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Folks:

This is my first post to this list, and hopefully enough people monitor this thread that I can get the answers I need.

I was told this is THE place to get info about V-Stroms (for me, I'm considering a Wee-Strom) so I'll post some questions and see what answers I get.

First, some background.

I've been riding for more than 30 years, starting with a Kawasaki XS Special II, on to a Yamaha Virago, two BMW K100RTS, two 1981 Silver Wings (550) and a Kawasaki Concours. (I ride my bikes until they wear out.)

I'm a year-round rider, living in southeastern NM, and only drive my truck in snow or extremely high winds. (Or when I have to carry 4x8 sheets of plywood or furniture. I haven't figured out how to do that yet. <g>)

Because of the year-round use, I prefer something pretty much fully faired (like the Connie or Wing) so I can stay warm. I don't mind summer heat.

Because I use the bike for work, I need enough room in the saddle bags to carry (at a minimum) my laptop, camera, and extra clothes/gloves/etc. for times like now when I starts out at 75 degrees but get down to 35 at night.

I'd also really like a rack (to carry other stuff) and a sissy bar, because I have a T-bag I use for traveling.

I do travel, with my sleeping bag, tent, air mattress, etc. strapped to the back, and the T-bag on the sissy bar on the passenger seat. I'd like to continue with something like that.

Now, as to what I DON'T want.

I'm getting old, and I'm having an increasingly tough time keeping from dropping the Connie, so I need something lighter w/a lower center of gravity. I am tall (5-10 w/long legs) so taller bikes don't bother me but I don't want heavy.

I don't necessarily need a *fairing* (I don't need the fancy instruments or clock or even the small compartments) but I do need weather protection. And yes, I've also looked at "Hippo Hands" type hand protectors, but that doesn't solve the problem of keeping my legs warm, even when wearing lined riding pants, in 32 degree temps. (I HATE cold.)

People have been suggesting the Wee-Strom for a long time, and I'm considering it, but I have some problems with the lack of weather protection.

So, some questions.

1. I see some used ones for sale on this list, and, with all the farkles, the prices seem OK. But if I want a new one, what's a good price to look for? (The dealer in Roswell, NM, is VERY expensive and won't bargain, so I'm willing to look around.)

2. What all comes stock? I need saddlebags, a sissy bar and rack, and if I need to buy those extra, need to figure that into what I can afford.

3. I've seen a link to Laminar Lip for a better windshield (a MUST if I buy this bike), but I'm wondering what other suggestions there are. I don't need too tall (I prefer to look over the windshield, and I'm 5-10) but I want side and lower protection, if at all possible.

4. I was just told this is a chain bike. I haven't ridden a chain bike in 25 years. I'm NOT a mechanic (I have a great one just down the street) so how much work is a chain? If I put a ScotOiler (or something similar) on, will that mean less maintenance? And how much more will this cost me?

5. Does it come with a center stand, and if so, how hard is it to get up? I've NEVER been able to get a bike on the c-stand by myself.

6. What is the tank range? I'm spoiled, because my Connie has a 7.2 gallon gas tank that gets me 300+ miles on a tank. Anything less than 200 is pretty much a deal breaker.

7. Anyone near Roswell, NM, know where I could get a test ride? I've never ridden one of these, and I won't buy a bike without riding it first. (It's a no at the local dealer.)

Thanks for listening to a LONG first question, and any answers you can give me will help me make a decision.

Oh, and if you can't tell from my login, I'm a female rider.

Thanks!
 

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Folks:

This is my first post to this list, and hopefully enough people monitor this thread that I can get the answers I need.

I was told this is THE place to get info about V-Stroms (for me, I'm considering a Wee-Strom) so I'll post some questions and see what answers I get.

First, some background.

I've been riding for more than 30 years, starting with a Kawasaki XS Special II, on to a Yamaha Virago, two BMW K100RTS, two 1981 Silver Wings (550) and a Kawasaki Concours. (I ride my bikes until they wear out.)

I'm a year-round rider, living in southeastern NM, and only drive my truck in snow or extremely high winds. (Or when I have to carry 4x8 sheets of plywood or furniture. I haven't figured out how to do that yet. <g>)

Because of the year-round use, I prefer something pretty much fully faired (like the Connie or Wing) so I can stay warm. I don't mind summer heat.

