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post #41 of 2545 Old 03-18-2012, 08:34 PM
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65 miles so far and loving it.

I love my hot grips by the way. I am working on lighting right now and also the windshield. I am going with the madstad and the CS windshield.

This my third bike and by far is the smoothest of them all.
My KTM was quicker and handled better but the KTM's brakes were way to much. After 2000 miles it started leaking from 2 different areas and the bolts used to hold the oil filter cover were a composite material and were easily stripped.

The Vstrom's quality and finish is very nice in my opinion for this price point.

After I rode the bike for the first time the first things that came to mind were --smooth, predictable handling and braking, and comfortable.

I bought this bike with much research and with the advice from a long time vstrom owner.

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post #42 of 2545 Old 03-20-2012, 12:45 AM
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Smile Naked in the workshop

2012 DL650 Shiro Nakama #27
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post #43 of 2545 Old 03-22-2012, 08:52 AM
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Gee...mine looks very similar to so many others. :mrgreen:

Who? likes this.

2012 Vstrom 650
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post #44 of 2545 Old 03-22-2012, 12:44 PM
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Mine looks almost the same, except stock..think I will add the lower fairing and really makes it look sweet..nice bike.
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post #45 of 2545 Old 03-23-2012, 01:49 PM
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And here is mine!!!!!

I have one too!

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post #46 of 2545 Old 03-23-2012, 04:25 PM
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I have one too!

Good looking bike !
I had decided on the black until I saw the orange in person. Enjoy the ride.
(Nova Scotia?)

2012 DL650/EXP (fox orange)
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post #47 of 2545 Old 03-24-2012, 05:07 AM
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Just north of Monptellier, France

I got a white one back in October, and I love it. I don't regret my color choice 'cuz it makes me look so much cooler than I really am, but I love the way the orange looks in all your pictures. I got the Suzuki engine protector since this pic, but it's one of my favorite places to ride so that's what you see today!

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post #48 of 2545 Old 03-24-2012, 06:09 AM
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Just got it home from the dealership yesterday! Took them 2 weeks to finally get the indicator light fixed, so excited to have it! My niece and nephew love it, brother is way jealous. All he gets to do is fondle the throttle, lol. Stock as can be right now.

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post #49 of 2545 Old 03-24-2012, 05:29 PM
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Brought home my baby today!

'12 DL650A VStrom
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post #50 of 2545 Old 03-24-2012, 07:18 PM
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Here is my bike after eight days of ownership. This is the canadian Touring Package with the lower fairing. More upgrades to come :mrgreen:
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