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post #1 of 7 Old 11-20-2013, 05:27 PM Thread Starter
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New Strom for Heavy-duty use

So I blew up 2nd gear from too many wheelies.

I have been told that the transmission can't take the abuse on a regular basis.

SO BE IT RESOLVED:

Suzuki needs to make a new 'Strom with a heavy-duty transmission for us hooligans.

I present to you: The VEELIE

Hey, pretty good name, eh?


Back to the bong now...




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post #2 of 7 Old 11-20-2013, 07:36 PM
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What is in that bong? Must be good shit. That was brilliant!

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post #3 of 7 Old 11-20-2013, 08:09 PM
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I present to you: The VEELIE

Which has a wheelie strong transmixup

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post #4 of 7 Old 11-25-2013, 02:15 PM
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kinda

I'm curious what, exactly, broke. Not that I'm wheelie-prone. If it was the gears themselves, you might be able to have a well-appointed local machine shop machine you new ones out of better stuff, with appropriate heat treatment, of course. I'm sure the gears, like most of the bike, were built to a price, which means just strong enough. Wouldn't be cheap, of course. Personally, if I was doing that, I'd also commission a lower ratio first-gear set (space permitting) too.
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I'm curious what, exactly, broke. Not that I'm wheelie-prone. If it was the gears themselves, you might be able to have a well-appointed local machine shop machine you new ones out of better stuff, with appropriate heat treatment, of course. I'm sure the gears, like most of the bike, were built to a price, which means just strong enough. Wouldn't be cheap, of course. Personally, if I was doing that, I'd also commission a lower ratio first-gear set (space permitting) too.
Splines on gear and mainshaft.

Replacement would have cost a billion dollars.

New engine was the cheapest way out.




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Well did you at least get any good selfies on the Veelie before it broke?
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post #7 of 7 Old 11-27-2013, 07:31 AM
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Well if casual wheelies are your thing then a VMAX is what you want

You can cheaply just get a really big rear sprocket which will produce wheelies while reducing pressure everywhere else

Check that Devil rear sprocket carrier and cush system as it could have contributed to the earlier failure
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