Because I use the bike for work, I need enough room in the saddle bags to carry (at a minimum) my laptop, camera, and extra clothes/gloves/etc. for times like now when I starts out at 75 degrees but get down to 35 at night.

I'd also really like a rack (to carry other stuff) and a sissy bar, because I have a T-bag I use for traveling.

I do travel, with my sleeping bag, tent, air mattress, etc. strapped to the back, and the T-bag on the sissy bar on the passenger seat. I'd like to continue with something like that.

Now, as to what I DON'T want.

I'm getting old, and I'm having an increasingly tough time keeping from dropping the Connie, so I need something lighter w/a lower center of gravity. I am tall (5-10 w/long legs) so taller bikes don't bother me but I don't want heavy.

I don't necessarily need a *fairing* (I don't need the fancy instruments or clock or even the small compartments) but I do need weather protection. And yes, I've also looked at "Hippo Hands" type hand protectors, but that doesn't solve the problem of keeping my legs warm, even when wearing lined riding pants, in 32 degree temps. (I HATE cold.)

People have been suggesting the Wee-Strom for a long time, and I'm considering it, but I have some problems with the lack of weather protection.

So, some questions.

1. I see some used ones for sale on this list, and, with all the farkles, the prices seem OK. But if I want a new one, what's a good price to look for? (The dealer in Roswell, NM, is VERY expensive and won't bargain, so I'm willing to look around.)

2. What all comes stock? I need saddlebags, a sissy bar and rack, and if I need to buy those extra, need to figure that into what I can afford.

3. I've seen a link to Laminar Lip for a better windshield (a MUST if I buy this bike), but I'm wondering what other suggestions there are. I don't need too tall (I prefer to look over the windshield, and I'm 5-10) but I want side and lower protection, if at all possible.

4. I was just told this is a chain bike. I haven't ridden a chain bike in 25 years. I'm NOT a mechanic (I have a great one just down the street) so how much work is a chain? If I put a ScotOiler (or something similar) on, will that mean less maintenance? And how much more will this cost me?

5. Does it come with a center stand, and if so, how hard is it to get up? I've NEVER been able to get a bike on the c-stand by myself.

6. What is the tank range? I'm spoiled, because my Connie has a 7.2 gallon gas tank that gets me 300+ miles on a tank. Anything less than 200 is pretty much a deal breaker.

7. Anyone near Roswell, NM, know where I could get a test ride? I've never ridden one of these, and I won't buy a bike without riding it first. (It's a no at the local dealer.)

Thanks for listening to a LONG first question, and any answers you can give me will help me make a decision.

Oh, and if you can't tell from my login, I'm a female rider.

Thanks!
Welcome to the madhouse! I'm a female rider too, who rides a Vee. Trust me, after a Concours the Wee or Vee will seem like a lightweight. I sold my Connie for the same reason, way too top heavy and too easy to drop. Test ride a Vee if you want a 'strom. You'll probably find the Wee a bit wimpy compared to the Connie. Take one for a test ride before you commit.

Good luck!
 

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Welcome to the board!

So, some questions.

1. I see some used ones for sale on this list, and, with all the farkles, the prices seem OK. But if I want a new one, what's a good price to look for? (The dealer in Roswell, NM, is VERY expensive and won't bargain, so I'm willing to look around.)

A. There are some good deals right now. I bought my last bike from a dealer in Ohio, Honda East...I think is the name. Was treated well and have no complaints about them. They had the best price I could find.

2. What all comes stock? I need saddlebags, a sissy bar and rack, and if I need to buy those extra, need to figure that into what I can afford.

A. As far as I know, none of those items come stock. My center stand was an extra. When I purchased my luggage the total cost was under $700 (I can't remember the exact amount), that is for two side cases, top box, and rack. I did the install. One thing to remember with the Strom is it is a WIDE bike! My 05 with Shad luggage was almost 4' wide. My 08 with storm cases, and SW Motech rack is a lot less wide.... 36" I think. I would measure it but it's at work and I'm at home right now.

3. I've seen a link to Laminar Lip for a better windshield (a MUST if I buy this bike), but I'm wondering what other suggestions there are. I don't need too tall (I prefer to look over the windshield, and I'm 5-10) but I want side and lower protection, if at all possible.

