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