New VStrom Owner
Just purchased a new-for-me, 2004 DL1000 in Calgary this past Friday. My wife and I flew out to bring it home to Victoria.
Riding impressions so far have been very positive. Comfortable and very easy to ride with good power (my last ride was a ZX11 ... it had great power). Nonetheless, I had no trouble at all passing traffic and was contantly surprised as I always appeared to be going faster than I thought I was.
Mileage is low (13,000 kms), bike is blue, and came with Hepco Becker hardbags. Always travelled in the past with soft bags. Must admit that using the hard bags was a treat.
The trip was without incident, except for the shifting linkage coming undone and dangling below the bike. I was able to put everything together again without any problems.
So ... I do have a couple questions ...
1) are there other bits and pieces I need to check for coming loose
2) bike was set to idle at 1,200 RPM ... this seems high ... what should it be
3) are there any V-Strom owners in Victoria on this site that get together on occasion ... I would love to chat some time as I have a lot to learn about this bike