VStrom Owners Thread

Discussion in 'Japanese polycylindered adventure bikes' started by Queen, Jan 16, 2006.

  1. pfettig77

    pfettig77 Been here awhile

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    I'm about an hour east of Minneapolis but I'm from the Milwaukee area. Bummer is the sale ends next week and I won't be going home 'till Christmas.
  2. BikeMikeAZ

    BikeMikeAZ Been here awhile

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    I searched but no joy on this line of questioning:
    Anyone have a 120/70 Dunlop trailmax mission on the from of their 2017+ Wee? I know it's a bit shorter and wider than the stock size 110/80. There's less than a finger's width of clearance to the fork with the current 110/80 TKC80. I want to try the missions and I'm hoping to get a bit better sandy/loose stuff performance with the slightly wider tire, is that the right thinking?
  3. MrBob

    MrBob Cisgendered Supporter

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    2011 Wee Strom with 17,xxx miles. The latest in 52 years of owning bikes. I bought a new Wee in 2006 and I'm looking forward to discovering the changes in the bike's development since then.
  4. ag_streak

    ag_streak Tiene Ruta Cuarenta? Supporter

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    ^ ^ ^ Those white 2011s are the best-looking of the Gen 1's! :deal :freaky

    Congrats!
  5. Gustavo

    Gustavo Motociclista Errante

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    Nice bike. Congrats!

    IIRC, other than ABS becoming available (but not std until 2012) and the longer swingarm (to accommodate the ABS), I don't think there were any major changes.

    Gustavo
  6. V-Tom

    V-Tom Long timer

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    There were also changes to the fuel system; I believe related to emissions requirements. Don't; recall exactly what. I think something changed in the Alternator and switchgear changed a bit. As you said nothing major.

    ..Tom
  7. MrBob

    MrBob Cisgendered Supporter

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    Dual plugs.
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  8. Rusty Shakelford

    Rusty Shakelford Been here awhile Supporter

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    Evening ride last night to an open field. feet propped up on front pegs and leaned against the back rest staring up at the night sky. good night.
  9. MrBob

    MrBob Cisgendered Supporter

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    Hit a Deer about an hour after I took this photo. The Strom is sole source of transportation now.
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  10. Baroquenride

    Baroquenride Everyone dies, but not everyone truly lives.

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    Well crap, sorry to hear that and glad you weren't on the bike. Be careful out there. :(
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  11. MrBob

    MrBob Cisgendered Supporter

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    It would be more accurate to say the Deer hit me.
  12. Gustavo

    Gustavo Motociclista Errante

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    Damn. Glad you are OK. Doesn't look like it will buff out... :doh

    Hopefully the weather cooperates until you get the van back.

    Gustavo
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  13. Davidprej

    Davidprej Davidprej Supporter

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    In the daylight? Any lessons for us to learn from the accident? Or just a case of 'stuff' happens?
  14. MrBob

    MrBob Cisgendered Supporter

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    Dusk, which is about the most dangerous time. Deer are coming into rut now so they're more insane than usual. But, when a Deer runs at you from the side and out of the woods to smash into you, the only prep for this is to be somewhere else. Google Maps directed me down this road but it was in a remote area with trees close to the road - scary. I was looking for ways to rejoin the freeway when the kamikaze bastard made his run.
  15. MrBob

    MrBob Cisgendered Supporter

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    The adjuster can't get to the van until Friday, so it's fate remains unknown. I have put a ton of work into that van and I hope to keep it.
  16. dp064

    dp064 Been here awhile Supporter

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    How many miles on that van? ..dont see many C/Vs these days.
  17. MrBob

    MrBob Cisgendered Supporter

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    188,xxx. I searched for almost a year to find a clean CV and traveled from Boulder to Omaha to buy this one.
  18. MEDIC-0372

    MEDIC-0372 Been here awhile

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    Nice looking bike. Sorry about the deer...nothing you can do about it in most cases.
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  19. pixilated

    pixilated Been here awhile

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    Greetings from CO Springs! Sorry about the van, congrats on the bike!

    My wife and I had a similar experience on Wolf Creek Pass, where a deer ran out of the woods into the front corner panel of her car. I was in the passenger seat and suddenly saw a head on the windscreen in front of me. Crazy buggers. Hope you get it fixed up.
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  20. LukeMacPU

    LukeMacPU Been here awhile Supporter

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    You’re clearly not in the pickup line at the local elementary. My wife and I have one and are frequently in a line of cars where roughly 25% are Mopar mini-vans!
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