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DL650 2,890 63.85%
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Both DL650 & DL1000 64 1.41%
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Old 06-30-2008, 03:51 AM   #1096
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Only poor ground clearance is a litlle problem, but when foot pegs were wanishd deep leaning is possible.
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Old 06-30-2008, 03:55 AM   #1097
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I droped front 15 mm , rear dumper max up , changed stering bars and rised foot pegs ... and I can chasing GSXRs now. Dunlops D607 Trialmax has pretty good grip.
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Old 07-01-2008, 03:33 PM   #1098
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Only poor ground clearance is a litlle problem, but when foot pegs were wanishd deep leaning is possible.


Holly Crap Pulasky, that's some fancy riding
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Old 07-02-2008, 09:20 AM   #1099
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'04 1000

Just did a fly and ride from fellow ADV riders in NC. Owned the bike for 5 days and already have 1600 miles on. Is already an outstanding addition to the stable.

Owners said how the DL can do anything, and I was always skeptical... but they're sooo right! The collective needs a new sticker: "It's a Strom thing, you wouldn't understand."

From my detour through the Dragon on my way home to WI (stolen from zeefoto.com proofs):


I love this bike!
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Old 07-02-2008, 12:21 PM   #1100
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Stroming in Arizona

Apache Mike checking in from sun baked Arizona.. I ride an 07' V-Strom DL1000.. Most of my time in the saddle is spent going back and forth to work, but when I get the chance on the weekends I am dayriding in and around Tucson..

Here's a AZ tip: Beat the heat by pulling your riding clothes right out of the washing machine, after the spin cycle. Wear wet and ride..

Love the bike so far...
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Old 07-02-2008, 01:47 PM   #1101
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Matt black in the UK........

Had my matt black 650X for about a year and already done about 11,000 miles on it. Put a lowering kit on it and dropped the forks a bit (cos' I'm a short arse and could hardly touch the ground) and Wow! has it transformed the handling! goes round the corners like my VFR used to (but with more comfort and a bigger grin...) Done loads of touring two up and plan to do a whole lot more......
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Old 07-02-2008, 02:23 PM   #1102
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I just love my '07 with 27,000 miles on it now.

I really love my bike. I have been good to it except for the three drops at a standstill that I had, and that's my own fault, it's given me no troubles. At this point in miles, I had several things go wrong with my older bike. But then again, it was an older bike by a few years.

I changed the oil, chain and sprokets, tires twice, air filter, and no new brake pads yet.

Oh, and due to one of the drops, I did have to replace a bent clutch part but that was no big deal and again, my fault.

I have taken her out on dirt roads a bit and she managed just fine.

I would like to know what anyone has done to their strom to assist in less damage to the bike at stopped bike drops. What have you put on your bike to keep the damage down to a minimum? For example, swing arm bars, metal wind handlebars, crash bars, carbon anything....what?

She definately does not have that new bike look to her, but she's still a beauty.
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Old 07-03-2008, 07:41 AM   #1103
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Bike Drop Protection on a Strom: What have U done?

I would like to know what anyone has done to their strom to assist in less damage to the bike at stopped bike drops. What have you put on your bike to keep the damage down to a minimum? For example, swing arm bars, metal wind handlebars, crash bars, carbon anything....what?

already have the crash bar but handlebars nubs are scratched and the hand wind guard is cracked.

Thanks,
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Old 07-03-2008, 10:27 AM   #1104
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Indicators......

Hi Super Suz! I've got the X model with the crash bars, and Givi racks on the back. I've had a couple of stationary drops and found on the first one that the racks and bars pretty much saved it. Only scuffed hand guard and broken indicator. Fitted a pair of flush mount indicators after that (about the size of half an egg cut lengthways) which fall behind the line of the crash bars, and when I next dropped it they were untouched. Only the same scuffs but on the other side!
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Old 07-30-2008, 09:10 AM   #1105
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ADVChic checking in from Ohio

Hi, ADVChic checking in from beautiful southern Ohio. I am picking up my Wee-Strom tomorrow. Matte black 650 - CANNOT wait. We have some of the best roads in the states here and I am looking forward to getting her on the twisties.
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Old 07-30-2008, 10:56 AM   #1106
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Welcome to the collective, ADVChic. I'm on my second Wee so I know the feeling!

Post pics of you and your new Stealth Wee when you pick it up.

Have fun on those back roads in So. Ohio and West-by-God Virginia.

A former Buckeye in AZ.

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Old 08-02-2008, 11:19 AM   #1107
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Curious about Canada to Mexico riders

Just curious if anyone knows or heard about the guys from canada who rode to baja mexico and back. One was an a yamaha sport tour bike and the other on a v-strom 1k. should have got some contact info when i crossed trails with them in Dubois, Idaho this spring. They seemed like good folks.
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Old 08-06-2008, 06:00 AM   #1108
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Long time lurker, first time poster...

Just thought I'd say hey. So...hey!
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Old 08-06-2008, 06:03 AM   #1109
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I would like to know what anyone has done to their strom to assist in less damage to the bike at stopped bike drops. What have you put on your bike to keep the damage down to a minimum? For example, swing arm bars, metal wind handlebars, crash bars, carbon anything....what?

already have the crash bar but handlebars nubs are scratched and the hand wind guard is cracked.

Thanks,
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Old 08-10-2008, 07:52 AM   #1110
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Love my Wee. It is the best bike I have ever owned.
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