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post #21 of 53 Old 01-22-2012, 10:29 AM
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It is smaller looking though, but maybe that's not a bad thing. ??

I saw a few posts on advrider bemoaning the new "smaller" look. But judging from the number of women and smaller guys eyeing it at the bike shows, I think Suzuki did their homework.
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post #22 of 53 Old 01-22-2012, 10:33 AM
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For flexibility in the use of electrical "you name its", I suggest installing a Powerlet rather than the SAE plug. It opens up the whole gambit of stuff out there as everything can be used,including a battery charger. SAE plugs are great for things like extending the length of a cord from a jacket,charger or other farkle as small, but not as good as having a receptacle for the power source & feed. They are also better than a cig. lighter receptacle. See Racers Edge, Aerostich or many other dealers for the many Powerlet products.
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Thanks, yes I am considering putting a powerlet socket up front. But I couldn't think of anything I actually wanted to plug in up there that I wouldn't prefer to have behind me (heated gear) as I hardwire my Zumo.

I haven't discounted the idea though and will think harder. Maybe mount one on the rearset?
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Congrats on a beautiful ride.


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post #24 of 53 Old 01-22-2012, 08:52 PM
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2012 Suzuki V-Strom 650 ABS | Rider Magazine Road Test

rider mag just did a report on the 2012 wee. The seat is smaller so is the gas tank by 1/2 gallon. the article was somewhat informative.
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[QUOTE=Byronw;767230]I just brought mine home from Grants Pass Suzuki this morning.



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I just brought mine home from Grants Pass Suzuki this morning.

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Would you tell me if the LCD speedometer can be switched from mph to km/h? and if so, do you know how? Thanks.
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post #27 of 53 Old 01-24-2012, 12:04 AM
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Would you tell me if the LCD speedometer can be switched from mph to km/h? and if so, do you know how? Thanks.
I read in another thread that you just put the display in odometer mode, and then hit the adjust button on the dash for a couple of seconds.
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G,day guys from Australia, conGrats byronw on you new Wee!! I like the colour you picked! Same as me. I picked up mine the first week in Nov 11 and after 1750 miles and a few small mods it is a superb motorcycle. I fitted a 12 volt switched socket this afternoon, 1.5 hrs and $45, very happy.
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post #29 of 53 Old 01-24-2012, 09:01 AM
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LCD speedometer can be switched from mph to km/h? Correct. That instrument panel and meter switch on the left does all kinds of cool stuff, worth the new bike right there, almost....

........Nice job on the 12 volt socket. I went the lazy way, my socket is up near the dash, the wiring ends in SAE connector under the seat, so when parked, I connect the battery tender, when underway, I plug in the 12 v socket up by the dash.
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A Glee with the same accessories as my Wee would make me happy.

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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