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post #31 of 55 Old 12-02-2012, 09:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Yesler View Post
With the added bonus of it being too ugly to steal.
Was pretty much true until the facelift and today's sluggish economy. I've heard about several thefts and attempted thefts of the 2012 wee, including one locally. Unfortunate.

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I had to search for a long time to find this pic. It appears that Beemer riders are the ones that sport socks and sandals.

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post #33 of 55 Old 12-03-2012, 02:24 AM
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Originally Posted by XLonDL650 View Post
The Wee, not in the current year or earlier years, could get near 3.5sec 0-60mph--unless you consider .5 -.6sec 'near'.
Sorry, I meant RELATIVE times. Yeah, something funky with the numbers, but performance relative to the others bikes is plausible.

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post #34 of 55 Old 12-05-2012, 05:33 PM
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Here in eastern Pennsylvania I have yet to see another standard DL650 in any showroom. Saw one adventure but no standard like mine. Only reason I got mine was a cancelled purchase.

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post #35 of 55 Old 12-05-2012, 07:19 PM
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Originally Posted by khager View Post
They also have the new model 2012 coming in at 3.98 in the 0-60. Hard to believe exact same time, same magazine, 8 years apart. Although the L2 is a hair quicker in the quarter 12.45 vs. 12.52 for the old Wee. I still find 3.5 hard to believe.

Also the old one stopped 10' shorter without ABS!
I emailed CW about the big SV's 1/4 mile time and I thought it was impossible, 10.79 seconds. I ended up being printed in the magazine and they said Don Canet ran it and pretty much I suck at drag racing.

Anyway, I emailed them again a few months ago about using CORRECTED TIME which is a way to "adjust" the time to reflect temp and humidity etc. Never heard back from them about that.

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post #36 of 55 Old 12-05-2012, 09:55 PM
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Originally Posted by EVstrom View Post
I had to search for a long time to find this pic.
Not nearly long enough.

There is some serious ugliness engineered into that behemoth.

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post #37 of 55 Old 12-06-2012, 04:55 PM
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Did you see this shoot-out at Cycle World?

DL650 came out on top!

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post #38 of 55 Old 12-06-2012, 05:10 PM
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These comparisons are all pointless. I don't know any of these people who write them, have no idea what kind of bikes they like, how they ride, or if their mothers love them. Just sayin'.

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post #39 of 55 Old 12-06-2012, 05:15 PM
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Oh, man, I haven't gotten to the latest issue of Cycle World yet and you just spoiled the surprise for me. I may as well throw the mag away now.
Oh, go ahead and tell me, How does the new Hobbit movie end?
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post #40 of 55 Old 12-06-2012, 05:51 PM
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Yet another thread merged into this one.

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

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