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Old 02-16-2012, 12:48 PM   #76
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Here is an example of what i'd like to create - a comprehensive "farkle guide" (just threw this together in a few minutes but you get the idea)
Could potentially include prices, related threads (some shown), and links to purchase


---> CRASH BARS/ENGINE GUARDS
crash bars discussion: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=555574
crash bars discussion: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=611945
why buy pat walsh?: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=584977
givi vs swmotech: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=70702
adding bags: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=553400
adding bags: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=422065

SW-Motech





Hepco & Becker




Happy Trails





PWD Pat Walsh Designs (integrated skid plate)




Givi




Touratech







---> SKID PLATES

Enduro Guardian (by ADV Member narcosis junky)
thread: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=698743



PWD (only compatible with PWD crash bars)




SW Motech




Adventure Moto Stuff




Touratech (with oil cooler reloaction)




Touratech Exhaust Header Guard







---> CENTER STANDS
(safety discussion: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=268154)

SW Motech



Hepco & Becker
need image


Happy Trails







---> FOOTPEGS
(discussion here: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=87929)


Touratech





Fastway




SW Motech







---> HANDGUARDS/BARKBUSTERS
best DL650 hand guards? discussion here: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=173511
winterization: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=527319

Tusk
need image


Acerbis
need image


Barkbuster Storm VPS




Touratech




Cyrca
need image

Highway Dirt Bikes (shown with HDB top clamp and integrated mirrors)







---> RADIATOR PROTECTION

SW Motech




Cox Racing




Touratech

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Old 02-16-2012, 02:27 PM   #77
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---> TANK BAGS/TANK PANNIERS

Biker World USA FAMSA




Powered Pelican Tank Box (thread: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=255186)







Pelican Tank Panniers






---> LUGGAGE - SIDECASES/PANNIERS/LUGGAGE RACKS/TOPCASES





---> SUSPENSION
  • Lowering Links
  • Raising Links
  • Rear Shock/Spring
  • Front Forks/Springs/Valves
  • Fork Swaps
  • Intiminators





---> SEATS
  • Sargent
  • Corbin
  • SeatConcepts
  • Russell
  • Alaska Leather
  • Airhawk





--->NAVIGATION /ACCESSORY MOUNTING

"The Original Strombone" GPS Mount for V-Strom




Pat Walsh Radar/Accessory Shelf (incompatible with strombone mount)

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Old 02-17-2012, 05:26 AM   #78
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good work, nice pics, thanks.
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Old 02-24-2012, 06:04 PM   #79
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Amazing resource for future buyers/owners!

I plan to take home a 2012 Wee this summer if all goes according to plan...

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Old 03-23-2012, 09:07 PM   #80
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Going to look at a '05 Weestrom this weekend with 100,000 kms on it, original owner and it looks to be in really good condition, also rarely off-roaded and it shows.

My question is: what things pertinent to a high mileage wee should I be keeping an eye on? I'll be doing a compression test - what is the lower limit reading for a wee? Checking all bearings, brakes, chain /sprockets etc.

Any feedback would be greatly appreciated,
Rick
This isn't the place to ask that question; it's an index. Ask the question in the main part os the Beasts forum. Could you also delete your post so we can try to keep the clutter to a minimum
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Old 06-02-2012, 07:50 AM   #81
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I started a V-Strom wiki a few weeks ago.
http://stromtrooper.wikispaces.com/

Threads are sub optimal for sharing this type of information, since the info keeps getting updated and also because threads are not organized properly by definition for index look up (e.g. see how the comments break the content).
Wiki is ideal for that.

Maybe we can join forces and add content together, as a group?
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Old 06-16-2012, 07:11 AM   #82
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I started a V-Strom wiki a few weeks ago.
http://stromtrooper.wikispaces.com/
Great job. A definite bookmark.

Thanks.
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Old 07-24-2012, 04:14 PM   #83
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This helps, thanks guys
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Old 11-12-2012, 11:20 AM   #84
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I own a Dl-1000 and its a good bike, but it has got to be the ugliest bike I have ever owned. I have not washed the lop eared bitch in 2 years, cause you cant wash off ugly.
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Old 12-30-2012, 10:25 AM   #85
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Found another guy that will rebuild Vstrom rear shocks mine is a Wee. This is a pic after getting it back. Will install and give a ride report as soon as the snow is off the streets. This is a link if you just have to get in rebuilt before the ride report. http://www.daughertymotorsports.com/ seems like a nice guy quick turn around. I should have taken a before photo too, it was blown beyond belief and could turn adjuster screw at the bottom with my finger nail. Guys at the local shop have had good luck with him rebuilding other non-rebuildable street bike shocks.
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Old 12-30-2012, 06:52 PM   #86
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Found another guy that will rebuild Vstrom rear shocks mine is a Wee. This is a pic after getting it back. Will install and give a ride report as soon as the snow is off the streets. This is a link if you just have to get in rebuilt before the ride report. http://www.daughertymotorsports.com/ seems like a nice guy quick turn around. I should have taken a before photo too, it was blown beyond belief and could turn adjuster screw at the bottom with my finger nail. Guys at the local shop have had good luck with him rebuilding other non-rebuildable street bike shocks.
Thanks for the link First post has been updated
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Old 03-20-2013, 09:00 PM   #87
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Found another guy that will rebuild Vstrom rear shocks mine is a Wee. This is a pic after getting it back. Will install and give a ride report as soon as the snow is off the streets. This is a link if you just have to get in rebuilt before the ride report. http://www.daughertymotorsports.com/ seems like a nice guy quick turn around. I should have taken a before photo too, it was blown beyond belief and could turn adjuster screw at the bottom with my finger nail. Guys at the local shop have had good luck with him rebuilding other non-rebuildable street bike shocks.
All,
I had Jamie rebuid a CBR600 shock for me to fit an 83 Honda Sabre. The shock was so stiff that the bike became unridable. I have a couple of bad discs and I would hurt after a 30 minute ride to work on good slab. Now I do not know whether it was because the internal valving on the CBR 600 shock is designed to move in a horizontal plane vs the vertical movement of bikes like the Sabre or Stroms but...
I tried to reset the damping to no avail.
Because the spring is so stiff, the sag can no longer be adjusted.
All I am suggesting is, just make sure he is aware or your riding style and your expectations. From what I could see, he is used to rebuilding for the race world and they like them stiff.
I am not suggesting that he did anything untoward. If anything, I should have follow up with him to see if he could have done something to make the ride better. In the end, I sold the bike and bought the Wee.
No looking back now...
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Old 04-18-2013, 01:59 PM   #88
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Here's a new one to add to the list. Our new Engine Protector for the 2012+ DL650 With Suzuki/Sw-Motech Engine Guards is now shiping. They are available in Black or unfinished aluminum. http://www.amotostuff.com/product/AMSVSEP12.html

