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    V-strom build


    Finally got started on something I have been putting off too long

    first will be my 2 into 1 exhaust, then the external charging system

    it's lifted in the air with my EazyRizer




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    Re: V-strom build

    Are you going to wash it first?

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    Re: V-strom build

    my 2 into 1 pipe


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    Re: V-strom build

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul_E_D View Post
    Are you going to wash it first?
    nah! I will clean the parts I take off before I put them back on

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    Re: V-strom build

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    Wow!!

    What are you going to be running with 600w??

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    Re: V-strom build

    Quote Originally Posted by breakdirt916 View Post
    Wow!!

    What are you going to be running with 600w??
    a toaster oven

    seriously, 400 watts stock is lacking in an adventure bike, most adventure bikes crank out 550-800 watts, it takes 250watts just to keep the stock lighting, fuel pump and instruments going , the remaining 150 is gone before yo know it, incomplete heated gear riding solo will use that

    unlike Terry (RealShelby) I plan to retain the stock system, I will have 1000 watts available once I get it installed, I would like to have electricity available for complete rider and pillion heated gear and auxiliary lighting with some to spare. Reason for single sided exhaust is to make room for auxiliary battery box

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    Re: V-strom build

    Quote Originally Posted by RandyO View Post

    Reason for single sided exhaust is to make room for auxiliary battery box
    And of course the toaster oven!

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    Re: V-strom build

    for now, I am at a standstill with my limited collection of tools, I need to buy some 6 point deep sockets to continue with disassemble

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    Re: V-strom build

    Douche that pig in pb blaster while you're waiting.

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    Re: V-strom build

    Quote Originally Posted by Chippertheripper View Post
    Douche that pig in pb blaster while you're waiting.
    yep, already done that twice... exhaust clamps, I can get at all of em except 1 with a box end, the clamp on the rear cylinder head pipe outlet will require a deep socket, + u joint and extension that I do have

    I have been thinking I should order some Kroil, I have heard it works better than PB Blaster

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    Re: V-strom build

    Quote Originally Posted by Chippertheripper View Post
    Douche that pig in pb blaster while you're waiting.
    PB Blaster? You mean oxy/acetylene?

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    Re: V-strom build

    Sometimes just cut them off

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    Re: V-strom build

    I was able to get at the rear headpipe clamp once I got the right side muffler out of the way with a box end

    but now,

    my EazyRizer is malfunctioning, not sure what I did, I can't get it to go down. I have my exhaust disconnected and loose, just can't fish it out with the mount setup I used, it was easier to get at the bolts and works better for working on the alternator, but I have to lower it down to take one side of the footpeg mount (EazyRizer footpeg mount, not bike)to fish the exhaust H pipe out and put the Y pipe in. Luckily, its situated right under a beam that I can support the weight by hanging it while I get the footpeg mount out of the way, but eventually when the project is done, I will have to lower the bike when I finish the project

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    Re: V-strom build

    work is slow with other priorities

    ordered a muffler yesterday from Amazon, with my $40 coupon, I paid $19.95 for a Thrush Cherry Bomb and a couple of chrome hangers


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    Re: V-strom build

    40 years ago I had a pair of those on my Buick Grandsport

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    it will be a 32 lb weight loss

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    Re: V-strom build

    I dropped my bike off at my local fabricator today, to fabricate a mid pipe, put the stock muffler back on so that I didn't have to ride there with a straight pipe

    get in my GFs car as she followed me another customer parked beside us backed out and right into my bike, crunch, broke front left turn signal, clutch lever, hand guard and bar end, fucking asshole with no insurance

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    Re: V-strom build

    Oops o well don't get an ulcer over it

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    Re: V-strom build

    On a good note, the short 6 mile ride to the shop riding with 2 into 1 exhaust, was noticeable smoother and zippier performance in the <4000 rpm range where VStrom 1000s often stumble

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    Re: V-strom build

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    Re: V-strom build

    So how does it sound?

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    don't know yet, battery is dead, charging system is shot, sitting at B&B Fabricating waiting for RMS to come pick it up

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    Re: V-strom build

    Quote Originally Posted by RandyO View Post
    a toaster oven

    seriously, 400 watts stock is lacking in an adventure bike, most adventure bikes crank out 550-800 watts, it takes 250watts just to keep the stock lighting, fuel pump and instruments going , the remaining 150 is gone before yo know it, incomplete heated gear riding solo will use that

    unlike Terry (RealShelby) I plan to retain the stock system, I will have 1000 watts available once I get it installed, I would like to have electricity available for complete rider and pillion heated gear and auxiliary lighting with some to spare. Reason for single sided exhaust is to make room for auxiliary battery box
    Thought about changing out the headlights for an LED setup? I dunno if they have replacement LED projectors, but they take a hell of a lot less juice than halogens do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SRTie4k View Post
    Thought about changing out the headlights for an LED setup? I dunno if they have replacement LED projectors, but they take a hell of a lot less juice than halogens do.
    the primary purpose of the auxiliary charging system is extra juice for heated gear for 2up sub freezing rides

    going to LED headlamp would gain about 75watts, only a small dent in the needs to meet my goal, I would still need the auxiliary charging system

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