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  1. Maintenance How-to
    Hello all, I just opened up my 05 Wee (with about 115,000 miles on the clock) to do a valve adjustment for the first time and found both the front and rear cam chains extremely loose. Both tensioners seem to be working correctly. They are fully extended, the locking pawls are engaged, and...
  2. 20 Wee XT Aventure - back in the saddle after 10 years

    20 Wee XT Aventure - back in the saddle after 10 years

    After her first dirt/gravel road:
  3. DL650 and DL650A - 2004 to 2011
    As the title implies my 09 DL650A has a little headlight problem. Let me start by saying that my headlight issue is NOT from the starter switch assembly on the right side. Its brand new from suzuki and I put it in less than 2 months ago. The headlights flicker on and off and i cant find the...
  4. Stromtroopers - New member introductions
    Thank you for letting me join. I just bought an '07 V-Strom 650 from a local seller ($3600 off of CgList). I'm a new rider overall—BRC in August, endorsed & first bike a new 2016 K Vulcan 900D. I've put 3000 mi on it via a 12 mi one way commute daily (Seattle, I-5) and touring the countryside...
  5. V-Curious
    So. I've almost got the money saved. (My treasurer/wife is big on "no debt for nuttin' that isn't a house.") Been watching here, Craigslist, and ADVRider to see what's available used and what's a good deal vs. not a good deal. Definitely want a 650, ideally already with luggage (my Excel...
  6. General V-Strom Discussion
    First time to post in awhile. This is a summary to supplement my setup videos.
  7. DL650A - 2012-2016
    Hi All, First post here. I had an accident while out on some remote trails a few weeks ago. Thankfully I'm fine and the bike only suffered cosmetic damage--headlight and lower fairings. I'm going with the X2 headlight for durability and much cheaper service/replacement--I take good care of my...
  8. Maintenance, Tech and Products.
    Hey everyone, I'm looking into building a raspberry pi trip recorder mount for my Wee. I already built the trip recorder that logs video, GPS, Temp, Speed and some other things, but I'm having a hard time finding a place to mount it without hurting my wee :(. I don't want to drill or use...
  9. Stromtroopers - New member introductions
    Disclaimer: I apologize in advance for all poor quality photo's my phone was giving it all she's got but that ain't much. Promise to only have higher quality after I get the better phone on the 15th. It's still summer and I'm a bit bored so I figured I'd type up how this little lady got to be...
  10. DL650 and DL650A - 2004 to 2011
    Hi all, new to sign up but have been lurking for some time now. I'm a newer rider and have been looking for something cheap enough I won't have an aneurysm if I drop it but that will treat me right if I do the same and while looking I quickly decided I'd like to get a Vstrom. Recently I came...
  11. DL650 and DL650A - 2004 to 2011
    I've been looking to buy a wee strom for a little while now. I haven't seen too many used ones for sale in my area. I recently came across a listing on c'list for a 2005 vstrom 650 with the usual farkles (hard cases, center stand, dc accesories plug) listed for $2900. Seems good, the only...
  12. General V-Strom Discussion
    I am looking to buy my brother a new set of pegs for his Wee he bought recently but I am having trouble trying to find some, mainly because I don't know what to search for on eBay or google.... So can someone point me in the direction of some wide pegs which tilt/swivel which are compatible...
  13. General V-Strom Discussion
    I'm in the process of converting a BOB Ibex cargo trailer (made for bicycles) to pull behind my Wee. I'm sharing this info, because it was here, about a year or so back, that I got the original idea. I'm really not interested in any of your opinions regarding the pros and cons of trailering...
  14. South and Southeast
    Has anyone ever planned a meet? I say that we pick a location like Raleigh, Greenville or Fayetteville. Pick a restaurant with a decent parking lot, lets all ride in, have a meal and see if we can't make some riding buddies. If nothing else, we can look at each others bikes and get some...
  15. HEY LOOK! There is a V-Strom
    Y'know, I'm a little surprised this section isn't called Stromspotting. Anyway, leaving Toronto shortly after my birthday, my girlfriend spotted this gem on Spadina Avenue south of College. She even recognized it without the plate, which is a good sign, but I suppose with that kind of...
  16. Australia-New Zealand
    If I've got the time off I'm giving serious consideration to entering the 2014 APC Rally. (I should know by October whether or not I do) Has anyone here done it before? ...on a Wee? http://rally.australianpropertycentre.net.au/...
  17. DL650 and DL650A - 2004 to 2011
    I'm looking specifically for a set of crash bars which provides protection for the lower edge of the radiator. I'm not interested in protecting plastics, those are easily replaced. I've absolutely no problem with riding home without an indicator and/or fairing. From what I can tell the only...
  18. Stromtroopers - New member introductions
    :hurray:I bought a 2005 Wee Strom two days ago and couldn't be happier. I paid 3500 for a 28,000 mile bike with some nice basic upgrades (Madstad, Givi Monokey, handlebar risers, skidplate/crashbars) and the best part was that the former owner was a meticulous mechanic. Besides being a helluva...
  19. Suspension and Tire Tech
    Hi folks. A couple people have mentioned elsewhere that someone my size should replace the rear shock spring with something heavier duty. I have a 2004 weestrom, I'm 6'6" and about 260lbs. The bike is comfortable and rides okay for me, but I'm sure i'm past the top end weight for that setup...
  20. Ride Reports (Route Sheets)
    I'm not sure if this qualifies as a 'ride report', because it was pretty short (about an hour), but I find it significant for me for a couple reasons. Let me splain... I bought my weestrom about a week and a half ago. I'm absolutely in love with it, and have put on a few hundred miles in the...
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