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Old 11-02-2012, 01:49 PM
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I always thought the stock bags were tiny

Espescially if your overnight touring with >>>>
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Old 11-02-2012, 06:17 PM
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Thanks jnor. Seems easy enough now that I can see how the box is attached. That makes the Adventure a contender. I may have to call the dealer and talk numbers.

Quick question, is the factory top box large enough for 2 helmets?

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Old 11-02-2012, 06:19 PM
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I always thought the stock bags were tiny

Espescially if your overnight touring with >>>>
Plenty of room for a week long trip for me anyway...

But, i've always used space saver bags to compress my stuff...
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Old 11-10-2012, 09:31 PM
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I've been looking hard at the vee adventure .. but all of the problems are definitely worrisome. Does anybody ever just buy one and it works as intended? or do they all require significant adjustments to make them run correctly?? and in order to make them run correctly the best you can get is 39 mpg???

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Old 11-11-2012, 02:48 PM
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Default 2012 V Strom 1000 Adventure for Commuting

My FJR was put into the Concrete embankment on the Freeway by a woman who didn't look before she changed lanes and hit my bike. The insurance is totaling it and I have to buy a new bike. I commute 52 miles round trip a day rain or shine and I want a bike that sits upright, gets over 200 miles per tankful, can cut through traffic with ease, and carry all my gear. Cover, Bag, Helmet, etc. How good is the windshield?

Is this the bike for me?

What is the maintenance schedule? how expensive is it to own? Does it have enough power to get around on the freeway but nimble enough for the city? I'm not an offroader but I am not a fair weather rider either.
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power is not an issue on this bike anywhere you ride it. It has plenty, more than I will ever use. If you expect it to be sport bike like power you will be disappointed but it has more than enough for passing cars at any speed below 120.

The stock windshield sucks.
I got a windstrom manta and its great

The bike is more nimble than any sport touring bike. Easier to whip around in traffic and parking lots.

As far as maintence... its like an old honda XR or a Kawasaki KLR650. You can ride it into the ground and it just wont die.... but I suggest taking care of it.
Chain and sprockets seem to last forever as long as I keep mine out of the dirt. I change my oil about every 3,000 miles. The only thing I dont like is the air filter is under the tank It is kind of a pain to check but once you do it a couple times its not that big of a deal.

The bike will also require syncing the throttle bodies from time to time to run its best. The first time is a huge pain. If you set it up right tho then your second time and there on out will be a breeze. Plenty of info on that here so I will not go into explanation.

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Old 11-15-2012, 12:25 PM
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I've been looking hard at the vee adventure .. but all of the problems are definitely worrisome. Does anybody ever just buy one and it works as intended? or do they all require significant adjustments to make them run correctly?? and in order to make them run correctly the best you can get is 39 mpg???

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I have a Power Commander on mine and I routinely get 48-50 mpg on country rides.
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Old 11-15-2012, 02:50 PM
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I have a Power Commander on mine and I routinely get 48-50 mpg on country rides.
I have a buddy with a 2012 Vee adventure that is bone stock other than a windshield. He has no running issues.... or any issues at all other than the stock windscreen which he replaced. He loves it.

I ride a 2005 with power commander. I saw 42mpg one time taking it super easy trying to conserve fuel. That was on the road loaded and two up. I have the power commander because it was on the bike when I got it. I took it off just to get a feel for how it runs that way. It has hesitation down low but thats about the only difference. I like it with the power commander better but If I would have never ridden with one I would have never saw the need for it.

Rarely do I beat 38-40mpg no matter how hard I try. Thats with or without the power commander. It makes no difference in mpg on my bike

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Not true. Will fit 2 helmets.
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The pic of the honda adventure bike above and reports are very good but a small gas tank and the thought of lifting the rear seat to put gas in with a loaded bike or seat bag makes it loser in my book. What was Honda thinking?

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