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Old 07-18-2013, 04:52 PM   #1
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"The" ThinStrom - PiJiL edition

Okay I didn't build it.

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Glitch_Oz did.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=251613

Looking closely at the bike you can see the level of details is fantastic he did an Awesome job.

I am coming from a v-strom 1000 that was heavily modified but really heavy, this thing is so light, precise and easy to ride.

Thanks Pete for doing such a great job :-)
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Old 07-18-2013, 06:34 PM   #2
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So, I have plans for "Fiona"....well bikes have girls names...Fiona is Shreks wife....

First.....



Motard front wheel, 17" off the sv650........
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Old 07-18-2013, 06:40 PM   #3
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So...he built a dirt bike from a street bike...which you now want to make into a street bike?

That aside, it sure is purty...diggin' the overall look and feel as is. :)
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Old 07-18-2013, 07:00 PM   #4
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As I don't know you SportsGuy, I am unable to tell if you are stupid, foolish or fishing

The 650 Strom is a pretty capable "dual sport" bike, not just a road bike.

This specimen has been modified to go further than a standard Strom and my plans are to have a spare set of rims for motarding, road riding and track days. That way, I need only change the rims, not the tyres

This is on the way



And these

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Old 07-18-2013, 07:37 PM   #5
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On the way



On the way

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Old 07-18-2013, 08:06 PM   #6
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Holy shit!!

She's certainly getting a make-over....another one !!
Goes like stink, the little bugger, dunnit?
Can't wait to see what comes out of it...
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Old 07-18-2013, 08:13 PM   #7
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Without blowing the wind up ya, the bike is outstanding mate.

I would suggest that a product line of parts that you have created would be a nice profitable business :-)

The plans are to re-route the exhaust, muck around with the headlight surround, fit a rear seat and pegs and ride the fecker
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Old 07-18-2013, 09:23 PM   #8
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The plans are to re-route the exhaust
....that's a good part of the reason the bike goes so well.
As is, it's the perfect balance of backpressure (+ engine-braking as a V-twin should), sound, flow/ pick up and a seamless spin-up into red zone.

If you re-route (which will spoil the looks a bit, I reckon ) check the lengths of 45 +50mm pipe I used...the 45 for backpressure and enginebraking, the 50 for slowing down the flow and remove the "bounce" of the uneven-length header-pipes, smoothing things out, quitening the sound etc.
Haven't got much clue how it works, it was all by gut-feel (and luck!).

Anyway, great to hear she's getting a good run!


Btw....found the original dogbones. Using a 17"front you might want to drop the bum too, otherwise the head might get a bit wiggly.
The stock items will drop the rear about 25mm, which will juuuust stop the rear-wheel from hitting the exhaust can under full compression (4mm clearance, I think....measured with a brandnew Tourance at the time) Your road-hoops would have a shallower profile, but a slightly steeper crown, coming to about the same clearance in the end.
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Old 07-19-2013, 08:20 AM   #9
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SV front

Exploring/Carolina on stromtrooper has a write-up on how he did it........

http://www.stromtrooper.com/v-strom-modifications-performance/69324-sv650-front-wheel-installation-dl650.html
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....carefull, that's a good part of the reason the bike goes so well.
As is, it's the perfect balance of backpressure (+ engine-braking as a V-twin should), sound, flow/ pick up and a seamless spin-up into red zone.

If you re-route (which will spoil the looks a bit, I reckon ) check the lengths of 45 +50mm pipe I used...the 45 for backpressure and enginebraking, the 50 for slowing down the flow and remove the "bounce" of the uneven-length header-pipes, smoothing things out, quitening the sound etc.
Haven't got much clue how it works, it was all by gut-feel (and luck!).
Less bends in the connecting pipe = a little more length of 45mm,
possibly 3-4".

Anyway, great to hear she's getting a good run!


Btw....found the original dogbones. Using a 17"front you might want to drop the bum too, otherwise the head might get a bit wiggly.
The stock items will drop the rear about 25mm, which will juuuust stop the rear-wheel from hitting the exhaust can under full compression (4mm clearance, I think....measured with a brandnew Tourance at the time) Your road-hoops would have a shallower profile, but a slightly steeper crown, coming to about the same clearance in the end.
Thanks Pete, as the new exhaust is shaped, I will post the exhaust back pressures and design work for all to see. I forgot to mention that on the list of mods is a power commander to sweeten the power

Also, I will measure the rake and trail before and after fitting the 17" to tell if the rear needs lowering
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Exploring/Carolina on stromtrooper has a write-up on how he did it........

http://www.stromtrooper.com/v-strom-modifications-performance/69324-sv650-front-wheel-installation-dl650.html

Thanks Mark444, I am following his advice. All I have to order these

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As much as I admire (a lot) Glitch's bike, I think it was always begging for the Motard treatment.

I'm looking forward to the photos.
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Old 07-20-2013, 11:00 PM   #13
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As much as I admire (a lot) Glitch's bike, I think it was always begging for the Motard treatment.

I'm looking forward to the photos.
That's the first thing I thought too
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Old 07-22-2013, 05:51 PM   #14
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I've got 17's on mine. Sharpens it up a bit. 955 tiger wheels fit, no idea on SV but shouldn't be to hard. Speedo drive change might be trick.

It'll be good to see it motarded finally. How about some spokies!
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Old 07-23-2013, 05:14 AM   #15
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Thanks Tileman, the a speedo drive on the sv wheels is compatible with the Strom but the spokies are too dear
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