Windstrom Mod - Stromtrooper Forum : Suzuki V-Strom Motorcycle Forums
V-Strom Modifications and Performance The brag page, good and bad.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 3 Old 02-08-2007, 10:20 AM Thread Starter
Crazy Old Guy
 
fastwally's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Indiana
Posts: 1,039
Windstrom Mod

I thought I would post this mod here for the Windstrom owners that would like to have the plastic screw cover on.

Finally got around to putting the Windstrom on the K7 today. The Windstrom doesn't come with a hole for the screw cover peg to go into, so I drilled the hole in the shield with a unibit step drill bit. I didn't want to cut the peg off as per Windstrom instructions, because with just the screw it would turn. After I got the holes drilled and flanged so they wouldn't crack I mounted the shield. After I trimed the flange off of the big end of the screw cover to make it flat I found it didn't cover the screws and bracket very well. I found I could turn the cover upside down (big end on top) and the coverage for the MadStad brackets and screws was almost perfect. Used the stock screw and picked up a 5X80 lock nut at the hardware store along with a 1/2" rubber seal for a faucet since the hole in the MadStad was for the peg, it was to large for the well nut. Everything come out great.

Don't pay any attention to the white powder in the pics, that is just Honda shield polish I didn't blow off.

It's more fun to ride a slow bike fast than to ride a fast bike slow.
K7abs

Last edited by fastwally; 10-31-2007 at 06:29 PM.
fastwally is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 3 Old 02-08-2007, 12:54 PM
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 45
Sweet I have a Windstrom on the way! How do you like the shield? What position works best for you? I'm about 5'8" so I'm hoping this will cure my buffetting issue.
PhantomX is offline  
post #3 of 3 Old 02-08-2007, 07:25 PM Thread Starter
Crazy Old Guy
 
fastwally's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Indiana
Posts: 1,039
Quote:
Originally Posted by PhantomX View Post
Sweet I have a Windstrom on the way! How do you like the shield? What position works best for you? I'm about 5'8" so I'm hoping this will cure my buffetting issue.
I don't know on this bike, it's to cold outside to try. It's been -7 or 8 deg every morning for the last week with highs around 9 if we are lucky. I rode this same setup last summer on an K6, MadStad bracket and WindStrom with the MadStad mounted in the middle position, shield all the way down with the tilt about 1/4 of the way back. It worked great for me, I'm 5' 11".

It's more fun to ride a slow bike fast than to ride a fast bike slow.
K7abs
fastwally is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Stromtrooper Forum : Suzuki V-Strom Motorcycle Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome