The V-Strom Picture Thread

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

  1. OfirMX

    OfirMX Sierras' Gatekeeper

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    Taken by my buddy Andreas

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  2. 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!
  3. PiJiL

    PiJiL Been here awhile

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

    joefromsf Dark Happens

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    Like this?

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  5. Rusty Rocket

    Rusty Rocket Life behind "Bars"

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  6. espi

    espi scheming adventurer

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



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  7. 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
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. ShooterDave

    ShooterDave Adventurer

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  12. espi

    espi scheming adventurer

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    Hey Joe,

    You set the trend.
    awesome bike!
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. Craneguy

    Craneguy British Hooligan

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    So I'm told. I hope it's better than the "abacus" pad I bought.
  18. buls4evr

    buls4evr No Marks....

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    What, no fork gaiters?.......... Rancho suspension part #RS1952 blk...........:clap
  19. joefromsf

    joefromsf Dark Happens

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    That was an older pic. Got a set of the neoprene fork skins now. Also switched from Hepco Becker luggage system to Jesse's.

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  20. ShooterDave

    ShooterDave Adventurer

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    I don't know what you're talking about. My 2'' risers work just fine. Granted I have it angled back, not just up. For me the stock bars are too far away more so than too short.