A. On my first Strom I had a Cee Bailey wind screen. It did a good job, but I prefer the Givi I have now. Both offered good protection for me, I'm 5'11"

4. I was just told this is a chain bike. I haven't ridden a chain bike in 25 years. I'm NOT a mechanic (I have a great one just down the street) so how much work is a chain? If I put a ScotOiler (or something similar) on, will that mean less maintenance? And how much more will this cost me?

A. I put Scott oilers on both Stroms and can't say enough good about them. Having said that, my next bike will have the electronic control oiler. Once a month or so I wipe my chain with a rag, I check the adjustment 10K miles or there-a-bouts.

5. Does it come with a center stand, and if so, how hard is it to get up? I've NEVER been able to get a bike on the c-stand by myself.

A. Unloaded my bike goes up fairly easy. If I have my luggage loaded for a trip it is a little harder but not a big deal.

6. What is the tank range? I'm spoiled, because my Connie has a 7.2 gallon gas tank that gets me 300+ miles on a tank. Anything less than 200 is pretty much a deal breaker.

A. Range depends on speed, and wrist discipline of course. If I remember right the farthest I've gone is 270 miles on a tank. I don't remember what the amount I put in was. My average mpg is 48/50 at less than freeway speeds.

7. Anyone near Roswell, NM, know where I could get a test ride? I've never ridden one of these, and I won't buy a bike without riding it first. (It's a no at the local dealer.)

A. Can't help you with a test ride near Roswell, but if you come to SLC let me know and you can take mine for a spin.
Here is pic of my luggage if you're interested.

 

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Hey, its great to see some serious female riders! I just bought my first V-Strom 1000 a few months ago and can honestly say it is nearly perfect. I have been riding for over 25 years and from what you said you needed in a good steed, you could do much worse. I guess you could say I ride professionally as I am tasked to push around a Harley Electraglide P.D. bike for 10 hours a day. By the end of the day I am pretty well beat, and feel so refreshed to ride my V-Strom to the store to get groceries. I can tell you one thing...The V-strom feels as light as a dirt bike after that! I really think you would be impressed with how light this bike feels. You might also look at the differences with the 650 and the 1000. Aside from the power, they feel the same to me. Hope you get one soon!
 

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Alright...I'll toss my .02 in for what it's worth...
Am 5'10" ...male though. Bought a wee strom cause I loved my ST1100, but hated the weight of it. I love this bike........so here is my opinion on your ?'s....

1. I see some used ones for sale on this list, and, with all the farkles, the prices seem OK. But if I want a new one, what's a good price to look for? (The dealer in Roswell, NM, is VERY expensive and won't bargain, so I'm willing to look around.)
There are websites out there that can sell you the dealer invoice for your area. Every area is going to be different. We paid $500 below that invoice price for my 08...so you can work out some deals. The stroms seem to be getting more popular and every dealer is only provided a certain number of the bikes. They can pull bikes from other dealers, but they'll charge more by doing so.

2. What all comes stock? I need saddlebags, a sissy bar and rack, and if I need to buy those extra, need to figure that into what I can afford.
The rack itself comes stock on the bike..if you want a tailbag or topcase then you'll of course have to purchase that. Going with shad or even jcwhittney for the top case is a thought. Givi, pelican and jessie bags aren't "needed", but they are nice. Same thing goes for side case...I love my nelson rigg soft bags for overnight / week trips. Have a small set of givi's that I use for the daily commute to work just because they lock up nice.

3. I've seen a link to Laminar Lip for a better windshield (a MUST if I buy this bike), but I'm wondering what other suggestions there are. I don't need too tall (I prefer to look over the windshield, and I'm 5-10) but I want side and lower protection, if at all possible.
I wouldn't buy anything..you may find that the buffeting isn't bad enough to worry about, or that you can easily fix it with something like someone else posted...a givi shield, etc. I have a madstad on my current wee, and while it's nice cause you can adjust it on the fly, I'm not sold on it like I've read a lot of others here are. Try it out for a while under different circumstances and see where you need to go from there.

