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post #11 of 35 Old 04-05-2019, 09:06 PM
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As we discussed, other than a 14 plus 1000, don't rule out the 12 and up 650. I'll let ya ride mine of course, I'm pretty confident you'll be surprised.

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post #12 of 35 Old 04-05-2019, 09:29 PM
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All good info but Max, keep in mind that the 650 is the better option if you are considering many miles on marginal dirt roads. That extra weight (and the high COG) is more demanding in the loose stuff.

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I'm not so sure the later models came standard with a center stand. '18 is still shown as an accessory.
The center stand only comes "standard" on the V-Strom 1000GT. It's a V-Strom with every accessory already bolted on.

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The center stand only comes "standard" on the V-Strom 1000GT. It's a V-Strom with every accessory already bolted on.
Brockie, that GT must be an Australian-model, maybe other markets as well. The center stand is shown on the '19 US-model XT1000 model.
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Never heard of this, certainly not true for the 2017-2019 650’s in the US market. Not necessary anyway.
I can't find the article where I read this, but I'm pretty sure some of the new 2019 1000s are now coming with a center stand. I'll stand corrected if no one can back me up.
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Never heard of this, certainly not true for the 2017-2019 650’s in the US market. Not necessary anyway.
I can't find the article where I read this, but I'm pretty sure some of the new 2019 1000s are now coming with a center stand. I'll stand corrected if no one can back me up.
I will back you up and also apologize for my earlier uninformed post. This article lists two models that come with center stands already installed: a 650 touring model (like the red color BTW) and the 1000XT:

https://www.google.com/amp/s/dirtbik...ike-spotlight/
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Brockie, that GT must be an Australian-model, maybe other markets as well. The center stand is shown on the '19 US-model XT1000 model.
You lucky people. Our 2019 1000XT does not come with a centre stand - but it is available as an accessory for $394.90.

A note to Richlandrick. Mirror extenders are also available for an extra $139.00 - and side stand extenders for an extra $169.00!
It is the side stand extenders that get to me - if they feel that the side stand foot is too small, why do they not add an extra 20c of metal to it?

Come to think of it why not design mirrors that do not need to be modified to work properly?

Perhaps Richlandrick might consider doing a lucrative deal with Suzuki Australia.
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i made my own larger foot print for the side stand....much better.
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As we discussed, other than a 14 plus 1000, don't rule out the 12 and up 650. <img src="https://www.stromtrooper.com/images/smilies/icon_wink.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Wink" class="inlineimg" /> I'll let ya ride mine of course, I'm pretty confident you'll be surprised.
I’ll take you up on that. Was thinking of riding down to moonville to check out the tunnel this Saturday if weather permits. Interested?

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All good info but Max, keep in mind that the 650 is the better option if you are considering many miles on marginal dirt roads. That extra weight (and the high COG) is more demanding in the loose stuff.
I have the XR650L for the off road stuff. Mostly looking for something comfortable, quick and easy handling for the wife and I to do some minor touring on with backroad capabilities. Ease of maintenance is also a consideration. Also considering an FJR.
So tell me what you would consider to be the advantages of the V Strom over the FJR?

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