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DL650 2,930 63.89%
DL1000 1,593 34.74%
Both DL650 & DL1000 66 1.44%
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Old 07-18-2006, 11:09 AM   #631
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i get 55 per during the summer...drops to about 50 during the winter. so, based on a 5.8 gal tank & how brave you are......250-280 ??
I just filled Whee's tank at 250 miles and on the last bar (blink, blink!). That's with stop/go commuter traffic in the Metromess (avg speed is sometimes 15 mph )
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Old 07-18-2006, 11:45 AM   #632
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Friend went 301 miles on a wee tank last week, at least by factory od and still had a bit left in tank. That is pretty good range. I have not tried more than 270 but there was plenty still left. I am not sure how much of total is considered useable.
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Old 07-18-2006, 11:49 AM   #633
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Almost ready to make a trade for a 650. How many miles do you get on a tank of gas on the 650?

Thanks,
Mine just finally started getting 50+ mpg when I switched to Royal Purple at the 5K mark. Most of my riding is keeping up with traffic at 80+mph and I got a little extra ballast to go with the zook topcase and Givi E21 sidebags. I do plan to go to 16T on the CS when it's time to change out the chain.
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Old 07-18-2006, 02:40 PM   #634
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Fresh meat with 3 miles a few weeks ago. There sure were a boatload of warning stickers on this mofo.



The deflowering continues.

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Old 07-18-2006, 02:46 PM   #635
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I ignored the manual's suggested breaking in procedure for my DL1000 and instead followed one of pushing it to about 5-6K rpms for a short distance (1-2 miles) and then, backing off to about 3K rpms for a mile or two, then repeat. Then, after about 10-15 miles of this cycle, I turned off the engine and let it cool for about 10 minutes. Then, repeated for 2 more cycles of this, stopping and letting the engine cool for 10 minutes between cycles, about every 10-15 miles. My oil and filter was changed earlier than recommended at 80, 200, and 600 miles. After about 200 miles, I rode it assuming that it was broken in- it has never used any oil between changes and runs great- now at nearly 10K miles since last October.
I subscribe to numerous heat cycles and varying the engine RPM without lugging it. I run it up no higher than the suggested 5K for the first 100 miles and I back off the throttle and use engine braking to seat the rings. I ride it like that for the first 500-600 miles, on and off the throttle, numerous heat cycles, gradually raising the engine rpms as the mileage rolls up. I do my best to not hold any constant RPM during this time, which is annoying. This method has never failed me.
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Old 07-18-2006, 05:52 PM   #636
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The Collective instructs you to post further details to the Bureau of Scientific Knowledge and Mystical Farkles.
It would apear that there is no scientific or mystical explaination to this condition oh great one. It would seem further investigation indicates that it is a social problem based on the ancient Bushido warrior code. The lights consider themselves of poor design and therefore feel inferior. Their attempts to take their own lives, from the shame of their poor design, result in the large and small stroms to be thrown to the ground in an effort to end their shame. Great damage can be caused by this method of seppuku and I suspect great care must be taken when parking a Strom next to a Katana.
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Old 07-18-2006, 06:01 PM   #637
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It would apear that there is no scientific or mystical explaination to this condition oh great one. It would seem further investigation indicates that it is a social problem based on the ancient Bushido warrior code. The lights consider themselves of poor design and therefore feel inferior. Their attempts to take their own lives, from the shame of their poor design, result in the large and small stroms to be thrown to the ground in an effort to end their shame. Great damage can be caused by this method of seppuku and I suspect great care must be taken when parking a Strom next to a Katana.
And beware the BIG Dogs, whom are impelled to wrestle Wees to the ground and stand on them. They consider Wees Big Ducks on Wheels.
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Old 07-18-2006, 07:33 PM   #638
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Newbie here

Hi guys and gals. I just purchased a 650 V-Strom last weekend. Its my second bike first being a Volusia in 2002. Got a new job so I had to part ways with the Volusia. Iam looking forward to learning half as much as u guys about the Strom. Iam a veteran of other forums specifically L.E. related. I took the 2 week Police motorcycle course and passed
Bad thing about owning a bike? NEVER enough cash to fix it up perfectly.
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Old 07-18-2006, 08:14 PM   #639
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Hi guys and gals. I just purchased a 650 V-Strom last weekend. Its my second bike first being a Volusia in 2002. Got a new job so I had to part ways with the Volusia. Iam looking forward to learning half as much as u guys about the Strom. Iam a veteran of other forums specifically L.E. related. I took the 2 week Police motorcycle course and passed
Bad thing about owning a bike? NEVER enough cash to fix it up perfectly.
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Old 07-19-2006, 10:30 AM   #640
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new owner 650

Hello folks
Picked up a used 06 wee inTennessee Monday(from DYNAMOS2000), and rode it back to Atlanta.
I was suprised how good it rode on the interstate.
feels solid to me.
Going to North Ga. mountains this weekend for a little check out ride.
Great to ride back and forth to work.
I like it!!!

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Old 07-19-2006, 02:29 PM   #641
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Another vote for the K 5

I have had the DL 1000 for about a month now. 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.
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Old 07-19-2006, 03:41 PM   #642
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New assimilations.

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Old 07-19-2006, 05:18 PM   #643
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An assimiliation of the LEO kind? No matter, an assimilation is an assimilation.

The Collective instructs you to tend to the front turn signals in the normal fashion.
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
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Old 07-19-2006, 06:08 PM   #644
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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??
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Old 07-19-2006, 06:42 PM   #645
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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
Wee as in the smaller of the two Stroms, the 650.

Welcome E-man
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