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DL650 2,890 63.87%
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Both DL650 & DL1000 64 1.41%
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Old 01-28-2013, 09:53 AM   #2041
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Dear Fellow Riders.

i need to replace my oil filler cap ( original ) and i'm looking for a more "secure"option like the touratech oil filler cap replacement with key or with allen but a little more cheaper ...

i really appreciate any info.

Thank You!!
I use the security cap provided by Murphs Kits: http://www.murphskits.com/catalog/pr...66df94c3bb33a8

Works well.
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Old 01-28-2013, 03:39 PM   #2042
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new and satisfied

hi... am a new owner of VSTROM DL1000, bought a used K9 with only 3,+++ miles on the clock. so far, am enjoying every mile that we take together and am very SATISFIED with its performance. (thanks to my friend, HERC, who also owns one for introducing the VEE to me).
right now, i do have a 2007 BMW G650 XCHALLENGE in my stable, and am willing to let go of her (BMW), to find a small brother of my VEE... a WEE...
thanks to strom riders.
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Old 02-02-2013, 03:41 PM   #2043
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V-Strom Gripes

Having traveled 19,000 miles in the last 3 months, I have some important complaints about the V-Strom 650. These are its lack of ground clearance and short suspension travel. The topes in Mexico and rocks off road regularly punish my bash plate. It is an almost perfect reliable adventure tourer otherwise.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PhvoZ...ature=youtu.be

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Old 02-02-2013, 04:26 PM   #2044
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Nice video!

The stock springs are too lightweight for that kind of riding. Have you done anything to beef them up?
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Old 02-02-2013, 07:51 PM   #2045
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Can someone please tell me how to get the f&@$*n rear header off (wee)?!? It's driving me nuts! I don't have dwarf hands and it looks like ya gotta remove the damn rear shock?!
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Old 02-02-2013, 08:27 PM   #2046
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Can someone please tell me how to get the f&@$*n rear header off (wee)?!? It's driving me nuts! I don't have dwarf hands and it looks like ya gotta remove the damn rear shock?!
Just looked at mine and I can reach the bolt mounting the manifold to the tail piece extension with a socket and 6 inch extension. I don't see anyway to reach the two fasteners connecting the tail piece to the head without pulling the shock. Holy shit.... that's a PITA!!

If anyone knows how to do it, it will be GreyWolf on the Stromtroopers site. Guy's a Strom-ninja.

Best of luck and let us know what you come up with.

Cheers,
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Old 02-02-2013, 09:14 PM   #2047
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Nice video!

The stock springs are too lightweight for that kind of riding. Have you done anything to beef them up?
I have Ricor Intiminators. They work best with stock springs. Also a Hyper Pro rear shock. Both make a big improvement over stock
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Old 02-02-2013, 10:14 PM   #2048
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At least I'm not crazy. I'm taking my Leo system off to put stock on, have it all removed minus that last bugger section.
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Old 02-03-2013, 01:02 PM   #2049
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Anyone know if a 530 chain upgrade kit (chain, front and rear sprockets) intended for the Vee will fit the Wee? Is everything the same in that department?
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Old 02-03-2013, 06:39 PM   #2050
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SV racing parts can hook the brother up.
Most competitive prices also.
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Old 02-03-2013, 07:39 PM   #2051
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SV racing parts can hook the brother up.
Most competitive prices also.
+1 on SV Racing. Blair provides the best service I've ever received from a shop or dealer... bar none.
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Old 02-03-2013, 07:52 PM   #2052
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Regarding the rear header. You don't need to shock drop, a little patience, hand cramps, wobble head Allen wrenches, and a jointed extender get the job done.

On a side note I have a full Leo exhaust system for sale now.
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Old 02-03-2013, 07:58 PM   #2053
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Regarding the rear header. You don't need to shock drop, a little patience, hand cramps, wobble head Allen wrenches, and a jointed extender get the job done.

On a side note I have a full Leo exhaust system for sale now.
How much to install it for me too??
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Old 02-03-2013, 09:19 PM   #2054
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How much to install it for me too??
Putting "On" the system seemed easier. Probably because of the 2 hours of WTF during taking it off.
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Old 02-04-2013, 08:47 AM   #2055
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New owner here

On Saturday, I picked-up a 2012 650 Adventure. I wish it were a little warmer here.

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