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post #1 of 15 Old 06-30-2019, 10:23 PM Thread Starter
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Greetings! Just wanted to drop a line to introduce myself. I picked up a 2014 DL650A with ~15k miles about two weeks ago after a few years of lusting after motorcycles. I recently relocated to the Maryland suburbs of DC after spending the last four years living in and exploring the wilds of Washington State and the Pacific Northwest.

I've got a Givi skid and fork brace from Adventure Tech on order and I`m researching GPS mount and throttle lock options. Really enjoying the Wee so far, but I`m longing to get it in the dirt.

Here's a shot of the V at the dealer....and shortly after in my garage. I've also included a few of my other hobby, remote camping and exploring in my Xterra.
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Welcome to the forum! Love that bike.

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post #3 of 15 Old 06-30-2019, 10:53 PM
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Welcome on board. The same as my 2015. Except my is in flat grey. The same MRA windscreen though😀. What took you so long? Theses are great bikes. Had my just yesterday on some pretty tough of - road trails and it behaved very well specially with Heidenau K60 on the front and Mitas Dakar on the rear wheel.
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Welcome to the Forum. Congrats on your ride. Wishing you many two wheeler adventures.
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post #5 of 15 Old 07-01-2019, 06:32 AM
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... I recently relocated to the Maryland suburbs of DC ...
Welcome from Rockville, MD. Which 'burb are you in?

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post #6 of 15 Old 07-01-2019, 07:31 AM
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Welcome from big Wyoming. Watch the cages.

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Welcome,

re: gps placement. Having the GPS above the dash is not only the safest place to put, but also the place where the GPS is easiest to use. No doubt about it.
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post #8 of 15 Old 07-01-2019, 10:09 AM
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I use a Ram mount for my GPS.

Be sure to get a headlight relay installed. I just installed the Eastern Beaver one and it works great.

2013 DL650A, OEM centerstand, Powerlet outlet, Parabellum windshield with X-screen deflector.
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post #9 of 15 Old 07-01-2019, 05:26 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the warm welcome everyone. Good advice on the above dash GPS mount, it does seem like that would be somewhat safer.
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post #10 of 15 Old 07-01-2019, 07:54 PM
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Welcome from Olney Maryland!!
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