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Old 12-29-2011, 07:33 AM   #76
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Location: Absurdistan
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'07 Wee, bought from an inmate here after my last deployment (going on 2 years ago) with 33Kmi on it. When I left for this deployment, it had 63K miles on it (just over a year of riding). I replaced the chain, though it didn't need it, and tires (Shinko 705s).
No problems with it yet, but we'll see what happens when I get back and it hasn't had much riding time for 9 months. I'm hoping it's all OK, my wife starts it a couple times a week and lets it run for a bit.
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Old 12-29-2011, 10:09 AM   #77
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Old 12-29-2011, 12:29 PM   #78
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06 DL1000 ~ 63K

No major issues...had to replace exhaust gaskets recently. it ate one.
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Old 12-29-2011, 02:40 PM   #79
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Location: Seattle, WA 98108
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07 DL650, 54k miles.

No major problems, 3 chains, usual brake pad and fluid changes, one valve adjustment (one more due), 53mpg average, probably 3k miles of dirt/gravel but mostly commuting and highway. I don't own a car; the V-Strom IS the car.

I'm looking to upgrade to the 12 "Glee" for the ABS and other options, and to maintain/outfit it better from the start. I'll probably keep both in the stable for a while to compare them and be able to work on the bike for longer periods and eventually ready it for sale.
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Old 12-29-2011, 03:21 PM   #80
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from 1st avgust 2008, to 1st december 2011 wtih DL 650 K8
48k km
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Old 12-29-2011, 05:45 PM   #81
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Man, makes my measly 30k look like a brand spankin new bike I've only put 10k on her. Although I've only owned her for about 7 months...
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Old 12-29-2011, 08:02 PM   #82
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My 2006 DL650 was recently totaled when rear ended. It had 52,000 miles on it. No repairs other than the wear items.
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Old 12-30-2011, 09:23 AM   #83
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Well bought a K3 Vee with 7200 miles on her...She was in Little Rock, Arkansas...bought a one way ticket during Thanksgiving weekend. The owner picked me up at the airport and gave me a ride to his house about 30 miles...Checked out the bike was pretty happy with it (except the rear tire had about 300 miles left on them...enough to get me home ;D ). As soon as I got on the highway it started to rain. Pulled over at an underpass and put my rain gear on. Rode through about 3 hours of rain...Made it safely home (Richardson, TX) and parked her until I got new tires for her.


With new tires on her...Metzeler Karoo 2



Just bought Givi Crash Bars, going to put them on this weekend. Need to get skid plate and lots of other farkles...Let the farkling begin... She now has 8100 miles...with no problems. Plan on Big Bend this Spring...
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Old 12-30-2011, 10:52 AM   #84
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Vstrom whats your milage

I am ashamed to say I have just under 20K on my 07 Vee, I used to ride that in a year but excuses are like assholes aye? No issues other than the standard flat spot in power at 3900 rpms. I really like the bike and plan on doing a lot more riding and commuting on it this year, I am no longer riding into King County, WA rush hour traffic.
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Old 12-30-2011, 10:54 AM   #85
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House of Dexter

Congrats on the new bike I hope you have fun wearing it out.
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Old 01-13-2012, 01:16 PM   #86
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Old 01-14-2012, 08:24 AM   #87
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2004 dl650....

...25,000 miles. Zero problems. Thousands of smiles.
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Old 01-14-2012, 04:34 PM   #88
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2008 DL650 with 39240 miles. Nothing fixed expect wear items, chains, tires, tires, tires and sprockets. Rides great and even though not my main ride won't be letting it go. I still feel the love.
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Old 01-14-2012, 04:52 PM   #89
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57,000 miles: Oil/filters, Tires, Chains & Sprockets, Brake Pads and ... lots of farkles
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Old 01-14-2012, 06:50 PM   #90
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This is why I keep my V-Strom - you can't find threads like this about the other brands.

All positive here - no haters!
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