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  1. DL650A - 2017+
    Hi, There are some old posts on this topic here on stromtrooper but just wanted to confirm to anyone looking for this information for the latest models that removing the kickstand assembly is still not something to be taken lightly or without the proper tools. The reason is that the threadlocker...
  2. DL1000A - 2014-2016
    I lowered my 2014V-2. Just got back from test riding it. Very, very pleased. Mind you I could flat-foot the bike before I lowered it. I have a 32" inseam (with my feet side by side and a 30.5" inseam with my feet 24"apart). I lowered it one inch. Bike is way better now! Nothing changes as far as...
  3. General V-Strom Discussion
    First off....I've been lurking this board for a couple of years. I want to thank all of you for helping me make up my mind to get a V-Strom. I sold my Harley Springer Softail Custom and bought a 2012 Vstrom 650 Adventure. I love this bike. It's everything a Harley isn't. Anyway, I'm pretty...
  4. 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
  5. DL650A - 2012-2016
    A review of sorts on making the Wee fit the wife: 2014 DL650 ergonomically corrected | Wild Bill's Garage
  6. DL650A - 2012-2016
    I have lowered my 2012 650 by 3/4" front and back. Is still maybe a 'tad' too tall. My heels do not quite reach the ground. I am a novice rider and would be more comfortable with another 1/2" - at least whilst learning. Question: if I lower the back an additional 1/2" (I don't believe the...
  7. DL650A - 2012-2016
    Hi Guys, I know this has probably been asked before in this forum but here goes. I am about to fit a 1" lowering kit to the rear of my 2013 Vstrom 650. My question is: can I push my forks up in the triple clamps by the same amount (25mm)? I am concerned that the front fender might hit the...
  8. DL650A - 2012-2016
    Hello all, I am looking for pictures of mods to the seat on 2013 650. Please post what you have. Also, What's a clean method for cutting pads? Thanks!
  9. DL650A - 2012-2016
    Before I am criticized for this thread, I did searches and could not find any info on this specific topic. My 2012 Adventure has a number of threaded holes where the rear suspension is connected to the frame as shown in the attachment. What are these holes used for? Can any of them be used to...
  10. Stromtroopers - New member introductions
    Hello, I am the owner of a 2013 DL650A (Adventure). It is a treat after the last few years smashing my tailbone on an M50, but you ride what is available. My first bike was a '72 or '73 CB500 that had epoxy in place of o-rings in the carbs. My task right now is lowering my bike without...
  11. DL650A - 2012-2016
    I had my Glee lowered by 3/4" front and rear by the dealer before I picked it up as I haven't riden in 25 years and didn't feel comfortable with this tall bike. BTW, my inseam is 28". Has anyone tried the stock lower seat on a Glee instead of lowering the suspension. Some of the drawbacks I'm...
  12. DL650A - 2012-2016
    I'm a shorter rider, and am getting my 2012 v-strom lowered a little bit. My mechanic has advised that this is likely to badly effect the handling of the bike though. I see a number of people on the forum have lowered their bikes.. how did you find the result? Also.. how much did you end up...
  13. DL650 and DL650A - 2004 to 2011
    Hi all. I just bought a nice 2009 Wee. I love this bike, especially compared to the UJM's I used to ride 30 years ago. I'm not going to get farkle happy (yet) because it does everything I want pretty darn well. My question to you experienced Wee owners is, what is the down side to lowering...
  14. DL650 and DL650A - 2004 to 2011
    Hi, I'm not a very tall person, and when I'm riding, my feet doesn't feel the ground completely, that makes me feel kind of worry if something happens and I don't have the best position to react. A sales person for Suzuki told me that the bike can lowering 1 inch so I can reach completely the...
  15. V-Strom Modifications and Performance
    Have a set of koubalinks for lowering 1 3/8". What will be the ideal length of the side stand, hole to foot? I guess I'll have my stock stand cut & welded. Any suggestions about that?
  16. DL650 and DL650A - 2004 to 2011
    I lowered my wifes 2009 650 wee by 1" using lowering links and droped forks . Now the kick stand holds the bike to upright and she wants it to lean more when stand is down. Is there a shorter stand i can buy?? Or how should i go about getting it shorter. How much shorter ...
  17. DL1000 from 2002-2012
    I have an 08' 1000 and think I might like to lower it 1-2". I am 5'11" and have less than 1/3 of my foot on the ground. Not too bad when alone, however I am running out of excuses for not taking my girlfriend with me. I am not having much luck finding a dealership in the New England area that...
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