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post #1 of 10 Old 02-26-2017, 03:04 AM Thread Starter
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Cool review/video DL1000

This may have been posted before but I hadn't seen it yet.
This guy does some interesting ADV bike reviews on Youtube. Here are his thoughts on the 2014 DL1000 that he tested and ended up buying.

Personally, I've never tried one but this makes me want to


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post #2 of 10 Old 02-26-2017, 09:27 AM
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Fort9 is the new name for They are a great option for us North of the border. Very good prices, ships fast and free, carry most brands. Their customer service is also top notch! Glad they are getting more competitive and starting to do vids to brand themselves.

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Fortnine often has better prices than US these days, and often free shipping too. The shipping is surprisingly fast. I have bought a lot of stuff through there.

This review was interesting to watch, and he showed the bike up well, although I think it looked better in the videos that what he actually said. He didn't seem as excited about it as he could have, but overall not a bad review.
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post #4 of 10 Old 02-27-2017, 12:18 AM
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First Ride & Impressions

Here is his first Ride & Impressions a few days earlier.

Suzuki V-Strom 1000 First Ride & Impressions -
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post #5 of 10 Old 02-27-2017, 11:11 AM
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Originally Posted by Hank122 View Post

Personally, I've never tried one but this makes me want to
Be careful - you just might end up buying one. That's what I did. Had just bought a new Glee a year earlier, farkled the heck out it and thoroughly enjoyed it. But once I rode the vee2, I knew I had to have one. And the more I rode it, the more I was impressed by it. Of course i took a good fleecing on selling the glee.
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Anyone notice what tires he upgraded to? K60's?

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Ryan puts up entertaining reviews and trip reports. I suspect this year he'll be changing his ride to a bmw though....

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post #8 of 10 Old 03-01-2017, 09:13 AM
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Very good review.

Here is another review where the reviewer just loves the V2. His excitement for the bike is contagious and just might put you over the edge to buy one, or at least to go for a test ride
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post #9 of 10 Old 03-01-2017, 11:36 AM
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I love Ryan's reviews. Watched a couple of really good helmet reviews he has done. Great voice and composure.
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Originally Posted by blues hurler View Post
Anyone notice what tires he upgraded to? K60's?
Either k60's or probably the Motas Tractionator. I watched his adv and dual sport tire reviews. He really likes both of those tires but prefers the Tractionator.

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