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Offline Andy_J

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Re: What have you done with your V-Strom today?
« Reply #9120 on: August 16, 2019, 13:10:39 »
Fitted some secondhand Oxford heated grips (won for 16 quid on the bay) in preparation for the upcoming Scottish Highlands trip. It might be cold up there..... :smirk: And had a practice pack. All is well.  :thumb:

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Re: What have you done with your V-Strom today?
« Reply #9121 on: August 16, 2019, 22:44:52 »
What do you mean MIGHT be  lol
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Offline Andy_J

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Re: What have you done with your V-Strom today?
« Reply #9122 on: August 16, 2019, 22:48:08 »
Yeah lol my ribs are hurting from the laughing........... :roll: not.
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Re: What have you done with your V-Strom today?
« Reply #9123 on: August 16, 2019, 22:50:07 »
 :grin:
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Offline Bandit1201

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Re: What have you done with your V-Strom today?
« Reply #9124 on: August 18, 2019, 16:52:16 »
Following yesterday’s run to the penines and a drop of the bike very light damage total cost anticipated at £22.50 with the use of paint and etc in the garage all black bits that scuffed slightly mostly the crash bars and exhaust heat cover the bars are filled and touched up the bar end also filled at the very end and touched up this won’t be replaced at this time but the bar end bolt bent and I noticed a few have had problems previously working out what’s in the handle bars so here goes an explanation
A 6mm bolt in the xt case 2018 140mm long others I believe are 110mm long 
1 x bar end
1x metal spacer with recess for hand guards xt models
3 x 3mm metal washers with 6mm hole
2 x rubbers 1 with 6mm hole 1 with square hole to go on the bolt end
1 x 7mm cylinder spacer 30mm long
1 x nut with 6mm hole and as square insert for final rubber length of square insert attached approx 10mm for anyone fishing in the bars to retrieve
6 turns of the screw head anti clockwise was plenty to freely remove the bar ends
Picture of the assembly to follow with the bar end removed for clarity

Offline Bandit1201

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Re: What have you done with your V-Strom today?
« Reply #9125 on: August 18, 2019, 16:55:21 »
Bar end assembly with the bar end removed for clarity the screw bolt is bent as most will be if being removed

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Re: What have you done with your V-Strom today?
« Reply #9126 on: August 18, 2019, 17:01:31 »
The nut and square shaft are threaded So more than six turns would be possible but I wouldn’t recommend many more

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Re: What have you done with your V-Strom today?
« Reply #9127 on: August 18, 2019, 17:59:48 »
Forgot to mention before pulling the bar ends remove the fixing nut for the knuckle guards or you will not shift the bar ends

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Re: What have you done with your V-Strom today?
« Reply #9128 on: August 21, 2019, 22:33:31 »
No pics, but just fitted an oval Carbon 350mm Delkevic exhaust because the little end pipe bit fell off the end of the OEM one and it sounded like it was blowing and popping bubbles - proper weird sound, didn't like it at all - ended up finishing in the dark (21:30) cos it took two and a half hours to get the sodding old one off  ### and I forgot the forward mounting bolt and then silicone for the last two joints  :violence-smack: and had to undo and re-do several times. Couldn't test the final build because there's a toddler and a baby next door  :GRR:

I did give it a quick test before it got properly dark and it's louder than I thought it would be - but it was blowing a bit (hence the undo/redo)

Other than that, chuffed to bits with it - looks nice (and I'm glad I went with the 350 and not 450mm end can - You're right Andy J  - it does look better :) )

Still debating whether to bring the heated gloves for Scotland - is it really going to be that cold? I usually only use them when it's under 3 degrees and a long ride... and I'm already overloaded with crap (and I haven't even packed yet!)
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Re: What have you done with your V-Strom today?
« Reply #9129 on: August 22, 2019, 17:13:00 »
Sorry to hear yours was painful. Did mine in an hour. Whilst 'offering up' I found that by rotating the can a little - you don't need that orrible cheap bracket and the pipe sits a little higher.

I use the baffle in most of the time bar the occasional sunday removal. 
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