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Old 01-21-2009, 09:47 AM   #1
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Seems compiling an INDEX for various models is becoming one way of gathering USEFULL information into one place. I contacted Packmule who said nobody was looking after the V-Stroms yet; so I have volunteered to start an INDEX for the DL650 aka the Wee Strom.

I’ll be following the tried & tested methods used over in Thumpers for their various INDEX threads & yes that includes “stealing” parts from the Intro(s)

If you see a broken link (or no link), please PM me so I can investigate it further & include as warrented

If info works for both the DL650 & the DL1000, it will be included. If you have links to ADV Threads drop me a PM and I’ll get started on populating this INDEX. All links are not equal and I’m hoping for the good links; i.e. those not populated with the Wee is better than the Vee posts.

Please do not send links to other forums, as they WON'T be included.
Links to "Private Homepages" can be included

Since I started looking into creating this thread, I have found some quality general info for other models & think it makes good sense to include those links in this thread.

All External Links will be marked with the following Turquoise note.
External Links! AdvRider is not responsible for anything at these links; proceed at your own risk.

Also, please be aware that this is not a FAQS page. Although QA/QC edits are ongoing in an attempt to not lead anyone astray, people should use their best judgment and if in doubt ask questions! The point of this thread was not to make questions unnecessary; the point is to help end the relentless search for "those" thread links. If you disagree with an inclusion, submit your complaint to the committee.

NOTE: One tip for searching this thread, try using your web browser’s page search function (usually pushing CTRL and F at the same time will bring it up, or try the Edit menu on the toolbar) - it will save you some time. Another suggestion is this: CLICK HERE and then add your search terms to the search and Google will only search this site. It is a great tool for searching this site with 3 letter terms.

Oh yeah, and one other thing that might help us help you:
Hi n00b, welcome to ADVrider. Got a question do ya? (shamelessly STOLEN from Thumpers )


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Links Useful to Everyone
Frequently Asked Questions
Wee vs Vee vs Uly vs GS vs Versys vs KLR vs KTM Click Here as it's been discussed to DEATH & often ends up in a pissing contest

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Neduro's Tire Changing Class

Minimalist Tire Changing

Changing Tires with the Harbor Freight Changer

Common Motorcycle Tire Wear Patterns

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Iron Butt Toolkit
Torque Wrench Thread
Loctite Thread

General Discussions

Why Clean Your Bike
Safe Group Riding
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Used Motorcycle Evaluation Guide
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Securing Your Motorcycle To A Trailer
Towing Your Motorcycle Trailer

Fork Maintenance,
Complete or routine?

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Lets See Your V-Strom Offroad
V-Strom Picture Thread 2004 - 2011 models

V-Strom Picture Thread 2012 models

Sleeping V-Strom Pics
V-Strom Owners



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Total bike mod:
Thinstrom

Airbox:
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Battery:
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Brakes:
ABS On/Off Switch
4 Piston Caliper Upgrade


Centerstand(s)
How To Use Your Centre Stand

Chain(s) & guides:
DL650 Chain Adjustment

ENGINE OIL
Oil – this always brings up some interesting discussion (important but… big yawn) Don’t change it regularly and see what happens, but you probably should follow the manufacturer’s recommendation donchathink? One caveat: Suzuki only recommends an oil filter change every 3rd oil change & I personally think if you are changing the oil, change the oil filter too

Ergonomics: Bar, Seat & Peg Height
Fastaways Footpeg Install
Lower Footpegs


Exhaust/silencers:

Electrical
Fuzeblocks
Blue Sea

Airhorns

Flush Mount Signals:
Lockhart Philips Flush Mount

Heated grips wiring
Oxford Heaterz Heated Grips

Footpegs:
KLR 650 Pegs


Fender replacement/mods: FRONT
dcwn45's Modified Stock Front Fender
Gravelhunters High Mount
Another Take On The High Mount Front Fender
dcwn45's High Mount Fender
crpntr's High Mount Fender

