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post #1 of 24 Old 07-10-2019, 08:54 PM Thread Starter
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Hi, I guess.

Just trying to see a pic in a post. Got an 06 Wee yesterday after having been walking the last 6 months. Barely got it, too. Credit is a beech.

Love the bike so far. Took of the passenger pegs since I'm new to riding. It came with a few changes from the last owner; Steel braided brake lines, car horns, engine crash cage, mild handlebar rise, gear indicator, probably not the stock tires(although I'm a little worried about the sidewall cracks. Guess tires are on my list, eventually, but I'm broke now after buying gear and doing the down payment).

It's got nearly 21k on the clock and my only gripe with it so far is the exhaust. Hence why I'm here. I found a thread in which a dude put an SV midpipe on his Strom to have a greater slip-on selection. Or, well, technically, *A* slip on selection. Anyway, I needed an account to see the pic (I LOATHE websites that do this, by the way) and since I HAVE a Strom and will want advice and recommendations, anyway, I figured I'd make the account.

But, it still isn't letting me view it full size, so maybe making this introductory post will help. Also, is there a way to change my username, or was signing up via Facebook equivalent to me giving up that opportunity? Also, since I signed up with Facebook, what the heck is my password?????? ((PS, if admins can change my username, I want it to be Drunken Hamster. Or some variation thereof with either no space, a dash, underscore, 3's instead of e's, etc.))
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post #2 of 24 Old 07-10-2019, 09:12 PM
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Welcome to the forum, David.

Hopefully one of the Moderators will be by shortly to answer your account questions.

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I parked "DrunkenHamster" a couple of years ago. For sale...Paypal or personal money order only, lol

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post #5 of 24 Old 07-11-2019, 12:31 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks, guys! So far I'm having an awesome experience with the bike! Went out for a random ride and, long story short, ended up following a pack of bikes to a meet. Stayed for a minute and looked around, but left because cops were hanging out and a lot of those guys were stunting. Plus more bikes came in and I didn't want to get boxed in and have to navigate a maze on my second day of real riding. But the whole 2-ish hour ride, the group section, and even rolling up to the meet was some of the coolest stuff I've ever done in my life! And this thing was just supposed to be cheap basic transportation for me!!

Unfortunately, though, I'm still having a problem with the site. It won't let me view the pic I want to see in full-screen mode. I'll link to the thread so you guys can see if you have the same problem.

www . stromtrooper . com/dl650-dl650a-2004-2011/67905-70%24-exhaust-system . html

Gonna have to copy+paste and remove the spaces old school style till my post count is 10.
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post #6 of 24 Old 07-11-2019, 01:24 AM
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Look for the date code on your tires. Inside a small oval will be four digits. Like say 14 11. That would mean the tire was made in the 14th week of 2011. Keep an eye on the cracks and enjoy your ride.

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Look for the date code on your tires. Inside a small oval will be four digits. Like say 14 11. That would mean the tire was made in the 14th week of 2011. Keep an eye on the cracks and enjoy your ride.
What would you say is the maximum allowable age for tires? And would the maximum safe treadwear be the same on bikes as it is for cars? (2/32 minimum)
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post #8 of 24 Old 07-11-2019, 02:27 AM
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There might be tread wear indicator bars built into your tires. Look at the sidewall just below the tread for little triangles. They point to where the tread wear indicator bars are located in the body of the tread. From the triangle look across the tread and you will see a raised bar in the groove of the tread. That is the wear limit. The bars will be located in various spots across the tread. 5 to 6 years is the life of a tire. Stored outside in the sun or being exposed to chemicals will shorten the life of a tire. It hardens, and becomes more prone to cracking as it flexes. Some info here https://www.motorcyclistonline.com/d...ve-shelf-life/

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post #9 of 24 Old 07-11-2019, 02:43 AM
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Welcome to the Forum. Congrats on your K6 Wee.
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post #10 of 24 Old 07-11-2019, 06:44 AM
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What would you say is the maximum allowable age for tires? And would the maximum safe treadwear be the same on bikes as it is for cars? (2/32 minimum)
Personally, I wouldn't go any longer than 5 years on a set of tires. 6 years might be okay for easy around town riding, but I wouldn't push it that far.
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