$200, $230 in black from California Sport Touring. Mo-Tech crash bars required.
Alternatives: the nose fairing from a SV650 will bolt right on. With very minor work, you can make the crash bar and skid plate from an XRL650 bolt on.
$134 from California Sport Touring
$143 from Cycle-Parts.com
There's a center stand for the 1000, and a different part for the 650. Neither is reputed to be of very high quality. Caveat Emptor.
You can improve the steering and stability of your DL1000 by raising the fork tubes in the triple-clamps. A good amount to raise them is 15mm (.6"). You can raise them up to 22mm (.85").
$500 to $980 from Works Performance
SU10-007R $500 / SU10-107R $750 from Hyperpro
$112 from Touratech
$??? from motorcycle Pro Shop
$110 from Racetech
The V-Strom uses the same front brake pads as the Kawasaki ZR-750, GPZ-1100, VN1500 Nomad, and the Suzuki 600 Bandit, 600 Katana, SV650, 750 Katana.
The rear brake pad is the same as the Buell Blast, XB9, and the Triumph Daytona 955i, TT600, Daytona 600.
|Manufacturer||Front Left||Front Right||Rear||Comments|
|Lucas||MCB681||MCB681||MCB634||LF for low friction, SV for sintered, SRQ for high friction|
Braided steel brake lines are popular with many people. The braided steel is there only for protection from heat and impact - it adds nothing to the braking performance. However, the hydraulic lines inside the braided steel are of significantly higher quality than the factory parts, and typically offer significantly better braking feel.
Braided steel is flexible, which means it can expand and contract a bit. If it weren't, you would not be able to route the lines. The braid on your lines is a lot like the chinese finger traps you had when you were a kid - the steel can actually expand a fair amount.