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Discussion in 'Japanese polycylindered adventure bikes' started by Queen, Jan 16, 2006.
Make your own.
Yeah was out on the road
Me phone hates me
Here are some pics to make up for it
It was nice riding with a nice dry seat for the first time in months
Sure was not as comfy as Terry's seat
Nice 'loop' there Brutal.
Been using the tags as guidance
#8 would be inner bushing correct ?
Both of my bikes have tall windshields. Never had an issue with them blowing over. The "half cover" allows air under it. That air would rush into the area between the top case and windshield, over the bike to fill in the lower pressure area on the other side. A full cover won't allow that. That, I think, makes all the difference. Plus they are so light they don't absorb water and become heavy.
I'm holding you to.it
I'm my bike falls over it's now on you
Just holler.....I will come help pick it up!
Seriously, these half covers are must have for me. I have been known to throw them on while going in a restaurant or store where I cannot see the bike for a while. What people cannot see, they are less tempted to screw with.
anyone use Honda fork seals on original Weestrom forks? mine 2005. Honda part
Stock handlebar upgrade.
So I'm back at looking at options.
Is the stock pullback 6" or 9"?
Stock height is less than 4", correct!
I'm wondering about pullback and what is working well. The range is low 3" to 4" for the high bars.
Some say mids are better with risers as they don't like the 4" pullback on high bars.
Others are perfectly happy with high bars and 4" of pullback?
How about width?
I know about about the bar charts on Strom sites and such and all the bar options, mostly wondering what pullback you find is best? And width you like?
I have a 7/8" Power mad adjustable riser if needed or not in this process so exact bar placement can be tweaked. Of course hose / wire legnths are an issue to be dealt with.
Hi Guys, quick question: I have a 2015 Vstrom 650, I don't see tire pressures listed anywhere, Do you guys happen to know?
Going on a long street ride today, 1st time in 6 months . Thanks!
42 rear 36 front, personally I run 36/32 just feels more planted, where I live it doesn't get really hot and the roads aren't race track quality
2012 DL 650 is 33 front/36 rear solo, 33 front/41 rear with passenger. Sticker on the chain guard.
Neither of which I abide by.
ABS you will need longer brake line for fronts if over 1” riser. I’m nonABS and went 2” and needed to extend only the wires for controls - Eastern Beaver has a plug and play kit, but it will involves removing the tank and airbox. Nothing terrible, but a little fiddling.
I posted pics a little while back, in this thread. I went with the ProTaper ATV mid and they were similar to stock with less sweep and about 3/4 - 1” wider. I cut mine to stock width.
Hand guards will need adaption to the narrower bar openings on the ProTapers..14mm. Can’t speak for other bars
Been waiting for someone else but the page is getting pretty long so happy page 1000 .. now back to lurking
Newish rider here (started at 65, 4 years ago) currently riding an XT250 and looking at the V-Strom 650. I tried a VStar 250, but was dragging the footpegs when just making a slow right turn at an intersection (I believe in accelerating out of the turns). I'm putting more road worthy tires on the XT250, and having a great time on it, but looking for a more comfortable bike for longer trips. Hoping the lean angle of the DL650 is better than the VStar, but afraid of the weight increase over the XT250 in the event of an off-road section drop. So the question is has anyone had an issue picking up a downed V-Strom 650 solo, or is everyone such a good rider that they never go down when off-road?
Bikes are going to fall over sooner or later.
I've never had an issue picking up a Strom but I'm only 63. Often technique is a big factor on whether or not you can pick up a bike.
If you're looking at off-road where a v-strom may fall over I would recommend a KLR and replace the suspension + 685cc upgrade. V-strom's are dirt road worthy but not much more then that; I've taken mine more crazy places but it greatly reduces the fun factor compared to a smaller and lighter bike.
I can't agree with muffinman. I owned a klr and I thought it was a turd. It's top heavy and weighs almost as much as a dl650. A cb500x is a way better bike for a relatively inexperienced rider who just wants to explore some dirt roads. Or a versys 300. Both are far better bikes than a klr, and are quite a bit lighter than the dl650.
^^^ or a GS310 but the cb500x with the rally raid kit is an awesome bike