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Forum: Suspension and Tire Tech   10-25-2018, 10:10 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,407
Posted By LoloPD
Interesting, but although Iíve only done 6000km,...

Interesting, but although Iíve only done 6000km, mostly one pavement and on quite twisty but definitely NOT fast roads (and in 32+ degrees), on my OEM Bridgestone Batlax, the front is over 1/2 worn...
Forum: Suspension and Tire Tech   10-25-2018, 09:58 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,407
Posted By LoloPD
Thanks for the link. Interesting reading. I...

Thanks for the link. Interesting reading.
I eventually found a supplier for the Heidenau K60s into Philippines, BUT the price ended up DOUBLE the cost of Shinko705s, so I think Iím going to give...
Forum: Suspension and Tire Tech   10-16-2018, 02:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,163
Posted By LoloPD
Thanks for all your input guys. Sent from...

Thanks for all your input guys.


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Forum: Suspension and Tire Tech   10-16-2018, 11:04 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,407
Posted By LoloPD
I have a bit of a dilemma......... I live in...

I have a bit of a dilemma.........
I live in the Philippines with year-round 30 to 35c temperatures.
My Bridgestone OEM tyres are hardly worn because I've only ridden 5000 quite gentle km in my...
Forum: Suspension and Tire Tech   10-09-2018, 08:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,163
Posted By LoloPD
Thanks for the feedback guys. Interesting topic! ...

Thanks for the feedback guys. Interesting topic!


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Forum: DL650A - 2017+   10-09-2018, 12:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,998
Posted By LoloPD
I ride a lot on quite twisty, mountain roads,...

I ride a lot on quite twisty, mountain roads, mostly 3rd 4th and 5th gear and between 80 and 100kph. My fuel consumption is a steady 26km/l on regular 91 octane.
2017 650XT, 5000km.
Iím happy with...
Forum: DL650A - 2017+   10-09-2018, 12:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,046
Posted By LoloPD
I leave mine on! Theyíve saved my bike from...

I leave mine on! Theyíve saved my bike from damage the 2 times Iíve dropped it, once in VERY rocky terrain.


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Forum: Suspension and Tire Tech   10-09-2018, 12:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,163
Posted By LoloPD
Upside down forks-I donít get it!

I know itís not V-Strom directly, but I really need someone to help explain the benefits of upside down forks.
My Strom has a fork brace which helps to give extra rigidity 1/2 way up the forks. I...
Forum: DL650A - 2017+   08-23-2018, 09:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,382
Posted By LoloPD
LED Blinkers Conversion

I would like to dispense with my front indicators, and instead have 5Ē LED running lights/indicators fitted to the front edge of the hand guards, wired as a daytime running light which flashes when...
Forum: DL650A - 2017+   08-23-2018, 09:24 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,833
Posted By LoloPD
My setup except I havenít bought the top case...

My setup except I havenít bought the top case yet. Iím not a lover of 45 and 50litre top cases.....30 to 35 is fine for me; in fact I may opt for a pelican style rather than another Dolomiti.

...
Forum: DL650A - 2017+   08-23-2018, 05:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,773
Posted By LoloPD
OK probably a stupid question for a...

OK probably a stupid question for a suspension-tweaking newbie here, so......

I would like to raise my rear suspension by 7/8 to 1" so i need to buy 130/131mm links (haven't finally decided which...
Forum: DL650A - 2017+   08-02-2018, 09:17 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 16,865
Posted By LoloPD
Lets get some aftermarket seat action going!

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180803/50eb3cdfeaf2aea59ca37d953dff73bb.png

This image makes me think that someone has stood on Elton Johnís 1975 MoonBoots :-)

Back to the topic..........
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Forum: DL650A - 2017+   07-22-2018, 07:29 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 54,075
Posted By LoloPD
I had a nice day riding east to west across...

I had a nice day riding east to west across Palawan island, parked up on the beach, grabbed a cold beer and a sandwich, and wasted a few hours watching the surf. ...
Forum: DL650A - 2017+   07-21-2018, 11:43 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 67,386
Posted By LoloPD
Me too. Excellent purchase. No tegrets ...

Me too. Excellent purchase. No tegrets


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Forum: DL650A - 2017+   07-14-2018, 07:43 AM
Replies: 285
Views: 67,386
Posted By LoloPD
Update on my previous post....... Iíve found that...

Update on my previous post....... Iíve found that the Vario-Screen blade starts to have a noticeable effect above 100kph (60mph), when the wind flow from ahead is sufficiently strong to overcome...
Forum: DL650A - 2017+   07-08-2018, 07:17 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,038
Posted By LoloPD
No the pre-load I was refering to was because my...

No the pre-load I was refering to was because my bike started grounding out when going over the large speed ramps at my local mall.
It makes no difference to putting the bike on the centrestand.
Forum: DL650A - 2017+   07-05-2018, 05:08 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,038
Posted By LoloPD
For normal parking, whether I'm out riding or...

For normal parking, whether I'm out riding or when parked up at home she's on the sidestand. Actually as somebody pointed out earlier in this thread, the triangle formed by the bike on a sidestand is...
Forum: General V-Strom Discussion   07-04-2018, 11:06 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 27,869
Posted By LoloPD
My 2017 650XT definitely has LEFT-HAND threads on...

My 2017 650XT definitely has LEFT-HAND threads on the nut between the arm and the fitting, and then standard Right-Hand thread between the fitting and the handlebar mounts.
Changed my mirrors...
Forum: DL650A - 2017+   07-04-2018, 10:52 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,465
Posted By LoloPD
Iíd thought (hoped) that V-Strom riders were...

Iíd thought (hoped) that V-Strom riders were above the acne-skinned type of behavior.


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Forum: DL650A - 2017+   07-03-2018, 06:12 AM
Replies: 285
Views: 67,386
Posted By LoloPD
I've just changed my mirrors from the...

I've just changed my mirrors from the (admittedly) highly efficient but horribly ugly OEM mirrors to a set of Aprilia-style more aerodynamic bought from Amazon.
Due to bad weather I've only just...
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