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Old 10-30-2012, 10:04 PM
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Default From DRZ400S to DL650!

Greetings! I'm new to Stromtroopers as I just got my new-to-me wee on Saturday. Although Sandy has kept my riding under wraps I'm looking forward to many miles ahead.

I went from a 2003 Suzuki DRZ400S seen here:


...to a 2004 Suzuki V-strom 650, complete with farkles!


Things I noticed right away:
1) the wee is big and wide compared to my DRZ. I mean W I D E. wow.
2) the wee weighs 150+ lbs more than my DRZ and I felt it right away. This isn't a bad thing. It felt totally grounded on the road and I was up to 70mph before I knew what happened. Fantastic.
3) the wee sounds deep & throaty compared to my thumper and it makes me smile.

Anyway, I wanted to say hi in the sisters forum because I think it's great that there are other women who are also enjoying the V-Strom. Cheers!
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Old 10-30-2012, 10:23 PM
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Greetings to you too.....!
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Well, welcome to the club. And ya know, the Wee seems to have the same effect on everyone who gets one the first time they ride it. It makes them smile. I come from 20 years of riding Gold Wings, and my Wee makes me smile every time I ride it.
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I almost thought I wrote this. I went from a drz 400s to a dl 650 blue in color with all the farkles. Absolutely love the bike. I liked the drz but it just did not suite my needs. Now all I need is a cheap Dual sport to satisfy my single track needs
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Welcome to the addiction. The strom is a unique drug.
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Old 10-31-2012, 07:39 PM
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Thanks for the warm welcome!
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Well, welcome to the club. And ya know, the Wee seems to have the same effect on everyone who gets one the first time they ride it. It makes them smile. I come from 20 years of riding Gold Wings, and my Wee makes me smile every time I ride it.
What a coincidence... The guy I bought the wee from is getting a Gold Wing! I hope he doesn't call me begging to trade.
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Old 10-31-2012, 08:56 PM
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I almost thought I wrote this. I went from a drz 400s to a dl 650 blue in color with all the farkles. Absolutely love the bike. I liked the drz but it just did not suite my needs. Now all I need is a cheap Dual sport to satisfy my single track needs
i got a dr tree fiddy to compliment my wee

the '99 model has a good suspension & is still air cooled

& it hauls LARDUS BOTTOMUS MAXIMUS (260#) around quite nicely

if you weigh less, all the better

they make a great pair

shiny side up

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Made the same switch and love the Wee. Still have and love the DRZ but it just doesn't have what the Wee does. Congratulations.
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I haven't rode my DRZ in a year. I'm always pulled to the V-Strom. Weird how that works!
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