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  1. General V-Strom Discussion
    Looking to head out on June 14 for 2 weeks from Lexington, Kentucky for a wild west ride. Going to change all fluids (oil, coolant, check the brakes), and get a new set of Shinko 705s before I head out. Got to run some packing tests to see how my setup feels for camping, and I'll try to...
  2. General V-Strom Discussion
    Hey Everyone, First post of the forums, so be gentle please. I just joined the motorcycle club at the beginning of November, and went out and bought myself a 2009 DL650 with only 11,000km on her. I gotta say, I love it and the only regret I have is not doing it sooner, as it's winter now in...
  3. Australia-New Zealand
    Hi guys, I am doing some last minute planning for an upcoming road trip that will see me putting well over 5000 kilometres on the bike. One of my dilemmas is that I am taking my laptop so that I can upload footage of my trip along the way, keep in touch with my family, business, etc, but I am...
  4. General V-Strom Discussion
    This is my first trip out of the country on a motorcycle. I just got my 2005 DL-1000 and I am going to Baja Mexico in a few weeks. Does anyone have advice on stuff to bring or things I need to do to get my bike ready for the trip. I am leaving from Las Vegas and heading halfway down Baja. I...
  5. Stromtroopers - New member introductions
    Hello all! I am from Sacramento California and I own a '07 Vee 1000. Bought it new and have about 33K on it so far. I love the hell out of that bike:yesnod: I am taking a trip in mid May and will be gone for about 4 weeks. I need whatever advice I can get. Since I am new I don't even know...
  6. Ride Reports (Route Sheets)
    Sorry for not posting before but its a lot of work to do this trip and keep a blog in 3 different languages. If you know a way to automatically post here every time we submit something to Wordpress please do let me know. We haven't written a lot about the bike so here it goes: It's a 2005 Wee I...
  7. General V-Strom Discussion
    What actual repairs, electrical or mechanical, have you made or been unable to make while on a trip away from home?
  8. General V-Strom Discussion
    I'm a take it easy kinda guy. I play golf slow. I walk slow. I'm slow. I like to stop at every roadside placard. I enjoy visitor centers almost as much as the national parks they're in. But when I drive a car, I can drive all day for several days without any problem. How will this translate...
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