StromTrooper banner


  1. Givi Airflow - not a panacea...but a naked bike helmet may be the solution

    DL1000A - 2017-19
    Anyone have a similar experience with buffeting on a new model V-Strom 1000 (2017-2019)? This Spring 2020, I purchased a new 2018 Suzuki V-Strom 1000XT and an adventure-like helmet; the HJC DS-X1. Unfortunately, my ride home was less than the ecstatic ride that I had been looking forward to...
  2. Aerostich tank panniers on 2014+ DL1000A?

    DL1000A - 2014-2016
    Is anyone out there using the Aerostich tank panniers on a Vee2? I have some old panniers, and I'd like to use them on the Vee2 but haven't figured out a satisfactory fitting. If anyone's solved this problem, please share. One reason for doing this, besides getting some extra cargo capacity up...
  3. Windscreen and Buffeting 2012+ DL650 - Appendix 1 - Custom Deflectors

    DL650A - 2012-2016
    Apologies up front if this 'Appendix' idea goes against the 'the only one' theme of the main Windscreen and Buffeting thread... I'd be happy to move this topic into that thread but it is getting a bit long... so didn't want to clog it up. Happy to rename this if inappropriate too. Following on...
  4. "Visor" ADV Helmets

    General V-Strom Discussion
    Do you use a helmet similar to the Shoei Hornet, Icon Variant, or Arai XD4? The common characteristic of these is the visor over the top of the faceshield. If so, what is your experience with how the visor handles the air pressure at highway speeds?
  5. Windscreen and Buffeting Thread for the 2012-2016 DL650... The only one!!!

    DL650A - 2012-2016
    Cee Baileys will have a new windshield out next week. They have been using my bike to pattern out ect. I will get my bike back on Wednesday with the shield. They are taking pictures on Monday and Tuesday. What do I get? A windshield for my bike for free and fifty dollars a day for loss of bike...
  6. Fairing mounted Mirrors, relocating?

    DL1000 from 2002-2012
    I've read all the buffeting threads on here, and the ones about the different kinds of mirrors. I tried some different stalk mirrors, but they didn't do the trick, and vibrated so much they became essentially useless. I did manage to get a pair of "street-bike" style mirrors for relatively...
  7. **2010 Wee Euro windscreen???

    General V-Strom Discussion
    Just saw this on yoututbe...anyone know if that low tinted windscreen is a Suzuki factory piece? Maybe a Suzuki UK piece? Anyone know? YouTube - 23-04-10 - Suzuki V Strom
  8. Aprilia Tuono Mirrors... Amazing Improvement!

    Maintenance, Tech and Products.
    I loved the Vee from the first time I rode one in the summer of '09, but knew early-on that I would have to do something to address the significant buffeting. I am 6'5", 250, and relatively broad of shoulder. Experiencing heavy wind blast between my factory mirrors and the factory windscreen...
  9. Help Needed: Advice on how to find the "Sweet Spot" on a MadStad bracket

    DL650 and DL650A - 2004 to 2011
    Hello, I purchased a MadStad bracket despite mixed reviews on this site. The people who favor the product do so with quite a bit of zeal... I had hoped to experience that level of success, but sadly have not. I am 5'10" with a 32 inseam. I ride with an Icon AirFrame helmet. The MadStad is...