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I'm the de facto editor and content manager of this site.

I live in San Francisco, CA and commute regularly around the Bay Area.
I ride a 2016 DSR and have owned a 2013 DS for four years, and have logged about 85,000 miles on the V-Strom 650.
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My very stale but competent personal domain
  • Motorcycle touring and dirt, gravel, and offroad riding.
  • I do not own a car.
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2020 DSR

  • Power Tank.
  • Top rack, Givi Monokey E251 universal plate, Givi Maxia 3 case (huge! 55L)
  • Happy Trails side racks.
  • Madstad windscreen at lowest height and lowest angle.
  • MRA XScreen spoiler atop Madstad to clear the air over the rider's helmet.
  • 12V accessory plug.
  • OBDII plug with splitter, custom onboard CAN-logging module.
  • Controller-attached charging cable with Anderson SBS75X connector.

2016 DSR


41,000 mi
Bike Consumables Log
Odometer (mi) Event
13000 Rear Tire replaced (Metzler Tourance Next) and Rear Brake Pads
19000 Front Tire replaced (Metzler Tourance Next) and Front Brake Pads.
26000 DC-DC converter replaced; road grime noted on connector after a wet season of riding.
27000 Onboard charger failed; replaced with DigiNow v2.5 using CAN connector communications and 2 J-plugs.
30000 Belt snapped on pothole; replaced.
31300 Rear Tire replaced (Metzler Tourance Next).
  • Top rack, Givi Monokey E251 universal plate, Givi Maxia 3 case (huge! 55L)
  • Happy Trails side racks.
  • Hollywood Electrics fairing with sport touring windscreen.
  • DigiNow Supercharger V2.5 units in the belly pan, replacing the onboard charger. 2 J-plugs.
  • RiderScan convex blindspot rear-view mirror.
  • Triumph Street Triple bar end mirrors.
  • TechMount adjustable phone grip.
  • 12V accessory plug.
  • SAE-connected accessory plug with 2 USB ports.
  • LED headlamp.
    • DigiNow Supercharger V1, with two extra V2 units.
    • Airtech DBL2 dustbin fairing with custom mount based on the drop bars.
    • CalSci windscreen with custom MRA mounting.

2013 DS


  • White plastics
  • Top plate, top case (larger Givi Monolock than OEM)
  • Side rack, side cases (OEM Givi E-21's).
  • Parabellum windscreen (for BMW R1150R) with custom MRA mounting and MRA spoiler extension.
  • OEM Flyscreen
  • Heated grips
  • 2017 battery (due to a warranty recall) and newer motor
  • 12V accessory plug.
    Adapter plates for SW-Motech TraX luggage, Aero hybrid side cases.
    OEM Commuter windscreen (retired)