StromTrooper banner


  1. recommended 'budget' GPS solutions?

    Techy World! GPS, Electronics, etc
    I've been looking around for a GPS for my new vstrom, the motorcycle specific units from the major distributors seem pretty pricy. I'm wondering what other people do? Should I suck it up and buy an expensive garmin / tom tom or are there are good other solutions I should check out. Also, for...
  2. GPS /routes question

    Techy World! GPS, Electronics, etc
    In November I picked up a 2012 DL 650, which I love. I also own an iPhone 6. I am wondering what configurations (software, app, mounting hardware, etc) have worked for a budget-friendly gps system that I can use with my phone to find new routes and navigate. On the Texas ADV website there...
  3. More handlebar space on a 2002 DL1000

    DL1000 from 2002-2012
    So I just recently bought a 2002 DL1000 (converted from a Vulcan Nomad 1500 Cruiser) and I just love this bike. It came with just about every accessory that I wanted. But I wish there was a bit more room on the bars to add some extra accessories. I searched around online and found exactly what...
  4. why i own a 2014 Wee Strom

    Stromtroopers - New member introductions
    I started riding about 5 years ago. I have been through a number of rides and I think I have finally found what I want. Very happy now that I have made it mine by: changing handle bars, adding throttle tamer, installing Hepco_Becker crash bars, adding Givi bash plate, Givi center stand, Givi...
  5. GPS navigation / route planning tools

    Maintenance, Tech and Products.
    I'm using a Tomtom Rider GPS and have an Android smart phone. In the past I've used Tyre to plan custom routes and upload them via USB cable from my desktop or a laptop to my Tomtom. However I've been looking for a way to create and edit routes while in the field using just my phone rather...
  6. GPs or phone mount

    Techy World! GPS, Electronics, etc
    What navigation solution are you using on long distance rides? Phone mount? GPS unit? Which models? There must be GPS threads in existence already, but this website's search tool won't accept the three character string "gps" as a valid input. Links/references appreciated.
  7. Best location for GPS or phone

    Techy World! GPS, Electronics, etc
    I'm about to order a RAM mount, but I have several choices of where I will place the mount (mirror screw, handle bar, above console, etc...). Why do you like where yours is, or what do you suggest?
  8. Power from accessory connection

    DL650A - 2012-2016
    I have heated grips wired into the left hand heated grips accessory socket and my GPS wired into right hand accessory wire under the fairing/dash panel. I noticed today that the battery is gradually running down on my GPS, although it shows on the screen that it is charging. In other words, it...
  9. GPS: Handheld vs Standard screen?

    General V-Strom Discussion
    Going to buy a GPS, primarily for gravel roads here in Oregon. In the dual sport World, the handhelds rule (plated dirt bikes). Would I be disappointed in the screen size on a handheld for the Strom on the street? I'm riding 80/20 street to dirt. Anyone out there using a mounted handheld?
  10. SW Motech Mount and Garmin Montana

    Techy World! GPS, Electronics, etc
    Has anyone used the SW Motech Vibration damped GPS mount (sold by Twisted Throttle) with the power cradle for the Garmin Montana? I just want to make sure it all works together before I pull the trigger. I currently have the GPS mounted up with RAM mounts but want to cut out the vibration and...
  11. Short term wiring solution for GPS on the '12 650

    DL650A - 2012-2016
    If you are thinking of a short term wiring solution for your GPS on your '12 650, perhaps this will be of some little use. The post will be updated with the final couple of pics once the solution is finalised. (1) Remove seat. Short term, you can simply run the cable(s) straight to your...
  12. Integrating GPS and CB

    Techy World! GPS, Electronics, etc
    Some friends and I are planning a ride to Alaska next summer. Although we are all Gold Wing riders, we plan to buy second bikes for this trip, ride to Alaska, then sell them and fly back. My choice of bike for the trip is a 2006 V-Strom DL1000. Being Gold Wing riders, we also wanted onboard...
  13. GPS Mount Options

    DL650A - 2012-2016
    I'm interested in the Twisted Throttle SW-MOTECH Detachable Vibration-Damped GPS Holder (Suzuki V-Strom DL650 '12-) for use with my iPhone 4S. There isn't any detail as to what the optional Cellphone/iPod holder (large or small) looks like. Has anyone purchased this mount? If not - does...
  14. A CHEAP GPS for the Wee?

    Techy World! GPS, Electronics, etc
    I'm trying to get a cheap GPS for my wee. It needs to have turn-by-turn directions and I'd prefer something waterproof and mounts well, but the only "need" is directions. I've been thinking about getting a used Garms GPS V, but have concerns that memory isn't large enough to hold many maps at...
  15. ok, which of you jokers did this??

    General V-Strom Discussion
    is it bad that in a 1" thumbnail i recognized the instrument cluster and windscreen? i hope that wasn't prelubricated
  16. 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...
  17. gps recommendations, mp3 and waterproof

    Product Reviews
    i can't (and probably never will be able to) afford a zumo :thumbdown:, so those are out, i'd just like something that works well, dont have to worry about getting wet, and can plug into my chatterbox to listen to music (and hear directions) i've tried searching and the results are tldr have...
  18. GPS Recommendation

    Maintenance, Tech and Products.
    I was thinking of adding a GPS unit to my wee, and wondered what any of you would recommend. I would like to not spend a fortune, but I want one that works well also. I really like that I can press the screen of the Garmin unit in my car and it becomes a map. But I don't want to shell out...
  19. for you iPhanboys

    Techy World! GPS, Electronics, etc
    its for pedal bikes but might still work for ya
  20. Speedometer Accuracy

    DL650 and DL650A - 2004 to 2011
    When I compare my wee speedometer reading to the reading on the GPS, The speedometer is consistently registering about 10km/hr over the actual speed (e.g. when I'm going 110 the speedometer is reading 120). Using the GPS in my car the speedometer reading and GPS are almost exactly the same...