4. I was just told this is a chain bike. I haven't ridden a chain bike in 25 years. I'm NOT a mechanic (I have a great one just down the street) so how much work is a chain? If I put a ScotOiler (or something similar) on, will that mean less maintenance? And how much more will this cost me?
Scottoilers are nice...a centerstand I think is a better bang for the buck as it'll help with multiple task as oppose to just oiling the chain. If I had to choose between the two to save some cash, I'd definitely go with the centerstand and a can of spray lube for the chain. Only takes a few seconds to do and soooo easy to do with the stand.

5. Does it come with a center stand, and if so, how hard is it to get up? I've NEVER been able to get a bike on the c-stand by myself.
The wee doesn't come with a centerstand. However, if you buy new, you can probably work that into your deal at a nice discount. Out of all of the bikes I've owned, only this and the ST had centerstands. The ST was horrible to put up on the stand...the wee is cake. Because I'm short and sometimes put the bike up on the stand in awkward places where I may have trouble bringing it down..it's not that hard to lower it down off without actually sitting on it either. So if you're comparing it to the connie...I'd say it's going to be a breeze..

6. What is the tank range? I'm spoiled, because my Connie has a 7.2 gallon gas tank that gets me 300+ miles on a tank. Anything less than 200 is pretty much a deal breaker.
As noted before..it all depends on your wrist. You can get 300 on a tank..that's my max. and I've only done it twice. Heavy wrist..you may end up fueling up around 250 to 275. I've also noticed that the gas reading on the console is not the most accurate piece of equipment on the strom and can typically push out another 50 to 75 miles without too much worry after it starts blinking the empty blink (there are two types of blinking on the bike..a warning and then A WARNING ...the second is the one I was talking about).

Can't help you with the last question, other then to ask around on the forum...in here like you did and in the general section. If you were in maryland it may be another story.

just my .02 for what it's worth
 

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Why I have a Wee

I'm throwin' in my.02. I'ved owned nothing but large mc, both sport touring ( Yamaha GTS, BMW K1200RS)and adv.tourers( Tiger 955 & BMW R1150GSA). All of these bikes had their high points (literally on the GSA), but I was tired of wrestling my two adv.bikes. hard to get on centers stands, top heavy, ect.ect. The Wee is all they were plus something they aren't, unreasonably heavy. The Wee feels so much different than other bikes. Even the V feels better than the others I've riden. I just found the power offered by the V unnecssary for the tyoe of riding I do. I'm basiclly through with 100+ mph sustained highway speeds. The Wee will run reasonably sustained highway speeds I( I'll let you know more after I complete the RedWing19 Iron Butt Butt Burner ride May 16th in Virginia on it).
You can find nicely farkles used ones on this and Advrider.com site. The bikes are basically bullet proof. Don't worry about chains. The chains used these days ( X ring or O ring) last if taken care of, and I'm not talking about intensive maintenance, just cahin lube sprayed on about every 300-400 miles. Center stand makes this easy. As far as center stands go, I use a SW Mototech CS, and it is unbelievably easy to get the bike on it, even when loaded with camping gear and my Hepco Becker Aluminum bags full.
My list of farkles for the Wee is this: SW Motoech Center Stand, SW Mototech engine/body guards, MadStad windshield bracket, Hepco Becker 35 liter Aluminum Adventure panniers mounted to SW Motortech Quick releae brackets ( the cats ass in pannier racks IMO),Fastway Foot Pegs, SW Mototech GPS mount for my Garmin 2820 ( puts the GPS where it needs to be, right in front above the dash) Kaoko Throttle lock ( IMO the best - had this on my GSA and loved it on my cross country trip last year) Grip Puppies, and IMO, the best $35.00 farkle I've ever purchased, a Bead Rider seat pad. The Stroms have been reported to have bad seats after a couple of hours of riding. Maybe so, as butt pain is a personal thing, But ( no pun intended) this little jewel eliminates any seat problems for me. I've had one on every bike I've owned since my K1200 RS.
Anyway, I don't think you could go wrong with a Wee. I thought I might have some trepidation about it due to the liter class power I was used to. The power to weight ratio is perfect. The 650 CC twin is actually a detuned SV650 motor, and the power is right where most people ride.Oh yeah, I also added a Murphs Fork Brace just to stiffen up the front forks. It really works.
 

