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post #1 of 23 Old 05-09-2011, 02:46 PM Thread Starter
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Big man vee/wee mods??

I am currently on a B12 and am considering jumping ship to the twin world of stroms... I wont ask you to sing the praises of either the Vee or Wee ( I have read many of the threads)

my question is for the vertically and calorically gifted riders... what was or had to be done to the Vee/Wee upon buying it? This is more in reference to windshield and suspension mods

I am 6'5 35" inseam and about 240....

I couldnt find a thread that was just aimed at the Clydesdale rider...
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post #2 of 23 Old 05-09-2011, 04:16 PM
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The Madstat Bracket for the windshield helps and allows you to position the windshield at a place appropriate for your height.
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post #3 of 23 Old 05-09-2011, 04:22 PM
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6'-5" and a few pounds lighter without the gear. You're gonna want a taller seat either way. I have a Madstad bracket with a Givi screen, a combination that I like very much.

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I am 6'4 inches and over 250 before gear..... lower foot sets would be nice, except I have caught my feet on the ground in corners already.... raising the seat seems like overkill, and the options cost an arm and a leg.....

mostly I just grin and bear it..... with the emphasis on grin...
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post #5 of 23 Old 05-09-2011, 05:40 PM Thread Starter
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for the Wee owners...was changing the suspension a must do for the gravitationally blessed?
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post #6 of 23 Old 05-10-2011, 12:25 AM
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Wee or Vee need re-sprung for the big guys. I'm 6'7", 210 and the my Vee was a vast improvement with heavier springs. You would benefit with different handle bars and a taller seat. I have a set of brand new bars for sale with the same bend as mine if interested. PM me for the particulars.

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post #7 of 23 Old 05-10-2011, 01:08 AM
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I really like the CalSci windshield and they make an XL which my work good for you.

here i a link Suzuki V-Strom DL650 / DL1000 Windshields

hope this helps

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Frog legs

My inseam is 34" and legroom is an issue to be overcome. I got a Sargent seat and while comfy I wish I had looked at taller seats. I highly recommend highway pegs. I just installed these:

https://www.stromtrooper.com/group-bu...her-bikes.html

...and I think that I will like them very much. You have to first install crashbars and a skidplate (buy used with these already installed). This same guy from the link above makes skidplates as well.

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Springs front and rear. Rear shock is a plus, or cartridge emulators for the 650.

I use the Suzuki Tall Touring saddle, about $200.

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Springs front and rear. Rear shock is a plus, or cartridge emulators for the 650.

I use the Suzuki Tall Touring saddle, about $200.
thank you...thats the kind of information i was curious about... I currently ride an 03 bandit 1200s... the deciding factor IF i change over to a vee/wee will be if i get a particular job position I applied for...otherwise it may be more prudent for me to farkle my farkleless b12
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