I got my new (to me) K3 last week, and, as much as I had read all the posts on the unique bugs features of the V-Strom, I cant believe that some of the things I'm experiencing are really, honestly supposed to work like this.
So I have also been dutifully making notes on all of the mods, replacements and refreshes that have worked for others on high-kilometerage V-Stroms (new carrier bearings for the clunky gear shifting, etc.).
Now I am anticipating the first visit to the shop where I see one or both of the following happening: (1) the mechanic not knowing what's normal and what's not on a V-Strom and wasting a bunch of his/her time and my money learning; and/or (2) the eye-rolling as I take out my notes and start trying to discuss the finer points of clutch basket replacement with him/her.
So, can anyone recommend a mechanic in Toronto (accessible by transit, ideally) who "gets" V-Stroms and, more importantly, their owners?