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tannerc

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Brought Home Another Bike
« on: July 13, 2013, 02:57:40 PM »
Here she is...


2007 DL1000 V-Strom

I have been wanting to try out a v-strom for a while now... I seriously thought about NDaves nice (all set up farkled out ready to ride) strom, and then i ran on to this one. same year extremely low miles helluva deal....
Couldnt resist.
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Re: Brought Home Another Bike
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2013, 07:59:17 PM »
I bet if you practice some single track on the Strom, it will make your XRR seem lighter.   ;D

She looks cherry. I rode one once, and seemed like the engine was turning about 3000 rpm at 80 mph. Tall gears and the torque to pull it.

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Re: Brought Home Another Bike
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2013, 09:09:00 PM »
Very nice!!   How many miles is extremely low?




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Re: Brought Home Another Bike
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2013, 12:45:56 PM »
How many miles is extremely low?
1000 miles
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Re: Brought Home Another Bike
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2013, 01:25:22 PM »
I bet if you practice some single track on the Strom, it will make your XRR seem lighter.   ;D
I bet it would.
It may not see any single but the forest roads and some easy trails are game. The strom doesnt feel like it would be too much of a hand full. Its tall but I can flat foot both side with some room to go. The power seems manageable.
I rode one once, and seemed like the engine was turning about 3000 rpm at 80 mph. Tall gears and the torque to pull it.
That was my main attraction. That and the neutral seating position. And the forest road capability. And the long range capability. And the..
My cruiser is turning almost 4 grand at 75mph, just felt like i was flogging it on a 350 mile interstate run, it only has 3 gal of usable fuel which gave me a range of 100-120 miles.  I am wore out after 2oo miles because of the seating position, my tail bone just screams after any thing over 250 miles. I have a different seat, didnt help.. Highway pegs, didnt help.. sheep skin, didnt help..


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Re: Brought Home Another Bike
« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2013, 04:16:46 PM »
That Strom will happily go places off road that you wouldnt want to take it.  I had a wee and was shocked at how capable it was in the rough stuff and how well it conquered interstate miles 2 up w 3 fully loaded givis.  There is a reason they have such a huge following.

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Re: Brought Home Another Bike
« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2013, 10:03:43 AM »
1K miles on an 07 strom is a real find.   I can't imagine having a bike like that and riding it so little!  Great for you though.. wow.    I'm over 6K on the street so far this year, and that's not really all that much!

If you keep the cruiser I bet it collects a lot of dust!

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Re: Brought Home Another Bike
« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2013, 11:55:57 AM »
That Strom will happily go places off road that you wouldnt want to take it.  I had a wee and was shocked at how capable it was in the rough stuff and how well it conquered interstate miles 2 up w 3 fully loaded givis.

There was a lot of us "shocked."

I put a heavier rear spring on my wee for two up and that works better.

Wow, a thousand miles, 6 years old!  That would be hard to say no.
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Re: Brought Home Another Bike
« Reply #8 on: August 07, 2013, 09:47:25 PM »
that!... is a nice looking bike!  I think i need one now...

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Re: Brought Home Another Bike
« Reply #9 on: September 12, 2013, 06:17:41 AM »
Loving my DL1000. Just shy of 100,000 miles on it now. (Mostly from previous owner).

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Re: Brought Home Another Bike
« Reply #10 on: September 12, 2013, 08:56:39 AM »
I put 2500 miles on so far and love it!
More comfortable than the meanstreak.
Better fuel milage and range
More options / theory of use
loft the front tire without clutch trickery.  :evil

It doesnt growl like the 1600 and the wind buffeting is a total pain in the ass.  >:(
but that can all be fixed with $$$$$
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Re: Brought Home Another Bike
« Reply #11 on: September 12, 2013, 09:10:49 AM »
Get a Madstad!     The difference it made on my TEX is pretty much incredible.

I really think its the best money I've ever spent on a farkle!   Unless I have a HUGE quartering head wind, there just isn't hardly any wind noise or buffeting any more.     We rode just about 2K miles around Superior and I never closed my visor except for a bit of rain here and there.       

Before the Madstad the buffeting was downright nasty.

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Re: Brought Home Another Bike
« Reply #12 on: September 12, 2013, 09:13:42 AM »
Get a Madstad!     The difference it made on my TEX is pretty much incredible.

I really think its the best money I've ever spent on a farkle!   Unless I have a HUGE quartering head wind, there just isn't hardly any wind noise or buffeting any more.     We rode just about 2K miles around Superior and I never closed my visor except for a bit of rain here and there.       

Before the Madstad the buffeting was downright nasty.

The madstad is on the to buy list, along with a vstream shield.
along with a whole laundry list of farkles i need.. skid plate.. crash bars... hard cases... electronic cruise... suspension...
I need to win the lottery..
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Re: Brought Home Another Bike
« Reply #13 on: September 12, 2013, 11:56:20 AM »
I have crash bars, don't know if the frames are .the same.  I have the Wee
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Re: Brought Home Another Bike
« Reply #14 on: September 12, 2013, 02:00:32 PM »
I have crash bars, don't know if the frames are .the same.  I have the Wee
I have read some wee stuff will fit the vee and vice versa
but most stuff wont.. It all depends on who made them and such.
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