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DL650 2,887 63.87%
DL1000 1,572 34.78%
Both DL650 & DL1000 64 1.42%
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Old 01-23-2013, 02:41 AM   #2026
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Old 01-23-2013, 07:20 AM   #2027
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Kawasaki totally missed the boat with the KLE, it is a far better adventure touring/dualsport bike than the KLR could ever be [hell, one even came in #20 in the Dakar, ridden by a privateer, post #393 http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...=90043&page=27 ] , the Versys is just a more road oriented equivalent of the Wee-Strom but Kawasaki promotes it as an adventure tourer [should really be listed as a road bike].
I totally agree. I contemplated buying the KLR but being a low powered thumper, it didn't have everything I was looking for. The KLE, I don't understand what corporate is thinking. I really thinks the problem is one of two things:
1) the CAFE and EPA standards in the U.S. ruin the import marketplace. Instead we all drive oversized vehicles that use more fuel instead of having a small efficient vehicle that may not be as clean at the tail pipe.
2) The marketing analysis of U.S. consumers is always behind the curve. There is a huge desire to purchase Adventure motorbikes in the U.S. but there is a small pool of bikes that meet this criteria. Mostly more road oriented. If we do get something in this classification it is top drawer i.e. GSA or Tiger for $13-17K. Must be nice to be sold what you are looking for
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Old 01-23-2013, 10:46 AM   #2028
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Got to get my hands on a cheap second-hand Trax set of cases ! Man those cases are SEXEH !!
Ha. Good luck on the CHEAP part of that! I'm saving for a matching top case.
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Old 01-23-2013, 01:07 PM   #2029
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oil filler cap replacement

Dear Fellow Riders.

i need to replace my oil filler cap ( original ) and i'm looking for a more "secure"option like the touratech oil filler cap replacement with key or with allen but a little more cheaper ...

i really appreciate any info.

Thank You!!
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Old 01-23-2013, 01:09 PM   #2030
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Old 01-24-2013, 06:41 AM   #2031
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Got my Gerbing G3's wired up last night, finally ditching the hippo hands.
My Heidenau K60 Scout rear tire came in yesterday, looking forward to giving it a whirl.
Jesse "scratch and dent" sidecases coming in next week to replace my redneck ammo cans.

Love this bike.
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Old 01-24-2013, 11:18 AM   #2032
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Dear Fellow Riders.

i need to replace my oil filler cap ( original ) and i'm looking for a more "secure"option like the touratech oil filler cap replacement with key or with allen but a little more cheaper ...

i really appreciate any info.

Thank You!!


take a look at this, I have one, decnt & fair price
http://www.murphskits.com/catalog/pr...roducts_id=424
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Old 01-26-2013, 08:19 AM   #2033
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I got my 2011 650 wee for the 2012 year, and I racked up 25 000 kms so far, and I find it to be a awesome unit for my neededs. I did 800 kms of narrly back roads in Northern BC, and now I'm suiting it up with some Heidenau Scout tires.

It is twice as my DRZ 400, but my wee is more for the highway and odd dry gravel roads, Ha Ha. and swamps if I don't look where I'm going !!!

From Jeathrow Bowdean in Western Canada

Jeathrow Bowdean screwed with this post 01-26-2013 at 08:25 AM
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Old 01-26-2013, 12:56 PM   #2034
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V Strom sale

I have a V Strom (Wee) For Sale Ck Craigslist,Motorcycle, Rochester, MN.
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Old 01-27-2013, 08:15 AM   #2035
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Hi All,

I've been lurking for a while as I considered getting a DL1000. Well, a good friend sold me his 2005 yesterday. I can now add another to the poll.

I only rode it about 30 miles yesterday so I don't even know where every thing is. The wind buffeting seemed pretty bad, but other than that it is very nice. I'll post a picture later today, and I'll be spending a lot more time on this thread.

Ken
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Old 01-27-2013, 10:25 AM   #2036
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Hi All,

I've been lurking for a while as I considered getting a DL1000. Well, a good friend sold me his 2005 yesterday. I can now add another to the poll.

I only rode it about 30 miles yesterday so I don't even know where every thing is. The wind buffeting seemed pretty bad, but other than that it is very nice. I'll post a picture later today, and I'll be spending a lot more time on this thread.

Ken
Welcome to the big Vee world.

See the thread on wind buffeting on the vstrom website, or just cut to the chase....buy a better windshield and Madstat bracket and be done with it, easy fix.

Myself, I bought the CalSci windshield, medium height for my height range (5'8", 30" inseam) and the Madstat for fine tuning angle and height and now its smooth air, couldnt be happier!
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Old 01-27-2013, 02:45 PM   #2037
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Old 01-27-2013, 05:08 PM   #2038
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Welcome to the big Vee world.

See the thread on wind buffeting on the vstrom website, or just cut to the chase....buy a better windshield and Madstat bracket and be done with it, easy fix.

Myself, I bought the CalSci windshield, medium height for my height range (5'8", 30" inseam) and the Madstat for fine tuning angle and height and now its smooth air, couldnt be happier!
Thanks!! Ordered today!

Also the PO lowered the bike and I'm thinking of bringing it back up (I don't mind using tipie toes). Any thoughts? Wife and I will be two up, mostly tarmac, but we like to see where the dirt roads go.

Thanks again.
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Old 01-28-2013, 07:05 AM   #2039
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Dear Fellow Riders.

i need to replace my oil filler cap ( original ) and i'm looking for a more "secure"option like the touratech oil filler cap replacement with key or with allen but a little more cheaper ...

i really appreciate any info.

Thank You!!
I drilled a hole in the stock cap (the part you turn it by) and a hole in the nearest case screw and safety-wired it. I also drilled the drain plug and safety wired it as well as putting a hose clamp around the oil filter and safety wiring IT.

I'm a belt and suspenders kind of guy when it comes to the oil in my machine.
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Old 01-28-2013, 07:17 AM   #2040
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Speed Healer for DL 1000

I ordered a new set of non stock sprockets for my DL 1000 a few weeks ago along with a Speed Healer from Blue Monkey to correct my speedometer. I had them sent to North Carolina and my wife was going to pick them up and bring them to me in Mexico.

The sprockets arrived before she left for MX but the Speed Healer didn't make it. I checked UPS tracking and it won't be delivered until today, 11 days after it was shipped. Yesterday (Sunday) I sent an email to Blue Monkey asking if this was normal. I received an answer within hours saying it was not normal and they were refunding my shipping charges.

Great customer service Todd Robinson, sales manager at Blue Monkey! I will definitely buy from them again in the future.
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