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post #1 of 28 Old 08-08-2006, 08:17 PM Thread Starter
 
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Are there more...

...DL 650's or DL 1000's for a given model year? In other words, which is more popular based on sales?

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post #2 of 28 Old 08-11-2006, 06:29 AM
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650...Anything more than a handfull is wasted
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post #3 of 28 Old 08-11-2006, 04:06 PM
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HEY HEAVY..............The Wee rules. lol.

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I didn't register on other forum than this yet, but now am seriously thinking on it just to secure our win.
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post #5 of 28 Old 08-11-2006, 10:52 PM
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No need my friend, Heavy is crushed enough already.

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post #6 of 28 Old 08-11-2006, 11:42 PM
 
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Those that can do, those that can't buy and ride little bikes. :lol:
Seriously buy what YOU like and or can afford the 650 owners are more adamant about their bikes being the best and are more prone to brag about how good their bikes are. They will tell you the bike is lighter (it is) and is more flickable in the corners that is up for debate if there is a slight advantage due to the 40 lb diff. the horse power of the big bike will more then even the playing field. I personally have never found a Wee that I could not stay with in the corners and then out run in the straights. Based on sales the 650 rules but I think its either a money thing or they are intimidated by the big motor. Some people complain about the big bike having fuel delivery problems, Mine works great.
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post #7 of 28 Old 08-12-2006, 02:25 AM
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Mortaine..........Give your head a shake will ya. Some of us do not desire or need a bike of 1000 cc's displacement. The Wee fills all the requirements I want in a bike. The money I did not spend on a bigger bike has allowed me to buy farkles, have lower insurance rates, lower gas bills, and still have money in the bank. I can travel two up without the bigger engine and still break the speed limit if I want. Both bikes are good choices, if they weren't on the market there would be a medium size cruiser in my life. Biggest is not what everyone wants or needs.

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I wouldn't say and I never did that the wee is the best overall bike.
But I do say that it is a VERY good bike.
Also I do not think the V and the Wee are comparable, since they are in different classes in terms of engine size.
Everybody has his (her!) own preferences and possibilities.
For those who are pleased with the power provided by the wee (and I seriously think it's enough for what we need) there is almost no better choice, and they get also a lot of advantages (lighter, better mpg, lower price, lower insurance cost, etc.) almost without disadvantages.
Fortunately Suzuki makes two similar bikes so they can cover all of our needs to be happy and brag Stromtroopers. :lol:

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post #9 of 28 Old 08-12-2006, 04:11 PM
 
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Skyrider, see what I mean some of the Wee riders are a cranky lot.

WW! Darn I knew when I typed that I would light up at least one of you wee riders. As for shaking my head I did, nothing is loose or rattled anyway. Like you say your choice was, is, money driven and that you wanted to save money so you could spend it later ADDING STUFF to your bike. (maybe more Weight) Since most Strom owners treat and load down their bikes like a pack mule lets put this into mule terms, Yes a small mule can carry 400 plus lbs of weight on its back and may eat less hay doing it depending on how hard you drive said mule. Buy a larger mule it will eat a little more hay on average but it will carry your 400 plus lbs with ease and may even save you hay cost because it can cover the ground faster with less effort.
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This is all typed in jest and is not ment to offend anyone so please don't get your panties in a bind.
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I like that simile "mule"!

Yes, the wee is a perfect mule, and I am very happy to own one 'cause it completely fulfills all what I need.

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