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Have you ever made a decision to buy a motorcycle, but deep down still need an owner of the same model to assure you that you’ve made the right decision?

Not that anyone will accuse his bike of not being the best :p but still, I like to think that I’ll get some honest feedback from the V-Strom 650 owners in these forums.

I’m in the process of selling my Hyosung GV650, and after that it’s straight to the Suzuki dealership for a V-Strom 650. It’s the 2009 model, with ABS.

I would really like to hear commends/feedback for this bike, from people that own/owned this motorcycle, especially the cons, so that I’ll know what to expect.

If everything goes as planned, I’ll be posting pictures of my new bike within a few weeks. :D
 

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Just look what buying a Wee did for me!!!


Seriously though... buying a wee, you won't be the fastest guy on the road, nor the coolest looking. The women may not swoon, and the men may not shudder at the sound of your approach. But, you will have one of the most all-around capable bikes on the market. With a little skill, you should be able to hold your own with almost any other type of bike on the road. Plus, the more you hang around, the more you'll hear of guys putting 50k, 75k, even 100,000 miles on these bikes without a glitch. Go forth with confidence!
 

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If you read through the forum you'll see some of the minor gripes that people have with the DL650 (and ways to fix them).

1) Buffeting with the stock screen, mirrors, etc
2) Too high a final drive
3) Too low a final drive
4) The seat
5) The bike is too high
6) The bike is too low
7) ...

There are others, I'm sure.

The pros outweight the cons by a long shot, as pretty much all of them are easily fixed with a little $ or engineering skill.
 

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You came to the wrong place to get talked out of your decision.

Enjoy your new V-Strom.
 

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The great thing about the WEE is you can build the bike you need, starting with a great bike to start with. For me the WEE fits my superslab needs after adding a few farkles. Windscreen, and Madstad, new seat, added a topcase, My Murphs forkbrace, settled the front end down. If you more offroad riding, lots of options available. Its your bike, make it yours, and just ride!!:cool:
 

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Have you ever made a decision to buy a motorcycle, but deep down still need an owner of the same model to assure you that you’ve made the right decision?

Not that anyone will accuse his bike of not being the best :p but still, I like to think that I’ll get some honest feedback from the V-Strom 650 owners in these forums.

I’m in the process of selling my Hyosung GV650, and after that it’s straight to the Suzuki dealership for a V-Strom 650. It’s the 2009 model, with ABS.

I would really like to hear commends/feedback for this bike, from people that own/owned this motorcycle, especially the cons, so that I’ll know what to expect.

If everything goes as planned, I’ll be posting pictures of my new bike within a few weeks. :D

I always tell people to go with their gut feeling because when you look back in life, your gut was correct 98% or more of the time yet when you make decisions with your head, you won't be anywhere near that high.

The first right thing that you did was to begin to sell the gv650. You probably bought it thinking that it "was kinda like a gsxr,cbr or ninga" only to find that it was a plastic reproduction that didn't really hold up parked next to them or riding with them on the same road.

The DL650 is a sweet little bike with a "big bike feel". We Vee guys tease the hell out of the Wee guys but kidding aside, we all know that it's one of the best middleweights that you can buy.....but again, go with your gut feeling and you won't ever second guess yourself.

Your biggest problem is getting what you need to out of your GV. I buy and restore older Japanese bikes as a hobby and as such, I see a LOT of motorcycle ad's....and the Hyosung guys always have a hard time selling thier bikes.

Good luck and hope to see you back!

jeff
 

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I would really like to hear commends/feedback for this bike, from people that own/owned this motorcycle, especially the cons, so that I’ll know what to expect.
You don't give us any hints as to your intended use and riding style of this bike, so it's hard to say if you'll like it or not.

Having said that, it is a great bike. That engine has been a winner for Suzuki for quite a while, and you're not likely to have mechanical problems with it.

If you're looking for a bike that is suitable for riding just about anywhere, a lot, then just buy it and ride the piss out of it.
 

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Go for it. You'll love it. If you don't love it, give it to me. I'll pay international shipping. ;)
 

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I have had my Wee 4 years now. Load it like a mule and it won't complain. Hit the twisties and it sings. Ride it like an old guy and it just purrs along. More reliable than my ex-wives.
 

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The answer is NO. I don't require others to decide things for me.

Any bike i want to own....i go to that particular bike forum and read EVERYTHING i can about that bike. Then i make my own decision about buying one.

I figure if you can't put forth a little effort into finding out if the bike is what you want...then you pretty much deserve to be dissapointed.
 

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Thanks to everyone who replied with feedback (except the last guy), I really appreciate it. As soon as I buy the V-Strom I’ll post some pictures.
 

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More reliable than my ex-wives.
Pretty much says it all right there!!! :cool:

Actually, my nephew has a 650 - we've swapped off a few times when riding, and, aside from the noticeable difference in power, it seems pretty much the same as my V. :confused:
 
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