2014+ DL1000 Vstrom

Discussion in 'Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan' started by The Game, Sep 11, 2012.

  1. hatchetdan

    hatchetdan Adventurer

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    Looks like you went to Shaggys? You beat me to it , how,s the wind management?
  2. Motor7

    Motor7 Been here awhile

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    I have a Garmin Montana 600, and on other adventure bikes I've used the Enduro Engineering crossbar mount (with the locking Touratech cradle clamped to the 1/2" crossbar)


    That's quite the elaborate solution vs a ram ball center of handlebars and a 4" RAM riser. Mine is rock solid even off road.
  3. x32792

    x32792 Retired Cracker American

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    RAM Mounts (RAM-B-252) with 1" Ball + double socket arm mounted on spare hole in windshield?
  4. Blakebird

    Blakebird had to get a bike, had to paint it red

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    I've used RAM balls too, in a few different locations - even have the locking knob on the long extension clamp.
    The GEEAD mount also can be removed if someone comes by with a set of allen wrenches - but I like how it worked on the Tenere and kept it when I sold the bike.
    Will probably use it on the Suzuki with the Gadget Guy billet mount. The Touratech mount is nice but I just take the Montana with me if I'm away from the bike.
  5. RhinoVStrom

    RhinoVStrom Adventurer

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    This is a very good GPS mount. Still perfect after 50.000km. We make it for a low price.
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  6. x32792

    x32792 Retired Cracker American

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    ^^PM sent.
  7. Bad Wolf

    Bad Wolf High functioning sociopath

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    Nice. How is the vibration on it?
  8. PeterW

    PeterW Long timer

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    Likely nothing.

    The early cars with ECU's were vulnerable, but automotive electrics are nasty anyway and they died. So most are quite well protected now.

    I've had a lightning strike hit a hillside near me, close enough that I felt the tingle through very sensitive bits, once you get to those voltage levels the air breaks down and it doesn't get much worse, so I know a DL650 will survive something near to an EMP event.
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  9. HeidiHo

    HeidiHo Old, Bold, Still Riding

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    Welllllllllllllllllll....if on the other hand you receive a DIRECT hit from a lightning bolt.....and I mean a direct hit to your helmet.....not only did it leave 8 spotted scars across my brain, but the bike sustained $ 10,200.00 electrical damage. The bike never went down....only outside appearance of a lightning strike was the short antenna on a 2013 Honda F6B...looked like a fried rats' tail. But my helmet........FRIED. Arai saw this on the news, and immediately contacted me once I got out of the ICU Burn Unit. Arai wanted my fried helmet, and gave me a new helmet in exchange. Bridgestone wanted my tires ( told them they were still good), but they sent me a new set of 709 & 704 tires.

    Hey, you are the folks that brought up this notion of an EMP, and Lightning Strike :permazot

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  10. highcountrypioneer

    highcountrypioneer Making America Great Again

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    I'm glad you are ok. That is a very cool story. I've often wondered the chances of being struck when I have been caught out in a thunderstorm riding.
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  11. x32792

    x32792 Retired Cracker American

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    GPS Mount: After much consideration, I'm going with the RAM Motorcycle Brake/Clutch Reservoir Cover Base with 1" Ball Offset
    http://www.rammount.com/part/RAM-B-346U
    $21.49 w/free shipping on Amazon, sold by Gadget Mounts

    EDIT: I will put this RAM mount on the clutch fluid reservoir. This puts the GPS on my left and essentially where I have my GPS mounted on my DR650. If this doesn't make me happy, I'll try something else.
  12. RhinoVStrom

    RhinoVStrom Adventurer

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    Very stable and none vibration. This is because the wait of the Navi is behind the Tilting moment of the screen.
  13. RhinoVStrom

    RhinoVStrom Adventurer

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    I don't like my GPS on the handlebars. Want it in front of my. Above the cockpit.
  14. RhinoVStrom

    RhinoVStrom Adventurer

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    I did ones mounted a GPS mount on to the windshield. And it works supremely well.



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  15. moe.ron

    moe.ron Pig. Can. Fly.

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    Posted with pics. I know this is not classifieds, but the racks are VStrom specific.
  16. Bad Dad

    Bad Dad Been here awhile

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    U bolt handlebar mount on left side of bars, double short arms. clears windshield, large tank bag combo, stable and can see complete instrument panel, plus easy to loosen and swing to the right running through light rain showers.
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  17. Bad Wolf

    Bad Wolf High functioning sociopath

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    Wow!

    Good name for your bike too. Wasn't that Charlie Sheen's first staring role or somwthing?
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  18. HeidiHo

    HeidiHo Old, Bold, Still Riding

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    Yeah, I think it was...in that really fast car.
    Quick story......as some people may know, a WRAITH is a malevolent spirit that delivers the wrath of God. (just one of the many definitions)

    On a 7,000 mile ride in 8 days....rode out to North Carolina to do the Dragon's Tail with a group of other F6B riders. On the way from the motel to the Dragon's Tail, the rider immediately behind me totals out his new bike, 100% demolished, and is air-flighted out of there in a helicopter. We then ride to the Dragon's Tail...do our thing, then on the way back to the motel, the rider immediately in front of me rides his bike through a barbed wire fence in a right hand curve. We stash his bike in a local farmers barn, and he catches a ride back to the motel on the back of his brothers bike.

    I leave NC, and ride up to Winnipeg, Manitoba to finish another rally....then ride towards home in the Pac. Northwest. I get 15 miles from home....and hit by lightning directly on the helmet. :permazot

    Keeping this short: It was like God said, "No one delivers the wrath from me, except me". So he tried to smite me in North Carolina, and missed, getting the guy behind me. :devildogThat just pissed him off. So a couple hours later he tried again, and missed a second time...hitting the guy in front of me. :devildog
    Now God was really mad.
    He decided to wait until I got closer to home, because he knew eventually I had to ride home. 15 miles from home....ZAP :permazot

    While the bike was receiving an electrical rebuild for the $ 10,200.00 in electrical damage done to it, I changed the license plate. God is now okay with my new plate.
  19. x32792

    x32792 Retired Cracker American

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    30mm and 36mm axle nuts? Gez, with nothing that BIG in my kit, I had to buy (2) sockets and an 18" breaker bar to adjust my chain. Why put such big nuts on anything?
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  20. HeidiHo

    HeidiHo Old, Bold, Still Riding

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    Because V-Strom owners like big nuts.....er....have big nuts......er......ya' know what I'm sayin' ? :jack
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