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Re: What have you done with your V-Strom today?
« Reply #9220 on: October 30, 2019, 17:32:31 »
MOT passed today with flying colours, I thought it would but its always a slight worry when you buy a bike with no MOT, it was also my longest ride on it so far...a whole 24 miles. Looking forward to the first of the month so I can tax it and get it on the road porper  :auto-dirtbike:

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Re: What have you done with your V-Strom today?
« Reply #9221 on: November 03, 2019, 08:16:23 »
Turned 30k miles on my Veek yesterday, small potato's to some but a bit of a milestone for me. I've not kept a bike this long from when I was an apprentice  in the early 80's.
Nothing much has went wrong, I had the new ECU in late 2015 and its it's not been to the dealer's since then. Going to need a good service now but I can't  complain with once every  5 years or 30k!

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Re: What have you done with your V-Strom today?
« Reply #9222 on: November 03, 2019, 19:02:30 »
My new to me 06 Wee had its maiden voyage, and it was almost a voyage with all the rain last night. Changed the screen to a Givi Airflow from a Versys with some after market Versys brackets, have had this setup on three bikes now, a great bit of kit imho.

Aberystwyth in the distance
 

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Re: What have you done with your V-Strom today?
« Reply #9223 on: November 08, 2019, 22:41:50 »
Fitted a set of Renthals and Barkbusters I had laying around, had a run out to Freshwater West for a test. The BB's seem to offer better weather protection than the stock hand guards.

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Re: What have you done with your V-Strom today?
« Reply #9224 on: November 09, 2019, 06:13:20 »
Beautiful pictures. :)

Our local water is brown and unwanted.
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Re: What have you done with your V-Strom today?
« Reply #9225 on: November 09, 2019, 06:40:32 »
And a lot more local than it was two days ago.
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Re: What have you done with your V-Strom today?
« Reply #9226 on: November 09, 2019, 07:26:07 »
Sage, what part of God's own land is in your pictures.

Looks familiar, but I just can't be sure.



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Re: What have you done with your V-Strom today?
« Reply #9227 on: November 09, 2019, 12:38:21 »
Home made front mudguard extender, shop ones are about 80mms after fixing and still chuck crud all over the pipes and filter.
Piece of old water tank, blow lamp to shape and voila.......140mms crud guard, ugly as fcuk but working well😏
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Re: What have you done with your V-Strom today?
« Reply #9228 on: November 09, 2019, 12:47:39 »
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When accelerating the tears of emotion have to run off horizontally to the ear. (Walter Röhrl)

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Re: What have you done with your V-Strom today?
« Reply #9229 on: November 09, 2019, 13:00:58 »
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It's West Wales, Pembrokeshire. Freshwater West is just below the Milford Haven estuary. Now the grockles have gone it's even quieter on the roads.

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Re: What have you done with your V-Strom today?
« Reply #9230 on: November 09, 2019, 13:02:07 »
Bike just back from a trip to Rochdale over the moor from Holmfirth, not bad considering the shite on the roads
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Re: What have you done with your V-Strom today?
« Reply #9231 on: November 09, 2019, 20:04:03 »
Not today but yesterday... I had the new Strom serviced at 7500 miles with the only one I would trust my bike with (Kwackboy) ... Burwins @North London .. Rocked up just after 8am ... left at 1pm ...  it that it was not a long job .... just coffee ... banter .... coffee ... dodgy videos supplied by the boss ... The one thing with Burwins is they always go the extra mile for the customer (even the difficult customer on a Chinese Moped).
Still ... service done and Heated grips fitted.

Thanks Kwackboy... always a pleasure and I will repay the work as discussed  :thumb:
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Re: What have you done with your V-Strom today?
« Reply #9232 on: November 10, 2019, 05:35:44 »
.... pop round the arches, I'll let you have that selection of bike keys my boyz have lifted. :thumb:
When accelerating the tears of emotion have to run off horizontally to the ear. (Walter Röhrl)

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Re: What have you done with your V-Strom today?
« Reply #9233 on: November 10, 2019, 15:18:30 »
All I have done today is wash my V-Strom !!! Not much I know,but it was the first wash its had in a little over 6000kms....I left the UK at the end of September and returned towards the later part of October.  Essentially I caught the ferry to Santander turned right on arrival in Spain then kept going until l came all the way back around the coast/french boarder picking up the ferry in Bilbao.
Route included, All of the Portuguese coast, Gibraltar and all of the Spanish coast, various mountains, quite a bit off road (dirt/fire type tracks maybe 150KMS - f...hard work when its hot and all the luggage is full).   Much to my amazement I never dropped it... though
close a few times -- whew...   
But most impressive of all not a single thing broke, came loose or dropped off and beyond cleaning chain and checking oil etc I had to do nothing to the bike beyond adding fuel.   This included the off road parts and where the temperature was 34+.
Which is more than can be said for the many BMW's GS's I met on the way who regularly seemed to have issues.  Though to be fair I must have met 100+ GS riders. Sadly I never met another single Vstrom rider unless Spanish locals and on older 1000/650 models.
Ps my bike was standard.

So hats off to:
- Suzuki - for amazing reliability
- Booking.com - for always finding me digs within 25kms of wherever I was and under 25 euros :)
- what's app - if only to read the comments my mates made as a middle aged fat bloke rode around Spain on his own-- you merciless pis.. taking gits...
- Google maps - trust me works even up mountains!!!
and finally Tapas as I don't speak Spanish and tapas works on a pointed finger level :)
Will try and upload some pictures if interested.
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Re: What have you done with your V-Strom today?
« Reply #9234 on: November 10, 2019, 18:27:50 »
I gave mine a wipe down after riding home through the floods on Friday. Nice and spiffy now.

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Re: What have you done with your V-Strom today?
« Reply #9235 on: November 14, 2019, 10:05:29 »
Bar risers with forward movement, A) to ease my back and B) to create a tad more room for pillion.
50mm up and forward.
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Re: What have you done with your V-Strom today?
« Reply #9236 on: November 14, 2019, 19:23:00 »
My OCD needs to know that you are going to paint them black?  :dl_hyperhysteria:
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Re: What have you done with your V-Strom today?
« Reply #9237 on: November 14, 2019, 19:32:57 »
.......I thought they matched my grey mudguard extender🙄
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Re: What have you done with your V-Strom today?
« Reply #9238 on: November 14, 2019, 20:10:16 »
 lol
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Re: What have you done with your V-Strom today?
« Reply #9239 on: November 16, 2019, 18:28:02 »
Did some local back roads I've not been to for a while, the Wee makes a good explorer bike.

The Cleddau Estuary
Carew Castle
Tenby
Tenby lifeboat staions..new and old