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Forum: Beasts 04-04-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 313
Posted By greywolf
The bike has about 125W-150W excess capacity so...

The bike has about 125W-150W excess capacity so those lights will barely put a dent in the available power. A voltmeter is always a good thing to have to display the state of the charging system. If...
Forum: The Garage 03-26-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 698
Posted By greywolf
Use some Loctite bearing mount adhesive and that...

Use some Loctite bearing mount adhesive and that baby won't spin the outer ring.
Forum: The Garage 03-25-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 698
Posted By greywolf
A crack would be very unusual. Casting flaws that...

A crack would be very unusual. Casting flaws that look like cracks are common. http://www.stromtrooper.com/general-v-strom-discussion/52661-looks-like-my-hub-cracked.html
Forum: Beasts 03-03-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 45,493
Posted By greywolf
You picked an old thread. That bike now has over...

You picked an old thread. That bike now has over 300,000 miles on it. Keep up the regular maintenance. I'd check to see is the axle rumbles when spinning a wheel off the ground or if the lock to lock...
Forum: Beasts 02-26-2014, 05:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 266
Posted By greywolf
Cable adjustment will be all that is needed. The...

Cable adjustment will be all that is needed. The clutch pushrod free play adjustment is unchanged.
Forum: Beasts 02-21-2014, 10:28 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 18,640
Posted By greywolf
See post 104. He's talking about a to rack from...

See post 104. He's talking about a to rack from an '08 Wee. Side racks will be different.
Forum: Beasts 02-19-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 18,640
Posted By greywolf
All years of Vee and Wee will accommodate the...

All years of Vee and Wee will accommodate the same luggage racks. That's 2004-2011 DL650s and 2002-2012 DL1000s.
Forum: Beasts 02-18-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 18,640
Posted By greywolf
I don't see a Dl650 in your list of bikes - ...

I don't see a Dl650 in your list of bikes - XR650L/XR600, NX650, TE/SM610, TE630, XR400, XR250 and XT225. What exactly is the year and model of your recalled bike? The is no recall active for any...
Forum: Beasts 02-18-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 18,640
Posted By greywolf
Both use needle bearings, roller bearings with...

Both use needle bearings, roller bearings with small diameters and no taper. Unless doing water crossings, a small amount of grease is all they need. I've been reading V-Strom problem posts for 8...
Forum: Beasts 02-16-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 227
Posted By greywolf
You'll need a T40 Torx security bit with a hole...

You'll need a T40 Torx security bit with a hole in the end to remove the ignition switch. That will get the two screws out from the bottom. You'll probably need to extend the wires too.
Forum: Beasts 02-14-2014, 10:42 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 18,640
Posted By greywolf
The Suzuki case set replaces the stock bike's...

The Suzuki case set replaces the stock bike's rear rack. The rack is needed to mount the case.
Forum: Beasts 02-14-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 18,640
Posted By greywolf
The rack stays with the bike. The mounts go with...

The rack stays with the bike. The mounts go with the case. The stock rack comes with a rubber top insert that is often removed to install case mounts. The stock rack looks like this. Earlier models...
Forum: Beasts 02-12-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 543
Posted By greywolf
http://www.stromtrooper.com/information-vault/6967...

http://www.stromtrooper.com/information-vault/69673-poll-regarding-loose-rotor-magnets.html
Forum: Beasts 02-10-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 18,640
Posted By greywolf
140mm. Two inches is too much unless the shock...

140mm. Two inches is too much unless the shock travel is limited. 1-1/8" is about it. Otherwise, this can happen.
...
Forum: Beasts 02-06-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,247
Posted By greywolf
I got little to no surge with the following...

I got little to no surge with the following settings a a 650 V-Strom V-Twin.

1 Off
2 Off Gain is set to extra low (wild ride on High - try it for fun)
3 Off
4 On
5 Off
6 On Pulses/Kilometre...
Forum: Beasts 02-04-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,247
Posted By greywolf
Here's where it fits on a 2012 V-Strom 650. Good...

Here's where it fits on a 2012 V-Strom 650. Good luck to you. Finding a place to put it was the hardest part for me.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8256/8637887757_46aca147ca_c.jpg
Forum: Beasts 02-02-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 538
Posted By greywolf
The fork brace will fit. That's all except for...

The fork brace will fit. That's all except for you're being correct about the cases, they could fit new mounts.
Forum: Beasts 01-31-2014, 06:44 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,283
Posted By greywolf
It depends on what you mean by lugging. It will...

It depends on what you mean by lugging. It will chug along at 7mph at idle speed but you'll feel the power pulses. The minimum rpm I like to ride at is 2500 and that results in about 12mph.
Forum: Beasts 01-22-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,409
Posted By greywolf
Back in 2006, I once wanted to see how fast the...

Back in 2006, I once wanted to see how fast the bike would go. At an indicated 119mph, I got scared and chopped the throttle. The bike went into a tank slapper like the front wheel was dropped off...
Forum: Beasts 01-21-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,409
Posted By greywolf
The stock bike already has a front end lift...

