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Old 10-09-2018, 12:52 PM   #46
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When cornering, do you move in the seat? You can gain a touch of ground clearance by moving your body to the turn-side portion of the seat.

Also, make sure you're riding on the balls of your feet, not with your heels hooked on the pegs, which will decrease the chance of scraping a toe.
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Old 10-09-2018, 02:05 PM   #47
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Try shifting your weight. Think MotoGp. It doesn't take much to keep the bike upright.
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Old 10-12-2018, 08:10 AM   #48
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Still have the long "feelers" on.


I don't have the bike, dropped it off this morning to get the valves adjusted(19,600mi),plugs, air filter. He is also guna fix the fork seals and install the race tech springs I got for my weight. Most likely guna replace front brake pads too due to so much fork oil on them(told him to just use his best judgement when he gets them off and gets a look at them). I think the total is $815 + break pads if I need them(I'm 90% sure I do, and the springs were $105).

Not cheap but I LOVE MY V-STROM!!! Edit: and I'm too lazy to do it myself.
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Old 10-12-2018, 09:51 AM   #49
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I'd strongly recommend having emulators installed rather than just springs, they make a BIG difference. Yes, it's $190 now, but it'll probably be double that if you do it later.
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Yep, I had fork springs installed on my DL650 and then 6 mos later had the Racetech valves installed. Sure wish I had done them at the same time.
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Old 11-08-2018, 12:18 PM   #51
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If anybody cares, bike was at 19,600 mi and all valves were within spec. Job ran $900 check valves + rebuild forks with my springs + break pads front (were soaked W fork oil) spark plugs, air filter, did front brake disk.

Dropped the bike off the day before I left on vacation and picked it up the day after I got home. So never really without bike.




Can't ride though, entire neighboring town of Paradise being evacuated for fire, highway 99 closed and not sure if people are coming to stay at my place??

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Old 03-26-2019, 06:31 AM   #52
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Well I have been riding with the new springs, glad I changed them. Definitely noticeable.

Won an auction today on ebay. SWMotech top box used but never even mounted condition(a little under 300 bucks shipped with mounting hardware). Bike is getting really close to what I really want. Just need a center stand and highway pegs and I basically have everything I want.

Man those aluminium boxes are expensive!!!

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If anybody cares, bike was at 19,600 mi and all valves were within spec. Job ran $900 check valves + rebuild forks with my springs + break pads front (were soaked W fork oil) spark plugs, air filter, did front brake disk.

Dropped the bike off the day before I left on vacation and picked it up the day after I got home. So never really without bike.




Can't ride though, entire neighboring town of Paradise being evacuated for fire, highway 99 closed and not sure if people are coming to stay at my place??
I consider that price about 2-3 times what it should be.
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Most shops quote 4-600 for a Vstrom valve check. A couple of hours for the rest of the stuff+ parts. Not too bad.
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I consider that price about 2-3 times what it should be.
Even including the fork labor and front brake rotor?
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I consider that price about 2-3 times what it should be.
Dropped the bike off in one piece. So dissembled bike(tank and such), changed air filter, changed plugs, checked valves, resemble bike. New fork seals and oil, new front brake pads, did disk surface and put everything back together using springs I dropped off with bike. Can't imaging getting all that labor and parts for $300-450.
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Dropped the bike off in one piece. So dissembled bike(tank and such), changed air filter, changed plugs, checked valves, resemble bike. New fork seals and oil, new front brake pads, did disk surface and put everything back together using springs I dropped off with bike. Can't imaging getting all that labor and parts for $300-450.
Takes about an hour total to check valves, do plugs, and change air filter. Adjusting them adds 3 hours or so to the cost.
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I disagree. I'm pretty damn mechanically inclined and have checked the valves on my Vstrom 4X. No way can I do it in an hour. It's more like 3 hours and that doesn't count talking to a customer, writing up an invoice, ordering parts, moving the bike around the shop, billing the customer and running the credit card.......Overhead is overhead.
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Old 03-29-2019, 06:06 PM   #59
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Put an Oxford dual usb charger on the bike today. Crappy product, buy a different brand. The wiring it comes with is about a foot too short to run from the bars to the battery. But my big gripe is it has a little blue light that runs 24/7. So if like me you aren't using a bike all the time you have a light on all the time draining your battery.

I guess if you don't mind having to splice wires and pull a fuse under the seat when not in use it does work. But I wouldn't recommend it.
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The price isn't bad. The job takes a while and I've already done it twice on my wee.
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