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  1. DL650A - 2012-2016
    I have a 2015 V-Strom with the Adventure package (well, the Expedition package here in Canada). The windscreen has this horizontal attachment on the top that I can adjust. I've attached a picture. What is that thing for? And how am I supposed to set it up properly?
  2. DL650A - 2012-2016
    I've got a 2013 DL650 with the Suzuki aluminum side cases (free by Suzuki promo last year). I want to add a top case, and was planning alll along to get the Suzuki aluminum top case, but I've since read several complaints about vibration noise, so now I'm not so sure. Is there anyone here who...
  3. General V-Strom Discussion
    At long last I can now call myself an official Stromtrooper. I picked up a very nice 2012 Wee Adventure model in Alabama on Saturday and rode it back almost 900 miles to Austin, TX. I have to say, the bike is downright amazing, especially coming from my 1982 Kawasaki KZ550 LTD. It's almost...
  4. General V-Strom Discussion
    Part two of the interview with Sam Manicom about traveling the world on two wheels is available now. You can listen at a spot below: AdventureMotoRider.com iTunes Stitcher Radio Or plug our RSS feed into your favorite podcatcher. Copy and paste the following into your app...
  5. Ride Reports (Route Sheets)
    Hello Troopers! I released part 1 of an interview with Sam Manicom, author and world traveler. Sam and I discussed things you need to know about traveling in other countries. He provides some great travel tips and you don't want to miss it! Search Adventure Moto Rider in iTunes or Stitcher or...
  6. General V-Strom Discussion
    Hello all! A new podcast from a Stromtrooper member (me) and Strom rider is out. I am fairly new to adventure riding and I plan to use the podcast as a way to learn about how to ride, learn about where to ride from those traveling the world, and where to find the gear and accessories. I have...
  7. Northwest
    Hey All, I am new to this forum, so hopefully I don't screw this up too bad! I am thinking that a Washington Backcountry Discovery Route trip for 2013 should be planned! This sounds like such a cool idea! And input or does anyone know someone that is already planning this ride?
  8. Stromtroopers - New member introductions
    Hello Troopers, I'm a former KLR rider who felt like everytime I got on the highway I was going to get run over. I then moved to a Versys but found the back roads were not something the Versys could really do, no matter how much the Versys lovers think it can or how much you farkle it. So...
  9. DL650A - 2012-2016
    Because of the shortage of Suzuki top box, and since I only want to use the (huge) Suzuki side cases for long trips, I bought from Amazon the cheap Bestem 929 top box that comes with all the hardware to mount it on the bike. I couldn't find any instructions that were specific to the adventure...
  10. DL1000 from 2002-2012
    My rear tire was badlly demeged when I was doing may way to a small town in Mexico, surprisingly the big vee could still run even with no air at all, well, it is not so easy but it is possible. The thing is that the only tire I could buy was Pirelli mt75. I have no idea what to expect from this...
  11. DL650 and DL650A - 2004 to 2011
    Good day all, I'm hoping someone can share some information about the Adventure model's panniers and especially the rack system. Are these the SW-Motech Traxx cans, and what type of mounting rack is being used? Are the panniers easy to take on/off? Also, are the racks like the SW-Motech quick...
  12. General V-Strom Discussion
    I want to open a discussion about types of riding. I have dreams of riding off road and have been trying to find places to ride. The problem I have encountered is a disparity between what I think of as Dual Sport riding and Adventure riding and Dirt riding. I think the issue is my problem and...
  13. General V-Strom Discussion
    I have some new TKC80s installed... and if all goes well I will be riding back to my home town today and then taking my strom out to some sand dunes near my sister's farm... I am trying to build up experience with all types of riding in "rugged" terrain as part of preparations for my big a$$...
  14. Events
    There are a few of us Southern California StromTroopers going on a ride this Saturday 12/6 around Lake Silverwood near Hesperia, CA. In a Nut Shell: Who: Anyone with an Adventure bike What: A relaxed paved/dirt fire-road ride When: Saturday 12/6/2008 9:00 a.m. Where: Meet in front of Chaparral...
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