Any VStrom 1000 Owners Near Chicago?
I joined the forum a while back because over the past 3 years, I've had an on again off again fascination with the big VStrom. In that time I've owned a 2001 VFR800 and now a 2001 CBR1100XX - both set up for sport touring. I've poured over reviews and discussions on the DL and I've read about the common issues folks have with it, but I really like a lot of what I read.
The way the XX inhales long stretches of road is amazing when I'm getting out of the area to find some decent roads. But after putting a few hundred miles recently on a KLR650, I've grown to really appreciate the dirtbike seating position that it affords. I wouldn't want to put big miles on a KLR but the Strom seems like it would give me that riding position along with some good wind management (after possible mods), nice luggage options, and a literbike motor that most reviewers praise.
I've had no luck finding any DL1000's for sale in the area, and I don't want to make any kind of decision about buying out of state until I can check one out in detail. I'd sell my XX to fund the VStrom purchase, so I want to make an informed decision that I won't regret....
Is there anyone in the area that would be interested in letting me check out your DL1000 and selling me on the idea? I'm in Westmont IL, so I'm in the western burbs of Chicago, but I'm happy to have an excuse to take a ride to check one out!