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Hey Lars,

I'm also a newbie. Welcome to the V-Strom community! It stinks that you got pickpocketed on your way to pick up your bike.

Motostorm in Italy has great deals for us in the US- not sure how prices are for EU folks. I placed one order with them last fall, and was happy with their prices and delivery.

In terms of riding tips, there is a terrific professional riding instructor in California who does great instructional videos. I strongly recommend his low-speed drills. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0FFFneMi9GwRHUsuBjM0jA
 

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Yes, the main ignition key. It fits into the three, loose cylinders that came in a plastic bag at the bike delivery

I guess it is for cases... but witch then?

Regards, Lars.
It was explained to me by the dealer, that if I'd ever buy OEM side or top cases (which I won't because I have a Shad top box instead), I would be able to use these cylinders to have a 1 key solution.

However, I don't know if the cylinders would be any use for 'some' brands of other cases additional to the OEM ones.
 

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I've put 10k on my 2018 dl650xt, I'm 6'4 ...I've added a front fort brace, I'm 225-250lbs (depending on season) ..some stanchion covers

I've added 3/4 risers and moved the stock windshield up but that's about it for my height

Givi outback side and top cases and crash bar.. that's about it. oh...and a headlight cover

Shinko705 rear , the other day because I'm going to Alaska in June on it and I'm fine with the front stock and it's wear is slow.
 

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I actually bought a cheap (Noname) Topbox for my wee, only to discover that it really does not fit.

So, maybe a stupid question... if I buy a mounting plate specific for my wee, like a monolock - will any monolock topbox'es fit?

How about the panniers and bars - if I get bars specific for my wee... will I then be able to use any panniers?

Regards, Lars.
 

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Get some bark busters and crash bars. There is always a chance of dropping the bike. That chance goes up for a new rider. The brake and clutch levers don't handle the weight of the bike very well. Bark busters will protect them. Also, if you have a nice looking bike, you don't want to scratch the paint. That is where the crash bars come into play.
The XT (if that is what he got) Has some hand guards that are bark buster-ish. They're not great but I HEARD from a friend (ahem) that if you have a 0mph drop on your bike, they do a great job of protecting the bike!
 

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Just ride "normally", the whole break in thing is for the rider of the new to them bike. :wink2: You'll figure out in time what you believe needs added to the bike, spend more time riding and honing your skills over anything else. :fineprint:
This.

And if you're a new rider, it's good advice!
 
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