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Re: What have you done with your V-Strom today?
« Reply #9720 on: July 23, 2020, 23:35:44 »
Glad you like them, though the picture doesn't really show how bright they are. I used super glue but anything will do really.  :thumb:
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Re: What have you done with your V-Strom today?
« Reply #9721 on: July 24, 2020, 08:35:40 »
User650 could you send me the link for those spotlights please ?
They good with the top set and bottom set  :thumb:

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Re: What have you done with your V-Strom today?
« Reply #9723 on: July 24, 2020, 15:18:59 »
I must admit it is not the best picture  lol
Cheers Paul I will glue them up  :thumb:

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Re: What have you done with your V-Strom today?
« Reply #9724 on: July 24, 2020, 16:13:39 »
Better picture of how bright the lights are

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Re: What have you done with your V-Strom today?
« Reply #9725 on: July 25, 2020, 12:13:48 »
I rode up to Aberystwyth and back yesterday, some 210 miles and the furthest I've been since lockdown. Good to get "back into the groove!" ( :shock:). I'd forgotten how much fun the Glee is on twisty back roads, and when wound up a bit on the dual-carriageways!

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Re: What have you done with your V-Strom today?
« Reply #9726 on: July 26, 2020, 18:33:43 »
I gave my 2018 V-Strom 1000 a clean and fitted this rather good accessory. It's a protective guard for the exhaust valve. I think it looks quite neat and only 10 quid too.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/top-logo-Motorcycle-Exhaust-valve-guard-for-Suzuki-DL1000-V-Strom-1000-2015-2019/143568715773

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Re: What have you done with your V-Strom today?
« Reply #9727 on: July 26, 2020, 21:57:22 »
Good clean after a week in Wales on it.

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Re: What have you done with your V-Strom today?
« Reply #9728 on: July 27, 2020, 09:09:22 »
Is that exhaust valve cover "butch bling" of does it have a purpose?  I guess the designer holes in it allow the muck in just the same but make it somewhat more difficult to get it out. Can you still get at the adjusters?
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Re: What have you done with your V-Strom today?
« Reply #9729 on: July 27, 2020, 10:07:44 »
Superbiker_uk, The original protector looks feeble, I too would have fitted a better one. A lot of people seem to protect every inch of their bike with bling and just ad weight but, to me anyway, that is not bling but a necessity that should be standard.

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Re: What have you done with your V-Strom today?
« Reply #9730 on: July 27, 2020, 11:03:24 »
I love seeing pictures of bikes all Touratwatted to the hilt as if they're off on the Dakar, yet sitting on purely road tyres outside a cafe somewhere. Generally Bavarian, but it has leeched out into other brands.
As for that particular thing, I'm kind of form over function on it. Are there more valves damaged by passing large stones than fail due to gritty water getting in about them & not cleaned out?
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Re: What have you done with your V-Strom today?
« Reply #9731 on: July 27, 2020, 11:06:49 »
I'd just remove the bloody thing.

No valve, No problem  lol



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Re: What have you done with your V-Strom today?
« Reply #9732 on: July 31, 2020, 09:23:39 »

Hello Brockett, I guess primarily it looks better IMO. It is meant to be functional in terms of protection of the exaust valve adjusters which can still be accessed with it installed. However, for ease, I would remove it (takes 30 seconds) to do any adjustments.
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Re: What have you done with your V-Strom today?
« Reply #9733 on: July 31, 2020, 09:29:30 »
I love seeing pictures of bikes all Touratwatted to the hilt

that's a new one on me "touratwatted"? My V-Strom is basically as supplied by Suzuki. As for road tyres, I only ride on the road (definately not going off to the Dakar any time soon.....).

The bracket does improve the looks IMO and clearly it offers some additional protection - which may or may not be required. Anyhow, I like it. 
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Re: What have you done with your V-Strom today?
« Reply #9734 on: July 31, 2020, 10:43:48 »
 :thumb:
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Re: What have you done with your V-Strom today?
« Reply #9735 on: August 01, 2020, 23:52:07 »
I managed to get a bit of time in the garage today and have double checked the valve clearances are all in spec as it was a while since I've been looking at it. All OK  :lala:  (I think I started this on 6th June but haven't had much time to continue).

I also painted the coolant union joint and cleaned the air filter/box.

hopefully I can start some reassembly tomorrow  :fix:

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Re: What have you done with your V-Strom today?
« Reply #9736 on: August 02, 2020, 23:01:11 »
The air filter and air box sponge have finally dried out and were pretty grim  :-x much better now.
Not much progress today though I did refit the cam chain guide. I had been hoping to get the engine covers back on and the radiator refilled but I've caught the spray painting bug, so I cleaned up a few cylinder cover bolts (a dremmel makes it mich easier) so have been waiting for them to dry (will post some pics of them tomorrow).

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Re: What have you done with your V-Strom today?
« Reply #9737 on: August 03, 2020, 09:12:47 »
“Sponge?”,is that an extra,I don't have one of those in my air cleaner.
   As a point of interest, in the 1970’s I worked for a haulage contractor and we used to wash our “dry” air cleaner elements in a bath of soapy water using washing powder, we had several spares so always had a dry one to swap at service time.No doubt someone will come back and say that's a “no,no”,but it worked for us.
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Re: What have you done with your V-Strom today?
« Reply #9738 on: August 03, 2020, 10:58:36 »
You should have a breather filter on a K9 - item 6 on the parts list. It's there to catch the oil mist that comes up the breather to save the main filter as I understand it.
As far as washing filters goes, I wouldn't try it with the basic paper jobs, but anything fabric based is worth a shot - it was going in the bin anyway so if it works, then bonus round for the filter...
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Re: What have you done with your V-Strom today?
« Reply #9739 on: August 03, 2020, 16:27:22 »
Aah, the breather filter,I have one of those,I think the enlarged photo threw me a little as looks quite a lot larger than it is in real life.I thought it was a pre-filter or similar.Washing will work with paper filters, just be careful you are not too rough with it and let the soapy solution work.Plus don't use an airline on it, let it dry naturally.
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