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post #1 of 24 Old 03-20-2014, 09:11 AM Thread Starter
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Can y'all post up some "real" off road videos of your Strom's?

I'm still on the fence...keep the DRZ and add the DL650, or sell the Z and just go whole hog on the Wee. I ride a ton of forestry service roads which I know are not a big deal for the Wee, but I'm not sure about more technical stuff.

I found this video which is impressive:
KTM 950 Super Enduro R & Suzuki DL650 V Strom in action 1. - YouTube

The rider of the Wee darn well skilled. I could handle all that on the Z, but I think I would have to step it up a notch on a Wee. Looks like he is running full knobbies too which would help a ton. However, I bet at the end of that day he was pretty worn out horsing that Wee around....I know i would be. I

So if you have some more interesting Wee trail video's....post them up for me
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crickets?

Did I fart in church?.....does no one flog their wee like a dirt bike?
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Got some off tarmac vids on my youtube channel:
Videos | A Pair of Stroms

Nothing as full on as the guys in the video that you posted, but have hit some very good dirt roads/trails with the Strom.

Good tyres make a world of difference, I have the Kenda K784 Big Blocks, and they made off-road riding so more more confident.

More here: Kenda K784 Big Block Tyres | A Pair of Stroms

The V-Strom is never going to be as capable as a DRZ or DR650 off-road, but it is also much better than a lot of people give it credit
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I won't hesitate to take my Wee off the pavement on dirt roads, even good double or single tracks (notice I said good). But full on offroad, not this guy on this bike. The thing weighs too much and doesn't have the clearance either.

Keep your DRZ for when you want to go froggy. Or even better, sell the DRZ and pick up a 250cc dirt bike to have fun on.

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Oooooh...Kenda Big Blocks.....me like!

Btw, nice "driving " music on the video......

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I still have more to find/watch, but there are a lot of guys that posted an off roader with street tires...not very inspiring..but gutsy.
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while y'all are at it, can you post some videos of inserting round pegs into square holes for me? thanks:biggrinjester:

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Hey Motor7,

Sorry no video but I came off a DRZ400S and went to a Strom 650. In my opinion the DRZ is just a heavy dirt bike that does about anything off road and the DL is just something that you can hit some dirt trails on. For myself, I wasn't doing anything technical and by providing some decent tires and protection, the bike is fine for some easy trails and fire roads.

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I ride my Strom like a Tijuana hooker on roads I would classify as 4WD only, but not much true off-road since I end up bottoming the suspension out too much and beating up the bottom of the bike due to its crappy ground clearance. The cast aluminum wheels are also a concern. I don't own a video camera though. I would like to get me a Go-Pro this year.

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