2014+ DL1000 Vstrom

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

  1. Mobiker

    Mobiker Long timer

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  2. mcmann

    mcmann Motorcycle ADV enthusiast

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    The current 2017 1000’s were released as 2018 model year.
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  3. billyal33

    billyal33 Adventurer

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    Got a secondhand suzuki tall seat. Boy its high. Im 5 11 and 32 inside leg and im tippy toe now with it. More comfortable than the standard seat and I now have the leg room I wanted but moving the bike about is a lot more difficult. Do a few more miles and see how it goes.
    Ps. Fitted Michelin pr4's, much better than the oe Bridgestone's or the A40 I used the last two years
  4. B-Mac

    B-Mac Aged Beef

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    Please expand, I am curious as to this," much better". Also what is a a40? I am lazy.
  5. 2thdrinOR

    2thdrinOR Been here awhile

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    A40 is Bridgestone new ST tire for "ADV" bikes that never see dirt.

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  6. billyal33

    billyal33 Adventurer

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    A40 is a bridgestone adventure tyre. Its the the replacement for the oe Bridgestone's the strom's come with. There's no dirt to ride here, unless I get a corner wrong and end up in a field!
    The Michelin's turn in faster, they grip better wet or dry and there more comfortable on the bumpy roads we have here.
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  7. Dtom01

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    I just bought a left over 14 dl1000 adventure I love the bike but coming from a 1200 GS it feels a little cramped wondering what to do .I need some help, thinking about lowering pegs ,rox risers ,not sure about a seat


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  8. x32792

    x32792 Retired Cracker American

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    ^^Just went the other way - From DL1000 to 1200 GS.

    0.5-0.75" risers are as high as you can go w/o cable and hose modifications. I went w/ 0.75" and didn't mess with cables and hoses.
    Adventure Tech (http://www.adventuretech.biz) makes both peg lowering and shift extension kits. I went with both and enjoyed them. Money well spent.
    Also went with Sargent seat. Not all day comfort, but a slight improvement over OEM. Currently trying to sell my Sargent Seats - Suzuki V-Strom DL1000 2014+ and/or return to Sargent - It only got about 100 miles of useage before I, super bike slut, traded for the GS.
  9. Dtom01

    Dtom01 Adventurer

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    I kept my gs. It’s an 08. Worth nothing on trade. I’ve put 12k on it in a years time. I seem to be a collector of bikes. Bought the leftover 14 adventure for 8400. I couldn’t resist


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  10. x32792

    x32792 Retired Cracker American

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    ^^DL is a nice bike. My other bike is a DR650. I got rid of my TJ Jeep...Not enough room in the barn.
  11. Dtom01

    Dtom01 Adventurer

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    Great minds think alike. I’ve also got a dr650. I bought new in 2012. Carb done new seat and exhaust. Awesome light bike!!!!!


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  12. x32792

    x32792 Retired Cracker American

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    ^^My DR is a '12 also. I bought it as a 'double holdover.' Mechanically bone stock with Sargent, 2" PowerMad riser, Pat Walsh rear rack and bash. Never been off loaded. Currently have 44K on the clock. This was my late re-entry bike. A few short years later and I'm mounted on a R1200GS.
  13. alfie53

    alfie53 Been here awhile

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    g'day fellow DR650 riders. Mine shares a stall with my DL1000 and a 2002 Triumph Speed Triple.
    The DR650 has bar risers, big bore exhaust header with GSXR1000 muffler, pumper carb and has about the same rear wheel power as the stock does at the crank. Most importantly it doesn't have that elastic band reaction to throttle input so can steer better via throttle on twisting dirt roads and lift the front over logs without using clutch.
    It was set up to go up along the border fences of outback NSW and Queensland, has luggage racks and big fuel tank. I still use stock seat and have recorded nearly 1100 kms (680 miles) in a day.
    The other buzz about it is a set of adapted Honda CBR250 17" road wheels which can make it into a super motard for city use.
  14. ShadyRascal

    ShadyRascal Master of None

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    Had to look twice, thought I was in the DR650 thread. (Yeah, I have one too).

    Beautiful day in western MT; spent a few hours on the Strom.

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  15. Crocker

    Crocker Just passing through

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    After 2 years of the bike stalling, and no admission of fault, I finally got a recall notice from Suzuki today to replace my ECM. :clap
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  16. TipsyMcStagger

    TipsyMcStagger Long timer

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    I just got the recall notice, too. Mine's a 2014.

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  17. ShadyRascal

    ShadyRascal Master of None

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    I just got that today too. Had already scheduled to get the other wiring recall done, now I can get two birds stoned at once.
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  18. branthopolis

    branthopolis Long time lurker Noob

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    Got my ECU recall notice today as well. 2015 adventure. 12/2014 manufacture date.

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  19. Chirosyd

    Chirosyd Never get off my bike without a smile

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    Just got my love letter from Suzuki. 2014 with 32,000 miles. No issues, but if they want to give me a new ECM unit, thanks!
  20. dovetailredux

    dovetailredux Been here awhile

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    The bike only ever stalled on me when the engine was cold, and even then only a couple of times, and I learned to adapt until the engine was warmed up. I only use my bike for pleasure, i.e. longer rides. I could see how it might be a hazard if one were using the bike for commuting. Anyway, got the recall notice today for my 2015. It'll be interesting to see what difference the new ecm makes.