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Old 05-24-2009, 12:22 AM   #31
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I'm in, just bought a newie, 3 kliometres on the clock.
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Old 05-25-2009, 10:11 PM   #32
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congrats to you,wise decision. I wonder how many white ones they will sell?
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Old 05-26-2009, 12:24 AM   #33
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good choice

good choice. Welcome to the thread. Mick.
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Circumnavigated the island of Rarotonga ,Cook Islands, all 32kms of it on a Nifty50. Does that qualify as an Adventure.

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Old 05-28-2009, 12:50 AM   #34
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centrestand

A mate is in the market for a centrestand for his current model DL650, so I'm having a look around on the net for him. So far I've found the Suzuki accessory one, the Hepco & Becker and the SW Motech. Anyone know of any others or care to share any experience with any of the above. All comments gratefully received.
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Old 05-28-2009, 01:03 AM   #35
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SW Motec

I have an SW Motec centre stand and have mixed feelings about it.
On the up side it's great for any work on the rear end of the bike. It is easy to use and quite stable.
On the down side (and this may be true for all centre stands) it is hard to keep lubricated so it is not stiff to use and on reasonable hits on dirt road drainage ruts it gets knocked up past the stop and is difficult to dislodge so it can be used. When stuck it rubs on the chain.
This said, I wouldn't remove it.
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Old 05-28-2009, 03:26 AM   #36
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[quote=Groomspa].
This said, I wouldn't remove it.[/quote

I agree, I recently fitted one to my DR650. Only been for one ride with it so far but no drawbacks yet apparent (ground clearance not a big issue for me) and it's great for cleaning and maintenance.
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Old 05-29-2009, 04:09 AM   #37
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Have just signed up on the forum, have had the bike for three weeks now and it is just back from it's first service. Have just come off my restricted license so the change from a 650 cruiser to this is unbelievable. I am fortunate enough to have an understanding wife and this is my third mid life crisis but I have a feeling that it is going to lasts.





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Old 05-29-2009, 04:46 AM   #38
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Originally Posted by woopwoop
A mate is in the market for a centrestand for his current model DL650, so I'm having a look around on the net for him. So far I've found the Suzuki accessory one, the Hepco & Becker and the SW Motech. Anyone know of any others or care to share any experience with any of the above. All comments gratefully received.
Cheers
I bought one from here http://www.vstroma.com/ last year along with thier skid plate. It is a copy of oem and works fine. With au dollar rising it may be an option. For both items it was about $74 us frt.
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Old 05-29-2009, 09:10 PM   #39
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Just a few more photos to keep the thread going....

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Old 05-30-2009, 02:51 PM   #40
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I'm a noobie here, picked up my K8 Wee back in Feb and love it. I have plans of some long distance rides, but I'm not adverse to getting off the beaten track either



Somewhere in Wombat State Forest
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Old 05-30-2009, 05:12 PM   #41
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Jafu, that is a great shot
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Old 05-31-2009, 09:22 AM   #42
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Cradle Mountain and Coffin Bay



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Old 06-03-2009, 08:18 PM   #43
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Thus far

had the Wee Strom 'bout 3 months now and its coming along fine;

Radguard
B&B bashplate
Suzuki crash bars
H&B pannier luggage frames
(using Andy Strapz`Expedition) swap with DR when required
Wolfman Tankbag-swap with DR when required

To come
Mastad bracket
Bar risers
Top box/adventure case /H&B or aftermarket aluminium 35-42 litre
?Centre satnd compatiable with B&B Bashplate
Barkbusters
Aluminium exhaust heat shield
Silencer cover
Pivot pegs
Chain guard
heel guard
Handle bar crossbar for GPS bracket adapter

oh and the plates are on as well
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from TL125 to '08 DL 650 WeeStrom in 30 years.

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Circumnavigated the island of Rarotonga ,Cook Islands, all 32kms of it on a Nifty50. Does that qualify as an Adventure.

You can do it hard but do it safe.
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Old 06-04-2009, 03:46 AM   #44
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another wee

Pic of mine at the Cold Flame site on the Barry way on the way to this years WBSK. Recently clocked over 70k km. Got some oil consumption I would like not to be there but not bikes fault due to a service issue a while ago but is still going. Interestingly it has never let me down and as my daily do everything bike it has been all but without fault.

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Old 06-28-2009, 06:30 AM   #45
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Howdy, are you v-strom guys having a rally this year ??
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