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SW-Motech Protectors
Protecting the Rear Master Cylinder Reservoir and Exhaust Valve on the
2014 Suzuki V-Strom 1000 ABS

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by Rick K. for webBikeWorld.com

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Introduction

It's questionable whether or not you need a brake reservoir protector and exhaust valve guard on the 2014 Suzuki V-Strom 1000 ABS.

But one thing's for sure: they look cool!

And, since they're made by SW-Motech, the parts are super quality and come with easily understandable instructions.

Actually, the complex exhaust valve on the V-Strom could use some protection, because it wouldn't take much to rip the thing off its mount, even on a mildly off-road trail.

There's not much to say about these parts: they appear to be either laser or water jet cut and bent to size on a precision CNC press.

They're made from brushed aluminum and the brake reservoir cover comes with a single stainless steel Allen screw to replace the stock screw that holds the plastic reservoir on the bike.

The exhaust valve probably does need protecting and the SW-Motech guard bolts on using the existing stock screws. Installation is easy as pie and takes probably all of about 2 minutes.

Not much more to say, so here are a few pics:

SW-Motech Brake Cylinder Protectors
Here's a studio shot of the SW-Motech rear brake master cylinder reservoir protector for the V-Strom.
SW-Motech Exhaust Valve Guard
And here's the SW-Motech Suzuki exhaust valve guard.
Suzuki V-Strom 1000 ABS Exhaust Valve
This is a photo showing the complex and unprotected exhaust valve on the V-Strom.
SW-Motech Suzuki Exhaust Valve Protector
And here it is, protected with the SW-Motech guard.
Suzuki V-Strom 1000 ABS Rear Brake Master Cylinder Reservoir
Here's the unprotected rear brake cylinder reservoir.
SW-Motech Suzuki Rear Brake Cylinder Protector Close-up
Now protected with the SW-Motech guard.
SW-Motech Protectors on Suzuki V-Strom 1000 ABS
The V-Strom, now with both protected. The protector plate for the brake cylinder in the center is standard equipment.
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Conclusion

They look great and hopefully will do the job. Are they really necessary? Debatable... But what the heck -- dual-sport bikes are all about farkling, right?

The SW-Motech Rear Brake Reservoir Guard for the 2014 Suzuki V-Strom 1000 ABS costs $35.99. The SW-Motech Exhaust Valve Guard for the 2014 Suzuki V-Strom 1000 ABS costs $29.99. Buy 'em using these links and help support webBikeWorld!

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