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post #1 of 9 Old May 13th, 2014, 10:59 am Thread Starter
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Picked up a new ride.

Picked up a new ride.


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Re: Picked up a new ride.

Sweet! is that te big VStrom or little VStrom? I don't know those bikes well enough to know by sight.

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post #3 of 9 Old May 13th, 2014, 2:05 pm
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Re: Picked up a new ride.

Congrats !!!!

What is that instrument panel on the right handlebar?
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Never mind, got a closer look at your pics, AM/FM/Weather radio and Electronic rally book and gear indicator, pretty nicely setup for you already or did you add all these things yourself?
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Congrats !!!!

What is that instrument panel on the right handlebar?
Bob - looks to me like a Jensen radio unit - don't know the model tho.

BTW - I couldn't find the kitchen sink anywhere!! You?
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Pretty cool, Larry. Will we see it at John Day?

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Re: Picked up a new ride.

I spent the day with Ernie and it turns out the center stand was already lowered. I simply had to work on technique! He did lower the from end about 1/2 inch and fixed the one fog light that had a loose connection to the relay. the bike is a Wee not a Vee. I wanted to get back to two wheels but didn't want to go that heavy again. The $700 Touratech rally computer is a bit much and hard to figure out. The instructions that show photos is in German! I ahem an english translated version but still a bit much. IT least on the page I have it set to, it give me speed and time? I will have to delve into it. I love the gear indicator and the radio is nice but I prefer my iPod. I have honey do things the weekend of John Day. I was going to trade over on forest roads with Brad & Brian but I don't get home from NYC until the 12th and they are starting their back road trip on the 11th. have fun!

The bike came equipped as it sits. I did nothing.

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Bob - looks to me like a Jensen radio unit - don't know the model tho.

BTW - I couldn't find the kitchen sink anywhere!! You?

I don't have any room to talk or call the kettle black, if'n you saw my bike...grin. And BTW, mine does have a kitchen sink http://www.rei.com/product/868844/se...wl-special-buy

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Re: Picked up a new ride.

I used to own an SV650 which shares the same motor. I loved the low end torque. The weak spot is the suspension but that can be fixed. I think you will be very happy with the Wee-strom.

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