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Offline VstromJay

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Re: What have you done with your V-Strom today?
« Reply #9140 on: September 08, 2019, 23:14:30 »
Crammed a few more miles in running some errands around town. Also got around to fitting the Puig rear hugger plus a Scottoiler eSystem.

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Re: What have you done with your V-Strom today?
« Reply #9141 on: September 10, 2019, 12:17:07 »
Well following the West Wales Meet on August Bank Holiday, and discussions with other owners, I decided to trade in my old DL1000 or a newer DL650. Did not take me long to find one. So much easier to ride, I love it.

Hope to see some of you soon, otherwise see you at the next West Wales Meet.
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Re: What have you done with your V-Strom today?
« Reply #9142 on: September 10, 2019, 15:37:09 »
Good choice  :thumb:
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Offline Darren marsh

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Re: What have you done with your V-Strom today?
« Reply #9143 on: September 11, 2019, 12:07:19 »
Fitted a carbon mudguard extender getting ready for the sh#t weather hopefully this will protect the down pipes , engine area etc and make cleaning easier
Used 2 pack gorilla resin and its solid no screws or bolts giving it a better look I think
Safe riding and bring out the sunshine  :sunny:

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Re: What have you done with your V-Strom today?
« Reply #9144 on: September 11, 2019, 20:04:09 »
What make and where from?  It looks really nice.
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.

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Re: What have you done with your V-Strom today?
« Reply #9145 on: September 11, 2019, 20:41:27 »
That is a good mudguard extender,link please?

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Re: What have you done with your V-Strom today?
« Reply #9146 on: September 11, 2019, 21:20:55 »
purchased from Ebay seller was claver58 cost @ £17:99 free postage great delievery sent next day well packed and would recommend

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Carbon-Fibre-mudguard-Extender-for-Suzuki-V-Strom-DL650-DL1000-DL-650-DL-1000/113879459513?hash=item1a83bea6b9:g:TJ8AAOSwxklclRFV
Safe riding and bring out the sunshine  :sunny:

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Re: What have you done with your V-Strom today?
« Reply #9147 on: September 11, 2019, 21:35:23 »
Thank you Darren. :thumb:

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Re: What have you done with your V-Strom today?
« Reply #9148 on: September 12, 2019, 13:09:49 »
MOT

Oil change - shat meself as last owner must have used pnuematic tools  :shrug:  :crazy:
New pair of Scouts fitted and looking forward to investigating them on some gravel in Slovenia / Croatia in a week or so  :sunny:

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Re: What have you done with your V-Strom today?
« Reply #9149 on: September 12, 2019, 14:13:12 »
Fitted some foot pegs ,fitted them for the look , however what an improvement to the gear selection I use to have a bit off an issue in get my foot under the gear selector and selecting gears now foot fits great and gear selection is alot smoother so not only have I got the look I have improved the ride  happy days all round  :lala:
Safe riding and bring out the sunshine  :sunny:

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Re: What have you done with your V-Strom today?
« Reply #9150 on: September 13, 2019, 12:40:44 »
Where did you get the Pegs?
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Re: What have you done with your V-Strom today?
« Reply #9151 on: September 13, 2019, 13:03:32 »
Finally got the last of the front caliper radial bolts out so I finished the pad change.

Exhaust gasket arrived from Suzuki Germany - there's £25 I won't see again :roll:

Put it all back together and then #1 son needed a lift today which scuppered the ride to work ... is it home time yet? I can hear the bike calling me 

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Re: What have you done with your V-Strom today?
« Reply #9152 on: September 13, 2019, 13:50:40 »
It is for me. :lala:
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Re: What have you done with your V-Strom today?
« Reply #9153 on: September 13, 2019, 19:31:32 »
fat rat

ebay { fireriderworld.uk } I paid £20.88 and free delivery however I have just check now to get the link for them and found they have gone up to £25 plus postage

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FRW-CNC-Red-Front-Footpegs-For-Suzuki-DL-650-V-Strom-04-16-05-06-07-08-09-10/293146850582?hash=item4440e9f516:g:YioAAOSw7PhdJJuD
Safe riding and bring out the sunshine  :sunny:

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Re: What have you done with your V-Strom today?
« Reply #9154 on: September 19, 2019, 10:40:03 »
Loaded bike and ready to leave for Dover and then across to Slovenia / Croatia.

Will report back  :smirk: be interesting to see how 'scouts' wear and handle some gravel - initial brief tests impressive.

Be first big trip on Wee so looking forward to seeing how she fairs, very very impressed to date.

Two up and loaded so lets hope the hernia repair is strong - over two months ago and back to everything 'normal'...what's normal for me may not be for everyone  :grin:

Only two weeks so see how we fair  :icon_wink:

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Re: What have you done with your V-Strom today?
« Reply #9155 on: September 19, 2019, 10:48:24 »
Went the long way home last night to rack up another 221 miles off the running in for the first service that is due tomorrow

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Re: What have you done with your V-Strom today?
« Reply #9156 on: September 19, 2019, 11:30:53 »
Looking forward to the report Fritz. Have a safe and enjoyable trip!
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Re: What have you done with your V-Strom today?
« Reply #9157 on: September 19, 2019, 21:48:54 »
I mailed my Power of Attorney obtained yesterday for £80+vat, to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (another £35), so the agent in Kazakhstan can get permission to extract my bike from the Police Station in Beyneu and charge me a small fortune to bring her home. After all we have been through it will be worth it in the end. Just hope the shoulder heals enough to be able to ride again. Currently back work selling Mazdas and driving autos to get home.

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Re: What have you done with your V-Strom today?
« Reply #9158 on: September 19, 2019, 22:22:05 »
Thanks for the update even though clicking "like" feels a little unkind.
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.

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Re: What have you done with your V-Strom today?
« Reply #9159 on: September 20, 2019, 14:37:44 »
Yesterday on the way to Sheffield on the M1, I'd just passed Woolly Edge Services when at 248 miles on the range, the second low petrol warning light started flashing... I went as far as 268 miles before bottling it and taking the Rotherham turn off for petrol as I didn't want to breakdown on the inside lane of the 'smart' motorway. Although I didn't brim the tank, it took 16.86 litres. (Note to self, I can't ride Portishead to W. Yorks them back to Sheffield on 1 tank of petrol especially if the first low warning light starts flashing as you pass Sheffield on the way home).

I should hit 50,000 miles next week  :thumb: