The V-Strom Picture Thread

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

  1. cyclopathic

    cyclopathic Long timer

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    Pikes Peak it says on the sign behind

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  2. MeefZah

    MeefZah Curmudgeonly

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    No shit? I know! I'm asking if that is recent, because I would have expected snow up there.
  3. cyclopathic

    cyclopathic Long timer

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    2 days ago.

    They had very bad snowless winter it is draght; fire band in effect. Plus top is torn up they're building a big parking lot.
  4. Nelso

    Nelso All the gear-no idea

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    Kineo is one brand, Woodys Wheel works is another but neither of these are practical to be delivered to Australia so Suzuki OEMs it is. AUD$3,500 with discs and sprocket from my local dealer, not a bad price comparatively - for a reaming :-)
  5. MeefZah

    MeefZah Curmudgeonly

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    Thanks
  6. GS Weaver

    GS Weaver idiot

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    Arriving at my brother's house after a 2,000+ mile ride from FL - Canada - NJ back in May.



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  7. RealOldDualSportGuy

    RealOldDualSportGuy We are on a mission from God

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  8. RealOldDualSportGuy

    RealOldDualSportGuy We are on a mission from God

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    Texas Blue Belle just returning from a 188 mile maiden voyage in NC

    Great bike

    1st real ride in 4 years. Doc finally cleared me to ride again

    Saddleman seat worked great

    Thanks to GOCATGO for a great build

    More to come as the mile are added
  9. guywithchickens

    guywithchickens Been here awhile

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    Quabbin Reservoir (Central MA)

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  10. solo650

    solo650 Been here awhile

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    Just installed Harbor freight apache 3800 cases, mounted on Shad 3p mounts with conduit straps.
    My goal was small and narrow. About 35 liters TOTAL...32.5" wide. Seems pretty solid., time will tell!
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  11. Woofhound

    Woofhound n00b

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  12. Mr. Goodkat

    Mr. Goodkat The Dude abides......

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    My first Strom and second Suzuki. It's teamed up with my DR650 I got last winter.

    I installed the Suzuki handguards last night and my wife also got me the sheep skin seat pad for longer trips. This thing really needs an exhaust though. It's sad that my wife's CTX700 and CX500 Custom both sound more aggressive than my Vee2.

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  13. Mr. Goodkat

    Mr. Goodkat The Dude abides......

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    My wife and I both love Guinness. We've been to Ireland twice and toured the brewery both times and it's worth it. Plus you get a complimentary pint at the end.

    Hint: Before you take a drink it is recommended that you inhale, then exhale after you swallow. This may be too time consuming for some :drink
  14. tjzondrz

    tjzondrz Non-Nefarious

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  15. ag_streak

    ag_streak Tiene Ruta Cuarenta?

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  16. tjzondrz

    tjzondrz Non-Nefarious

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    I'll go out shortly and take some pics
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  17. tjzondrz

    tjzondrz Non-Nefarious

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    There are two bolts that go thru the tail rack to the rear support. There are two other holes in the rack towards the rear of the rack. I just transferred the dimensions from the rack to Pelican case and bolted it on.
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  18. tjzondrz

    tjzondrz Non-Nefarious

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    image.jpeg I use a rubber sheet to cover the bolt heads inside the case.
    This is the case you see.
  19. Freerydejunky

    Freerydejunky Hooligan

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    A few shots from the last 10 days on the road. California, Oregon, Idaho and Montana, all back roads.
    Will be doing a trip writeup here shortly!

    Headed out mid July for a month with another buddy (he has a Wee too)
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  20. The_Eccentric

    The_Eccentric Gearhead.

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    Great to see more Bay Area V-Strom riders. Please post a link to your trip writeup thread here so we don't miss it.