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Old 06-08-2013, 10:20 AM   #301
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This one is for me



...but I still think Vee pre birdy looking like is the best bike for the money


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Old 06-10-2013, 04:47 PM   #302
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Just stumbled upon a secret suzuki designing session. Here are the two main designers, you can see the new strom 1000 in the background



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Old 06-10-2013, 07:13 PM   #303
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Old 06-11-2013, 03:11 AM   #304
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Just stumbled upon a secret suzuki designing session. Here are the two main designers, you can see the new strom 1000 in the background



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That must be the 2014 pale blue american eagle color.
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Old 06-11-2013, 03:54 AM   #305
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2014 dl 1000

yea im in the market for an up grade for my dl 650 I am liking the super tenere but holding out for the new 1000 love suzukis so please be a good model im at that stage in my life where i can start to do big trips e.g. birdsville,also to darwin on back roads take my time and enjoy gees i cant wait just like a kid this is what bikes do to you, people just dont get it
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Old 06-11-2013, 03:57 AM   #306
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Shame Suzuki didn't make it shaft drive.
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Old 06-11-2013, 04:47 AM   #307
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I like the chain.. Keeps it lighter, cheaper, and I don't see the chain as drudgery. Lubricate, adjust, replace.. Not really a deal breaker in 40k miles of vstrom ownership.
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Old 06-11-2013, 08:22 AM   #308
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Alter gearing easily is another plus for chain drive.

If the DL1000 had shaft drive, this could attract new buyers. But there's still the question, how many others would at the same time be put off by the addtional cost (and weight) of the shaft.
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Old 06-11-2013, 03:12 PM   #309
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That must be the 2014 pale blue american eagle color.
Ha ha. Could not help myself. The resemblance is uncanny however.

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Old 06-12-2013, 03:06 PM   #310
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Alter gearing easily is another plus for chain drive.

If the DL1000 had shaft drive, this could attract new buyers. But there's still the question, how many others would at the same time be put off by the addtional cost (and weight) of the shaft.
Shaft drive is way overrated. Just ask Bmw 1200 owners with fd failures. Chain. All the way.

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Old 06-12-2013, 03:18 PM   #311
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BMW Shaft drive is way overrated. Just ask Bmw 1200 owners with fd failures. Chain. All the way.
It's a BMW problem not a shaft drive problem.

The new ones seem to be holding up so far though. Everything else may be breaking but the shafts seem to be holding up. So far.
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Old 06-13-2013, 12:48 AM   #312
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Yep, absolutely love the shaft on my Connie. Close to zero maintenance (I do change the oil myself - it is such a major undertaking ) and absolutely no issues in over 93,000km.

I'm in two minds about them on an adv bike though...if only they were the same weight as a chain and sprockets (now that'd be some trick) then nobody would using chains...
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Old 06-13-2013, 01:26 AM   #313
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Yif only they were the same weight as a chain and sprockets (now that'd be some trick) then nobody would using chains...
I reckon it's the cost that keeps mfgs from using them on the bigger adv bikes, not the weight.
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Old 06-13-2013, 01:38 AM   #314
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Shaft drive is way overrated. Just ask Bmw 1200 owners with fd failures. Chain. All the way.
Unless the bike´s a GoldWing or a cruiser, I personally prefer chain drive, too, and I don´t have a problem with its maintenance.

But it is still a fact, that some people are not even gonna look at the DL1000, because it does not have a shaft drive. So I´m not sure, if Suzuki has made the right decision on it (but I also do not know, how much more the bike would end up costing with a shaft).
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Old 06-13-2013, 02:26 AM   #315
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Yep, absolutely love the shaft on my Connie. Close to zero maintenance (I do change the oil myself - it is such a major undertaking ) and absolutely no issues in over 93,000km.

I'm in two minds about them on an adv bike though...if only they were the same weight as a chain and sprockets (now that'd be some trick) then nobody would using chains...
That's what I meant. On a adv style bike. Yes shaft on a cruiser, or Connie etc is fine but for anything being used in an off road environment, I'm not sold on.

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