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post #31 of 42 Old 09-01-2010, 06:28 PM
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Heh, yeah, that would be me. It's a good thing I was wearing pants, or you'd run out of ornaments pretty quickly


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Heh, yeah, that would be me. It's a good thing I was wearing pants, or you'd run out of ornaments pretty quickly
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NW WA Guys,
Keep me in the loop. I am relatively new to the forum and have a 2007 Wee in Bellingham. Would like to hear about other local events you guys have!
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NW WA Guys,
Keep me in the loop. I am relatively new to the forum and have a 2007 Wee in Bellingham. Would like to hear about other local events you guys have!
We haven't had an event in a while. Perhaps it's time to set one up. Perhaps even a burger run to meet the local v-strom riders. I'm in Mount Vernon and happy to provide any input that I can. I'm not incredibly mechanical, but I do my own work.

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We haven't had an event in a while. Perhaps it's time to set one up. Perhaps even a burger run to meet the local v-strom riders. I'm in Mount Vernon and happy to provide any input that I can. I'm not incredibly mechanical, but I do my own work.
We had a burger run...no one showed up but me and Don ...and two guys from Oregon.

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We had a burger run...no one showed up but me and Don ...and two guys from Oregon.
V-Strom's just don't need to be worked on.

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Keep me in the loop. I am relatively new to the forum and have a 2007 Wee in Bellingham. Would like to hear about other local events you guys have!
If I'd know there was interest, I'd have invited you over today for some remedial swearing , advanced knuckle busting , and how to remove 2 bolts in 30 minutes that didn't really need to be removed .

Removed the rear of the bike to repair/fix the wiring the knuckleheads burned up installing my Coocase and adding an Admore rear light (for commuting). I have to give a big cheer for Eastern Beaver and his great wiring kits for Vstroms, the rear light set made this job so much easier.


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OUCH!! I just replaced my air filter.. MY GOD what a pain in the ars for just a simple swap.

I agree on the Easterbeaver. I put his box in before I added my coocase, gps, heated grips, power plugs.. the list goes on, but yeah, EASTERNBEAVER!!! rocks.

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Anyone still reading this thread? I just blew out a fork seal and have no idea how to replace it, plus I need to adjust the fork setup from its current off road to a more streetable ride.

Any interest in a fork tech session/rebuild fest? It's either that or pay someone $$$$ to do it for me, and I'd rather spend that money on beer for you guys!

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Tom, what was done to change the forks to their present configuration?

As I remember, you're kind'a an average size guy. Check the Sonic Springs web site for the right springs for your weight, then get them from Rich at Sonic. (Or ride up to Blaine and get a pair from Blair.) If there has been no change to the damping mechanism inside the forks, get a liter of 10 wt fork oil. Set your spacer length and preload to give you a sag of close to 40 mm. There is a lot more that can be done to tame the front damping with either RaceTech cartridge emulators or Ricor Intiminators damping valves.

(Is Blair actually in Blaine, or does he just have a U. S. shipping point there? Speaking with him on the phone kind of gave me the impression that he was Canadian, eh?)

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