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Old 04-27-2013, 05:15 PM   #2236
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picked up my new strom on tuesday. heres a pic of my ugly mug at the dealership taking delivery.


Great looking bike! Congrats!
I am thinking about doing the exact same set-up.
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Old 04-27-2013, 05:28 PM   #2237
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Anaki III's man. I won't use anything else now for tire life. Maybe not the best of then on gravel or dirt, but whatever

"4-wheels move the body, 2-wheels move the soul"

How do you like the E21s? I really like that they are top loading. 21L a piece seems a little small but the way I pack I put most of my stuff in a waterproof roll bag on the pax seat.
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Old 04-27-2013, 06:38 PM   #2238
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E21's? I'm lost

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Old 04-28-2013, 02:55 AM   #2239
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E21's? I'm lost

"4-wheels move the body, 2-wheels move the soul"
Come on man, keep up will ya

The last couple of post turned from tires to sidecases pretty quick, plus an E21 sounds like a tire model too.



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The GIVI E21's are really nice. I usually travel pretty light when I go away for a few days, so they fit the bill, and I didn't want a giant set of cases for everyday riding. Any heavy stuff goes in the sidecases and the lightstuff goes in the topbox. With the tankbag I have lots of storage. Camping gear will go in a waterproof duffel across the back seat.

I love the top opening feature, not a fan of the side opening cases. Plus the price was right, the racks were $168, and the cases were $158.



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Old 04-28-2013, 05:08 PM   #2240
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My Wee came with Motopak soft sided packs. Will the racks I have accommodate say the GIVI E21 hardsiders?
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Old 04-28-2013, 05:35 PM   #2241
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My Wee came with Motopak soft sided packs. Will the racks I have accommodate say the GIVI E21 hardsiders?
Doubtful. The Givi cases require a Givi or SW Motech rack to work in most instances. It's the way they mount.
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Old 04-29-2013, 06:09 AM   #2242
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Love my E-21's, have them on my wee and my klr, they hold more than u would think because they are top load and u can really stuff crap down in them. bete.
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Old 04-29-2013, 07:11 AM   #2243
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I'm kinda fond if my caribou case myself. They are side opening, but a cable stops the lid from flopping open. I stack everything in the cases lid, then shut it, and when it opens usually strays put. I dont have to pull everything out if I have a lot in there if I need an item on the bottom.

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Old 04-29-2013, 09:56 AM   #2244
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I'm kinda fond if my caribou case myself. They are side opening, but a cable stops the lid from flopping open. I stack everything in the cases lid, then shut it, and when it opens usually strays put. I dont have to pull everything out if I have a lot in there if I need an item on the bottom.

"4-wheels move the body, 2-wheels move the soul"
I used Pelicans on my FZ6 and generally liked them but no matter how nicely you put stuff in there it would all slide around and get "mushed" to the bottom. No big deal but it usually required me to dismount the case to close it again without getting stuff caught between the lid and the case body.
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Old 05-02-2013, 06:40 PM   #2245
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Feedback on price?

Bottom line: looking for feedback on a dealer's asking price, and what you all think my target should be.

'09 WeeStrom, no ABS. 9800 miles, excellent condition. It looks like it has never been off pavement. Tires look to be fairly fresh, Jesse panniers, Givi top case, AdventureMoto bash plate, Givi engine guards. Runs great, feels solid. Talking with the dealer, they said it was an older husband and wife who had nearly identical Wee Stroms, same mileage, and traded them both in on a Scrambler and a Bonneville.

Dealer is asking $6850. NADA says average retail is $6486. What do you think?

Here's the actual bike. Thanks in advance!

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Old 05-02-2013, 06:52 PM   #2246
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Times when I find a bike that already has all or a lot of the Farkles I'd add myself, I'm usually willing to spring a few extra bucks cause I know I'd be spending more than that to put the Farkles on myself. Not to mention the time I'd spend doing so on top of that.
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Old 05-02-2013, 07:01 PM   #2247
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Times when I find a bike that already has all or a lot of the Farkles I'd add myself, I'm usually willing to spring a few extra bucks cause I know I'd be spending more than that to put the Farkles on myself. Not to mention the time I'd spend doing so on top of that.
That's very true, and that thought has already crossed my mind. About the only things I'd add to this one are a different windscreen (maybe...need to play with the adjustment on it), and heated grips. Everything that's there is something I would have added anyway in one form or another.
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Old 05-02-2013, 07:15 PM   #2248
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Bottom line: looking for feedback on a dealer's asking price, and what you all think my target should be.

'09 WeeStrom, no ABS. 9800 miles, excellent condition. It looks like it has never been off pavement. Tires look to be fairly fresh, Jesse panniers, Givi top case, AdventureMoto bash plate, Givi engine guards. Runs great, feels solid. Talking with the dealer, they said it was an older husband and wife who had nearly identical Wee Stroms, same mileage, and traded them both in on a Scrambler and a Bonneville.

Dealer is asking $6850. NADA says average retail is $6486. What do you think?

Here's the actual bike. Thanks in advance!

For $400 over NADA, you're getting better than $1400 in accessories. If the bike is in excellent condition, it's a steal of a deal IMHO.
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Old 05-02-2013, 08:33 PM   #2249
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It's an OK price if those are all the farkles you want, that setup is tedious (showing average price is $6K in my hood and NADA tends to be high IMHO). If they aren't, then I'd move on as there is a glut of pre-2012 650's out there on the cheap, at least in NY. 9.8K...30K, not much difference if basic maintenance was performed, but can shave a pretty penny off the asking price
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Old 05-02-2013, 08:58 PM   #2250
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You can get a better deal. Just have patience. Or talk him down however you see fut. My .02

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