM Suzuki Center Stand (Not Installed)
Protaper Gold Bars
Racetech Fork Springs
Tourtech bar Risers
DynoJet Power Commander V 20-051 (For Sale)

I really enjoy Modding my bike I can honestly say the only other upgrades at least for now Iím considering are

Galfer Steel Braided Lines
Magura Hydraulic Clutch Kit
Barkbuster Storm Hand Guards
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post #2 of 8 Old 08-23-2019, 09:13 AM
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Welcome to the Forum. Well done on the mods. You forgot the on-board volt meter and brake caliper up-grades. LOL
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post #3 of 8 Old 08-23-2019, 12:48 PM
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Welcome to the forum, bmg.

2020 Eastern V-Strom Rally (website) - May 14 - 17, 2020
2006 Suzuki V-Strom DL650K
1986 Honda Shadow VT700C
1974 Suzuki TM-250
1966 Triumph Bonneville T-120R
1965 Suzuki 80
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post #4 of 8 Old 08-23-2019, 03:31 PM
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You better make good use of this huge investment

Watch out for the 2020 North East V-Strom Rally, 10th anniversary, NEVA20. New thread coming shortly. First weekend in end July/ begin August

Plan for the Eastern V-Strom Rally next spring:

And still this year PEEP SHOW 2019:

Blau1 2004 DL650-sold
Blau2 2014 DL1000A

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post #5 of 8 Old 08-24-2019, 04:02 PM Thread Starter
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Definitely will looking to be more active on the forum.

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post #6 of 8 Old 08-24-2019, 05:52 PM
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New here also. Enjoying my first Vstrom so far 2019 few hundred miles now.

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post #7 of 8 Old 08-25-2019, 02:01 PM
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I'm a 2017 650 XT owner in McMurray, PA. I photograph rugby games near you at Founders Field on occasion. Met another owner at a gas station here in the South Hills last week. He was from Squirrel Hill, which is a little closer to you. Enjoy, it's a great ride.
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post #8 of 8 Old 09-03-2019, 10:13 PM Thread Starter
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Nice to meet ya Inpitt/Mac50 Wish I was staying a little longer definitely would have setup a ride. I'll be moving to Texas next week.

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