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12-14-2016 11:18 PM
[email protected] I just changed up to a V 650 from A 2008 KLR and love it.
I can do long distance and back roads. so far after 9 bikes it's my favourite.
I just need some more off road worthy tiers.
Oh and it's great for camping.
12-14-2016 10:29 PM
b177y I went from a 2007 FJR1300 (similar to the Connie) to a 2013 "glee adventure".

Things I miss from the FJR:

-Wind/weather protection (needed upgraded windshield to achieve)

-Shaft drive

-smooth and fast

-stock heated grips and controller


Things I don't miss:

-weight

-heat


Things I like more on the glee:

-lighter weight

-better riding position

-easier to move around the driveway

-better and larger storage

-no engine heat blowing on me constantly


Things I don't like on the glee, compared to FJR:

-very wide with the side boxes

-wind and weather protection not as good, even with all sorts of aftermarket windshields and deflectors


Ultimately, I wish I had both bikes. One day....

Enjoy the Wee. It's different, not necessarily better or worse.
12-14-2016 10:14 PM
Swamper Chain oilers are your friend.
12-14-2016 06:49 PM
Rides2Work
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Originally Posted by bajakirch View Post
... After a fair bit of looking, about the only bike that fit that bill was the Honda NT700V. Good weather protection? Check. Shaft drive? Check. Hard bag set-up? Check. Centerstand? Check. I test rode one and didn't feel it was under-powered, as I'd heard some say. But in the end, I just couldn't get over the looks. No matter how much I told myself it was basically a 3/4 Connie, it'll always look like a motorcycle/scooter hybrid to me. Blech.

See for yourself.
I looked at and rode the NT700V as well. To me, it felt underpowered and just didn't speak to me. I really wanted it to work.
The Wee did NOT feel underpowered and DID feel right in some way that's hard to articulate. It still, does!

Yesterday when I tried to check my oil I found that she's got the winter blues, with the cloudy oil view window. Guess I'll have to put that off until my next oil change or March / April
12-14-2016 12:18 AM
cyclopathic
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Originally Posted by bajakirch View Post
I appreciate all the responses, but this is exactly the kind of information I was looking for -- thanks!

One point on your Concours vs. Strom comparison: When I first decided it was time to think about replacing the Concours, I began looking for something that would give me all the things I liked about the ZG1000, but in a smaller package. After a fair bit of looking, about the only bike that fit that bill was the Honda NT700V. Good weather protection? Check. Shaft drive? Check. Hard bag set-up? Check. Centerstand? Check. I test rode one and didn't feel it was under-powered, as I'd heard some say. But in the end, I just couldn't get over the looks. No matter how much I told myself it was basically a 3/4 Connie, it'll always look like a motorcycle/scooter hybrid to me. Blech.

See for yourself.
How much of 2up do you need? Unlike Connie Wee doesn't have the rear air shock preload and needs spring upgrade to work well 2up.
12-13-2016 09:09 PM
bajakirch
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I own a Concours as well and have owned the 550sc. Both are excellent bikes. The 550 was a wheelie machine!

Strom vs. Concours
Better city / parking lot manners, less topheavy
Better fueling, better efficiency, worse range
Less vibration
Less power
Less comfort
Far worse wind/weather protection
Tires will last longer, better tire selection

Strom vs. 550 Nighthawk
Taller, more topheavy
Better fueling, better efficiency, longer range
Less power
More vibration
About equal comfort
Better wind/weather protection
Better tire selection
I appreciate all the responses, but this is exactly the kind of information I was looking for -- thanks!

One point on your Concours vs. Strom comparison: When I first decided it was time to think about replacing the Concours, I began looking for something that would give me all the things I liked about the ZG1000, but in a smaller package. After a fair bit of looking, about the only bike that fit that bill was the Honda NT700V. Good weather protection? Check. Shaft drive? Check. Hard bag set-up? Check. Centerstand? Check. I test rode one and didn't feel it was under-powered, as I'd heard some say. But in the end, I just couldn't get over the looks. No matter how much I told myself it was basically a 3/4 Connie, it'll always look like a motorcycle/scooter hybrid to me. Blech.

See for yourself.
12-13-2016 04:50 PM
Big B I expect you would really like it.
12-13-2016 04:20 PM
Rides2Work Chain Maintenance
I love shaft drive bikes but until someone starts making them again (in the ~650cc range) I'm happy with the Wee.

I'm using a TUTORO chain oiler purchased from AdventureTech that works fine and is so easy to install.
Tutoro Auto - Deluxe Edition - AdventureTech, LLC.

I also advise getting a center stand, if just to change and check your oil.
And welcome to this forum!
12-13-2016 09:43 AM
greywolf
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Originally Posted by cyclopathic View Post
it is pretty accurate with 16t sprocket
Only on a Glee. The Wee's speed sensor is off the front wheel, not the front sprocket shaft.
12-13-2016 09:15 AM
cyclopathic
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Originally Posted by OrangeVee View Post
I just wish the speedos were accurate. I had a feeling something was amiss and learned I wasn't the only one by hanging out here on Stromtroopers. Enjoy.
it is pretty accurate with 16t sprocket
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