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Old 06-06-2006, 11:36 AM   #1
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Default Re: Suzuki DL1000 V-Strom Hard Luggage Choices

you might check out www.aerostitch.com they have at least one of just about everything.
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Old 06-06-2006, 11:59 AM   #2
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Luis Vitton makes a nice set (you can even get a little doggy carrier) and Prada is always fashionable.
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Old 06-06-2006, 12:21 PM   #3
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I'm a 650 Stroomtrooper and love it. While my hard luggage options are more limited (I just use soft luggage - a PacSafe tailbag and Marsee tankbag), you have a ton more option. Check out the following sites for products the DL1000:



http://www.amotostuff.com/Merchant2/...1000_lugg age



http://www.twistedthrottle.com/trade/productlist/108/



http://www.pac-safe.com/



You'll also find more strom-specific info here:



http://www.stromtrooper.com/gear.htm

http://www.advrider.com/
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Old 06-06-2006, 12:42 PM   #4
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Go with Givi:



We have a 3-case Givi setup on my GF's WeeStrom and it rocks, a V46 46L topcase (with a blue lid to match the bike) and two used, scuffed, but very solid E360 40L side cases. Thats about .8 'wings worth of storage capacity!



We've been quite happy buying the mounting hardware from TwistedThrottle.com



We use the Givi tubular sidecase mount and the Givi topplate on the factory luggage rack.



Look on your local Craigslist for a week to try and buy the bags used...



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Old 06-06-2006, 12:47 PM   #5
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Default Re: Suzuki DL1000 V-Strom Hard Luggage Choices

You are asking us????



Seriously, point thy browser at http://vstrom.info/

....all you need to know is there.



Have fun!
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Old 06-06-2006, 01:26 PM   #6
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Default Re: Suzuki DL1000 V-Strom Hard Luggage Choices

You might want to give these a look, I've got a set of them mounted on my '98 1100gs and love 'em. They've supported the bike's considerable weight a couple of times when I've dropped it and shrugged it off without a scratch. Only problem is they're not cheap.



http://www.jesseluggage.com/odyssey.html
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Old 06-06-2006, 04:32 PM   #7
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I'm about 5'6" too and put a set of Norm Kouba's drop links in the rear suspension of my DL1000K5 then raised the fork tubes 4/5 inch to compensate. Great handling with the lowered suspension and it's nice being able to reach the ground again.
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Old 06-06-2006, 05:58 PM   #8
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I have a Givi trunk, and both the trunk and the mounting and very well designed and well made.



The same key unlocks the bag and releases it from the mount. You have the option of riding with or without the luggage.
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Old 06-06-2006, 07:05 PM   #9
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Go with GIVI hard luggage. You get what you pay for.
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Old 06-06-2006, 07:17 PM   #10
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http://www.eurotechmotorsports.com/f...ll&q_brand=all



I really like the above Hepco&Becker luggage from Germany. A good place to order it is Eurotechmotorsports. I have it on all my bikes. I like it better than Givi...it seems to be slightly higher quality, however, it's slightly more expensive also. Hepco makes mounts for virtually everything. They'll have mounts for both V-Stroms.



There are certain advantages, for example, the lockable latches are operable without the key. It's more like BMW luggage, but perhaps better quality.



I like the Hepco luggage also because it's not a clamshell setup...There's a side lid...makes it easier to pack. I'm impressed at how waterproof they are, even when overpacked.



It's tough...I use mine under the swingarm to prop up the bike when I lube the chain.
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