Wee Strom Thread Index

Discussion in 'Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan' started by Night_Wolf, Jan 21, 2009.

  1. Night_Wolf

    Night_Wolf Long timer

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    Seems compiling an INDEX for various models is becoming one way of gathering USEFULL information into one place. I contacted Packmule who said nobody was looking after the V-Stroms yet; so I have volunteered to start an INDEX for the DL650 aka the Wee Strom.

    I’ll be following the tried & tested methods used over in Thumpers for their various INDEX threads & yes that includes “stealing” parts from the Intro(s)

    If you see a broken link (or no link), please PM me so I can investigate it further & include as warrented :patch

    If info works for both the DL650 & the DL1000, it will be included. If you have links to ADV Threads drop me a PM and I’ll get started on populating this INDEX. All links are not equal and I’m hoping for the good links; i.e. those not populated with the Wee is better than the Vee posts.

    Please do not send links to other forums, as they WON'T be included.
    Links to "Private Homepages" can be included :thumb

    Since I started looking into creating this thread, I have found some quality general info for other models & think it makes good sense to include those links in this thread. :lobby

    All External Links will be marked with the following Turquoise note.
    External Links! AdvRider is not responsible for anything at these links; proceed at your own risk.

    Also, please be aware that this is not a FAQS page. Although QA/QC edits are ongoing in an attempt to not lead anyone astray, people should use their best judgment and if in doubt ask questions! The point of this thread was not to make questions unnecessary; the point is to help end the relentless search for "those" thread links. If you disagree with an inclusion, submit your complaint to the committee. :hide

    NOTE: One tip for searching this thread, try using your web browser’s page search function (usually pushing CTRL and F at the same time will bring it up, or try the Edit menu on the toolbar) - it will save you some time. Another suggestion is this: CLICK HERE and then add your search terms to the search and Google will only search this site. It is a great tool for searching this site with 3 letter terms.

    Oh yeah, and one other thing that might help us help you:
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    **** Suzuki Service Bulletins****

    V-Strom Dealer Mode


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    General DL650 Info
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    Things to check BEFORE your FIRST Ride

    First Rides

    Model Specific

    04-06 Models

    07+ ABS & Non ABS Models

    ABS models use a longer chain(one link IIRC)



    Links Useful to Everyone
    Frequently Asked Questions
    Wee vs Vee vs Uly vs GS vs Versys vs KLR vs KTM Click Here as it's been discussed to DEATH & often ends up in a pissing contest :hide

    How-To’s
    Neduro's Tire Changing Class

    Minimalist Tire Changing

    Changing Tires with the Harbor Freight Changer

    Common Motorcycle Tire Wear Patterns

    Tools, Toolkits, and Related Widgets
    Iron Butt Toolkit
    Torque Wrench Thread
    Loctite Thread

    General Discussions

    Why Clean Your Bike
    Safe Group Riding
    Taking Passengers
    Used Motorcycle Evaluation Guide
    Picking Up A "Sleeping" Motorcycle
    Securing Your Motorcycle To A Trailer
    Towing Your Motorcycle Trailer

    Fork Maintenance,
    Complete or routine?

    Applicable threads of interest

    Lets See Your V-Strom Offroad
    V-Strom Picture Thread 2004 - 2011 models

    V-Strom Picture Thread 2012 models

    Sleeping V-Strom Pics
    V-Strom Owners



    MODIFICATIONS
    Total bike mod:<o:p></o:p>
    Thinstrom<o:p></o:p>

    Airbox:
    Make Your Own Airfilter :patch

    Battery:
    AGM Battery Available from EXT12.com & BassPro.com

    Body Work/Repairs
    Rhino Lining


    Brakes:
    ABS On/Off Switch
    4 Piston Caliper Upgrade


    Centerstand(s)
    How To Use Your Centre Stand

    Chain(s) & guides:
    DL650 Chain Adjustment

    ENGINE OIL
    Oil – this always brings up some interesting discussion (important but… big yawn) Don’t change it regularly and see what happens, but you probably should follow the manufacturer’s recommendation donchathink? One caveat: Suzuki only recommends an oil filter change every 3rd oil change & I personally think if you are changing the oil, change the oil filter too

    Ergonomics: Bar, Seat & Peg Height
    Fastaways Footpeg Install
    Lower Footpegs


    Exhaust/silencers:

    Electrical
    Fuzeblocks
    Blue Sea

    Airhorns

    Flush Mount Signals:
    Lockhart Philips Flush Mount

    Heated grips wiring
    Oxford Heaterz Heated Grips

    Footpegs:
    KLR 650 Pegs


    Fender replacement/mods: FRONT
    dcwn45's Modified Stock Front Fender
    Gravelhunters High Mount
    Another Take On The High Mount Front Fender
    dcwn45's High Mount Fender
    crpntr's High Mount Fender

    Fender Mods: Rear
    Fender Removal

    Extra Fuel:

    Handlebars: Controls, Grips & Barkbusters
    Protaper ATV high handlebars
    Acerbis Enduro knuckle guards install


