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  1. Making the leap from BMW...

    DL1000 from 2002-2012
    Hi! For the past few years, I've been riding BMW R1100 touring bikes (RT and S) and am now looking to get into some Adventure riding. I feel the GS is just a little too big and tall (I'm 5'9" and 160lbs with 31" inseam) and have heard/read great things about the Vstrom. They are a bit smaller...
  2. With or without Thermostat?

    DL1000A - 2014-2016
    Hi all! Got a question and need a feedback / opinion. i'm riding a 2014 1000. Anybody have removed their thermostat and running on with no thermostat? what are the pros and cons of not having a thermostat? I'm from Singapore. Other than the monsoon season at the end of the year and the...
  3. Howdy!! Any information helps :)

    Stromtroopers - New member introductions
    Good day! I recently joined Stromtrooper.com, I have been obsessed with determining which route I want to go.... I recently lost my father, horrible circumstances. We had planned on building a couple of dr650’s, traveling, camping etc. Now that he is no longer here,, I figure i should just get...
  4. Lowering the Seat Height

    DL1000A - 2017-19
    I'm considering a move up in CCs and touring capability from my Gladius to the new V-Strom 1000. My problem is that I have about a 29" inseam on a good day. I see that Suzuki offers a Low Seat for the Strom 1000, but I'm not sure how much lower it actually is. Sargent offers a Low Seat that's...
  5. New V-Strom owner from Central Coast California

    Stromtroopers - New member introductions
    Hi everyone. I am new to motorcycling having just started riding at the start of 2014. I immediately bought a 2001 DRZ400SM which has been a blast to learn on. It was tough keeping up with my friends on day trips though (range, power, and comfort) so I knew I would eventually have to upgrade...
  6. Hi from Brisbane Australia

    Stromtroopers - New member introductions
    Hi everyone. Just a quick intro from a V-Strom newbie in BRisbane Australia. I've had sports bikes all my life, but finding now that I don't need to go as quick that I am preferring a more upright seating position and longer suspension. I love to get away for long country rides and given the...
  7. 1000 center stand

    DL1000 from 2002-2012
    I did it! Man, this 1000 is the biggest YZ/CBR/Cruzer I have ever had the privilege of throwing a leg over. A flat on the Alaska Highway this July will have a little less intimidation. Even though I was the spelling beee champ in grade 2, it hasn't done much for me lately. Let's roll...
  8. Vee dies when i put it into gear

    V-Strom Service & Maintenance Questions/Discussion
    I just bought a 2009 DL1000 yesterday in Austin TX, I rode it for 2 hours and now when I put it into gear the bike dies immediately. It started doing this after I used the E kill to shut the bike off. Its acting like maybe the clutch isnt working... Also the red light on the dash comes on and...
  9. 2004 DL 1000- thinking about buying

    DL1000 from 2002-2012
    I am looking at a 2004 DL 1000 with 1300 miles. it has new brakes and all fluids changed. Seller wants $4,200. I don't know if this is high mileage or how good of a price. It has the center stand, hand guards, and the mounts for side cases and top case, but no cases. It ran good when I test...
  10. Add ABS brakes to 2009 V-Storm 1000?

    General V-Strom Discussion
    Add ABS brakes to 2009 V-Strom 1000? Anyone add ABS brakes to their V-Strom 1000? Are there aftermarket ABS brakes? Where can I find them? Difficult to install? Thanks, Jake
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