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Forum: Beasts 05-17-2010, 08:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,057
Posted By Road Sailor
More numbers

Here's a spreadsheet with 4 different final drive gear ratio combinations::norton

http://alananttila.smugmug.com/photos/870621850_JTgRk-XL.jpg
Forum: Beasts 05-15-2010, 12:34 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,363
Posted By Road Sailor
I bought a Wee after numerous BMW's, regarding...

I bought a Wee after numerous BMW's, regarding chains it's just a habit that you need to get into. As long as you oil the chain regularly, chain and sprockets can get as much as 15K miles.

I oil...
Forum: Beasts 05-15-2010, 10:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,057
Posted By Road Sailor
Powerslave: I'll get to that in a short while...

Powerslave:
I'll get to that in a short while and post the numbers later on.

GS Bones:
Yes, it does accelerate more strongly. The most smile per dollar will always be to go with lower gearing....
Forum: Beasts 05-13-2010, 03:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,057
Posted By Road Sailor
Thumb Wee Gearing Change

I decided soon after buying my '09 Wee that I would prefer that the gearing to be just a tad lower, meaning higher numerically. I find this motor to be super smooth at higher rpm's i.e. 6,000 rpm's...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-16-2009, 09:04 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,224
Posted By Road Sailor
Loans are out there!

I just picked up my new '09 Wee in November. Suzuki had an special financing offer for a few months and I jumped on it. I was able to go with no money down and 1.99% financing over 60 months. The...
Forum: Beasts 12-01-2009, 09:06 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 9,400
Posted By Road Sailor
Thumb Wee Buffeting Dramatically Reduced!

I noticed that at highway speeds the wind coming off the stock windshield was aimed directly at the mirrors, plus the shape and proximity of the mirrors was causing turbulance on my helmut that I...
Forum: Beasts 11-07-2009, 09:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 928
Posted By Road Sailor
Question Here's the way I view extended warranties just...

Here's the way I view extended warranties just for vehicles. I take a gamble, the extended warranty company takes a gamble. Who comes out ahead by the end of the warranty period is the unknown.
The...
Forum: Beasts 11-06-2009, 08:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 928
Posted By Road Sailor
Suzuki Extended Warranty Question

I've had my Wee :clap:D:clap for a month now and just got the offer for the Suzuki Extended Warranty administered by Cornerstone. From what I've read on ADV the Wee's are almost bullet proof and very...
Forum: Beasts 10-27-2009, 08:32 AM
Replies: 3,594
Views: 647,420
Posted By Road Sailor
http://regnadkcin.smugmug.com/photos/677565712_rdA...

http://regnadkcin.smugmug.com/photos/677565712_rdASk-L.jpg
If you long for the Orange, does this get your juices...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-19-2009, 07:03 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,020
Posted By Road Sailor
I have never used ABS as a "go for the gusto"...

I have never used ABS as a "go for the gusto" because the technology will save me. Controlled, progressive braking is the way to go. I have regarded ABS as additional tool for an "aw-shit" :eek1...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-17-2009, 07:27 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,321
Posted By Road Sailor
Just got my new Wee 2 weeks ago and every time I...

Just got my new Wee 2 weeks ago and every time I walk into the garage I smell the smell of new tires and other undetermined smells. Just like walking into a motorcycle dealership. I remember what a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-17-2009, 07:16 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,020
Posted By Road Sailor
I am firm believer in rider training to help me...

I am firm believer in rider training to help me stay safe. I've taken Reg Pridmore's CLASS 3 times and I learned skills there have saved me from having an accident many times.
One of the biggest...
Forum: Beasts 10-16-2009, 07:17 PM
Replies: 3,594
Views: 647,420
Posted By Road Sailor
Thumb First Japanese bike!

Picked up my '09 Wee in Orange almost 2 weeks ago, I love it, best bike I've ever bought!:D Well......the KTM was great too.....but that's a long story.
Forum: Beasts 10-13-2009, 07:54 AM
Replies: 9,053
Views: 3,494,197
Posted By Road Sailor
I was wondering if there were any Trekkie's in...

I was wondering if there were any Trekkie's in ADV that would pick up on my TNG concept. I'm off to align the dilithium crystal chamber on the Wee!!! :rofl

:wave
Forum: Beasts 10-11-2009, 05:11 PM
Replies: 9,053
Views: 3,494,197
Posted By Road Sailor
I told the wife that "I juz gots to have me one...

I told the wife that "I juz gots to have me one those ORANGE V-twin dual sport bikes" ......amazingly she agreed!
So, there I am at my local ApriliaDucatiHondaKawasakiKTMMVAgustaSuzukiVespa dealer...
Forum: Beasts 10-03-2009, 07:36 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,947
Posted By Road Sailor
You got it...that's exactly what I'm looking for...

You got it...that's exactly what I'm looking for WATTS, which can be easily converted to amps. Thanks so much! I'm off to ride my new '09 Wee Orange...that I just picked up...
Forum: Beasts 10-02-2009, 07:02 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,947
Posted By Road Sailor
Total Alternator output?????

