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Old 09-19-2014, 11:31 AM   #1
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wee vs glee vs gs done deal

have a non abs 05 wee,well sorted 50 k on the clock. Once owned a 1100gs
was good to me and i liked the abs. Soo have been weighting my options. This wee was set up for my 6' 3" frame 200 plus pounds, total up grade suspension with
sonic springs intimidators in the front,elka shock,wider handle bars ect ect..$$

Well finally made a tough decision ,wanting abs again ,and having no bad feeling toward beemers i still went with a 2011 wee,with abs. My thinking was to transfer the thousands of dollars worth of frakles to the low millage abs.
well i pulled the trigger right or wrong i had to do something to stop the
treadmill in my head.
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Old 09-19-2014, 06:58 PM   #2
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have a non abs 05 wee,well sorted 50 k on the clock. Once owned a 1100gs
was good to me and i liked the abs. Soo have been weighting my options. This wee was set up for my 6' 3" frame 200 plus pounds, total up grade suspension with
sonic springs intimidators in the front,elka shock,wider handle bars ect ect..$$

Well finally made a tough decision ,wanting abs again ,and having no bad feeling toward beemers i still went with a 2011 wee,with abs. My thinking was to transfer the thousands of dollars worth of frakles to the low millage abs.
well i pulled the trigger right or wrong i had to do something to stop the
treadmill in my head.

You made the same decision I made a year ago and I have zero regrets. I looked at the 12 & 13 models but just couldn't get warmed up to the new design. I like you had thousands of dollars and 7 years invested in refining my red 06' to fit me perfectIy except for no ABS. So, I bought a 2011' ABS Wee in black with 2,700 miles in "as new condition" and then transferred the 40+ farkles. I'm one of those who loves the Gen 1 Wee and couldn't be happier with my 2011 Wee.

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Old 09-21-2014, 07:26 PM   #3
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The same here. In some point was considering Triumph Tiger 1050, 800 (crossed out because of either some issues or dealers net) and the Glee (rode it and there is not much difference + I don't like the look of it + not such a great availability of used farkles as Wee). Got black 2010 Wee ABS last December and transfered farkles from my 2008 none ABS at that time. Just 2 months ago finally I got one with silver wheels, 2009 ABS (always wanted it and never had it on my previous 5 V Stroms). I don't regret it either (since it was like new) even I paid the same amount of money as for 2010 few months earlier. I had to transfer farkles again. Not a big deal. And yes, except of few times of hwy speeds, I'm not missing the power comparing to 1000 or my VFR800 (never used the full potential of it). And specially I'm not missing speeding ticket...Definitelly Wee for me.
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Old 09-22-2014, 07:53 PM   #4
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Same here . . . Updated my loaded '09 non ABS to a '11 w/ABS. I know I like the Wee . . . The Glee would take a lot of upgrades etc.
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Old 09-23-2014, 06:40 AM   #5
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The Glee would take a lot of upgrades etc.
Sure -- starting right from the name
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Old 09-23-2014, 01:44 PM   #6
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