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Feb 2nd 2017, 10:40 AM   #16
 Flyboymedic's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  Hazel Dell, Wa

  Honda VFR800, Husqvarna TE 610, Ducati Hypermotard 1100S
So your cables will work turn to turn? They look stretched.
Feb 2nd 2017, 04:03 PM   #17
 
  Jan 2016
  Kennewick

  Depends on my mood.
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Originally Posted by PeteN95
Here is a pic of my new bar set up. Some KTM tapered alloy bars on 3.5" Rox risers bring the bars up about 1.5", which helps tall guys like me. New seat visible in background, thanks Dusty!

Good move on the bars. I always thought the stock bars were just a bit more rigid than cooked spaghetti.

You are most welcome! My wife does not have to trip over it anymore!
Happy Wife, Happy Life!
Feb 5th 2017, 11:38 AM   #18
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  Jan 2016
  Muklilteo, WA

  Suzuki DL1000, Honda XR650R, KTM 250 XC-W
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Originally Posted by Flyboymedic
So your cables will work turn to turn? They look stretched.
Yep, no problem, the wiring is the tightest right now. If I go any taller, I will have to re-route some stuff.
Mar 13th 2017, 11:10 AM   #19
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  Jan 2016
  Muklilteo, WA

  Suzuki DL1000, Honda XR650R, KTM 250 XC-W
Added some new bits, 1" rising link (higher is better when your 6'6"), Suzuki/Kappa top case, and a GPR steering stabilizer. The GPR took some doing as they don't make a kit for the big Strom. I was able to make it fit using a Scott's post mount, an Applied DRZ bar mount, after market 1 1/8" bar mounts, and a little tweaking!



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Mar 13th 2017, 01:07 PM   #20
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  Jan 2016
  SeaTac

I have a stock (2012) 1000 and a stock 650 VStrom (about 1" lower) seat if anyone is looking...
Mar 27th 2017, 11:45 AM   #21
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  Jan 2016
  Stumpy Puddleton

  R1200ST, CB350
If you're going to be commuting consider a fork brace. I loved my '07 DL650 but strong crosswinds made it unpredictable at speed. Bad enough on the Fremont bridge with all that crazy lane-crossing traffic but untenable on something like the Hood River bridge with its all-grid deck, one narrow lane each way with no separation and gusts like piledrivers. I always figured at best I was going to get a face full of diesel truck side mirror one of those days. KB fork brace from Murphs Kits sorted it out.
Mar 28th 2017, 10:04 AM   #22
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  Jan 2016
  Muklilteo, WA

  Suzuki DL1000, Honda XR650R, KTM 250 XC-W
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If you're going to be commuting consider a fork brace.....
Already done, got one from SVracingparts.com!
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