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Night_Wolf 01-21-2009 08:47 AM

Wee Strom Thread Index
Seems compiling an INDEX for various models is becoming one way of gathering USEFULL information into one place. I contacted Packmule who said nobody was looking after the V-Stroms yet; so I have volunteered to start an INDEX for the DL650 aka the Wee Strom.

I’ll be following the tried & tested methods used over in Thumpers for their various INDEX threads & yes that includes “stealing” parts from the Intro(s)

If you see a broken link (or no link), please PM me so I can investigate it further & include as warrented :patch

If info works for both the DL650 & the DL1000, it will be included. If you have links to ADV Threads drop me a PM and I’ll get started on populating this INDEX. All links are not equal and I’m hoping for the good links; i.e. those not populated with the Wee is better than the Vee posts.

Please do not send links to other forums, as they WON'T be included.
Links to "Private Homepages" can be included :thumb

Since I started looking into creating this thread, I have found some quality general info for other models & think it makes good sense to include those links in this thread. :lobby

All External Links will be marked with the following Turquoise note.
External Links! AdvRider is not responsible for anything at these links; proceed at your own risk.

Also, please be aware that this is not a FAQS page. Although QA/QC edits are ongoing in an attempt to not lead anyone astray, people should use their best judgment and if in doubt ask questions! The point of this thread was not to make questions unnecessary; the point is to help end the relentless search for "those" thread links. If you disagree with an inclusion, submit your complaint to the committee. :hide

NOTE: One tip for searching this thread, try using your web browser’s page search function (usually pushing CTRL and F at the same time will bring it up, or try the Edit menu on the toolbar) - it will save you some time. Another suggestion is this: CLICK HERE and then add your search terms to the search and Google will only search this site. It is a great tool for searching this site with 3 letter terms.

Oh yeah, and one other thing that might help us help you:
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**** Suzuki Service Bulletins****

V-Strom Dealer Mode


General DL650 Info
Things to check BEFORE your FIRST Ride

First Rides

Model Specific

04-06 Models

07+ ABS & Non ABS Models

ABS models use a longer chain(one link IIRC)

Links Useful to Everyone
Frequently Asked Questions
Wee vs Vee vs Uly vs GS vs Versys vs KLR vs KTM Click Here as it's been discussed to DEATH & often ends up in a pissing contest :hide

Neduro's Tire Changing Class

Minimalist Tire Changing

Changing Tires with the Harbor Freight Changer

Common Motorcycle Tire Wear Patterns

Tools, Toolkits, and Related Widgets
Iron Butt Toolkit
Torque Wrench Thread
Loctite Thread

General Discussions

Why Clean Your Bike
Safe Group Riding
Taking Passengers
Used Motorcycle Evaluation Guide
Picking Up A "Sleeping" Motorcycle
Securing Your Motorcycle To A Trailer
Towing Your Motorcycle Trailer

Fork Maintenance,
Complete or routine?

Applicable threads of interest

Lets See Your V-Strom Offroad
V-Strom Picture Thread 2004 - 2011 models

V-Strom Picture Thread 2012 models

Sleeping V-Strom Pics
V-Strom Owners

Total bike mod:<o:p></o:p>

Make Your Own Airfilter :patch

AGM Battery Available from &

Body Work/Repairs
Rhino Lining

ABS On/Off Switch
4 Piston Caliper Upgrade

How To Use Your Centre Stand

Chain(s) & guides:
DL650 Chain Adjustment

Oil – this always brings up some interesting discussion (important but… big yawn) Don’t change it regularly and see what happens, but you probably should follow the manufacturer’s recommendation donchathink? One caveat: Suzuki only recommends an oil filter change every 3rd oil change & I personally think if you are changing the oil, change the oil filter too

