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post #41 of 52 Old 03-08-2019, 05:02 PM
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Your pics aren't working.
Sorry, some do, most don't.
I really shouldn't post here anymore.
I'ts a Stromtrooper issue, they work everywhere else, shrug
The link goes to the working version on ADV.

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post #42 of 52 Old 03-08-2019, 08:12 PM Thread Starter
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380 lbs ?!

Hi everyone , thanks for all your replys,

Glitch, your Strom build is incredible ! A lot of time an talent

what you did to bring the weight down to 380 lbs ??

I try to think what i can do more to drop even more weight, you still have the stock fuel tank and wheels that are pretty heavy.


Did you weight the bike on another balance to confirm the calibration ?

Thank you for your interest !
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Hi everyone , thanks for all your replys,

Glitch, your Strom build is incredible ! A lot of time an talent

what you did to bring the weight down to 380 lbs ??

I try to think what i can do more to drop even more weight, you still have the stock fuel tank and wheels that are pretty heavy.


Did you weight the bike on another balance to confirm the calibration ?

Thank you for your interest !

The stock tank is NOT heavier than most other metal tanks (incl. fuel pump) or aftermarket plastic tanks (plus fuelpump) like the Acerbis or Safari tanks etc.

Same goes for the wheels....by the time one uses a wire wheel + tube+ tire you're a fraction below the weight of a cast wheel and tubeless.
In which case I rather prefer the tubeless as its an easier fix out there in the bush.
There's a mountain of myth and bullshit out there (mainly spread by those who haven't got the faintest idea nor any first-hand experience whatsoever)....but little side-by-side documentation and common sense.

No, I haven't re-weighed the bikes after their weigh-ins as I actually used the scales regularly weighing myself on them and comparing values to my regular local medical check-up values...they were certainly within 2-5lbs.? Maybe less.
The bike above was built #3 of a series of 4 Thinstroms....and yes, I coined the term...many years ago :-)

Didn't make the "sensational" weight with the last one, but it's proven the best real-world dirt-capable DL of the 4 bikes built (2x DL1000 + 2x DL650)
https://advrider.com/f/threads/the-m...stroms.684727/

Best mods of #4 were the re-routing of the front header pipe alongside the sump to gain ~45mm extra ground clearance + a Wilbers suspension package both ends plus the Ricor Intiminators up front.
No KTM, but bang-for-buck is off the scales. :-)
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post #44 of 52 Old 03-09-2019, 01:01 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you

Thank you for the answer, look like your put a lot of time and effort in all your projects,

I also consider to buy a Dl1000 and make it lightweight, but for today i will ride a little

i also thinked of rerouting the header pipes but man it need a lot of skills, thats why i will carefully read your thread and this will give me a lot of information

Thank you for making such good threads !


AND for those who lives in QUEBEC and want to ride winter please visit this : https://saaq.gouv.qc.ca/services-en-...n-pneus-hiver/

this give you the right to ride 7 days without winter tires ( the only law that keep you off the road ) and for a maximum of 4 times per winter

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Beautiful Day

Feel sooooo Gooooood
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Just found this and I really like what you have done with your Wee. Why? Because I just did the same thing, picked up a insurance write off here on Vancouver Island, then removed all the broken plastic and then the headlight assembly which led to a rethink of this project.
Fixed the dents in the tank, repaint in Flat Black, repurposed the stock gauges, single LED headlight, LED turn signals, Leo Vince complete used exhaust, new fork seals, new rubber. Now to paint the front fender flat black and rewire the gauges
What an improvement. Ive owned Vstroms, SV650's but this is the best of both worlds, I call it FrankenStrom.
Im a "vintage" rider and know what i like and have been modifying cars and bikes for 50 years and don't plan on stopping just yet.
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Looks good !

Greyrainwolf, Whooa that a cool looking bike you have !

Here's some questions

What did you use to cover the little brackets on the fuel tank ?

And how did you remove the dents ?

Where did you find this headlight ?

Do you have a tread for this bike ?

Thank you !

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And thats the last time it'll be that clean if you plan on using that rubber the way it was intended. I'd ad a little coverage under there to help stop the slingin mud and make clean up easier. Wouldn't add more than a couple oz.'s. Bike looks sharp though. Cheers

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Looking great! Good use of the sunny Saturday, after what happened yesterday, it may be the best day to ride this week.

2003 DL1000
Too much other broken stuff to list
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