not sure the US spec, but on my Australian delivered model the nut is a "jam nut" (is that the correct term) - i have undo and redo at least 10 times in the last 4 years with my suspension work - never have to lock-tite
could someone please explain the advantages of lowering the v-strom
apart from the obvious ,short people being able to tip-toe terra firma.
do they handle better in the twisties? the trade-off being compromised clearance in the rough stuff.
i only have a 30inch inseam measuring crotch to bottom of feet. if i shift my bum to get one foot completely flat, the other one is hanging in the air. - i can barely all my toes down both feet. - my bike is effectively raised 5 mm in the front and 15mm in the back - flat footing is fairly over-rated - i lowered mine by 10mm at the rear tyre when i first have the bike. Causes all sorts of clearance issue.
A change of vstrom's attitude, either through lowering the front or raising the rear (or a combination) compare to stock gives better handling - and for pre L2 bikes, -hi speed stability up to a point.
if you lower, you should lower front and back the same amount. getting the front lower will feel more responsive but it will also be less stable...think sportbike here. many sport bikes need a steering stabilizer because of this maneuverability. tank slappers could become an issue with the lowered front. lowering the back and not the front will slow the steering..not sluggish, but kinda sluggish. lower the bike properly, but will also reduce clearance meaning pay attention to lean angles.
That's true for almost all bikes including the Glee. Other Stroms have a fairing aerodynamics problem. The front end lifts at speed like an airplane wing. Lowering the front or raising the rear a little negates the lift and actually increases high speed stability.
Many people wrote about their bikes being more stable with a lower front end and I couldn't believe it. I finally tried it and was convinced. It was only later I figured out it had to be an aerodynamic thing. The Glee is a better air handler. One look down through the forks makes it obvious the ramped plastic at the bottom of the fairing is gone. I can see how that would lift the Wees and Vees.
I bought a used 2013 DL650 a couple weeks ago, and I'm worried, because I keep buying stuff that i can't put on it yet because my bike is at my "other" house that I won't be at for a few weeks.
Well, the crap is accumulating and here's my list so far...
Moose Racing -4" screen (Original owner...
I have a 2015 VStrom and it came with some mods and I've put a few on I have givi crash bars, givi skid plate, happy trail side cases, 16 tooth sprocket and I made my own luggage plate for the tail is there any must have mods for long distance travel and adv riding/commuting?
I purchased my bike used and wanted to experiment with shield height positions on my 2012 Wee. Upon reinstalling the screws, one of the screw mounts popped out when I tightened the screw; the others were fine. Now I can't get it back in the mounting hole. There is no easy access to remount...
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