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Discussion in 'Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan' started by Jamie, Jan 2, 2005.
Tell us about those boxes
Wondering when the 2012 Wee pics will start showing up on this thread???
I noticed the cutout in the windscreen.
Did you do that? How does it work?
Taken yesterday somewhere in Oregon near Unity.
I like how those Trekkers look on you Strom.
A pix taken in Sta. Ana, Cagayan, way up Northern Luzon (East Side) in the Philippines......
Another shot taken in Sta. Praxedes, Cagayan up Northern Luzon (West side)....
Those cross supports on the back of the boxes look like they work pretty well.
East of Kaiser Pass
Does it count if I'm not off-road? Loaded with baggage? Just on a test ride? Might it help that I'm parked in front of a historical private mansion (not mine) in Montpellier, France?
I almost was convinced that choosing a Tiger 800 would be cool, but after trying the 2012 V-strom again I feel that the Suzuki is simply a bike that fits my style and desires better. It feels more "me", whatever that means. Now I will sell the Varadero 125 (best little bike ever!!) and order the Strom on Friday or Saturday.
I had a 2006 wee and find the Tiger xc superior in every way except price. However the 2012 Strom may be a different animal.
I love the new cosmetics of the V-strom!
Did the cut-out in the windscreen myself. The buffeting was so bad at all windscreen positions and I couldn't wait for the Madstad brackets. Took about 1/2 hr of time, cost absolutely nothing and stopped almost 90% of the "Head in the Paint Shaker" effect at the tallest setting. For me, the buffeting was so bad I literally had blurred vision @ 65 mph. That is not acceptable. Just to let you know my helmet is an Arai XD3 with a bill. so some buffeting could be from the helmet.
If memory serves me correctly, I found the idea here on ADV Rider in an old thread. Just do a search and I'm sure you'll find it.
Thanks. Yes, there are plenty of threads around here of people cutting holes in their windscreens.
Yours just happens to look good. (At least from a distance. )
It's not like I was cutting on a $15,000 KTM or BMW. Heck, the way I looked at it was, how much could I possibly screw up a $200 Zuki screen (OEM replacement cost, I looked it up before I took the jigsaw to it). I did take my time to lay out the template though.
Just pulled the trigger and bought that white 2012 Wee you see at the top of this page... Got spousal approval -- partly thanks to the comfort of the passenger seat and position and partly because it felt smooth and natural on our test ride. Will take delivery within a couple of weeks after they add the multitude of accessories that I haggled to get in with the purchase!
I look forward to sharing pictures of the back-roads of southern France in the near future. Lot's of great riding to be had around here!
Please post pics and reports once you get more time in the saddle.
What tires are those mister? Nevermind, Search is my friend.......
Took my 03 1K out to look at some aspen trees today.
Thats almost got to the point where its not so ugly that I wouldn't buy one