How To Upgrade A Suzuki V-Strom 650 — Part Two RideApart

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Suzuki DL 650

How To Upgrade A Suzuki V-Strom 650 – Two

So you’ve got the most versatile in the world. But, you can make it right? In part one. we service and crash-worthiness. Now, we comfort and weather protection.

is how to upgrade a Suzuki V-Strom part two.

It’s a while, but we’ve been plugging away at our DL650 project, bolting up bits and as the miles have worn on 10,000 so far). Compared to the part of this series, we installed all the key things that really was missing, this around we’re focusing on the that really matters the miles begin to add up: the cockpit.

and topics such as wind and seating triangles are often boring modifications performed by riders looking to save weary limbs from and in any case, such mods nearly as … as a new exhaust, or fancy suspension. The simple is that dialing your in for you will make every more enjoyable, and often can add a of control that might be from the stock setup.

SW-Motech pegs are considerably increasing both purchase and

Before we could do any damage to the we first called the folks at Throttle. Purveyors of many adventurey and toury, they their own fully kitted-out DL project bike at trade across the country. If you decided to buy a model DL650 instead of the model, you’d have burning a hole in your Let’s see how far that money can this bike.

Because is no fun.

First up was sorting out the points. Suzuki actually did a good job on the ergonomics straight the factory. The original seat is and the stock handlebar is a good and bend, but the bars could be a bit for taller riders standing on the Instead, we decided to focus on the they’re in a good position, but are a bit and slippery for dirt running.

SW Motech makes a wonderful on- and off-road footpeg set that the bill nicely. For a slightly price of $147.99, you get chunky, spiked pegs ready for mud and dirt boots. As with the found on some of the up-market bikes, a rubber insert standard that converts the metal cleat into a comfortable, vibration-absorbing street

And the icing on the cake is a choice of two positions, stock, and a 15mm-lower by simply swapping bolt-holes. clearance isn’t fantastic on the so we kept the pegs at the higher position. (For the record, the new SW pegs handle dragging on the with minimal wear—these are tough.)

A variable geometry allows you to dial in fit for specific conditions, passenger, and more.

Next up was getting the wind sorted for the touring side of the formula. Again, Suzuki did a job with the updated 2012 screen. The prior model was good for testing your headache tolerance, with a and buffeting windblast, but the stock is at least 50% better.

Of course, the end is more wind and weather for minimal noise, so we tried a bit different than simply up a new screen. The MRA X-Creen ($212.99) is a spoiler that bolts up to existing windscreen.

Essentially adjustable, the X-Creen allows you to the exact balance between wind protection and noise by both angle and effective The results are dramatic, giving the DL a quieter airflow that the wind blast over our test riders. And thanks to the of adjustment, it’s easy to for a passenger as well, as most riding positions can create turbulence with the addition of body in the saddle.

The coolest thing about the is how truly universal it is, being to bolt to most any style of screen, at least within basic dimensions. We’d recommend bolting this up to a of machines, and it’s definitely one of products on the market right

Humble handguards keep the off your hands and protect levers from impacts.

Suzuki DL 650
Suzuki DL 650

the new windscreen is a set of Suzuki’s own accessory ($59.95). The OEM parts were a bit to bolt up, but provide total protection. If proper impact is needed, stepping up to a full enduro guard might be a idea. Twisted Throttle sent along a set of SW Motech Wideners ($70.99) to try out as well the installation.

While nicely we weren’t very fond of They do their job just but they look goofy, under the blocky OEM Suzuki A lower-profile mirror design as the stock mirrors from the might work out better,

Finally, with the extra afforded by the screen, we opted to add navigation to our V-Strom. More we added a clever SW Motech Release GPS mount ($77.99) allowed us to mount our iPhone in the just above the stock Thanks the to magic of Google for iPhone, we have turn-by-turn as well as having our phone and player up front and center for helmet connectivity.

Budget GPS Add an iPhone mount.

As the bike now, it’s ready for a bit of abuse and is also more capable of traveling across states to get there. All you have to do is what type of riding you to do and mount tires to match.

In the round, we spent $607.48, and round of mods adds $639.95, for a running total of We’re still well the $1500 budget and the bike is much ready to do most with the addition of some luggage. A set of hard cases blow the budget, but not by much.

Still, we’re thinking our stop might be new brakes…stay

What do you vote for when it to upgrading the brakes?


Buy Your Own: 2013 V-Strom 650

Suzuki DL 650
Suzuki DL 650
Suzuki DL 650
Suzuki DL 650
Suzuki DL 650

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