I picked up my 650 two weeks ago and have been riding everyday, I really took my time deciding to find the best bike and reading all the reviews etc the Strom seemed to be the best all round ride? I have been riding everyday to work 65k each way and just getting used to the gearing and throwing it around the corners but now can hardly move so thinking of trading for a comfortable cruiser? anyone else had the same problems? thanks.
Thanks for the fast help? I should mention that I really took my time buying and sat on nearly everybike out there and bought a Strom because of all the good feedback from the forums etc. I am an old guy that has just got back into riding after 30 years, The bike is also stock. I have terrrible buffeting also. I have been reading about the mods and guess I should get a larger screen and a softer seat but do not want to do all that and waste money if I am too old to ride? I should also mention that my wrist and hands go a bit numb also.
sounds to me like you need to loosen up and relax a bit, I think your hangin on too tight
would a cruiser be more comfortable, for short rides maybe, over the long haul, the V-strom is better ergonomicly, you feet are underneath you, you sit slightly canted forward, some of your body weight is supported by your arms
on the cruiser, your feet are forward, they support no body weight, you sit upright, and do not transfer weight to your arms either, your spine takes 100% of weight and bumps
a few minutes of exercises, crunches, half sits, stretches, etc will help as well
you can't go wrong with a Madstad bracket for your windscreen, you may or may not want a larger windscreen, I use the stock winscreen in the summer and have a larger one for winter
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