2014+ DL1000 Vstrom

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

  1. alfie53

    alfie53 Been here awhile

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    I'm virtually your dimensions re: height and inside seam. I actually kept the medium seat and added AdventureTech peg lowering kit (that opened up the leg angle) but actually heightened the rear of the bike by 1 1/8". Feet still just flat bottom in my boots so you should be fine
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  2. WFRTony

    WFRTony Been here awhile

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    The peg lowering kit sounds like a good place to start.
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  3. x32792

    x32792 Retired Cracker American

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    ^^Have those and the shifter extension kit - Money well spent.
  4. RhinoVStrom

    RhinoVStrom Adventurer

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    Possible new Lay-Out 2018 V-Strom 1000A is coming. Called "V-STROM 1000A EXPEDITION' Witch color do you like the most?

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  5. Blakebird

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

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    that's a new paint job, not a new layout....and that one still has cast wheels, not the tubeless spokes
  6. CatBehemoth

    CatBehemoth Adventurer

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    Pretty ugly, I think. Looks like Walmart shirt.
    They'd better return sand color!
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  7. PeterW

    PeterW Long timer

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  8. billyal33

    billyal33 Adventurer

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    Ugly as sin. And I thought the yellow looked bad, this takes bad to a whole new level. More unsold leftovers in a few years. Still might pick up a bargain! (and a spray can)
  9. alfie53

    alfie53 Been here awhile

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    LOL "witch" colour is a good desciptor.
    Awful mess - and they call it Expedition and keep plastic pipe/sump protector and cast wheels meaning road trip rather than expedition.
    Of all manufacturers I wonder if Suzuki is most guilty of dressing something up to sell more of its unloved accessories
  10. atk450

    atk450 n00b

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    I have a Holeshot/Corbin on my V2 and love it. I'm 60 years old and have done 600+ mile days on it. Check it out at Holeshot Performance.
  11. Mobiker

    Mobiker Long timer

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  12. mcmann

    mcmann Motorcycle ADV enthusiast

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    The current 2017 1000’s were released as 2018 model year.
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  13. billyal33

    billyal33 Adventurer

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    Got a secondhand suzuki tall seat. Boy its high. Im 5 11 and 32 inside leg and im tippy toe now with it. More comfortable than the standard seat and I now have the leg room I wanted but moving the bike about is a lot more difficult. Do a few more miles and see how it goes.
    Ps. Fitted Michelin pr4's, much better than the oe Bridgestone's or the A40 I used the last two years
  14. B-Mac

    B-Mac Aged Beef

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    Please expand, I am curious as to this," much better". Also what is a a40? I am lazy.
  15. 2thdrinOR

    2thdrinOR Been here awhile

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    A40 is Bridgestone new ST tire for "ADV" bikes that never see dirt.

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  16. billyal33

    billyal33 Adventurer

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    A40 is a bridgestone adventure tyre. Its the the replacement for the oe Bridgestone's the strom's come with. There's no dirt to ride here, unless I get a corner wrong and end up in a field!
    The Michelin's turn in faster, they grip better wet or dry and there more comfortable on the bumpy roads we have here.
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  17. Dtom01

    Dtom01 Adventurer

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    I just bought a left over 14 dl1000 adventure I love the bike but coming from a 1200 GS it feels a little cramped wondering what to do .I need some help, thinking about lowering pegs ,rox risers ,not sure about a seat


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  18. x32792

    x32792 Retired Cracker American

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    ^^Just went the other way - From DL1000 to 1200 GS.

    0.5-0.75" risers are as high as you can go w/o cable and hose modifications. I went w/ 0.75" and didn't mess with cables and hoses.
    Adventure Tech (http://www.adventuretech.biz) makes both peg lowering and shift extension kits. I went with both and enjoyed them. Money well spent.
    Also went with Sargent seat. Not all day comfort, but a slight improvement over OEM. Currently trying to sell my Sargent Seats - Suzuki V-Strom DL1000 2014+ and/or return to Sargent - It only got about 100 miles of useage before I, super bike slut, traded for the GS.
  19. Dtom01

    Dtom01 Adventurer

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    I kept my gs. It’s an 08. Worth nothing on trade. I’ve put 12k on it in a years time. I seem to be a collector of bikes. Bought the leftover 14 adventure for 8400. I couldn’t resist


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  20. x32792

    x32792 Retired Cracker American

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    ^^DL is a nice bike. My other bike is a DR650. I got rid of my TJ Jeep...Not enough room in the barn.