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  1. 3D Scanning App

    DL650A - 2017+
    Hey all, So I'll start by confessing that I'm an enginerd, and naturally can't leave anything alone... So just found this cool new app that 3D scans stuff with your phone. Anyone else dreaming of some CAD of the bike so they can make farkles forever? Check out these two scans I've done so far...
  2. 2007 DL1000 Second Edition Build

    2007 DL1000 Second Edition Build

    Hopefully this showcase will be a good place to document all the changes I'm making to this new bike as I bring over all the stuff from the old one. Current Image of the Bike:
  3. Settled in - questions

    DL650A - 2012-2016
    So we've had two weeks to get to know each other - super happy my old riding skills came back after many years on a scooter. They really are different animals. Installed the fork brace and kickstand foot from Rick at Adventure Tech. I'm a little less anxious about that stand folding on me...
  4. Weld 86 install 2014 Glee

    Maintenance, Tech and Products.
    Another farkle install in my riveting series ... Weld 86 skid Plate Install 650 Vstrom 2014 | Wild Bill's Garage
  5. What's your ideal Strom setup?

    V-Strom Modifications and Performance
    I'm sure it varies as much as Strom owners, but I find it interesting to see what others see as their 'essential farkles'. I am amazed to see how some people just ride them standard. Customising is half the fun! I had the pleasure of setting up a 2008 Wee this year for a 4500km trip to Tasmania...
  6. I'm now an official Stromtrooper! Picked up a 2012 Wee this weekend!

    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...
  7. Crash Bars and Skidplate???

    V-Strom Modifications and Performance
    About to purchase a 2012 (orange) Wee Strom. 8,000 miles, super clean with only two mods on it (that I know of) Hepco and Becker crash bars and MRA windscreen. (Check out my albums for pics) The crash bars are in good shape, except for a weld that just seemed to have snapped on the bike. Anyone...
  8. Jumping into the Deep End - Epic Ride report - Part 1

    General V-Strom Discussion
    BLUF -I've been gone a month so there's a lot to take care of on the home front, I'll make multiple posts but it'll take a few days so bear with me. If you have a specific question that I don't answer in this or the future couple of posts shoot me a PM. I got home yesterday from a 4 week trip...
  9. New SWMotech bars on a 2013 strom

    DL650A - 2012-2016
    I just wanted to answer some questions I had remaining after reading the 10,456 crash bar threads I found before I installed my crash bars. This is all regarding the new Sw-motech bars and a 2013 strom. I had no issues removing the OEM bolts- I guess warm sunshine was all the heat they needed...
  10. Rick's footpeg lowering kit

    General V-Strom Discussion
    The instructions are a little unclear to me. They're posted on this link. The photos help, but I wonder if someone else can reinforce what I think needs be done. Rick's "FOOTPEG AND CONTROL" Lowering Kit I've posted a photo of my situation here. I guess the bracket that I point to with yellow...
  11. "Lolita" queen of Farking

    DL650 and DL650A - 2004 to 2011
    i got a scuba diving camera. here's the first five pics of her farkles. 09,Blacksheep Trading custom silver sheepskin seat cover, (over Corbin) 06, custome alu tool tube 5L box, flashin LED tail/brake/turn lite, Admore LED lite bar quik release 07, Happy Trail huge size top bow w/ quik release...
  12. My baby "Lolita", queen of farkling!

    DL650 and DL650A - 2004 to 2011
    First ride today (70* in Montana in march???) on my '09 Wee abs, after 3 months disassembled in the garage! So many farkles added i can't count them. I even dove in head first and did all the electrics myself! Today i couldn't believe that there was no "bzzt, bzzt" shorts or electrical fires as...
  13. Your 2012 Dream Wee

    DL650 and DL650A - 2004 to 2011
    If you were to get a 2012 650 Wee, would you get the base model and add the farkles of your choice OR would you get the ADV and go from there? Please be specific about what which bike you would buy and the brand specific farkles would add and why. To make it a little more fun... money is no...
  14. Your signature ruins forum searches!

    General V-Strom Discussion
    I know it's traditional to list all your mods/farkles in your signature. But to those who do so, I ask: have you ever tried to do a search on one of those farkles? Even using the preferred "" google search turns up lots of completely irrelevant results, because the search...
  15. 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...
  16. visibility lights (from Keith Falkner's camp light thread)

    V-Strom Modifications and Performance
    well got my optronics ls-108's mounted/wired up, hooked them into the heated grip socket, had a buddy tweak the aiming while i stood about 30 ft away, here's the day time pics and vid from it, when it gets dark i'll do another set rode for a short bit behind my buddy and he said it was pretty...
  17. Farkles for Wee riding on rough roads, long trek

    DL650 and DL650A - 2004 to 2011
    I’m about to buy a used Wee, and it’ll be my first. Would someone be able to provide me a checklist of (or link to) the farkles recommended for a Wee to ride on rough/gravel roads, including a long trip in general? I’m planning a tent camping and hiking trek from CA to Prudhoe Bay, Alaska...