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post #1 of 8 Old 05-21-2013, 07:17 AM Thread Starter
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VEE adventure question

New to the forum and in the process of buying a DL1000. Just what constitutes that a Vstrom is an adventure model. Or, am I reading more into what one individual calls his/her ride.
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The Adventure model comes equipped with Suzuki's removable hard cases and mounting brackets.

2012 DL1000 Adventure (Tinkerbell)
PC-V, TRE, CR8EIX , ECM, K&N, RDL, PR4, PC-8, EB H4, WERKS, Madstad 22", 17/43 gearing, AdventureTech: Fork brace, shelf, mirror extenders, SpeedoDRD, wheel spacer, Head's-Up voltage monitor, Goldwing pegs, Sonic 1.1, Wolo Bad Boy, ExTuff Helmet Hook.
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And just so you know, those particular hard cases aren't worth paying a whole lot extra for IMO as there are many more rugged and better designed cases available in the aftermarket.

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And just so you know, those particular hard cases aren't worth paying a whole lot extra for IMO as there are many more rugged and better designed cases available in the aftermarket.
I will agree! However, they work great when you drop your bike. Thank God I didn't have some real expensive panniers to mess up!

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PC-V, TRE, CR8EIX , ECM, K&N, RDL, PR4, PC-8, EB H4, WERKS, Madstad 22", 17/43 gearing, AdventureTech: Fork brace, shelf, mirror extenders, SpeedoDRD, wheel spacer, Head's-Up voltage monitor, Goldwing pegs, Sonic 1.1, Wolo Bad Boy, ExTuff Helmet Hook.
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This is a DL1000 Adventure.


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2012 DL1000 Adventure (Tinkerbell)
PC-V, TRE, CR8EIX , ECM, K&N, RDL, PR4, PC-8, EB H4, WERKS, Madstad 22", 17/43 gearing, AdventureTech: Fork brace, shelf, mirror extenders, SpeedoDRD, wheel spacer, Head's-Up voltage monitor, Goldwing pegs, Sonic 1.1, Wolo Bad Boy, ExTuff Helmet Hook.
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This is a DL1000 Adventure.
With the side cases on the wrong sides.

Pat- 2007 DL650A was ridden to all 48 contiguous states. I didn't quite make it to 17,000 miles on the 2012 DL650A.
Nicknames I use to lessen typing, Vee = 2002-2012 DL1000s. Vee2=2014-2016 DL1000s. Wee = 2004-2011 DL650s. Glee = 2012-2016 DL650s
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LOL! He didn't need to know that!

2012 DL1000 Adventure (Tinkerbell)
PC-V, TRE, CR8EIX , ECM, K&N, RDL, PR4, PC-8, EB H4, WERKS, Madstad 22", 17/43 gearing, AdventureTech: Fork brace, shelf, mirror extenders, SpeedoDRD, wheel spacer, Head's-Up voltage monitor, Goldwing pegs, Sonic 1.1, Wolo Bad Boy, ExTuff Helmet Hook.
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I will agree! However, they work great when you drop your bike. Thank God I didn't have some real expensive panniers to mess up!
I suppose you could make a case for the idea of a 'sacrificial pannier' but even better might be one that could take a low to no speed drop and sustain no damage to pannier or bike while also being sealed from rain and shaped to actually carry something. I know its asking a lot but it doesn't seem that unreasonable.
I am glad I got mine when they were on the $199 special last year. I figure when they break I can use the framework to mount pelicans or some such to as the framework seems reasonably sturdy.
Anyone who had the experience of paying full pop for them over the years Suzuki offered these cases, my condolences to your wallet.:biggrinjester:

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