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post #1 of 23 Old 04-17-2019, 10:22 PM Thread Starter
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My Wee has a buddy.

My 06 Wee got a new stablemate today. I found a great deal on a low mileage '05 ST1300 w/15k miles. Now to see which one gets the most riding. Definitely a lot heavier than the Wee, something I swore I would avoid. But, I can't pass up a good deal, it's a sickness!
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Oddly, I got my Wee a couple years ago with only 12k miles, so maybe I just feel pity for garage queens?
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Perhaps you have a knack for good buy! keep us posted at to which is ride of choice.
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Perhaps you have a knack for good buy! keep us posted at to which is ride of choice.
Thanks, was supposed to look at a Ninja 1000 this weekend. Always wanted one, but dang it, maybe next year, lol.
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The ST13000 is a fantastic bike! I had an 06 and regret selling it!
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The ST13000 is a fantastic bike! I had an 06 and regret selling it!
Took the wife for a quick ride, cranked it hard in first, and it pulled a power wheelie! Wasn't prepared for that!! Wifey thought I did it on purpose, once she quit screaming at me, I assured her I was just as surprised as her!
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Let us know how the st1300 ride. I've heard they tend to cook your legs but have not had personal experience.

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Let us know how the st1300 ride. I've heard they tend to cook your legs but have not have personal experience.

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I rode it home yesterday in the 50's with no sun, and could feel a little heat, which felt great! lol But I have no doubt she'll be a crockpot in hot weather. I had an 08 Concours 14, before Kawi fixed the heat issue, so I've been precooked.
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Congrats Don!!! But we need pics! Without pics, it never happened.

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I had an ST1300 when my wife bought me my first v-Strom (yep, you read that right). The V-Strom was so much better around town that I eventually used the ST1300 for long rides with my buddies on the week ends. After tow years the ST1300 had been ridden just a few hundred miles and I let it go. As good a bike as it wa I don't miss it at all. V-Stroms are more fun in the twisties, have am off pavement capability the ST1300 certainly does not have and jut easier to get around on. The heat on the legs problem was better on the 05 ST1300 than the 2003 so maybe you will like yours better.
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