Looking for some info on tires for the 1000cc model. If you own one, post up please. Thanks!
Nice to know. Stock for my year is 110's on the front and 150's on the rear. I would go bigger like that if they will fit my 2005. What year is his?Given that your bike is a dual sport, of sorts, what kind of riding are you wanting to do. Street or Offroad ?
My BIL (brother in law) has a 1000 strom and he uses different sized tires than what they call for. He uses a 120/80-19 on front and a 160/70-17 on the back.
I think those are slightly wider than the original tires.
It seems like everything takes place between 0 and 4,000 rpm's and it happens fast. All the torque and power at once. If you give it even a little bit too much throttle, the front wants to come right up and throw you off the back. I plan on putting on a G2 throttle tamer, which sounds like it will help quite a bit and is cheaper than a tuner. Anyone try one of those? At my age, I just want a nice bike to ride and not have to use so much finesse all the time, trying to keep it under control. Appreciate the help folks!!I had a 07 wee strom for a few years and 22,000kms. Ran the stock trail wings just fine for the first 12,000kms and had no complaints. But decided to try metzler torance tires and was not a fan found the bike to be far more twitchy. I one of the rare ones to rly like the stock trail wings on that bike.
As for difference between the wee and vee. It rly isn't THAT big a difference. The Vee has more grunt but it oddly seems higher in the rev range. Below 4000rpm the wee strom seemed to work better. The Dl1000 also suffers a bit of throttle twitchyness that can be remedied with a tuner.
Thanks Bill!!I was wrong on the sizes. When you asked me what year his bike is I had to call him, and he told me the correct tires sizes and tires he is using.
His is a 2005, and he is using the Michelin Pilot Road 4 tires, with a 120/70-19 in the front, and a 170/60-17 in the back. He says that the overall difference between the original tires and his new tires, is 4mm lower height in the front, and 3mm lower height in the back. He feels this is not noticeable at all, but says he loves his tires.
Great and I mean great tire off road but man oh man they wear out fast. Had them on the Strom and the rear disappeared in no time and the front lasted longer but the knobs wore really uneven. There was a new pair on my DR650 when I purchased and the rear is near shot after only a few thousand kilometres. Oddly enough the front is lasting much better and wearing fairly even.For me the K60 Scout is a good compromise for street and trail.I don't know the first thing about those bikes, but I'm still voting for TKC 80's.
It was the Stromtrooper site that you shared with me that got me all confused in the first place bro, ha ha. Decisions, decisions, decisions I just didn't know what to do.... it's still a few weeks away from getting it out of storage for the winter and I am just getting all my ducks in order so I will be ready to roll asap!! So far this Michelin Pilot Road 4 is looking like the one. Thanks bro for all the help, I really appreciate it.Tommy if you have some spare time check out this link: https://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.stromtrooper.com/suspension-tire-tech/34933-tire-thread.html&sa=U&ved=0ahUKEwjYvYu827TKAhVpmIMKHWdCD5AQFggUMAU&client=internal-uds-cse&usg=AFQjCNG9GQiuPpcRHuDikRTVdcuL1cJ_zA
There are 19 links to other tire threads in the first post and as of today 80 pages of info and opinions on tires for the Strom. Enough to confuse and keep you busy for days. Tire threads are a bit like oil threads.
Stromtrooper.com https://www.google.ca/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwi3t8bB2bTKAhVCgj4KHW5aADQQFggcMAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.stromtrooper.com%2F&usg=AFQjCNFljuUbPZsC_P9YXCQNqlFZ5J6nGw is a wealth of knowledge on all things V-Strom.
For the record I run Heideneau K60 Scouts on my 650 as I like to get off pavement plus they wear better than any other tire I have tried. I did run a Metzler Tourance on the rear once and got good wear out of it.
Good luck and go easy on the throttle when Sis is on board. The last time I "accidentally" popped a wheelie on the WEE with my wife on back I got a good shot to the ribs.:boxing: