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post #1 of 15 Old 07-02-2007, 10:19 AM Thread Starter
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Is the 07-DL1000 for me?

Hi all,
Would like to get some input from any one on this. I have a chance to get a brand new 07 DL 1000 (v-strom) tomorrow but I would have to sell my 03 sv1000. I am not a very aggressive rider and most of the riding that I do is in town and on the highways. The SV was my first sport bike and I now have a thing for twins. I will not get a low slung cruiser (6' 4" 230lbs). I was first looking @ the Honda 929 before the SV. I do enjoy the SV but I am having a hard time on long rides on the Sv.I am worried that the V-Strom will not be as good a bike to get to and from work on. Any input on this will help me.
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post #2 of 15 Old 07-02-2007, 10:35 AM
 
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I sold a speed triple and bought the DL1000. Best decision I ever made.
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post #3 of 15 Old 07-02-2007, 10:36 AM
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The DL would have a bit less top end power, but would give you you almost all that you are used to, but in a much more comfortable package. Like you, I don't ride aggressively and spend most of my time toodling around town and on secondary roads with occasional highway rides thrown in. You already know what that motor offers in power, torque, engine braking and highway ability. With the DL you get perfect ergos for commuting, touring and occasional sporty riding. Tough call as the SV's are a great bike, but if you like the powertrain of the SV, you can't go wrong with the DL.

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Just keep in mind that there are issues with wind control on the highway. You WILL need a better windshield. And the problem with the bike blowing around in cross winds will still be there.
Otherwise it's a great bike. You are exactly my size, and I love my 650 with the 1000 seat. Very comfortable.
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post #5 of 15 Old 07-02-2007, 11:51 AM
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V-Strom = poor man's Multistrada.

I also looked at the 929, and it is wonderful and I liked the looks a bit more than the Strom. But it's probably not the do-it-all bike that the 1k is. I think it still has carbs, which causes all those jetting and synchronization issues.

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Funy I don't "need" a different windshield You are assuming he'll need one, maybe he won't :mrgreen:

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Just keep in mind that there are issues with wind control on the highway. You WILL need a better windshield. And the problem with the bike blowing around in cross winds will still be there.
Otherwise it's a great bike. You are exactly my size, and I love my 650 with the 1000 seat. Very comfortable.

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Strom 1000

It's a good bike for big people. It's light and narrow. You sit upright, so you can go the distance. The big gas tanks helps too. I think the 1000 is pretty quick for its size. You will want to scrounge up the common accessories for the Strom. THis is fun, but will cost you a bit more.
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Some people don't have enough sense to come in out of the rain either, but that windscreen sucks. As a matter of fact the whole bike SUCKS in stock form at speed in cross winds and around large trucks. They can be corrected but it takes a few mods and time spent. If you take the time to correct the bikes short commings they can be made into a Very nice bike.
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It's a good bike for big people. It's light and narrow. You sit upright, so you can go the distance. The big gas tanks helps too. I think the 1000 is pretty quick for its size. You will want to scrounge up the common accessories for the Strom. THis is fun, but will cost you a bit more.
To add to that, Just returned from a 425 mile trip to the Rocks in Seneca, WVA and did this trip before on a Vmax. Did the same trip on the DL and what a difference! I feel like I only went HALF the distance. The seat and ergos are way better and the user friendly torque and power like not shifting so often was a great relief. Another bonus is the bigger gas tank. The Vmax was a fill up every 75-110 miles. What a pain. Going twice that feels so much better.

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Then buy something that doesn't "suck" :rolleyes: To me the stock shield and even the seat are fine. Rode 440 miles on Friday and had no issues. BTW it's very windy on the open Praries where I was travelling. The only "mod" I did for some comfort was lowering the bike with Kouba Links and even then I didn't need the links, I wanted them. :mrgreen:

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Some people don't have enough sense to come in out of the rain either, but that windscreen sucks. As a matter of fact the whole bike SUCKS in stock form at speed in cross winds and around large trucks. They can be corrected but it takes a few mods and time spent. If you take the time to correct the bikes short commings they can be made into a Very nice bike.

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