2020 V-Strom 1050

Discussion in 'Japanese polycylindered adventure bikes' started by eakins, Feb 4, 2019.

  1. billyal33

    billyal33 Been here awhile

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    The switch gear and brake master cylinders look the same as the 14, apart from the twist grip switch block so I'd guess a set of 14 on hand guards would fit. You might get a secondhand set of ebay or the like. Oxford sport heated grips fit great too, thats your hands sorted!
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  2. SW-MOTECH NA

    SW-MOTECH NA Proudly distributed by Twisted Throttle

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    Finally, someone gets us! We make gear for post-ride refreshments!!
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  3. V-Tom

    V-Tom Long timer

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    Do you know when the removeable side racks for the DL1050 will be available in North America? (Canada in Particular.)

    Thanks,

    Tom
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  4. ukiboy

    ukiboy Been here awhile

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    I’ve used SW Motech products for a few years now and I like them a lot. Great quality, great fit and just ‘does what it says on the tin’.
    Recommended!
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  5. augie05

    augie05 Been here awhile

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    Hey. Is that the “City” tank bag?
  6. Dave MP

    Dave MP Retired USA

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  7. ukiboy

    ukiboy Been here awhile

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    It’s the Evo tank bag.
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  8. Sinnman

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    Looks like the City to me. I have the same bag.
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  9. augie05

    augie05 Been here awhile

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    You guys happy with that bag? Good sized without being too big?
  10. ukiboy

    ukiboy Been here awhile

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    Oops! Apologies, my tank bag is indeed the ‘City’ bag. I’ve just checked it.
    I’m very happy with this bag. I bought it to go on my Africa Twin, then I used it on my VFR800 and now it’s earning its keep on my VStrom.
    It’s a great bit of kit - not too big, but it expands if you need more capacity by undoing a zip.
    It’s got three pockets, comes with a shoulder strap to carry it off the bike and is very well made.
    I’d definitely recommend it.
  11. SW-MOTECH NA

    SW-MOTECH NA Proudly distributed by Twisted Throttle

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  12. SW-MOTECH NA

    SW-MOTECH NA Proudly distributed by Twisted Throttle

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    Hey Tom--I don't have a date on that yet. It seems that so far, we are only making the Adventure Rack for this model/year. We'll try to keep this post updated if we hear more.

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  13. Sinnman

    Sinnman Adventurer

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    Very happy. It's a nice size but doesn't get in my way. I barely notice it when riding. And it's expandable for those days when the wife is riding with me and wants to store her wallet, phone, makeup, purse, curling iron, etc., in the bag. :lol3

    And the tank lock system is excellent. Easy on, easy off. I bought the standard non-electric version and just run my phone cable through the opening in the bag to the USB plug on the bike.
  14. Sinnman

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    Hi Tom,

    One of my contacts on FB has a 1050 and lives just short drive from me. He contacted SW-Motech USA directly and they shipped the new-style carriers to him in Canada. Maybe worth a shot. I was hoping to get the new style as well, but as it turns out they are designed for the 45/37 configuration, and I already had (2) 45 cases. I didn't want the lopsided look so went with the old style OEM (still SW-Motech) carriers.
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  15. t-dub

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  16. V-Tom

    V-Tom Long timer

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    Are those OEM racks removeable? I honestly cant stand side racks and rarely if ever have side cases on. But when I need the side cases I want to have racks for them.

    ..Tom
  17. V-Tom

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    I have two old E41 sidecases. Don't match my 58 Liter Trekker Outback Topcases but if I needed sidecases they would work fine.

    ..Tom
  18. Sinnman

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    The OEM racks do not have the quick release fittings like those for my 2015 DL650. I can remove them in about 5 minutes so it's not too bad.
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  19. ukiboy

    ukiboy Been here awhile

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    Almost 600 miles done now and the bike had its first service yesterday. Givi handguards fitted too.
    Might just be my imagination but the engine feels smoother and feels happier to rev.
    The handguards worked a treat this morning on the way to work at 04:50 and 2 degrees C!
    Absolutely zero regrets buying this bike.
  20. AKStrom

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    That's exactly where I am, needing an easily removable Givi-compatible rack solution. Preferably mounting above the exhaust, like the Givi Monokeys do with the Givi racks. Having just spent entirely too much money to buy the last set of E41 top-load doors in North America last year, I'd like to get some more mileage out of them.

    This really is the first Strom that I would be upset ruining the lines of. No more Ugly Duckling charm, this bike is beautiful.
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