Fender Mods: Rear
Fender Removal

Extra Fuel:

Handlebars: Controls, Grips & Barkbusters
Protaper ATV high handlebars
Acerbis Enduro knuckle guards install


Lighting: Aux & Headlight Upgrades
Headlight HID #1
Headlight HID #2
Single Headlight Conversion

LED Aux Driving Lights *NEW*

Kickstand
Touratech kickstand support


Luggage: Hard & Soft Rear Rack(s) & Tankbags
DL650 Bikes With Hard Bags

Tank Panniers
Jesse Odessy II
Nelson Rigg CL850 Soft Saddle Bags
Dan Vesel soft luggage guard with Tool Tubes
Tankbag Sw Motech Quickrelease "Daypack II"
Caribou Luggage
Givi Luggage

Mirrors

MOUNTS:
Accessory socket(s)
GPS mount(s),
Migsel-like TomTom Rider 2 mount
RAM bases

Mudguard:
Radiator:
Risers:

Seats:
Custom Seats:
Rich's Custom Upholstery
Tedder's Review

Russel Day Long Saddles

Bill Mayer Saddles
Rick Mayer Cycle

Off The Shelf:
Sargent Seats
Corbin Seats

Seat Pads:
Airhawk
Alaska Leather Products

Shift/Brake lever(s):
Speedometer:
Sprockets:
Steering Dampers:

Steering Head:
Bearing Replacement

Suspension: Forks, Shocks & Springs
Intiminators (Front Fork Valves)
Intiminators (Tweaked)
Rear Shock Rebuilding & Fork Upgrades by Daugherty Motorsports
Lowering the Wee
Raising the Wee
Forkbrace:

Toolkit Replacement Toolkit

TIRES/TYRES: Rims & Rubber
Rims:
Tires:

Trailer Hitches


Valves
valve shim lapping by hand

Other Forums/Resources
Yahoo DL650 Message Forum
Stromtroopers
VSRI
MicaPeak DL650 Registry
Cal-Sci This site also sells products for the Wee & Other Motorcycles


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Old 01-21-2009, 09:53 AM   #2
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Old 01-21-2009, 10:31 AM   #3
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Excellent idea! I will continue to check out this thread's progress.

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Old 01-21-2009, 01:29 PM   #4
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Cool... great idea!. Thanks NW

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Old 01-21-2009, 01:44 PM   #5
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I like the idea and I am subscribed to keep tabs on this.
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Old 01-21-2009, 01:50 PM   #6
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I read that as "Threat Index" and was wondering what Uncle Larry had done now.
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Old 01-21-2009, 02:14 PM   #7
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There is some great links over at stromtroopers...maybe you could pinch?
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Old 01-21-2009, 06:53 PM   #8
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Top stuff, nice way to sift through the crap.

A good brake modification thread to add to the first post.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=403739
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Old 01-21-2009, 09:54 PM   #9
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Nice work Night Wolf! Subscribed and digesting info as it comes in...

Gotta love this site!
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Old 01-22-2009, 01:17 AM   #10
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2012 Wee Strom Specific


First Ride Report 2012 Wee Strom

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Old 01-22-2009, 03:33 AM   #11
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Quote:
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Will this work for the Wee Strom??? I'm not including links to Vee articles unless it applies to the Wee also
Good point, I know there is different disc diameters, I guess until someone tries it out, we won't know. One day.
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Old 01-23-2009, 10:15 AM   #12
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Don't forget the sleeping V-Strom thread!
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Old 01-24-2009, 02:25 PM   #13
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Great thread!!
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Old 01-27-2009, 08:15 PM   #14
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super effort! yaaay

hope I can contribute some value.
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Old 01-28-2009, 11:26 PM   #15
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anyone have any info on mounting Hepco & Becker Lock it removable sidecase racks on a wee? Looking at the directions it looks like I have to remove the whole tail section of the bike?
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