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Considering trading in my 2015 650, for a 2014 1000....

Do these two bikes "sit" the same? I am 6'2 and I basically like the 650 and the way it rides besides the seat. I just need a more comfortable one. Any thoughts?
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post #2 of 8 Old 04-08-2017, 12:44 PM
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I'm 6'2" and love mine after I put Tusk Chub bars and SW motech footpegs on. Lowered pegs, and are wider.
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I'm 6'4" and find the ergos on the DL1000A pretty good. I did buy the OEM tall seat to get some extra leg room. BTW, most reviews give high marks for the stock seat on the bike, and I agree that Suzuki has produced a great seat for this bike. Of course, not everyone agrees....
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I had a '14 650 and my only complaint about the bike was that I didn't feel comfy on it.
I had owned 2 DL1000s previous and the 650 just didn't feel the same. After putting 10,200 miles on the 650 I was able to swap to a '14 DL1000
I hadn't ridden more than a 100 feet before I felt 'at home'.... I'm 6' 220lbs. I now have 30,000 miles the the '14 DL1000, still have the stock seat and wind screen.
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Not to hijack the thread. I have a new to me V2 2014. How can I identify if it has the stock seat or the OEM tall seat please?
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Not to hijack the thread. I have a new to me V2 2014. How can I identify if it has the stock seat or the OEM tall seat please?
Accessories, Adventure, V-Strom 1000:|| Suzuki Motor of America, Inc

Take a look at the Suzuki accessories page (above). The low seat is really dished out. The tall seat is nearly flat across the top. The OEM is somewhere in the middle.

I have the tall seat, lowered pegs and bar risers to fit my 6-2 frame perfectly.
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