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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-14-2013, 05:18 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 17,750
Posted By castle-of-teck
Thereīs no such bike you could buy, IMHO. ...

Thereīs no such bike you could buy, IMHO.

Best compromise is a GSA, get one with the optional ESA suspension. The 2013 liquid-cooled model is even capable of changing low tension suspension setup...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-14-2013, 04:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,086
Posted By castle-of-teck
yep.

yep.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-11-2013, 03:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,243
Posted By castle-of-teck
Sorry, thatīs BS. They are open on one side and...

Sorry, thatīs BS. They are open on one side and tend to lose their lubricant.

On the 650, wheel bearings are 6203 and 6204. Get 2RS C3 ones, double-sealed.

07-11 models tend to have the starter...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-11-2013, 02:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,128
Posted By castle-of-teck
Well known design fault of the V-Strom - the...

Well known design fault of the V-Strom - the connector between Headlights and main harness gets burned. Check out the yellow and/or the white wire.

Thereīs a replacement harness from...
Forum: Vendors 03-09-2012, 05:00 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 42,234
Posted By castle-of-teck
Due to my Strom-mixing build, i had some...

Due to my Strom-mixing build, i had some experience with v-Strom wheels in 2008/2009, see http://www.vstrom.info/Smf/index.php/board,82.0.html

- all rear rims are virtually the same, share 6204...
Forum: EMEA 12-20-2011, 06:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,498
Posted By castle-of-teck
See "Long way down" - in a rush they did it in 85...

See "Long way down" - in a rush they did it in 85 Days. So plan 4-6 Months.

Be prepared to have lots of Paperwork done in advance - Carnet de passages, Visa, Europe-Africa Transport ?

Set up a...
Forum: Trip Planning 12-20-2011, 06:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,350
Posted By castle-of-teck
Sorry, for Eastern Europe a commuter bike is IMHO...

Sorry, for Eastern Europe a commuter bike is IMHO not adviseable. Low profile would mean some chinese 250cc crap or Ural Boxer stuff from WW2.

KLR, as told before. V-Strom 650 is pretty popular...
Forum: EMEA 12-20-2011, 04:35 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 11,930
Posted By castle-of-teck
Very helpful report, thanx 4 that :thumbup

Very helpful report, thanx 4 that :thumbup
Forum: Trip Planning 12-20-2011, 02:02 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 12,662
Posted By castle-of-teck
Shell Rotella will do just perfect :evil

Shell Rotella will do just perfect :evil
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-06-2010, 03:43 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,048
Posted By castle-of-teck
Friend of mine has ~65k miles on 07 Wee, mine had...

Friend of mine has ~65k miles on 07 Wee, mine had 24k when i decided to build an ABS-Vee and knocked it down.

Two Problems on his : Clutch cable and Starter button failed. Bike is parked outside...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-30-2010, 02:49 PM
Replies: 9,595
Views: 3,862,307
Posted By castle-of-teck
Pic of mine again

Now :
http://www.michas-own.de/files/2A100836_klein.jpg

Stock :
http://www.michas-own.de/vstrom/dl1000_abholung_008.jpg
Forum: Equipment 12-11-2009, 07:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 9,388
Posted By castle-of-teck
For all-season i would try a AirVAntage. Have one...

For all-season i would try a AirVAntage. Have one 4 myself, waterPROOF even for 6hours+ and available in red n blue also.
Has a integrated vent function which works even when speed is low, Z-Liner...
Forum: Trip Planning 11-30-2009, 04:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,632
Posted By castle-of-teck
I had a plastic hose manufactured to store my...

I had a plastic hose manufactured to store my tripod while traveling :

unpacked:
http://www.v-stromforum.de/files/thumbs/t_imgp2957_928.jpg

inside with ballhead protected from dust and water :...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-17-2009, 01:39 AM
Replies: 9,595
Views: 3,862,307
Posted By castle-of-teck
So whatīs the story about this Trans-alp-Strom ? ...

So whatīs the story about this Trans-alp-Strom ?

