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Offline SimStrom

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Re: What have you done with your V-Strom today?
« Reply #9180 on: October 05, 2019, 16:14:14 »
Took it for an MOT ready for winter..Passed! with no advisories  :lala:
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Re: What have you done with your V-Strom today?
« Reply #9181 on: October 06, 2019, 20:00:39 »
Fitted a mud flap I made from a 4mm thick sheet of rubber to keep the crud off the rear shock.

Took it for a spin this afternoon in the rain, aiming for cow pats and muddy puddles to test it. Admittedly I should have cleaned the bike first so you could see how clean the shock was after the ride but you'll just have to take my word for it that it worked brilliantly. And it didn't fall off so double bonus!

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Re: What have you done with your V-Strom today?
« Reply #9182 on: October 06, 2019, 20:05:34 »
I have done the same on my KTM, if you extend the chain guard forwards it keeps the crud off the chain. :thumb:
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Re: What have you done with your V-Strom today?
« Reply #9183 on: October 06, 2019, 20:17:29 »
What did you use to extend the chain guard?

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Re: What have you done with your V-Strom today?
« Reply #9184 on: October 06, 2019, 20:22:06 »
Went for a short ride between DIY sessions, even if it did involve collecting things from Screwfix.
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Re: What have you done with your V-Strom today?
« Reply #9185 on: October 07, 2019, 05:26:54 »
Any length of 90 degree black plastic angle will do, I used the side from a shredder bin. I'll stick a pic up later.
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Re: What have you done with your V-Strom today?
« Reply #9186 on: October 07, 2019, 13:54:27 »
Checked trip 2 to see how far the trip to Croatia that finished at home at 00:18 on Sunday morning was...3,797 miles  :) Bike almost faultless, arse a bit numb  :shock:

Thursday 351 miles, all twisty back roads, Friday 561 miles quite a bit of (terrible) German autobahn, Saturday 692 miles almost all dual. Bless Bev - that's a long way on pillion :thumb:

Chain ++++ed, went downhill fast in last 1,000 or so miles, like a snake on a electric fence now when wheels turning  :icon_no:

At about 25,000 could it be the original? or a crap replacement? Adjusted 3 marks in last three (v long  :smirk:) days on final mark, wasn't sure it'd get us home. Never had a chain go downhill that fast - usual?

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Re: What have you done with your V-Strom today?
« Reply #9187 on: October 07, 2019, 14:50:05 »
I replaced the bulb in the number-plate light. Straightforward - took the opportunity to run some silicone grease around the cover etc to keep the weather out. Incidentally, don't follow Mr Haynes' instructions - he'll have you removing half the plastics on the bike; it's only two nuts and then two screws to remove!

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Re: What have you done with your V-Strom today?
« Reply #9188 on: October 07, 2019, 21:32:49 »
Yeah the service manual sends you around the houses to do it too.



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Re: What have you done with your V-Strom today?
« Reply #9189 on: October 08, 2019, 10:46:42 »
Saw the odometer go over 50,000 miles today  :lala:

I also noticed my new camera (front/rear cameras as recommended here) seem to draw a lot more than my previous SJ4000 camera. With the camera, my heated jacket on low, satnav and LED spot lights running, the volt meter was showing between 13.4v and 12.6v at 5,000-5,500 rpm - unplugging the jacket moved it up to 13.4-13.8v. I may unplug the camera later for the ride to Portishead to monitor this more.
(Previously I could run SJ400 camera, Satnav, heated jacket on medium, heated grips and LED spot lights with the volt meter showing around 13.4v)

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Re: What have you done with your V-Strom today?
« Reply #9190 on: October 11, 2019, 23:19:20 »
I took the Glee for her first MOT and some new A41 rubber  :dl_angryfire:

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Re: What have you done with your V-Strom today?
« Reply #9191 on: October 12, 2019, 21:58:16 »
Aftermarket screen and mirrors fitted. Radiator guard, tank bag and tailpack attached, then out for a quick ride to 'run it in' some more - That Givi AirFlow screen is so fugly...  but then again, it is a beaked V-Strom so it wasn't particularly attractive to start with  :icon_no:

Mileage now 184


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Re: What have you done with your V-Strom today?
« Reply #9192 on: October 13, 2019, 06:51:00 »
That looks ace. :thumb:
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Re: What have you done with your V-Strom today?
« Reply #9193 on: October 13, 2019, 20:21:51 »
Thanks.... yes once you come backwards from the screen & beak I really love the look of my new bike. Having come from the 650 (had two from 2013 - 2018) I can feel this 1000 is a keeper. Loving the power, the fact that it has a front brake (650 was rubbish) and the glorious sound coming from the Fuel exhaust.

Well pleased so far  :lala:

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Re: What have you done with your V-Strom today?
« Reply #9194 on: October 14, 2019, 22:51:12 »
My VStrom was put in a crate for its return to the UK

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Re: What have you done with your V-Strom today?
« Reply #9195 on: Today at 09:08:28 »
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Glad it's on its way back Tim. Hope your recovery is going well  :thumb: