The V-Strom Picture Thread

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

  1. bicyclebradley

    bicyclebradley V-Twin

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    Not sure if joke or not...!!!
  2. OfirMX

    OfirMX Sierras' Gatekeeper

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    Never gone camping with a port-a-stove and a sink? :D
  3. arctic954

    arctic954 Been here awhile

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    Screw it.....I'd bring a toilet instead.
  4. skamper

    skamper Adventurer

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    You totally rock! Exploring the outer limits of the strom. I just got a transalp and everyone complains about what a pig they are off road; it all comes down to the size of your kahunas. lost one of mine to testicular cancer recently but the one they left is a biggin' and I intend to prove it on that transalp!
    Helmets off to you my V-twin-friend
  5. fsiul17

    fsiul17 Adventurer

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    OLD LOOK
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    NEW LOOK
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  6. ishmac

    ishmac Been here awhile

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  7. bicyclebradley

    bicyclebradley V-Twin

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  8. Longbow

    Longbow Vroooom

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    I'm really enjoying the pictures! Keep'em coming :lurk:ricky
  9. Byork

    Byork Novice

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    It's taking me days to go thru all the pics in this thread. Really makes me want a wee! I probably should have got a wee instead of a KLR a couple years ago, I might still have it then :lol3
  10. arctic954

    arctic954 Been here awhile

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    The KLR is a great bike!

    I went from a DR650.....bought the Vstrom for more touring & gravel roads and bridged the gap for dirt by picking up a KTM 200 EXC.

    I was blown away at how smooth the V was on the highway.
  11. 8lives

    8lives Dharma Bum

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    The smoothness is what I like,that KTM should be just right,I'm gonna sell the KLR and find a smaller plated bike for going deeper into the sticks,the Strom is really a great next step bike for me.
  12. arctic954

    arctic954 Been here awhile

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    I didn't believe it at first, but a 20,000 mile V is just getting started. Daily I see V's with over 60-70k miles. Save money and pick up a fully set up bike for under $4,000. If you look....they're out there for $3500.

    I enjoy flaunting what I paid for my bike to the guys that bought new.
  13. 8lives

    8lives Dharma Bum

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    Your right there are many good deals out there,I never buy new,I just did get a new one,the little guy on my shoulder razzes me all the time for buying a new bike,but gosh it's nice,I think even a high mileage DL be it a 650 or 1000 is still got many miles left on it,buy used ride the hell out of it,I'm gonna abuse my new 1 and try not to worry about it,got my skid plate yesterday gonna mount it today and get some dirt on the bike.
  14. Mr. Ray

    Mr. Ray Chemically Enhanced

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    This well used pair of pegs was finally retired the other month after one broke off when I had a pretty good get off on a local favorite road.

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    I continue to love the wee.
  15. syntec4

    syntec4 Long timer

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    Had a sit on the new one yesterday. It seems nice, but it's too expensive I think.

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  16. Ockrocket

    Ockrocket Long timer

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  17. arctic954

    arctic954 Been here awhile

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    Lol. If you think about it....having a bike that goes 100,000 miles has got to be bad for business. You then don't have owners buying new bikes every 3 years because they're afraid of a valve adjustment.....
  18. arctic954

    arctic954 Been here awhile

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    Parts are still arriving daily......after the Christmas order-fest.

    The latest has been the Enduro Gurdian skid plate (thanks Yann....bad-ass plate), Renthal bars, Galfer Steel Braided lines & a StromBrace compliments of Blair from SVRacingParts.com.

    Next task is to install a set of 15mm Raising Links to the rear. Should make the V turn quicker, and give more clearance.

    I'm sure ill get bored and re-work the suspension......winter sucks in Michigan.

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  19. 8lives

    8lives Dharma Bum

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    Out getting the new Strom dirty
  20. 8lives

    8lives Dharma Bum

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    A little snow in the shady spots.