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Offline macvisual

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Re: What have you done with your V-Strom today?
« Reply #40 on: March 01, 2012, 18:48:03 »
Today I brought it out from the garage, rode it 100 miles in lovely sunny weather/dry roads, SO much fun, I love my (2008) V-Strom DL1000GT!!


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Re: What have you done with your V-Strom today?
« Reply #41 on: March 01, 2012, 22:52:10 »
Nowt,

I have looked at it through the living room window a couple of times recently and thought the oil looks low,

Will have to top it up before I take it off sorn!

Might even service it over the next couple of weeks.

Got big plans for it over this summer (company car policy has changed so even though I still can;t use it for commuting I should have some spare cash to throw at it this year)

YAY.......

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Re: What have you done with your V-Strom today?
« Reply #42 on: March 02, 2012, 14:29:28 »
Just ordered them brake hoses, full set: 2 front hoses and the rear, all with stainless steel fittings and banjo bolts included. Came to a very reasonable £77.36 all in (VAT + delivery) and I should have them in 2-3 working days. That's quite quick for getting custom hoses made up and sent out.

Earl's Performance Parts if anyone is interested. Called them because the lengths they list on the website only increments in 50mm bits. Friendly each time I called and quick to respond to email. They've apparently been around in the UK since the 1980s, before that they were only US based.

Handlebars have also been reserved at Bikers World so will collect them this weekend or next.
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Re: What have you done with your V-Strom today?
« Reply #43 on: March 02, 2012, 17:05:42 »
Buggerd up the mounting lugs on the screen mount when lowering the screen this morning.
Mad stad going on order when I get home tonight.

But I did fit one of the cymarc top box movers. The mrs likes. I like not having my nutts resting on the tank when shes pillion now.



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Re: What have you done with your V-Strom today?
« Reply #44 on: March 02, 2012, 17:46:00 »
Washed it and adjusted the chain. Just need to get out on it now.

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Re: What have you done with your V-Strom today?
« Reply #45 on: March 02, 2012, 17:48:42 »
Picked up a sheet of stainless steel , going to try and mod the original Suzuki bash plate for more protection . Will see how it turns out  :shrug:

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Re: What have you done with your V-Strom today?
« Reply #46 on: March 02, 2012, 19:12:45 »
OIled the chain, gave the beastie a wipe over with Meguiars Speed Detailer, then rode to work as I was on lates...

Absolute pea-souper of a fog all the way there, didn't get above 35mph...
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Re: What have you done with your V-Strom today?
« Reply #47 on: March 02, 2012, 20:36:12 »
Unloaded it, aired the tent and sleeping bag, checked the bike still started after the caning it got yesterday :)

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Re: What have you done with your V-Strom today?
« Reply #48 on: March 02, 2012, 20:55:01 »
Fitted New Apprillia mirrors... had a bit of a mare with cross threading but a bit of Brute force and a thread chaser sorted it out....... Washed the salt off the wheels.... and finally filled the chain oiler up after giving the chain a good clean with WD40 ..............  my b a d :fix:

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Re: What have you done with your V-Strom today?
« Reply #49 on: March 02, 2012, 21:28:02 »
Would like to see what you come up with, Locksmith :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: What have you done with your V-Strom today?
« Reply #50 on: March 02, 2012, 21:52:26 »
Going to start it this weekend , thinking of fitting the plate to the underside of the original skid plate but putting spacers of about 8mm between , it will then cover the exposed part of the exhaust. It will only be on the underside and not up the sides . I'll bring it up the front of the original to the second bend (if you know what I mean) this will still allow air to get to the oil cooler . I plan on fixing it with m8 button head bolts in stainless .

This is the plan anyway , if it goes OK you'll see it on ST3 . It may even get tested  :)

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Re: What have you done with your V-Strom today?
« Reply #51 on: March 03, 2012, 06:28:33 »
You blokes have been busy.

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I've still got plenty of metal, but my angle grinder burnt out half way through the third one. If I find another grinder at the right price I'll knock a couple up for the good people of the site. If anyone wants some metal? I'll be bringing Hutchie some to ST3.

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Re: What have you done with your V-Strom today?
« Reply #52 on: March 03, 2012, 16:32:44 »
been to Hawes. Dirty Hawes

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and to the Altberg shop where I ordered a pair of roadrunners.
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Re: What have you done with your V-Strom today?
« Reply #53 on: March 03, 2012, 17:35:53 »
Ridden to Cleveden Pier and back. I didn't see any Dirty Hawes, but did have the worlds most calorific and greasy baguette.

All those posts about side winds came in useful on the M4 section downhill from the Bath junction, where I have seen several totalled caravans in my time.
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Re: What have you done with your V-Strom today?
« Reply #54 on: March 03, 2012, 18:35:53 »
Chain clean and oil and scottoiler top-up.
Cleaned front sprocket area
Changed air filter - only needed cleaning but I stood on it...
Cleaned and gapped plugs
Replaced worn top two fairing screws
Drained 200ml of oil (overfilled last week)
Waterproofed my headlight relays
Added insulating foam sleeves to my levers
Cleaned the first of many green,corroded earth blocks
Sprayed everything in ACF50

Found the cause of my my oil leak!  Rear hose in the pic below had come off.



Removed every crappy connector behind the radiator (two more to go in this pic) - cleaned and soldered the spades, then two layers of insulating tape - drawn all the way down from the handlebars to keep out run-off.



Should my butterflies be this colour?



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Re: What have you done with your V-Strom today?
« Reply #55 on: March 03, 2012, 19:31:11 »
Done the mod to the original Suzuki bash plate and it turned out OK in the end , I have trouble posting pics so someone on ST3 might take a pic  :shrug:

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Re: What have you done with your V-Strom today?
« Reply #56 on: March 03, 2012, 20:04:04 »
Another poster mentioned these:

http://snipurl.com/22glwbl

Anyone any thoughts?  I want to renew mine in the summer.


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Re: What have you done with your V-Strom today?
« Reply #57 on: March 03, 2012, 23:00:51 »
Took the cover off, started her up.
Checked all switches & lights.
Brakes appear to be working OK, road test tomorrow if fine.

Work today:
Mr Kiplings indicator mod
mudguard extender
Fork Brace (by Berndi, report will follow ST3)
Standard Bash plate sent to be tweaked to fit with new Givi crash bars
Screen off & cleaned off last years bugs
Tried on Slipscreen

A few bits left for tomorrow, including new oil & filter, but may concentrate on cleaning and wait till new air filter arrives next week.
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Re: What have you done with your V-Strom today?
« Reply #58 on: March 04, 2012, 00:21:54 »
Strommer, butterflies are fine and the brake hoses look like a good deal :thumb:

Ptarmigan, I was thinging "WTH is a Mr. Kiplings indicator mod?" and they it hit me that the mince pie trays are foil lol
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Re: What have you done with your V-Strom today?
« Reply #59 on: March 04, 2012, 10:08:27 »
Not today but in the last couple of weeks:
Took off the wierd shaped genuine panniers and fitted some Givi ones
Replaced the battery
Fitted air hawk seat pad
Lubed the chain.
MOT and mini service next week
Bike valet by Nooj next weekend
Updated my Garmin map

Isle of Man trip 9th April ........ report to follow.
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