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Old 04-14-2014, 02:24 PM   #20806
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Some bikes/ riders are effected more by the wind then others. depending on profile. I've been blown around but never where i felt it endangered me. I know people who say they got blown into the next lane.Ride what you feel is safe.
Stick you knee out towards the direction the wind is coming from. Its magical.
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Old 04-14-2014, 03:20 PM   #20807
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Hey Rob, sounds like we are in the same boat. Been looking for a strom (650) for a few months. Have yet to find one unfarkled, not too old (2009+) and in my budget. Seems the owners love them and don't resell quickly. Happy to offer you a ride, when I finally find the one for me.

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looking for vee or wee 2 take 4 a spin

it is finally spring and a young man's fancy turns to...

...changing motorcycles!

even though i am STRICTLY a pavement guy, i am intrigued with the the vee-strom/dl1000 and the wee-strom/dl650.

i have never even ridden a vee-twin.

i am only familiar with the kawasaki inline 4 which has been great in my z750s, the bike i've been riding for the past two seasons/8k miles.

so folks, who has a vee or wee that i can actually ride.

i'm open to meeting nearly anywhere on any given saturday/sunday morning.

thanks in advance for any thoughts you care to share.

be well.

rob
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Old 04-14-2014, 05:05 PM   #20808
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Old 04-14-2014, 05:48 PM   #20809
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Just when you thought you've seen just about everything....
So did you find out?

FWIW yeah those trucks have been around a year or two. Oddly enough I only see 'em uptown...
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Old 04-14-2014, 06:15 PM   #20810
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Windy a f&$@ today just came across long bridge to Robert moses and holy crap pucker factor
Wind was fun on the Pulaski this afternoon. Southbound, of course! I find that the GS, with the cylinders low affording a low center of gravity, a small windscreen, some heft to the bike, and no luggage or top cases is the best solution for wind riding….



p.s., I was stopped in a closed lane to check a tire….
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Old 04-14-2014, 06:37 PM   #20811
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So did you find out?

FWIW yeah those trucks have been around a year or two. Oddly enough I only see 'em uptown...


Nope, still a mystery. Saves me from sending Fathers Day cards!

Never seen one before, this one was broken down in Mott Haven.
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Old 04-14-2014, 09:26 PM   #20812
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Bolts in a jam ... next step?

Hi Y'all,

So, I'm in the midst of replacing the charging system on my Strom 1K, and as luck would have it, two of the six bolts securing the magneto have been stubborn *$!%#*, and their allen head tops are nearly stripped. I've tried loctite icing spray, heat with a propane torch, and a combination of the two.
I started off trying budge the bolts with a torque wrench, then moved to an impact driver.

So now I'm in the position of giving it another go with a bolt extractor, but having little luck so far, I'm tempted to turn in this over to a pro. What's your opinion? Do I give it a go with drilling and extracting, or to take me out of the equation?

I've found two mobile mechanics online emailed them to see if they could do it and how much it might cost, but they didn't back to me yet. If I go the pro route, can you recommend someone to do the bolt extraction?

Thanks for the help!
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Old 04-15-2014, 12:33 AM   #20813
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Drilling and extracting is easy. The kits with the counter clockwise drill bits work best
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Old 04-15-2014, 06:31 AM   #20814
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Some bikes/ riders are effected more by the wind then others. depending on profile. I've been blown around but never where i felt it endangered me. I know people who say they got blown into the next lane.Ride what you feel is safe.
I've gotten blown around pretty bad on bridges on my light DS bikes- not a full lane over, but close.
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Old 04-15-2014, 07:00 AM   #20815
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Drilling and extracting is easy. The kits with the counter clockwise drill bits work best
That's questionable given that they've been this troubling already. If one of those snaps then there's pretty much no getting it out because they're so hardened.

I snapped multiple header bolts on my Suzuki gs. Ended up drilling them out entirely and then running a tap inside to clean it up.
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Old 04-15-2014, 07:03 AM   #20816
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looking for vee or wee 2 take 4 a spin

it is finally spring and a young man's fancy turns to...

...changing motorcycles!

even though i am STRICTLY a pavement guy, i am intrigued with the the vee-strom/dl1000 and the wee-strom/dl650.

i have never even ridden a vee-twin.

i am only familiar with the kawasaki inline 4 which has been great in my z750s, the bike i've been riding for the past two seasons/8k miles.

so folks, who has a vee or wee that i can actually ride.

i'm open to meeting nearly anywhere on any given saturday/sunday morning.

thanks in advance for any thoughts you care to share.

be well.

rob

You can try mine.

Oh and check out motorcycle mall. They're doing Suzuki demos some time very soon. I bet a 2014 is way nicer than mine
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Old 04-15-2014, 07:03 AM   #20817
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I've gotten blown around pretty bad on bridges on my light DS bikes- not a full lane over, but close.

The day I took my F650 (worst wind bike I own) from my storage in Manhattan up to ECS to get tuned/inspected it was blowing like a MF on GWB. About 3/4 lanes worth.

Pales in comparison to the night I drove across the Golden Gate as a cloud/fog bank blew perpendicular to the roadway at about 20mph though.

Then, just as I thought I'd safely made it home to Sausalito, here comes some drunk/confused Moran driving the wrong way on the freeway. Missed him by about 3 feet.
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Old 04-15-2014, 08:41 AM   #20818
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That's questionable given that they've been this troubling already. If one of those snaps then there's pretty much no getting it out because they're so hardened.

I snapped multiple header bolts on my Suzuki gs. Ended up drilling them out entirely and then running a tap inside to clean it up.

This is exactly my concern. Funny enough (funny?), the last time I tried extracting it was on the exhaust stud of a Suzuki GS 450. The extractor broke off and I was in a worse jam. Fortunately, I found a guy (back in the Bay Area) who was able to melt the exhaust stud out of the motor. It was impressive.

These extractors have such little surface area to attach a tool to - can't use a socket wrench - used a Crescent wrench in the past. They must make a special tool for 'em, no?

Thanks for considering my situation - more thoughts would be appreciated. I'd really like to get out on the road.
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Old 04-15-2014, 09:06 AM   #20819
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This is exactly my concern. Funny enough (funny?), the last time I tried extracting it was on the exhaust stud of a Suzuki GS 450. The extractor broke off and I was in a worse jam. Fortunately, I found a guy (back in the Bay Area) who was able to melt the exhaust stud out of the motor. It was impressive.

These extractors have such little surface area to attach a tool to - can't use a socket wrench - used a Crescent wrench in the past. They must make a special tool for 'em, no?

Thanks for considering my situation - more thoughts would be appreciated. I'd really like to get out on the road.
be nice if the ends were maybe a torx pattern. thinking more spread out surface contact area.
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