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post #1 of 15 Old 02-05-2008, 10:13 PM Thread Starter
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Some new toys for my Wee!

My friend Ernie has had my 650 in his shop for a month or so tinkering with it and here is what he has done to it.

He built some aluminum pannier racks and mounted a set of aluminum bags

Also note the hyper lights on a custom bracket above the plate. I'm a firm believer on those hyper lights!

he also came up with a cool radiator guard


I think the headlights on the strom are better than the ones on my truck but I guess a little more wouldn't hurt. he mounted up a set of PIAA's on the forks


and to keep it from sinking, he made a fat foot for it.


He also said that if I get a set of crash bars he would make a skid plate for me but I don't know if I can afford it, kinda looks like I might owe him a few bucks!!!

Looks like my old strom will be well set up for this summers travels! I can't wait to ride it again. I had ordered a black 08 650 last summer when they were announced but my dealer gave me a screaming deal on an 07 with 150 miles that I couldn't pass up. I finally got to see one at the cycle show in Minneapolis last weekend and I sure like it! I don't regret getting my silver one though.



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HOLY CRAP!!! Thats beautiful. Even though its all impressive, i really like the bigger footprint for your kick. He ought to market that one. J.R.
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That looks like some quality workmanship.
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HOLY CRAP!!! Thats beautiful. Even though its all impressive, i really like the bigger footprint for your kick. He ought to market that one. J.R.
He is selling the fat foots and the lgihts and radiator guard. He is thinking that the fat foot will only work with one that don't have the centerstand due to clearance issues.

I just wanted to show off some of the new toys and didn't know if it was appropriate to post links. Here is a link if anyone is interested.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=306783

So what would be the best crashbars to base a skid plate off of? I was thinking about the Givi bars.
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I see you went the the Studebaker Panniers, where they from KLR.com?

I like the fat foot, whish it would work with the center stand.

I like my Hepco and Becker bars.
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That's some damn fine work!!!
What Colin said.

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He is selling the fat foots and the lgihts and radiator guard. He is thinking that the fat foot will only work with one that don't have the centerstand due to clearance issues.

I just wanted to show off some of the new toys and didn't know if it was appropriate to post links. Here is a link if anyone is interested.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=306783

So what would be the best crashbars to base a skid plate off of? I was thinking about the Givi bars.
I've had issues with Givi bars and ripped them off to put on Hepco Beckers. They are honestly about the same but I have less vibration with the H&B's.

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I see you went the the Studebaker Panniers, where they from KLR.com?

I like the fat foot, whish it would work with the center stand.

I like my Hepco and Becker bars.
Yeah, they are the same ones klr.com sell but I'm not sure if he got them there or from some distributor.

Looks like the clearence is real right with the centerstand so you folks with those will have to stick to the old method for now.
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hey there from another inmate. i see you on advrider from time to time. i'm going to have to stop by some time. i have an '03 DL1000 and mum lives in wausau, so i come up from chicago from time to time.


i been thinking about panniers for a while. how do reckon the KLR.com bags?
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