2017+ Vstrom 650/650XT

Discussion in 'Japanese polycylindered adventure bikes' started by MariusD, Oct 4, 2016.

  1. Rollin'

    Rollin' does it come in black? Supporter

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  2. Zukdriver

    Zukdriver Adventurer

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    Glad the trip went well for you. I love reading stories about how tough this bike is, although I will never put it to the test.
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  3. dtysdalx2

    dtysdalx2 Only a matter of time.

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    I'd like to get a new one too but no money available. :(
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  4. rickh123

    rickh123 Been here awhile

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    I found mine 2017 XT (yellow with gold wheels) at Suzuki dealership 2 months ago. And it is my 13th V Strom (2xVee, 5xWee and 5xWee2). Best looking V Strom ever IMHO ( even better looking than Vee3). At that time it had 7200 km on it. In addition to factory stuff it came with OEM center stand and Givi V46 top case mounted on Givi mounting plate. Since shortly after I was on the bike trip on my 2015 I picked it up a month later. Only rode it for perhaps 500 km. I wanted to transfer some farkles from 2015 to the new one and at the same time didn't want to put extra miles on 2017. Finally yesterday I transferred the insurance from 2015 to 2017. Now it got Givi engine guards (transferred from 2015), Burkbusters Storm handguards (from the same source) with LED position/signal lights on it, shorty brake/clutch levers, mirrors extensions, auxiliary yellow lights, Suzuki heated grips (replacing them today for Oxford heated grips), GPS bracket for my Garmin Zumo, SW Motech quick release tank bag, Touratech aluminum skid plate (take off of 2015) under OEM cowling, Touratech foot pegs mounted on lowering kit and Touratech foot enlargement, fuse box, connector for heated gear, and steal cable for air bag vest. I also replaced stock seat with Suzuki tall seat and installed new set of Mitas E-07 Dakar tires. I was trying to transfer my 2015 upgraded forks but unfortunately ABS sensor does not fit. Since it didn't work with front end I decided not to use Elka 3 shock either. Unfortunately I can't use Akrapovic exhaust (which sounds great on 2015) as well...Today will install bar raisers and still looking for pannier carriers for my Givi E360 and Kappa K22 cases. Almost ready for next weekend 3 days road trip. Life is good (sometimes).
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  5. Samanjo

    Samanjo Been here awhile

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    Post some pics please
  6. CKloed

    CKloed Adventurer

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  7. rickh123

    rickh123 Been here awhile

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    I wish I could do that but Photobucket doesn't work any more. Sorry.
  8. rickh123

    rickh123 Been here awhile

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    Bar raisers installed. Panniers carriers arrived. Installation today.
  9. Samanjo

    Samanjo Been here awhile

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    No worries
  10. tjzondrz

    tjzondrz Non-Nefarious

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  11. eakins

    eakins Butler Maps

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    ? You can post 4 pics per post for free on ADV. Been that way for years. See that big button that says "upload pic or gps track"?
  12. Goodelivin

    Goodelivin Adventurer

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  13. stromsavard

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  14. snobear

    snobear Been here awhile

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  15. Boriqua

    Boriqua Adventurer

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  16. Goodelivin

    Goodelivin Adventurer

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    48l Givi outback trekkers! I love them and can fit an xl full face helmet in the panniers and the top case thats not pictured there. Also with all 3 bags mounted i can carry almost 30 big bottles of jack daniels! Lol
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    Goodelivin Adventurer

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  18. Ernest T

    Ernest T Long timer

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    I sold my 2012 Tiger 800 about 3 years ago because I wasn’t riding it enough - I’d only put a couple thousand miles on it a year. I’ve since retired and we’ve taken a couple longer RV trips that the Tiger would have been perfect for.

    I didn’t want to pay what a new 2019 or 2020 would cost so I started looking at options and came upon the new DL 650 XT. It fit the bill as much as any bike could - light enough for me to wrestle into the bed of the F150 we tow behind our motor home. Powerful enough to ride two up and enough off road capability to ride fire roads and smooth two track.

    I found a 2019 DL650 XT with Suzuki’s plastic bags for $7699 in Dallas and shopped that price to the Austin dealer. He wouldn’t match the price and I ended up going to Dallas to get the first bike.

    I’ve put a couple hundred miles on it and absolutely hate the seat. My butt burned after an hour so I’ve got to address that. I’ve ordered the Suzuki center stand, AdventureTech fork brace and Koso heated grips. I’ve scoped out a top box and skid plate and engine guards. The seat is going to be a tough decision because it’s expensive and I can’t try it out first.

    Looking forward to the ride.
  19. Boriqua

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    I freagin love the performance change in my bike with the AdventureTech fork brace and it went on in 10 minutes even though I am an anal nut. I might contact the selling dealer .. I am not sure what can be done at this point but I am pretty sure a center stand is part of the 2019XT adventure package. It could very well be they forgot to put it on during assembly.
  20. Ernest T

    Ernest T Long timer

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    I think the XT touring comes with the center stand. I got the base XT.
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