Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Gruene Texas .. DL650K4
Radical Measures: Rip this goofy front end off the V-Strom!
I'm real close to conviction here that the whole front 'fairing' of the V-strom is one big design goof. Why does the thing have to poke out four inches from the forks? What benefit does that bring? Since there is virtually no wind protection with any shield, and no rain etc, what is the front piece for? its so designed as to defeat any effort to achieve a smooth airflow. ! ? ! ? so why bother? it adds no ergonomic benefit, no handling benefit, no performance benefit, and no cosmetic charm.
So I'm thinking of ditching the whole thing all the way back to the tank. Then get any one of a zillion aftermarket headlights, light/signal bar, and a good touring windshield fork-mounted like national or memphis or any of several. The hard part will the the instrument cluster. dunno how to mount that, which may have been the ONLY purpose served by that goofy front end
If evolution is valid, why do I still bite my tongue occasionally?