Rear wheel was a walk in the park; one cinch pin, castle nut, bump axle, and it's out in less than a minute.
Front wheel can kiss the broad side of my left cheek! The front axle is held in place by one pinch bolt. After this, the rider will need to go back into town and begin a scavenger hunt for a 12mm Allen wrench (because Suzuki in their infinite wisdom neglected to include one in the toolkit again). After returning from the trip, commence to popping that central vein in your forehead along with a few vertebra trying to break it loose. Ahhhh, the wheel is free right?
Wrong! Not only must the rider remove the calipers from the forks, but because of the 19" wheel, a standard front fork stand does not lift the Strom to a desirable height. One must now proceed to remove a half-dozen bolts from the front fender to raise it enough to slide out said wheel. OK, i'm done, where's my beer?
I feel your pain I helped a buddy put race tech springs in his SV650 and well the same story run all over town to find the 12mm allen... arrghh just for the wheel to be taken off what a pain... I told him he should have bought a honda 15min on and off!!