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  1. For Sale
    I have the original side cases (Plastic, no key, with mounting hardware) Original Seat with maybe 700 miles on it. Would be great to send to Russell or Corbin without having to be without a bike while you wait. $60 obo Oem windshield $20 obo I also have a kuryakyn throttle lock you press with...
  2. General V-Strom Discussion
    Is there any proper way to say Vstrom? Is it all just down to preference? Is this also the technical term? VStrom Strom V-Strom Suzuki V-Strom DL1000 V-Strom 1000 I just see all the options and get a bit flustered...
  3. DL650 and DL650A - 2004 to 2011
    2009 650A 45,xxx mi. Riding the other day after a 2 week break won't start Noticed abs light was on so I turned it off. Turned back on after a 5min break. Died at a stop light wouldn't turn back over till I put a battery from a 1500cc bike in.. not sure the specs. Bike ran and was good...
  4. Suspension and Tire Tech
    Hi! I Own a Vstrom 650 cc 2015. I already bought the Eibach rear spring 8 inch x 2.25 inch / 750 Lbs... I'm looking for the adapters (bushing and collar) to fit it correctly, but I see that Procycle comes with 3 adapters and Race Tech has 2... Which one is the correct?
  5. DL1000 from 2002-2012
    I bought a new chain (525), rear sprocket (43T) and front sprocket (JT, 16T) from Blair at SV Racing - as I have done previously with no issue. However when I went to replace the front sprocket the new one (JT sprocket - no holes) does not slide all the way in like the old one (old one has holes...
  6. General V-Strom Discussion
    Hi all. I have a question which applies to all bikes. I know my bulb is a 55w H7 that’s fine. What I’m looking for isn’t about the brightness but rather the range of the light. The stock bulb that came with my Vstrom 650xt was an Osram candle light colour but it had really good range lets say...
  7. DL650A - 2012-2016
    Took my license class with Harley Davidson, so I go there every once in a while to chill out in the lounge or catch the events that go on there. The next day at the same event
  8. DL1000 from 2002-2012
    Hi! For the past few years, I've been riding BMW R1100 touring bikes (RT and S) and am now looking to get into some Adventure riding. I feel the GS is just a little too big and tall (I'm 5'9" and 160lbs with 31" inseam) and have heard/read great things about the Vstrom. They are a bit smaller...
  9. DL1000A - 2014-2016
    Hi all! Got a question and need a feedback / opinion. i'm riding a 2014 1000. Anybody have removed their thermostat and running on with no thermostat? what are the pros and cons of not having a thermostat? I'm from Singapore. Other than the monsoon season at the end of the year and the...
  10. DL650A - 2012-2016
    Hi guys, I have '16 Strom 650 and want to upgrade exhaust. There are 3 choices available (not in particular order) 1. Yoshimura 2. Two Bros 3. Scorpion There are other brands but Im thinking about those 3. Can you provide feedback (if you're familiar with particular brand) and advise which...
  11. DL650 and DL650A - 2004 to 2011
    Hi there, so I've got my eye on picking up a 2007 Weestrom in the next little bit, everything is in great condition except one of the rims is bent. In other unfortunate news a buddy of mine who has a 2014 with the spoked wheels on it has has a wreck riding offroad. He is o.k. but his bike is...
  12. DL650A - 2012-2016
    Hi All, First post here. I had an accident while out on some remote trails a few weeks ago. Thankfully I'm fine and the bike only suffered cosmetic damage--headlight and lower fairings. I'm going with the X2 headlight for durability and much cheaper service/replacement--I take good care of my...
  13. DL650 and DL650A - 2004 to 2011
    my vstrom dl650 k6 always had a chec light that annoys the crap out of me and it rode fine for a while but one day i rode through a heavy storm and chec light completely vanished i was so happy to be finally cured from it . things were fine for like 2 weeks and it came back i dont get what it...
  14. 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...
  15. DL650 and DL650A - 2004 to 2011
    I already tried swapping the stock exhaust for one from an sv650, but the center stand was in the way and I didn't want to remove it. Just looking for improvement in sound and weight; don't expect much for performance. I'm on a budget and don't want to spend $600-1000 for just an exhaust, and I...
  16. Suspension and Tire Tech
    Vstrom Xmas 2013 Tire Ride On Repair - YouTube Yes I can! Not Cali but still a very nice Xmas day!:hurray:
  17. South and Southeast
    Has anyone ever planned a meet? I say that we pick a location like Raleigh, Greenville or Fayetteville. Pick a restaurant with a decent parking lot, lets all ride in, have a meal and see if we can't make some riding buddies. If nothing else, we can look at each others bikes and get some...
  18. DL650A - 2012-2016
    Hi everyone, I'm writing this posting in the hopes that someone might be able to recommend an aftermarket seat that isn't a Sargent seat. First, let me give some background on what's been going on with my order with Sargent cycle. 1.) I ordered the new 2012 DL650 seat on May 31st and paid for...
  19. DL1000 from 2002-2012
    Just bought a silver 2004 DL1000 with 7500 miles. Feels just wonderful, powerful, controllable. This is my first bike so I was worried it was a little large but the center of gravity just feels right. I'm 6'3" so the bike just 'fits'. Glad to find a place to connect with other Stromtroopers...
  20. General V-Strom Discussion
    I think the title says it all, a craigslist ad in my area has a guy selling side racks and aluminum boxes (panniers) for a V-Strom 1000. Does anyone know if these would fit on a 650? Thanks for any help.
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