The V-Strom Picture Thread

Discussion in 'Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan' started by Jamie, Jan 2, 2005.

  1. USAIR

    USAIR picking and riding

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    Cool pix
    Tell us about those boxes

    Fred
  2. ThomasVolomitz

    ThomasVolomitz New Old Stock

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    Wondering when the 2012 Wee pics will start showing up on this thread???
  3. Riteris

    Riteris Dessert Runner

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    I noticed the cutout in the windscreen.

    Did you do that? How does it work?
  4. hanksmybuddy

    hanksmybuddy Been here awhile

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    Taken yesterday somewhere in Oregon near Unity.

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  5. Voluhzia

    Voluhzia iExplorer

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    I like how those Trekkers look on you Strom. :clap
  6. Hercules

    Hercules "Proudly Philippine Made"

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    A pix taken in Sta. Ana, Cagayan, way up Northern Luzon (East Side) in the Philippines......

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  7. Hercules

    Hercules "Proudly Philippine Made"

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    Another shot taken in Sta. Praxedes, Cagayan up Northern Luzon (West side)....

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  8. dhillr

    dhillr Long timer

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    Those cross supports on the back of the boxes look like they work pretty well. :clap

  9. Desert Dave

    Desert Dave Enjoying the moment

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    East of Kaiser Pass

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  10. Mojo34

    Mojo34 Mill Valley boy

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    Does it count if I'm not off-road? Loaded with baggage? Just on a test ride? Might it help that I'm parked in front of a historical private mansion (not mine) in Montpellier, France?

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    I almost was convinced that choosing a Tiger 800 would be cool, but after trying the 2012 V-strom again I feel that the Suzuki is simply a bike that fits my style and desires better. It feels more "me", whatever that means. Now I will sell the Varadero 125 (best little bike ever!!) and order the Strom on Friday or Saturday.
  11. ThomasVolomitz

    ThomasVolomitz New Old Stock

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    I had a 2006 wee and find the Tiger xc superior in every way except price. However the 2012 Strom may be a different animal.
  12. Hercules

    Hercules "Proudly Philippine Made"

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    Beautifull!

    I love the new cosmetics of the V-strom!
  13. Wantajustride

    Wantajustride Been here awhile

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    Did the cut-out in the windscreen myself. The buffeting was so bad at all windscreen positions and I couldn't wait for the Madstad brackets. Took about 1/2 hr of time, cost absolutely nothing and stopped almost 90% of the "Head in the Paint Shaker" effect at the tallest setting. For me, the buffeting was so bad I literally had blurred vision @ 65 mph. That is not acceptable. Just to let you know my helmet is an Arai XD3 with a bill. so some buffeting could be from the helmet.
    If memory serves me correctly, I found the idea here on ADV Rider in an old thread. Just do a search and I'm sure you'll find it.
  14. Riteris

    Riteris Dessert Runner

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    Thanks. Yes, there are plenty of threads around here of people cutting holes in their windscreens.

    Yours just happens to look good. (At least from a distance. :evil)
  15. Wantajustride

    Wantajustride Been here awhile

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    It's not like I was cutting on a $15,000 KTM or BMW. Heck, the way I looked at it was, how much could I possibly screw up a $200 Zuki screen (OEM replacement cost, I looked it up before I took the jigsaw to it):lol3. I did take my time to lay out the template though.
  16. Mojo34

    Mojo34 Mill Valley boy

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    Just pulled the trigger and bought that white 2012 Wee you see at the top of this page... :freaky Got spousal approval -- partly thanks to the comfort of the passenger seat and position and partly because it felt smooth and natural on our test ride. Will take delivery within a couple of weeks after they add the multitude of accessories that I haggled to get in with the purchase!

    I look forward to sharing pictures of the back-roads of southern France in the near future. Lot's of great riding to be had around here!
  17. Maggot12

    Maggot12 U'mmmm yeaah!!

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    Congrats :clap

    Please post pics and reports once you get more time in the saddle.
  18. sct ptersns twn

    sct ptersns twn Wait, what........?

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    What tires are those mister? :norton Nevermind, Search is my friend.......
  19. RustySpokes

    RustySpokes Two-bit throttle bum

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    Took my 03 1K out to look at some aspen trees today.

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  20. plodalong

    plodalong Now if we just.....

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    Thats almost got to the point where its not so ugly that I wouldn't buy one