I used to drive a 2002-ish F150 company truck. I always serviced the truck myself. Oil change was due & the weather was crappy so I took it to Jiffy Lube. Now that truck used a conical filter. Manager dude walks out with a filthy oil soaked panel filter & says "my man, you're in desperate need...
@gatorgrizz27 you may want to check for an answer on advrider. The only thing I can offer is a buddy put them on his Africa Twin. We live in the south Jersey Pines so our main off-highway conditions are sand. He reports good performance in the sand. His complaints are the front tire cupped badly...
Great report & beautiful photography. Thank you for sharing. Here's a nice video ride report from a ground of guys on rented Adv bikes riding thru the Pyrenees.
Yup, a V-Strom specific forum with lots of great info there. www.stromtrooper.com
Also, on ADVrider; https://advrider.com/f/threads/vstrom-owners-thread.114535/
At $2500, you scored an incredible deal.