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  1. Riding Gear
    I've been debating between picking up a Scorpion EXO AT950, which seem to be very popular here and in my local dual-sport groups, or buying a Scorpion R420 and a Bell MX9 MIPS. On one hand, it's nice to be ready for anything, especially when adventure riding long distance to fire roads. On the...
  2. DL650 and DL650A - 2004 to 2011
    2009 650A 45,xxx mi. Riding the other day after a 2 week break won't start Noticed abs light was on so I turned it off. Turned back on after a 5min break. Died at a stop light wouldn't turn back over till I put a battery from a 1500cc bike in.. not sure the specs. Bike ran and was good...
  3. Suspension and Tire Tech
    New to me 2011 V-Strom 650 with ABS. I am 6 foot 320 pounds :surprise: (down 50 pounds, still working it down). I have the pre-loads maxed out. Ride is not bad, all things considered, but not something I would push in curves with confidence. So I am beginning to ponder some suspension mods for...
  4. V-Strom Service & Maintenance Questions/Discussion
    2011 DL650A with ~8,000 miles. Tore my ACL playing rugby back in November so my bike sat for 6 months. Then I let a friend borrow the bike for about 1 month and it ran well. Sat for another month before my knee was strong enough to ride again. Started up right away, albeit weakly. Ran for one...
  5. DL650A - 2012-2016
    https://youtu.be/Vf2Ag-58M4E
  6. DL650A - 2012-2016
    We lowered the Wee girl because it cost too much add 2 inches to my wife's legs! https://youtu.be/N6OWyOUYyq8?list=UU4yZg_ZAVFUv9rkGGqJvSSA
  7. DL650A - 2012-2016
    Hi Guys, I'm actually in the middle of a road trip from Chicago to Las Vegas. Everything's going well, except that the wind buffeting is really wearing me down. I noticed that if I slouch in the seat a couple of inches the wind noise is dramatically lower. Because of this I decided it would...
  8. General V-Strom Discussion
    New to the forum, new to riding as well.... here's my rant, and hopefully some constructive feedback on this one, I hope. Been driving a vehicle for about 35years (no accidents, great driving record), but I always wanted to learn to ride a motorcycle. Avid mountain bike rider yes, but...
  9. Stromtroopers - New member introductions
    I've been a reader of this forum for quite some time, but never created an account. Finally, I created one today, and look forward to future VStrom conversations and thread participation. I ride an '09 DL650A in Holly Springs, NC.
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