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Old 12-08-2012, 04:03 PM   #203
TeneRay
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Joined: Aug 2009
Location: Ohio
Oddometer: 1,786
2007 V-Strom 1000. Definitely not. I've bonded real will with the DL1000 as it has taken me all over CO, to AK, and around Moab. It's a brilliant street bike and tourer but a beast to handle in the dirt. It does take a little upgrading to make it acceptable. A PCIII is definately a must to eliminate the stock mapping studder. Clutch chudder is definitely evident right now with 46k on the odo so that leaves the option to have it machined or purchase a new OEM basket. Stock suspension is not quite there. Usually stiffer springs up front make it marginally better. Lastly, front brakes could use some help. I've been leaning toward the XT1200 ever since it's release. Just waiting for the moment.

2012 FZ8. Probably, if I were in the market for another standard/naked. Actually does well as a tourer; just needs bags.
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