Author Topic: What have you done with your V-Strom today?  (Read 605475 times)

Stonec0ld, Jamieboy and 6 Guests are viewing this topic.

Offline user650

  • Member
  • ***
  • Joined: Feb 2013
  • Posts: 2663
  • Bike: DL650 L7 in fast white (Gen 3), 2017 Suzuki Address 110 also in fast white
  • Location: York , North Yorkshire
Re: What have you done with your V-Strom today?
« Reply #9680 on: June 21, 2020, 19:43:46 »
@SuzukiSte

Haha I will do, probably just before I part ex it again.  :thumb:
If It Starts Ride It
Don't Say Cheese Say Wensleydale
I'm Big on the inside, small on the outside
What happens in Wales gets told to everyone
 
Paul
IBA Member
RBLR 1000 '18
Armistice 1000 '18
RBLR 1000 '19

Offline SuzukiSte

  • Member
  • ***
  • Joined: May 2016
  • Posts: 2215
  • Location: The North West
Re: What have you done with your V-Strom today?
« Reply #9681 on: June 23, 2020, 17:52:58 »
 lol :thumb:

Offline alan29

  • 200th Member
  • Member
  • ***
  • Joined: Nov 2008
  • Posts: 329
  • Bike: DL650XT M0
  • Location: Wirral
Re: What have you done with your V-Strom today?
« Reply #9682 on: June 23, 2020, 19:44:39 »
100 round trip to Ellesmere (Shrops.) First trip with wife on pillion. Excellent.

Offline The Doctor 46

  • Member
  • ***
  • Joined: Jan 2020
  • Posts: 214
  • Bike: DL650 L2, BMW R100GS BMW F650GS
  • Location: Exeter, Devon.
Re: What have you done with your V-Strom today?
« Reply #9683 on: June 23, 2020, 20:18:06 »
I fitted a Givi screen, a fork brace, Genuine Suzuki crash bars with, one off, stainless steel bolts, including long engine bolt and stainless everything, spacers, washers domed nuts (I don't know what they are called), lovely. Thank you again for your help with the crash bar fittings and mostly, for the dimensions and pictures.

Then, I fitted a sticker to the
top box and went for a ride to test everything. I haven't ridden far enough yet to test anything but, first impression about the screen, it amplifies engine and transmission noise and, so far, is not as good as standard.

I'll do 150/ 200 miles tomorrow and sort something out then let you know how I got on.
 What? Your bored already.   :smirk:

Online Rusty Nuts

  • Manufacturer of iron oxide
  • Member
  • ***
  • Joined: Jun 2012
  • Posts: 5070
  • Bike: KTM 1090
  • Location: West Yorkshire
Re: What have you done with your V-Strom today?
« Reply #9684 on: June 23, 2020, 20:27:37 »
Took it to Morrisons. 83 miles, then to somewhere a mile further on. The extra mile didn't take an extra three hours. Garmin was lying.

Online kwackboy

  • Member
  • ***
  • Joined: Feb 2014
  • Posts: 4228
  • Bike: BMW F800GS Adventure, Honda CB500s
  • Location: Saaaafff London.
Re: What have you done with your V-Strom today?
« Reply #9685 on: June 23, 2020, 21:32:51 »
Your Garmin was allowing for the queues at the supermarket ..

Offline TLPower

  • Member
  • ***
  • Joined: Sep 2013
  • Posts: 4897
  • Bike: ThunderBastard (KTM 1190 ADV)
  • Location: Doncaster
Re: What have you done with your V-Strom today?
« Reply #9686 on: June 24, 2020, 05:24:06 »
I told him it was risky buying that Garmin from Dominic.  Did Rusty mention it had a saved route to Barnard Castle in very little writing, like some kind of eyesight test?
To be happy, I don't need private helicopters,a Florida house or a yacht. I'm fine with my motorcycle,a trip to a forest in Bavaria and some lunch money.

Walter Rohrl.

