Brought My New DL1000K6 Home Today!
Howdy all you Florida Strommers . . . .
I've been living in Florida since 1974. Moved to my current home in 1978 and have been here ever since. Started riding when I was about 14 years old - the first scoot was definatley a scoot . . . . make that scooter - an old Cushman that I found sitting in a garage up north, bought and brought back to life. That kind of started me. No, I DO NOT HAVE THE Cushman anymore. My Mom, an avid anti-motorcyclist, made sure it did not stay around.
Over the years I've had my share of bikes, Hondas, Harleys, Kawasakis, Bennellis, Yamahas and such. For whatever reason, I've never owned a Suzuki before. But today I wound up as the owner of a red '06 1000 and I am smiling so big right now, I'm afraid my jaw might just pop!
This is one absolutely awesome bike! I presently own several dualsports, 250, 250 and 650 cc in size. I have a sport-touring bike and I traded a ZRX1200 in on the V-Strom. While the ZRX might have more power, the power delivery of the Strom is just slick. I'm impressed.
Got a ride over to the dealer and is was 24 miles. For some reason the ride back was over 60 miles. I have no idea why that is, do you?
I've been sitting in the garage for the past couple of hours just trying to find something wrong with the bike - I can't. I've rolled the bars back a few degrees, adjusted the suspension, properly inflated the tires, checked the fluids, chain tension, move the windshield up to the top position and then took it for another ride. Even sweeter!
I think I'm in love with this bike. It's kind of like riding my KLR650 with the engine of the ZRX1200 in it! Smooth, almost electric like power that is just there.
I've got to get up early tomorrow and take the bike out on another run, changed the oil and filter at about 100 miles, then go do some riding!
I think I'm gonna be around here for quite some time!
Looking forward to getting together one of these days. I work most weekends, but if there is a gathering that runs into late afternoon, early evening, I'm on it!