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Reply To: Build your V-DStrom 1000 into a legit off road machine

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glitch_oz
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<cite> @Eddieb said:</cite>
Like this one

Exactly!
Apart from stripping 20k+kg out of it in excess fat, not much dirt-capability was gained.
The current built has addressed a few of the issues…like gaining 45mm of ground clearance by re-routing the front header pipe.
And sinking $1500 into suspension bits. Which is as far as one should idealistically take a DL…

…..after that it’s a waste of $$ and effort…and lotsa snake-oil. The old story of polishing a turd.
Had my stoushes with Mr. Hessler + Co through the German V-Strom forum :-))
Of course, he wants to SELLL!