Guess I am now officially hooked on the Strom
Bought my Wee nearly a month ago, and have been riding it as much as I can to work and out for errands. Been adding a lot of things to it, customizing it for my needs, and doing all the work myself after receiving the tips I need from other members here.
Anyways, yesterday I decided to take out my Ultra Classic, which I hadn't ridden at all since getting the DL650A. Wow...what a big difference. Just could not get comfortable on it for some reason. Felt like I was sitting on the ground and the bike was H-E-A-V-Y. Couldn't do the 180 turns like I have gotten good at doing with the Vstrom. And it just felt like transportation instead of an experience.
And...hate to say this...the Ultra just wan't "fun" to ride. It was enjoyable, as all bikes are...but when I pulled it back in the garage, I didn't want to jump right back on it and go back out like I used to. I have $40K invested in the Ultra, which means the dealer would give me $6K for it if I ever sold it back to them...but the cheap Vstrom just makes me smile much more than the Harley.
Not sure if a divorce is in the future with the Ultra. but I do know that it will start gathering dust going forward. I'm only keeping it now so wife and I can two up in more comfort together...but she's not given any indications that she's eager to go out riding this year (she flip flops each year it seems, and has refused all offers up to now to do the first ride together).
If I can just get rid of the damn buffeting on the Vstrom, I'd be all set. I've tried the Madstad with stock and the MRA Vario windshield in all kinds of angles, and the wind is killing me when wearing a helmet on the bike at interstate speeds, especially coming up from underneath and wind blasting my chin bar throwing my head around like crazy). So, I'll have to figure that out, but this is the one area that the Ultra Classic shines with it's large fairing, lower fairing, and a great windshield.
But, if I get the buffeting worked out, and the bike does well on the upcoming Utah trip, the Harley will probably be finding a new home.
Lighten up, Francis. If you can't take some sarcasm, an Internet forum is the last place you should be.
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Last edited by Mastery; 05-19-2014 at 08:04 AM.