2014 DL1000 Vstrom

Discussion in 'Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan' started by The Game, Sep 11, 2012.

  1. kojack

    kojack My Hardley is a POS

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    Just stumbled upon a secret suzuki designing session. Here are the two main designers, you can see the new strom 1000 in the background

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  2. Ride_There

    Ride_There Will ride for bacon.

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  3. jeeves

    jeeves don't ask...

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    :lol3:lol3:lol3 That must be the 2014 pale blue american eagle color.
  4. hoffy57

    hoffy57 n00b

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    yea im in the market for an up grade for my dl 650 I am liking the super tenere but holding out for the new 1000 love suzukis so please be a good model im at that stage in my life where i can start to do big trips e.g. birdsville,also to darwin on back roads take my time and enjoy gees i cant wait just like a kid this is what bikes do to you, people just dont get it
  5. twinrider

    twinrider pass the catnip

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    Shame Suzuki didn't make it shaft drive.
  6. Domromer

    Domromer Desert Rat

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    I like the chain.. Keeps it lighter, cheaper, and I don't see the chain as drudgery. Lubricate, adjust, replace.. Not really a deal breaker in 40k miles of vstrom ownership.
  7. Pecha72

    Pecha72 Long timer

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    Alter gearing easily is another plus for chain drive.

    If the DL1000 had shaft drive, this could attract new buyers. But there's still the question, how many others would at the same time be put off by the addtional cost (and weight) of the shaft.
  8. kojack

    kojack My Hardley is a POS

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    Ha ha. Could not help myself. The resemblance is uncanny however.

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  9. kojack

    kojack My Hardley is a POS

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    Shaft drive is way overrated. Just ask Bmw 1200 owners with fd failures. Chain. All the way.

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  10. GrahamD

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    It's a BMW problem not a shaft drive problem. :deal

    The new ones seem to be holding up so far though. Everything else may be breaking but the shafts seem to be holding up. So far.
  11. EVLED

    EVLED Bike riding nutter!

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    Yep, absolutely love the shaft on my Connie. Close to zero maintenance (I do change the oil myself - it is such a major undertaking :rofl) and absolutely no issues in over 93,000km.

    I'm in two minds about them on an adv bike though...if only they were the same weight as a chain and sprockets (now that'd be some trick) then nobody would using chains...
  12. twinrider

    twinrider pass the catnip

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    I reckon it's the cost that keeps mfgs from using them on the bigger adv bikes, not the weight.
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    Pecha72 Long timer

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    Unless the bike´s a GoldWing or a cruiser, I personally prefer chain drive, too, and I don´t have a problem with its maintenance.

    But it is still a fact, that some people are not even gonna look at the DL1000, because it does not have a shaft drive. So I´m not sure, if Suzuki has made the right decision on it (but I also do not know, how much more the bike would end up costing with a shaft).
  14. kojack

    kojack My Hardley is a POS

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    That's what I meant. On a adv style bike. Yes shaft on a cruiser, or Connie etc is fine but for anything being used in an off road environment, I'm not sold on.

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  15. Schlug

    Schlug JockeyfullofBourbon

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    put something on and stay in that position.

    I fix.
  16. Evenflo76

    Evenflo76 Cheap and Easy

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    I am going to invent a remote controlled chain cleaner/tensioner maintenance thingy.

    Then I will laugh hysterically while all you lazy, whining, fat, donut munching losers make me rich.

    If chain maintenance is too tough for you, I would hate to see how long it takes to pull your pud... :banghead:

    Back to the point of this thread:

    Dear Suzuki, don't change a goddam thing! Release it already please... and always always, always sell a motorcycle with that wonderful 1000cc v-twin. Thanks, Joe :thumbup:
  17. GrahamD

    GrahamD Long timer

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    Don't know about a pud :ban ghead: but you can pull the pumpkin on a Tenere grease it up and re insert it in 15 minutes.

    Maybe that's another reason some people like their (YAMAHA) shafts...:lol3
  18. kojack

    kojack My Hardley is a POS

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    wow 15min. not bad, considering I could have my chain lubed tightend and back riding in 5...that gives me a 10 min head start! ha ha!
  19. GrahamD

    GrahamD Long timer

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    Well I'd say you were pulling my chain but I don't have one :rofl
  20. kojack

    kojack My Hardley is a POS

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    Ha ha ha!...good one! as Long as I don't get the shaft!