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  1. V-Strom Service & Maintenance Questions/Discussion
    I just bought a 2019 vstrom 650. It's a spoke wheel. The rear tire keeps losing air down to zero psi overnight. It's not a flat, no punctures or holes (the mechanic looked it over). But it has a slow leak about it. Odd thing is the tire doesn't look flat but the gauge reads zero. Has anyone else...
  2. DL650A - 2017+
    So I have this issue, I do a decent amount of road riding and a couple times a summer I go to my cabin and use my bike on some pretty narly single/double track trails. It’s usually slow going but I really would love to upgrade from the stock tires (lots of sliding off of rut edges into holes). I...
  3. Suspension and Tire Tech
    I put up a set of Karoo Street. Pressure 32/36 PSI front/rear. I don't like them. I generally like tires that feel sporty and want to "fall" into corners, which these do, but I don't like the WAY they do it. I generally approach corners with a wide entry, with a little lean, braking gently into...
  4. General V-Strom Discussion
    Just got some new Anakee 3s fitted to my 2011 Wee. Will report back on performance. They definitely fit my road/bad pavement/dirt road riding style. Dealer had the chain too tight, which sucked, but I noticed it right away and corrected it.
  5. DL650 and DL650A - 2004 to 2011
    I bought a 2011 WeeStrom last fall and it needs a couple things to do the type of riding I want to do. It has SW MOTECH crash bars already, that is good. It needs protection on the bottom though as I will be riding mostly gravel roads with some two track, a tiny amount of single track, and...
  6. Suspension and Tire Tech
    Hey guys, looking for any Mexico-experienced riders that can help me grab a new rear tire for my '15 wee. Currently I have a Shinko 705 front and back, and would like to get another 705 rear (or as similar as possible). Where would be best? I contacted a Suzuki dealership in Guadalajara, but...
  7. DL650A - 2017+
    Hi All I have bought a brand new DL650 XT in March 2020 and absolutely loving it over my GSX650F. My only issue I have is with my pillion. On my GSX I have never had any issues with leaning or accelerating with a pillion, with my Vstrom I’m having problems. When accelerating it feels like the...
  8. Suspension and Tire Tech
    I hope this doesnt violate forum rules. Tire prices are getting ridiculous. But I just ordered a front and rear Dunlop TrailSmart tire for $130 TOTAL from Chapmoto. They show they still have a lot in stock. Beware it is a radial tire, so if thats an issue just know that going in. I hope this...
  9. DL650 and DL650A - 2004 to 2011
    Hey everyone, I am looking for advice on which rear tire to get for my bike. Currently, I ride on Bridgestone Trail Wing TW 152 Radial F which lasted about 6K miles but now I am wondering if I should try Battle Wing instead or stick with the same I have. Can anyone explain in simple terms the...
  10. DL650A - 2017+
    Hi fellow troopers, quick question, does an ordinary size (110/80-19 and 150/70-17) set of TKC80 fit our bike? (which I don't have yet - and of course I'll also have to 'ride up' the first set of tires) thanks
  11. Suspension and Tire Tech
    Has anyone tried the Karoo Street? Just came out this year and tempted by marketing. I ride about 85% to 90% Road. Any feedback is appreciated.
  12. Suspension and Tire Tech
    The majority of my riding is pavement, with the exception of some occasional forest service connectors. Although I realize this bike is meant to be a dual sport, I feel as though I should be using a tire that much better suits the style of the overwhelming majority of my riding habits...
  13. North East (Mid Atlantic)
    All- Does anyone have a mechanic they trust in the Fairfax/NOVA area? I've had Strom(s) for almost 3 years now, and have done all of my own maintenance up to this point. I need a place to get new tires installed, and have some other maintenance coming up that I don't want to handle...
  14. Suspension and Tire Tech
    I am looking to do alot more off road riding, mostly dirt, gravel and hard packed road... What are some great all around tires for my 650? any suggestions? and also where to buy? anything on Motorcycle-Superstore? thanks:thumbup:
  15. V-Strom Service & Maintenance Questions/Discussion
    DL1000, I have this annoying slow leak in my front tire. Everything was fine until that day I thought I'd make it over that small ravine. But didn't. The front rim got a bit bent, but the tire stayed inflated. I removed the rim assembly and took it to the local rim shop that does these repairs...
  16. Suspension and Tire Tech
    New Vstrom rider here...just got it in November... I need to replace the tires and I’m looking for some advice / suggestions and / or cautions from experienced strommers on decent, affordable, reasonably long wearing tires (if such a thing exists). I still haven’t decided if I should go for...
  17. DL1000 from 2002-2012
    Can anyone give me the pros and cons of going with a street tire over an 0n/off road tire. I have a V-1000 and do most of my riding on the street, but would like to venture off once in a while on dirt roads, nothing too crazy. Should I go with a street?
  18. DL650 and DL650A - 2004 to 2011
    I am not going to ask what tires are good for my Wee, I have already tried a few different ones, but I've found this nice viceo from A Vicious Cycle in CA They talk about of the most popular choices for the Wee: TKC80, Anakees, Tourances, Shinko, Scorpion Trail, Distanzia, etc. Don't know if...
  19. DL650 and DL650A - 2004 to 2011
    Thanks to Black Lab, Greywolf, rcacs and a host of others for info on how to wire a GPS, put new tires on and change the front sprocket. Also help on how to remove decals, how to turn the turn signals into running lights, what brand of tires to buy, what type and brand of luggage to get, how to...
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