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Old 04-21-2013, 01:16 PM   #1
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Finally (Almost) Done!

Ever since I got my V-Strom 1000 last summer I've wanted to make changes. It's a great all around bike, but in its stock form it doesn't do anything particularly well. I've spent months researching modifications that other Vee owners have made, and about three months ago I finally committed to making some of those changes myself. There are still a few minor changes I want to make but those can wait awhile.

The basics:

2007 Suzuki DL1000, purchased used in May 2012. Came with Givi engine guards, Givi side cases, adjustable windscreen, grip heaters and a center stand. It also had two train horns installed, as well as a two battery tender connections, one of which is used to power a 3-cigarette lighter outlet contained in the tank bag.

The day I picked it up:

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In a nutshell, I turned it into a Triumph Tiger with a Suzuki motor.

The changes:

Paint, body work and 0.05-over springs by H.O.P. Designs.

RaceTech revalve and suspension adjustment by Motorcycles Unlimited.

17 front wheel conversion. Wheel is off an 03 GSXR600. All necessary machine work on axle and spacers done by Brandon Socias.

Rear wheel widened to accept a 180/55 instead of the stock 150/70 pizza cutter. Widening done by Sandy Kosman (SKWheel) in California.

Powder coating by ScooterTrash.

Stock front brake calipers replaced with Nissin 4-piston calipers from a CBR600RR. Adapter brackets purchased from www.svracingparts.com. EBC HH-Sintered pads installed.

ProTaper Carmichael bars with 1 risers.

Bar end mirrors.

-2 front sprocket with Speedo DRD to compensate for gear change and difference in rear tire size.

Michelin Pilot Power 3s front and rear.

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V4 zpsa88f7c5d

V3 zps1e4760b8

V2 zpsda73ee24

V5 zpsbc0370c8
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Old 04-21-2013, 03:27 PM   #2
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Old 04-21-2013, 04:30 PM   #3
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Bro, That looks like a totally different bike! They did a great job widening that rim, the weld looks good and I like that color. Great Job on the conversion!
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Bro, That looks like a totally different bike! They did a great job widening that rim, the weld looks good and I like that color. Great Job on the conversion!
Sandy did an awesome job on that weld. The wheel only needed 0.75 oz. of weight for balancing after the tire was put on. I really wish I'd thought to have the rim spun with no tire to see how far off it was. Couldn't have been much.
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