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Old 01-14-2013, 12:43 PM
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The stock Wee screen would bounce my head around. I have no trouble with the stock Glee screen. For long trips or cold weather though, I like a big screen. When touring, a Madstad combo goes on along with a Russell seat. Around town in weather above 50F, I prefer stock.
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Old 01-14-2013, 01:55 PM
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The stock Wee screen would bounce my head around. I have no trouble with the stock Glee screen. For long trips or cold weather though, I like a big screen. When touring, a Madstad combo goes on along with a Russell seat. Around town in weather above 50F, I prefer stock.
Is that your big screen in the avatar photo?
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Old 01-14-2013, 01:58 PM
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Touring setup.



Stock setup below.

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Old 01-14-2013, 02:21 PM
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...in fact, the wee has more horse-power ...
Really? Source of that info? While we are looking for that dyno info, how about torque?
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Old 01-14-2013, 02:45 PM
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Thanks for the input Guys , over here in Australia the Glee is around 11000 bux all on roads included then you loose at least 2000 bux once you ride it out the door .
I am gonna do the brake upgrade on the wee and I have already ordered the headlight relay loom from Eastern Beaver and maybe go an aftermarket exhaust I suppose if I do the upgrade I can use the bits off the wee on the Glee and sell the wee with all the stock components on her.

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I like the stock screen on the 2012, hated it on the earlier model.
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Old 01-14-2013, 03:09 PM
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in fact, the wee has more horse-power
I missed that before I saw it quoted. It's not a fact but an error. The Glee has slightly more horsepower and torque than the Wee. It also has a little better fuel economy but not enough to make up for the difference in tank size. Suzuki claims 10% better mileage but I get less than 5%.
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.......but I get less than 5%.
Real-world bits of information like this are valuable to those of us with a low-mileage Wee, trying to decide whether to "upgrade" or not. Thanks.
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Old 01-14-2013, 03:37 PM
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I'm not noticing any mileage diff between the new and the old, but I don't track it closely. How far you go on a tank still depends almost entirely on your right wrist.
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If you can banish the mental image of what I think about when somebody here says glee, I'll consider using the word. Old fat guys prancing around motorcycles wearing tutus is not a pleasant thought.
Yeah, nothing wrong with musical "glee clubs", I suppose, but that's the image - of a bunch of adolescent guys, all slicked-up, singing or trying to sing together - that enters my mind when I hear the word "glee".

When I hear "glee", I'm waiting on the next word : "club". Maybe the "glee" owners here make up a glee club - I don't know...

I'm not poking fun at those gifted in the music-making arena - in fact I really enjoy lots of different types of music. I'm just struggling with acceptance of associating that word with adventure-style motorcycles, and the type of guys and gals who ride them.
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