The V-Strom Picture Thread

Discussion in 'Japanese polycylindered adventure bikes' started by Jamie, Jan 2, 2005.

  1. RedEX

    RedEX NeverSatisfied

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    Awesome! By the way those look like really nice side bags.
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  2. ag_streak

    ag_streak Tiene Ruta Cuarenta? Supporter

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    Thanks, but they're not, really! :lol3

    I use the top bag all the time but had the side bags laying around for years. The mounting system is very old school, just two straps across (under) the seat. So I was never able to mount them on any other bikes securely.

    I removed the hard bags for this trip because I knew we were going to do some gravel and didn't want the extra weight. The First Gear bags mounted up nice to the Givi racks with some extra bungees and zip ties.

    But we had a shit ton of rain from the hurricane bands, and the bags aren't even CLOSE to watertight, even with the rain covers on. Everything I had got soaked.
  3. freeway crash

    freeway crash Been here awhile Supporter

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    V-Strom vs Ghost

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  4. motomem

    motomem Long timer Supporter

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    Great looking bike. The foot pegs - brand/where they came from - please.
  5. freeway crash

    freeway crash Been here awhile Supporter

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    They were on when I bought it. Very comfortable!
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  6. Buckeye Rich

    Buckeye Rich Adventurer

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    That is the "Pat Walsh Designs". He made that design for the original V-stroms back in the day. A true unicorn if you can find a set.
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  7. ishmac

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    Headed out this afternoon on the Strom to a lovely forest location called 'Cliesh', Central Scotland. The past week we've had nothing but rain/rain/rain.....and temps averaging 10 degrees or so. Thought I'd take advantage of a bit of sunlight and dry roads for a change;

    [​IMG]V-Strom by APM Photography, on Flickr


    mac
  8. ishmac

    ishmac Long timer

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  9. NulladnVoid

    NulladnVoid Been here awhile

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    Comfortable riding weather is almost at an end here in the Pacific Northwest. Here's one from today.

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  10. Bultaco206

    Bultaco206 Back-to-back motos suck Supporter

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    Probably the last ride of the year here in WI yesterday. The oddball 70-degree temps will be replaced by the more normal 30s and 40s mid-week.

    Any time you can ride in November here it’s a bonus.

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  11. ctm1708

    ctm1708 n00b

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    Taking a shortcut through the desert.

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  12. gsboar

    gsboar springfield miler

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    our campsite at this yr's falling leaf rally, steeleville mo.
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    "refreshment" stop on the appropriately named "jug hollow rd" on last saturday's ride in calhoun co. il.... IMG_0685.jpg
  13. S391

    S391 n00b

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    We had some great weather last weekend in SE Wisconsin.

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  14. dontnoanybetter

    dontnoanybetter Been here awhile

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    Is that the Hoan bridge in the background?
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  15. S391

    S391 n00b

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    Good eyes! That is the Hoan Bridge.
  16. dontnoanybetter

    dontnoanybetter Been here awhile

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    I was living there when part of it collapsed. Turned my 35 minute commute into close to 90 minutes in the afternoons, downtown to Cudahy
  17. davyjones

    davyjones Been here awhile

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    Nice looking fog-lights and engine bars. What brand are they (lights and bars), if you don't mind? I have a 2019 V-Strom.

    R/ David
  18. gsboar

    gsboar springfield miler

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    thanks david....

    - fog lights:
    some chinese brand from amazon (the brand name seems to have changed since i bought them, but the specs are the same)
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07H4KCDKV/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o08_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
    - bars:
    heed from europe (delivery took about 2wks)
    https://heedshop.eu/en_US/p/Crash-bars-for-Suzuki-DL-1000-V-STROM-2017-2019-/335

    the lights make you very visible in daylight/dusk/dawn - almost to the point of making the headlight invisible - & really light up the road at night....
    the happy trails skid plate is almost a perfect fit to the bars - the left & rt bottom crossover bars are asymmetrical so you have to use a u-clamp to attach the bars to skid plate on the rt side....
  19. Jeff 8

    Jeff 8 Been here awhile

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    Sofala - Hill End - Bathurst NSW Australia 20201118_102846.jpg 20201118_123258.jpg 20201121_160439 - Copy.jpg
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  20. jathkajoe

    jathkajoe Been here awhile

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    Jeff8,
    Did you get to ride a lap?
    Jathkajoe
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