The V-Strom Picture Thread

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

  1. macrae85

    macrae85 Been here awhile

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  2. Rusty Rocket

    Rusty Rocket Life behind "Bars"

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    BINGO! Thanks Longbeard.
  3. D.T.

    D.T. Difficult but useful

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  4. CavScout

    CavScout Adventurer

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    Custom made by the first owner. Unbelievably burly. Thicker aluminum that any other brand I've ever seen, hard-mounted to the frame in 3 places each side, plus steel bars across the back. I've had 5 serious offers from other V-Strom riders to buy them off my bike while on dual-sport trips.
  5. OfirMX

    OfirMX Sierras' Gatekeeper

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    Taken by my buddy Andreas

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  6. macrae85

    macrae85 Been here awhile

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    Dont know about the front,i've other ideas,KTM Adventure on the rear can be made fit!
  7. PiJiL

    PiJiL Been here awhile

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    It's a RAD hub that bolts directly to the strom forks :1drink
  8. joefromsf

    joefromsf Dark Happens

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    Like this?

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  9. Rusty Rocket

    Rusty Rocket Life behind "Bars"

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    :clap
  10. espi

    espi scheming adventurer

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    My daily transpo- Who would have thunk, Joe???



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  11. joefromsf

    joefromsf Dark Happens

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    Wow Pablo. Didn't know you had got a Strom. Looks like a 650? Needs knobbies. :thumb
  12. luckyjr

    luckyjr Adventurer

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    I am 6ft- 2in tall. Would I have a problem riding a DL 650? I would like to be able to stand-up if needed? Can you add risers without new control cables? Any tall rider input would be nice.
  13. precarious

    precarious Been here awhile

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    The Strom is very roomy, and about an inch and a half riser can be installed without new cables. I am not tall, myself, but many tall riders have praised the ergos of the Strom.
  14. fastnlight

    fastnlight Repeat Offender

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    6'3", 34in inseam over here on a DL650. 3/4 inch bar risers and 1 inch peg lowering kit complete with tall factory seat and very happy.
  15. ShooterDave

    ShooterDave Adventurer

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  16. espi

    espi scheming adventurer

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    Hey Joe,

    You set the trend.
    awesome bike!
  17. Tex76

    Tex76 Motersykle Advntyers

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    I'm 6'1, have pegs that are 1" lower and getting at least a 1 inch rise on soon. Great ergos for riding but standing up you're gonna want a wider platform (size 13 adv boots are like canoes) and some height on the bars or you'll be precariously bending over. I tried 2" Rox Risers and didn't have enough line slack to make it work.
  18. luckyjr

    luckyjr Adventurer

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    I have always had a fit problem with stand up riding. Its good to hear you replys. Good too know that a fix is possible. Also......nice thread you guys have going.
  19. Craneguy

    Craneguy British Hooligan

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    I'm almost 6'-2" and standing up is no problem. The only discomfort I get is from the seat after about 4 hrs. I have an airhawk on the way that will fix that.

    It's a heavy bike so it favors the taller rider. You won't have any complaints.
  20. Tex76

    Tex76 Motersykle Advntyers

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    My airhawk changed my life!!! You're gonna love it man. I have that and a sheepskin over it.