2017+ Vstrom 650/650XT

Discussion in 'Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan' started by MariusD, Oct 4, 2016.

  1. rooster shooter

    rooster shooter motorcycle cowboy

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    Added the lower cowl. Got a few more farkles coming soon. Strom5.jpg
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  2. tjzondrz

    tjzondrz Non-Nefarious

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    Finished my garage made foot pegs for the XT
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  3. Motopumps

    Motopumps Long timer Super Supporter

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    It would appear you have a smarter garage than I do... Nice!

    Tell us more...
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  4. dirtdreamer50

    dirtdreamer50 long time rider

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    And if you need a guinea pig for further testing, send me some. I will report back...honest. :-) tp
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    tjzondrz Non-Nefarious

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    I have some more pic posted the past couple weeks in the "what did you in your garage today thread"
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  6. Brett Berisford

    Brett Berisford Been here awhile

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    What size and brand of fork boots has anyone added that they like? Or just go with the skins?
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  7. CSaddict

    CSaddict Been here awhile

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    Seat shipped to Sargent......Stand by.
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  8. Motor7

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    Try Stromtrooper.com for the cowling.....many there take it off to add a skid plate.

    Edit: Never-mind I see ya found one...............:beer
  9. rooster shooter

    rooster shooter motorcycle cowboy

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    Yes I did. Thanks for posting.
  10. Ozz

    Ozz Been here awhile

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    I've posted this in several Vstrom threads but have not had luck with responses. Does anyone know if a Heidenau Scout 60 size 120/70 R19 front tire will fit the 2018 Vstrom 650 XT ? I'm worried about the available space under the fender. Thanks in advance.
  11. rooster shooter

    rooster shooter motorcycle cowboy

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    I don't know if it will fit but there's a fender riser kit available probably for that reason. PM sent.
  12. Ozz

    Ozz Been here awhile

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    Got it. Thanks for the info.
  13. rooster shooter

    rooster shooter motorcycle cowboy

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  14. CSaddict

    CSaddict Been here awhile

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    And here it is!
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  15. rooster shooter

    rooster shooter motorcycle cowboy

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    Looks good. Let's see it on the bike.
  16. Hi-De-Ho

    Hi-De-Ho Mad Scientist Super Supporter

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    I installed a pair of these on my '17 Wee-3 XT, and rode it up past the Arctic Circle, and 80 miles north of Inuvik, Northwest Territories.

    Sold that '17 Wee, and now have a '12 Wee-2 Adventure, so I installed a pair of them on my newest Wee.

    100% love them. Trick is to buy the 39mm boots, and make sure they are RUBBER...not the harder plastic ones.
    Then, secure the top of the boot with a black tie-wrap, but leave the bottom of the boot open, just sitting on the fork brace.

    Nothing gets UP inside the boot, so the fork sliders are always clean.

    https://www.amazon.com/Bikers-Choic...3DG59GTCJCA&psc=1&refRID=TMAJ8BM263DG59GTCJCA

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  18. Goodelivin

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    Found a solid deal on all the racks and the matching Givi Trekker Outback bags! More than enuf storage to travel now! Just need this snow to melt! 20190205_100832.jpg 20190205_100858.jpg
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  19. rooster shooter

    rooster shooter motorcycle cowboy

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  20. Goodelivin

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    Custom seat fitted to me by Mr.Eds in Albany, OR. AMAZING!!!! ALL DAY COMFORT!