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post #1 of 8 Old 06-30-2019, 07:55 AM Thread Starter
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Hi all, picked up a used 2007 DL1000 on Friday. Found this place and thought I would sign up for access to a great resource!

In addition to the Strom I have a 2019 KTM 690 SMC R supermoto. Man that thing is fun. After putting a few miles on the Strom it feels so tiny!

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post #2 of 8 Old 06-30-2019, 10:37 AM
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"thought I would sign up for access to a great resource!"

Hola, a great resource and once you get riding and meet some of the fellow forum members it will seem like even a better place.
Oh, you may find great items to purchase here too.
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post #3 of 8 Old 06-30-2019, 11:33 AM
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M1K3: Welcome to the forum. I have a similar bike, a K6. I'm surprised that so many riders are giving our old machines a go. They may not be sexy, but they are a great ride. I've had mine for over 10 years and still love it. Enjoy your ride and the forum.
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post #4 of 8 Old 06-30-2019, 02:20 PM
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Welcome to the forum, M1K3.

2020 Eastern V-Strom Rally (website) - May 14 - 17, 2020
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2006 Suzuki V-Strom DL650K
1986 Honda Shadow VT700C
1974 Suzuki TM-250
1966 Triumph Bonneville T-120R
1965 Suzuki 80
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post #5 of 8 Old 06-30-2019, 02:32 PM
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Welcome! I only got my Wee less than a year ago and love it :-)
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post #6 of 8 Old 06-30-2019, 04:49 PM
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post #7 of 8 Old 06-30-2019, 05:14 PM
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Welcome,

With any bike there are some problems that a community like this learn about and find fixes for. And some fairly common upgrades. There is a thread around here somewhere that discusses common Gen1 DL1000 (Vee) problems and fixes. The great news is you are unlikely to have problem for which a solution has not already been found. Or a need that has not already been addressed by one of more solutions.

First though, check to see if your previous owner did the spacer exchange. https://www.adventuretech.biz/dl1000...-exchange.html

Then you can dive into farkling with mirror extenders, a fork brace, and a foot peg and control lowering kit.

Unless the bike still has the stock windscreen. That thing has to go.
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post #8 of 8 Old 07-01-2019, 03:57 AM
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Welcome to the Forum. Congrats on your K7 Vee.
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