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Old 03-03-2012, 08:51 PM   #16
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I hope so. I am doing my part.
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Old 03-04-2012, 05:11 PM   #17
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Are you looking for this thread to have some specific info, or is any/everything welcome (don't forget we also have the Wee Strom Thread Index)? Also, Wee's only or are Glee's ( makes me smile whenever I see that) welcome too?
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Old 03-04-2012, 06:51 PM   #18
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The thread index is more of a reference tool.
We need a thread to just shoot the bull about the DL650. I know it is a BORING bike but not that boring to never have its own thread.
Every other bike has its own specific thread, so should the DL650.
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Old 03-06-2012, 08:13 PM   #19
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My new VStrom

Right so I got my new bike today. Traded in a HD Sportster 883 Iron for a new, 2011 650. I also took advantage of the sale on the side cases. After 7 miles I couldn't be more happy with the bike and I believe this is the start of a beautiful relationship.

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Old 03-06-2012, 08:39 PM   #20
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[QUOTE=dkeifer;18155080]Right so I got my new bike today.... After 7 miles I couldn't be more happy with the bike and I believe this is the start of a beautiful relationship.

Can't wait to hear your opinion of the wee at 14 miles! ;-)
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Old 03-06-2012, 08:58 PM   #21
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the thread index is more of a reference tool.
We need a thread to just shoot the bull about the dl650. I know it is a boring bike but not that boring to never have its own thread.
Every other bike has its own specific thread, so should the dl650.
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Old 03-07-2012, 11:10 AM   #22
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Purchased my 2009 DL650 last fall with 350 miles on it. So far have added about 1200 miles and several farkles. Extremely happy with the Wee, definately the best bike I have owned.

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Old 03-07-2012, 01:25 PM   #23
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Right so I got my new bike today.... After 7 miles I couldn't be more happy with the bike and I believe this is the start of a beautiful relationship.

Can't wait to hear your opinion of the wee at 14 miles! ;-)
Rode 12 miles to work this morning and it was GREAT! Trying to think of the longest way home, right now.
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Old 03-07-2012, 09:18 PM   #24
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Purchased my 2009 DL650 last fall with 350 miles on it. So far have added about 1200 miles and several farkles. Extremely happy with the Wee, definately the best bike I have owned.

Nice! Looks almost the same as mine!





Russell seat will be here Friday. SO ready to experience that luxury!

Jesse racks will be here Monday. Going to attempt to mount some ammo cans to them until I can afford the Jesse panniers.

Love this amazing bike. Wish I would have discovered it a long time ago!
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Old 03-07-2012, 09:50 PM   #25
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We need an official all encompassing DL650 thread. This thread title fits the bill.
I agree here's my contribution...

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=767107
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Old 03-08-2012, 06:16 AM   #26
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Purchased my 2009 DL650 last fall with 350 miles on it. So far have added about 1200 miles and several farkles. Extremely happy with the Wee, definately the best bike I have owned.


Are those the Suzuki hand guards, and if so, how do you like them? I'd like to get some and I was looking at the Barkbusters. They have a aluminum bar, do these?

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Old 03-08-2012, 06:25 AM   #27
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Are those the Suzuki hand guards, and if so, how do you like them? I'd like to get some and I was looking at the Barkbusters. They have a aluminum bar, do these?

Dave
They appear to be the OEM guards, which are only plastic. They are fine for deflecting wind and tree branches but won't do a whole lot in the case of a tip over.
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Old 03-08-2012, 06:37 AM   #28
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I agree here's my contribution...

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=767107
I haven't been too disappointed with the stock front brakes but I am sure the rear brake is made of a block of 2x4. How Suzuki could manage to put such weak brakes on a fine bike is beyond me.
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Old 03-08-2012, 06:49 AM   #29
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Aprillia Tuono Mirrors

Fitted some of the above mirrors last week , in a bit to cut down on the wind buffeting. Quite pleased with the look less elephantine than the stock ones. The buffeting has decreased around the top of the arms and shoulders, the rear view isn't as good though.

I purchased mine from E-bay for the pricey some of 24. A cheap mod that helps and is aesthetically pleasing to the eye.

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Old 03-08-2012, 11:02 AM   #30
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Fitted some of the above mirrors last week , in a bit to cut down on the wind buffeting. Quite pleased with the look less elephantine than the stock ones. The buffeting has decreased around the top of the arms and shoulders, the rear view isn't as good though.

I purchased mine from E-bay for the pricey some of 24. A cheap mod that helps and is aesthetically pleasing to the eye.

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Did you get OEM or the Asian OEM knock-offs? How is view? I really like the view in the stockers but agree the dumbo-mirror look is square times two.
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