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Old 01-19-2012, 06:40 PM   #1231
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Just a heads up for all you wanna-be builders out there

http://atlanta.craigslist.org/wat/mcy/2796793614.html
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Old 01-20-2012, 03:43 PM   #1232
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Just a heads up for all you wanna-be builders out there

http://atlanta.craigslist.org/wat/mcy/2796793614.html
Dang it all!That was the bike I was looking into.The ad was pulled and I was told the bike was sold.I still have his info.I check back with him later.
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Old 01-21-2012, 04:37 AM   #1233
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Dang it all!That was the bike I was looking into.
takes a good hit to mash up the front end like that, i'd wonder what else is bent.
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Old 01-24-2012, 08:04 AM   #1234
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Versys 1000 coming to Canada, hopefully the USA the following year. Forecasting a V1000HP in 2015 ?
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Old 01-24-2012, 12:31 PM   #1235
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Versys 1000 coming to Canada, hopefully the USA the following year. Forecasting a V1000HP in 2015 ?
why not, except it would be called the V943HP...the Z cop motor in the V1000 frame. about 125/bhp, might be able to get the front wheel in the air.
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Old 02-10-2012, 04:41 PM   #1236
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...for the OEM Versys Fork Guys

i still get PMs about the fender brackets i fabbed for the original rat bike back in 2008-09, including another today. the same brackets were used with the 19" wheel/Versys forks on the 2010 rat. i think that the inner fork tube should be protected when the fender is raised, thus the "wing" from my original design back then. i sold those Versys forks this winter, and there was not a single ding or scratch on the tube after thousands of miles of gravel roads, so the design works.

here ya go. i think there's someone selling a knockoff of these brackets if you don't want to fabricate your own, but i don't have a link.

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Old 02-14-2012, 07:21 AM   #1237
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Front fork travel

Hi, I am in the process of swapping the front wheel of my Versys to a 19" V-strom wheel and have a question.

The front forks of the Versys has 15 cm of travel and if i raise the fender according to your picture then the clearance from the bottom of the triple to the top of the front fender is only about 11 cm.

Won't the front fender hit the bottom of the triple if you raise the fender that much?
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Old 02-14-2012, 01:20 PM   #1238
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Hi, I am in the process of swapping the front wheel of my Versys to a 19" V-strom wheel and have a question.

The front forks of the Versys has 15 cm of travel and if i raise the fender according to your picture then the clearance from the bottom of the triple to the top of the front fender is only about 11 cm.

Won't the front fender hit the bottom of the triple if you raise the fender that much?
this has been discussed previously, all i can say in response is that on my bikes, and with my suspension setup, i did not have an interference issue. there is a brake hose guide that needs to be turned upside down or the fender will hit it, but i did not have a situation where the fender hit the bottom clamp. the forks were set above the top clamp at about 10mm.

the OEM Versys Showa forks have a travel spec of 15cm (5.9") total, so with my static sag, there was apparently enough room available. i purposely used a fender bracket design that allowed the fender to fit the tire loosely, and the modular bolt spacing satisfies this criteria.

i still have the Versys fender that was run for over 30,000 miles (48,600km) with these brackets and find no dents, dings, scratches, or other blemishes on the top of the fender that would indicate that the fender hit the bottom clamp. i know that i bottomed those forks numerous times during travel on thousands of miles of gravel road.

other riders have fit the fender closer to the tire, both for cosmetic reasons or to address this issue. if it's a concern, design a different bracket, keep the "wing" to protect the fork tube.

you won't regret making the switch to the 19" front, it makes a big difference. come back to the thread with a photo when it's complete.
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Old 02-14-2012, 10:14 PM   #1239
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Thanks for the reply.

I have made a bracket that allow me to use the standard crossover brake line.

The tire may be a little close to the fender but I will wait until the summer when
I have the opportunity to try the setup before I try something else.

I will be able to post a few pictures next week, just waiting for the brake discs to be done at the workshop.
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Old 02-15-2012, 04:49 PM   #1240
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What is the width of the Vstrom 19 inch wheel?I am considering one for a project,IF,I can get it cheap enough.
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Old 02-15-2012, 06:13 PM   #1241
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What is the width of the Vstrom 19 inch wheel?I am considering one for a project,IF,I can get it cheap enough.
i think 2.5", there must be 100 tires that fit this wheel, take your pick.

confirm your axle/bearing situation first.
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Old 02-16-2012, 07:26 AM   #1242
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i think 2.5", there must be 100 tires that fit this wheel, take your pick.

confirm your axle/bearing situation first.
I think that wheel is 3.5 inches wide.I wanna run a 130 on it on a trike.Axle is currently 17mm.I think I can find conversion beaings if the Strom wheel takes a 20mm axle.I have inner bearing spacers that can be made to work.
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Old 02-16-2012, 08:40 AM   #1243
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I think that wheel is 3.5 inches wide.I wanna run a 130 on it on a trike.Axle is currently 17mm.I think I can find conversion beaings if the Strom wheel takes a 20mm axle.I have inner bearing spacers that can be made to work.
you can look up the wheel size to confirm, but the most common tires run are metric 110 and 100, so i can't speculate on a 130.

the 17mm axle gives you the option of the DL650 19" wheel, might be easier to find used.
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Old 02-16-2012, 09:06 AM   #1244
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I can't picture fitting a 130 to a front DL wheel.
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Old 02-16-2012, 12:04 PM   #1245
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I can't picture fitting a 130 to a front DL wheel.
maybe it's like running a 180 on a 4.5", something like that.

ben should go over to stromtroopers, ask those guys, get flamed, report back.

i shouldn't talk, guys thought i was nuts when i put the 130/80-17 on the front of that phase one scooter. too heavy, wouldn't steer, wouldn't stop, wrong rotation, blah, blah, blah. now it's a main stream mod, i guess it works after all.

the old cop motor powered rat in full dress with the 130/80 Tourance front.




i was going through the photo archives the other day and realized how few photos i have of that bike. man, it was a strong running moto, and unlike the new one, my feet could touch the ground. then it got wrecked, RIP.
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