Some updates on my 650 that improves functionality - Stromtrooper Forum : Suzuki V-Strom Motorcycle Forums
Florida Troopers The forum for Florida V-Strommers, meet and greet ride dates, etc.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 7 Old 11-14-2006, 10:35 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 107
Some updates on my 650 that improves functionality

Hello everyone....Since our Nov 4th Ride to Eat I have been playing with the 650 to improve some ergonomics. Here are some of the mods that have mearsurable improvements in the ride.

First....My stock bars have too much sweep which causes my wrist some discomfort over a long day. Put on some dirt bike bars which give the bike more of a straight bar ride and a little lower rise. Love them.

Second....Put on the Madstadd bracket only to have my mirrors hit the windshield when turning. Needed long stem mirrors to correct problem. Found a set of Pro Sport mirrors that have extra long stems which work perfect.

Third....The guy I sold the 23 1/2 " Cee Bailey to never used it as he sold his bike before it arrived to him. He sent it back to me and I put it on the Madstadd bracket. Ideal set up for sport touring. He also sent me a Laminar Lip to try out. Haven't had the opportunity to use it yet.

Lastly....Added a set of spongy grips to improve diameter of grips and comfort. Great $9.95 investment.

Here is a picture of the mirrors and the new setup:


Last edited by Tampa Tom; 11-15-2006 at 07:11 AM.
Tampa Tom is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 7 Old 11-15-2006, 07:53 AM
 
Cpope's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Crystal River Fla
Posts: 580
Smile

Looks good Tom, I to put on the spongy grips and they are real sweet. I used the "Lip" but took it off after a while. I am up for new mirrors and will have them soon.
You need to just add another muffles and you would be in good shape.

"Enjoy life now, tomorrow may be to late"
http://public.fotki.com/cpope3/
www.citrusmotorsports.com
www.hometownvalues.biz


2007 DRZ400
2003 DL1000 SOLD, woops, My Bad
2003 HD Classic
ST1300 soon
Cpope is offline  
post #3 of 7 Old 11-16-2006, 08:50 PM
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: New Smyrna Beach, FL.
Posts: 795
Send a message via Yahoo to JRShaw
Cool

Leave it to Charlie, the Harley guy to bring up muffles. What the heck are muffles? Some kind of hand warmer or something you had for breakfast on toast? We got no muffles on BMW's. Seriously, good loking bike and very useful changes. Just had to pull Charlie's chain a bit, well a lot maybe.

Jim
2010 FJR1300 Silver
'05 DL1000 V-Strom (gone, but not forgotten)
ATGATT
JRShaw is offline  
 
post #4 of 7 Old 11-16-2006, 10:06 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 107
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cpope View Post
You need to just add another muffles and you would be in good shape.

If I add another muffler I will have to give it something to drink which means I will be in the gas station more often.:-D
Tampa Tom is offline  
post #5 of 7 Old 11-17-2006, 07:37 AM
 
Cpope's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Crystal River Fla
Posts: 580
Tom

Doesn't it lean to one side all the time because it has only 1 muffler?
The oz of fuel it takes to run that extra muffler cna't compare to the sound
of twin pipes. Guess that is the Harley guy in me.

Just kidding, bike does look sharp.

JK, What's a B M W ? B Bottom of the line
M Motorcycle
W Wantabees

Kidding also, BMW are great.
Have you checked out the t-shirt thread lately?

See ya guys soon.

"Enjoy life now, tomorrow may be to late"
http://public.fotki.com/cpope3/
www.citrusmotorsports.com
www.hometownvalues.biz


2007 DRZ400
2003 DL1000 SOLD, woops, My Bad
2003 HD Classic
ST1300 soon
Cpope is offline  
post #6 of 7 Old 11-17-2006, 09:02 AM
Stromthusiast!
 
readytoride's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 127
Garage
Smile

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cpope View Post
JK, What's a B M W ? B Bottom of the line
M Motorcycle
W Wantabees

Bikes
Made
Weird
Attached Images
File Type: jpg DSCN1356a.jpg (42.4 KB, 13 views)

Last edited by readytoride; 11-17-2006 at 09:09 AM.
readytoride is offline  
post #7 of 7 Old 11-17-2006, 08:12 PM
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: New Smyrna Beach, FL.
Posts: 795
Send a message via Yahoo to JRShaw
Bring
More
Wampum

That is just for service, if you an find a dealer....................... Don't even go to trying to deal with the stealership on buying one. That's why mine came out of Illinois in December.

My DL goes in to the shop Monday for tesing to see if the ECM needs replacing to get rid of the hicup. The it off to the tire shop for a new Tourance on the rear. Then watch out!!!!

Tampa Tom keep up the farkling, looks good.
Charlie are you coming over to my side of the state for Turkey Rod next week?

Jim
2010 FJR1300 Silver
'05 DL1000 V-Strom (gone, but not forgotten)
ATGATT
JRShaw is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Stromtrooper Forum : Suzuki V-Strom Motorcycle Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome