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Old 09-23-2012, 08:54 PM   #1
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Joined: Sep 2012
From: Richland, WA

I Ride: 2005 Suzuki V-Strom 650
Craig from Tri-Cities coffee with the Vstrom
Hello! Finally posting here using my easier to remember login. I just got my first bike 2 weeks ago and riding is a lot more fun than I even thought it would be. I'll bring my bike to coffee the next weekend that I'm in town for. In the mean time, here's the pic that Cecil asked for! Nice meeting everyone earlier today.

Pretty vanilla right now but I'll be making some modifications this winter. (suggestions for mods welcome!)

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Old 09-24-2012, 10:47 AM   #2
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Joined: Jan 2008
From: Muk, WA
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I Ride: fast, except on the road.
Welcome, nice bike and I like those Shinko 705s too.

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Old 09-24-2012, 11:04 AM   #3
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Joined: Apr 2006
From: Tri-Cities, WA

I Ride: Hither, Thither and Yon ... mostly day rides
great bike choice. glad you posted up.

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Old 09-26-2012, 03:06 AM   #4
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Joined: Dec 2005
From: Bellevue, Wa

I Ride: GSX-R600 20th Anniversary
Welcome, nice bike, congrats on the purchase. Stay safe out there.

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Old 10-14-2012, 10:05 AM   #5
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Joined: Feb 2012
From: Lacey, WA

I Ride: 1989 CBR 600, 1982 GPz 550
Welcome! Extra lights and panniers and what every Strom needs. If that's not your thing, then the Tailgunner is absolutely awesome.

Do you have a custom seat yet?

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Old 10-14-2012, 10:26 AM   #6
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Joined: May 2008
From: Seattle, Wa

I Ride: at a speed that allows me to ride again tomorrow GSX650FK8, DL650K5, AN400K7, 2013 WR250R
Welcome! Two of my favorite things, V-Strom's and coffee!

EDIT for Mods: Chop 3" off the shield if your having buffeting issues, luggage if you actually ride past Starbucks.




Almost forgot....have Nels tweak your Fuel map, if he is ever in your neighborhood don't pass up a chance to get your Weeeeee on his mobile dyno

Stevo's '05 DL650


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Old 10-14-2012, 02:13 PM   #7
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From: CENTRAL

I Ride: When I can
Hey! Great to ride with you again! Holler if you have questions about your Wee Strom!




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Old 10-14-2012, 02:25 PM   #8
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Joined: Jul 2006
From: Portland OR

I Ride: wee-strom, klx250s
Welcome,

suggest soft luggage, duffel bag and a sense of adventure.



I'm also going to pay around with lowering links for the rear and drop 10mm in the front for more flat footed.

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Old 10-14-2012, 03:14 PM   #9
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From: Seattle, Wa

I Ride: at a speed that allows me to ride again tomorrow GSX650FK8, DL650K5, AN400K7, 2013 WR250R
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I'm also going to pay around with lowering links for the rear and drop 10mm in the front for more flat footed.
I lowered mine 3/4 in the back with Kevin Baker Lowering Links, then raised the stantion tubes .750 in the triples to keep the geometry close. Added a KB Fork Brace while I was at it, this is my Weeeee lowered.


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Old 01-04-2013, 05:41 PM   #10
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From: Kent

I Ride: lawnmower
welcome

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