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DL650 2,987 63.89%
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Both DL650 & DL1000 68 1.45%
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Old 02-25-2013, 10:37 AM   #2101
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Intercom systems... What y'all use on the Stroms? Mostly just for two riding... Something wireless maybe. Bluetooth?
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Old 02-25-2013, 12:51 PM   #2102
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Yep Sena is great. All day power, and I mean all day of listening to music and talking to riding buddies, crystal clear sound, durable. I'm a fan obviously. Get the headphone adapter and a pair of klipsch and road noise becomes a distant memory.
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Old 02-25-2013, 05:23 PM   #2103
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Yep Sena is great. All day power, and I mean all day of listening to music and talking to riding buddies, crystal clear sound, durable. I'm a fan obviously. Get the headphone adapter and a pair of klipsch and road noise becomes a distant memory.
Headphone adapter? Klipsch?
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Old 02-26-2013, 04:08 PM   #2104
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Headphone adapter? Klipsch?
This lets you use your own headphones with the Sena.

http://www.rocketmoto.com/index.php/...icrophone.html

Make sure you talk to Adam at RocketMoto for the ADV discount.

These are Klipsch headphones, widely popular.

http://www.amazon.com/Klipsch-IMAGE-...sch+headphones
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Old 02-26-2013, 06:18 PM   #2105
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Looks great but I'm not real sure how them things would stay in my ear while putting the helmet on and/or comfy they'd be after a few hrs. I tried some ear buds hooked to my iPhone before and after 15-20 min had to pull em out...
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Old 03-05-2013, 07:36 AM   #2106
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I use the Sena with foam earplugs. Keeps the wind and road noise out and the music sounds just fine.
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Old 03-05-2013, 07:45 AM   #2107
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This lets you use your own headphones with the Sena.

http://www.rocketmoto.com/index.php/...icrophone.html

Make sure you talk to Adam at RocketMoto for the ADV discount.

These are Klipsch headphones, widely popular.

http://www.amazon.com/Klipsch-IMAGE-...sch+headphones
Exactly what I use. I was using the speakers and ear plugs and that's a good solution but the klipsch setup is the best solution I've had on a motorcycle. Put them in upside down and they will stay out without moving at all. I don't feel any pain till 4+ hours and I've had them in for all day rides with minimal discomfort. Sound quality is perfect.
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Old 03-06-2013, 06:17 AM   #2108
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I am checkin in..DL 650 in NJ
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Old 03-06-2013, 09:09 AM   #2109
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East Coast Strommers.........

Rally for us Vstrommers here in the SE USA.........see website here:

http://2013easterngathering.weebly.com/


There are over 35 Vstrom Owners signed up to come.......and we are still 10 weeks out......!!!! If you want to witness "farklemania", this is the place to be!!

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Old 03-06-2013, 04:01 PM   #2110
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Exactly what I use. I was using the speakers and ear plugs and that's a good solution but the klipsch setup is the best solution I've had on a motorcycle. Put them in upside down and they will stay out without moving at all. I don't feel any pain till 4+ hours and I've had them in for all day rides with minimal discomfort. Sound quality is perfect.
I used the Klipsch ear units and put the material (self forming) I aquired from Radians ro make custom molded units that completely fill my ear & keep the Klipsch's in a VERY secure ear position. Sound quality is Supurb & fit is literaly custom for You!
My best "Bang for the Buck" I've ever had for helmet audio!
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Old 03-07-2013, 09:36 PM   #2111
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Has anyone or will anyone try what I posted about the ABS?
Pull the fuse & be done with the "Nanny" feature....
This forced feature has always pissed me off!.
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Old 03-08-2013, 07:16 AM   #2112
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Hello from Arizona

Hello all!

I purchased a 2012 V Strom 650 ABS Adventure this week. I had a NC700X and as much as I loved that bike, I realized it was not quite what I was looking for. I have a pretty good D/S background. (KLR250,DR350SE,XR650R,XL650) mixed in with some road bikes (GL1200, 2 Kawasaki Concours,GL1800). I really like the DL650 but I only have 150 miles on it. Today I have a 200 blue highway ride in sketchy weather. I have to get it dirty sooner or later! Looking forward to learning all about this great little bike. I still have my Goldwing so time will be split between the two. I added a TourTech skidplate today (good) and Tour Tech Hand guards (so-so).

Thanks for having me!

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Old 03-08-2013, 08:20 AM   #2113
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sorry if this is a duplicate post

wanted to let everyone know about the NE 2013 V Strom rally

2013 VSTROM ADVENTURE

August 2 to 4 2013

NORTH POLE RESORTS
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Old 03-09-2013, 04:04 AM   #2114
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Hello all!

I purchased a 2012 V Strom 650 ABS Adventure this week. I had a NC700X and as much as I loved that bike, I realized it was not quite what I was looking for. I have a pretty good D/S background. (KLR250,DR350SE,XR650R,XL650) mixed in with some road bikes (GL1200, 2 Kawasaki Concours,GL1800). I really like the DL650 but I only have 150 miles on it. Today I have a 200 blue highway ride in sketchy weather. I have to get it dirty sooner or later! Looking forward to learning all about this great little bike. I still have my Goldwing so time will be split between the two. I added a TourTech skidplate today (good) and Tour Tech Hand guards (so-so).

Thanks for having me!

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Nice looking Wee, welcome to the club.

I am really growing fond of the new style of the Wee's...if they had given them spoked wheels and a 21"
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Old 03-09-2013, 04:13 AM   #2115
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I've only had my DL1000 a few days and managed to put a little over 100 miles on it between snow flurries. The more I ride it the more I like it. It's comfortable, has plenty of power and handles like a smaller & lighter bike. Mine runs pretty good and does not seem to be afflicted with the fueling issue horror stories I've read about.

It's a real smile machine...
Like many things on the innerwebs the fuel issue, surging is over dramatized, just like the buffeting. I have over 30,000 miles on mine with a stock windshield and no changes to the fuel system. I have ridden bikes with more wind protection and smoother throttles but it isn't that bad.

Enjoy your new Vee
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