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post #1 of 16 Old 01-02-2014, 07:07 PM Thread Starter
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Spoke today to Suzuki USA. Got ahold of their marketing/sales guys to get a better date for delivery. They said April/May to all the US dealers. We'll see if that same message is conveyed at the IMS Cleveland in 3 weeks. Until then, I shall live vicariously on the bike through YouTube reviews.


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Spoke today to Suzuki USA. Got ahold of their marketing/sales guys to get a better date for delivery. They said April/May to all the US dealers. We'll see if that same message is conveyed at the IMS Cleveland in 3 weeks. Until then, I shall live vicariously on the bike through YouTube reviews.


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That's what my dealer said a month or so ago when I gave my deposit. He added that Suzuki is "notoriously late" on their Spring delivery so more likely it'll be May. So that's what I'm planning for and if it's earlier then it'll just be a pleasant surprise.

Like you I'm looking forward to seeing it in person, for me it will be the D.C. IMS next weekend.

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You're just playing into Suzuki. We will lose all our leverage if they think we really like and want their new offering (lol).
My dealer is also skeptical as to the dated of its' arrival. Maybe they are fooling with our heads, and we will get a call in March that our bikes are in!
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Stoopy - take a bunch of close-up photos of the wheels, instrument panel, inside cases, etc etc. and post. Some good under seat shots would be nice too. Thanks if you can!!


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Stoopy - take a bunch of close-up photos of the wheels, instrument panel, inside cases, etc etc. and post. Some good under seat shots would be nice too. Thanks if you can!!


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Will do, count on it!
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Stoopy, If you can,please find out if it is running a 530 Chain. No bike over 750cc should run less than a 10,000 pound breaking strain chain. Suzuki are tight ass when it comes to final drives. I also note that the cooling system now runs Organic additive technology(OAT) long life coolant - Silicate, Borate & phosphate free. (Blue in color). Another small improvement as its good for 5years or 200,000 miles.
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Stoopy, If you can,please find out if it is running a 530 Chain. No bike over 750cc should run less than a 10,000 pound breaking strain chain. Suzuki are tight ass when it comes to final drives. I also note that the cooling system now runs Organic additive technology(OAT) long life coolant - Silicate, Borate & phosphate free. (Blue in color). Another small improvement as its good for 5years or 200,000 miles.
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Interesting, I never realized that my inferior 525 chain on my 1000 should have broke by now, also the 2 chains I had on my previous 05.

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Stoopy - take a bunch of close-up photos of the wheels, instrument panel, inside cases, etc etc. and post. Some good under seat shots would be nice too. Thanks if you can!!


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There are some shots like that here:
Essai Suzuki DL 1000 V-STrom : d?tails + portefolio [+19 photos] - Essai Suzuki DL 1000 V-STrom : Le maxi trail sans fioriture- Caradisiac Moto

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Thanks. I like those a lot. Question: Is the 12volt outlet switched on/off with the ignition or is it "hot" all the time?


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Interesting, I never realized that my inferior 525 chain on my 1000 should have broke by now, also the 2 chains I had on my previous 05.

You too Big B? Now I have something else to worry about. I figured the next couple thousand miles before I hit 100,000 miles on my 525 chain wearing P.O.S. would be a piece of cake. Now, I need to add the drive chain to my necklace of worry beads.

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