    Lighting: Aux & Headlight Upgrades
    Headlight HID #1
    Headlight HID #2
    Single Headlight Conversion

    LED Aux Driving Lights *NEW*

    Kickstand
    Touratech kickstand support


    Luggage: Hard & Soft Rear Rack(s) & Tankbags
    DL650 Bikes With Hard Bags

    Tank Panniers
    Jesse Odessy II
    Nelson Rigg CL850 Soft Saddle Bags
    Dan Vesel soft luggage guard with Tool Tubes
    Tankbag Sw Motech Quickrelease "Daypack II"
    Caribou Luggage
    Givi Luggage

    Mirrors

    MOUNTS:
    Accessory socket(s)
    GPS mount(s),
    Migsel-like TomTom Rider 2 mount
    RAM bases

    Mudguard:
    Radiator:
    Risers:

    Seats:
    Custom Seats:
    Rich's Custom Upholstery
    Tedder's Review

    Russel Day Long Saddles

    Bill Mayer Saddles
    Rick Mayer Cycle

    Off The Shelf:
    Sargent Seats
    Corbin Seats

    Seat Pads:
    Airhawk
    Alaska Leather Products

    Shift/Brake lever(s):
    Speedometer:
    Sprockets:
    Steering Dampers:

    Steering Head:
    Bearing Replacement

    Suspension: Forks, Shocks & Springs
    Intiminators (Front Fork Valves)
    Intiminators (Tweaked)
    Rear Shock Rebuilding & Fork Upgrades by Daugherty Motorsports
    Lowering the Wee
    Raising the Wee
    Forkbrace:

    Toolkit Replacement Toolkit :thumb

    TIRES/TYRES: Rims & Rubber
    Rims:
    Tires:

    Trailer Hitches


    Valves
    valve shim lapping by hand

    Other Forums/Resources
    Yahoo DL650 Message Forum
    Stromtroopers
    VSRI
    MicaPeak DL650 Registry
    Cal-Sci This site also sells products for the Wee & Other Motorcycles :spam


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  2. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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    subscribed
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  3. rmi03

    rmi03 Daily Motorcycle User

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    Excellent idea! I will continue to check out this thread's progress.

    Ryan
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  4. Gorilla King

    Gorilla King Dobar Skorz!

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    Cool... great idea!. Thanks NW

    Book marked
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  5. RedBean25

    RedBean25 Been here awhile

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    I like the idea and I am subscribed to keep tabs on this. :thumb
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  6. Jonnylotto

    Jonnylotto All out of care

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    I read that as "Threat Index" and was wondering what Uncle Larry had done now. :lol3
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  7. ENDODB4

    ENDODB4 b00n

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    There is some great links over at stromtroopers...maybe you could pinch?
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  8. choccoloco

    choccoloco Cabin Fever....

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  9. ZumWohl

    ZumWohl mongoose is gone

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    Nice work Night Wolf! Subscribed and digesting info as it comes in...

    Gotta love this site!
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  10. Night_Wolf

    Night_Wolf Long timer

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  11. choccoloco

    choccoloco Cabin Fever....

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    Good point, I know there is different disc diameters, I guess until someone tries it out, we won't know. One day.:deal
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  12. Uncle Larry

    Uncle Larry The most suave of stooges

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    Don't forget the sleeping V-Strom thread! :rofl
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  13. Gravehunter

    Gravehunter Been here awhile

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    Great thread!! :1drink
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  14. Zapp22

    Zapp22 ZAPP - Tejas

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    super effort! yaaay

    hope I can contribute some value. :lurk
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  15. Gorilla King

    Gorilla King Dobar Skorz!

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    anyone have any info on mounting Hepco & Becker Lock it removable sidecase racks on a wee? Looking at the directions it looks like I have to remove the whole tail section of the bike?
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  16. PackMule

    PackMule love what you do Super Moderator

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    Thanks for the great work, NW. :thumb


    Adding the index to the Beasts Hall of Wisdom, and unsticking the individual thread. :freaky
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  17. Night_Wolf

    Night_Wolf Long timer

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    We'll use this post in the Thread Index to list Ride Reports & Personal Homepages

    If you have a Homepage dedicated to your Wee Strom please drop me a PM and I'll add it here. Likewise if you know of a great Ride Report share it with everyone (I'll confess here, I rarely venture into the Ride Reports section of ADV :shog ) Outside links, as noted above, are not the responsibility of ADV nor anyone else participating in this thread :patch

    ADV Member Wee Strom Homepages/Albums

    Roy's 2007 Wee & Farkles
    ReverendViker's Comparo
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  18. ILuvUMan

    ILuvUMan Opinions Vary

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    Nice thread, thanks for all the work.
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  19. SpeedWeb

    SpeedWeb n00b

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    Congratulations Night_Wolf very good idea:bow :thumb
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  20. ride-n-the world

    ride-n-the world out of place adv rider

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    subscribing...great work! Thanks for taking the time:deal
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