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post #1131 of 1135 Old 09-25-2019, 03:21 PM
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Over 138,538 km / 86,705 miles my 2012 DL650 averaged 4.75 l/100 km or 49.4 US MPG
Unless my odometer is really lying to me i'm getting just over 60mpg commuting with my 2013 dl650A. Rode up into the mountains and back with my dad, combined with commuting that tank i got just over 65mpg. I wonder what I might get with a 1000.

This is with 7 fuel ups of 87 octane no ethanol over the 1350 miles I've had it for.

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Here's the deal from my perspective. I have a DL1000 that I will never sell, I cannot get the money back that I have invested, however? I am going to buy an SV650 in the spring of 2020, because I want to whip about, unencumbered by my luggage etc. Does that make sense to anyone? LOL
This makes so much sense that I've got a ktm duke 690 sitting next to the weestrom
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This makes so much sense that I've got a ktm duke 690 sitting next to the weestrom
Is this why I'm eyeballing a nicely mod'd DRZ 400!?! All makes sense now.
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post #1134 of 1135 Old 11-09-2019, 08:22 PM
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Alright - newbie alert here!

I am by no means new to motorcycling - well over 250,000 miles on all sorts of bikes over too many years.

My current stable is in my signature and I want an ADV road bike seeing as the DR650 (not for sale) has dirt covered to the extent that I want to do dirt. That said, if I ever did get rid of my beloved DR650, it would be for a small/lighter DR.

The Road Glide does the big trips, big roads, big speeds road trips just fine. Rode from the east coast to/from Sturgis this past summer and tore up the Black Hills for another 1,000 miles in addition to the t/f travelling - love that bike!

I have a 1250S Bandit that I put mild up/back risers on, lowered the pegs to get a little more of an Old Man's riding position and added a V-Stream windscreen which, to be honest, puts a blast of noisy air right on my face/head at just about all speeds. Did I mention that I absolutely adore that 1250cc lump? Great engine!

Despite having too many bikes, I have a void in my stable. I was planning on getting rid of the Bandit for a V1000; it's actually why I joined this forum. That said, the 2008 fat Bob was supposed to go to Daytona to be my Florida bike - but after this past Biketoberfest I realized that I just can't part with my Road king - which is already in FL. The Fat Bob, great bike that it is, is either going to be sold or traded. Someone will gret a great bike.

The mission profile for whatever new mount I get is weekend trips with the inevitable slabbing of getting to the good stuff, then curvy back roads with some (i.e. fire roads)mild dirt. Though the DR650 I have (and want to keep) does enough dirt for my riding style - it ain't doing the slabbin' the way I want to slab to get "there."

The Bandit 1250S is a good bike with a great engine but I just can't connect with the riding position despite flipping the meg mounts over for more reach and the mild pull back risers. I'm only 5.9" with a 30" inseam - I just ain't 20 years old!

Soooooo ...,
Do I keep the Bandit 1250S for "Sport Touring" and get a 650-Strom for weekend ADV-ing?

Just run that bandit in everything; maybe with dirtier tires?

Sell/trade the Bandit 1250S for V-Strom 1000 for longer range ADV-ing and the inevitable slabbing that goes with it?

The V-S1000 can do what the Bandit does but not what the DR650 does.
The V-S650 can kinda/sorta/mostly do what the V-S1000 can do but not so much of what the Bandit 1250S or the DR650 does for me.

If all of this weren't enough, did I mention that I have the Italian Model hots for that Moto-Guzzi 850TT??

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Alright - newbie alert here!

I am by no means new to motorcycling - well over 250,000 miles on all sorts of bikes over too many years.

My current stable is in my signature and I want an ADV road bike seeing as the DR650 (not for sale) has dirt covered to the extent that I want to do dirt. That said, if I ever did get rid of my beloved DR650, it would be for a small/lighter DR.

The Road Glide does the big trips, big roads, big speeds road trips just fine. Rode from the east coast to/from Sturgis this past summer and tore up the Black Hills for another 1,000 miles in addition to the t/f travelling - love that bike!

I have a 1250S Bandit that I put mild up/back risers on, lowered the pegs to get a little more of an Old Man's riding position and added a V-Stream windscreen which, to be honest, puts a blast of noisy air right on my face/head at just about all speeds. Did I mention that I absolutely adore that 1250cc lump? Great engine!

Despite having too many bikes, I have a void in my stable. I was planning on getting rid of the Bandit for a V1000; it's actually why I joined this forum. That said, the 2008 fat Bob was supposed to go to Daytona to be my Florida bike - but after this past Biketoberfest I realized that I just can't part with my Road king - which is already in FL. The Fat Bob, great bike that it is, is either going to be sold or traded. Someone will gret a great bike.

The mission profile for whatever new mount I get is weekend trips with the inevitable slabbing of getting to the good stuff, then curvy back roads with some (i.e. fire roads)mild dirt. Though the DR650 I have (and want to keep) does enough dirt for my riding style - it ain't doing the slabbin' the way I want to slab to get "there."

The Bandit 1250S is a good bike with a great engine but I just can't connect with the riding position despite flipping the meg mounts over for more reach and the mild pull back risers. I'm only 5.9" with a 30" inseam - I just ain't 20 years old!

Soooooo ...,
Do I keep the Bandit 1250S for "Sport Touring" and get a 650-Strom for weekend ADV-ing?

Just run that bandit in everything; maybe with dirtier tires?

Sell/trade the Bandit 1250S for V-Strom 1000 for longer range ADV-ing and the inevitable slabbing that goes with it?

The V-S1000 can do what the Bandit does but not what the DR650 does.
The V-S650 can kinda/sorta/mostly do what the V-S1000 can do but not so much of what the Bandit 1250S or the DR650 does for me.

If all of this weren't enough, did I mention that I have the Italian Model hots for that Moto-Guzzi 850TT??

HELP!
The vstrom can do anything the 650 did, not sure where you got that info or what you are referring to?

It sounds like you don’t get much use out of the fat bob or bandit, so maybe trade both for a great deal on a left over 1000

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