Just purchased a 2013 Weestrom

Discussion in 'Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan' started by lqgsrider, Jun 28, 2013.

  1. lqgsrider

    lqgsrider LQDesert Rider

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    I'm looking to add hand guards, skid plate, crash bars and DC out let. Any suggestions? Best brand, model and website to buy from.

    Thanks,
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  2. todd900ss

    todd900ss Been here awhile

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    Lots of choices, head over to stromtroopers.com and have a look around.
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  3. bleedgrn

    bleedgrn Adventurer

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    Congrats on your new bike. I have a 2012 DL650 in white and have carefully picked out farkles. I would start by looking at Twisted Throttle. Look at the Deals from drop down menu then outlet store. Found a few nice deals there under ding and dent. Check out Stromtrooper.com there is a lot of good advise for choosing accessories and pictures which help visualise. In the end, this bike is a solid performer and there are many ways to personalise it to your liking. Enjoy and don't forget to ride.
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  4. lqgsrider

    lqgsrider LQDesert Rider

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    Thanks for the advice!
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  5. NJ-Bill

    NJ-Bill Life is good

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    I really like my Hyde skid plate. However, if you are going to ride in rocky conditions I would I choose a metal plate. Good luck with the new bike. I really love mine.
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  6. sierraoffroad

    sierraoffroad Long timer

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    http://www.vstrom.info/

    some more vstrom info. there is a lot of info out there.

    handguards i would suggest

    moose contour wrap around guards with maier guards over the aluminum

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Maier-Stand...ies&hash=item27d3a0e77c&vxp=mtr#ht_944wt_1130

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Moose-Racin...Parts_Accessories&hash=item35c44249e4&vxp=mtr



    or something like that anyway. you can shop around and find cheaper, but those links give you an idea.

    also look at the givi skid plate. i have the touratech skid plate and oil cooler relocation kit, but your bike does not have an oil cooler so it may be a bit different
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  7. eakins

    eakins Butler Maps

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  8. glasswave

    glasswave Been here awhile

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    Congrats on the new ride! :clap

    The gold standard in hand guards are barkbuster, but they are costly @ $160.

    For a dc outlet, I'd suggest http://burnsmoto.com/, great guy and easy to use stuff.

    The favored skid plate for super toughness is the enduro guardian, $180-250. The Hyde racing is cheapest at $90 and people seem to like em. People are very happy w/sw motec and others as well.

    All the crash bars seem to do their jobs ok from what I've heard so far, although one guy has complained about the Suzuki brand. They run $150 for the Givi at the low end to about $300 for Altrider at the high end.

    stromtrooper.com will get you sorted out, or perhaps more confused.

    good luck
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  9. bleedgrn

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    Another good source. I have purchased a lot of accessories from Aerostich.com who are famed for their renowned riding apparel. They also have tons of other accessories. I bought my waterproof recessed outlet from them for $16 plus their heated grips for $32. Both work great. Many members complain about the "buffeting" issue which is easily fixed with a madstad windshield bracket and screen of your choice. A fork brace is also highly recommended for added stability. Agree with the above on the Enduroguardian bash plate. Lots of good info out there. You will be amazed how much you are willing to spend farkling to make it right.
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  10. Dubl-A

    Dubl-A SuckerDucker

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    Where's the pics??
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  11. trailNtent

    trailNtent Been here awhile

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    +1
    After trashing my SW Motech skid plate, I replaced it with an enduroguardian and it's very stout. The optional highway pegs are nice as well. Don't know how I did without them.
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  12. lqgsrider

    lqgsrider LQDesert Rider

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    Pics will be coming shortly

    I'm away on vacation but when I return I will start installing the items I have ordered and will post pics.

    Thanks for the input
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  13. lqgsrider

    lqgsrider LQDesert Rider

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    Farkles have arrived :clap I will begin installation this weekend. I got the Givi skid plate and engine guard along with the Barkbuster Storm handguards. I ordered all parts from Revzilla they were nice to deal with over the phone and pricing seemed competitive. Let me know if anyone has any tips on installing any of the above items. Once I get them on I will post some pics.
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  14. lqgsrider

    lqgsrider LQDesert Rider

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    All items arrived as promised and pretty easy to install except for the rear bolts on the skid plate - common issue painted bolts and nuts.

    I very happy with the farkles.

    Hand guards look and work great

    How do I upload pics?

    Help:rofl
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  15. Greg the pole

    Greg the pole Been here awhile

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    might want to look into some peg lowering kits.
    I installed a 1/3/4 on my 2008, and it makes the bike a lot more comfy.

    A buddy of mine sells them in 1 and 1/3/4
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  16. Full Power

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  17. charliefrench2oo8

    charliefrench2oo8 Adventurer

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    A personal recommendation. Check out Enduro Guardian skidplates. I love my skidplate for him, and I do take my bike through some BAD stuff and it holds up fine. :)
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  18. rifflebox

    rifflebox Yee Haw!

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    Heated grips. The farkle that keeps on giving.:clap
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  19. bikerfish

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    might just spring for one as well, local dealer has a adv model that keeps talking to me everytime I drive by, he made me a decent deal on it, so I just might pull the trigger and bring it home. first things to purchase will be a centerstand and a bash plate. other than that, I'm just gonna ride it for a while and figure out what I'll need next. Things gonna feel awesome compared to my old airheads!! power! brakes! suspension!!!!! :freaky
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  20. Pecha72

    Pecha72 Long timer

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    Make sure, that the bashplate and center stand can be used together. I just installed an SW Motech plate on my 2012, and sure enough, it was about 1/2 inch too long at the back for OEM stand. Not a big deal to cut it shorter, but annoying to have to take it off again to do it.
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