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Forum: DL1000A - 2014-2016   06-13-2019, 12:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 262
Posted By jathkajoe
BJJ, How are things shaping up for you...

BJJ,

How are things shaping up for you there? Not sure the private message I tried to send went anywhere.

I've got the tools you need in my panniers. I'm in Tri-Cities, SE Washington State,...
Forum: V-Strom Modifications and Performance   05-28-2019, 01:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 175
Posted By jathkajoe
Gmanindustries.com makes and sells one. Their...

Gmanindustries.com makes and sells one. Their website gives an explanation of what it does.

No affiliation with them. Just read about them.

Jathkajoe
Forum: DL1000 from 2002-2012   04-03-2019, 09:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,710
Posted By jathkajoe
Looks like a grease nipple--military vapor...

Looks like a grease nipple--military vapor barrier boots, aka bunny boots, have an air bleeder valve to open when ascending to high altitudes so the boot doesn't rupture. The valve looks lots like a...
Forum: Maintenance, Tech and Products.   04-02-2019, 10:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 411
Posted By jathkajoe
BigB, Countershaft sprocket on bike when I...

BigB,

Countershaft sprocket on bike when I bought it was 17T, new one I put on last summer same, and yes, I counted the teeth (two hands, one foot and two more toes).

Local Suzi dealer claims...
Forum: DL1000 from 2002-2012   04-02-2019, 12:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 191
Posted By jathkajoe
Oops. Just saw you're looking for engine alone. ...

Oops. Just saw you're looking for engine alone. I've no idea.
Forum: DL1000 from 2002-2012   04-02-2019, 12:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 191
Posted By jathkajoe
Whipit, Mine, with me, full camp gear, full...

Whipit, Mine, with me, full camp gear, full fuel, spare parts and 10 liters spare fuel, food for 3 days weighs 1020 lb.

Owner's manual says it weighs 525 (I believe that's dry weight, no...
Forum: Maintenance, Tech and Products.   04-02-2019, 11:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 411
Posted By jathkajoe
Here's a link to a fellow in NZ who made a...

Here's a link to a fellow in NZ who made a replacement swingarm chain slider for a Cagiva. There may be a time when we need to make our own for Vstroms.
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Forum: Maintenance, Tech and Products.   04-01-2019, 01:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 411
Posted By jathkajoe
Interesting morning. Placed order for...

Interesting morning.

Placed order for slightly used chain defense buffer on ebay. Order confirmed, card billed. A few minutes later email arrived, seller cancelled order, charge refunded to...
Forum: Maintenance, Tech and Products.   04-01-2019, 11:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 411
Posted By jathkajoe
Hoovey, Thanks for the tip. Just ordered...

Hoovey,

Thanks for the tip. Just ordered it. They claim ETA my place 4-4-19. Pics show it's in way better condition than the one I removed.

JathkaJoe
Forum: Maintenance, Tech and Products.   04-01-2019, 11:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 411
Posted By jathkajoe
Swingarm Chain Wear Protector--Alrernatives?

2006 DL1000K6, swingarm chain wear protector (aka Buffer, Chain Touch Defense) is worn. Ordered one. Supplier informs me that they're on backorder everywhere, ETA at Suzuki USA wearhouse is May 1,...
Forum: General V-Strom Discussion   03-12-2019, 12:13 AM
Replies: 44
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Views: 1,840
Posted By jathkajoe
STCorndog, We had a skunk problem one place...

STCorndog,

We had a skunk problem one place I worked. Exterminator came out, set his live trap, caught the skunk. Put a tarp over the trap, ran a flex hose from his truck exhaust under the tarp,...
Forum: V-Strom Service and Maintenance Questions and Discussions   03-07-2019, 12:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 710
Posted By jathkajoe
Spec: I'll have to see if that works with my...

Spec: I'll have to see if that works with my boots. (I can see a heated discussion on this looming: What kind of boot? Left or right foot? Etc.) What kind of fish is that in your avatar? I...
Forum: V-Strom Service and Maintenance Questions and Discussions   03-06-2019, 12:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 710
Posted By jathkajoe
Brockie, Grif2, Rolex: The video and your...

Brockie, Grif2, Rolex: The video and your statements have me thinking. I like simple, like a "go-no go" gauge.

JathkaJoe
Forum: DL1000 from 2002-2012   03-06-2019, 12:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 595
Posted By jathkajoe
Thank you for the responses. Yarz1: I'd...

Thank you for the responses.

Yarz1: I'd not heard of Pivotworks before. Was the sprocket carrier bearing they supplied single or double sealed?

RichlandRick: I'll check out Ranch and Home....
Forum: DL1000 from 2002-2012   03-05-2019, 12:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 595
Posted By jathkajoe
Sprocket Carrier Bearing & Local Bearing Supply Houses

Checked the two local bearing supply houses today for a replacement for the sprocket carrier bearing. Had the old bearing with me, all cleaned up so the numbers were readable. They each measured...
Forum: V-Strom Service and Maintenance Questions and Discussions   03-05-2019, 12:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 710
Posted By jathkajoe
Interesting Chain Adjusting Tool Idea

Saw this on Slavens Racing website. A very simple tool to make sure the chain adjustment is correct. Yes, I realize this tool is intended for KTM and Husqvarna motos but the idea of it interests...
Forum: General V-Strom Discussion   03-03-2019, 12:23 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,379
Posted By jathkajoe
Not in Midwest, in high desert of eastern...

Not in Midwest, in high desert of eastern Washington state. Our winter was unusually mild until the second week of February, then real winter came. Broke the record for snow in February for here. ...
Forum: DL650 and DL650A - 2004 to 2011   02-28-2019, 01:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 860
Posted By jathkajoe
I'm another of the "carry's too many tools". In...

I'm another of the "carry's too many tools". In addition to the stock Suzuki tool pouch any wrench, socket, Allen wrench, screw driver, or plier I've used to work on any motorcycle is in one of the...
Forum: Stromtroopers - New member introductions   02-28-2019, 12:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 429
Posted By jathkajoe
Lost.Llama, Welcome! Sounds like the...

Lost.Llama,

Welcome!

Sounds like the '06 I bought in '15. Put my own scratches on it and planning on many more. Trip to AK gave it a few, looking for gravel around home a few more, but so far...
Forum: DL1000 from 2002-2012   02-28-2019, 12:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,273
Posted By jathkajoe
I've seen a pipe with two short pieces welded to...

I've seen a pipe with two short pieces welded to one end used as a fork to tweak bent steel tube parts back into place. As Brockie says, doing it on the bike is better than trying to do it off. ...
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