Ergonomics: Bar, Seat & Peg Height
Fastaways Footpeg Install
Lower Footpegs


Blue Sea


Flush Mount Signals:
Lockhart Philips Flush Mount

Heated grips wiring
Oxford Heaterz Heated Grips

KLR 650 Pegs

Fender replacement/mods: FRONT
dcwn45's Modified Stock Front Fender
Gravelhunters High Mount
Another Take On The High Mount Front Fender
dcwn45's High Mount Fender
crpntr's High Mount Fender

Fender Mods: Rear
Fender Removal

Extra Fuel:

Handlebars: Controls, Grips & Barkbusters
Protaper ATV high handlebars
Acerbis Enduro knuckle guards install

Lighting: Aux & Headlight Upgrades
Headlight HID #1
Headlight HID #2
Single Headlight Conversion

LED Aux Driving Lights *NEW*

Touratech kickstand support

Luggage: Hard & Soft Rear Rack(s) & Tankbags
DL650 Bikes With Hard Bags

Tank Panniers
Jesse Odessy II
Nelson Rigg CL850 Soft Saddle Bags
Dan Vesel soft luggage guard with Tool Tubes
Tankbag Sw Motech Quickrelease "Daypack II"
Caribou Luggage
Givi Luggage


Accessory socket(s)
GPS mount(s),
Migsel-like TomTom Rider 2 mount
RAM bases


Custom Seats:
Rich's Custom Upholstery
Tedder's Review

Russel Day Long Saddles

Bill Mayer Saddles
Rick Mayer Cycle

Off The Shelf:
Sargent Seats
Corbin Seats

Seat Pads:
Alaska Leather Products

Shift/Brake lever(s):
Steering Dampers:

Steering Head:
Bearing Replacement

Suspension: Forks, Shocks & Springs
Intiminators (Front Fork Valves)
Intiminators (Tweaked)
Rear Shock Rebuilding & Fork Upgrades by Daugherty Motorsports
Lowering the Wee
Raising the Wee

Toolkit Replacement Toolkit :thumb

TIRES/TYRES: Rims & Rubber

Trailer Hitches

valve shim lapping by hand

Other Forums/Resources
Yahoo DL650 Message Forum
MicaPeak DL650 Registry
Cal-Sci This site also sells products for the Wee & Other Motorcycles :spam

knybanjo 01-21-2009 08:53 AM


rmi03 01-21-2009 09:31 AM

Excellent idea! I will continue to check out this thread's progress.


Gorilla King 01-21-2009 12:29 PM

Cool... great idea!. Thanks NW

Book marked

RedBean25 01-21-2009 12:44 PM

I like the idea and I am subscribed to keep tabs on this. :thumb

Jonnylotto 01-21-2009 12:50 PM

I read that as "Threat Index" and was wondering what Uncle Larry had done now. :lol3

ENDODB4 01-21-2009 01:14 PM

There is some great links over at stromtroopers...maybe you could pinch?

choccoloco 01-21-2009 05:53 PM

Top stuff, nice way to sift through the crap.

A good brake modification thread to add to the first post.

rikki tikki tavi 01-21-2009 08:54 PM

Nice work Night Wolf! Subscribed and digesting info as it comes in...

Gotta love this site!

Night_Wolf 01-22-2009 12:17 AM

2012 Wee Strom Specific
2012 Wee Strom Specific

First Ride Report 2012 Wee Strom

Video Review by pneumatic

choccoloco 01-22-2009 02:33 AM


Originally Posted by Night_Wolf
Will this work for the Wee Strom??? I'm not including links to Vee articles unless it applies to the Wee also :patch

Good point, I know there is different disc diameters, I guess until someone tries it out, we won't know. One day.:deal

Uncle Larry 01-23-2009 09:15 AM

Don't forget the sleeping V-Strom thread! :rofl

Gravehunter 01-24-2009 01:25 PM

Great thread!! :1drink

Zapp22 01-27-2009 07:15 PM

super effort! yaaay

hope I can contribute some value. :lurk

Gorilla King 01-28-2009 10:26 PM

anyone have any info on mounting Hepco & Becker Lock it removable sidecase racks on a wee? Looking at the directions it looks like I have to remove the whole tail section of the bike?

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