The V-Strom Picture Thread

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

  1. TEZZA

    TEZZA ADV B4 DEM/TED

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    Can you post some details on the Farkles that you have put on please .:D:ear
  2. ALinUTAH

    ALinUTAH Been here awhile

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    Happy Trail 7.5" Teton panniers
    SW Motech skid plate
    Hepco Becker crash bars
    30mm riser
    Barkbusters "storm" hand guards
    Givi Airflow windshield
    Wolfman Peak tail bag is too small for traveling, but good for picking up a 6-pack when the panniers are off.
    Alaska Leather sheepskin buttpad
    Adventure Tech fork brace should arrive today.
    Warm sunny weather should arrive next week!

    The 7.5" panniers are too narrow for a typical backpacking sleeping bag. They have a lip around the top that makes the opening narrow. You can stuff it in there but its hard to get back out. But they are already 39" wide and I didn't want them any wider. So the fartsack will get strapped on top and the tent will ride inside the box.

    The givi airflow windshield is awesome! Very quiet.

    Al
  3. CDCSlim

    CDCSlim Rock On

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    Great Pictures. Appears to be an awsome place to be looking for summer!!!!!!!! :clap
  4. Mighty Kentor

    Mighty Kentor Been here awhile

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    Congrats! The massive weight of the S10 has me a bit spoked. How does she feel in the twisties?
  5. mart´n

    mart´n Adventurer

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    Love this picture - you can almost smell spring!
  6. woodentoy

    woodentoy Been here awhile

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    Where is this??
  7. nhbubba

    nhbubba Internet Tough Guy

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    Somewhere around here.
  8. woodentoy

    woodentoy Been here awhile

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    Thanks, I'll have to try that next time I'm over that way. Looks like a fun road. Maybe I'll run into you at the Whitehorse Barbeque.
  9. 1 Wheel Drive

    1 Wheel Drive Flatus Antiquous

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    A favorite ride for sure. You can do a Googlemap street view fly through to get a sense of how good it is.
  10. novaboy

    novaboy Been here awhile

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    Just picked my new to me 2006 Vee. Picked it up from Atlantic Motoplex in Moncton, New Brunswick. Great bunch of folks to deal with. I live over an hour away, and they delivered it to my door at no charge.

    Bike already has some of the mods I wanted, Sargent seat, GIVI screen, two powerlet outlets, bar risers, and GIVI top case. Bike runs great, no surging or stumbling like a lot of Vee owners complain about. The clutch chudder is there, but that doesn't bother me. Lots of power, very comfortable.

    I'm gonna add some side cases, crashbars and skidplate before my trip to Labrador in August.

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    Couldn't have picked a better April day to get a new bike, 13 degrees Celsius and sunshine. A rare thing this spring.
  11. 1 Wheel Drive

    1 Wheel Drive Flatus Antiquous

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    It's a great bike for those smoooooth New Brunswick roads. :lol3
  12. novaboy

    novaboy Been here awhile

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    I sense a sarcastic tone:rofl
  13. 1 Wheel Drive

    1 Wheel Drive Flatus Antiquous

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    Sarcastic? Moi?


    The scenery in New Brunswick is only exceeded by Nova Scoitia and the rock. But the road quality is on par with downtown Boston. :lol3
  14. nhbubba

    nhbubba Internet Tough Guy

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    Before I bought my 'strom I was concerned about the 19" front. Hard to find rubber I would want to run, I thought. Someone told me they felt the 19" was great at eating up crappy New England pavement.

    Since buying, I've found they were completely right.

    I roll over 'meh' pavement that leave my sport-bike buddies whimpering.

    My 650 also occasionally returns 300+ mile tanks. I've been known to skip every other gas-stop while riding with those sport-bike clowns. :lol3

    Wicked good fun.
  15. Bocosb

    Bocosb Benny

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    One of the many joys of owning a vstrom :D


    From today's short trip

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  16. 1 Wheel Drive

    1 Wheel Drive Flatus Antiquous

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    Nice Ride!! Thanks for taking us along. :D


    As for soaking up the bumps, I think it is the more compliant suspension as much as, maybe more than, the 19" front tires. I know riding the 'Strom over the frost heaves is a lot more fun that the "real" street bikes.
  17. Vincenthdfan

    Vincenthdfan Been here awhile

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    Rainier tank bag?

    How does it do with the handlebar controls from stop to stop?
  18. ABNDVM

    ABNDVM I'm the Duke of Earl

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    Next step...Blasters mounted on the Strom!
  19. MakerChief

    MakerChief Adventurer

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  20. damasovi

    damasovi Long timer

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    pivo!!! now that is the only word I will not forget!!!

    Damasovi