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Old 12-05-2012, 02:08 AM   #7321
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Old 12-05-2012, 08:23 AM   #7322
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Any idea what the rear hub is off of........
The bike i posted has 2 x LHS fork legs off of a Honda XR400 fitted(for brake caliper on both sides)
and a one off Wilbers long travel shock!
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Old 12-05-2012, 08:36 AM   #7323
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Rusty - have you checked out the off road vstrom thread? May be what you're looking for. I had my Wee back to the mountain yesterday. Roads too rough for passenger cars, but not bad enough for 4wd; couple stream crossings. With a set of Anakees or Shinkos the Wee does well enought for anything in my area. My skills are much more limiting than the bike.
BINGO! Thanks Longbeard.
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Old 12-05-2012, 12:29 PM   #7324
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Old 12-07-2012, 12:32 AM   #7325
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Custom made by the first owner. Unbelievably burly. Thicker aluminum that any other brand I've ever seen, hard-mounted to the frame in 3 places each side, plus steel bars across the back. I've had 5 serious offers from other V-Strom riders to buy them off my bike while on dual-sport trips.
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Old 12-07-2012, 09:33 AM   #7326
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Old 12-11-2012, 01:25 PM   #7327
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Nice work, with the bike and articles. Love the wire wheels. I followed the wire wheel thread here and it died shortly after the ABS ring was discussed. Any idea if RAD is going to make a hub that will work with the ring and stock rotors?
Dont know about the front,i've other ideas,KTM Adventure on the rear can be made fit!
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Old 12-11-2012, 02:06 PM   #7328
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Any idea what the rear hub is off of........
The bike i posted has 2 x LHS fork legs off of a Honda XR400 fitted(for brake caliper on both sides)
and a one off Wilbers long travel shock!
It's a RAD hub that bolts directly to the strom forks
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Old 12-11-2012, 03:36 PM   #7329
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Does anyone have some pics without luggage? I'd like to see what some do with this bike closer to offroad use.
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Old 12-11-2012, 03:37 PM   #7330
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Old 12-11-2012, 04:05 PM   #7331
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My daily transpo- Who would have thunk, Joe???



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Old 12-11-2012, 04:52 PM   #7332
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My daily transpo- Who would have thunk, Joe???
Wow Pablo. Didn't know you had got a Strom. Looks like a 650? Needs knobbies.
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Old 12-11-2012, 04:58 PM   #7333
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Bike Fit? thanks

I am 6ft- 2in tall. Would I have a problem riding a DL 650? I would like to be able to stand-up if needed? Can you add risers without new control cables? Any tall rider input would be nice.
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Old 12-11-2012, 05:07 PM   #7334
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I am 6ft- 2in tall. Would I have a problem riding a DL 650? I would like to be able to stand-up if needed? Can you add risers without new control cables? Any tall rider input would be nice.
The Strom is very roomy, and about an inch and a half riser can be installed without new cables. I am not tall, myself, but many tall riders have praised the ergos of the Strom.
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Old 12-11-2012, 05:12 PM   #7335
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6'3", 34in inseam over here on a DL650. 3/4 inch bar risers and 1 inch peg lowering kit complete with tall factory seat and very happy.
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