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Offline john76

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Upgrades??
« on: April 05, 2009, 19:35:09 »
Hello,

My name is John and I have been riding a 650 dl for the last 5000 miles of my motorcycling life.  I can't really fault the bike so far.  I use the bike everyday whether its snowing or beautiful sunshine.  My list of upgrades includes:

1) Heated grips
2) Fitting a scottoiler

and that's it!  If any one has any suggestions for what would make an already hugely practical and fun bike better / longer lasting I would love to hear them.  I don't want to spend money for the sake of it but I intend to ride my v-strom everyday for the next 4/5 years so and any preventive maintenance / fun additions I can add would be good to hear about.

Cheers,

John.

Offline Piglumps

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Re: Upgrades??
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2009, 20:33:52 »
Hello John, welcome to the forum! :thumb:

I too have a 650 but it's more of a toy. However, I have added: MRA Vario screen, Centre Stand kit, engine bars, bash plate / belly pan, Corbin seat (second hand) Garmin Zumo 400, Autocom.  :shock:

I will be looking at perhaps some heavier fork oil or progressive springs to stop the alarming dive under heavy braking, plus a set of braided hoses and HH pads for the front brake.

Oh, and I may get out and ride it from time to time! lol
No bike at present.......

Offline minkyhead

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Re: Upgrades??
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2009, 20:46:41 »
Quote from: "john76"
Hello,

My name is John and I have been riding a 650 dl for the last 5000 miles of my motorcycling life.  I can't really fault the bike so far.  I use the bike everyday whether its snowing or beautiful sunshine.  My list of upgrades includes:

1) Heated grips
2) Fitting a scottoiler

and that's it!  If any one has any suggestions for what would make an already hugely practical and fun bike better / longer lasting I would love to hear them.  I don't want to spend money for the sake of it but I intend to ride my v-strom everyday for the next 4/5 years so and any preventive maintenance / fun additions I can add would be good to hear about.

Cheers,

John.

Hello john...I have the 650  and use it everyday for work    
   in my humble  ...... I would upgrade the front fork springs and oil as ap  ....about 80quid all in  
raising links off ebay ..15 quid   easy to fit  shapen a already sharpe bike   ...but help very well with the limited peg clearence   .....
   madstat brackets are a brilliant addition    .....
I use a 16 tooth front sprocket .... the bike pulls it easy  and 90mph all day is no problem   .......
gsxr 600 Suzuki   part number  27510 20A10
I prefer the less revvy nature at highway speeds    .....I don't really notice  any loss of pep low down ...I suppose you can hold the gear longer if your in the mood to move   .....
   a mudguard extender    ....the oil cooler and  header don't like crud  
must get rid of road salt  ...every day  and it stands up well  in winter    

ebc hh pads help at the front   .....

tyres  ...its much better without the trailwings     ....I use o21 rear 020 front  
   I traeted meself to ohlins rear shock   ...............its really nice   ...

bearin mind you will get half your money back on ebay after use      for some of
the stuff  its not so bad over four or five years    ...........

hope this helps

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