VStrom Owners Thread

Discussion in 'Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan' started by Queen, Jan 16, 2006.

  1. 2a2gtis

    2a2gtis Been here awhile

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    Anybody got any stock V cans for sale on the cheap(2002 -12)? I'm in Ohio
  2. brianjonesphoto

    brianjonesphoto Hacked off

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    I've seena set either in the fm here or stromtroopers this week.
  3. Bigger Al

    Bigger Al Still a stupid tire guy

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    Crash damage, or swapping out a set of aftermarket, or.....:ear
  4. 2a2gtis

    2a2gtis Been here awhile

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    Just shot. 69,000. (Not corrected) miles. They sound a bit blown out. I have a deaccell backfire occasionally that's beat up the one muffler. P.o. Ran it in Salt and didn't rinse it off. So I've got corrosion issues also.
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  5. Bigger Al

    Bigger Al Still a stupid tire guy

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    Got it. I've been looking around a bit for a set of used aftermarket cans for my '02 Vee, and was hoping that maybe you were looking for a swap. Good luck!
  6. husky390

    husky390 Been here awhile

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    Anyone know if it's worth installing CV4 coolant hoses? I need to do my 23k mileage service and I have a leaking hose.


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  7. Rockman

    Rockman Been here awhile

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    I'm definitely not "very light" so an extra 150lbs on the rear sound the way to go. Any changes to the front?
  8. brianjonesphoto

    brianjonesphoto Hacked off

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    I'm not light either. I had a custom elka for my solo wee based on a 300lb rider. Same shock on a verse I lost 50lbs and still needed to go up 150lbs in springrate.

    I can't be that helpful on the front as I have a leading link set up instead of stock.
  9. HeidiHo

    HeidiHo Mad Scientist

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    Just posted an ad in the flea market for the sale of my Happy Trail rear racks...that will fit onto ANY of the later model year V-Stroms...650 or 1000.

    http://advrider.com/index.php?threads/v-strom-rear-rack-s-from-happy-trail.1276844/

    This is what I took off this morning:

    V-Strom HT Rear Rack 005.jpg

    And this is what it looks like now, with a new rear rack from Back Road Equipment, with allows for a slide-on....slide-off...rear top box. The top box is a Pelican Storm iM2700...which is big...but not too tall.

    V-Strom HT Rear Rack 009.jpg

    V-Strom HT Rear Rack 010.jpg
  10. Brutalguyracing

    Brutalguyracing Long timer

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    Fyi
    No one can read what you wrote in white in your ad
    Just a heads up

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  11. Brutalguyracing

    Brutalguyracing Long timer

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    Here is what it looks.like on phone
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  12. PeterW

    PeterW Long timer

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    Not unless it's the actual hose leaking. Usually it's the clamp and backing that off and re-tightening usually fixes it. The small leak there is fairly common and it's not due to poor quality hoses.
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  13. Brutalguyracing

    Brutalguyracing Long timer

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    so with the frigid air mass moving out and temps climbing back to freezing its time to start ordering parts
    2016 dl650 approaching 13K
    i am looking for a new chain and sprockets
    didvx 525 is my brand of choice, anyplace note worthy of ordering from ($95 on amazon for 116 and $ 85 for 120 link ) go figure
    sprockets? oem? i know i want steel

    now on to brake pads? ebc, or oem?
    anything else anyone has to offer as in maintenance, besides the dreaded valve check (which i need to get prices on)
    thanks guys
  14. husky390

    husky390 Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the tip.


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  15. Gustavo

    Gustavo Motociclista Errante

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    Do you really need chain/sprockets and brake pads at this mileage? What kind of wear are you seeing? Mine is getting close to 30K and still running all the OEM equipment that came with it. OTOH, I don't commute and ride very little in city traffic. Still, can't see how you'd kill the brake pads in that sort of mileage... :dunno Did you check that your brakes aren't dragging?

    The last few chain/sprocket sets I bought came from Sprocket Center you can choose you chain type and sprocket sizes for a custom kit. I like EBC pads, mostly because you can get several options and pick the type of pad that would work best for you.

    Gustavo
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  16. scootac

    scootac Just a Traveler

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    Looking to add Barbuster handguards to my '13 650, but damn if there seems to be enough room on the bars to hook them to. I know guys do, so what's the trick?
  17. Brutalguyracing

    Brutalguyracing Long timer

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    Just put them on my 16 without issue

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  18. cyclopathic

    cyclopathic Long timer

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    I used EBC HH on many occasions and while they are usually step up from OEMs I don't like them; too hard on rotors and too grabby especially first couple Ks before copper/bronze works into rotors; too easy to lock wheel in emergency braking.

    My to-go pads nowdays are Sixity ceramic: very soft initial bite, progressive power, good in wet, long life and the full set for $20 from Sixity website, can't beat that. No they are not HH more likely GF rated, but with 4-pot conversion it ain't the problem.
  19. eakins

    eakins Butler Maps

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    http://www.adventuretech.biz/brake-pads-and-lines.html
  20. eakins

    eakins Butler Maps

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    So on abs equipped Stroms how do you flush old fluid from the abs pump & those lines? Does it have a bleed screw?
    Mitivac the only way?

    If you push out fluid from the front caliper nipples it only pushes fluid down from the master cylinder then past the abs junction and out the line to the nipple. You still have old fluid in the abs lines & pump from what I can see???
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