Try the 15mm lowering of the tripple clamp/ forks. I read the posts and still didn't believe. Took me all of 2 minutes (at least one was spent looking for my toolbox) - the bike front end seems sooooo much more stabile.
I helped scotts performance to develop a damper kit for the strom. They orignaly didn't want to do it since the strom would not be a big seller.
But in any case other then the scotts I didn't see a way with the fering to do a less expencive cylender or universal damper install.
Anyway all my bikes get dampers. For me they make the bike easier to ride and give less fatiegue. Hopefully in the process they will help prevent a tank slapper (which is reason #2 for me having one) Course having the damper first rather then getting one after having a slapper I suppose I would never know I'd had a slapper.
Turns out when I was hit by a left hand turner I believe the damper saved me from having a broken hand and or wrist on impact when the bars were tossed to the left on impact. That was a benifit I never considered when getting a damper. Reguardless my hand and wrist were hurt and swolen following the accident but not broken.
Anyway it is an expencive piece but I put a high value on it. Even removed it from the bike before the wreckers took it..
Yep I think it helped in any case. Couldent have hurt. In my accident the car pulled out in front of me and I stuffed my front tire in the cars rear wheel well. If you looked at my bike from the front in addition to the forks being bent back they were also twisted left. My left hand happened to be worse them my right in the accident but I can only assume the damper slowed it enough to save me a big problem.
the damper kit for the DL1000 should fit the 650. I had an opertunity to measure up the 650 while it was at the dealer a few weeks ago but forgot (was picking my 1000 up..) but in any case even those they are hard mount and the 1000 are soft long as the spread between the clamps is the same along with the offset of center of the steering tube they will work. I think the 1000 came out to being 100mm between center of the screws from one clamp to the other.
I could take some measurements if I find another 650 or just post them here but perhaps scotts already knows. I told him a few weeks ago I would try to check my self but by the time I made it back to the dealer the 650 on the floor was of course gone.
Do I need to add risers for the bars to fit the Scotts Dampner? I already have the dampner from a past bike and would like to mount it to the strom 650. ITs jsut sitting in the garage and I would rather be using it. The mount kit is $129 and I am interested in mounting it up but want to know what is neccessary to mount it up. Thanks
Actually I have mounted a scotts on my strom and love it especially the easy adjustment on the fly. I bought mine directly from scotts and it comes with a new bracket to mount under the front of the tank for the pin that the damper uses to rotate around. The 2 caps that hold the bars on the top yoke are replaced with a CNC'd plate that the damper bolts on to so all in all a nice clean instalation!
I have searched the internet and this site and cant find an answer to my question that works for me. My07 DL1000 will stall and run very crappy after rides of over 25 miles or so, usually i just use it for commuting to work (7 miles) so its a non issue on most days.It has a PC III on...
Anybody like the old caddys with the tail fins?? Well here is my new set of signal lights, havnt decided whether to put them on the front or rear. They are from an old transport rig, they are 16" long and IMHO very cool!
What do you all think?
I have recently installed some new suspension upgrades. I was not happy with the OEM front diving too much under heavy braking, even with full preload dialed in. I was also unimpressed with the OEM rear shock being too soft, even with full preload dialed. This was especially true when riding...
I'm going to have to buy or fabricate some sort of tool tube/tool box to fit with the OEM miniscule side cases. I'm just beginning my search so I thought I would post a thread of inquiry to see if anybody here has come up with any good ideas. There are a plethora of great ideas for the larger...
Ok so, I don't normally do this on any of the forums I'm a part of, but I had such a positive experience with the Heed products I purchased for my wee I just had to share it. If any of you are looking for crash bars, skid plate or a center stand I definitely recommend at least giving these guys...
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