Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: SAUKVILLE WISCONSIN
Wheels and crash bars
i am a brand new member here and have some questions.
i am the parts manager at a suzuki dealership and am somewhat new to the adventure bike world. i have helped several of my customers build KTM 950 adventures but i have not had occasion to build any v-stroms until now. i have 2 guys that want 1000s totaly loaded up with accessories.
i should preface the following by saying i am a forum veteran and i have dome some searching for these answers but have found little info.
so, i have 2 maters i need to address.
1) has anyone done any kind of a spoke wheel conversion? most other adventure bikes have spoke wheels and i would like to try to adapt some to this bike. yes i know suzuki spent untold engineering time and money deciding to use aluminum wheels. but, for several reasons i would like to try this. any ideas?
2)i have looked at several sources for side bars/crash guards and have a compatibility question. will the touratech bars that go up arround the fuel tank mount ALONG WITH any other bar that goes on lower? maybe the twisted throttle bars? (i realize this might be a very easy question but it is late at night and i dont have a bike at home to look at, nor can i see from the pictures that i have access to what mounting points the bars might use.
finally, as a guy that spend his days looking for cool stuff for motorcycles that i can sell to customers, i would love to hear any ideas for your favorite cool stuff or mods. obviously it can have a v-strom bent.
thanks to all who respond!!!
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