Journey through Latin America - Swede conquering one country at a time - Gustaf N

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by HiPERnx, Feb 11, 2020.

  1. HiPERnx

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    Thank you! Ride safe!
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    I think the Tiger 800 is objectively a better bike. Tried one once, love it! But i wouldn't drive it on a trip such as this. Can't even imagine how hard it must be to find spares or skilled mechanics.
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    Quarantine content
    Modifications: Lighting

    I don't have a lot to do during quarantine, and to keep myself occupied I started with a series i call "modified". Talking about the modifications I've done to the bike and working with the video content i already have as the bike is in storage in Costa Rica and I'm in Mexico City, Mexico. I hope y'all enjoy!



    This episode is talks about and reviews the LED lights on the V-Strom 650, Baja Designs Squadron Pro Adventure Bike Kit with combo beam.

    The Baja Designs Squadron Pro has been a great addition to the V-Strom 650, one never plans on riding at night but it happens quiet often that we do end up riding at night while traveling on a motorcycle. In those situations I'm very happy to have the lights.
    I also talk about the cons of the Squadron Pro lights. I have no relation with Baja Designs and I'm not sponsored, i bought them with my own money for full retail price.
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  4. HiPERnx

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    Modifications: Protection

    In lack of things to do and wanting to work on my video editing skills i made another episode of the "modified" series about the modifications to the V-Strom 650.
    This episode is about the protection, crash bars, skid plate, handguards and radiator guard.

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    Modifications: Suspension

    I hear it time and time again that the V-Strom's suspension isn't good. I don't agree with that, but i have upgraded the suspension on the bike anyways. Mostly because of my size (2.06m/6'8" 145kg/320lbs).
    There's a little write-up earlier in the thread about it, but i made a small video talking about it.

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    Same bike as me. Good to see what works and what doesn't work so good. Stay safe.
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