Reading through this thread and looking through the specifications section my Wee owner's manual, (which I just got yesterday):D..... I can't find the output of the alternator....in watts is what I...
Forum: Beasts 10-01-2009, 07:54 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,250
Posted By Road Sailor
Since I started this confusing debate, I'm...

Since I started this confusing debate, I'm checking Suzuki's site daily. This morning the US site does not have a tab for 2010 models! On/off...yes/no...the I.T. department and marketing are confused...
Forum: Beasts 09-29-2009, 03:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,250
Posted By Road Sailor
The $7,999 is a lot lower than the page I saw...

The $7,999 is a lot lower than the page I saw this morning which was $9,499. But it seems that was an I.T. mistake????? that lasted all of a half hour.
Forum: Beasts 09-29-2009, 03:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,250
Posted By Road Sailor
Eh? I've been checking on/off throughout the day to...

I've been checking on/off throughout the day to see if the 2010 anomaly would reappear. At 4:11pm Mountain time (USA) the Suzuki site has the 2010 as part of the selection I see. But no price change...
Forum: Beasts 09-29-2009, 12:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,250
Posted By Road Sailor
I would doubt that they are going to drop the...

I would doubt that they are going to drop the V-Stroms for the US market. The dealer where I bought my Wee had 3 Wee's left and literally dozens of cruisers and sport bikes on the floor. It seems...
Forum: Beasts 09-29-2009, 10:34 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,250
Posted By Road Sailor
That's exactly the site that I saw.....an I.T....

That's exactly the site that I saw.....an I.T. brain fart no doubt. I never type a URL in I always use bookmarks.:norton
Forum: Beasts 09-29-2009, 10:09 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,250
Posted By Road Sailor
With the new price increases.....I think that...

With the new price increases.....I think that there will be a mad rush to snap up '09's now. I emailed my wife to let her know that we did good by buying on Saturday.:D
Forum: Beasts 09-29-2009, 09:56 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,250
Posted By Road Sailor
I just went back to the site to get the info and...

I just went back to the site to get the info and 2010 models are gone!!!!!!!:eek1

I was just looking at it 15 minutes ago and 2010's were there, some of the links were changing as I plunked...
Forum: Beasts 09-29-2009, 09:41 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,250
Posted By Road Sailor
2010 Suzuki Models on Website

Greetings V-Strom fans. I just purchased a WEE on Sat.:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap
I'll be picking it up later this week, not soon enough for my taste's but that's life.
So I've been lurking on...
Forum: Beasts 09-27-2009, 06:50 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 19,092
Posted By Road Sailor
Pissed I would recommend using EXTREME caution, (ask a...

I would recommend using EXTREME caution, (ask a lot of questions first) before plugging in higher wattage bulbs, because here's what could happen.
I happened to be at a dealership at the same time...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-22-2009, 10:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,652
Posted By Road Sailor
Maybe BMW will offer an option like the Piaggio...

Maybe BMW will offer an option like the Piaggio MP3, push a button and it stays upright!:rofl
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-22-2009, 09:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,652
Posted By Road Sailor
I'd also recommend doing whatever you can to...

I'd also recommend doing whatever you can to build up those quads a bit, there's a lot to be said for more muscle when you need a hand against gravity.
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-22-2009, 09:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,652
Posted By Road Sailor
I used to own a KTM 640 AdventureR, 37.5" seat...

I used to own a KTM 640 AdventureR, 37.5" seat height:eek1, me I'm 5'-10" with a 32" inseam. Coming to stop on pavement with such a difference in height definately gives one "pause" before coming to...
Forum: Beasts 09-22-2009, 08:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 600
Posted By Road Sailor
Great Wee Strom Parts Resource

I was just plunkin' around on the web and I discovered a nifty parts resource, not only for the Wee, but also many other bikes.
At Malcolm Smith Motorsports you can see what appears to be...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-20-2009, 06:29 PM
Replies: 784
Views: 101,284
Posted By Road Sailor
Started at 32!

I always wanted a bike when I was a teenager, pre-licensing age. I would often go to a local Triumph dealer and a separate Honda dealer in the mid-60's, looking at the Bonnevilles, T-100, Honda...
Forum: Beasts 09-18-2009, 11:36 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 132,876
Posted By Road Sailor
I really appreciate the Wee thread here! Keep up...

I really appreciate the Wee thread here! Keep up the good work! :clap I don't have a Wee yet but it's on my very short list to buy.....like SOON! BTW, anybody notice the ecomonic status of the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-18-2009, 11:19 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,252
Posted By Road Sailor
Textiles are good!

At this point in my riding career I'm all for textiles, great abrasion resistance that's as good as leather....I think?, armor, washable, waterproof, venting, lots of pockets. But I also like to be...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-16-2009, 07:39 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,252
Posted By Road Sailor
Here's a story

When I first started riding I always wore full leathers because I wanted to look cool. Then I read a story in one of the motorcycling mags about the benefits of wearing riding gear, which cemented a...
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