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Discussion in 'Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan' started by Jamie, Jan 2, 2005.
So I bought my Vee new in August of 2009, lately I had been thinking of selling it to purchase a GS1150 I have been lusting for. So I went out the other morning to clean the bike all up and take pictures for the ads. While I was polishing her up a bit I was looking at all the memories that I had scratched and wore into the old girl over the last 3 seasons and 30,000+miles. I reluctantly took the pics and posted the ads...once I had posted the ads I started to have second thoughts. After 2 days I pulled the ads and decided I am not done making memories on this bike..
I've disappointed a few buyers with my V-Strom for sale ads in the past. lol
Once I sold it for money towards a down payment for a new place. My wife bought it back a few months later tired of listening to me talk about how much i missed it.
That looks awesome!
Here are some pics for ya.
How does that driver back rest work for riding two up? Does the passenger have issues with it at all? I'm imagining the passenger's legs rubbing on it and it not being comfortable. I like the idea though because it would keep the passenger from sliding into me as I ride, not to mention having a back rest would be nice.
Deals Gap dragon sticker on an Arizona bike = nice.
You still have a few great memories (and Miles) to go my friend. I just registered Mine again today. 85,500-ish Miles on mine
Admittedly, not all of them are mine, but a whole mess of 'em are!
Probably gonna put another 6,000 on it at the end of June. You are welcome to tag along
Double "nice". I am digging the flames. I think when my teeth lose adhesion I'll move to flames. Man, I dig 'em.
Well, here's my new beast, 2012 V-Strom 650 ABS Adventure.
Actually I made one out of a standard V-Strom. Added my own
hand picked accessories:
Givi skid plate
Givi Engine guards
Givi Trekker hard bags
Suzuki hand guards
Bike Master heated grips
Suzuki Low seat
Suzuki center stand
I have a 46 liter Trekker ordered that I'll use as the
left side bag, moving the Trekker 33 up to top case.
So far I really love this bike!!!
Mama is not a big fan of the driver's backrest when she rides with me. You nailed it that the rest effects her leg comfort. For me, riding solo, which is pretty much the norm the backrest is AWESOME!!
Not so much when I go off the slab, as I REALLY like to take the bike off slab, but all I have to do is unscrew a couple nuts and i can take the rest off and throw it in my top box. No biggies and totally worth the money!
Mr Goldfish is the AZ rider, I'm in MI, though I'd like to ride to AZ and check things out for sure!
I meant to grab a VA sticker when I rode through there, but forgot to....here is a pic from GW National Forest....
I saw my mistake too late. I couldn't get my foot out of my mouth fast enough to save it. It did out a sweet California bike though.
Nice bike. Your pic was right in my back yard. Holler next time and i will connect you with a Cat Herder sticker.
Thanks for the quick reply. I'm still riding a KLR right now, but I'm drooling over all the Wee Stroms. I think it will do a lot better than the KLR for riding 2 up. The KLR's seat is just too small for long days in the saddle. Sigh... one day I'll trade up.
This is great! Can you ditch the stock cans and go with a single carbon fiber exhaust can? I bet you would shed 15 lbs.
Man, I really like the looks of the 2012 Wee. I like my black 08 but not as much as your white 12. I sat on one at a recent MC show and was surprised how comfortable it was. Seat and handlebars felt wonderful. I had to replace both and add a bar riser on my 08. The new model felt a little less bulky up front and less top heavy. If I was shopping for a bike today, I'd be looking for a newer model DL650.