2014+ DL1000 Vstrom

Discussion in 'Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan' started by The Game, Sep 11, 2012.

  1. x32792

    x32792 Retired Cracker American

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    GPS Mount: After much consideration, I'm going with the RAM Motorcycle Brake/Clutch Reservoir Cover Base with 1" Ball Offset
    http://www.rammount.com/part/RAM-B-346U
    $21.49 w/free shipping on Amazon, sold by Gadget Mounts

    EDIT: I will put this RAM mount on the clutch fluid reservoir. This puts the GPS on my left and essentially where I have my GPS mounted on my DR650. If this doesn't make me happy, I'll try something else.
  2. RhinoVStrom

    RhinoVStrom Adventurer

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    Very stable and none vibration. This is because the wait of the Navi is behind the Tilting moment of the screen.
  3. RhinoVStrom

    RhinoVStrom Adventurer

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    I don't like my GPS on the handlebars. Want it in front of my. Above the cockpit.
  4. RhinoVStrom

    RhinoVStrom Adventurer

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    I did ones mounted a GPS mount on to the windshield. And it works supremely well.



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  5. moe.ron

    moe.ron Pig. Can. Fly.

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    Posted with pics. I know this is not classifieds, but the racks are VStrom specific.
  6. Bad Dad

    Bad Dad Been here awhile

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    U bolt handlebar mount on left side of bars, double short arms. clears windshield, large tank bag combo, stable and can see complete instrument panel, plus easy to loosen and swing to the right running through light rain showers.
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  7. Bad Wolf

    Bad Wolf High functioning sociopath

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    Wow!

    Good name for your bike too. Wasn't that Charlie Sheen's first staring role or somwthing?
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  8. Hi-De-Ho

    Hi-De-Ho Mad Scientist

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    Yeah, I think it was...in that really fast car.
    Quick story......as some people may know, a WRAITH is a malevolent spirit that delivers the wrath of God. (just one of the many definitions)

    On a 7,000 mile ride in 8 days....rode out to North Carolina to do the Dragon's Tail with a group of other F6B riders. On the way from the motel to the Dragon's Tail, the rider immediately behind me totals out his new bike, 100% demolished, and is air-flighted out of there in a helicopter. We then ride to the Dragon's Tail...do our thing, then on the way back to the motel, the rider immediately in front of me rides his bike through a barbed wire fence in a right hand curve. We stash his bike in a local farmers barn, and he catches a ride back to the motel on the back of his brothers bike.

    I leave NC, and ride up to Winnipeg, Manitoba to finish another rally....then ride towards home in the Pac. Northwest. I get 15 miles from home....and hit by lightning directly on the helmet. :permazot

    Keeping this short: It was like God said, "No one delivers the wrath from me, except me". So he tried to smite me in North Carolina, and missed, getting the guy behind me. :devildogThat just pissed him off. So a couple hours later he tried again, and missed a second time...hitting the guy in front of me. :devildog
    Now God was really mad.
    He decided to wait until I got closer to home, because he knew eventually I had to ride home. 15 miles from home....ZAP :permazot

    While the bike was receiving an electrical rebuild for the $ 10,200.00 in electrical damage done to it, I changed the license plate. God is now okay with my new plate.
  9. x32792

    x32792 Retired Cracker American

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    30mm and 36mm axle nuts? Gez, with nothing that BIG in my kit, I had to buy (2) sockets and an 18" breaker bar to adjust my chain. Why put such big nuts on anything?
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  10. Hi-De-Ho

    Hi-De-Ho Mad Scientist

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    Because V-Strom owners like big nuts.....er....have big nuts......er......ya' know what I'm sayin' ? :jack
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  11. Motor7

    Motor7 Long timer

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    Oem tool kit has one of them, Motion Pro sells aluminium spoons with wrench on one end. Never needed a breaker bar since the spoon is long enought.

    Make sure to slather those those threads with Never Seize to prevent galling.
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  12. x32792

    x32792 Retired Cracker American

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    ^^My tool kit has (2) allen keys, (1) screw driver, 10/12 combo wrench, 14/17 combo wrench and a pair of pliers. 18" breaker bar was $10 at Harbor Freight, 30 and 36mm sockets were about $9 each at auto store.
  13. 101

    101 Adventurer

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    Rick at www.adventuretech.biz/ makes a 30/36mm aluminum box wrench that is much more portable than sockets or a huge adjustable. I hope he sells enough of them to keep him interested in making strom stuff.
  14. Hi-De-Ho

    Hi-De-Ho Mad Scientist

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    I just placed a big order with Rick @ Adventure Tech, so he is still going strong.
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  15. x32792

    x32792 Retired Cracker American

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    ^^DITTO. Peg lowering kit, shift lever extension kit, big foot on side stand - It all adds up.
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  16. Blakebird

    Blakebird r-u-n-n-o-f-t

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    On the ride back from getting the bike in Tulsa, about the only thing I wanted was a bit taller seat for my 34" inseam.
    Started looking when I got back, checked out Seat Concepts, etc....

    I didn't know Suzuki had a high and low factory seat option, found one on ebay from the big volume dealer Honda East Toledo in Maumee, OH for $194.
    Stock seat on floor, tall seat mounted.

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  17. Bad Wolf

    Bad Wolf High functioning sociopath

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    That's a substantial difference there.
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  18. B-Mac

    B-Mac Aged Beef

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    I love my tall seat. It makes the transition from sitting to standing quick and easy for us old fat dudes.

    It also reminds me of the real seats of the 70-80's
  19. Hi-De-Ho

    Hi-De-Ho Mad Scientist

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    Hey.... I represent that comment. :-)
  20. majahack

    majahack n00b

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    Do you feel a big difference in comfort with the taller seat?