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post #1 of 4 Old 05-22-2006, 10:52 PM Thread Starter
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And the farkling continues......

I've had my Wee for a little over a year. I bought it used, with Suzuki handguards, a JC Whitney topcase, SW Motech crashbars, skidplate, & center stand.

I immediately installed head & brake light modulators.

The bike was high for me, so I made some dogbones to lower it 3/4" & raised the forks. Much better.

I hated the seat, so I started modifying. I tried different foams, gel, neoprene... I've reshaped it so the front section is longer so I can move around on long trips. Finally, I removed most of the foam & slapped on an Airhawk. After narrowing the seat a bit, it's PERFECT!

I have arthritis in my right hand, and longer rides were geting painfull. A NEP throttle lock & a Crampbuster worked great for that.

My F150 is getting too expensive to drive, so the Wee needed more carrying space. SW Motech Quicklock racks & Doskosport cases did the trick. Easy on, easy off.

A cheap 12v compressor went under the seat.

Where the hell am I?? On went the Garmin GPSmap 76 stolen from my boat. It needed power, so a sealed marine cigarette lighter went in.

Hey, I just bought an XM2go-- I guess I need a powered tank bag to run power to my GPS & XM reciever.

Last weekend I made a 400 mile trip & everything worked great, but on the return it was about 45 degrees with scattered ice cold rain. I was getting cold under all the fleece & wool I can wear. I guess I'll have to come up with a heated liner.

Oh yeah, I need some reflective stickers on my side cases. The seat is now too close to the ground & foot pegs, so I get to make another set of dogbones.....

And it continues....... :roll:

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post #2 of 4 Old 05-24-2006, 12:59 PM
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So where are the pictures :?:
post #3 of 4 Old 05-24-2006, 01:03 PM
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Changing the dogbones will not change the relationship between the bags and the passenger pegs.

Pat- 2007 DL650A was ridden to all 48 contiguous states. I didn't quite make it to 17,000 miles on the 2012 DL650A.
Nicknames I use to lessen typing, Vee = 2002-2012 DL1000s. Vee2=2014-2016 DL1000s. Wee = 2004-2011 DL650s. Glee = 2012-2016 DL650s

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post #4 of 4 Old 05-24-2006, 09:28 PM Thread Starter
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A quick pic from Sunday

Gotta love the high tech duffel bag cover.

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