I'm starting to think of the stromtrooper 10 commandments
For any given situation, safety and survivability are the prime directives.
A stromtrooper aims to have many adventures for as long as he lives.
2. FOF - Function Over Form.
If two or more safe solutions are available for a given problem (passed law #1), choose the more functional solution.
If two or more safe functional solutions (passed laws #1 & #2) are available for a given problem, choose the cheaper solution.
If two or more cheap safe functional solutions (passed laws #1, #2 & #3) are available for a given problem, choose the one that can be done on your own without buying off-the-shelf or paying for external services.
5. Spread knowledge, Be open to learn new things
A stromtrooper shall spread his knowledge and experience in order to help fellow stromtroopers and other people in general.
A stromtrooper should be open to learn and accept new ideas and concepts from other more experienced.
6. Don't do to others what you wouldn't want them to do to you
A stromtrooper respects the environment around him and acts as a responsible social being - riders, cagers, other people and the universe in general.
(e.g. installing very loud mufflers, or playing very loud music on speakers is not acceptable as it interrupts others' life)
7. Do not over farkle
Over functionality (adding features which are not really needed) are contradicting the FOF principle as they actually reduce functionality (add weight/complexity) and reduce reliability.
8. Do not discriminate
All stromtroopers are born equal regardless of:
1. V-Strom type (Vee vs. Wee vs. Glee)
2. Gender and sexual preference
5. Number of posts in forum
9. Do not look at other bikes
Even though polygamy is allowed with bikes, be loyal to your v-strom.
In return your v-strom will be loyal to you, and make you happy.
10. Do not forget Murphy
He is out there, waiting...If something can go wrong it will..