2014+ DL1000 Vstrom

Discussion in 'Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan' started by The Game, Sep 11, 2012.

  1. Jimo368

    Jimo368 Quantum Mechanic

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    My bike has 20k miles and plugs look good, I’ll check them again at 30. I believe most people are leaving them in.
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  2. Griff2

    Griff2 Griff

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    12000kms in my handbook but again that seems excessive. I have 14,000 kms on it now and not a hint of poor running or the like.
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  3. RedShark

    RedShark Long timer

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    Well, a couple months and 2,000 miles in and I'm getting pretty used to the bike - I did just get the tall seat in and tried it briefly last night - feels like I'm sitting on a phone book.
  4. Maximus Power

    Maximus Power Bubby, you can call me Max

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    Installed the puig touring screen to try to combat the buffeting. Low holes - buffeting still present but diminished. Trying top holes next.

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  5. MeefZah

    MeefZah Curmudgeonly Supporter

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    I chopped the shield down 2" and mounted it in the low / all the way back position with some 1/2" spacers on the bottom bolt to further angle it back. Works well, I'm 5'11".
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  6. Hanz

    Hanz Been here awhile

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    Clean Tacoma you've got there!
  7. Griff2

    Griff2 Griff

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    I mounted a 2018 screen on my 2016 and it made a significant improvement when adjusted fully forward. At 5'8" the taller screens or the Givi Airflow would be too tall for me.
  8. Maximus Power

    Maximus Power Bubby, you can call me Max

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    May end up doing that if this doesn’t work out. What tool did you use to cut the screen?

    Thanks. It was my summer project. Picked it up nonrunning for $1000 with 85,000 miles on it. Was sitting under a tree for about five years. Old turd polished up pretty good. Also have a pretty clean 94 4 x 4 that I’ve owned for 17 years. I’m truck rich and cash poor.
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  9. MeefZah

    MeefZah Curmudgeonly Supporter

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    A Dremel with heavy duty cut off wheel. I taped the screen to keep it from splintering and to keep me on a straight line and then beveled the edges with a bastard file. Sounds primitive as hell (like me) but it came out fine.

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  10. Maximus Power

    Maximus Power Bubby, you can call me Max

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    Oh you cut down the OEM. I thought you were talking about the puig touring. May give that a shot. It’s scratched to bits anyway.
  11. Weevrider

    Weevrider Been here awhile

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    I run a trax 38 litre top box but some days I would like to replace it with a small lighter plastic or material box/bag using the trax hardware or an adapter plate.
    Any ideas?
  12. Maximus Power

    Maximus Power Bubby, you can call me Max

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    First weekend long trip to wv.

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  13. Mainrollman

    Mainrollman Been here awhile

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  14. Maximus Power

    Maximus Power Bubby, you can call me Max

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    Still gotta head back tomorrow and ride the rest of 16.been a hell of a ride so far.
  15. RedShark

    RedShark Long timer

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    Wanting to try a topcase on my 'Strom and not sure if/how long I'll keep this one, I went a bought THE Cheapest topcase I ever saw offered - a 27 ltr number by Oxford from Revzilla for 50 bucks.

    You know that saying: You get what you pay for. ? Well....this this is super light anyway... - very nearly flimsy-feeling but once mounted (comes with mount plate) - it does just fine -- capacity only holds a size M full-face helmet and 2 of my 3 helmets with visors don't fit, but one does so.... Good enough for now.

    As for the 'Strom itself, I had my first real rain-ride yesterday - now, those familiar with the tropics will know that I must have ridden in the wet some - and I have, buy last night I got the full-on saturation treatment. With my standard-fitment Bridgestone tires not at the wear-bars but in the 2nd half of their life-cycle, I have to report the bike handled quite well - if someone has a serious complaint there's either a set-up issue or they don't know what good wet handling is.
  16. GS750T

    GS750T GS750T

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    You can never just have one dual sport. 20190807_080650.jpg
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  17. MiteyF

    MiteyF Long timer

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    Those are 2 very nice non-dual sports!
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  18. Jimo368

    Jimo368 Quantum Mechanic

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    I’m thinking of upgrading my seat, any preferences between Seat Concepts and Sargent? I have the SC on my DRZ and it’s good for what it is, also the price is appealing. Two friends had the Sargent on their 650 Stroms and were happy but it’s very subjective.
  19. GS750T

    GS750T GS750T

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    Yes, Adventure bikes would have been a better caption. Just wanted to show off my fleet.
  20. MeefZah

    MeefZah Curmudgeonly Supporter

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    I've had both, they are about equal to my ass. I prefer the SC because it is on par with the Sgt but is available in a tall, and has the grippy top. It's also a better value.
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