With the miles ahead of me (and a day with nothing planned), I updated my bike to a five-stripes theme. I think an Atlanta United decal on each of the panniers will round it out.
I bought the Motech Center Stand for V’Strom DL1000 as an impulse purchase. The fitment is perfect and generally easy to install (even though there are cautions for DIYers), The only challenging step was the installation of the springs (a … Read More
I leave for family vacation next week. This is my last week to get the bike ready for the road. The new tires are installed and seem to ride fine. Some reviews indicated that the Tractionator GPS tires are noisy … Read More
In spite of a few minor setbacks, the bike is home and ready for final assembly. The electrical connection for the heated jacket was much simpler than anticipated. The Rotopax gas tank is proving more difficult to mount. I don’t … Read More
With my last week of work completed, I’ll now be able to focus more on trip preparation. The V-Strom Engine Control Module (ECM) has been replaced. The 11,000 mile maintenance is complete, with the exception of a new air filter. … Read More
The new tires are ordered (decided on Motoz Tractionators). The bike is in the shop for 11,000 mile maintenance and ECM replacement (Suzuki recall). New fluids all around, thorough chain and engine inspection. I will add electrical connection for heated … Read More