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DL650 3,043 64.01%
DL1000 1,647 34.64%
Both DL650 & DL1000 69 1.45%
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Old 03-21-2013, 11:44 AM   #2146
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My headlights stopped working again. Good fuses. Good bulbs. Nothing visibly wrong with switches. Any ideas?

When mine quit it was the connector behind the radiator. The other known weak point is in the start button. Go over to stromtrooper.com and search headlight. This has been well documented there.
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Old 03-21-2013, 09:21 PM   #2147
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Considering a new DL1000, and need to decide between the basic DL and the "Adventure" model, with the bags. Having owned a 2006 VStrom a few years ago, I was less than impressed with the baggage-especially the top box which basically fell apart shortly after I bought the bike with 20k on it. The side bags were ok, but not great.

The difference between the two is about $600.

What to do? Basic model and pony up for better luggage? Or go for the "Adventure" model?

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I didn't like the Adventure luggage either. I bought the basic DL1000 and added the Givi setup.

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Old 03-22-2013, 07:38 AM   #2148
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So on the Vee it calls for 3.1qts of oil when changing the filter also. Who just puts 3qts in and who buys that extra qt to get that .1?
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Old 03-22-2013, 07:44 AM   #2149
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I buy the extra quart and get the oil level to about the middle of the sight glass.
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Old 03-22-2013, 03:00 PM   #2150
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I habitually put the bike on the center stand and fill it to the top of the window.... This has worked for Me since the mid 60's on a wide selection of bikes.
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Old 03-22-2013, 05:21 PM   #2151
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I bought a 2012 Vee two weeks ago. I only have 130 miles on it so far but I think this one is going to be around awhile. I'm actually cleaning up my bandit to put it up for sale

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Old 03-22-2013, 06:39 PM   #2152
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Just put a full system on my 2011 Vstrom 650. I went with the akrapovic carbon fiber. It sounds freakin awesome!! Not as loud as a friends 650 with two brothers. Now where's the warmer weather?
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Old 03-23-2013, 11:18 AM   #2153
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Just wanted to say hi.

I've been a dual sport rider for a number of years (all 250cc). Last July I picked up the V-Strom below, a leftover 2011. Since then I've put about 3500 miles on it, farkled it up some and managed to keep it tire side down. Hopefully once the spring mud dries up I can get it some off-road time. I had a brief stint with it on some ice and snow a couple weeks ago. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C9wLvS3wutw

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Old 03-23-2013, 02:30 PM   #2154
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Welcome jms. Good looking Strom.
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Old 03-23-2013, 02:40 PM   #2155
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Watch out for this guy! Word is on the street is that he once got a clown car up into the triple digits.
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Old 03-23-2013, 04:17 PM   #2156
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Welcome!

Looks like a great Wee! I love that 650 V-twin engine and you've got the sump-guard and crashbars already! You could do with a pair of TKC80 tyres but other than that it looks great!

Have fun!
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Old 03-24-2013, 02:16 PM   #2157
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Old 03-24-2013, 02:25 PM   #2158
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Watch out for this guy! Word is on the street is that he once got a clown car up into the triple digits.
No clowns were harmed though!

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You could do with a pair of TKC80 tyres but other than that it looks great!
Soon enough...
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Old 03-24-2013, 02:52 PM   #2159
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I've done so much to my Vee over the last couple of years, mainly as I use it to do trips into Europe.

Have fitted the Madstad screen bracket and MRA screen-it took a while to get the height and angle right, but I can now ride at 100 mph with my visor up. I have fitted some aftermarket end cans and a K&N air filter, and set up the fuelling with a Yoshimura fuelling box. It now pulls from 1500rpm in top and so 6th is no longer an overdrive. And she sounds fantastic and at 102db she is under the noise limits for most UK race circuits.

Had the suspension sorted for paved surfaces (I don't do many unpaved tracks), well just the front really. The suspension shop said the standard rear unit is good and not worth changing. The front forks have shorter progressive springs fitted and a long spacer tube which make for shorter suspension travel. Great on the roads and race tracks I ride it on, and the other benefit is the braking feels a lot more controlled.

Also did an HID conversion on the headlights. These kits are cheap now, very simple to fit, and the light output is fantasic, both in the spread of light and the beam pattern. They needed quite a bit of adjusting due the the position of the bulb in the headlight. You see many badly set up HID's in the UK-people just fit the kits (on bikes and cars) without having the lights properly adjusted and are a hazard.

I was going to slot the TL1000R top end onto her this summer, but it looks like she will be going to make way for a Stelvio now.
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Old 03-25-2013, 12:44 PM   #2160
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Has anybody had a Bags-Connection Enduro LT tank Bag? I'm planning to buy one but there is no info how it fits to V-Strom tank. My other choice is Wolfman Expedition small. Any info of both bags would be great.


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