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V-Strom 650

Post  NDAna on Wed Nov 04, 2009 11:55 pm

Asking for a friend. Searches turned up nothing for me. Any one know if it s wise on this style of bike? Rides 98% pavement.
Thanks for any help.
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Re: V-Strom 650

Post  jedishon on Thu Nov 05, 2009 8:40 am

Don't know about a V-Strom, but there are sport tourers using a ct. If he really likes leaning it over in the corners like a sport bike ,probably not. If he rides it more like a cruiser, should work. You can try a conversion chart to see what would be available. Please let us know what he comes up with so we can let others know.

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Re: V-Strom 650

Post  smokey2255 on Thu Nov 05, 2009 11:59 pm

I know the fjr 1300 running darkside and dragging the pegs on it. Good luck

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Re: V-Strom 650

Post  KLR650 on Wed Jul 24, 2013 10:54 pm

jedishon wrote:Don't know about a V-Strom, but there are sport tourers using a ct. If he really likes leaning it over in the corners like a sport bike ,probably not. If he rides it more like a cruiser, should work. You can try a conversion chart to see what would be available. Please let us know what he comes up with so we can let others know.

Jerry

I'm one of those guys on the sport tourer. I have an 06 Councours and I have more faith in the CT than I ever did with the MC tire in all conditions and attitudes and angles and you name it. Never going back.

But I'm buying a 650 Vstrom in the near future and want to DS it also. So if you find anything out please post it. Thanks

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Re: V-Strom 650

Post  rrounds on Thu Jul 25, 2013 1:40 pm

Do you know what the stock tire size is on the V-Strom?

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Re: V-Strom 650

Post  KLR650 on Thu Jul 25, 2013 4:27 pm

150/70 R17 69H

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Re: V-Strom 650

Post  coldweatherfreak on Thu Jul 25, 2013 11:11 pm

go to Stromtroopers forum, there are several V-strom 650 and 1000 owners on the darkside

the 2 tires sizes used are 205/50-17 and 205/55-17

I opted to go with a General Altimax Arctic 205/50-17  the 205/50 is 2.5mm shorter than the stock 150/70 and the 205/55 is 7.5mm taller

I originally came tt the darkside as a winter experiment, successful beyond my wildest expectations for winter conditions, nothing special for normal riding except longer tire life, I would prefer to run a MC tire during the summer cause a CT literally sucks for single track off road (footprint is too wide and it catches every imperfection in the trail and the Vee is really a pig on simgle track anyway). I really need to get a spare wheel for a MC tire, Excellent performance on loose gravel as well.

a 205 will only have about 3/32 clearance  from the chain, in fact a loose chain may rub in right hand turns if yer leaned over enuf

winter riding, well, I will go anywhere anytime in any conditions, snow, sleet, freezing rain, in the dark of night for nearly 100 miles, yep, done that as I rode past cages in the ditch. Limitation is about 6-7" of snow depth before the belly pan on my Vstrom1000 starts to drag and my studded front Karoo T knobby doesn't roll so well









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