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DL650 2,990 63.90%
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Old 08-07-2013, 08:22 PM   #2341
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2 up

Having owned a few big bikes that were good two up then downsizing to the wee I was really impressed with my previous 08 wee with gel seat. The wife loved it I think in order to trick passengers into liking the pillion you need to make them feel safe by adding a givi box on the rear so they don't feel like there gonna fly off. Buy a jacket or fresh helmet for your partner let them pick it out then when there distracted slip on a good seat or get something for yourself. The wee is great two up never felt gutless and now I'm on the Vee which feels a little better according to the wife and I'm happy with the power it's not as smooth but it's pretty awesome .
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Old 08-07-2013, 10:22 PM   #2342
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Hey Rob, nice looking wee. I also have a DR (my favorate) but now need something 2-up with the wife. Was thinking about waiting for the 2014 vee but heard a lot of good things about the wee. How is it 2-up on the highway? Not a speed demon or drag racer just need it to cruise 75-80 once and a while to ge to the good stuff. Still trying to make the DR comfortable 2-up but just not working for an all day ride.
I had a gen 1 dl650 and could comfortably cruise all day long with my wife and camping up in the mtns of Colorado. gen 2 will be even better! DL650s make ideal companions to DR650s. I'm getting a gen 2 at some point as I sold mine to fund a long trip.
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Old 08-07-2013, 10:26 PM   #2343
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Hey Rob, nice looking wee. I also have a DR (my favorate) but now need something 2-up with the wife. Was thinking about waiting for the 2014 vee but heard a lot of good things about the wee. How is it 2-up on the highway? Not a speed demon or drag racer just need it to cruise 75-80 once and a while to ge to the good stuff. Still trying to make the DR comfortable 2-up but just not working for an all day ride.
I tried riding 2-up on my DR650 once. Yikes, that so does NOT work. It's just too cramped. The Wee on the other hand is perfect. It'll carry both of you just fine. It has plenty of power to cruise at 80 mph if you want. I get my best mileage if I can keep it around 65 or less. Up around 75-80 the best you'll get is lower-mid 40's.

it's an outstanding long-distance bike. I've done several long days on it so far. On Sunday we rode 425 miles and I was in the seat for about eight of the 12 hours we were gone and my butt didn't get tired at all (Corbin seat though).

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Old 08-08-2013, 04:31 PM   #2344
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Yea, a DR and a Wee are two great bikes to have in the garage. I guess it's time to start preping my old 83 1100e for sale. It's been with me a long time but it's just not the right bike for the riding I want to do anymore. I have been to two dealers in my area and both had only one adventure model each and one dealer said he will soon be getting in several standard Wee models. I think thats the route I want to go then I can set it up the way I want. Thanks for the info on 2-up riding on this bike.
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Old 08-09-2013, 05:31 AM   #2345
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. I guess it's time to start preping my old 83 1100e for sale. It's been with me a long time but it's just not the right bike for the riding I want to do anymore..
What color?
And where do you live?
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Old 08-09-2013, 01:49 PM   #2346
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Old 08-09-2013, 02:06 PM   #2347
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I don't think I ever posted in this thread:

I have a 2006 DL650 that has over 202,000 km or almost 126,000 miles. It is in running condition and licensed but as of March 12, 2012 it went into semi-retirement. I did ridie it this past May as I moved houses and it fired up immediately in spite of not having run for over a year.

It was replaced by a 2012 DL650. The 2012 DL650 now has over 63,000 km or over 39,000 miles as of today.

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Old 08-09-2013, 08:42 PM   #2348
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I don't think I ever posted in this thread:

I have a 2006 DL650 that has over 202,000 km or almost 126,000 miles. It is in running condition and licensed but as of March 12, 2012 it went into semi-retirement. I did ridie it this past May as I moved houses and it fired up immediately in spite of not having run for over a year.

It was replaced by a 2012 DL650. The 2012 DL650 now has over 63,000 km or over 39,000 miles as of today.

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Old 08-12-2013, 07:38 PM   #2349
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I don't think I ever posted in this thread:

I have a 2006 DL650 that has over 202,000 km or almost 126,000 miles. It is in running condition and licensed but as of March 12, 2012 it went into semi-retirement. I did ridie it this past May as I moved houses and it fired up immediately in spite of not having run for over a year.

It was replaced by a 2012 DL650. The 2012 DL650 now has over 63,000 km or over 39,000 miles as of today.

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126,000

I came here looking for this thread to ask a question. You just answered it.
There's an 06 DL650 for sale with A LOT of extras, for $3,750. It has just under 40K miles.
Looks like I might just get it if it's still there when my bike sells.
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Old 08-17-2013, 07:42 PM   #2350
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126,000

I came here looking for this thread to ask a question. You just answered it.
There's an 06 DL650 for sale with A LOT of extras, for $3,750. It has just under 40K miles.
Looks like I might just get it if it's still there when my bike sells.
Don't think u will be disappointed unless it is not still there!
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Old 08-18-2013, 11:50 PM   #2351
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I am a new wee owner and I have a question. is it normal for the DL650 to have kind of rattle sound (sounds like valves kinda) when accelerating at lower rpm.. like when pulling away from a stop sign.

Mine is an 05.
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Old 08-19-2013, 12:24 PM   #2352
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I am a new wee owner and I have a question. is it normal for the DL650 to have kind of rattle sound (sounds like valves kinda) when accelerating at lower rpm.. like when pulling away from a stop sign.

Mine is an 05.
Chain slapping on roller?....
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Old 08-19-2013, 10:10 PM   #2353
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Chain slapping on roller?....
It is RPM related not speed. Unless you are referring to timing chain. Is there anyone in the Olympia Washington area with a DL650 that could tell me if it sounds like theirs?
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Old 08-21-2013, 09:40 PM   #2354
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I am a new wee owner and I have a question. is it normal for the DL650 to have kind of rattle sound (sounds like valves kinda) when accelerating at lower rpm.. like when pulling away from a stop sign.

Mine is an 05.
If it's sounds kind of like a couple of ball bearings in a tin can, it's probably pinging from being made to lug at low revs and maybe dodgy fuel or carbon build up. Give it a full tank of premium fuel (higher AKI and has better cleaning additives) and see if it still does it after a decent run to clear the pipes.
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Old 08-23-2013, 07:15 PM   #2355
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I vote for mounting up rubber maid containers, but you nust post a picture of tha.
I think I found an even better one at Home Depot, if all goes well, I'm going to pick it up this weekend and get it mounted. Once done, I'll post up pics. It's uber heavy duty thick plastic, light, hinged, and includes a hold for a lock. I figure it will cost me about $40 for the case and mounts that I have figured out. Stay tuned
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