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California Scientific

California Scientific
1000 SW Powell Ct
Oak Grove, MO 64075

Suzuki V-Strom DL1000 / DL650 Info and Accessories

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skid plate
Mo-tech Skid Plate,
$200, $230 in black from California Sport Touring. Mo-Tech crash bars required.

crashbar and skid plate
Crash bar / skid plate $250 for DL1000 or DL650 from Pat Walsh Designs

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.

Center stand

center stand
Mo-tech center stand,
$134 from California Sport Touring

center stand
Suzuki center stand,
$143 from
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").

dogbone linkdogbone link
Seth LaForge replacement dog-bone links.Allows you to raise or lower the rear end of your bike 5/8" or 7/8". $50 delivered.

Koubalink lowering links. 1 1/8". $75

Kevin Baker lowering links. 3/4". $42

Adjustable dogbone link
Adjustment Tech adjustable dog-bone links. Allows you to raise or lower the rear end of your bike up to 3". $240 delivered.

Ohlins shock absorber
Öhlins shock absorber. #SU 201, Type 46PRCS, Length 345mm, Stroke 75.5mm.Fully adjustable compression, rebound and hydraulic pre-load adjuster.

$955 from Motorcycle Pro Shop

checkmarkWorks Performance shock absorber
Works Performance shock absorber. Fully adjustable, optional remote hydraulic pre-load adjustment.
$500 to $980 from Works Performance

Hyperpro shock absorberHyperpro shock absorber
Hyperpro shock absorber.Standard shock is rebound adjustable. Reservoir shock has high and low speed compression damping adjustment and rebound adjustment.Both have optional remote hydraulic pre-load adjustment.
SU10-007R $500 / SU10-107R $750 from Hyperpro

Touratech fork springs
Touratech fork springs. #040-0463
$112 from Touratech

Öhlins fork springs. #08688-90, Length 448mm.
$??? from motorcycle Pro Shop

Hyperpro springs. Forks: SP-SU10-SSA004, $160. Shock: SP-SU10-SSB004, $110.Both: SP-SU10-SSC004, $249.95 from HyperPro

Racetech fork springs. FRSP S373210, available .85, .90, .95, 1.0kg. Stock is .76kg.
$110 from Racetech


fenda extenda
Fenda Extenda helps protect your engine, oil cooler. About $30.

Brake Pads

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.

Brakes for V-Strom
ManufacturerFront Left Front Right Rear Comments
OEM 59102-33830 59302-33820 69100-06820
Dunlop SDP323HH+ SDP322HH+ DP115 sintered
Dunlop DP322 DP323 DP115 non-sintered
EBC FA231HH FA229HH FA174HH sintered
EBC FA231 FA229 FA174 non-sintered
Ferodo FDB2048 FDB2049 FDB531
Lucas MCB681 MCB681 MCB634 LF for low friction, SV for sintered, SRQ for high friction
SBS 704 705 614
Vesrah VD352 VD435 VD147

EBC Sintered Brake pads FA261HHCalSportBike $27 / set, three sets required.

Ferodo Brake pads platinum #FBD 2098 $32.50 / set, three sets required; or sintered #FBD 2098ST$41.95 / set. Rev limiter racing 831-336-3306

SBS Brake pads SBS 735HF front (two sets), SBS 736LF rear; or sintered SBS 735HS front (two sets), SBS 736LS rear. Accessory Warehouse, no price yet.

Spiegler brake lines Spiegler brake lines
Braided Steel Brake Lines
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.

Spec 2 $90 front, $40 rear.
Spiegler $110 front, $60 rear.

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