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post #11 of 87 Old 03-31-2011, 07:00 AM
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Déjà vu

A few weeks ago I got the same bike, same color from the same dealer..

Congrats on the purchase.
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post #12 of 87 Old 03-31-2011, 07:03 AM
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congrats on the new bike

Its a wee ripper!

2008 DL1000 - second hand with kaoko CC, bash plate, rad guard, centre stand and crash bars fitted. Since purchase I have added - Richland peg lowering plates and fork brace, mirror extenders, 12v plug, rear rack extender, flash alu chain guard, madstad brackets, with tyre repair kit and mini compressor under the seat. Steel pony bags on order and some homemade panniers frames halfway made.


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post #13 of 87 Old 04-01-2011, 07:19 AM Thread Starter
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So you have just told the world you would rather ride a Bimota and drink lattes than ride a Strom and get wet.

I can't help it if Italian bike owners decide at short notice to shift their event from November to April just to clash with mine.
Well at least ride the Bim, i'm not much of a latte drinker....

Have fun Sunday

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I've got a white one and it is a lovely colour on the Wee - but the silver ones with the silver wheels look fantastic on the road. Very elegant, and I think you've got the right colour.

BTW, that's the first new bike I've seen delivered to the buyer with 0 on the odo. Normally they have 1 or 2km from the mechs doing a round the block test.
Thanks Scrivens, at least i know the mechs didn't thrash it around the block

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I've got a white one and it is a lovely colour on the Wee - but the silver ones with the silver wheels look fantastic on the road. Very elegant, and I think you've got the right colour.

Mines a white one too but the dark silver looks very smart.

Look even better when you get the "K-mart" stickers off the fairing.

You have a great bike there!
Thanks Bruso, wait until you see the pics below

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A few weeks ago I got the same bike, same color from the same dealer..

Congrats on the purchase.
Mick you are obviously a man of great intellect and sophistication

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congrats on the new bike

Its a wee ripper!
Thanks copout.

It was a busy day today, here is what i wanted to achive..

Fit all this to the bike..



For Bruso, look no stickers



And here she is at the end of day 1..



The total of today's efforts..

Installed..

Richland Ricks Footpeg Lowering Kit
MKIII Pivot Pegs
Richland Rick Fork Brace
HDB clamp and Bars
Tuono Mirrors
Throttle tube prepped for the oxford grip heaters

I was still undecided whether to ditch the front plastics, that was until i started trying to remove them There is no way it is going back on, i can't believe how fiddly all the bits are.

A pair of round headlights will be getting installed and some custom mount to fit the dash and windscreen.

Tomorrow i am scouring around for headlights and brackets, then try and get the PC8 installed..

The interesting thing is that i haven't even started the bike yet, i hope it will start when it is all back together..

Cheers

Steve
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post #14 of 87 Old 04-01-2011, 07:28 AM
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you have carpet in the garage!!! love it!!!

2008 DL1000 - second hand with kaoko CC, bash plate, rad guard, centre stand and crash bars fitted. Since purchase I have added - Richland peg lowering plates and fork brace, mirror extenders, 12v plug, rear rack extender, flash alu chain guard, madstad brackets, with tyre repair kit and mini compressor under the seat. Steel pony bags on order and some homemade panniers frames halfway made.


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post #15 of 87 Old 04-01-2011, 09:47 AM
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Hey copout - my thinking was "he has a gararge!"
Nice bike, nice bits. Enjoy.
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post #16 of 87 Old 04-01-2011, 11:50 AM
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Cricky Steve,

0 km, and u have already started farkling... and... new headlight too...?

make sure u take some details shots of what u have done - New R/R especially - mounting direct to battery or to stock connectors

let me know if the GS bags doesnt cause interference with your new handlebar


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post #17 of 87 Old 04-01-2011, 06:37 PM Thread Starter
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you have carpet in the garage!!! love it!!!
I don't have power in my garage, never mind carpet. Luckily a mate said i could work on the bike in his factory

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Hey copout - my thinking was "he has a gararge!"
Nice bike, nice bits. Enjoy.
Thanks Wombat.

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Cricky Steve,

0 km, and u have already started farkling... and... new headlight too...?

make sure u take some details shots of what u have done - New R/R especially - mounting direct to battery or to stock connectors

let me know if the GS bags doesnt cause interference with your new handlebar


have fun
Hi Ace,

I figured that if i started riding her, i wouldn't find the time to stop and take her off the road.

Yup i'll take a ton of detail shots. In regards to the R/R, i was wanting to keep the stock connectors, but as i don't know anything about electrics, i may listen to the advice of others and let them decide what is the best course.

The bag wont intefere with the GS bag because the the spacers i am using lift the bars as well as move them forward, unfortunately, this makes accessing the ignition key a little difficult, but that is a small price to pay for comfort while riding. Here is a pic..



I was trying to have fun yesterday, but i spent more time swearing than smiling, hopefully today will be better.

Thanks for the feedback guys.

Cheers

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post #18 of 87 Old 04-02-2011, 01:34 AM Thread Starter
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I got a little more done today, the good thing was that i have decided how to mount the new R/R

Trying to get the old R/R off the bike was a I ended up loosening the airbox so i could get to the loom. I would have loved to remove the airbox, but what a PITA, have Suzuki designed everything on this bike to be difficult to access?



As the original placement didn't inspire me from an access point of view, i went scrounging for a new location.... I found i ripper... i hope



Right behind the rear master cylinder is a massive void, with a weird bracket that didn't seem to have any purpose, so i cut it off

Look how nicely it will mount..



Can some one please clarify which connectors do what?



I am assuming the 3 pin connector is from the stator and the 4 pin is power (old reg) Does this mean i simply tape up the 4 pin connector on the bikes loom, then wire the 3 pin connector to the new Reg and wire the other side directly to the battery????

I hope Easternbeaver will make me up a stator/reg cable that is just a little longer so i can make this work.

Here is some detail of yesterdays work..

Pivot pegs and lowering kit



Forkbrace



HDB bars, clamp and spacers



I also got the oxford grip heaters on, i had to spend about 45 minutes with 100 grit to work the crosshatch from the clutch side of the bars But it is all done now.

Cheers

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There are not a lot of members on this great forum dedicated to the Suzuki V strom who can imagine purchasing a brand new bike and without even turning the key you can make such wholesale changes to the bike,your budget must be a bottomless pit ,looking forward to the end result.
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post #20 of 87 Old 04-02-2011, 07:27 AM
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Steve,

A couple of things to consider.

You can't put the front plastics back on. Moving the bars forward will mean the bars hit the screen on full lock. BTW. In four years on this forum this is the first time I have ever heard of somebody moving the bars forward.

While you have the air box off put some door screen fly wire over the inlet. The air box attracts insects like a magnet and the fly wire over the inlet will greatly reduce your filter cleaning time.

Take the air filter element out and carefully check the seal underneath where it sits on the air box. Suzuki have a habit of not installing them correctly and leaving gaps. While you have it off some Vaseline or similar in the edge of the seal is a good move as well.

Apply some silastic are similar to the rubber covers over the swing arm pivot unless you want to pay Jeffries $22 regularly to replace the missing one.

Stainless front brake lines make a big difference (improvement) to the brake feel.

I assume that you will be using the factory socket for the heated grips. It will be way easier to find with the plastics off and Eastern Beaver make a nice cable with connector to plug into it.

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