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  1. Product Reviews
    This post is long, but is covers: Nomad Tank Bag Review, Backcountry 30L Duffle Review, Backcountry 35L Pannier Review, and Mounting Information regarding the Panniers on a 2019 DL650 with GIVI Outback PL3112CAM racks My review doesn’t cover all the features of the items because you can see...
  2. Techy World! GPS, Electronics, etc
    Hi All, I'm a new owner of a 2012 Wee Adventure bike and the first farkles I want to add are an integrated 12V plug/5V USB plug on the bars and a Stebel horn kit from Pat Walsh. The problem is that I have no idea how to go about this and have zero electrical knowledge. But, from what I've...
  3. General V-Strom Discussion
    I've purchased the running/brake/signal tail-lights from Hyperlights. It's my understanding that the farther apart you have them, the bigger you look and it helps with depth perception for cage riders. So, I'm thinking of mounting them on the outer edge of my Givi trunks. What bugs me a...
  4. DL1000 from 2002-2012
    Have recently taken advantage of the 10% discount on scottoiler chain lubricating device. Purchased it from their website and was really impressed with the customer service. The day after I placed the order I had a confirmation email from the accounts department and an email from Dave with...
  5. V-Strom Modifications and Performance
    Conclusion The end product works great, being both crazy loud and instantly responsive. The compressor’s well protected and mounted vertically on both axes so it should last a very long time. The mount is so secure that I can move the bike by applying pressure to the horn, so I have no...
  6. V-Strom Modifications and Performance
    Step 2. Modify and Install Wiring I was reluctant to make my own wiring harness because I’d never done such work before. However, I declined to buy a ready-made harness because I wanted to maximize my freedom to adapt and customize the wiring as I saw fit. The pre-made harnesses also cost...
  7. V-Strom Modifications and Performance
    I recently installed a Stebel horn on my 650K4 despite a complete absence of relevant prior knowledge or experience, hand-eye coordination, or even adequate personal hygiene. It took me quite a while to parse through all the advice offered on various parts of the Intertubes (some of which was...
  8. General V-Strom Discussion
    Trying to mount the plate for my GIVI top box, I have the rubber pad off, do I need to remove rear shelf to get the bolts on or is there access from underneath? Thanks
  9. V-Strom Modifications and Performance
    Thanks to Pat Walsh's generous offer for Stromtroopers, I could finally afford the Givi side bags to match my Givi truck. I'm thrifty. I bought my Givi trunk and mounting system, with accessory top rack and back rest, off an ADVrider member for about half of it's original price. Sweet deal! The...
  10. Maintenance, Tech and Products.
    Does anyone have a nice article with pictures that detail the installation of the OEM heated grips on the V-Strom 650? I need some good visuals. Thank you, Jake
  11. Maintenance, Tech and Products.
    Hey all, I wanted to share with you my recent installation of the AdMore Lite Bar. It's a slightly different take on the install from the other thread in this forum. I wired the Lite Bar along with the AdMore Givi light kit that I already had. It's all wired to an Eastern Beaver...
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