VStrom Owners Thread

Discussion in 'Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan' started by Queen, Jan 16, 2006.

  1. Queen

    Queen Long timer

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  2. KTMRyder

    KTMRyder throttle jockey

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    Had a 1000, crashed it, and bought a 650.

    Hi Queenie!:D
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  3. fyr

    fyr iRoast Coffee

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    Wee's will over run ADVRIDER:D
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  4. Dirtysouth

    Dirtysouth Stud fee waived for noobs

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    The wee is a great bike, of course I came off the DRZ when I converted. I know my arse thanks me.:clap
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  5. DLdeano

    DLdeano Ridin' all I can

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    The Wee rocks. I am tired of this bang for the buck crap everyone uses to justify spending more $$$. It is a great bike, period.

    For this reason, the Wee shall inherit the earth. The rest of the world will be doing valve adjustments (beemer), waiting for parts (katooms), or waiting for the perfect light weight multi cylinder ADV bike while we are riding it. (maybe not perfect, but shit, good enough for my skills).

    All in good fun, boys, don't take the criticism of your machines too hard:1drink you could be on a scooter!
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  6. Uncle Bud

    Uncle Bud Riding in the Rockies!

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    Hi All,

    I've only had my DL1000 a short time, but am loving it so far!

    I only wish I had bought it while JesseLuggage.com still had their sale!
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  7. MCRIDER007

    MCRIDER007 Adventurer

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    I bought a 1000 and really liked it. Then I bought a 650 for a girl friend to ride and decided I like it more. The 650 has smoother engine and is much more tractable off pavement and can do anything the 1000 can do -- at least for a solo rider. I would recommend the 1000 to anyone wanting to ride double or do a lot of high speed cruising -- otherwise the 650 is just as good. I have gone on a couple of trips on the 1000 with my riding partner on a 650 and it didn't matter what the road conditions were -- I never had to wait for the 650 to catch up.
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  8. Desert Dave

    Desert Dave Enjoying the moment

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    Hi Queenie.....fun thread


    As most of you know I have the 1000.

    I actually like the 650 better, and almost bought one, except then I wouldn't be able to argue with as many people to defend my choice :rofl


    o.k., seriously they're both cool in my book....for different reasons.
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  9. sandiegoland

    sandiegoland Adventure Boy®

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    Every bike is a compromise. There are faster bikes, there are better bikes for dirt, there are better bikes for the twisties, there are better bikes for touring 2UP... but when I am going to do all in one ride then I really appreciate having the V-Strom. Currently, my preference of the two models is the DL650.

    I'll be the first to admit that I fantasize about owning a GS-1150 Adventure, so I really don't want to pit the V-Strom against the other choices out there. I just think it is a great bike in of itself. I have been very happy with the bike (I've put on close to 16,000 miles since last February).

    I like to think of the V-Strom as a general purpose motorcycle for the curious...
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  10. doc riverz

    doc riverz anatra di seduta

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    Hello Queenie :wave
    My Wee-strom likes views.
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  11. Desert Dave

    Desert Dave Enjoying the moment

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    Hey Doc...I know where that is!!

    Is The Wall still there or has it fallen down the hill yet? I haven't been there for a couple a years to check :lol3
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  12. jackpiner57

    jackpiner57 Moto-Racks.com

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    I love my DL650. Just a real capable and fun bike to ride.:clap
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  13. doc riverz

    doc riverz anatra di seduta

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    Bummer!:cry
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  14. doc riverz

    doc riverz anatra di seduta

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    Would you believe it's still there?!?
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  15. RECON

    RECON Guit Sum

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    Just picked up the 1000 strom a week ago and love it! Now if the snow would go away so I could love it even more...
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  16. wibby

    wibby BrotherFromAnotherMother

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    Love my Wee!

    9 months and just about to turn 16,000

    Left the house today on my Wee to go golfing, 38* outside and raining

    It was a nice ride but a shitty round of golf! :wink:
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  17. SV_Rider

    SV_Rider Adventurer

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    The Wee seems to feel at home in da bayou ...

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  18. hutchman

    hutchman Been here awhile

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    Weeeeeeeeeeeeee!
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  19. HMR71

    HMR71 Significant Pickle

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    Sandiegoland let me ride his Strom last week. I forgot how freaking great that bike is. I just wanted to keep on going. I miss my Wee. My Harley buddies laughed at me when I said I could ride as many miles in a day on the 650 as they could on their souped up Ultra Glides. I took the challenge and rode from McCall, ID to Santa Barbara, CA (1100 miles) in 20hrs. I went to sleep, woke up and rode 220 miles back to San Diego. Man, that was 6 months ago and I'm STILL rubbing it in.:D

    One of my favorite daydream pics (Stanley, ID):
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    This is what it looked like after hitting a deer at 70mph (It was probably rideable, that's a tough bike!)
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    Rock On Stommers!!!:ricky
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  20. ktrjc

    ktrjc Displaced Yooper

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    Have had the Wee-Stump for almost two years, love it except for the monkey butt after about 150 miles, need to get a better seat then I will love it on long trips too. :lol3
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