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post #1 of 889 Old 01-14-2014, 04:38 PM Thread Starter
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Show us your 2014-2016 V-Strom 1000

They should be showing up soon. Post pics when you get your bike. Please don't post pictures other than your bike and limit discussions to the bikes pictured that people here own.

Pat- 2007 DL650A was ridden to all 48 contiguous states. 2012 DL650A didn't quite make it to 17,000 miles.
Nicknames I use to lessen typing, Vee = 2002-2012 DL1000s. Vee2=2014+ DL1000s. Wee = 2004-2011 DL650s. Glee = 2012+ DL650s
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post #2 of 889 Old 02-07-2014, 09:48 PM
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I got him

The new V-Strom DL1000A black, straight from Japan.


It will be a full-option Bike. With all the accessories



I'm a happy Strommer


See You,

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After a 57-mile ride home that only needed to be about 20 miles, my 2014 DL1000AL4 "Veek" aka The Crimson Pigeon has arrived home to her new coop:



It would have been a much longer ride home if I hadn't had plenty left to do before the day was out!




Home to roost:



Tires have a decent scrubbing on them now:



Here she is meeting her older/littler sibling:



After some yardwork to spread the mulch that was taking up precious space, this will be my garage situation for the foreseeable future... keeping the Wee around as a second bike since it's still a great bike, and I'll see what farkles transfer to the new one:



The first of many:



The ride home was terrific, covered single-lane rough blacktop, twisties, smooth roads with long fast sweepers, some dirt, gravel and mud, and a nice sprint on the freeway. It's everything I thought it would be and then some, I was grinning the whole way. Coming from a Wee, there were many similarities except for power, lightness, handling and suspension, all of which are better ('specially the power) than my '09 WABS. I'll post first impressions in another thread for that purpose as soon as I can.

EDIT for some of the below questions/comments (since I don't want to post anything but pictures here and leave room for others who will be coming along):
- Chirosyd, yep that is thestock-height seat, I have no idea on the Givi mount, it's possible it may work but I don't know Givi products, but I'll be mounting a CooCase later next week and can tell you how that goes with their 'universal' mount plate. As for the windscreen, I am almost certain it won't make the trip from the old bike, the mounts look very different in regards to spacing. I'd love to transition my MRA Vario but am certain I won't be able to.
-Greywolf, thanks, ad the average MPG started out in the teens when I picked the bike up. So it's been steadily improving, although not helped much by my frequent "torque checks" getting to know the machine.
- Zedex, thanks and I wrote some first impressions that I carefully thought about on the ride home. Hopefully, it'll tide you over, good luck with the wait!

Second Edit - to show Greywolf where those 68-degree temps went. The Crimson Pigeon can only sit and wait things out now....


"Ignorance is a powerful tool if applied at the right time, even usually surpassing knowledge." - E.J. Potter

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After a 57-mile ride home that only needed to be about 20 miles, my 2014 DL1000AL4 "Veek" aka The Crimson Pigeon has arrived home to her new coop:


Very nice mate, again congrats

Bike looks great, I see you have the handguards installed.

Can't wait to see more pics, and a good ride report once she's broken in.
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Stoopy,
Great pictures! Is that the stock height seat? Do you think my Givi v46 top box and givi adjustable windshield from my 2011 Wee may fit the Vee2?

My dealer will be assembling my red Vee2 on Tuesday, and will take possession shortly afterwards.

Btw, are you atttending the N.E.V.A. Trip to the Berkshires of Massachussets? It is not that far from VA, and it would be great to have a Vee2 contingency.
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I like the 68F, not so much the 31.2mpg. I'm glad you're having lots of fun, including the name.


Pat- 2007 DL650A was ridden to all 48 contiguous states. 2012 DL650A didn't quite make it to 17,000 miles.
Nicknames I use to lessen typing, Vee = 2002-2012 DL1000s. Vee2=2014+ DL1000s. Wee = 2004-2011 DL650s. Glee = 2012+ DL650s
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Congratulations!

Congratulations Stoopy! Looks like you had a great time on the ride home. From the latest weather report sounds as if you should keep that snow shovel handy for Monday. Hoping I'll be picking mine up next week sometime!

Later

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New Bike is In!

New V-Strom is in and working on paper work. Will be picking up Thursday!

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New V-Strom is in and working on paper work. Will be picking up Thursday!

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Congrats fast lane. Mine is being put together today, and should have paperwork and deal done by Friday. Personally,I really like the whole look of the bike -even more tan my 2011 Wee. Ride safe with all that torque!
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Congrats!! So far it looks like the east coast and midwest are getting theirs...No love in TX yet....
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