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post #1 of 24 Old 06-21-2007, 12:15 AM Thread Starter
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DL650AK7 Review by Cycle World

http://www.cycleworld.com/article.as...article_id=368

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post #2 of 24 Old 06-21-2007, 10:02 PM
 
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I did not know it had a 5.8 gallon tank. I thought it was 5 gallons. I guess my gas gauge is off. I have more gas left than I think. Oops I will probably run out now that I think I have more gas.

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Dang it! Now they're gonna get popular and I have one of two here on base. So much for being unique!

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Dang it! Now they're gonna get popular and I have one of two here on base. So much for being unique!
I've only seen one other, here in Eastern Newfoundland, where as cruisers and sportbikes are a dime a dozen.

I didn't even think about how unique the bike was, when I bought it, but there is something kinda nice about exclusivity.

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I did not know it had a 5.8 gallon tank. I thought it was 5 gallons. I guess my gas gauge is off. I have more gas left than I think. Oops I will probably run out now that I think I have more gas.
When I ran out a week ago and had to push the bike to the gas station, my AK7 took 5.559 gallons to the bottom of the filler neck. I might have been able to squeeze in a bit more but the pump had an especially sensitive auto-shut-off and it was hard to keep it running.

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It won't be long before the Versys, KLR, V-Strom shoot out! Complete with dyno. Come on cycle mags. There's a lot of US interest in 650's these days by the look of some manufacturer line ups. Could the price of gas be doing something positive?

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I logged in just to report this article. You stole my thunder. Good article thou. I have doubted the 5.8 gallon tank myself. I thought I was on vapors and only squeezed 5.2 gallons in her.

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Seems everywhere I look I see a shoot-off between the Verys and the V-strom 650: edge to the Wee for comfort and broader applicability (off-roadability), edge to the Verys for just on-road riding.

The Cycle World article got this wrong: Strom is German for "stream," "river," or current... not "storm."

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Seems everywhere I look I see a shoot-off between the Verys and the V-strom 650: edge to the Wee for comfort and broader applicability (off-roadability), edge to the Verys for just on-road riding.

The Cycle World article got this wrong: Strom is German for "stream," "river," or current... not "storm."
Thats really funny. I never knew that. I always thought is was storm too.

I found this site that you can see and hear different pronunciations for English to German translations for strom
http://www.dict.cc/?s=strom
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Thats really funny. I never knew that. I always thought is was storm too.

I found this site that you can see and hear different pronunciations for English to German translations for strom
http://www.dict.cc/?s=strom
Be careful. It also means "flush."

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