The V-Strom Picture Thread

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

  1. 1 Wheel Drive

    1 Wheel Drive Flatus Antiquous

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    Ah shit. Probably too late to suggest just cleaning the seals with a seal mate. Works a whole shot load percent of times.
  2. NortwestRider

    NortwestRider TRIPOD ADVENTURER !!

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    +++1 on the seal mate !!!!
    They work for me about 50% of the time..


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  3. sweetlu

    sweetlu Adventurer

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  4. getset

    getset go pop a wheelie

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    to this

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  5. PWRCRZR

    PWRCRZR Grumpy Old Bastard

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    So I bought my Vee new in August of 2009, lately I had been thinking of selling it to purchase a GS1150 I have been lusting for. So I went out the other morning to clean the bike all up and take pictures for the ads. While I was polishing her up a bit I was looking at all the memories that I had scratched and wore into the old girl over the last 3 seasons and 30,000+miles. I reluctantly took the pics and posted the ads...once I had posted the ads I started to have second thoughts. After 2 days I pulled the ads and decided I am not done making memories on this bike..

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  6. OfirMX

    OfirMX Sierras' Gatekeeper

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    ^^ Awesome!
  7. Mighty Kentor

    Mighty Kentor Been here awhile

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    I've disappointed a few buyers with my V-Strom for sale ads in the past. lol

    Once I sold it for money towards a down payment for a new place. My wife bought it back a few months later tired of listening to me talk about how much i missed it. :rofl
  8. Mighty Kentor

    Mighty Kentor Been here awhile

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    That looks awesome!
  9. ArmSC

    ArmSC Been here awhile

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    Here are some pics for ya.

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  10. Storyteller

    Storyteller Adventurer

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  11. MrGoldfish

    MrGoldfish Been here awhile

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    How does that driver back rest work for riding two up? Does the passenger have issues with it at all? I'm imagining the passenger's legs rubbing on it and it not being comfortable. I like the idea though because it would keep the passenger from sliding into me as I ride, not to mention having a back rest would be nice.
  12. valongbeard

    valongbeard mild mannered

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    Deals Gap dragon sticker on an Arizona bike = nice. :wink:
  13. svs

    svs All Hands on Deck!

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    CA bike..

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  14. TinMan207

    TinMan207 Most often a lurker...

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    You still have a few great memories (and Miles) to go my friend. I just registered Mine again today. 85,500-ish Miles on mine

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    Admittedly, not all of them are mine, but a whole mess of 'em are!

    Probably gonna put another 6,000 on it at the end of June. You are welcome to tag along :deal
  15. valongbeard

    valongbeard mild mannered

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    Double "nice". I am digging the flames. I think when my teeth lose adhesion I'll move to flames. Man, I dig 'em.

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  16. w9fcc

    w9fcc Life is good!

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    Well, here's my new beast, 2012 V-Strom 650 ABS Adventure.
    Actually I made one out of a standard V-Strom. Added my own
    hand picked accessories:

    Givi skid plate
    Givi Engine guards
    Givi Trekker hard bags
    Suzuki hand guards
    Bike Master heated grips
    Suzuki Low seat
    Suzuki center stand

    I have a 46 liter Trekker ordered that I'll use as the
    left side bag, moving the Trekker 33 up to top case.

    So far I really love this bike!!!

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  17. Storyteller

    Storyteller Adventurer

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    Mama is not a big fan of the driver's backrest when she rides with me. You nailed it that the rest effects her leg comfort. For me, riding solo, which is pretty much the norm the backrest is AWESOME!!

    Not so much when I go off the slab, as I REALLY like to take the bike off slab, but all I have to do is unscrew a couple nuts and i can take the rest off and throw it in my top box. No biggies and totally worth the money!
  18. Storyteller

    Storyteller Adventurer

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    Mr Goldfish is the AZ rider, I'm in MI, though I'd like to ride to AZ and check things out for sure!

    I meant to grab a VA sticker when I rode through there, but forgot to....here is a pic from GW National Forest....

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  19. valongbeard

    valongbeard mild mannered

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    I saw my mistake too late. I couldn't get my foot out of my mouth fast enough to save it. It did out a sweet California bike though.

    Nice bike. Your pic was right in my back yard. Holler next time and i will connect you with a Cat Herder sticker.
  20. MrGoldfish

    MrGoldfish Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the quick reply. I'm still riding a KLR right now, but I'm drooling over all the Wee Stroms. I think it will do a lot better than the KLR for riding 2 up. The KLR's seat is just too small for long days in the saddle. Sigh... one day I'll trade up.