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  1. DIY QD (quick disconnect) mounts for stuff

    General V-Strom Discussion
    There are a lot of things (stuff) I would occasionally like to have fastened to my motorcycles. But also be removable. Things are obvious. Saddle bags, top case, lower leg fairings, windshield, passenger back rest (with cup holder), a luggage rack that covers the pillion seat, free floating tank...
  2. DIY Heavy Duty Vibration Isolating Phone Case

    Maintenance, Tech and Products.
    I wanted to use Rever while riding, but the mobile phone adapters that I've seen look pretty sketchy, especially for instances when driving on gravel or at high speed. Additionally, when I do drop my bike (not if, when... I go on enough gravel roads to ensure this) I don't want to crush or...
  3. Fully Custom Panniers

    General V-Strom Discussion
    First time posting, so some background first: I rode motocross for a couple of years before a scare put me off. My dad bought a VStrom in 2009 that I have stolen from him as he's moved to an R1200GS. I'm an engineer that loves tinkering and designing, hence the following questions. I have a...
  4. Introducing the Wee space strom

    Stromtroopers - New member introductions
    Hi all, long time lurker, first time poster. Seemed time. Introduction I spent a while checking out the crowd and the bike before pulling the trigger on a 2007 V-Strom 650 Adventure I found on craigslist. Probably the most legit transaction I've ever had on Craigslist... Anyway. The...
  5. DIY: ABS switch for motorcycle

    General V-Strom Discussion
    Hello guys. I've done another DIY project this time it's an ABS switch for V-Strom 650. Can be applied to any other motorcycle for that matter. I've posted it on my blog but I'll re post it here as well. Tonight, contemplating on the 8th of March 2016 events, I decided to make myself an ABS...
  6. The inevitable ammo can pannier thread

    DL1000A - 2014-2016
    So since this is the first time I've ever bought a brand new bike, I didn't consider that modifications and DIY projects probably wouldn't have been thought up yet. So here it is: the inevitable "how do I mount ammo cans to my Strom" thread. Since we knew it was coming, we might as well go full...
  7. My first DIY shorty screen attempt

    DL1000 from 2002-2012
    I ordered a Moose Racing shorty a couple of days ago and since then during my travels about the garage I found an old piece of smoked perspex that i snaggled off a local rubbish collection pile umteen years ago. It will be a few weeks till i get the shorty but I have a huge ride on this weekend...
  8. Chain Lube was everywhere!

    General V-Strom Discussion
    Chain maintenance always seems to produce a lot of lube over spray and its always a pain in the… to clean off. Since I had a bad case of winter boredom, I decided to build one of those aerosol chain-lubing blocks to direct the spray. This chain-lube block is based on one that was mentioned in...
  9. Raising the front end question

    DL650A - 2012-2016
    So let's say you don't have a skid plate...how are you guy lifting/jacking the front end of the bike up if you need to remove the front wheel? If you have the lower cowling on, can a floor jack be used under that? I'd like it to stay in this forum as I am looking for answers specific to the...
  10. Trax Box Carry Handles and Lashing Straps

    DL650A - 2012-2016
    I have sold out of straps. First, thanks to those who have bought a pair. Given the response I will be taking orders to run a 2nd run of straps. I will keep the order open until December 1st. $45 shipped in the US, $48 to Canada. I need to receive at least 5 orders to make it worth the time...
  11. I've been told I have a NICE RACK...

    Maintenance, Tech and Products.
    ...So I thought I'd share with you how I got it. Now, if you're asking yourself why would anyone want to outfit their V-Strom with a bike rack, read no further. But for those who may be interested in either purchasing or rolling your own, here's how I did it. Advantages of this design...
  12. First DIY tire change

    Maintenance How-to
    Rather than buy a jig like harbor freight sells, I decided to go the minimalist route using just spoons. I liked the idea of using windex for lube because of it not leaving any residue behind (I think) - more on that later. Rim savers were from a used bleach bottle. All of the work was done at...
  13. awesome DIY voltmeter/temp gauge/GPS/lo-jack/cell phone/lean angle Scooterputer

    Techy World! GPS, Electronics, etc
    [Reposted because my original title left it languishing in obscurity. I know there are more geeks on here who will want to see this!] I just came across this amazing touchscreen multifunction device someone built for their scooter. He started out just wanting to make a voltmeter, but kinda went...
  14. My DIY Tool Tube: variation on a theme

    V-Strom Modifications and Performance
    so i figured out the logistics of the thing and enlisted the hubby's expertise with some of the tools, and this is what we came up with! personally, i'm thrilled with it -- first time i ever built anything -- i'm stoked and will be "showing it off" at the Eastern Owners Meeting of FJR riders...
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