Here is my Suzuki V-Strom DL1000

for the city, the country, and every road in between.

The V-Strom 1000 is dedicated to the simple concept that every road should be open for adventure. With its one-of-a-kind combination of features, the V-Strom is engineered to perform with style and comfort across town - or help you enjoy the excitement of a tight, twisty two-lane country road. With its outstanding overall performance and versatility, the V-Strom is the perfect choice for the sport-adventure rider.

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Wherever you ride, you'll appreciate the V-Strom's 90-degree V-twin engine, providing incredible low-end and mid-range torque for thrilling acceleration. Its rigid chassis and advanced suspension combine for outstanding handling on a variety of roads.

At the same time, it's designed for smooth, comfortable highway cruising, so every weekend you'll be looking for a new adventure.

With the 2007 Suzuki V-Strom 1000, the excitement is just beginning.

Here is a list of the Farkles I have added to my Vee: Item Details  
No more wimpy skid plates! An Adventure MotoStuff Original Constructed of 3/16mm-thick aluminum for protection of your engine, exhaust and oil cooler. Wraps around the engine block to provide both bottom and side protection. Designed to attach to Givi, Hepco Becker or SW-Motech/Suzuki crash bars. Our engine protector is also compatible with the Suzuki, SW-Motech and Hepco Becker centerstands. These skid plates are available in unfinished with natural welds and powder coated satin black. $250.00
Touratech Enduros w. 22 mm handlebars. Distance between hole centres 35 mm, handlebars rise by 30 mm - German TÜV Type Approval $40.00
Touratech mudguard combines good design, which will enhance the looks of your bike, with improved usability. It offers maximum front wheel clearance to prevent mud and dirt from blocking the wheel. $161.00

The 4th Generation of the Easi Series, the Easi-PLUS is the perfect bike communication solution. Whether for a rider or rider and passenger, the Easi-PLUS can fulfill all your needs for music, audio (GPS/Radar detector) and cellular phone. Standard Easi-PLUS features: side tones, duplex intercom, CD quality (25Hz-22kHz) music to both speakers, three (3) expandable inputs sockets, independent master volume controls, w/ in-ear speaker option.

HippoHands. The exterior of the "muffs" is made out of heavy weight polyurethane-coated Cordura-like black nylon material, for water repellency. The interior consists of heavy weight black polyester arctic fleece for warmth, plus a plastic stiffener used in between the two layers, to help the muffs retain their shape, and allow for rapid insertion of the arm while riding the bike. With this combination of materials, I have achieved a fairly high degree of water repellency, wind protection, and decent appearance. $70.00
Large size Shelf fits ’04 & newer DL-650 and DL-1000 Suzuki V-Strom. Mounts easily with no interference with any windshield. $35.00
The KB Forbrace for the VStrom is on the market! Kevin Baker designed this brace for his own DL 650, and carried the design to the DL1000 as well. Standard high quality Billet Aluminum cross members and clamps, stainless steel hardware. Easy 15 minute install. Brace slips in, bolts on, you don?t remove anything! $135.00
Black powder coated anti-vibration footpegs. The pegs have a locking set screw that allows you to adjust the pegs to the desired angle. $60.00
Installs in minutes by clamping onto existing 7/8" (22mm) diameter handlebar. Perfect for mounting GPS, radar detector, coffee mug, flux capacitor, etc. Crossbar size: 0.5" (12.4mm) diameter x 10-3/4" (273mm) long. Available in powdercoated silver (s) or black (b). $20.00
Universal Vista Cruise Control. The most popular ‘universal fit’ model. Accurate, no–slop friction ring setup. Fits most Honda, Yamaha, Suzuki, Kawasaki and Moto Guzzi. For standard 7/8"or 1" handlebars. $35.00
Hyper Lites pulsing brake light universal kit - two modules w/ 8 LEDs each $60.00
Four million cabbies can't be wrong! They've found an inexpensive way to instantly up your comfort quotient. These well-made, Wooden Bead Seat Covers not only promote air flow, the gentle massage action of the beads increases circulation by removing concentrated pressure points. Attaches with four bungees that, depending on the size of your seat, can either be hooked to the edge of your saddle or attached to one another under your seat pan. The Wooden Bead Seat Cover measures 11.5 by 9 inches $25.00

RAM Mount Universal PDA Mount.

