The V-Strom Picture Thread

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

  1. ishmac

    ishmac Been here awhile

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  2. Traumat1x

    Traumat1x Been here awhile

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    Nice! Mine is also a 2012 :)
    Loving the top box and panniers.
    What are they called?
  3. MeefZah

    MeefZah Curmudgeonly

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    USR 50 in Nevada:

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    Just off US 12 in Idaho:

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    Utah, just across the Nevada line off of USR 50:

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  4. D.T.

    D.T. Difficult but useful

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    :clap

    Nice pics! I'll put one up from todays fall color ride.
  5. phunmusicphan

    phunmusicphan Dude

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    It's a log.
  6. D.T.

    D.T. Difficult but useful

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    Mississippi River. Maiden Rock WI about 8 hrs ago...

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  7. lexluther11

    lexluther11 Ride,Eat,Rest-Repeat

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  8. D.T.

    D.T. Difficult but useful

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    Arkansaw MX yesterday...

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  9. wos

    wos Long timer

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    Cured the buffeting. clean air as fast as I am willing to take the Vstrom.
    It's ugly but it works. Found inspiration with the fairing bolt on of the GS and Stelvio with some looks at old honda and kawisaki fairings.
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  10. lacofdfireman

    lacofdfireman Been here awhile

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    Here is the 07 I just bought from Happy Trails in Boise ID. It's only got 3500 original miles on it and it's sitting on their showroom floor waiting for me to fly up there and ride it home. Dang work get's in the way all the time.. Can't wait to farkle it out.....

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    Once I fly up there and ride it home I will get some photo's of it dirty... This is the best it will ever look...
  11. 8lives

    8lives Dharma Bum

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    Hey I was looking at that bike on HT's site,I'm glad it went to a good home,it's pretty well set up already,should be a fun ride back to ST George.
  12. socially stunted

    socially stunted Addict

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    What did you make this from? Was it preformed or did you do the forming yourself? Do you think 3M Dual Lock strips will hold it on for easy tank & fairing removal?
  13. vlevi

    vlevi Adventurer

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    It was maybe the last good weather weekend this year, and I felt an urge to visit the yellow-red-brown forest of the autumn.

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  14. lqgsrider

    lqgsrider LQDesert Rider

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  15. jrod

    jrod squidless

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    It's starting to come together well. Just a few more tweaks and upgrades should be complete.

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  16. ishmac

    ishmac Been here awhile

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  17. wos

    wos Long timer

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    Made them from the cheapest acrylic I could get my hands on. Easy to bend with a heatgun and a pair of gloves. cut the shape out with poster board first, bunch of pieces all taped together where I wanted them and then cut the acrylic with a scroll saw. I've taken the tank off with them installed easily. If I have to take the fairing off I figured using fishing line to slice off the tape would work easily enough. I didn't know how wide I would need to make them, I experimented with V shaped pieces about the same place as the shark mouth stickers would be with some success but these ugly things make it a totally different bike. brought it up to 90 mph without seeing them move at all.
  18. socially stunted

    socially stunted Addict

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    Thanks for the info. :D
  19. blue72beetle

    blue72beetle Look at my Wee

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    Picked up an 06 DL650 last night. It was a cold ride! Very different from my SV, but I like it.

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  20. Bultaco206

    Bultaco206 Back-to-back motos suck

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    Lake Superior Circle Tour this past July.

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    Local ride early summer.

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