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Old 12-27-2012, 06:40 PM   #346
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Thanks Lentil. Do lower footpegs affect ground clearance? What are dog bones?
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Old 12-27-2012, 07:26 PM   #347
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[/LIST];20341354]Thanks Lentil. Do lower footpegs affect ground clearance? What are dog bones?
Dog bones are the suspension linkages between shock and chassis. It helps get the bike up higher and marginly improves ground clearances. I think with lowering pegs as long as you didn't drop the foot peg below the bash plate, ground clearance wouldn't be affected. I'm thinking about a trip to cowra in Feb I could swing by your way if you wanted to compare notes?
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Old 12-27-2012, 10:04 PM   #348
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Have a search of eBay for a jack up kit

Not jack off this ain't no ktm thread
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Old 12-28-2012, 01:13 AM   #349
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Old 12-28-2012, 06:44 PM   #350
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Oiling the chain

While I'm on a roll.

Whats the best way to oil the chain. Usually with my dirtbikes I tilt the bike on the stand and roll the rear tyre along by hand giving the chain a squirt on the way but I'm afraid if I do this for the big girl I'll drop it on myself. It's too low to get my stand under it as well.
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Old 12-28-2012, 07:42 PM   #351
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Chain oiler

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While I'm on a roll.

Whats the best way to oil the chain. Usually with my dirtbikes I tilt the bike on the stand and roll the rear tyre along by hand giving the chain a squirt on the way but I'm afraid if I do this for the big girl I'll drop it on myself. It's too low to get my stand under it as well.

Get yourself and LOBMAN chain oiler about $4o.oo and no moving parts no electronics fit it in about 10,20 minutes When you want to put some oil on the chain just push to button a couple of times an gravity will do the rest . takes about 5 seconds they are bloody great.
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Old 12-28-2012, 07:45 PM   #352
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I use my 8 year old as the chief sprayer or alternatively spray while in neatural and walk with the bike on my hip. A center stand would so great job

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While I'm on a roll.

Whats the best way to oil the chain. Usually with my dirtbikes I tilt the bike on the stand and roll the rear tyre along by hand giving the chain a squirt on the way but I'm afraid if I do this for the big girl I'll drop it on myself. It's too low to get my stand under it as well.
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Old 12-29-2012, 12:27 AM   #353
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Anyone tried lower gearing on the wee strom? I am keen to try one tooth less on the front sprocket.

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Old 12-29-2012, 04:32 AM   #354
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The standard gearing is reasonably low with the std. 14 tooth. A 13 tooth sprocket is getting fairly small in diameter for this type of bike. Apparently there are some chain and other issues but I'm only vaguely clear on this. Obviously there will be slightly more wear but that's not a great concern. Somebody else will have a clearer understanding. Why do you want to go smaller? Wheelies? You could also consider 2 or 3 more teeth on the rear.
I went up to 15 teeth on the front but that was to make touring not so busy. It's a bit high tho when in crawling traffic.
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Old 01-01-2013, 09:22 PM   #355
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Short trip to Hill End via Macquarie River at Long point.
Long Point crossing.
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Old 06-27-2013, 05:17 PM   #356
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about time this thread went back to the front page

here,s mine



have put a set of givi crashbars on since this pic
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Old 06-27-2013, 09:49 PM   #357
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Anyone tried lower gearing on the wee strom? I am keen to try one tooth less on the front sprocket.
The std 15/47 gearing on the 650 is pretty spot on.
Have ridden one with 16 tooth front and it is sluggish! (with higher fuel consumption)
Would only use it if you were riding way out west, sitting on 120+kph.

Have spoken with a rider (MountainLagoon) who uses a 14 tooth front.
Overtaking is literally a flick of the wrist away!

14 tooth front would be OK if you live/ride in very mountainous areas.
Stock 15/47 is the best compromise for 95% of riding.
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Old 06-27-2013, 11:07 PM   #358
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14 tooth front would be OK if you live/ride in very mountainous areas.
Stock 15/47 is the best compromise for 95% of riding.
I run a 14 currently and its too short for highway stuff!!

I ride with a 690 a bit and I cant outrun him in a straight drag and that isnt on.

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Old 06-27-2013, 11:11 PM   #359
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Giddy a pity we didn't catch up on the mixed surface ride a few weeks ago.

I run a 14t on the front of my Wee and think it is the best thing I could have done, I'm not sure what gearing V-chops has but we done the last two fill ups together and I used 1.4 liters less than he did over the 300ks we travelled.

With standard gearing the bike can't rev out to red line, with the 14t you put the motor into the meaty part, it's a bike not a tractor, have some fun.
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Short trip to Hill End via Macquarie River at Long point.
Long Point crossing.
My son, my mate and I did that crossing a few weeks ago, they were on road bikes, we did it in the opposite direction and in the dark, that's adventure riding
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