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Why I have a Wee

I'm throwin' in my.02. I'ved owned nothing but large mc, both sport touring ( Yamaha GTS, BMW K1200RS)and adv.tourers( Tiger 955 & BMW R1150GSA). All of these bikes had their high points (literally on the GSA), but I was tired of wrestling my two adv.bikes. hard to get on centers stands, top heavy, ect.ect. The Wee is all they were plus something they aren't, unreasonably heavy. The Wee feels so much different than other bikes. Even the V feels better than the others I've riden. I just found the power offered by the V unnecssary for the tyoe of riding I do. I'm basiclly through with 100+ mph sustained highway speeds. The Wee will run reasonably sustained highway speeds I( I'll let you know more after I complete the RedWing19 Iron Butt Butt Burner ride May 16th in Virginia on it).
You can find nicely farkles used ones on this and Advrider.com site. The bikes are basically bullet proof. Don't worry about chains. The chains used these days ( X ring or O ring) last if taken care of, and I'm not talking about intensive maintenance, just cahin lube sprayed on about every 300-400 miles. Center stand makes this easy. As far as center stands go, I use a SW Mototech CS, and it is unbelievably easy to get the bike on it, even when loaded with camping gear and my Hepco Becker Aluminum bags full.
My list of farkles for the Wee is this: SW Motoech Center Stand, SW Mototech engine/body guards, MadStad windshield bracket, Hepco Becker 35 liter Aluminum Adventure panniers mounted to SW Motortech Quick releae brackets ( the cats ass in pannier racks IMO),Fastway Foot Pegs, SW Mototech GPS mount for my Garmin 2820 ( puts the GPS where it needs to be, right in front above the dash) Kaoko Throttle lock ( IMO the best - had this on my GSA and loved it on my cross country trip last year) Grip Puppies, and IMO, the best $35.00 farkle I've ever purchased, a Bead Rider seat pad. The Stroms have been reported to have bad seats after a couple of hours of riding. Maybe so, as butt pain is a personal thing, But ( no pun intended) this little jewel eliminates any seat problems for me. I've had one on every bike I've owned since my K1200 RS.
Anyway, I don't think you could go wrong with a Wee. I thought I might have some trepidation about it due to the liter class power I was used to. The power to weight ratio is perfect. The 650 CC twin is actually a detuned SV650 motor, and the power is right where most people ride.Oh yeah, I also added a Murphs Fork Brace just to stiffen up the front forks. It really works.
 

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your legs will get cold in jeans or a skirt. i've ridden as cold as 30°. i wear a tourmaster saber textile jacket with thermal liner. my torso stays nice but after my 1/2 hour commute my legs are pretty chilled. face gets cold too because the windshield sucks then blows then sucks then blows. but it would get even colder with just straight wind blast.
in 9,000 miles i made minor adjustment to my chain twice (4,000 and 8,000 miles) and lubed it 4 times. still looks good.
 

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Thanks, everyone! Sorry I haven't gotten back sooner, but I've been busy, partly considering bikes.

Still haven't tried a ride, but I've e-mailed the Alamogordo poster on this list and will probably head that way soon, plus, I'll be in Albuquerque Wednesday-Friday, and I'm going to stop by a dealer or two to see if I can wrangle a ride. (I'm also going to the Aspen Cash in Ruidoso next weekend, and maybe I'll see some there.)

You've all pretty much convinced me I'll love this bike and I can adapt it to my needs. (Plus, now that I know Murph sells V-strom accessories, I've got a supplier. <g>)

I love the pics I've seen of Wee Stroms loaded with camping supplies, the mileage (the range sounds great), the headlight and maybe (and this is just a guess), I'll actually be able to get a bike on the center stand.

My only concern still relates to Dorzok who wrote: "your legs will get cold in jeans or a skirt." Well, I never wear a skirt and always wear either chaps (warm weather) or riding pants (cold) over my jeans so will I be able to stay warm? That's my biggest concern remaining, since I have been know to ride 60+ miles in freezing temps. (I'm guessing the hand guards protect the hands and the taller windshields protect my upper body.)

My Wing just puked out its guts and the the Connie is having rough running problems, so I think I'm going to have to buy sooner than later, plus I'm getting antsy to actually sit on a Wee.

Thanks for all the advice, and any more you have to give me will be helpful.
 

