The V-Strom Picture Thread

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

  1. Mojo34

    Mojo34 Mill Valley boy

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    Very cool. Did you ride down from Portugal? And when you are in Morocco, can you just ride wherever you want or was it an organized tour? I'd be interested in hearing more about this, if you have a minute.

    Thanks,

    M
  2. afoganso

    afoganso Adventurer

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    Hi there!
    Yes, I ride from Portugal. It's nearby, 700 km and you're in Morocco. There you can ride as you want, it's a nice country to ride because you see different scenarios: Forest, Desert, Mountains, Seaside.
    You can find some pictures\videos here from my last ride:
    http://www.vstromportugal.com/vstrom/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=6012&p=97171&hilit=marrocos#p97171
    Some olde ones:

    http://www.vstromportugal.com/vstrom/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=545&p=4438&hilit=marrocos#p4438

    http://www.vstromportugal.com/vstrom/viewtopic.php?f=80&t=3036&p=41681&hilit=marrocos#p41681
  3. Mojo34

    Mojo34 Mill Valley boy

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    Sooo cool. I'm in the south of France, so all I have to do is descend through Spain. I'll put it on my wish list right now.

    Thanks,

    M
  4. southpawrx

    southpawrx Just Ride!!!

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    New to me...Just got it in November.

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  5. precarious

    precarious Been here awhile

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    That looks badass! I recommend some better graphics, though. I'm a sucker for stickers :shog Just look at my posts...
  6. BudCAD

    BudCAD Zen Motorcyclist

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  7. viper522

    viper522 Adventurer

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    Just a V-Strom at Sebring. This was my first ride outside the county.

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  8. BudCAD

    BudCAD Zen Motorcyclist

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  9. FirstLight

    FirstLight Been here awhile

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    Nice lookin' Strom. What kind if tires do you have on it? Look more street oriented than my Shinko 705s.
  10. DBrentMiller

    DBrentMiller Sojourn Chronicles

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    I've posted an image before, but it's time for another. This is my 2008 DL650 in the wilderness of Colorado. I rode 3,000 miles round trip in seven days to camp two nights with friends in the Colorado wilderness. The Strom is pretty good on gravel. I am running a set of Metzeler Tourance--my second set. I'll buy again in a heartbeat.

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    See you on the highway!

    Brent
  11. xDownSetx

    xDownSetx U WOT M8?

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    Just mounted these up today. Glad to get rid of my bubbly Givi knock-off. I do a lot of computer work so I decided to mount a smaller one on top for my laptop and gear.

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  12. bigphish

    bigphish Curiously Satisfying

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    What kind of cases are those and how are they mounted?
  13. xDownSetx

    xDownSetx U WOT M8?

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    They are Seahorse cases. The top an SE710 and the bottom an SE720. Both run about $45 and are super tough. They're mounted with $6 worth of hardware from HomeDepot. I drilled and plugged two holes to access the rack mount bolts.

    Mounting pics
    http://s254.photobucket.com/albums/hh107/xDownSetx/New Top Boxes/
  14. 1 Wheel Drive

    1 Wheel Drive Flatus Antiquous

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    +1 to the Seahorse cases.

    I bought a pair of the Seahorse 720 cases and mounted them on a SW Motech quick release-able rack system. They are much slimmer than running even a pair of Givi E36 cases (which I also have for it). These cases are mounted using a set of Happy Trails pucks, though I find that I pretty much always just leave them on the bike.

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    I also have a cheesy JC Whitney Trunk that snaps onto the Givi mount plate that you can see in the above pictures. To make the JCW trunk a bit more palatable I fitted the center lens with a zippy V-strom logo. It's just a piece of paper under the red bezel with the logo laser printed on it. ;-)

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  15. axelwik

    axelwik Yep

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    On my way back from Big Bend last week.

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  16. El Gato

    El Gato Been here awhile

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    A few pictures from a gorgeous ride out to the coast. Highway 1 north of Santa Cruz, CA. Gotta love California in January! :clap

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  17. MADSTROM

    MADSTROM Long timer

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  18. precarious

    precarious Been here awhile

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    I'm so jealous. I got to take a ride down Hwy 1 from Santa Maria to Santa Monica back in September. I miss that road :cry
  19. Hoologan

    Hoologan Been here awhile

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    That's bull. The 705's are great tires.
  20. El Gato

    El Gato Been here awhile

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