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  1. DL650A - 2012-2016
    Hey all, new 2015 VSTROM XT owner here. The used bike I just bought came with a Suzuki plastic handguard kit. When I was torquing the left pivot bolt to spec it sheered in half. The parts dealer in my area says that these bolts can't be singly sourced and I would have to buy a whole new kit...
  2. DL650A - 2017+
    Hello, I'm new to the forum and to V-Strom. Just purchased a 2019 650 black bike. Got a good deal on it. Picking it up tomorrow! Can't wait! Should I go with OEM heated grips and hand guards? I've been told that for heated grips I probably should stick to OEM and have the shop install them...
  3. Stromtroopers - New member introductions
    Hi all! I've been on this forum a few times doing some research into the vstroms. I'm happy to say I finally pulled the trigger on my own 2014 Dl1000 today! Already thinking about all the mods I want to add; Handguards and storage for 2up to mention a few. Bike came stock with 1000 miles. I...
  4. Techy World! GPS, Electronics, etc
    My new-to-me 2011 Wee has the plain black plastic handguards, but they're kind of falling off. When looking for replacements, I'm thinking of the Tusk D-Flex handguards with built-in lights. (Can't be too visible out there.) The lights are meant to be wired in with your blinkers, so they would...
  5. DL650A - 2012-2016
    Just bought a 2012 Adventure. Can anyone recommend a handguard that works best on the handlebars? Thanks everyone, and this is my first post, just joined the group today
  6. DL650A - 2012-2016
    I just wanted to show y'all another handguard install. These are G2 Ergonomics Competition Handguards w/ Plastic Hanshields. The cost is about $85, and they fit very well! Motorcycle and ATV Parts and Accessories by G2 Ergonomics I removed the stock bar ends and added a washer (colored black...
  7. General V-Strom Discussion
    I went with the 650 adventure right off the bat to get the big things out of the way- namely the luggage. With these cold spring mornings here in the mountains of nc, i had to get a set of hand guards, decided to go frugal and get the oems off eBay @ 60.00, maybe ill have some bucks left to get...
  8. DL650A - 2012-2016
    I just got in my cheap China levers off eBay. I went to install them with the stock Suzuki hand guards and they hit the upper section if the hand guards. Any one else have this and fixed it? Can you just shim it up a bit?
  9. DL650A - 2012-2016
    Hey all Going to install bikevis bullets on my hand guards, What would you recommend as the best way to route this cable inside the hand guard and stick it down? glue gun? gaffa tape? some kind of cable clips? what would you suggest? Many thanks, Mal
  10. DL650A - 2012-2016
    I’ve wanted to add a set of handguards on the the AL2 for awhile, but the price of the Barkbusters ($155) kept me from pulling the trigger. I didn’t want to go with the stock Suzuki guards because they don’t provide enough protection and aren’t cheap, either (about $75). I came across the...
  11. DL650A - 2012-2016
    I have a deposit on a new 650 Adventure model, hope to get it soon. I plan on getting a set of Suzuki hand guards. Suzuki's website lists two different sets under accessories, one for $60 and one for $77. Do they both work on the 2012 model? Is their any difference between the two sets?
  12. 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...
  13. DL650 and DL650A - 2004 to 2011
    I know this issue has come up in the past, but I hope someone can help me. I am attempting to install OEM hadguards on a 2011 model. I have read that the bolt "E" was not long enough. I see why that is a problem, but the issue is more complicated. I compared the factory clutch pivot bolt to...
  14. DL650 and DL650A - 2004 to 2011
    Got my first add ons today. Garmin Nuvi and handlebar mount from Expressmounts just mailed day before yesterday and both arrived today - not mounted yet. Knuckle guards from Suzuki (the deal maker - free from dealer) arrived yesterday, so I took the Valk over to pick them up! Needed the side...
  15. Maintenance, Tech and Products.
    so dont get them, just mounted mine up (that i had to special order so i can't return it) and the rise/width are almost identical to stock but with a good bit less sweep first problem, and i should have stopped right here, with throttle and switch block assembly in place, the brake/mirror mount...
  16. V-Strom Modifications and Performance
    So I love the look and the clean install of the DL650 specific handguards from Suzuki, but like many I was a bit concerned about ruggedness of the all plastic design. So here's a simple mod that (I hope) will add enough beefiness to the guards to protect clutch/brake arms from busting off if...
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