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Old 10-09-2007, 10:34 PM   #991
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Location: Defiance, Mo.
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Hi everyone, I have been the happy owner of my 06 wee since may of 06. thought I wanted something bigger so I started looking for a dl 1000. Instead I found a great deal on a 06 Tiger with 2000 miles on the clock.
I just could not bring myself to sell the wee, its to much fun a real bargin .
Ride safe
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Old 10-10-2007, 11:08 AM   #992
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Location: London,UK
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Howdy back JMB374

Sharp look Strom! I think it looks a little nicer than the blue model I own. Ha Ha about the new turn signl, mine lasted about 4 days before I had a kickstand failure(entirely my fault)before I had to replace left side turn signal, congrats on getting it as cheap as possible. When acquired mine it was on a trade. I had a 2002 Road Star Warrior that I bought used, I put about 4K miles on it and decided I needed a more functional motorcycle. I found a brand new 2005 650 late in the model year, my bike was worth more on blue book than the dealer was asking for the V, so I got to put some cash in my pocket as I got on my new motorycle. I just get happier and happier with my fortune of finding the V-Strom. I hope you enjoy many miles and years of fun with yours.
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Old 10-10-2007, 06:01 PM   #993
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Location: Sydney
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New DL650 2007 as of 30 minutes ago.

Now im going out to ride !
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Old 10-11-2007, 02:32 AM   #994
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Location: Esposende, Portugal
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Another DL 1000

Six months and 20 000 km

I love this bike

Greats from Portugal!

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Old 02-02-2008, 07:29 AM   #995
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Joined: Dec 2006
Location: Durham Region, Ontario, Canada
Oddometer: 204
Originally Posted by Clowndog
New DL650 2007 as of 30 minutes ago.

Now im going out to ride !
Great....Enjoy...I m jealous we just got another ft of snow....
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Old 02-02-2008, 02:28 PM   #996
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Location: Melbourne, Australia
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Has OEM hand guards now...


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Old 02-02-2008, 02:52 PM   #997
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Location: Idaho Panhandler
Oddometer: 1,883
Never saw this thread until today. DL650K6 owner since July 2006. Added Sargent seat, Caribou luggage system, an a new set of Metezler Tourance before my trip to Alaska in July of 2007. Great gas milage and I've never found a situation where I wanted more power (I have the 1250 Bandit if I really want to go fast).

'07 1250 Bandit, '06 650 VStrom, '78 SR500E
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Old 02-03-2008, 07:08 AM   #998
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Location: Mobile, Al
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dl650 here. love it. bought off the showroom floor covered in dust. 10,000 miles, pat walsh bars/plate, 16t front sprocket, metzler tourance, etc. fookin awesome bike really stands out down here in cruiser land, nice and dirty now with new front blinkers
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Old 02-03-2008, 12:14 PM   #999
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Location: Poland
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KLV 1000 with Remus Grand Prix (street legal) pipes, Hyperpro progressive springs in front fork...and PCIII soon.
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Old 02-03-2008, 12:37 PM   #1000
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Old 02-03-2008, 03:28 PM   #1001
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Location: Tricities Washington
Oddometer: 1,837
Since its winter I have had some time to make changes on the Vstrom:

2007, w/4600 miles
homemade pannier braces w/Pelican cases
PO installed R1 mufflers
I added DR650 mirrors
I painted the windscreen black and lowered it 1 1/2" lower than the lowest stock position
motorcycle rain cover is secured to windscreen
I added Optimus lights under fairing above wheel
Tapered bars with KTM 950 handlebars installed
Poly Grip heated grips
header wrap- simply because I had some
Karoo Tires- I'll order the new Bridgestone Battle Wings in a month or so- can't ride now anyway- too much snow
K&N air filter
just purchased a new Garmin 60CX- the one on the bike is the old Map 60
working on fairing gaurds- you can see the beginning bar on the bike about head height.
taped off the cat eyes above the headlight lens with carbon fiber look vinyl, and added same to tank where legs rub the paint.

As nice as the Vstrom is (better IMO than BMW, Tiger, Caponard, Uly, etc) I just don't like the physically large size of any of these bikes, so I will be trying to trade off for a used GS650 or something in that range. Maybe a new KLR, 08 w/farkles.

A good adventure bike will get you to where you wish you had a good dirt bike! (and back)
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Old 02-04-2008, 06:45 PM   #1002
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Joined: Jan 2008
Location: north of ann arbor michigan
Oddometer: 1,114
new owner

I got my new left over 06 Wee about 4 weeks ago and this winter is really starting to drag on. I really got the bike bug bad. I had to buy a DR200se last week to help stave off withdrawl. Who knows what I will do next.
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Old 02-04-2008, 08:39 PM   #1003
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Location: Colorado Springs, CO
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Originally Posted by MCRIDER007
I bought a 1000 and really liked it. Then I bought a 650 for a girl friend to ride and decided I like it more. The 650 has smoother engine and is much more tractable off pavement and can do anything the 1000 can do -- at least for a solo rider. I would recommend the 1000 to anyone wanting to ride double or do a lot of high speed cruising -- otherwise the 650 is just as good. I have gone on a couple of trips on the 1000 with my riding partner on a 650 and it didn't matter what the road conditions were -- I never had to wait for the 650 to catch up.

Totally agree....I rode both and eventually decided upon the Wee. My singular disagreement.....I believe the Wee to be a great little 2-Up ride. The wife and I have done over 2,000 miles 2-Up, in the Rockies and the Wee never left me wanting. (Check out the Ride Report Below)

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Old 02-05-2008, 10:32 AM   #1004
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Location: Fort Lauderdale
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Assimilations all around.

Don't forget to push your Wee-Stroms over to break a front turn signal. This is a Collective rule.
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Old 02-05-2008, 10:37 AM   #1005
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Joined: Jun 2007
Oddometer: 596
I've had this bike since May 2007.

As of February 2008 I've got over 12,000 miles on the Wee.

I've done a fair amount of two up in all kinds of conditions on a variety of surfaces and manage to clean it occasionally.

It only looks big.
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