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Old 11-08-2011, 05:22 PM   #6451
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OK, I've seen all the clean shiny Stroms I can bear to look at. It's a freaking travesty, especially for Adventure Rider.*

So here to sort all you Inmates out, I present to you my Strom. (2007 DL-650A)

[WARNING: Excessive levels of sarcasm has been detected in this post. Do not be alarmed or offended. The poster is not to be taken seriously.]

In case any of you are wondering, the goodies are:
Stock windshield with penny tech mod, (Worked for my 5'6" frame)
Hepco Becker crashbars
Adventure MotoStuff skidplate
Pyramid FendaExtenda
Caribou Cases luggage
Suzuki handguards
Symtec heated grips
Ventura headlight guard
Race-Tech front fork springs
Superbrace front fork brace,
Custom made bracket above dash for Garmin Zumo, Drift HD-170 & iPhone (RAM Mounts)
Marine lighter sockets in dash for 12V power
Scorpio alarm system
Kisan Voltguard
Shod with Metzler Tourances in this pic. Have Continental TKC-80's on now.
Also have custom brake and signal lights on the back of the sidecases.
And a coating of Aervoe Military Grade Paint, Flat Sand color. (A very nice and tough finish. All I did was remove and clean the parts. Then I gave them a good scuff sand to take the shine off. Gave them a good couple of coats of paint and it was done. The beauty of flat color is that it is easy to fix. I chose tan since it is still easy to see, and it matches my First Gear Kathmandu jacket.)

Everything here has been thoroughly tested. (Read: Used and well abused)

Mike

*Except for the guy with the P40 Warhawk motif on his Strom. That level of cool can deflect all forms of criticism. :)
Which Caribou Cases are those? 35, 36, or 40?
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Old 11-08-2011, 08:03 PM   #6452
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Which Caribou Cases are those? 35, 36, or 40?
The cases are the 35L Pelican 1550's. They're the ones originally offered by Caribou back in 2007. They are a touch on the small side, but I like them since they don't really widen the profile of the bike. I have added John Deere manual tubes to the front of the panniers. They get in the way of the passenger pegs, but are so handy for holding bottles of water or pop.

And to all those that have said "Awesome paint job" after I took a shiny Strom and painted it dirt color, I have to say Thanks, you sick bunch of monkeys.

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Old 11-10-2011, 07:18 AM   #6453
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And to all those that have said "Awesome paint job" after I took a shiny Strom and painted it dirt color, I have to say Thanks, you sick bunch of monkeys.

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Old 11-10-2011, 07:23 AM   #6454
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The cases are the 35L Pelican 1550's. They're the ones originally offered by Caribou back in 2007. They are a touch on the small side, but I like them since they don't really widen the profile of the bike.

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Not quite slim enough....just sayin
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Old 11-21-2011, 08:51 AM   #6455
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Old 11-21-2011, 11:13 AM   #6456
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Old 12-04-2011, 05:08 PM   #6457
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K7 Wee in the Canyons above Malibu, CA
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Old 12-04-2011, 06:35 PM   #6458
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K7 Wee in the Canyons above Malibu, CA
That is a nice shot
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Old 12-04-2011, 07:21 PM   #6459
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That is a nice shot
x2.

That looks just like the corner where I passed a couple sport bikers; one of them had laid it down hard into the rocks and busted up his arm. Not long after that, I turned onto some canyon road (Carbon?) that looked like it went somewhere - it didn't, just to hiking trails - and hit some oil in a corner. I had to kick off the pavement to save it as the ass chased the nose! I didn't need to change my underwear, but it definitely woke me up.

I love that whole area. We have nothing like it in NH
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Old 12-05-2011, 05:51 AM   #6460
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And a coating of Aervoe Military Grade Paint, Flat Sand color. (A very nice and tough finish.
Mike,

The paint job is awesome. It's got a very unique look, and I really like the desert sand better than the olive drab bikes I've seen.

I'm curious about the lighting you installed in your panniers. Would you mind posting a few photos and details?

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Old 12-05-2011, 01:15 PM   #6461
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Old 12-05-2011, 10:57 PM   #6462
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That is a nice shot
Thanks! We just moved out this way less than two weeks ago and are really digging the topography!!! VA Beach before this was alright, but good riding was 2-3 hours away. Here, it's 10-20 miles either direction except west
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Old 12-05-2011, 10:59 PM   #6463
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Old 12-06-2011, 01:56 PM   #6464
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Mike,

The paint job is awesome. It's got a very unique look, and I really like the desert sand better than the olive drab bikes I've seen.

I'm curious about the lighting you installed in your panniers. Would you mind posting a few photos and details?

Joe
The lights are pretty simple affairs.





All you need is some LED marker lights, grommets, a pair of plastic boxes from an electronics shop, some wire, connectors and some taps. I'll try to post up a detailed how-to on my website, or you can PM me.
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Old 12-06-2011, 02:23 PM   #6465
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The lights are pretty simple affairs.

All you need is some LED marker lights, grommets, a pair of plastic boxes from an electronics shop, some wire, connectors and some taps. I'll try to post up a detailed how-to on my website, or you can PM me.
I'd rather see a build thread...
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