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Old 05-24-2010, 11:07 AM   #751
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TKC80's. Later we were on some real rocky rough stuff but we were too busy to take pictures. Gotta LOVE WV.
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Old 05-24-2010, 03:17 PM   #752
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TKC80's. Later we were on some real rocky rough stuff but we were too busy to take pictures. Gotta LOVE WV.

No skid plate or crash bars on that thing?
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Old 05-24-2010, 06:04 PM   #753
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No skid plate or crash bars on that thing?
Both crash bars and bash plate, I really don't skid on it, I usually bash on it quite often tho.
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Old 05-25-2010, 09:07 AM   #754
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Quad Trail off Hwy 40 Forestry Trunk Rd, Alberta, Canada

Great solo ride on May 24, 2010. Because it was a chilly solo ride and was getting late I decided to turn back at this 30-40ft long and very deep mud hole.
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Old 05-25-2010, 06:12 PM   #755
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OFF THE ROAD...lucky not into the sea!...

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Old 05-26-2010, 03:30 PM   #756
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Rode some old roads today, not the most hardcore stuff but challenging on the big bike. Some of the hills were sloppy and the rocks scared the crap out of my non-skid-plated Vee.

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Old 05-26-2010, 04:00 PM   #757
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Greetings and question.

To all V-strom riders and photographers: Great photos! I am going to be in the market for a second/possible replacement bike in the near future. Although I sometimes think I want/need a more "dirt-worthy" bike than the dl650, I know I should man-up and ride that thing like y'all. My riding would be 80% commuting, 10% touring and 10% dirt playing, anyway. Plus, mechanically, the Wee is everything I want in a bike (DIY-friendly, reliable, economical, etc). I sure do love my ninja 250, though, and may be only able to own one bike...

To swingset: Cool pic. What kind of windscreen is that? Having ridden a Wee twice for a couple miles, I think I would want a mini-type screen like that for most of the year. I like feeling a little wind on the chest and helmet. The windscreen positions on the loaner bikes made my head jiggle with turbulence (a NEW feeling having mostly ridden a ninja 250).

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Rode some old roads today, not the most hardcore stuff but challenging on the big bike. Some of the hills were sloppy and the rocks scared the crap out of my non-skid-plated Vee.

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Old 05-26-2010, 04:41 PM   #758
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Just some riding with friends on a great trip. Seems like we had a few days of finding ourselves in situations like this.

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Old 05-26-2010, 05:35 PM   #759
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Just some riding with friends on a great trip. Seems like we had a few days of finding ourselves in situations like this.

What pipe are you running? That sounds nice.
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Old 05-26-2010, 10:28 PM   #760
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To swingset: Cool pic. What kind of windscreen is that? Having ridden a Wee twice for a couple miles, I think I would want a mini-type screen like that for most of the year. I like feeling a little wind on the chest and helmet. The windscreen positions on the loaner bikes made my head jiggle with turbulence (a NEW feeling having mostly ridden a ninja 250).

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That's an OEM screen, but I cut it down to make a sport screen out of it. Works great, no buffeting....but honestly most of the buffeting is the mirrors (seriously, take them off and ride it...you'll see, notice mine are aftermarket).

The top lip is black tubing, split to make a lip, and I painted it with Krylon Fusion.

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Old 05-27-2010, 03:39 PM   #761
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Tha....but honestly most of the buffeting is the mirrors (seriously, take them off and ride it...you'll see, notice mine are aftermarket)...
+1! I went with bar end mirrors and they made a bigger difference than any windshield or bracket ever did.
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Old 05-27-2010, 04:13 PM   #762
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What pipe are you running? That sounds nice.
Thanks! Its a Giannelli pipe. I built the upipe, flange and mounts to run it. It came off a CBR954.


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Old 05-28-2010, 06:52 AM   #763
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Thanks! Its a Giannelli pipe. I built the upipe, flange and mounts to run it. It came off a CBR954.


how much weight did you save?
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Old 05-28-2010, 07:10 AM   #764
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how much weight did you save?
A lot of weight! The stock upipe was a cat and the muffler was huge. The assembly that came off is physically heavy to pick up and the giannalli and upipe only wiegh a few pounds. I would gues at twenty something punds shaved off.
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Old 05-31-2010, 08:46 AM   #765
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+1 on mirrors, the best improvements i've had are due to adjusting the stock mirrors. maybe i'll try new mirrors now.

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That's an OEM screen, but I cut it down to make a sport screen out of it. Works great, no buffeting....but honestly most of the buffeting is the mirrors (seriously, take them off and ride it...you'll see, notice mine are aftermarket).

The top lip is black tubing, split to make a lip, and I painted it with Krylon Fusion.

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