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Old 12-10-2012, 03:44 AM   #6523
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Originally Posted by Roadracer_Al View Post
Ha. Yeah. I bought a V-Strom 1000, and it has a ridiculous lean surge (EPA mandated, have to add a PowerCommander to make it run right), and an un-believable clutch chudder at low-to-mid RPM. Makes me wish I'd bought a Wee.
Same here. Had an '03 1000, and aside from the chudder, idle hammer, and lean surge it was a good ride. PC fixed the surge. SV1000 clutch fixed the chudder, and I just leared to live with the idle hammer. Oh, yeah... SV calipers, and master cylinder got the brakes working right.... Now I have a 2012 DL650A, and LOVE it!! Not as 2nd gear wheelie happy as the Vee, but I'm showing high 50's for mpg's so far. EVERY bike has something that needs fixing... The 690 has maybe more than most, but it's by far one of the best all around bikes I've owned.
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