Offline tallpaul

  • Member
  • ***
  • Joined: Dec 2013
  • Posts: 9770
  • Tastier than the Barrow-in-Furness bus depot...
  • Bike: 2016 Yamaha XT1200ZE
  • Location: Whitworth, Lancashire
Re: What have you done with your V-Strom today?
« Reply #9687 on: June 24, 2020, 07:41:19 »
That sounds plausible...
Old enough to know better, but still too young to care...

 "One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors." - Plato. Not Jason, the other one.

Offline graingerblaze

  • Site Donator
  • Member
  • ***
  • Joined: Jun 2018
  • Posts: 159
  • Bike: DL650 K5
  • Location: Penrith, Cumbria
Re: What have you done with your V-Strom today?
« Reply #9688 on: June 25, 2020, 00:01:43 »
Fitted some 30mm handlebar risers, wish I had done this years ago! I hadn't realised how much I had been stretching. Cables and wires all fitted fine, no changes required so nice easy mod.  :lala:
Suzuki DL650 Blue K5 (2005) V-Strom

Offline alan29

  • 200th Member
  • Member
  • ***
  • Joined: Nov 2008
  • Posts: 329
  • Bike: DL650XT M0
  • Location: Wirral
Re: What have you done with your V-Strom today?
« Reply #9689 on: July 02, 2020, 14:24:26 »
Had the 600 mile service done and a Scottoiler fitted.

Offline Dark-Strom

  • Member
  • ***
  • Joined: Nov 2016
  • Posts: 1048
  • Bike: DL650A L2
  • Location: Ashford, Kent
Re: What have you done with your V-Strom today?
« Reply #9690 on: July 03, 2020, 17:07:59 »
Filled it up for the second time this year :shy:
Also 2nd Friday run and back with the lad on his 125 (visiting his gf).
Good, if windy to be out. :thumb:
Life is life... so where you can, get on Your bike :-)

Offline UK_Vstrom650

  • Member
  • ***
  • Joined: Jun 2012
  • Posts: 5076
  • Bike: DL650A L2 White
Re: What have you done with your V-Strom today?
« Reply #9691 on: July 04, 2020, 23:07:04 »
Managed to get some time in the garage to continue the valve clearances  :lala:
Swapped all the shims in the rear cylinder and reassembled  :fix:
I do hope my initial clearances were right as some of them are near/on the max tolerance for them  :shock: We'll find out tomorrow...

Online Barbel Mick

  • Member
  • ***
  • Joined: Sep 2013
  • Posts: 2855
  • Bike: DL650A L2
  • Location: Derby
Re: What have you done with your V-Strom today?
« Reply #9692 on: July 09, 2020, 16:15:38 »
After the saga of the power problems of running two heated jackets on the 650 earlier in the year, way back before Covid, I was left with a dilemma.........it meant that there was seven connections under the battery terminals! Not ideal & a longer bolt had to be fitted to get good few threads to bite.
I had the 12v feed to the headlight relays, the optimate lead, a 12v socket for the air pump, a lead to a twin USB under the seat for charging the comms overnight, a lead to the bigpie aux relay/fuse unit and the two heated jacket power leads.
I contacted bigpie with an idea I had and he said it was possible to make a unit up. Unfortunately a virus got in the way and bigpie got involved in saving the NHS  :clap: :clap: :clap: so it has taken a while for my little idea to become real. The parcel then went AWOL during delivery but eventually reached my house yesterday. 
Today I have spent a few hours in the garage fitting it.
I now have just three connections on the battery terminals, the 12v to the headlight relays, the original bigpie aux. relay unit and the new bigpie fused outlet.
Because the new unit has four fused outlets I have been able to get rid of the inline fuses on the cables that are connected to it, making it a lot tidier under the seat.
Here's a photo of the unit and one of it fitted. The new unit is on the left, looking at the photo the old relay unit is on the right.
While I had the soldering iron out I made up a plug for the dealer mode socket. Not really necessary but.......
 
Mick

Retired Breakfast Tester.

