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post #1 of 23 Old 05-01-2014, 01:01 AM Thread Starter
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WebBikeWorld will take possession of their 2014 DL1000A project bike this week. They ordered the adventure model. Over the next year they'll be frakeling it up and reporting on the bike and various aftermarket accessories.
This website is one of the best at reviewing accessories that I've seen so it should be interesting. The first is going to be LED lights.
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post #2 of 23 Old 05-01-2014, 08:08 AM
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post #3 of 23 Old 05-03-2014, 11:11 PM
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Wee Farkles: Russell Day Long Seat, Madstad with Moose Adventure Shield +4'', SWMotech Centerstand, 1'' up & back bar risers, Givi XS308 Tankbag, Aprilia mirrors, Framesliders, Fenda Extenda, Elka Shock.
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Well, that didn't go over very well. ...:what:

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I'm wondering if the "horrible vibration" is caused by the crash bars on the Adventure, since no one with the base model has complained about it.

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1987 Harley FXR Low Rider Sport (current - with 206K miles)
2009 Aprilia Mana 850, 2006 SV650, 1984 Yamaha Virago 1000 (all sold)
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Wee Farkles: Russell Day Long Seat, Madstad with Moose Adventure Shield +4'', SWMotech Centerstand, 1'' up & back bar risers, Givi XS308 Tankbag, Aprilia mirrors, Framesliders, Fenda Extenda, Elka Shock.
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I am half awake, but did read this gentlemen's articles. All I can say is, I have not experienced anything, I mean nothing, of which he complained. I could not be happier with my Vee2, including the minor quirks that makes it "special". I find zero vibration unless you get up there in the r.p.m.'s, and even then it is in my seat region and actually feels good!. I find the engine exciting, and the ergonomics perfect for me. Except, it is a little too tall, but I like the vantage point. I went with the low seat, and can ride this with no problems. Maybe it's because I rode an '11 Wee for three years and 30k miles prior to purchasing my '14 Vee2. Regardless, this writer is entitled to his opinion, that's why there is McDonald's and Burger King. It was however, like reading an April fools article as compared to my opinion.
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I think that particular website should stick to reviewing jackets and gloves, cause they sure don't know sh*t about reviewing bikes

I guess all the new owners, journalists and test riders have no idea either, cause none of the "issues" that he experienced have been reported

Based on his initial impression, I think he is expecting Suzuki to issue a worldwide recall!!

If I hadn't ridden one,and also hadn't read the glowing reviews from magazine/websites around the world, as well as the new owners, then there might be some concern. But this goes against everything that is being said about the bike worldwide.

I sure hope Suzuki USA didn't give this guy the bike, it could have gone to a much better home
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I do agree with one thing he wrote........"the unpainted bolts on the handlebar risers", to me, do look kinda cheap and they do stick out with all that black and gray in the area. And, they used black bolts on the brake and clutch clamps, but not the handlebars. That said, today's simple change will be to locate four good hard M6x30mm Flanged Black Bolts. That'll cure that issue.......


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I agree with the handlebar positioning and have already asked about risers. I need em at least back a couple of inches. Only hope there is enough cable slack.
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I am half awake, but did read this gentlemen's articles. All I can say is, I have not experienced anything, I mean nothing, of which he complained. I could not be happier with my Vee2, including the minor quirks that makes it "special". I find zero vibration unless you get up there in the r.p.m.'s, and even then it is in my seat region and actually feels good!. I find the engine exciting, and the ergonomics perfect for me. Except, it is a little too tall, but I like the vantage point. I went with the low seat, and can ride this with no problems. Maybe it's because I rode an '11 Wee for three years and 30k miles prior to purchasing my '14 Vee2. Regardless, this writer is entitled to his opinion, that's why there is McDonald's and Burger King. It was however, like reading an April fools article as compared to my opinion.
I thought it was going to be an April Fools joke as well, kept waiting for the punchline. Like Chirosyd, I have not experienced anything to what the reviewer is complaining about. I am thrilled with the Vee2, he doesn't like the enigine "whine" but I enjoy it.
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