The stock bike already has a front end lift problem at speed. I'd worry about added pieces angled up in front as the OP did creating even more lift.
Forum: Beasts 01-21-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 2,018
Views: 314,115
Posted By greywolf
The Vee is restricted in 5th and 6th for...

The Vee is restricted in 5th and 6th for aerodynamic stability reasons, not EPA emissions reasons. The ramped piece under the headlights especially creates lift at high speeds. The handling gets more...
Forum: Beasts 01-16-2014, 06:33 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 13,462
Posted By greywolf
The Madstad screen seems to be based on the MP...

The Madstad screen seems to be based on the MP screen that was discontinued when the owner left the business. It was a fine screen. I also trust Madstad as a company.
Forum: The Garage 01-11-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 857
Posted By greywolf
Ride-On isn't messy. It stays in the center of...

Ride-On isn't messy. It stays in the center of the tread as a gel after application. It's Slime and some other products that are messy. I've changed many tire's with Ride-On with no drama. I use it...
Forum: The Garage 11-27-2013, 05:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 479
Posted By greywolf
It could be less safe. Yellow lenses allow more...

It could be less safe. Yellow lenses allow more light to pass than red and are never mistaken for a brake light. Yellow rear turn signals are completely legal in all states. It's yellow brake lights...
Forum: Beasts 11-20-2013, 07:10 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,633
Posted By greywolf
Make sure you can hear the fuel pump whine when...

Make sure you can hear the fuel pump whine when turning on the key. Otherwise, you can forget about trying. Second or third are the gears to try.
Forum: Beasts 11-07-2013, 08:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 428
Posted By greywolf
You may have heated grips connected elsewhere,...

You may have heated grips connected elsewhere, but that is definitely the connector used to install Suzuki accessory heated grips. It is behind the radiator running orange/green hot and black/white...
Forum: Beasts 10-28-2013, 11:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 578
Posted By greywolf
If you used a bolt into the triple clamp for...

If you used a bolt into the triple clamp for ground, that's not a good practice. First, the main frame and triple clamp are aluminum while the bolts and bearing pieces are steel. When current runs...
Forum: Beasts 10-20-2013, 06:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 780
Posted By greywolf
I said a little but didn't mention my Wee was...

I said a little but didn't mention my Wee was highly modified, especially the suspension, and had EBC HH front brake pads added. I'm not feeling any need to modify the suspension and brakes on the...
Forum: Beasts 10-19-2013, 09:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 780
Posted By greywolf
Yes, a little.

Yes, a little.
Forum: Beasts 10-18-2013, 12:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 836
Posted By greywolf
A fork brace and riding loose are the primary...

A fork brace and riding loose are the primary points. The knee out thing simply prevents the rider from clamping the bike between the knees, allowing it to move independently of the body. That allows...
Forum: The Garage 10-14-2013, 11:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 622
Posted By greywolf
R/Rs get hot. I wouldn't want to connect an...

R/Rs get hot. I wouldn't want to connect an electronic device there. Any ground should be wired rather than using the frame due to the possibility of dissimilar metals galvanic corrosion.
Forum: The Garage 10-09-2013, 10:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,410
Posted By greywolf
Two links are messed up. The pin in the outer...

Two links are messed up. The pin in the outer link and the bushing in the inner link are rusted. Replacing the outer link alone isn't enough.
Forum: Beasts 10-08-2013, 05:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 575
Posted By greywolf
It will fit.

It will fit.
Forum: The Garage 09-24-2013, 05:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,736
Posted By greywolf
Slight drag is the way to handle screw and lock...

Slight drag is the way to handle screw and lock nut valve clearance adjusters. Shim and bucket adjusters require a go/no go approach.
Forum: Equipment 09-14-2013, 07:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 761
Posted By greywolf
Put a voltmeter on the bike. Don't go far with...

Put a voltmeter on the bike. Don't go far with less than 12.6-12.8V showing.
Forum: The Garage 08-24-2013, 03:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 939
Posted By greywolf
Joseph Lucas may have invented darkness, but...

Joseph Lucas may have invented darkness, but Electrosport perfected it.
Forum: The Garage 08-23-2013, 05:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,304
Posted By greywolf
Garmin Zumo 550 with MP3s loaded on an SD card...

Garmin Zumo 550 with MP3s loaded on an SD card and earplugstore.com Challenger custom ear buds.
Forum: Beasts 08-07-2013, 06:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,119
Posted By greywolf
A TOS problem will show an FI on the display and...

A TOS problem will show an FI on the display and the starter motor will not run. It's not your problem.
Forum: Beasts 08-02-2013, 08:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 508
Posted By greywolf
Has a proper clutch pushrod adjustment been done?...

Has a proper clutch pushrod adjustment been done? Failure to do that is by far the biggest reason for slippage.
Forum: Beasts 07-31-2013, 10:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,071
Posted By greywolf
Actual injector failure is very rare. More...

Actual injector failure is very rare. More typically, the crimp connector attaching the two injectors together corrodes and drops power to one injector. If that is the problem, connecting the yellow...
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