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Old 04-05-2012, 03:50 AM   #61
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Yeah, but still tougher than stock KTM 990 or BMW F800 spoked rims, those really are cheese.

I've hit the same obstacles on DL's at the same speed with minor damage and they've pacman'd "the good stuff"

Not indestructible, but pretty damned tough.

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Hey pete, hows the new wheels (no pun intended) going ?
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Old 04-05-2012, 04:16 AM   #62
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Hey pete, hows the new wheels (no pun intended) going ?
Goes good. Pretty pleased, totalled a roo a week ago with zero damage to me or the bike. Ran under the front wheel, the bike bounced about 1m into the air, landed again about 3m further up the road
(Not so much happy times for the roo).

So yeah, any bike that'll save my ass is a great one. Cleanup was easy, the roo was a near colour match for the bike.

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Old 04-05-2012, 05:07 AM   #63
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I run tubes in the tubless so it got me home but I was lucky - the last 25km of bitchemen twisties before o discovered it I really hooked in

I will claim on insurance

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Better slow down a bit next time Would not have thought a cattle grid could have done that much damage. Will your insurance cover that or are you up for the cost ?

I'll be watching those pesky cattle grid more from now on, my only concern in the past was slipping on them in the wet with a bit of throttle round a bend.

Did the tyre hold up until you got home ?

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It's the classic freudian slip... "come out of the closet, and jump into the jaccuzzi with the rest of us..."
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Old 04-05-2012, 02:47 PM   #64
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Goes good. Pretty pleased, totalled a roo a week ago with zero damage to me or the bike. Ran under the front wheel, the bike bounced about 1m into the air, landed again about 3m further up the road
(Not so much happy times for the roo).

So yeah, any bike that'll save my ass is a great one. Cleanup was easy, the roo was a near colour match for the bike.

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Wow that must of got the old ticker going Have you sold your old girl yet ? I know steve c is looking for a new ride after crashing out the other week and totleing his beast. We will have to organise another overnighter soon before it chills down
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Old 04-06-2012, 01:06 AM   #65
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Wow that must of got the old ticker going Have you sold your old girl yet ? I know steve c is looking for a new ride after crashing out the other week and totleing his beast. We will have to organise another overnighter soon before it chills down
The K6 is still there. My frame is in good shape, engine is O.K. but high K's.

If the engine on his bike was low k's and he can get it back cheap enough we could have a "heart transplant" get together. That'd make a fun get together, barbecue, bike rebuild, beer - I mean, what could go wrong

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Old 04-08-2012, 05:45 PM   #66
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Steves bike had around 100,000k from memery. Hope he keeps stromming but may end up with a DR or simalar for his bush adventures. I think Gary is trying to organise another lions rd camp on the 12th May, will keep you in the loop!!

Ride safe and have fun,

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Old 04-11-2012, 04:06 AM   #67
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Hi,

Going to change the fork oil soon and replace the rear brake disc. Can anyone tell me the oil capacity of each fork and also the torque settings for the brake disc bolts?

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Old 04-14-2012, 12:45 PM   #68
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Question Friday the 13th got me.

I came out of the building to leave work at 9-ish last night and started the
Wee-strom only to find that I had no headlight. I checked both fuses, ok, shined
flashlight into the two bulbs, filaments looked intact, wiggled wires behind them
and underneath the fusebox, shut it down and re-started, worked the high-beam
and Pass switches- still no headlight.

So, I rode home in the dark with flashers on, a bit puckered, & luckily didn't get hit or
ticketed, made it to the garage much relieved and swapped for the Jeep. Lucky I
keep a spare key on me.

No power at the two fuses when I turn the key, fuses are intact. I'm looking at the Hi/Lo switch next.

Has anybody here had unexplained headlight failure ?

TIA !
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Old 04-14-2012, 12:51 PM   #69
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I haven't had this problem. However, I would be surprised if the fuses are between the switch and the headlight. I assume the fuses would be between the battery and the headlight.

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I came out of the building to leave work at 9-ish last night and started the
Wee-strom only to find that I had no headlight. I checked both fuses, ok, shined
flashlight into the two bulbs, filaments looked intact, wiggled wires behind them
and underneath the fusebox, shut it down and re-started, worked the high-beam
and Pass switches- still no headlight.

So, I rode home in the dark with flashers on, a bit puckered, & luckily didn't get hit or
ticketed, made it to the garage much relieved and swapped for the Jeep. Lucky I
keep a spare key on me.

No power at the two fuses when I turn the key, fuses are intact. I'm looking at the Hi/Lo switch next.

Has anybody here had unexplained headlight failure ?

TIA !
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Old 04-14-2012, 02:25 PM   #70
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Question No headlights

Right, the fuse block is powered by a direct-to-battery wire. The other fuses in the block are powered when key is turned, except for FUEL. That's always on.
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Old 04-14-2012, 02:59 PM   #71
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Most likely culprit is starter button. This is a known issue with the Strom, though most people simply report periodic trouble. Try wiggling the starter button to see if the lights come back on. If necessary, you can pull the switch apart and clean it up and the add an Eastern Beaver headlight relay kit so it doesn't happen again.

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Old 04-14-2012, 03:07 PM   #72
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Thumb No headlights / HEADLIGHTS !

Starter switch, took it apart, blew out dirt & cobweb, headlights back on now. Whew.
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Old 04-14-2012, 05:28 PM   #73
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New second hand spoked wheels arrived

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Old 04-17-2012, 06:18 PM   #74
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Starter switch, took it apart, blew out dirt & cobweb, headlights back on now. Whew.
Great! Glad you figured it out.

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Old 04-20-2012, 03:44 AM   #75
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Right so I got my new bike today. Traded in a HD Sportster 883 Iron for a new, 2011 650. I also took advantage of the sale on the side cases. After 7 miles I couldn't be more happy with the bike and I believe this is the start of a beautiful relationship.

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Better getcha sum dem der crasher bars and a skidding plate...It will protect that beautiful baby. Congrats! This will be the best bike you ever own.
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