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V-Strom specific discussion / Re: 2021 V-Strom 650
« Last post by UK_Vstrom650 on November 29, 2020, 22:50:00 »
I almost agreed with you until you mentioned the beak  lol

I read on Visordown the 2021 650 is now Euro5 compliant having been given special dispensation for narrowly missing it.
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Glad you got it sorted without any major outlay. Second hand vehicles can be an amusing glimpse into past stupidities at times.
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The Blue Oyster bar / Re: Riding in lockdown
« Last post by Lemonwizard on November 29, 2020, 21:48:49 »
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V-Strom specific discussion / Re: 2021 V-Strom 650
« Last post by Lemonwizard on November 29, 2020, 21:46:15 »
I think the 650 from 2012 to 2016 is the most beautiful iteration so far. The fairing looks streamlined making it extremely elegant in my eyes. The only thing that could be a little more stylish is the beak.

The fairing of the newer models have too many different shapes for my taste, and they don't flow into each other unlike on the '12-'16 model.
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Good evening chaps,
after spending another two hours in the garage I finally solved the locked seat problem. I had a friend help me by pulling upwards on the seat really hard (the plastic is quite flexible so nothing broke) so I could get to the locking mechanism. I ended up using a wire cloth hanger similar to Barbel Mick's pic to manipulate the position of the tube and then pliers to pull on the tube which finally worked.

I also solved the mystery of the faulty locking mechanism. Turns out some absolute donkey installed the other end of the wire the wrong way which robbed the mechanism of about 1 cm of wire which explains why the teeth didn't come out far enough. In the picture you can see the correct way it is supposed to be; I drew the way the wire was installed before in red.

Full res images and working animated GIF here: https://imgur.com/a/8y7bTDa



About the wobble: Now that the lock is working properly, the seat is a lot less wobbly overall. In fact, I think I will try removing more spacer rectangles because I'd like my feet to be able to touch the ground a little more firmly. Has anyone got experience with doing this?
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Traitors Corner / Re: ...and so another T12 to Traitors Corner.
« Last post by MartinW on November 29, 2020, 21:23:21 »
..... and it has a beak .....

Which is removeable.
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Traitors Corner / Re: ...and so another T12 to Traitors Corner.
« Last post by UK_Vstrom650 on November 29, 2020, 20:50:32 »
Looking good. Enjoy  :thumb:
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For Sale (Bike related) / Re: Wee seat.
« Last post by Ianmc on November 29, 2020, 19:33:05 »
Yes mate I believe it is, as far as I am aware the KLV and the DL1000 had the same chassis/frame layout.You don’t live far away and could always pick a nice day and have a run over to try it after December 2nd.
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Traitors Corner / Re: ...and so another T12 to Traitors Corner.
« Last post by tallpaul on November 29, 2020, 19:31:10 »
Very nice! Welcome to  :traitor:
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Traitors Corner / Re: ...and so another T12 to Traitors Corner.
« Last post by kwackboy on November 29, 2020, 19:28:42 »
Nice ride , enjoy  :thumb:
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