Looks :huh but tell us more, please !
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-30-2009, 08:11 AM
Replies: 9,595
Views: 3,862,307
Posted By castle-of-teck
Fron my recent Holiday trip to the dolomites : ...

Fron my recent Holiday trip to the dolomites :

Hochkoenig / Austria :
http://www.michas-own.de/vstrom/hochkoenig_IMGP2752.jpg

Falzarego/ Italy
...
Forum: Equipment 09-26-2009, 10:01 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,311
Posted By castle-of-teck
I own a Rukka "Air vision" Jacket and a APR2...

I own a Rukka "Air vision" Jacket and a APR2 trouser, which i have been riding for 2,5 years ~50k kilometers.

Absolutely love it, would buy it again. The vest has a breathable liner inside, which...
Forum: EMEA 09-26-2009, 06:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,398
Posted By castle-of-teck
Just an idea. From Nuerburgring via Wittlich...

Just an idea.

From Nuerburgring via Wittlich ( Mosel area, worth staying a few days ) and Pfaelzer Forest /Saarbrucken to the Vosges ( French Side of Black Forest ), around Strassbourg (...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-23-2009, 08:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,132
Posted By castle-of-teck
Not some. ALL OF THEM :evil

Not some. ALL OF THEM :evil
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-30-2009, 02:03 PM
Replies: 344
Views: 71,101
Posted By castle-of-teck
Thanx, mate :thumbup Ordered a set ! And i...

Thanx, mate :thumbup
Ordered a set !

And i am already on 5W oil :lol3:lol3:lol3

@Brian
hope a Report in German language on www.v-stromforum.de (http://www.v-stromforum.de) is o.K 4 u ?
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-12-2009, 11:46 AM
Replies: 9,595
Views: 3,862,307
Posted By castle-of-teck
Itīs a bagster

Itīs a bagster
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-12-2009, 03:53 AM
Replies: 9,595
Views: 3,862,307
Posted By castle-of-teck
A quick hop up to 800Meters where the twisties...

A quick hop up to 800Meters where the twisties are :D

http://www.michas-own.de/vstrom/hohenneuffen.jpg
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-29-2009, 04:48 PM
Replies: 9,595
Views: 3,862,307
Posted By castle-of-teck
Itīs a bagster, dunno if i keep it. Same height...

Itīs a bagster, dunno if i keep it. Same height as stock, my Corbin is too tall on the Vee 4 me ( had a Wee before, which fitted the Corbin perfectly ).

Definitely like the higher pillon than...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-29-2009, 11:28 AM
Replies: 9,595
Views: 3,862,307
Posted By castle-of-teck
Matter of fact...

Matter of fact http://www.vstrom.info/Smf/index.php/topic,7839.0.html :clap:clap:clap
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-28-2009, 05:20 PM
Replies: 9,595
Views: 3,862,307
Posted By castle-of-teck
My Vee K6 - Before ...

My Vee K6 - Before
http://www.michas-own.de/vstrom/dl1000_abholung_klein.jpg

And nowadays :

http://www.michas-own.de/vstrom/tuev_ready_2.jpg
http://www.michas-own.de/vstrom/tuev_ready.jpg
...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-30-2008, 03:25 PM
Replies: 9,595
Views: 3,862,307
Posted By castle-of-teck
V-Strom @ Canary Islands

On my trip in December 2008 to the Canary Islands on the Vulcano at Teneriffe

( o.K. this was a rental bike, but no reason not to ride my own corbin :D )...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-18-2008, 06:10 PM
Replies: 9,595
Views: 3,862,307
Posted By castle-of-teck
A rental Strom on Teneriffe, rode it 1700kmīs in...

A rental Strom on Teneriffe, rode it 1700kmīs in a week :D

http://www.v-stromforum.de/files/thumbs/t_teneriffa_2008_107_145.jpg
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-05-2008, 12:42 PM
Replies: 9,595
Views: 3,862,307
Posted By castle-of-teck
Talking In the Southern Vosges near Saverne, France My...

In the Southern Vosges near Saverne, France
My 07 Wee with 20000 miles on it
http://michas-own.de/Coppermine/albums/way-to-ardeche-2008/Nordvogesen0002_klein.jpg
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