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post #1 of 8 Old 06-30-2019, 07:55 AM Thread Starter
Junior Trooper
Join Date: Jun 2019
Location: Athens, AL
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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!

2007 DL1000
2019 KTM 690 SMC R
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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
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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Welcome aboard

2011 DL650A, 2008 C50T
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post #7 of 8 Old 06-30-2019, 05:14 PM Sponsor
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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.

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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