MATERIAL: Powder Coated Marine Grade Aluminum BALL

SIZE: 1 Inch Rubber Ball

COLOR: Black Powder Coat

WEIGHT: 0.63 lbs

RAM Camera Mounts hold video and still cameras securely. The adjustable ball-and-socket system, not only lets you put your camera RIGHT where you want it, but allows for ease of adjustment and better coverage. The patented rubber ball and socket design will help to protect the electronics by dampening shock and vibration. Mounting systems offer a 1/4-20 male stud for easy attachment to all standard cameras. Solutions provided for flat surfaces, handlebars, glass and also compound bows. $30.00
Attched to a RAM mount , the OtterBox 1900 is waterproof, dustproof, sandproof, drop-proof and it fits about 99% of all PDAs on the market! The OtterBox 1900 Series PDA Case is the smallest, most versatile, most rugged and expandable PDA case on the market. The 1900 offers a universal fit for smaller (and newer) form-factor PDA units. $99.00

Continental Twinduro TKC 80

Front TKC 80 110/80BQ x 19
$112.95 (plus Tax Free Shipping)

Rear TKC 80 150/70BQ-17
$151.95 (plus Tax Free Shipping)

Internationally tested rally tyre High levels of grip when used on or off-road High cornering stability on soft terrain, with very good self-cleaning properties Long service life

Genuine Suzuki Accessories Tank Cover. Custom-fit carbon look vinyl Tank Cover features a soft backing to help protect your tanks finish. Part #: 99950-64048 $33.00
Heavy-duty center stand is easy to install and easy to use. Makes chain and tire maintenance a breeze. Part #: 42100-06851 $180.00
+ $50.00
PLX528 - Tubular side-case holder Tubular side-case holder for Monokey Side V35. $188.00


Easy to detach—Sidecases can be locked, unlocked and removed from mounting plate with only one key! Aerodynamically designed of heavy-duty ABS black plastic Big enough to hold one full-face helmet Built-in backrest pad Mounts to almost any luggage rack Strong metal mounting plate. Wide center band doubles as an easy-grip handle. Includes cargo retention strap. Dimensions: 22-1/2"W x 16-1/2"L x 11"H or 40 liters of luggage capacity.

Top Plate for mounting TopCase Trunk. Imitation GIVI Monokey case style. N/A
Easy to detach—trunk can be locked, unlocked and removed from mounting plate with only one key! Aerodynamically designed of heavy-duty ABS black plastic Big enough to hold one full-face helmet Built-in backrest pad Mounts to almost any luggage rack Strong metal mounting plate. Wide center band doubles as an easy-grip handle. Includes cargo retention strap. Dimensions: 22-1/2"W x 16-1/2"L x 11"H or 40 liters of luggage capacity. Mounting plate dimensions: 12"W x 9"L x 1"H. $48.00


Givi E73 Inner Nylon Bag. E73 Removable inner nylon bag for Monokey cases. Fits all cases 35 liters and larger. This new removable internal soft bag for Monokey and Monolock cases now has a new look. It is grey with a silver logo and finished with a carbon look making it more elegant. As always it's very useful, since it can easily be removed and allows you to take your luggage with you, thus avoiding the detaching of the case from the bike. (E36, E41, E45, E360, E460, E50, E52)

  • Wind/water resistant Rock Tex 680 construction
  • Magnetic mount system
  • Belt buckle guard
  • Cell phone zipper pocket
  • Removable shoulder strap
  • Hidden rain cover
  • Reflective piping
  • 13"L X 7.5"W X 4.5H
GIVI Engine Case Guards $125.00
GIVI Windshield. 18 cm higher than the original stock wind-screen. $120.00
MadStad adjustable system lets you: Change windshield height and angle in seconds. Control the airflow to reduce or eliminate turbulence, buffeting and wind noise. Make changes without tools, without getting off your bike. No two riders are the same, so why should everyone be stuck with the same windshield position and turbulence? Thousands of MadStad brackets have been sold worldwide, and thousands of bikers are enjoying a much smoother, more comfortable ride. Adjustable brackets for different makes and models are in development so please check back again periodically, or send us a request for your bike. $90.00
Symtec Motorcycle Heated Grip Kit • Complete motorcycle hand warmer kit with HI/LO heater SYMTEC M/C HND WARMERS Item: 179528 $40.00


Ideal for the area that needs an extra 12v power outlet. Push-on blade terminals with polarity marks. Metal parts are all non-corrosive; black plastic housing. Tight-sealing flap cover is flexible and UV-stabilized.

