Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Northern Michigan
While I did not do this to my Vstrom, many years ago I did it on my Kawasaki Concours 1000. I had mounted a sidecar on the bike, and had a custom shock built by Works Performance. In a phone call with one of their suspension engineers, he recommended it as a good method. I already had Progressive brand springs installed - forget exactly how much I cut off, but then made a new spacer longer than stock by the length I had cut off. I put 50,000 miles on the bike with sidecar after that with no issues.
No longer a Vstrom Owner - fantastic bike! Now sporting a KTM 990 Adventure