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DL650 2,813 63.77%
DL1000 1,538 34.87%
Both DL650 & DL1000 63 1.43%
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Old 04-01-2013, 10:03 AM   #2191
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Just picked up this leftover 2012 last week. I put 250 miles on it Saturday, so much fun. I have found that with a little bit of tuck and the windscreen at the highest setting, and earplugs, the wind on the highway isn't too bad.

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Old 04-02-2013, 02:57 PM   #2192
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My 2007 wee!

I have 50,000km on my 2007 wee! I bought her new from the local Suzuki dealer. Farkled out with the basics for ADV touring. Synthetic oil keeps the motor happy. I replaced the front wheel bearing last summer with a sealed unit. I just broke my first turn signal, after a tip over Duct tape is holding it together, until my replacement arrives. Best bike I have owned! I am thinking of buying a new one next spring.[IMG][/IMG]
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Old 04-02-2013, 03:10 PM   #2193
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After much debate, I brought home a new 650 adventure model today!
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Old 04-02-2013, 05:11 PM   #2194
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Congrats on the new bike!!
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Old 04-08-2013, 01:55 PM   #2195
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Sprockets and chain

On a road trip, hanging out in Phoenix AZ, and it's time for replacement chain because I have stretched it almost to the limit, and a new rear sprocket for good measure because 2 or 3 teeth on the current one are a little iffy.

DL650 V-Strom 2008 model

Suggestions? High mileage/long lasting would be excellent, but whatever is best on the market and works for a Wee.

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Old 04-08-2013, 04:26 PM   #2196
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My stock chain and sprocket did nearly 20K, seems like a good choice to me
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Old 04-14-2013, 04:04 AM   #2197
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V Strom Thead !!!

This thread is for every thing V Strom related. From question about the bike to what's going on in your area around the world !!! So lets take the time to build a home grow'en power house...

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Old 04-14-2013, 04:30 AM   #2198
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I bought a V Strom last year for a trip cross Canada last year, and I ended up covering 12.000 kms from Alberta to Ontario, then dead head back to BC... I was on the road for 28 days, and by far it was the biggest motorcycle trip I ever pulled off to date, and I hope to continue to live the dream !!!

The bike thing was a long time coming, and I'm glad to be back in the saddle after a 14 year brake from it as I tried my hand at the BC snowmobile thing... I had my bearings on BC with smaller bikes and quads before I started sledding, and now with the middle age thing I decided it was time to see more then just snow on top of the Mountains looking down. Ha Ha. I think that looking up at them will be much easier now that I have wheels under me...

The V Strom wasn't working out as good as I thought it would off highway, but the new tire change really changed the handling of it, so it will be a keeper. I add bark-buster hand guards, aluminum skid plate, 12 volt out let, and a air pillow to sit on for the long trips that are planed this year. I hope to hear about some mods you folks have done on your own units, and some places around North America that might be nice to see. A all out open thread is the best way to meet new V Strom dudes around the world because we never know who we might meet along the way !!!

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Old 04-14-2013, 07:03 AM   #2199
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We already have a VStrom thread, a Vstrom picture thread, and an off-road VStrom picture thread, plus numerous other technical questions, buying advice, and modification planning threads.
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Old 04-14-2013, 09:07 AM   #2200
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maybe go back and spell "thread" correctly?

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Old 04-14-2013, 04:59 PM   #2201
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For all of you V-strom owners. As you may know Suzuki is offering 0% financing for up to 5 yrs. I would like to buy a bike for my wife and I to tour the back roads of Maine, am wondering with me @ 5'8" 190lbs and her @ 5'2" 118 lbs will the 650 fit our needs or will I be wishing I had bought the 1000??
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Old 04-14-2013, 05:03 PM   #2202
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I don't think you will be disappointed.
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Old 04-14-2013, 05:24 PM   #2203
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I'm 1k owner and when I used put my friend on the back (before she got her own bike) and go camping for the weekend I was always glad I had the 1k. I'm 6' even about 160, she is tiny 5'4" 100.
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Old 04-14-2013, 05:25 PM   #2204
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There are different views, but in my experience, tooling around 2-up with similar specs is just fine. It's fairly comfortable and still flickable. My girl won't do it without a topcase to rest on. Fully loaded two up for a week camping trip and it is a different story; it felt top heavy, sluggish, and performed marginally better than my Hyundai Accent. If your plans will evolve beyond backroads, you should look beyond the 650. (I've never ridden the Vee)
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Old 04-14-2013, 05:30 PM   #2205
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There is a guy who has a black and grey one for sale within 2 hrs of me it is a 650 with 5000 on the odie with a pirates lair backrest and centerstand for $4400.00 but I am partial to using someone elses money for free
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