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Old 10-07-2012, 01:27 AM   #146
Wandering Minstrel
Joined: Feb 2007
Location: Dorchester, MA / Goshen, NH
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Originally Posted by mousitsas View Post
external chain lubrication keeps the o-rings from drying out and loosing (sic) internal lubrication
And if he has an X-Ring chain?

Suzuki’s bringing back the V-Strom 1000 - HellforLeather.

Know what there’s not enough of these days? Large-capacity adventure tourers that are so heavy and so expensive you can’t take them within sight of dirt. Bikes like the Ducati Multistrada 1200, Kawasaki Versys 1000, Moto Guzzi Stelvio, Honda Crosstourer and the new Triumph Tiger Explorer 1200 leave such a gap in the market that the case of this new V-Strom 1000 concept practically makes itself. It’s exactly like all the above, but wears a Suzuki badge.

Interestingly, Suzuki doesn't mention that the DL1000 hit the market before the DL650 in this snippet from their PR.

Suzi says: “More than a decade ago, Suzuki developed the V-Strom 650. The motorcycle offered incredible versatility, comfort, and a fun to ride character. The well-balanced package included an incredibly versatile V-twin engine and lightweight aluminum chassis. Sharing the spirit of the globally successful V-Strom 650 ABS, the all-new, V-Strom 1000 “Concept” will deliver fun, excitement and versatility to the open class rider who seeks a new world of motorcycling adventure.
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