2017 Vstrom 650/650XT

Discussion in 'Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan' started by MariusD, Oct 4, 2016.

  1. eakins

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    Those will indeed fit over the 650 oem plastic guards???

    Are the new 17 oem guards the same as the gen 2 guards? Suzuki loves to reuse parts or do the new 650s get the new 1000 guards?

    Sure looks like you need to have the OEM bars as the mount points are exact on the ends and then on the triple clamp mounts. Any aftermarket bar will have a different spec for sure.
  2. eakins

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    Saw a black XT this weekend. The revised front makes it look smaller than my gen 2 650. I liked the package.
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  3. RhinoVStrom

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    I don't think they fit. On the website of H&B they are showing only on the 1000 and not on the 650.

    The Oem guard of the 2010, 2014 and 2017 have different part numbers.
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  4. The_Precious_Juice

    The_Precious_Juice 2013 DR650

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    From the tank back, the package is really good.
    Like the slimmer saddle and lower pipe.
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  5. eakins

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    Lower pipe is key to enable the aftermarket to built really tight symetrical racks and thus side boxes.
    Suzuki really pushed out the gen 2 pipe way too far and thus all these funky asym racks came about. Maybe it was cat converter heat issues?
    Either way Gen 1 was much better in this area.
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  6. eakins

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    True that. If it did fit you would still be locked into keeping your 650 stock bar and it's funky shape.
  7. RowBust

    RowBust Been here awhile

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    Perhaps it was a LAMS approved version
  8. PartyPack

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    Good thought, but no it was a full power model.
  9. slugsmasher

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    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.
  10. jojojones

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    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.
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  11. jojojones

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    121 mph...not bad. I think mine topped out @111
  12. Maggot12

    Maggot12 U'mmmm yeaah!!

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    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.

  13. Maggot12

    Maggot12 U'mmmm yeaah!!

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    Forget the 121.. all I was thinking of, is all the other dumbass shit he did. Countless tickets in 2 minutes...

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  14. Gustavo

    Gustavo Motociclista Errante

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  15. slugsmasher

    slugsmasher Been here awhile

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    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.
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    Engines guards fit the bolt patterns from 2004-2016 and I doubt very much if the 2017 is any different.
  17. eakins

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    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
  18. eakins

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    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.
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    slugsmasher Been here awhile

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    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.

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  20. greywolf

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    The swingarm grew 15mm in 2007.