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post #1 of 131 Old 05-18-2013, 05:01 AM Thread Starter
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There is no consensus on short names for different models and years. Anybody can use any name they want. Vee is pretty well accepted for the 2002-2012 DL1000. Wee has been somewhat grudgingly accepted for the 2004-2011 DL650 and sometimes beyond those years. Gee, Glee and Wee2 are most often used for 2012 and later DL650s and there is practically a war on the subject. Vee2 is common for the second generation DL1000 as is Veek for a Vee with a beak (Eek, a beak). I'm hoping to end the war with this thread.

Use anything else if it strikes your fancy. For clarity's sake, a note in your sig on whatever works for you is recommended. Go ahead and explain the reasons for your choice here if you want. It really is poor sportsmanship to disparage whatever anybody else chooses.

Threads already written on the subject include:

http://www.stromtrooper.com/dl650-20...ally-glee.html
http://www.stromtrooper.com/dl650-20...name-love.html
http://www.stromtrooper.com/dl650-20...0-contest.html

Again, nobody is trying to tell anyone else what names they can and cannot use. Name your bikes and babies any names you like and let others do the same. Also, these names are used basically in threads on the forum to save keystrokes when a topic applies differently to different models. Forum members talking to each other on a ride or at an event may occasionally find use for a shortcut while speaking but that is not the main use. Nicknames are not involved with telling any non V-Strom rider what kind of bike you have any more than one would tell a stranger an inside joke. It wouldn't make sense.

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
See http://www.stromtrooper.com/general-...nicknames.html

Please vote in the poll on what Strom(s) you have at http://www.stromtrooper.com/informat...-you-have.html

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How about shortening it from GeeStrom to just GStrom?

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Do whatever you want. Just be clear and allow others to do the same. That's the point.

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
See http://www.stromtrooper.com/general-...nicknames.html

Please vote in the poll on what Strom(s) you have at http://www.stromtrooper.com/informat...-you-have.html
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Somehow DL650 seems to be what Suzuki calls it. That's OK by me. Right now I'm calling mine KILLER since it fell over on me and ruined my ankle.
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For those not clear on which model is being referred to amid our garbled guffaws, and until newer and better names appear, here is the current noms de concensus:

1000 V-Strom = Vee
650 V-Strom = Wee
2012+ 650 V-Stroms = Glee (Gladius engine models)

Having a hard time figuring anything more appropriate - Killer sure doesn't give that warm, fuzzy feeling!

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For those not clear on which model is being referred to amid our garbled guffaws, and until newer and better names appear, here is the current noms de concensus:

1000 V-Strom = Vee
650 V-Strom = Wee
2012+ 650 V-Stroms = Glee (Gladius engine models)
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If there was concensus this thread wouldn't exist.

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For those not clear on which model is being referred to amid our garbled guffaws, and until newer and better names appear, here is the current noms de concensus:

1000 V-Strom = Vee
650 V-Strom = Wee
2012+ 650 V-Stroms = Glee (Gladius engine models)

Having a hard time figuring anything more appropriate - Killer sure doesn't give that warm, fuzzy feeling!
Didn't Mr. Greywolf just explain that while common, that there is practically a war about calling the 2012/13 650 the Glee? Doesn't sound like a consensus. (Can you tell I'm anti-glee)

It's pretty funny to me how we have been debating the nicknames we give to our motorcycles. Not saying its bad at all, just funny and interesting. Never seen anything like this in any of my other hobbies.

I respect your right to name your bike as you wish. My wife calls mine Skeleto, Spanish for skeleton, for the open framed look of dual sports.


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Official Greywolf Fan Club member #422....I'm anti-glee


At least 422 people in a club and you're anti glee? Add a bar.

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
See http://www.stromtrooper.com/general-...nicknames.html

Please vote in the poll on what Strom(s) you have at http://www.stromtrooper.com/informat...-you-have.html
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What will the New DL1000 be called I wonder?
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My official opinion on the 2012 and newer 650: G-Strom. Or El Skeleto!

Had to get that out there as I am #422.




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