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DL650 2,883 63.90%
DL1000 1,568 34.75%
Both DL650 & DL1000 64 1.42%
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Old 10-12-2013, 05:47 PM   #2476
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I looked for a website and found a lousy one that didn't work, but he seems pretty up to date on this:

https://www.facebook.com/gosolobox
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Old 10-14-2013, 07:40 PM   #2477
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Love my Wee

Came from an XR650l to an 07 Wee this spring. Everyday I ride is a little bit like Christmas now:)
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Old 10-14-2013, 08:29 PM   #2478
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couple of months ago I bought a 2013 Wee for my son and he now has 3K on the bike we both really like the bike. I have been impressed with the power to weight and it's handling in the twisties. I have over 20K on a BMW GSA, but I really like the Wee it might be my next bike when I replace the GSA.
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Old 10-14-2013, 08:48 PM   #2479
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I looked for a website and found a lousy one that didn't work, but he seems pretty up to date on this:

https://www.facebook.com/gosolobox
Yes I believe this is all the guy has. It's about $585 for racks and Aluminum panniers shipped to your door... They are nice stuff from what I have heard..
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Old 10-15-2013, 03:39 AM   #2480
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I should call him and ask, but does anyone know if his racks are symmetrical? I don't like the asymmetrical racks that stick out farther on the right due to the muffler.
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Old 10-15-2013, 11:26 AM   #2481
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I should call him and ask, but does anyone know if his racks are symmetrical? I don't like the asymmetrical racks that stick out farther on the right due to the muffler.
You'd have to contact Eric to be sure, but the racks that leave space on the left side of the bike give you a perfect spot for a bitchin' tool tube.
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Old 10-15-2013, 02:26 PM   #2482
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Wee and lovin it!

I've got a 650 and love it. I had an old KZ1000P for a few years until I could get what I wanted. I've been drooling over V's and Wees for about 7-8 yrs now. Couldn't decide which I wanted (truth is I'd have taken either and been happy). I was 6'3.5" and 320# and really wondered if the 650 would handle my size ok. Well, after a visit from the Big C, I'm now 6'3" and a little, 225# and have a 650. It has no trouble handling me and I've also had my 270# son on the back and it didn't seem to have any trouble handling both of us. So 320# it wouldn't have had any trouble with. I haven't found myself wanting for more power at any time and I do enjoy the increased fuel mileage of the Wee. I hear people talking about having to chage gears more often...the only time I have to downshift is when I'm slowing down. I ride in the mountains of SW VA every chance I get and I can accelerate pretty well in high gear from what...40 mph or so on? If I'm in a hurry to take off, I can drop a couple of gears and really get gone. I can cruise up and down I-40 from Raleigh to home at speeds that make me worry more about the police than the bike. I think the only thing the 1000 would do is get me in trouble for wheelying or some such. I'd probably enjoy the extra power of the V once in a while but I really don't need it. I'm having a ball with the Wee.
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Old 10-16-2013, 11:17 AM   #2483
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I'm new here...just bought a 2006 DL650. Now planning on making it perfect to me. Question is: Is anyone here currently using this set-up? http://www.mmotoparts.com/product/wh...-dl650-v-strom

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Old 10-16-2013, 12:30 PM   #2484
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Hi all. I'm considering a new V-Strom 650, but I refuse to call it a 'glee'- I hate that show!
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Old 10-16-2013, 01:16 PM   #2485
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Hi all. I'm considering a new V-Strom 650, but I refuse to call it a 'glee'- I hate that show!
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Ya that name sucks,there's a guy over on stromtroopers that kinda came up with that and all the lemmings followed him.I would call it a 650 Vstrom..



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Old 10-16-2013, 01:29 PM   #2486
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Yeah I hate the nicknames for these bikes and have yet to hear any used in the real world. I just tell folks I have a DL650. That's what the model on the VIN sticker says anyway.

I looked around at that stromtroopers forum and it has a real cranky vibe to it from the overmoderation of that one old dude.
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Old 10-16-2013, 02:03 PM   #2487
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...I looked around at that stromtroopers forum and it has a real cranky vibe to it from the overmoderation of that one old dude.
I think the vast majority of users there would disagree with you. That "one old dude" (Greywolf) is pretty highly respected in the Strom Wolrd and is trying to keep some order there by enforcing some of the rules. I don't agree with everything he does or says (I hate the name "Glee" for example) but I would say that overall he has done a pretty good job of moderating.

Moderating is a thankless job at best.

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Old 10-16-2013, 02:14 PM   #2488
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Yeah I hate the nicknames for these bikes and have yet to hear any used in the real world. I just tell folks I have a DL650. That's what the model on the VIN sticker says anyway.

I looked around at that stromtroopers forum and it has a real cranky vibe to it from the overmoderation of that one old dude.



I'm not allowed to go to the Stromtrooper forum at work anymore.

My computer got a virus from there last week and it took the IT guy 1/2 a day to get my computer running right again.
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Old 10-16-2013, 04:53 PM   #2489
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I think the vast majority of users there would disagree with you. That "one old dude" (Greywolf) is pretty highly respected in the Strom Wolrd and is trying to keep some order there by enforcing some of the rules. I don't agree with everything he does or says (I hate the name "Glee" for example) but I would say that overall he has done a pretty good job of moderating.

Moderating is a thankless job at best.

..Tom
I agree with your assessment on Greywolf and the forum Tom. I've been on adv a while, and enjoy it, but as a new Vstrom owner, I also am on stromtrooper quite often as well, as there's a wealth of bike specific knowledge there. People are quick to get way off in the weeds in forum threads (in general), and I feel the moderators do a good job there keeping things on topic. Sure, there are times that they seem a bit heavy handed, but so be it if the site works, and it does.
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Old 10-16-2013, 09:26 PM   #2490
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Grey wolf knows more about the strom then Suzuki does by far,BUT he has very little social skills and pisses off a lot of people.If he wasn't a moderator he might act different !!.


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