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post #1 of 18 Old 06-11-2011, 09:01 AM Thread Starter
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I shouldn't have let Hubby ride my Strom!!

When I first bought my WeeStrom, I hadn't ridden for awhile, so I asked Hubby to ride it home. BIG mistake. We picked his Versys up a few days later and now he's decided he should've got a Wee!
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When I first bought my WeeStrom, I hadn't ridden for awhile, so I asked Hubby to ride it home. BIG mistake. We picked his Versys up a few days later and now he's decided he should've got a Wee!
You'd better hide you strom keys then....

I considered the versys also, but just like the feel of the strom better.

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When I first bought my WeeStrom, I hadn't ridden for awhile, so I asked Hubby to ride it home. BIG mistake. We picked his Versys up a few days later and now he's decided he should've got a Wee!
There's a bloke in another post who is happy to trade a Vee [I know it's not a Wee, and frankly, I'd hang out for a Wee no pun intended] for a Versys.

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I have ridden the Versys but not the Wee.

What are the factors that you all prefer about the Wee over the Versys?

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I have ridden the Versys but not the Wee.

What are the factors that you all prefer about the Wee over the Versys?
I owned a '09 Wee that unfortunately was involved in an accident and totaled by the insurance company and I am currently riding a '08 Versys so I have experience with both bikes.

The Wee feels slightly heavier and slower handling compared to the Versys but I have lowered the Versys and this made the handling feel slightly sharper.
I had installed a fork brace on the Wee which gave the front end a much better feel. It felt more planted.

The Wee engine feels like it has more touque than the Versys. The Versys motor is more of a rever.

The Wee feels like there is more seating room for me. The Versys is more compact. The Wee is a better tour/sport tour bike because of the ergos.

Stock braking performance feels about the same for both bikes but adding a front brake upgrade to the Wee was a huge improvement over the stock brakes. I plan to upgrade the front brakes on the Versys when the caliper brakets become availavble (SV Racing?).

I never had either bike off road so can't make any comparisons.

I enjoy(ed) riding both bikes. The key is which bike fills your needs/wants/expectations/budget and fits you ergo wise.

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There's a bloke in another post who is happy to trade a Vee [I know it's not a Wee, and frankly, I'd hang out for a Wee no pun intended] for a Versys.

Post number 18 in this link.

https://www.stromtrooper.com/dl650-sp...-versys-2.html
I think he will opt for the wee, just wish he didn't want a K7 like mine,
Hope to join other Strom riders in March 2012 in NSW
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I think he will opt for the wee, just wish he didn't want a K7 like mine,
Hope to join other Strom riders in March 2012 in NSW
My wife got bit by the weebug, she admits it rides better than her Versys as well. Now we are looking for an '08 like mine, or a yellow - or red is nice. Until then she will ask to ride mine once in a while.

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Suzukigirl, hide the keys form now on,
Did you paint your headlights or is that something else blacking out the top corners?

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Suzukigirl, hide the keys form now on,
Did you paint your headlights or is that something else blacking out the top corners?
The guy I bought it from had made these, I'm pretty sure that they ar just black contact, but the effect is good.
Hubby just told me he was going to take my bike for a quick spin today (had a sickie) but thought better of it!!
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