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Forum: Beasts 08-10-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 455
Posted By greywolf
That's correct. The one above and to the left is...

That's correct. The one above and to the left is the STPS.
Forum: The Garage 08-04-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 669
Posted By greywolf
Since the subject is the rear axle and nut, be...

Since the subject is the rear axle and nut, be aware there have been problems with the nut galling to the axle using service manual specs. It is better to use anti seize on the threads and torque to...
Forum: The Garage 07-07-2014, 06:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,105
Posted By greywolf
I tried a 1000 microfarad cap with a diode. It...

I tried a 1000 microfarad cap with a diode. It calmed the fluctuations down quite a bit. The back of the voltmeter is buried in a fairing part and access is quite a job so I'm not going to do further...
Forum: Beasts 06-18-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,185
Posted By greywolf
No. The 650s are not restricted.

No. The 650s are not restricted.
Forum: Beasts 06-18-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,185
Posted By greywolf
Answered the duplicate question in the Beasts...

Answered the duplicate question in the Beasts forum, where the question belongs.
Forum: Beasts 06-18-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,185
Posted By greywolf
The gear position switch consists of a set of...

The gear position switch consists of a set of resistors, one for each gear. The ECM reads the voltage from the GPS and applies the restriction for that gear. Fourth gear is the only unrestricted...
Forum: The Garage 06-17-2014, 04:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,105
Posted By greywolf
Thanks. When the weather gets cooler, I'll give...

Thanks. When the weather gets cooler, I'll give it a try.
Forum: The Garage 06-15-2014, 05:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,105
Posted By greywolf
The dual controller cycles on and off for a...

The dual controller cycles on and off for a portion of each full second. One of the controls handles grips and gloves while the other handles the body. The controller is not on the same feed as the...
Forum: The Garage 06-14-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,105
Posted By greywolf
How to change voltmeter reaction time

My old bike had a cheap voltmeter that had a slow reaction time and would display the average voltage when a heat controller was cycling on and off a portion of each second. My new bike's voltmeter...
Forum: The Garage 04-22-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,242
Posted By greywolf
It's a Radio Shack part made for the terminal...

It's a Radio Shack part made for the terminal block. The bottom half of the pic is some kind of reflection, not part of the strip.
...
Forum: The Garage 04-22-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,242
Posted By greywolf
I have a combination of bus bars made from...

I have a combination of bus bars made from terminal blocks on the top of the battery and a fuse block to distribute accessory power in the tail. The top bar is a grounding block. The bottom bar is a...
Forum: Beasts 04-04-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 398
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: 871
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: 871
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: 47,787
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: 342
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: 19,895
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: 19,895
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: 19,895
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: 19,895
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: 304
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: 19,895
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: 19,895
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: 684
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: 19,895
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: 40
Views: 5,329
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: 40
Views: 5,329
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: 636
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: 4,933
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: 1,650
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: 1,650
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: 2,881
Views: 489,592
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: 14,658
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: 1,021
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: 641
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: 8,063
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: 478
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: 744
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: 898
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: 898
Posted By greywolf
Yes, a little.

Yes, a little.
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