Online Rusty Nuts

  • Manufacturer of iron oxide
  • Member
  • ***
  • Joined: Jun 2012
  • Posts: 5070
  • Bike: KTM 1090
  • Location: West Yorkshire
Re: What have you done with your V-Strom today?
« Reply #9693 on: July 09, 2020, 17:29:07 »
So the new unit is permanently live? Meaning you can charge the headsets overnight with the key out. And presumably nothing else will be left connected to draw power, e.g. clothing, optimate, compressor. Neat. If the missing one turns up at our depot, I'm having it. :whistle:

Offline Brockett

  • Member
  • ***
  • Joined: Nov 2011
  • Posts: 5550
  • Bike: SV650: Z900RS: VZ800 : VX800:
  • Location: Far North East (of Essex)
Re: What have you done with your V-Strom today?
« Reply #9694 on: July 09, 2020, 17:36:10 »
Top job there Mick.  Is this gizmo going into production?
Look at the clock and the calendar.
It'll never be now again.
So just get out and do it.
As fast as you possibly can.
Because .........
Nothing travels faster than the speed of time.

Online Barbel Mick

  • Member
  • ***
  • Joined: Sep 2013
  • Posts: 2855
  • Bike: DL650A L2
  • Location: Derby
Re: What have you done with your V-Strom today?
« Reply #9695 on: July 09, 2020, 17:53:39 »
@ Rusty, yes permanently live. As you say only headsets left to charge overnight the other three outputs will only be used if, charging the bike, heated jackets (unplugged to get off), and the compressor as & when but can run the bike if necessary.
The missing one isn't missing, it turned up!  :thumb: plus it wasn't your boys that temporarily lost it.  :)

@ Brocket, speak to bigpie.  :grin: 
Mick

Retired Breakfast Tester.

Offline graingerblaze

  • Site Donator
  • Member
  • ***
  • Joined: Jun 2018
  • Posts: 159
  • Bike: DL650 K5
  • Location: Penrith, Cumbria
Re: What have you done with your V-Strom today?
« Reply #9696 on: July 09, 2020, 20:38:50 »
Ordered on Monday a Cosmo fork brace and it arrived today, very quick service and the groups discount worked so a win win  :lala:

Will fit tomorrow and have a ride this weekend to see if I can feel any difference... probably not but worth having.
Suzuki DL650 Blue K5 (2005) V-Strom

Offline UK_Vstrom650

  • Member
  • ***
  • Joined: Jun 2012
  • Posts: 5076
  • Bike: DL650A L2 White
Re: What have you done with your V-Strom today?
« Reply #9697 on: July 09, 2020, 20:46:59 »
Looking good Mick. You've put my wiring to shame...   :shy: I'll take this as a gauntlet thrown down for me to tidy up mine  :thumb:

I still haven't sorted my valve clearances yet...  more fun for the weekend :whistle:

(Note: to self don't try to do it late at night and in a rush & accidentally rotate the engine a small amount in the wrong direction  :dl_smiley_banghead: )

Online Rusty Nuts

  • Manufacturer of iron oxide
  • Member
  • ***
  • Joined: Jun 2012
  • Posts: 5070
  • Bike: KTM 1090
  • Location: West Yorkshire
Re: What have you done with your V-Strom today?
« Reply #9698 on: July 09, 2020, 21:06:20 »
Dagnammit!! I forgot to remove and flog my Cosmo fork brace from the glee before I px'd it. I'll be drummed out of Yorkshire.  lol

Offline user650

  • Member
  • ***
  • Joined: Feb 2013
  • Posts: 2663
  • Bike: DL650 L7 in fast white (Gen 3), 2017 Suzuki Address 110 also in fast white
  • Location: York , North Yorkshire
Re: What have you done with your V-Strom today?
« Reply #9699 on: July 09, 2020, 21:20:59 »
Tut tut Rusty  :icon_no:
If It Starts Ride It
Don't Say Cheese Say Wensleydale
I'm Big on the inside, small on the outside
What happens in Wales gets told to everyone
 
Paul
IBA Member
RBLR 1000 '18
Armistice 1000 '18
RBLR 1000 '19