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Discussion in 'Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan' started by Jamie, Jan 2, 2005.
BINGO! Thanks Longbeard.
Custom made by the first owner. Unbelievably burly. Thicker aluminum that any other brand I've ever seen, hard-mounted to the frame in 3 places each side, plus steel bars across the back. I've had 5 serious offers from other V-Strom riders to buy them off my bike while on dual-sport trips.
Taken by my buddy Andreas
Dont know about the front,i've other ideas,KTM Adventure on the rear can be made fit!
It's a RAD hub that bolts directly to the strom forks
My daily transpo- Who would have thunk, Joe???
Wow Pablo. Didn't know you had got a Strom. Looks like a 650? Needs knobbies.
I am 6ft- 2in tall. Would I have a problem riding a DL 650? I would like to be able to stand-up if needed? Can you add risers without new control cables? Any tall rider input would be nice.
The Strom is very roomy, and about an inch and a half riser can be installed without new cables. I am not tall, myself, but many tall riders have praised the ergos of the Strom.
6'3", 34in inseam over here on a DL650. 3/4 inch bar risers and 1 inch peg lowering kit complete with tall factory seat and very happy.
You can also take and raise the Strom to help accommodate your tall stature. I personally raised it so it had more clearance when loaded down with passenger and luggage. When riding solo it makes the bike cut in quicker too.
You set the trend.
I'm 6'1, have pegs that are 1" lower and getting at least a 1 inch rise on soon. Great ergos for riding but standing up you're gonna want a wider platform (size 13 adv boots are like canoes) and some height on the bars or you'll be precariously bending over. I tried 2" Rox Risers and didn't have enough line slack to make it work.
I have always had a fit problem with stand up riding. Its good to hear you replys. Good too know that a fix is possible. Also......nice thread you guys have going.
I'm almost 6'-2" and standing up is no problem. The only discomfort I get is from the seat after about 4 hrs. I have an airhawk on the way that will fix that.
It's a heavy bike so it favors the taller rider. You won't have any complaints.
My airhawk changed my life!!! You're gonna love it man. I have that and a sheepskin over it.
So I'm told. I hope it's better than the "abacus" pad I bought.