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  1. DL1000 from 2002-2012
    hello fellow riders! i am interested in buying givi trekker 58l top case and 2 48l trekkers for side cases , but i dont seem to find the right stands for the panniers anywhere , anyone got ideas for where to find/ make them>
  2. 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...
  3. Maintenance, Tech and Products.
    Just finished my shakedown ride with my new homemade soft saddlebag supports, supporting my venerable Cortech saddlebags and tail bag. 35 miles, no problems. When I got to work I stuck my hand into the right saddlebag and felt the bottom, which rests on the muffler at the very back. It was...
  4. DL650 and DL650A - 2004 to 2011
    Hello StromTroopers, question for those with more knowledge that me. My new bike is an 05 650 Vstrom, and it has the nice glossy Suzuki hard bags and OEM rack on it already. I'd like to get some durable panniers for the dirt, but it would be great to be able to switch from dirt to street bags...
  5. Stromtroopers - New member introductions
    Hello from Colorado! My buddy and I just bought used 650's and are looking forward to hitting the Colorado and Utah trails. I dropped a ton of money yesterday over at Performance Cycle which is off the hook for gear, and am excited to get to do some off road riding that doesn't kill me. I'm a...
  6. DL1000A - 2014-2016
    Is anyone out there using the Aerostich tank panniers on a Vee2? I have some old panniers, and I'd like to use them on the Vee2 but haven't figured out a satisfactory fitting. If anyone's solved this problem, please share. One reason for doing this, besides getting some extra cargo capacity up...
  7. 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...
  8. DL650 and DL650A - 2004 to 2011
    I tried a search for "top case" and looked through the posts, but too many that were unrelated to what I want to know. I want one that has a backrest built in as well as some lighting for the rear. I was told my rear signals were useless in daylight driving by my wife and then the next day...
  9. DL650A - 2012-2016
    The right mounting bracket is anything but right. :frown2:
  10. DL1000A - 2014-2016
    Okay, I am having a tough time making a decision on soft luggage for my V2. I think I have narrowed it down to these choices: the Happy Trails Mojave Kit for $467.00 (USD) (racks, hardware and bags); or the Twisted Throttle-Bags Connection Dakar Panniers set for $620.99 (CDN) (racks, hardware...
  11. Product Reviews
    Hi everyone..I've been searching for a good tank bag under $100..Found this:Cortech Super 2.0 8-Liter Strap Mounted Tank Bag at REVZilla...dont know about quality so I'm asking if anyone out there has a good referral? Thanks in advance.. Jayhawk 86 Not all who wander are lost..just confused.
  12. General V-Strom Discussion
    Next week I need to travel out of state for both a wedding and a funeral on the same weekend. I will be traveling alone, so I intend to ride the vstrom. I have the stock Suzuki side bags and trunk. With the limited storage space I have available, I don't know how to pack my dress clothes, dress...
  13. DL1000A - 2014-2016
    So since this is the first time I've ever bought a brand new bike, I didn't consider that modifications and DIY projects probably wouldn't have been thought up yet. So here it is: the inevitable "how do I mount ammo cans to my Strom" thread. Since we knew it was coming, we might as well go full...
  14. DL1000A - 2014-2016
    What are the factory panniers like for the new bike? I gather they're only moderately sized, at I think 29+26 litres.. A bit more space would have been nice. I wondered if anyone can talk about how well they fit onto the bike? Fairly neatly and well, or do they stick out miles to the side? is...
  15. Maintenance, Tech and Products.
    Hey all! I am a seasoned rider in New England and I am going to pick up my new Vstrom1000 in a few months. I am intent on getting luggage. Right now I am stuck between the Givi Trekkers and the SW-MOTECH Trax boxes. Does anyone have any opinions? Mark Z.
  16. V-Strom Modifications and Performance
    40-year motorcyclist, new Wee owner here, picked it up just before Christmas, downsizing from my ’04 Connie. I really like the Wee to say the least. Needing to get luggage mounted ASAP for an already planned trip, I moved the SKB brand (Pelican type) cases from the Connie to the Wee. SKB...
  17. Maintenance, Tech and Products.
    Well after a month with the factory bags, I'm calling it quits. The final straw was when my lock cylinder in the top box rattled loose and fell out on a 450 mile ride the other day. So, my question is: has anyone adapted the factory luggage racks to other side bags, and what equipment did it...
  18. General V-Strom Discussion
    I know the obvious answer is either strapped to the top of the luggage boxes or across the passenger seat if not carrying a passenger but it a little deeper than this. This is the Hepco and Becker luggage that came with my bike for reference: My last bike an 08 BMW GSA has full Jesse luggage...
  19. Maintenance, Tech and Products.
    Hi, I've just bought a wee-strom xp :thumbup: but have a question re the locks fitted to the standard panniers - mine came with 1 lock per pannier, but on the official Suzuki GB site they show the panniers fitted with 2 locks per pannier. Can any other fellow xp owners shed some light on this -...
  20. Maintenance, Tech and Products.
    Hi all, new member here! I've just bought myself an 07 VStrom 650. It was supplied with a rack and topbox but I'm trying to find out what my options are for fitting pannier bars. I've taken a few images of the curent box and fixings here: Photo Album - Imgur The top box has a Suzuki logo on...
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