2016 Suzuki V-Strom DL1000 – First Oil Change, Filter Replacement, and Maintenance Guide

Steps for changing the oil and filter on the 2014 V-Strom DL1000. 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.

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Luggage Rack for the Kawasaki Ninja 250

Beth picked up a little Kawasaki Ninja 250. Since we wanted to do some touring this summer a luggage rack was necessary. The Ninja has some excellent little luggage hooks, and while these are good for hanging bungee netting from, there is only so much stuff you want to pack on the back seat. So a luggage rack needed to be fabricated.

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