VStrom Owners Thread

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

  1. Mooneyes

    Mooneyes Slow But Steady

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    May 26, 2006
    Oddometer:
    27
    Location:
    NW Georgia Mountains
    I have had the DL 1000 for about a month now. :rofl The bike is a phenom and has seen both technical twisties and Washington state forest service dirt and gravel. I have absolutely no complaints. After owning a 2000 BMW R1100 RS, I had considered a GS, but the Stromer threads pointed me in the right direction.:clap
  2. Uncle Larry

    Uncle Larry The most suave of stooges

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    Sep 22, 2003
    Oddometer:
    14,990
    Location:
    Fort Lauderdale
    New assimilations.

    The Collective grows stronger.
  3. E-man

    E-man 4-4-09, 12-6-09, 1-13-10

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    9,396
    Location:
    Pittsburgh
    I will try to assimilate as proper as possible. I guess I need some basic terms put to memory? Assimilate is easy enough, Wee = V-Strom as its German for Wind???
    Uh dudes is easy and by the way IAM EASY Eman...
    Really I am
  4. E-man

    E-man 4-4-09, 12-6-09, 1-13-10

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    Pittsburgh
    Are there any riders from Pittsburgh area? I dont know if there is a thread already so I figure Ill axe the quessin here...
    Pittsburghers ??? Picksburgers?? Roethlisbergers??
    :D
  5. kobudo28

    kobudo28 Banned

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2005
    Oddometer:
    5,888
    Location:
    New Hampster. Live, Freeze and Ride.
    Wee as in the smaller of the two Stroms, the 650.

    Welcome E-man
  6. E-man

    E-man 4-4-09, 12-6-09, 1-13-10

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    Understood. Cant wait till break in is done. This 5K or less is killin me. Plus I need to do more than go to work on it.
  7. AshyXT

    AshyXT Adventurer

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2006
    Oddometer:
    16
    Location:
    Manchester England
    Hi everybody,
    Had my DL1000 for a few of weeks now, It's a replacement for an eleven month old Capo that kept breaking down, I was that pissed off with It I got shut.
    The DL is an easier bike to ride with lots more bottom end torque lets hope it is more reliable than the Capo! I think it will be.
  8. 10-95

    10-95 Adventurer

    Joined:
    May 15, 2005
    Oddometer:
    82
    Location:
    Central Texas
    Little late. I've had my 1K about 3 months or so. This is from a ride in Milam County out and about thru the cotton fields.

    [​IMG]
  9. 10-95

    10-95 Adventurer

    Joined:
    May 15, 2005
    Oddometer:
    82
    Location:
    Central Texas

    What brand are those tank panniers???????????????
  10. amr2ul

    amr2ul Machinery 2 Upper Level

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2005
    Oddometer:
    323
    Location:
    North Alabama
    Picked up my Wee 2 years ago (June '04). Hooked up a Powerlet, SW Motech crashbars & centerstand, and replacement front blinkers due to the requisite boo-boo scrunching the left one on day three. Had to get my fairing painted because of that, too. Got 35,000 miles on the thing primarily from commuting to work and love it to death. Had a hard time getting the dealer to sell me one because they wanted to offload this gargantuan DL 1000 that I had no interest in. Since I do not appreciate the appearance of this bike with large luggage I have restricted my baggage to a Pelican case on the luggage rack plus whatever won't fit in it strapped atop it. Works pretty good and my stuff stays dry. I had an amateur radio mounted up but I couldn't tune out the ignition noise on transmitting that the various leads picked up, so I ditched it and am using a Yaesu VX-7 walkie now with a MotoComm headset.

    Great adventures include a trip to Deal's Gap a couple of weeks ago, a ride to New Orleans last spring, before the hurricane, and being rear-ended by a co-worker chump who actually damaged his car worse than my strom! $1200 from the insurance company for damage that I fixed with a Dremel tool and some vise-grips!
  11. saved

    saved sanctified scum

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    Oddometer:
    37
    Location:
    don't know
    Do you like the 650 over the 1000?
  12. Jonny Utah

    Jonny Utah Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2006
    Oddometer:
    173
    Location:
    Apple Valley CA
    Picked up a used dl1000, all stock 7k miles. Ive hade sport bikes the last 20 years of my riding/racing adventures. Not planning on off roading the strom, just lots of traveling. I love the bike, its everything I hoped it would be. Now I just have to figure out how to post pic's, I already have some good one's. :ricky

    DRZ S
    450x
    KTM 450smr
    and my new (to me) V Strom
  13. Uncle Larry

    Uncle Larry The most suave of stooges

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    14,990
    Location:
    Fort Lauderdale
    The assimilations continue.

    Welcome to the Collective.
  14. Uncle Pollo

    Uncle Pollo Long timer

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    Location:
    Albuquerque, Neue Messico
    Love the debadged look
  15. jdpower

    jdpower Been here awhile

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    Feb 2, 2004
    Oddometer:
    644
    Location:
    Charlotte, NC USA
    I've got a quick question for the "collective". I've got a K3 1000 and a K4 650 :D . Both are great, and the best one is the one that I am on at the time. I did put some flush mounts on the 650 but went back to the stock ones just because the bulb size on the flush mounts made the turn signals blink faster than the stockers and I didn't really like that. Are there some flush mounts available that blink in the usual sequence as the OEM bulbs? If so, I will change them out. Oh BTW, I'm selling my K4 650 to my oldest son at a big discount and will be getting an 07 650 ABS in Gray when available. Are there any thoughts on dealers that may offer the best deals on these or does the collective think MSRP will rule the day on this new offering? :wink:

    JDP
  16. InfoManiac

    InfoManiac Always Learning

    Joined:
    May 26, 2006
    Oddometer:
    5,889
    Location:
    San Antonio, TX
    Picked this up with 2800 miles on it 7 weeks ago.

    [​IMG]


    It now has 5700 miles on it :clap:clap:clap
  17. fredellarby

    fredellarby Retired, what a great job

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2005
    Oddometer:
    47
    Location:
    toronto gridlock
    I did the big bike thing with a bandit 1200 - it got to heavy for my poor old body.
    Went to a KLR 650 - right size/wrong bike.

    (play small trumpet fanfare) Bought the DL650.

    :2guns Hate the "wee strom" nickname. Stupid name for a great bike!
  18. TexasShadow

    TexasShadow Where's the escape hatch?

    Joined:
    May 16, 2006
    Oddometer:
    616
    Location:
    Western Nomad
    Then be creative.

    TX on Wheeeeeee!!!!-strom.
  19. Queen

    Queen Long timer

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    Sep 30, 2003
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    24,505
    Location:
    Floriduh
    Relax, it's a carefree name cuz we're just laidback-no-bullshit-have-a-good-time kinda folks. :jkam
  20. TexasShadow

    TexasShadow Where's the escape hatch?

    Joined:
    May 16, 2006
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    616
    Location:
    Western Nomad
    Where's the ice cream?

    "I bike for ice cream" TexasShadow