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Old 12-10-2012, 09:13 PM
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I just purchased a 06 dl 1000 after much research on these m-cycles I think I made a good choice I live 6 hrs. from deals gap in North Carolina after riding a Triumph Daytona 955 for the last 7 years and many fuel injection problems this bike should give more riding time then shop time ( I hope) I have some questions if anyone can help? 1. has anyone ever changed there handle bars to a Renthal streetfighter bar or super motard style bar ? 2. How about windscreen buffeting (I have a short one ordered) 3. Ever changed the front wheel to a 17 in. ? I also noticed alot of fork dive when braking?
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Old 12-11-2012, 10:19 AM
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Welcome Greg! Your factory bars are rubber mounted ( where they go into the top triple clamp ) and several owners have done away with the rubber mounting in various ways. Many are running different bars, not a problem. There is a "sticky" on windscreen buffeting. It is something almost every owner wants an improvement on. Seems most are more satisfied when they go ahead and by the MadStad bracket and then a windscreen of their choice. The MadStad gives height and angle adjustability and that is critical on finding what works for you. There are a few V Stroms running the 17" wheel, but you have to be a dedicated peg-dragger for that to really be a worthwhile benefit. These bikes are meant for more than smooth pavement and the 19" wheel is the right compromise for gravel roads and light off roading. Your suspension can be upgraded and many here have done the spring upgrades with good results.
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Old 12-11-2012, 11:32 AM
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Welcome to the V-Strom.

It's the ugliest bike you will ever get compliments on.

I wouldn't say that going TO a DL1k is the cure for fuel injection woes.
However, once you spend a bunch of money, a few busted knuckles and five weekends under the tank, it should run just fine.

Seriously though, you can be proud to own the inexpensive version of the best motorcycle Suzuki never made.
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Hi Greggy, from another Greg on a Wee.
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I just changed my handlebars. I wanted clip-ons but I've never ridden a full on sport bike and I was afraid to go all the way without testing the concept out first. You can see my experiement here. I may also wish to strip my wee down to naked later on, but that too takes more money and committment than I am prepared to make just now.

I believe the dive you are experiencing is probably recoverable by upgrading the forks, but that too will cost ya.

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I just purchased a 06 dl 1000 after much research...
Greetings Greg, and welcome to the forum.
The Vee is a unique bike with some interesting quirks but there is nothing that can't be permanently fixed with some assistance from the crew here.

Considering the 06 Vee is a sub 600 pound bike priced under ten grand, it's incredibly quiet and comfortable on long runs. (well, after a few minor adjustments anyway).

BTW: How many miles on your DL1000?
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theres 9550 miles on it all stock
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theres 9550 miles on it all stock
9550 miles on a DL1000?

That's called "new"
Sounds like you got yourself a great bike.
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