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Discussion in 'Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan' started by MariusD, Oct 4, 2016.
Perhaps it was a LAMS approved version
Good thought, but no it was a full power model.
Question to Wee3 owners who may have had a Wee1: Are the engine/frame bolt locations the same? I.e. can I use a bashplate, centerstand and enginebars from a Wee1 on a Wee3. I understand this stuff still fits on a Wee2.
based on post 586 on page 30 Happy Trails has made no attempt to tuck the boxes in on their first design for the 17 wee. I have the oem hard cases on my 17 wee and I love the way they are tight to the rear and help with lanesplitting but I have a strong suspision they would not survive any laydown.
Has any pannier maker made some nice top load pannier boxes that might be able to use the same tucked in mount points. I'm almost to the point of going to a local race car fab shop and see if they could make something. Tusk, Jesse, SW Motech??????
Or I can give up and get a reckless80.
121 mph...not bad. I think mine topped out @111
Had an 07, now have a 15. I don't think anything around the engine will fit. It's a different engine, thus I believe all attachment points are different.
Not 100% sure as I never tried to swap anything.
Forget the 121.. all I was thinking of, is all the other dumbass shit he did. Countless tickets in 2 minutes...
Thanks for the pictures, not so sure everything is so "different" as the main frame and motor mounts look exactly the same. May be worth taking some measurements on each bike. Nice to know also that the 07+ wheels will fit up to the 16.
Engines guards fit the bolt patterns from 2004-2016 and I doubt very much if the 2017 is any different.
Yep Suzuki reused much of the underpinings of the older 650.
Once again it was built to a cost...including the same crappy front forks
I notice that notch on the gen 2 side cover around the oil fill is gone back to gen 1 look on the gen 3.
Some photoshop time and I merged all three versions together. Looks like main frame and engine bolts are pretty much exactly the same. I can't see much difference other than the Wee3 has a longer wheelbase. Good for us in that there are 14 years of parts and farkles to swap around.
The swingarm grew 15mm in 2007.
I have a chance to buy a very slightly used 2017 650XT, but the previous owner removed the baffle. It is too loud! I'm looking for a replacement baffle, a whole stock Suzuki muffler, or some kind of quiet can. Anyone have a take off? Anyone know of a QUIET aftermarket muffler? The Suzuki parts man tells me the 2017 muffler is not the same as 2016 and back, and a 2017 muffler is not yet available as a "part" anyway. Any help?
jojojones, I agree that it would have been nice if Happy Trail would have made their SU racks so that the panniers could have been mounted much closer to the bike, rather than having them stick out so far. However....let's turn that lemon into lemonade
By having the panniers stick out as far as they do, I decided to add 6" tool tubes on each side, between the bike, and the panniers, on each side of the bike. The result is a HUGE tool tool, with an ID of 6", and an overall length of 18". These things are like cannons, HUGE cannons, and work very well to store hardware items such as tire repair kits, full roll of duct tape, tool roll bags, etc. I was just at the Horizons Unlimited gathering in Mariposa, CA over the weekend, and people kept asking me what those HUGE cannons were, which I was happy to open them up, and have them stick an arm deep inside.
(no one lost an arm in this frivolity)
Also got the first chance to ride the new '17 Wee-3 XT in the snow and ice, going over Hwy 89, Monitor Pass, over 8500 foot elevation, last Thursday morning, riding from Nevada to California to the Horizons Unlimited gathering. Temps dropped to 30*, had a cute little snow flake icon flashing on the dash, just to remind me ot was cold out, and the roads were icy....in case I might have not noticed that for myself.
I found a review that covers everything as good as I would (or eakins) if I (we) made a review.
2017 Suzuki V-Strom 650 First Test Review Video | Riders Domain
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Published on Sep 25, 2017Read the Suzuki V-Strom 650 reivew here: https://www.ridersdomain.com/magazine... Suzuki helped define the modern middleweight adventure segment with its early V-Strom 650, and for 2017 it ups the ante with a thoroughly refreshed model. The bevy of updates have resulted in a remarkably approachable yet fun motorcycle that holds its own in a variety of circumstances.
What kind of mpg are you 2017 Wee Storm riders getting?
I just ran through my first tank of gas on my '17 XT. Filled it up at 255 miles and it took 4.4 gallons. I was generally riding it fairly gently, with the exception of at least one long WOT pull after warmup on each ride. Most of this was a 15 mile each way commute to work and back with a few spirited rides on twisty roads on the weekend. That calculates to 57.95 mpg.
They also tend to loosen up and get better MPG after a few oil changes and switch to synthetic. But it is all in your wrist, avg speed and luggage configuration. On my 2015 I had seen as low as 29mpg WOT on US2 at 85mph with 35mph side wind and as high as 66.6? in commute, the average around 54.3 according to fuelly over 180+ stops.
I would expect 2017 would be marginally better, maybe 1-3mpg?