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post #1 of 17 Old 07-27-2012, 05:30 PM Thread Starter
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NY Times review of 2012 DL650

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/29/au...pagewanted=all
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post #2 of 17 Old 07-27-2012, 06:52 PM
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"irritated lawn mower"

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post #3 of 17 Old 07-27-2012, 06:57 PM
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Thanks. But strange that he complain about the engine heat from the old model. I have never felt any heat from the engine on old model. And he havenít registered the oil cooler has been removed. He only mention the cooler it has been moved. And why does he think the Amish have anything to do with this bike? A bit tasteless I think.
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The oil cooler is now a coolant/oil heat exchanger behind the oil filter.

Pat- 2007 DL650A was ridden to all 48 contiguous states. I didn't quite make it to 17,000 miles on the 2012 DL650A.
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Irritated lawn mower??? Clearly that Ya-who doesn't know the difference between a lawn mower and a sowing machine

I don't mind the going and I don't mind the stopping. I absolutely hate the stop and going.
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"the kind of ugly that if it were a baby, youíd consider leaving it in a basket on an orphanage doorstep."
Hey I'm here to freely admit my purchase was in part due to it's distinct ugliness.

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It was the NY Times--whatcha expect ?
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"irritated lawn mower"
The Strom sounds WAAAYYY better than any lawnmower I've ever heard. Such an overused and inaccurate cliche'.

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