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DL650 2,881 63.88%
DL1000 1,568 34.77%
Both DL650 & DL1000 64 1.42%
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Old 01-16-2006, 10:42 PM   #16
wibby
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Love my Wee!

9 months and just about to turn 16,000

Left the house today on my Wee to go golfing, 38* outside and raining

It was a nice ride but a shitty round of golf!
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Old 01-16-2006, 10:53 PM   #17
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The Wee seems to feel at home in da bayou ...

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Old 01-16-2006, 10:58 PM   #18
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Weeeeeeeeeeeeee!
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Old 01-17-2006, 12:06 AM   #19
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Sandiegoland let me ride his Strom last week. I forgot how freaking great that bike is. I just wanted to keep on going. I miss my Wee. My Harley buddies laughed at me when I said I could ride as many miles in a day on the 650 as they could on their souped up Ultra Glides. I took the challenge and rode from McCall, ID to Santa Barbara, CA (1100 miles) in 20hrs. I went to sleep, woke up and rode 220 miles back to San Diego. Man, that was 6 months ago and I'm STILL rubbing it in.

One of my favorite daydream pics (Stanley, ID):


This is what it looked like after hitting a deer at 70mph (It was probably rideable, that's a tough bike!)


Rock On Stommers!!!
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Old 01-17-2006, 04:40 AM   #20
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Have had the Wee-Stump for almost two years, love it except for the monkey butt after about 150 miles, need to get a better seat then I will love it on long trips too.
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Old 01-17-2006, 04:43 AM   #21
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I have the big one.
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Old 01-17-2006, 04:51 AM   #22
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Hi Doc

Your Strom is very lucky!

Mine gets to see a lot of this

I recognize that place.
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Old 01-17-2006, 04:59 AM   #23
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There are more Vstrom riders than scooter riders

Vstrom forum now.

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Old 01-17-2006, 05:50 AM   #24
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15K on my DL1000, the best bike I have owned.
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Old 01-17-2006, 06:15 AM   #25
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I have had my 1000 for about a year. My wife got a Wee for Christmas. Most fun I have ever had on 2 wheels
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Old 01-17-2006, 06:30 AM   #26
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I'm loving all the comments about "fun". Not a whole lot of "well, it's very competent for the money" or "it'll do until I can buy what I *really* want".
The low price was a major factor in my decision to buy the 650, but now that I have one I can't get over the feeling that I'm getting away with something. It's simply a great bike, and a steal at the price asked.
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Old 01-17-2006, 07:04 AM   #27
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I got me a big one as well, I wish winter would go away so I can play with it.

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Old 01-17-2006, 07:20 AM   #28
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I have the DL650 as well.

I own I-95 and the Florida Turnpike now.

Orlando to Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale to Orlando

Back and forth

Forth and back

18k on mine and so far new tires and most recently, a new chain.

Of course, I dropped mine soon after buying it (March, 2004) but almost everyone drops theirs soon after buying it.
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Old 01-17-2006, 07:26 AM   #29
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DL650 here and it has been nothing but great. Unbelievable value and great fun to ride. I have met a lot of cool people because of it and I have never has a regret about this bike.
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Old 01-17-2006, 08:11 AM   #30
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I went for a 2005 Daddy Strom a year ago. Couldn't be happier with the choice. Took it over the 650 for the dual exhausts, hand guards, lower spoiler, dark blue color, beefier suspension/swingarm/passanger peg mounts and stronger motor (wheelie factor). Looks a bit better in the fairing area to me, too. I am sure that both are great bikes, but Wee owners are a bit annoying in their claims of greatness

I'd like the Wee's 650 motor in a DR650 frame.

P.S. - value does count. I went for the Strom because I could not afford the KTM 950. Very satisfied with the Strom, even though it was my 2nd choice due to the almighty dollar constraints.

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