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DL650 2,886 63.86%
DL1000 1,572 34.79%
Both DL650 & DL1000 64 1.42%
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Old 05-30-2007, 10:17 PM   #901
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Welcome aboard! You won't regret it. I just sold off my '04 Kawasaki ZX-12R and got onto a 'Strom. After purchasing increasingly powerful (and beautiful) sportbikes over the years, I was scared to scratch the ADV bike itch that has been nagging me for the last year or so.

Gawky looks, reduced on-road performance and the mature-comfort first mindset turned me off, as I was determined that my aches and pains brought on by my many years of riding / racing / crashing / illness / work injurys etc. were not going to make me "compramise" what or how I ride.

But how many high speed wheelies, blasts up to 180+ and canyon blasts brought on by having 165 RwHp on tap can one survive? Being a family man, now 40, and not wanting to lose limbs a career or tolerate any more discomfort I figured the time is right.

I can only say that I wish I would have done it sooner! The 'Strom has brought me more positive comments from people passing by in crosswalks, at fuel stops and from other riders than any other bike I have ever owned. I get more waves from other riders, more accepting looks from LEO's, and have been getting more giggles from having peace of mind, that I can go anywhere I want to go, anytime. All while still having enough power, handling and comfort to outperform most sportbikes in the canyons, ride longer distances, while riding double and for alot less money!

My 12 sat because it hurt to ride it, it gobbled up very expensive premium soft compound tires at an alarming rate, got horrible fuel mileage and ran on premium. Sure it was fun slaying Hayabusa's in the canyons and at the local dragstrip. But, the Strom gave me more giggles on the 100 mile ride home, than a full season of dragracing.

I've been introduced to a whole new world of like-minded ADVers and look forward to more good times and rides to parts unknown. Hell, I've even got into GeoCaching and love it.

Welcome to "The Machine". Trust me, you won't look back with any regrets!

GO KANEMAN GO!
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Old 06-02-2007, 05:03 PM   #902
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Let the assimilation begin! The V-Max is being jacked up and a brand New Black DL 1000 will be parked under it next week. I'll miss the V-max power and comments it draws. However, I won't miss the low seat, small gas tank, speeding tickets (because it's so easy to do!), oil level light coming on every time I accelerate and the poor gas milage (33 - 35mpg). Now I can look forward to engine guards, an endless search for the perfect tires and endless farkles to be added.
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Old 06-02-2007, 09:25 PM   #903
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Whoa,looks like you took the plunge!!!! I will be looking forward to pics Chris.....and don't think it comes without power--it has it---you're gonna love it---the stock tires are a bit squirrelly on gravel---well--- a lot squirrelly!!! I haven't changed mine yet--if only I could get the same mefos that are on my KLR for my wee-how happy I would be Congrats!!! Kay
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Old 06-03-2007, 06:15 AM   #904
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Whoa,looks like you took the plunge!!!! I will be looking forward to pics Chris.....and don't think it comes without power--it has it---you're gonna love it---the stock tires are a bit squirrelly on gravel---well--- a lot squirrelly!!! I haven't changed mine yet--if only I could get the same mefos that are on my KLR for my wee-how happy I would be Congrats!!! Kay
Thanks Kay. It will be interesting to see how much better the Strom does that the Max did on gragel and dirt. I became pretty good at hitting corners with gravel on the Max. Maybe some of those skills will transfer?
As I figured the search for the perfect tire for a 17in rim will be just as exciting as it has been for the KLR.
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Old 06-03-2007, 07:36 AM   #905
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I was assimilated May 16, 2007. Off to Jellystone tomorrow then on to Vermont. Then where should I go? Canada maybe?

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Old 06-04-2007, 07:15 PM   #906
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Need some assistance from the collective. Saddle bags hard or soft and mounting brackets. Need to know the best types and web sites with prices. Good crash bars, same thing. No word yet from the dealership on arrival date but they have four more days to make it happen.
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Old 06-05-2007, 10:48 AM   #907
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Need some assistance from the collective. Saddle bags hard or soft and mounting brackets. Need to know the best types and web sites with prices. Good crash bars, same thing. No word yet from the dealership on arrival date but they have four more days to make it happen.
IMO this is a personal choice but... I have the early factory bags which I am happy with although the brackets could be beefier. I recently saw a set of the new factory bags & brackets and the brackets are awesome. Very strong and solidly built. The bags appear more aerodynamic but smaller in design.
My next ones will be a set from Happy Trails in the Targhee config as they are really strong and solid. Plus, they are big enough for extremely long trips.
Off road riding creates some real issues with panniers and strength/waterproofness is first and formost.
Hope this helps.

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Old 06-05-2007, 04:07 PM   #908
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IMO this is a personal choice but... I have the early factory bags which I am happy with although the brackets could be beefier. I recently saw a set of the new factory bags & brackets and the brackets are awesome. Very strong and solidly built. The bags appear more aerodynamic but smaller in design.
My next ones will be a set from Happy Trails in the Targhee config as they are really strong and solid. Plus, they are big enough for extremely long trips.
Off road riding creates some real issues with panniers and strength/waterproofness is first and formost.
Hope this helps.

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Thanks, I'll scope out Happy trails for prices.
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Old 06-05-2007, 04:35 PM   #909
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Thanks, I'll scope out Happy trails for prices.
I have the 9" Targhee's and I love the build quality so much that I just purchased and mounted their largest trunk. The set is absolutely amazing!
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Old 06-05-2007, 08:59 PM   #910
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I saw 7or8 650s but no 1000s.Wuzupwidat?
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Old 06-05-2007, 09:49 PM   #911
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Need some assistance from the collective. Saddle bags hard or soft and mounting brackets. Need to know the best types and web sites with prices. Good crash bars, same thing. No word yet from the dealership on arrival date but they have four more days to make it happen.
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Old 06-06-2007, 08:43 AM   #912
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I saw 7or8 650s but no 1000s.Wuzupwidat?
I'll be in Lake George tomorrow! There will be at least one 1K!
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Old 06-06-2007, 05:48 PM   #913
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OK I bought one( 07 DL 1000)

Now I need saddle bags, tail bag, engine guard, crash bars. whats good?
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Old 06-06-2007, 08:26 PM   #914
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Now I need saddle bags, tail bag, engine guard, crash bars. whats good?


The research I've done so far suggests the Givi V35N at $620 with mount to be the best bang for the buck. Any objections?
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Old 06-06-2007, 09:00 PM   #915
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Just picked up a DL1000...03 grey with 4k miles...stock...love the bike...
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