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DL650 2,879 63.88%
DL1000 1,567 34.77%
Both DL650 & DL1000 64 1.42%
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Old 05-03-2012, 02:44 PM   #1816
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I checked out both the Vee and the Wee when looking. If you are doing 200-300+ mile days two up and loaded you may want to think about the 1000. Low RPM's and speeds there is little difference IMO. Gas mileage is a factor but most Vee owners get around 40mpg. I have an 06 Vee with crash bars, and side and top cases. I could have gone with the 650 because I don't usually ride a passenger. The extra get up is nice at higher highway speeds.


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I cant say about the 2 up but I have done a few all dirt heavy loaded trips on the wee and done 800 km plus a day and it has performed faultlessly!
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Old 05-03-2012, 03:38 PM   #1817
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Is it true that the seats of the 650 and the 1000 are interchangable and the 650 seat is lower? if so anybody want to swap for a 1000 seat?
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Old 05-03-2012, 06:53 PM   #1818
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Is it true that the seats of the 650 and the 1000 are interchangable and the 650 seat is lower? if so anybody want to swap for a 1000 seat?
Yes they are interchangeable. I have a 650 seat in my storage garage. We are likely about 300 miles apart though.
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Old 05-03-2012, 07:08 PM   #1819
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Yes they are interchangeable. I have a 650 seat in my storage garage. We are likely about 300 miles apart though.

Hmm yes I also have one but we are likley 10000miles apart

Having both is awesome - I use the 1000 seat for touring and 6fiddy seat as a commuter - you fell spoilt
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Old 05-03-2012, 07:12 PM   #1820
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thanks guys. i will try to hold out for a trade. i just picked up my inmate owned V tues and love it. its a dream on the hwy compaired to what i'm used to.
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Old 05-05-2012, 03:09 PM   #1821
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Anyone With a 2012 Wee That Lives Near Boulder?

FF's,

Do any of you 2012 Wee owners live near Boulder, CO? I emailed Roger from Caribou Cases today to see if they have the 34L top case for the 2012 Wee yet. He said he is waiting to get the measurement from a Wee and told me to pass this along from his email reply:

"We are trying to get someone in Denver/Boulder CO
to loan us a bike in exchange for a 50% off deal on the top case. Please
help put the word out:)"

So I am posting this to get the word out. If anyone thinks this is SPAM sorry. I am just trying to get a topcase for my Wee.
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Old 05-11-2012, 12:31 AM   #1822
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Hmmm

Hard luggages can anyone point me to a thread or give me some Ideas - I want to be able to use them for my Ipad and lunch and wet weather gear for a commute ?

I have a custom rear mudguard but think I should be able to fit most bars and Cases?

Suggestions welcome
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Old 05-11-2012, 03:47 AM   #1823
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Hard Bags? Al Jesse Luggage make it for the 2012 650 Vstrom. I rode 1200 miles to his place and I was his "donor" bike. His quality is superb. The fit was spot on. My eight inch wide panniers (installed), are seven inches narrower than the Trax bags (installed) my bike came with. HB
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Old 05-11-2012, 07:14 AM   #1824
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Hard Bags? Al Jesse Luggage make it for the 2012 650 Vstrom. I rode 1200 miles to his place and I was his "donor" bike. His quality is superb. The fit was spot on. My eight inch wide panniers (installed), are seven inches narrower than the Trax bags (installed) my bike came with. HB

Do you have any pics? Jesse does seem to have any 12's on his site.
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Old 05-11-2012, 07:32 AM   #1825
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Pissed

Just picked up a new 2012 1000 Adventure last week, still has the mapping issue (too lean)
so i brought back to the dealer to fix. On the way there the slave cylinder gave out and lost my clutch
3 days off this weekend and gonna be nice and no ride for me
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Old 05-11-2012, 11:31 AM   #1826
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That would concern me and make me nervous
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Old 05-11-2012, 03:31 PM   #1827
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New Tiger 800XC

Just got back from a 45min Test ride on the Tiger 800Xc. I can tell you that I would not Spend almost 13K for a bike that handles that poorly, Vibrates that bad and has no torque. I would not trade my Vstrom 1000 for one. I just finished a friends 2012 Vstrom 650. Put on a two brothers pipe. Sw-motech skid plate, center stand and Crash bars. I would take the Wee strom over the Tiger 800. Total slug when it comes to corners. So disappointed!!!!!
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Old 05-11-2012, 09:20 PM   #1828
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Another 2012 650 ADV Joins the herd.

Hello All,

Checking in, I picked up my 2012 DL650 adv bike today in Richmond. Nice ride down 10 home getting to know it.

Certainly has a few advantages over my KLR, but the KLR will not be going anywhere, just getting a break from daily duty after 9 years well served.

I like the fuel injection assisted 52 mpg I got on the initial 100 miles, and how smooth/responsive the motor is. This is going to be a Fun bike.

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Old 05-12-2012, 08:58 PM   #1829
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Hello All,

Checking in, I picked up my 2012 DL650 adv bike today in Richmond. Nice ride down 10 home getting to know it.

Certainly has a few advantages over my KLR, but the KLR will not be going anywhere, just getting a break from daily duty after 9 years well served.

I like the fuel injection assisted 52 mpg I got on the initial 100 miles, and how smooth/responsive the motor is. This is going to be a Fun bike.

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Old 05-13-2012, 06:55 AM   #1830
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2012 dl 1000

Picked a 2012 DL 1000 a few weeks ago.

Only issue so far is the buffeting. Swapped my mirrors for Aprillia Tuono mirrors and got a Madstad bracket. With the stock screen it's workable.

I've got no noticeable lean spot. Gearing is a little tall but I can live with it. Seat is good for about an hour and a half at a time..............which is all my knees and ass are good for anyway.

Next project will be a Zumo 665
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