Changing the oil and filter on the 2014 – V-Strom DL1000 is pretty straightforward. All it takes is a 17mm socket wrench, an oil filter wrench, compliant oil, and a new filter. Overall shouldn’t take longer than an hour. Here are the steps to complete a successful oil and filter change as well as the requirements for the general inspection of the motorcycle.
The skiing at Anthony Lakes is some of the best that you’ll find anywhere in the Pacific Northwest. Its fantastic terrain, cold dry snow, and down home feel make it a very special place to visit combined with solitude and nearly limitless backcountry options, it will keep you coming back year after year.
Words and Sounds
Writing and Music from Points Unknown
Summary (TL:DR): Utilizing the factory threaded inserts on the V-Strom frame and some drilling on the top case mounting plate
Adventures with DAPHNE
Sprinter Van Conversion and #vanlife
We replaced the speakers in the front doors, added rear 6×9 speakers and a separately powered subwoofer. We kept the stock stereo (cost, practicality, stock look) but added a 300W amp to power the new speakers. The system sounds great and the install was fairly straightforward. It required removing the stock stereo (though not removing the entire front dashboard) to get at the speaker wiring and removing the door panels to replace the front door speakers. But overall the install process was pretty straightforward and only took about 4 to 6 hours (including a lot of fidgeting, thinking, and theorizing).