XENON XB ; BOOSTED BLUE BULBS Replaced my standard H4 P43T bulb for increased visibility while reducing glare to oncoming traffic. Plus the blue matches the bike :-) $70.00
Wheel Stripes, curved to match the curvature of the wheel· Each side of a wheel is made of 4 separate pieces for easy installation. · Stripes are approximately 0.25 inch wide (6mm) · Made from 6 year outdoor durability, 2.5 mil vinyl. $13.00
Items on the "To Buy" List:
Item Details  
Gear Indicator Pro w/ATRE
* Auto brightness control: the sensitivity can be even fine tuned * * In TRE mode the bike's top speed limiter is disabled and throttle response is better in 1st through 4th gear * Auto Learn function: Unit is pre-programmed to suit most Suzuki bikes. However, if needed, the unit Learns the gear positions automatically. Robust design: waterproof housing.


V-Strom Specs
Engine: 996cc, four-stroke, liquid cooled, 90 degree V-twin, DOHC, 8-valves, TSCC
Bore Stroke: 98.0 x 66.0mm
Compression Ratio: 11.3:1
Fuel System: Fuel Injection
Lubrication: Wet sump
Ignition: Digital/Transistorized
Transmission: 6-speed
Final Drive: #525 chain
Overall Length: 2295mm (90.4 in.)
Overall Width: 910mm (35.8 in.)
Overall Height: 1395mm (54.9 in.)
Seat Height: 840mm (33.1 in.)
Ground Clearance: 165mm (6.5 in.)
Wheelbase: 1535mm (60.4 in.)
Dry Weight: 208kg (458 lbs.); 210 kg (462 lbs.) CA. model
Suspension Front: Telescopic, cartridge-type, oil damped, adjustable preload
Suspension Rear: Link-type, adjustable spring preload and rebound damping
Brakes Front: Dual hydraulic disc
Brakes Rear: Single hydraulic disc
Tires Front: 110/80R-19
Tires Rear: 150/70R-17
Fuel Tank Capacity: 22 liter (5.8 gal.)
Color: Black, Blue

  new headlight, windshield, and fender

Engine Features Liquid-cooled, 996cc, 90 degree V-twin, DOHC 8-valve, engine - tuned for strong low & mid-range torque Electronic fuel injection features the Suzuki Dual Throttle Valve System (SDTV) - maintains optimum air velocity in the intake tract for smooth low-to-mid rpm throttle response and improved engine torque Auto Fast Idling System (AFIS), automatically sets throttle valve opening during cold engine starts by monitoring coolant temperature Digital ignition system provides optimum ignition timing with separate maps for each cylinder Lightweight shim-under-bucket valve system operates 36mm intake and 33mm exhaust valves, plus valve timing with emphasis on low-rpm power SCEM (Suzuki Composite Electro-chemical Material) plated cylinders minimize cylinder size and improve heat dissipation Wide-ratio 6-speed transmission with 6th gear over-drive and wide-diameter hydraulic clutch for a light pull at the clutch lever High-efficiency liquid cooling system for optimum engine operating temperature - includes compact oil cooler Lightweight magnesium valve covers, ignition cover, and sound-deadening plastic outer clutch cover High-mounted stainless steel exhaust system with aluminum mufflers tuned to enhance engine torque output PAIR - air injection system reduces CO and HC emissions - California model equipped with catalyst in exhaust to further reduce emissions Chassis Features Black-painted frame and swingarm for stylish appearance Sport-styled front fairing for wind protection, plus large comfortable seat, engine guard, and hand guards - fairing includes large multi-reflector 60/55W headlights Height-adjustable windshield for increased wind protection and comfort - can be adjusted to three positions in a 50mm vertical range Easy-to-read instruments with large speedometer and tach dials, plus LCD display for fuel level, engine temperature, odometer, tripmeters and clock Standard hand guards designed for maximum wind protection Engine undercover shaped for ample ground clearance and sleek appearance Large rear luggage rack with rubber-padded platform to help keep bags and luggage in place Aluminum twin-spar frame and aluminum swingarm are lightweight, compact and rigid - bolt-on sub-frame simplifies maintenance Cartridge-style 43mm front fork with adjustable preload provides 6.3 inches of wheel travel for a comfortable ride Link-type rear suspension features a piggyback-style shock absorber with adjustable rebound damping and a knob-operated hydraulic preload adjuster - 6.3 inches of wheel travel Dual front disc brakes with large 310mm rotors and twin-piston calipers, plus single-disc rear brake with 260mm rotor and single-piston caliper Lightweight cast aluminum wheels - F: 2.50 x 19 with 110/80R-19 radial tire, R: 4.0 x 17 with 150/70R-17 rear tire Large 5.8 gallon fuel tank for long-range operation