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  1. Seeking Accident Damage Analysis/Opinions

    DL650A - 2012-2016
    It's been a couple of weeks since the accident happened, so bruises and pride are just about healed. This is a particularly painful accident pride-wise as it is my first after riding for many years. I was wearing all the gear except hip pads (my next purchase after repairing the bike). The...
  2. NHTSA Recall Not Fulfilled

    Feedback to Suzuki
    I have a DL 1000. It has been inoperable for the last 3 months because of the defective voltage regulator/rectifier that Suzuki built into it. :furious: Part number 32800-06G01 is printed among 10 other part numbers on 21 models on the NHTSA recall notice :fineprint: I cannot get this...
  3. Cancel your nationwide insurance!

    Dealers- Vendors Member Experiences
    Hello Fellow StromTroopers, Less than a month and a half ago, I purchased a new 2012 V-Strom 650 in the awesome European white color. I absolutely love it!! However, as I was returning home from a 4-day 1800-mile tour, I was struck by a car attempting an illegal u-turn. When the North...
  4. First fall on the wee... Caught it on the GoPro

    DL650 and DL650A - 2004 to 2011
    It had to happen eventually... Went out for a post-rain ride and got a little too ballsy with one trail. Still a fun ride, and now that the first drop is over, 'ol Blue Velvet is officially mine. We've bonded through blood... DL650 VStrom Takes a Mud Bath - YouTube
  5. NSW motorbike crash data

    Australia-New Zealand
    Below is a copy of an e-mail sent to the Ulysses clubs. It is well worth having a look at. From: David Tynan <[email protected]> Date: Fri, Jan 18, 2013 at 2:51 PM Subject: 2011 NSW Motorcycle and Scooter crash data To: David Tynan <[email protected]> Good afternoon We have...
  6. Wee Strom Sandwich - Crash report

    General V-Strom Discussion
    I have owned my 2006 Wee (first motorcycle for this forty year old) for about a year, and had the misfortune to get pancaked between two cars yesterday on the commute home. I was on Braddock Road in the Northern Virginia area, stopped in traffic at a light about 50 feet from the left turn...
  7. Laid the Bike Down BADLY - Repair Questions

    General V-Strom Discussion
    As some of you may have previously read my posts, I recently made a round trip from Portland, OR to Palm Springs, CA to visit my family (and my 100 year old grandma). The 10 day trip was AWESOME. Created an itinerary based on routes (many backroads) and advice from StromTrooper...
  8. That gut feeling

    DL650 and DL650A - 2004 to 2011
    Ya know that gut feeling you get that helps you make decisions from what to get at mcdonalds to big decisions like what to do with the rest of your life. You ever go against that feeling and have it bite you right in the ass... My life long friend (we'll call him HotRod) is semi permanently...
  9. The dangers of falling into auto-pilot mode.

    General V-Strom Discussion
    I thought it was just another day leaving in the morning to head up to class. Sure didn't feel like it! If I was scanning ahead more, I might have seen the ultra-slick median between the car tire paths. But alas, it was just a simple on-ramp. I wasn't caring about lines, I just figured that...
  10. Near Crash

    General V-Strom Discussion
    This A.M. on the way to work on my 2006 V-Strom 1000 along perfectly dry blacktop, I was faced with a yellow traffic light. Travelling about 50 mph, I started to slow but realized I was going a little too fast and should probable just go on through the yellow light. I was unpleasantly surprised...