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Old 02-21-2006, 09:47 PM   #76
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Those lights and hand guards makes the VStrom look like a big ole can of whoop ass.

Now that you point it out, next to a KLR the VStrom is Miss America.
Oh great.. Now I own nothing but (butt) ugly?? 05 Strom and a 02 KLR??

Next I suppose you're gonna be telling me that my 06 Scion xB is ugly, too??
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Old 02-21-2006, 10:01 PM   #77
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Hey Larry

You can buy mine and save BIG money. $5000



Crash Bars, Centerstand, Gel Seat, ZG Screen, Galfer Lines throughout, and Conti TKC Tires



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28K miles, but still runs fine and well taken care of. The ONLY reason I want to sell is so I can get a KTM 950. Otherwise I'd hold onto it. Let me know if interested.

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Old 02-22-2006, 03:08 AM   #78
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You can buy mine and save BIG money. $5000



Crash Bars, Centerstand, Gel Seat, ZG Screen, Galfer Lines throughout, and Conti TKC Tires



16T front sprocket with SpeedoHealer to compensate



28K miles, but still runs fine and well taken care of. The ONLY reason I want to sell is so I can get a KTM 950. Otherwise I'd hold onto it. Let me know if interested.

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Terry

I'm trying to figure out where those pics were shot. I'm here in East Ventura, out near Petit and Telephone. I haven't seen your bike around. Thought I'd seen them all. ;-)

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Old 02-22-2006, 07:53 AM   #79
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Terry

I'm trying to figure out where those pics were shot. I'm here in East Ventura, out near Petit and Telephone. I haven't seen your bike around. Thought I'd seen them all. ;-)

Jeff
I live right off Cachuma. Seems like on any given Sunday I'll see at least one Strom on the 33. They're getting more popular nowadays.
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Old 02-22-2006, 07:55 AM   #80
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NOT Fugly...



...compared to this...

When I bought the Wee, my 2nd choice was a KLR. The KLR looks especially fugly in that olive drab green - me likes! It does make the Wee look like a beauty queen in comparison - lol. If I had room in the garage, I'd have a KLR to keep my Wee company! Guess I am attracted to fugly bikes.
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Old 02-23-2006, 02:54 AM   #81
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I live right off Cachuma. Seems like on any given Sunday I'll see at least one Strom on the 33. They're getting more popular nowadays.
I thought that was it! One of my friends used to live over there several years ago. He had to move back east because of a transfer. I use the little car-wash over there all the time. I'm just up the street and over a bit from you. My place backs up on Henderson and the freeway. ;-)

Small freakin' world.
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Old 02-23-2006, 02:57 AM   #82
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I have this:



And this:



They get along swell so far. ;-)
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Old 01-06-2008, 11:00 PM   #83
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Lots of problems with the big 'strom's fuel injection. None with the Wee-storm's. Don't know dick about the Tiger.
Hmm. Old as this thread may be, I have a 2003 DL 1000. I got it for $6k with about 10k miles, stock except for three piece Givi bags. I could have gotten one for less, but a V-strom will always cost less than a Tiger. As for injection problems, different years stumble at different spots, but has Triumph fixed their old injection problems? I don't know, but their injection used to suck. Either way, maintenance and aftermarket parts are cheaper for the Suzuki.

I have Two Brothers carbon fiber pipes, one tooth down on the front, a power commander, and a K&N. It took me about a week to get the map just right, but now its smooth from idle to WOT, it pulls the front tire off the ground with no problem, and it still gets over 50 mpg on the highway. The stumble in the Strom is a lean spot, so wherever that happens to be, needs to be fattened up a bit, and its super easy with the Power Commander. With everything I added it still costs less than a comparable mileage Tiger.


My Strom rips.


Stock 2003 V-strom:
98.00 HP (71.5 kW)) @ 7600 RPM
101.00 Nm (10.3 kgf-m or 74.5 ft.lbs) @ 6400 RPM

Stock 2005 Tiger (last year before they reduced its offroad ability):
125.00 HP (91.2 kW)) @ 9500 RPM
92.00 Nm (9.4 kgf-m or 67.9 ft.lbs) @ 4400 RPM
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Old 01-07-2008, 02:28 AM   #84
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After I checked the V-Strom, I went to An Aprilia dealer and checked the CapoNord. As soon as I and my passenger sat, it was it.
Oh, a touch of italian class does not hurt...
HA HA ! I never thought "Italian Class" was a real term. lol (too many sofas with plastic on them!) - just kidding
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Old 01-07-2008, 05:53 AM   #85
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As for injection problems, different years stumble at different spots, but has Triumph fixed their old injection problems? I don't know, but their injection used to suck.
There may have been some Triumph models with injection glitches (the TT600 is the only one that springs to mind) but the Tiger was never one of them.
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Old 01-07-2008, 09:12 AM   #86
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Well there ya have it, I guess the Tiger's injection is ok. I almost bought a Tiger instead of the V-strom, but I had to travel another two hours for it and it was like $9k. I don't know which I'd like better, but I'm pretty happy with my DL-1000.
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Old 01-08-2008, 10:39 AM   #87
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Well there ya have it, I guess the Tiger's injection is ok. I almost bought a Tiger instead of the V-strom, but I had to travel another two hours for it and it was like $9k. I don't know which I'd like better, but I'm pretty happy with my DL-1000.
I bit the bullet on the Vstrom after the tiger 1050 broke down on a test ride. Stranded out in the middle of nowhere with my cell phone battery on no bars. Just cut out on me at a traffic light. Almost felt like fuel starvation... Trucked it back to the dealer where they told me to come back in 2 days to take it out again. When I returned 3-4 days later, they told me the ECU was being swapped and they were waiting for the part. Wrote a check for the DL1000 a few days later. I also liked the increased space behind the seat on the strom. Figured the bulletproof reliability and the price (paid 7850+tax) made it a no brainer. Tiger would have been closer to 10-11K. I WAS having a blast with it though before it broke down..
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Old 01-08-2008, 01:17 PM   #88
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Smart move! I love my 02 Strom. Definitely the best bike I've ever owned. I sold my Triumph Sprint ST to buy it and I don't regret that one bit. While the new Tigers are sweet machines, I'd never take one off road, but my strom sure is happy offroad! Now sweeten the sound and cutoff the peashooters with a dremel (takes 5 min and makes a much nicer sound!)
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Old 01-08-2008, 01:32 PM   #89
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[quote=DirtyLarry]Wow, great info. Thanks all for the pricing info.

I'm on the California central coast (Arroyo Grande) and there's not much competition out here. I'm sure the dealer won't be able to touch the pricing I'm hearing you can get in LA, but at least I can give it a shot. I would rather not have to make a trip to LA either, but we'll see.

Grind em on the price, High overhead around here has nothing to do with shitty attitude you get, isnt like you`ll get good service later for overpaying. Try Thorensen motorsports and Cal coast in Ventura although I hear there just as bad. Im heading to the city Saturday to pick up another ride, I`ll be glad to drop you off anywhere between here and Bel Air if you find a bike.
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Old 09-08-2011, 10:36 PM   #90
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I purposely aim for mountain fire roads here in Colorado and, once I set the suspension correctly, found my DL-1000 to work great in the mud, loose dirt, to a point - rocks (NOT BOULDERS- I learned my lession with boulders- avoid them)...Overall the only thing I still want is a center kick stand and some Continental TKC 80's. As most other Strom owners will tell you---their tough to kill, about as reliable as an anvil.
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