Tweaking my V-strom # 2

DavidFL

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Finally time to bite the bullet & get another Vstrom 650.
There's not enough funds around to justify buying another new model, so a a good second hand one was the way to go.
And the winner was a 2017 model
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One gentle farang owner & only 23,658 kms on the clock = a new bike for me with the kms I rack up.
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I rode my 2015 model with 176,000 kms on the clock down to Chiang Mai, got caught out in the cold and rain for a few days, completed the deal for the new yellow non XT model & rode back to Chiang Khong via Chiang Rai.

With a night in Chiang Rai, the Snail did the honours the next day & transported the bike to Chiang Rai with his brilliant work car that has a nice lift on the back.
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The bike was soon unloaded. The Snail drove back to Chiang Mai & I popped around the corner to Kong's Motorcycle Electrics to start swapping my accessories from the 2015 bike to the 2017 model.
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The first item to be swapped over was the custom made luggage rack, that takes both a Givi Box & a SW Motech bag.
It used to look like this when first fitted on the 2015 model, but has been around the block a few times since then.
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Rack on, it was time to go home. The nearest PTT was was the first stop & 16.9 litres went in the tank. Phew.
Monday I'm back in Chiang Rai to let Kong do his magic.
The wiring needs attention
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and the Fuze Block from of the 2015 model will be installed.
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My new baby is home on the range.
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A lot more to come in the next few weeks. It will be interesting, because not everything will fit & transfer straight over.
Stay tuned...
 
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