Lets see your Vstrom OFFROAD!

Discussion in 'Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan' started by LaOutbackTrail, Aug 1, 2006.

  1. MudratinOz

    MudratinOz Nomadic motorcyle traveller

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    Thanx Dan, looking at panniers racks (for use with Soft Bags)atm myself, any advice you can give appreciated.
    Would I be right in assuming the heavier (stronger) built the better.
  2. Jeffro66

    Jeffro66 Mild adventurer

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  3. MudratinOz

    MudratinOz Nomadic motorcyle traveller

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    Short ride today to Yellow Rock (Pokolbin SF)

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  4. RedBean25

    RedBean25 Been here awhile

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    I thought Caribou luggage was supposed to be the world's toughest luggage??!! You must have been on some "out of this world" roads. :norton
  5. Just Dan

    Just Dan Bugger, Burnt toast

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    I think what kills them, is the same for most hard luggage. Vibration over long period of time. It I know I going to rough places. I take the soft luggage. If it is a tar trip, I take the hard luggage.
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    McJamie STROMINATOR

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    Probably not the best place to be without a skid plate. Even a little tip-over here could get very expensive.
  7. McJamie

    McJamie STROMINATOR

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    Your bike has spoked wheels!:thumb
    Totally cool. Is there another thread where you show what/hpow you did it?
    I'd love to see some better pictures of them.
  8. Just Dan

    Just Dan Bugger, Burnt toast

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    That is why I left mine on the hill and walked down to have a look first.:lol3
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  9. beaste

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    v stroms and wee stroms are really only slightly more usefull off road than a tl1000r......and that really isnt very usefull....

    however like the tl1000r attitude pays dividends....you will crash less often and go much faster....the only problem being is when you crash it will hurt more because you have been going fast,,,,,

    however it is one heck of a bike for reasonable dirt roads and motorcross track like tar and commuting and general touring and pi**ing off your mate on a BMW...because it cost half as much and is a better bike and you have lots of cash to spend on lots of bits...

    and heck with a staintune pipe on a wee strom it sounds like a world super bike wining ducati at 10k rpm :deal and that isnt at all bad....:eek1 :eek1
  10. ThomasVolomitz

    ThomasVolomitz New Old Stock

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    I guess it's all perception
  11. crosscountry

    crosscountry Bear went over Mountain

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    can you perceive what he said? :lol3
  12. ThomasVolomitz

    ThomasVolomitz New Old Stock

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    Everything but the "lots of bits" part. Must be farkles down under.
  13. ThomasVolomitz

    ThomasVolomitz New Old Stock

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    Well, crosscountry, I don't have a PhD and haven't as much riding experience as you. However, I have to disagree that a V-Strom is only slightly lmore useful off road than a tl1000r. Just how I perceive it.

    Not trying to cause a fuss.
  14. crosscountry

    crosscountry Bear went over Mountain

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    Was just teasing anyway. I've ridden a TL1000 but not a DL1000. if the DL has anywhere near the torque of the TL, then they're both dangerous offroad.
  15. ThomasVolomitz

    ThomasVolomitz New Old Stock

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    Everything's good
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    I took these on the trails I grew up next to, riding my mountain bike with my friends.

    There were some kids on ATVs when I got there...one of them asked me for permission to ride there. I'm getting old, at 24...

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    I need some new tires. Anakee 2s, I think...
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    samfaina Looking 4 d endless ride

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    BCRides Been here awhile

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    Off pavement anyway... Trip to Wyoming a couple of months ago...

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    izom Been here awhile

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    OMG !!!

    unbelievable beautiful!!!!!!:clap

    ..this is wyoming???

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  20. DGR

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    Awesome shots :eek1
    You don't happen to have a ridereport, or more (high res) pics? :D