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post #1 of 24 Old 10-30-2008, 02:09 PM Thread Starter
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Making the front end look less ugly

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This is a purely cosmetic oriented post. I know the V-Strom isn't a beauty pageant winner, but wow, does it ever look goofy from a head on view.

I think the chrome around the headlights is the culprit. Walking into the office today, I compared my bike next to a Triump Tiger. And I figured it out. The Tiger has a near all black headlight recess covered with a clear case and a minimalistic light mount similar to Nissan's.

Has anyone tried to get a similar look out of their V-Strom?
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post #2 of 24 Old 10-30-2008, 02:37 PM
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The first time I saw a Strom front-on it was near a BMW GS and KLR. The Strom looked like a little old lady with boobs hanging down to her knees.

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The first time I saw a Strom front-on it was near a BMW GS and KLR. The Strom looked like a little old lady with boobs hanging down to her knees.
Now I think the Strom is beautiful and the GS1200 looks like Bill the Cat.





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Maybe you would like Speedstar's headlight mask. https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=19554



Pat- 2007 DL650A was ridden to all 48 contiguous states. I didn't quite make it to 17,000 miles on the 2012 DL650A.
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Referring to GW's post...

the similarities are eerie

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I know I have seen people bag on the wire mesh light cover screens, saying they are a waste of money, but I put one on my bike purely for looks. I could care less about how it functions or how you have to take them off from time to time to clean the head light. I think it gives it a more off-road look and that's what I was going for.

Give your strom a while, it will grow on you. I now actually go out in the garage from time to time just to admire her and even give her a wink and a smack on the seat before I go back in the house.
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That's the first time a vstrom ever gave me a boner Pat.

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I'm kinda amazed I found some pictures that associated so well. I had the idea of the relationships and was really lucky to get them so close. A wide screen shot that allows the last to pictures side by side is nearly jaw dropping. Even the eye angle is the same.

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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post #9 of 24 Old 10-30-2008, 10:18 PM
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The strom looks like jet jaguar. It has been proven in a past thread. I don`t know how to link it to this thread or I would . Search jet jaguar and its under strom headlights.
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Nope. It's Newfoundlander's. JetJaguar is from Florida and has a blue 2005 650. Newfoundlander is a Canadian and his bike color was not available in the USA. He is into photography and has posted many pictures including his bike. More pictures are at https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=15433 for example.

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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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