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Old 02-13-2013, 12:24 PM   #2071
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I would make sure the bike is not still running its stock gearing. two teeth on the rear sprocket does wonders for the bike while still allowing overdrive to be speeding ticket on the interstate-fast. the vibration is probably what people in the strom world refer to as "chudder". lowering the gearing a tad helps get past this point, I personally just try to spend less time at such low RPM
So when you change gearing from stock how do you get the speedometer and odometer corrected?
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Old 02-13-2013, 02:17 PM   #2072
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So when you change gearing from stock how do you get the speedometer and odometer corrected?
Exactly. Chain, sprockets, speedo healer, wouldn't that cost a lot more (and be a lot more work) than a Power Commander?
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Old 02-14-2013, 11:25 PM   #2073
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Old 02-15-2013, 05:10 PM   #2074
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Hey Guys I did the race tech springs to mu Vee and and now I am looking for a rear shock. I was going to have Squatch do it but he is now doing Time! So any one out the running an after market shock on the Vee? I am 6'2" 245 LBS. I ride a lot of two up. Any Ideas????
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Old 02-15-2013, 05:45 PM   #2075
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Hey Guys I did the race tech springs to mu Vee and and now I am looking for a rear shock. I was going to have Squatch do it but he is now doing Time! So any one out the running an after market shock on the Vee? I am 6'2" 245 LBS. I ride a lot of two up. Any Ideas????
I just bought one of these http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=680675

its not on yet but I am excited

Should go with my 21 inch front wheel perfectly
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Old 02-15-2013, 06:53 PM   #2076
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Exactly. Chain, sprockets, speedo healer, wouldn't that cost a lot more (and be a lot more work) than a Power Commander?
rear sprocket $50 speedo healer $110 power commander $350. you do the math.

also,The DL1000 is geared too tall. No amount of optimizing with a power commander will correct this
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Old 02-15-2013, 08:40 PM   #2077
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rear sprocket $50 speedo healer $110 power commander $350. you do the math.

also,The DL1000 is geared too tall. No amount of optimizing with a power commander will correct this
Don't you need a new front sprocket and chain too? Labor as well unless you do your own wrenching.

Gearing seems fine to me.
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Old 02-15-2013, 09:14 PM   #2078
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If your front sprocket and chain are in good shape there is no reason to replace them when making minor gearing changes. I dont even have a speedo healer...the speedo is off a little. not a lot. no big deal. most stock speedo's have some error to begine with. The gearing shange I am talking about is not a huge one. two teeth on the rear sprocket is all that is needed.
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Old 02-15-2013, 09:18 PM   #2079
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If your front sprocket and chain are in good shape there is no reason to replace them when making minor gearing changes. I dont even have a speedo healer...the speedo is off a little. not a lot. no big deal. most stock speedo's have some error to begine with. The gearing shange I am talking about is not a huge one. two teeth on the rear sprocket is all that is needed.
The Stock Vstrom speedo is 10km (not miles) down or there abouts @ 100 kmh (60mph) they all are its just a fact of life I reckon and you learn to deal with it
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Old 02-17-2013, 09:39 AM   #2080
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Hi Folks. I've been waiting for and wanting a Versys 1000 since they were introduced. Since Kawasaki has decided not to bring the V1000 to the US I started taking a close look at the DL1000. I looked at a 2012 Adventure. It didn't do anything for me. I didn't care for the included luggage and I'm tired of black motorcycles. I decided to get a new red/black DL1000 and install my own luggage. Made the deal for my VStrom a couple of days ago and it was delivered Friday. Six miles on it when delivered. I rode it to town to get a feel for it. I like it. Relaxed riding position is awesome. A little lean surge around 3K rpm but other than that it ran fine. Felt kind of like my old BMW R1100RS. I installed the Givi luggage. Here it is.





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Old 02-18-2013, 06:53 AM   #2081
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Great Bike!

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Ocean Drive Newport, RI Fall 2012

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Old 02-19-2013, 06:45 AM   #2082
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Hi Folks. I've been waiting for and wanting a Versys 1000 since they were introduced. Since Kawasaki has decided not to bring the V1000 to the US I started taking a close look at the DL1000. I looked at a 2012 Adventure. It didn't do anything for me. I didn't care for the included luggage and I'm tired of black motorcycles. I decided to get a new red/black DL1000 and install my own luggage. Made the deal for my VStrom a couple of days ago and it was delivered Friday. Six miles on it when delivered. I rode it to town to get a feel for it. I like it. Relaxed riding position is awesome. A little lean surge around 3K rpm but other than that it ran fine. Felt kind of like my old BMW R1100RS. I installed the Givi luggage. Here it is.





Nice... I've been having a compound struggle going on in my mind about this bike... Buy with or without luggage? 650 or 1000? Drive a guy mad it will!!!

So to beat the dead horse one last time will a 650 with bags, top case and pillion keep up with the traffic on interstates easily. Speed limit is 75mph but traffic flow is more like 85. Now we won't get on them much but... Though I never rode one I figured with bags catching all that wind and the extra person the 650 would be getting short of breath. Then again this kind of trip would be only like twice a year with the rest of the time commuter duty.

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Old 02-19-2013, 10:12 AM   #2083
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Just traded in my 2005 KLR650 last week for a 2005 V-Strom 650....

And I am loving it. The KLR was great and took me to Alaska twice....but now its the Wee's turn.



11k miles on it SW-Motech Engine guards and center stand. Rear luggage rack, Cee-Bailies (SP?) windshield. Flush mount turn signals, Givi top box plate... I'm probably forgetting something....Nicely Farkled!

And you'd think with all that I wouldn't have much to add....But I have a running list already.
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Old 02-19-2013, 11:53 AM   #2084
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Nice strom

Have one almost the exact same. Same year, color, sw motech engine guard and what not. A great bike for a small amount of $.

You might wanna get a skid plate for it, the oil filter is placed a really akward place, and if you are heading for AK it might get a tad dangerous.

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Old 02-19-2013, 01:00 PM   #2085
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Thumb I like it!!

I've only had my DL1000 a few days and managed to put a little over 100 miles on it between snow flurries. The more I ride it the more I like it. It's comfortable, has plenty of power and handles like a smaller & lighter bike. Mine runs pretty good and does not seem to be afflicted with the fueling issue horror stories I've read about.

It's a real smile machine...
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