Our original version works with the Givi crash bars for all years.

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Old 05-05-2013, 05:47 PM   #89
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Strange Noise when throttle turned through range before starting bike

Hi folks.

This is what happened when I tried starting my '09 Wee after being stored for 7 months in an attached garage with a full tank of gas with fuel preserve (bike has 19K miles on it).

Some background:

For some reason every time I go to start the Wee after storage, I have to crank it over a number of times before it fires up. I have to keep the throttle open to get it to catch and fire and then hold the throttle open so it won't die. Once its warm it starts and idles fine. Before it fires up for the first time it usually makes some loud knocking noises like a diesel (yes scary :)

3 years ago my wiring harness cooked, no idea why, had it replaced. Then later that same year my stator failed and had to be replace. But when I started the bike for spring 2012 it started right up so I thought I had solved the hard to start in spring problem (my '08 Bandit starts like a dream every spring and its parked beside the Wee).

Well I just tried starting the bike and had the same problems with it not catching right away. So I turned it off and tried again this time I held the throttle open a bit. It tried to fire but did not catch. I turned the engine off and then on again, pulled in the clutch waited for the fuel pump and FI noises to stop and hit the starter button with the throttle open an bit. It turned over and then caught but had those same knock knock noises at the start. I had to leave the throttle open a bit so it would not stall (like in previous years). I let the bike warm up and then it started well after that.

After I get through the tough spring starting process the bike starts fine for the rest of the riding season.

So here is my question (finally!):

My observation/worry is, (ie: what is different this time) when I turn the key on you hear the usual fuel pump priming up and the FI noises which I wait to stop before I hit the starter button (like I always do). This time when I turned the throttle through it's open and closed range (before I hit the starter button) I heard a strange sort of electronic sounding beeping noise at two different spots in the throttle range (happens every time I turn the throttle from closed to full open). The noise happen at about the same two spots in the throttle range every time. The noise sort of sound like one of the electronic noises that are made during the start up phase (ie: like after I turn the key on and pull in the clutch but before I hit the starter button).

I've never heard this before so it worries me given the bike's history etc.

Any idea what those sore of electronic contact beeping noises are in the throttle range before I start the bike...?

Should I be worried? I'm planning on taking the bike on a 2 thousand mile ride next week and then up to the Dempster in June for 2 weeks.

Thanks!
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Old 05-05-2013, 09:14 PM   #90
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Can you read? This is an INDEX You should delete your post and make it in the main BEASTS section where it can be better answered WITHOUT cluttering this thread

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Hi folks.

This is what happened when I tried starting my '09 Wee after being stored for 7 months in an attached garage with a full tank of gas with fuel preserve (bike has 19K miles on it).

Some background:

For some reason every time I go to start the Wee after storage, I have to crank it over a number of times before it fires up. I have to keep the throttle open to get it to catch and fire and then hold the throttle open so it won't die. Once its warm it starts and idles fine. Before it fires up for the first time it usually makes some loud knocking noises like a diesel (yes scary :)

3 years ago my wiring harness cooked, no idea why, had it replaced. Then later that same year my stator failed and had to be replace. But when I started the bike for spring 2012 it started right up so I thought I had solved the hard to start in spring problem (my '08 Bandit starts like a dream every spring and its parked beside the Wee).

Well I just tried starting the bike and had the same problems with it not catching right away. So I turned it off and tried again this time I held the throttle open a bit. It tried to fire but did not catch. I turned the engine off and then on again, pulled in the clutch waited for the fuel pump and FI noises to stop and hit the starter button with the throttle open an bit. It turned over and then caught but had those same knock knock noises at the start. I had to leave the throttle open a bit so it would not stall (like in previous years). I let the bike warm up and then it started well after that.

After I get through the tough spring starting process the bike starts fine for the rest of the riding season.

So here is my question (finally!):

My observation/worry is, (ie: what is different this time) when I turn the key on you hear the usual fuel pump priming up and the FI noises which I wait to stop before I hit the starter button (like I always do). This time when I turned the throttle through it's open and closed range (before I hit the starter button) I heard a strange sort of electronic sounding beeping noise at two different spots in the throttle range (happens every time I turn the throttle from closed to full open). The noise happen at about the same two spots in the throttle range every time. The noise sort of sound like one of the electronic noises that are made during the start up phase (ie: like after I turn the key on and pull in the clutch but before I hit the starter button).

I've never heard this before so it worries me given the bike's history etc.

Any idea what those sore of electronic contact beeping noises are in the throttle range before I start the bike...?

Should I be worried? I'm planning on taking the bike on a 2 thousand mile ride next week and then up to the Dempster in June for 2 weeks.

Thanks!
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