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Old 12-11-2012, 05:19 PM   #7336
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You can also take and raise the Strom to help accommodate your tall stature. I personally raised it so it had more clearance when loaded down with passenger and luggage. When riding solo it makes the bike cut in quicker too.

http://shop.enduroguardian.com/Lift-...STROM-LIFT.htm
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Old 12-11-2012, 05:21 PM   #7337
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Wow Pablo. Didn't know you had got a Strom. Looks like a 650? Needs knobbies.


Hey Joe,

You set the trend.
awesome bike!
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Old 12-11-2012, 05:46 PM   #7338
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I'm 6'1, have pegs that are 1" lower and getting at least a 1 inch rise on soon. Great ergos for riding but standing up you're gonna want a wider platform (size 13 adv boots are like canoes) and some height on the bars or you'll be precariously bending over. I tried 2" Rox Risers and didn't have enough line slack to make it work.
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Old 12-11-2012, 06:08 PM   #7339
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Thanks

I have always had a fit problem with stand up riding. Its good to hear you replys. Good too know that a fix is possible. Also......nice thread you guys have going.
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Old 12-11-2012, 06:26 PM   #7340
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I am 6ft- 2in tall. Would I have a problem riding a DL 650? I would like to be able to stand-up if needed? Can you add risers without new control cables? Any tall rider input would be nice.
I'm almost 6'-2" and standing up is no problem. The only discomfort I get is from the seat after about 4 hrs. I have an airhawk on the way that will fix that.

It's a heavy bike so it favors the taller rider. You won't have any complaints.
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Old 12-11-2012, 06:40 PM   #7341
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I'm almost 6'-2" and standing up is no problem. The only discomfort I get is from the seat after about 4 hrs. I have an airhawk on the way that will fix that.

It's a heavy bike so it favors the taller rider. You won't have any complaints.
My airhawk changed my life!!! You're gonna love it man. I have that and a sheepskin over it.
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Old 12-11-2012, 11:50 PM   #7342
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My airhawk changed my life!!! You're gonna love it man. I have that and a sheepskin over it.
So I'm told. I hope it's better than the "abacus" pad I bought.
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Old 12-12-2012, 06:42 AM   #7343
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What, no fork gaiters?.......... Rancho suspension part #RS1952 blk...........
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Old 12-12-2012, 10:48 AM   #7344
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What, no fork gaiters?.......... Rancho suspension part #RS1952 blk...........
That was an older pic. Got a set of the neoprene fork skins now. Also switched from Hepco Becker luggage system to Jesse's.

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Old 12-12-2012, 11:12 AM   #7345
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I'm 6'1, have pegs that are 1" lower and getting at least a 1 inch rise on soon. Great ergos for riding but standing up you're gonna want a wider platform (size 13 adv boots are like canoes) and some height on the bars or you'll be precariously bending over. I tried 2" Rox Risers and didn't have enough line slack to make it work.
I don't know what you're talking about. My 2'' risers work just fine. Granted I have it angled back, not just up. For me the stock bars are too far away more so than too short.
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Old 12-13-2012, 11:45 AM   #7346
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Had my v-strom adventure for 2 weeks - it's love!

Only good pic I have so far....



The shoes and sequin top involve a long story that is posted elsewhere.
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Old 12-13-2012, 06:19 PM   #7347
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I'm torn between the V-Strom and the Tenere.

I've been reading threads on the Tenere Forum and it seems the Tenere has it's fair share of problems, low speed fueling, rear drive unit leaks, spokes breaking, etc.

I haven't read of any major problems with the Strom. Sure, it has a chain drive, but isn't that more reliable than a shaft drive? Also, cast wheels don't have spokes to break! It just seems to me that a Strom would be the more reliable of the two.

BTW, I own a Suzuki Bandit and it has been one of the most reliable bikes I have ever owned. Change the oil every 2k miles and ride it. Never let me down. I like that.

What say ye?
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Old 12-13-2012, 06:29 PM   #7348
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V-Strom is torqier and faster than Tenere...


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Old 12-13-2012, 06:29 PM   #7349
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WeeStrom and Super Ten

I have both bikes right now. The Strom is a 2007 with 24,000 miles and no issues at all. Have gone through a couple of sets of tires, one new chain and sprockets. Great bike, runs like a top. Did some suspension upgrades and a Sargent seat. Madstad bracket and Laminar Lip on the stock screen.

I have 12,000 miles on the Tenere. Great suspension and brakes. Transmission is smoother and overall quality of the components is higher. The motor is a bit agricultural, but a torque monster and surprisingly fast. No issues with the bike as far as spokes, but the throttle by wire is a bit touchy at times. I do wish the low speed fueling were better, but not a deal breaker. Sargent seat and mad stad with a MRA Vario screen. Much better weather protection than the Strom. The bike is heavier and bigger.

The strom is a better bike for the $$, and will go further on a gallon of gas. The Tenere is higher quality, feels more solid and is better two up. Components are a notch higher.

If I could only have one bike, it would probably be the Strom. I am lucky to have the choice.

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I'm torn between the V-Strom and the Tenere.

I've been reading threads on the Tenere Forum and it seems the Tenere has it's fair share of problems, low speed fueling, rear drive unit leaks, spokes breaking, etc.

I haven't read of any major problems with the Strom. Sure, it has a chain drive, but isn't that more reliable than a shaft drive? Also, cast wheels don't have spokes to break! It just seems to me that a Strom would be the more reliable of the two.

BTW, I own a Suzuki Bandit and it has been one of the most reliable bikes I have ever owned. Change the oil every 2k miles and ride it. Never let me down. I like that.

What say ye?
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Old 12-13-2012, 06:30 PM   #7350
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Neither of those statements is true...

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