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post #1 of 2 Old 07-29-2007, 09:46 PM Thread Starter
Junior Trooper
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Buying advice . . . model year differences

Well, I had a 2004 DL650 and like an idiot I sold it in search of the "perfect bike" and after two other options, realize that I should have stayed with the V-Strom . . . but that's water under the bridge.

Well, sold one bike Friday night so I have the green light to get another V-Strom . . . . .

I've read over the 650-vs-1000 threads and I know it is a matter of personal preference on the size. My question deals with model year differences . . . . .

If I opt for the 1000, are there issues to steeer clear from or be aware of based on the year; i.e., found a 2002 locally here versus some of the '04 and later models I have looked at on-line?

Thanks in advance for any insight you can provide in terms of what was added / corrected with newer model years and what issues to look out for.

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post #2 of 2 Old 07-29-2007, 10:04 PM
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DL1000 through the years:

Pat- 2007 DL650A was ridden to all 48 contiguous states. I didn't quite make it to 17,000 miles on the 2012 DL650A.
Nicknames I use to lessen typing, Vee = 2002-2012 DL1000s. Vee2=2014-2016 DL1000s. Wee = 2004-2011 DL650s. Glee = 2012-2016 DL650s

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