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Old 06-06-2006, 07:59 PM   #11
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Default Re: Suzuki DL1000 V-Strom Hard Luggage Choices

Givis. You can buy their small cases for commuting (around $150 a pair) and a set of their larger cases for touring. Muy versatile.
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Old 06-06-2006, 09:07 PM   #12
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Try these guys. They are great to deal with.



http://www.happy-trail.com/category....d=21&openid=21
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Old 06-06-2006, 09:57 PM   #13
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+1 for the Jesse Odyssey bags. Had them on my last BMW R1150GS. Absolutely brilliant. You can also get well-made liner/carry bags made just for the Jesse's from Helen Two-Wheels. (Sorry, I don't have the site anymore.) The Jesse's are American made, shipping/availability isn't as bad as the German bags often are, and their customer service is legendarily good. But, yes, pricey is the word.
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Old 06-07-2006, 02:37 AM   #14
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Check out Wolfman; they offer all kinda bags for adventure touring. Also, moto-sportpanniers.com has some very good stuff. Look at a few KLR650 pages and you'll get all kinda ideas as to what is available and what you should be taking along.



I was just about set to buy a Uly when a buddy at a bike shop asked me if I'd like to take a DL650 for a spin. OMG! What a fine piece of work! Ugly-assed gauges though. Yup, a shop owner ASKED me if I'd like to go for a ride. And the 650 only puts a very small dent in the budget.
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Old 06-07-2006, 03:15 AM   #15
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Please note that Wolfman stuff is soft luggage but it is so good you really need to look at it. Trust me on this one. All right, get the hard luggage but at least get the Wolfman tank bag.
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Old 06-07-2006, 03:29 AM   #16
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http://motorcycleinfo.calsci.com/VStrom.html not much on bags, but a lot of v info.
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Old 06-07-2006, 04:25 AM   #17
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Default You want HARD luggage...

On a WeeStrom or VStrom, with the high pipe, you want hard luggage.



Yeah, isn't the WeeStrom a great ride? Probably the best all-rounder available today. All the engine you ever need, light easy handling, all day comfort, etc etc etc...



I just need to get a set of Pilot Roads for my GF's and take it to the track.

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Old 06-07-2006, 05:32 AM   #18
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Default Re: Suzuki DL1000 V-Strom Hard Luggage Choices

As far as luggage goes, if looks are important get the stock bags or the Givis (basically the same thing, although GIVI has a lot of size options and configurations). If durability is important get an aluminum set from Happy Trails and the like.

Definitely upgrade that skid plate, SW Motech has an excellent one. Crash bars are another good consideration. Sonic springs seem to be a huge improvement to the Strom.

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Old 06-07-2006, 05:43 AM   #19
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Up, I was stunned just how good the Wee is. The guy also volunteered the V for a ride and I told him I didn't need to. And, I used soft bags on my KLR with decent results but you do have to shield the bags from the up pipe. Nylon turns to soup and then gets hard or burns.
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Old 06-07-2006, 08:43 AM   #20
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Thank you all for the much needed info!!
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