The V-Strom Picture Thread

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

  1. ShooterDave

    ShooterDave Adventurer

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    You will find the top loading option to be very useful when camping. Currently I have the side opening Givi cases. Although I can just real quickly take it off and set it down to open it, I went for 8 months with the top loading kind of boxes. Quick detachable, top loading cases to me are the preferred way to go. :D





    P.S. I like your garage.
  2. 1 Wheel Drive

    1 Wheel Drive Flatus Antiquous

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    Yeah, I agree on all counts. I actually have a set of Givi E36 sidebags, and the adapters to use them with the SW Motech rack. But they are so wide, and not top loading, I have relegated those to use on my VFR. These aluminum panniers are what I wanted for big trips & heavy loading. For everyday riding I certainly don't need to lug anything that big around

    I had just finished cleaning up the garage before mounting up the cases today. Normally there is a bunch more clutter in there. The grandsons' toys seem to reproduce like rabbits. You can see a couple sitting out there. And then when SWMBO puts her Jeep in the right half, well I just get the left side for the bikes. And of course this time of year the snow-blower gets the front row.

    I'd really like to build a nice, dedicated motorcycle garage and man cave out back behind the house, but haven't found any big gold nuggets lately nor hit the lottery yet. :lol3
  3. dhillr

    dhillr Long timer

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    Its only about 30lbs. I've owned a Vee and a Wee and they both handled the same off-road. A 490lb motorcycle doesn't feel any lighter offroad than a 520lb motorcycle. If "light" is important to a rider, I always recommend going with a true DS bike like an XR or DR. Been there...done that.... Love being able to ride 13 hours comfortably on my Wee. :clap
  4. ShooterDave

    ShooterDave Adventurer

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    Give me your seat, and I'll agree. :lol3
  5. machal

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  6. machal

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    passo Stelvio

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  7. valongbeard

    valongbeard mild mannered

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  8. Murphy Slaw

    Murphy Slaw Long timer

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    Ditto...

    Nice picture.
  9. MakerChief

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  10. biker128pedal

    biker128pedal Super Lurker

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    A Fall Picture
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  11. Oakbluffcamper

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    Rode about 150 miles Saturday, every second was pure fun:clap My son rode my Yamaha WR250R with me,

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  12. PWRCRZR

    PWRCRZR Grumpy Old Bastard

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    those new 650's have nice lines..
  13. svs

    svs All Hands on Deck!

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  14. XR Superman

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    Here's a few from a resent camping trip

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  15. C-Stain

    C-Stain Accredited Nincompoop

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    What's the story on the second set of wheels under the trailer tongue and how do they work?
  16. Ride_There

    Ride_There Will ride for bacon.

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    :ear +1
  17. EvanADV

    EvanADV Big Bearded Boy

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    Make that another +1...
  18. machal

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  19. machal

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  20. rbsride365

    rbsride365 Hi-Viz

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    After it's first dual sport ride. SOOO much fun! Met some nice guys from this site (believe it or not...) right in my home state, too! Now contemplating which tires to get to better accommodate the some mild dirt riding since the stockers are almost done. Did I mention that I love this bike?

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