Lets see your Vstrom OFFROAD!

Discussion in 'Japanese polycylindered adventure bikes' started by LaOutbackTrail, Aug 1, 2006.

  1. grandelatte

    grandelatte Consistently Inconsistent Supporter

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    Having some fun at Sam Houston National Forest today.
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  2. Mr. C

    Mr. C I need more bike time!!

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    Man! I HATE that type of mud. The bike does look nice and comfy like that, however!
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  3. PineLaneRider

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    I was told this thread needed a bump so...
    Went for a little spin and spill on Sunday. Had to call my son to rescue me. Guess I'm going to have to put together a Z-drag! The root at the top of the incline is what killed me!
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    Man you're lucky the bike fell where it did and not further up where it could have pinned you between it and those rocks.
  5. PineLaneRider

    PineLaneRider Long timer

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    Or in the water. Its cold here in PA! I didn't go down with it. Just stepped away.
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  8. LexLeroy

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    How's the 19" front wheel working out for you? Do you feel like you need any reduction in trail to lighten the steering?
  9. grandelatte

    grandelatte Consistently Inconsistent Supporter

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    I’ve been thinking about getting the leading legs from DMC but can’t afford them at this time. The steering is heavy, but I’m used to it now.
  10. LexLeroy

    LexLeroy Socially Distant Supporter

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    I put a set of SV1000 wheels on my own DL1000, and before I smartened up and lowered the rear to compensate for the smaller diameter of the 17" front wheel I had a bike that was squirrely as all get out because of the reduced trail. It occurred to me at the time, however, that the reduced trail and the ability to run a 130/80-17 rear tire like a K-60 up front on the 3.5" wide SV1000 front rim might be another solution to lightening sidecar steering while at the same time putting down a wider contact patch.

    It's probably a question for the DL1000 sidecar gurus in the "Hacked" section.
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  11. grandelatte

    grandelatte Consistently Inconsistent Supporter

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    Hey, brilliant. I like where this is going.... I need to dig deeper into this idea. I wonder if SV650 front wheel would work, too??????

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  12. LexLeroy

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    The older SV650s had a 17mm axle. You need a front wheel from the SV1000, 2001-2005 GSXR600 or 2000-2005 GSXR750. They had 25mm axles, but a bearing swap and new spacers and you're off to the races. Here's a link that describes the process. PM me going forward so we don't junk up this thread.

    http://www.vstrom.info/Smf/index.php/topic,6714.0.html

    My posts are at the end of the thread.

    But this is a thread about our VStroms off-road, so here's a shot shortly after I did the wheel swap.

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    Shortly after this shot was taken the gravel road turned to dirt. The dirt soon turned to sand, mud and large chunks of limestone. It did not end well. :lol3

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  13. Vitaly

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    Went off road trip. Bike fall when idle, and foot peg went away. Bush Fixed.
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  14. Buckee

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    Eco-pegs. There's a market out there, the padauk ones will sell to the Beemer guys.
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  15. PineLaneRider

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    Did I miss the offroad part? If there's a speed limit sign it's not offroad...lol
    On the other hand...MEAT!
  16. chippertheripper

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    they're off (to the side of) the road. count it.
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    Back in the club.
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    Out exploring mud roads one day....

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    foxfire YRUYUR?

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    CatBehemoth Been here awhile

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