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  1. End of an era [emoji20]

    Transalp
    Today I had a drive up to Wigan and sealed the deal to part exchange my 700 Transalp for a nice and shiny, nearly new 650 V Strom. Ive had the Alp for nigh on 5 years and have loved every minute of my time with it. However over the last few months Ive been thinking that its maybe time to let the...
  2. One year on....

    Suzuki
    Since purchasing the budget priced (new 'uns could be had for 5.5k at the time) 650 Strom just over a year ago, it struck me that this is one of the few recent bikes that has managed to break the '9 month honeymoon' period! As I'm now Transalp-less it'll be here a while longer. Overall, the...
  3. Varadero, should I buy??

    Varadero
    Hi, I'm new to the forum but have been looking through the old threads to get a feel for the Varadero from owners points of view. I'm going to test drive a 2004 Varadero today and may buy. Apart from the exhaust gasket problem are there any other Varadero specific issues I should look for...
  4. Slight stumble on pickup

    Dominator / FMX
    I've now had my first short ride on the SLR and enjoyed it very much. It's so much lighter, narrower and more chuckable than the Strom. However, having EFI on my last 2 bikes has spoiled me a little. The SLR has a stumble just coming off idle which is a bit annoying. It feels as though it's a...
  5. Manufacturers looking at "small" adventure bikes?

    Transalp
    I know this isn't Transalp related but I though it was interesting that manufacturers are waking up to the fact that 1200cc and 230kg isn't what everyone wants! V-Strom 250 and Versys 250 rumoured - Motorcycle news: New bikes - Visordown
  6. Just popping in.....

    I'd like to introduce myself....................
    Hi there. I'm a long-term motorcyclist, mostly on British bikes although have also owned several others including Guzzi, MZ, SP400, XT500, Dominator (both Norton and Honda). My current road bike is a V-Strom 650 which I'm in the process of moving on as advancing age and creaking joints are...
  7. For Sale: Africa Twin rack extension

    For Sale / Wanted
    I bought this some years ago, never fitted to an AT, modified it to fit a V-Strom, no longer needed as it won't fit an R1100GS :) Stainless £30 plus p&p at cost or collection from sunny Weston super Mare or swap for that nice Touratech camping rack extension I've spotted on here!
  8. 2015 V-Strom 1000

    Suzuki
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  9. 2015 V-Strom 1000

    Suzuki
    The day fianlly arrived. Yesterday I collected my new bike from Bill Smiths in Bangor, as I got there my old TA was sitting sadly outside, it will not be forgotten. Quite a cold afternoon got quite chilled as Paul, the salesman went through controls etc, so not much of a ride afterwards. Just...
  10. New V strom 1000

    Chatter
    Details of Suzuki's new version of the V strom 1000. Suzuki Unveils Production 2014 V-Strom 1000 ABS: Full Specs and Interactive Brochure « MotorcycleDaily.com – Motorcycle News, Editorials, Product Reviews and Bike Reviews Is there a competition going on to make bikes look like BMWs ? Suzy...
  11. Transalp in Bike magazine "It's OK!" shock...

    Transalp
    Just a heads up for those of you who don't regularly get Bike magazine. This month, they've a feature on middleweight adventure bikes - Yamaha Tenere, Suzuki V-Strom, Triumph Tiger, and our very own Transalp. To be honest, my expectations weren't that high, but no - they've done a decent job...
  12. For Sale: Bmw f650 funduro for sale

    Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    SOLD
  13. Rideout and Camping weekend North ways from Liverpool!

    Meet Ups / Rideouts
    Hi Guys! This is my first post as I'm having my 2001 AT delivered this thursday morning and I want to test her out! I propose a ride out to possibly the lakes and camp out Friday over night then spend all day saturday riding? This weekend being the 20th 21st and maybe 22nd I live in the...
  14. Honda nc700x vs suzuki dl650 vstrom

    Chatter
    You'll never get a more comprehensive write up than this.......Probably. :) :confused: Compare Honda motorcycles NC 700 X vs Suzuki DL650 V-Strom: Ready for the X? If only I could understand English. :confused: :hitler:
  15. The New 2012 V Strom 650 - Anyone ?

    Suzuki
    Anyone got any thoughts on the new 650 Vstrom fitted with the FI Gladius engine ? I never really liked the look of the old model - a bit kind of 1980's shoulder pad looking !!! or is that just me?? But I had a wee swatch at the new model sitting in the dealers in Ayr and I have to say I was...
  16. it's here :) oh hai wee strom!

    Suzuki
    oh hai dere 6th gear howdy doody, 70 mph UP a hill how you doing, heavier than dark matter! that's right....my weestrom is here :D it's simply amazing i love it lots i cant believe how cool it is. i'm still running it in. keeping it under 5k rpm and it's got a restricted (i has till...
  17. PannierAdvice - wee strom

    Mechanical Advice
    6 days away from getting the wee strom and i'm wondering about luggage... i didn't go for the GT...just went with the A-spec....so along with my mods in mind. i'm not sure about luggage. till now, all i've had is a pair of leather saddle bags (small and wont really go with the weestrom :( )...
  18. Wanted: V Strom clutch handlebar assembly

    Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    Any ideas on where I might find the handlebar clutch assembly for a Suzuki DL1000 V Strom K3? Master cylinder, lever, mount, mirror, handguard - the lot. Some little s*** nicked mine. Alternatively, any ideas on other bikes that have a suitable alternative would be gratefully received...
  19. Wanted: V Strom handlebar clutch assembly

    For Sale / Wanted
    I need to find a handlebar clutch assembly for my Suzuki DL1000 V Strom K3. Clutch master cylinder, mounting, lever, mirror, handguard all required. (Some little s*** nicked the lot overnight.) Anyone breaking a V Strom, know one being broken, or could suggest an alternative from a different...
  20. This 650 V Strom is just Superb

    Suzuki
    I have had my wee strom for nearly 1 year, what a truly superb bike. When i first had it i did not like the wind buffeting so a quick read of Adventure Rider came up with the American Madstad bracket cost about 60 pounds and i have used it with the standard screen, Perfect no buffeting and...
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