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post #511 of 655 Old 11-08-2019, 09:32 PM
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Also nice for plugging in things like tire pumps, given the proper adapter.

I use my SAE pigtail for just that. I have it running where I can get to it without taking off the seat, but maybe that's just me, I prefer to minimize removing/installing the seat.
I have a similar setup. SAE plug wired directly to battery (via a fuse). Easily plug in a charger or to run a compressor (the lead came with the compressor).

I haven't been on here for a while, so I decided to check out what everyone is saying about the 1050 (I wish it really was a 1050). Heavier, same torque and slightly more power but both at higher revs. This isn't why I bought my DL1000A. I love its low down grunt.

So far, I'm not that enthralled with the cockpit going by the limited shots of it (closeups of the LCD dash don't give an overall impression). That bar across the windscreen looks decidedly agricultural. Did they hire the Ural motorcycle designers for this model?

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Let's keep this SIMPLE

How about the name: 2020 Vee

No 1, 2, 3, 4 etc. PLEASE!!!!!!!!!
And this raises the question: what is Suzuki's official model designator for the 1050 range?

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This new version has a number of significant improvements over the 2014.
I'm most curious to know what these are? ie. what does the 1050 do or have that's better than the original DL1000A? And same for the later models?

I looked at an '18 XT the other day. Aside from some different styling, it seems to be identical to mine. ('14 DL1000A).

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I'm most curious to know what these are? ie. what does the 1050 do or have that's better than the original DL1000A? And same for the later models?
https://ultimatemotorcycling.com/201...12-fast-facts/
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I do like the 2020 1050 and many of the upgrades do interest me.
However, the CSOB in me sees yet another benefit to the new model - perhaps a great deal on a NOS 2018 in inventory somewhere.
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As we get older we tend to dislike/hate change. When something we like gets changed we often have a negative reaction.

I really didn't like the headlight on the V3 from the beginning but now have seen many more pictures of it I have to say that (to me at least) the headlight looks like it belongs on the bike.

I am not fond of the plastic changes but don;t mind the overall look when the plastic is Black or grey. I suspect I will come around after a while to the brighter colours.

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I'm not sure I like the new styling of the 2020 1050, and although it has a lot more electronic features, that also means a lot more complexity.
That complexity is utterly reliable, I still bet more mechanical issues will occur than electrical/electronic on this new bike.
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SW motec already decked out the DL.

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