Originally Posted by 996DL
Finally the perfect excuse, to flog my owned since new 2004 DL1000 for next to nothing
, eight years of not enjoying this bike is finally over !
A little more tinkering for a bike with a soul, is a worthwhile tradeoff.
The VStrom, if I might sum it up for myself personally, always felt like riding a wooden traffic barricade with a GREAT motor, forever riding AROUND the bike's inadequacies, rather than feeling conjoined with a beloved mount.
Soon to be ad in FM:
"2004 DL1000 for sale. Best bike I ever owned, perfect in every way. Great suspension. I love this bike, but after eight years of bliss, unfortunately I have to sell it."
Congrats on the new (to you) XT. I'm not a Harley guy but I love Erik's creations.