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Old 10-20-2013, 09:11 PM   #69
JagLite
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Location: Anchorage Alaska
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Cool2 Wee kit

I am following this thread with interest.

I bought a damaged Wee at auction last year that needed a front end.
(The front wheel on the Wee must be one of the weakest wheels made as they seem to break when hitting a pebble in the road)

As Tileman said though, I will most likely do all mods myself and I have already picked up a DR650 front end for it.

I like to see all the mods owners do to the Wee, but I probably won't be buying any parts I can scrounge or make, let alone a "Kit", even if it is an easy bolt on.

I want better suspension but not the ridiculous seat height required of longer travel.
I want spoke wheels that are affordable, and much lighter and stronger than the stock cast clunkers.
I want a strong skid plate that is solidly mounted.
I want a new front cylinder head pipe that doesn't hang down below the engine.
I want NO "plastic".
I want a lower cg with an under seat fuel tank/subframe.
I want much less weight! Too stinkin' heavy!

Does it matter what I want? Nope.

I agree with Mr. Tileman, if I had the money I would probably be riding a KTM and spending thousands on farkles for it.
I don't have that much money and I like making things instead of buying.

I made my own $20 midpipe to mount my Craigslist GSXR $30 muffler on my DR650 instead of paying $200 for the excellent Kientech midpipe, or $500 (or more) for a complete aftermarket exhaust.

Will CJD be able to find buyers for their Wee parts? I certainly hope so!

It is possible I might buy something from them if I can't make it myself.

ProCycle has sold me a lot of parts over the years.
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