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I think the cold factor will depend more than anything on your gear and your definition of cold. I rode my Wee back and forth to work (about 20 miles each way) a few days when it was just over freezing, wearing my leather riding suit over my regular work clothes (business casual kind of stuff). The only problem with cold that I had was the areas with mesh for venting (my suit wasn't really intended for cold weather riding); otherwise, the leather kept the wind off nicely and made it pretty tolerable. A suit without the added venting or something a little warmer underneath and I wouldn't have even noticed. I also am using vented Acerbis hand-guards instead of the factory ones, so more cold air gets through to my hands.
 

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The other side of the coin

I have owned both the 1000 and 650 and the wee is a much easier bike on a daily basis. However - you mentioned two points that I think should be addressed.

The center of gravity on any VStrom is high. If you are ok moving it around after a 8 hours of riding - go for it. My smarter half is short and I, like an idiot, thought I could lower the bike enough for her to ride. To my credit I did get it low enough to ride. However that whole stopping on an off camber hill with a semi behind you did not enter the equation (the idiot part). At rest the bike was too much for upper body strength to manage. She did not feel in control if the bike started to fall.

The V fairing is more of a piece of modern art designed by a German cement salesman. It doesn't do much at all and takes up a lot of space while it does the afore mentioned nothing. It will not cover you at all and you will freeze your knees, ankles and anything else off that is in the wind. I ride to NC from MD frequently on my V. Last winter I had the opportunity to ride a BMW R110RT and my V and I darned near bought an RT because of the fairing. I was surprised how little difference I found between the V and the RT cept the full fairing, that funny side to side thing and the paralever.

All of the comments about how great the wee is are true - it is a modern CB750 - easy to ride and has more capability than most people have talent.
 

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Convert, you wrote:

"The center of gravity on any VStrom is high."

OK, HOW high? I've ridden both a BMW K-100 RT and Kawasaki Concours (my current ride), and both had VERY high c-o-gs. That's one of the reasons I really want to get rid of the Connie. Its high c-o-g and weight combined are getting too much for an old phart like me to handle.

You're the first to really mention a high c-o-g, so I'm wondering since it's a smaller bike (650 vs 1000) if that'll make it easier to handle? Or maybe my prior two bikes were even higher?

Hope to get a ride this week, so maybe we'll find out.
 

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That's one of the reasons I really want to get rid of the Connie. Its high c-o-g and weight combined are getting too much for an old phart like me to handle.

I had a Concours who I named Ms. Piggy because she was an overweight pig. She had the worst C.O.G. of any bike I owned. I got tired of trying to pick her up after she fell over. Way too tippy. The 'Strom is -much- lighter and quite manageable.

You won't miss the Concours...
 

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Thanks!

That's what I thought.

Unless someone comes by and scoops it up, I'm going to check out a Wee Strom for sale in Albuquerque this weekend, and may end up coming home with a new bike.
 

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Thanks!

That's what I thought.

Unless someone comes by and scoops it up, I'm going to check out a Wee Strom for sale in Albuquerque this weekend, and may end up coming home with a new bike.
Definitely keep us posted! If you get one, let us know your impressions. If you get a chance to test ride and choose not to get one, let us know your thoughts, as well. We tend to be a bit subjective here, but it's nice to hear feedback, one way or the other!
 

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Convert, you wrote:

"The center of gravity on any VStrom is high."

OK, HOW high? I've ridden both a BMW K-100 RT and Kawasaki Concours (my current ride), and both had VERY high c-o-gs. That's one of the reasons I really want to get rid of the Connie. Its high c-o-g and weight combined are getting too much for an old phart like me to handle.

You're the first to really mention a high c-o-g, so I'm wondering since it's a smaller bike (650 vs 1000) if that'll make it easier to handle? Or maybe my prior two bikes were even higher?

Hope to get a ride this week, so maybe we'll find out.
I found it similar to a BMW R1100RT but it is much lighter. My better half moved to a Ducati and feels much more in control for a couple of reasons, one being the lower center of gravity. I guess my point is that when the bike starts to tip the COG is not on your side. I think the wee comes in around 475 and I suspect your Concourse is in the upper 500's. Again this is an issue when you are not moving or in a parking lot. I would not discourage you from the wee at all if you are comfortable with it's weight.

There is a guy on this board that mentioned he will gently lean the bike over (when not moving :p) to see if he can get the pegs to touch the ground. This allows him to feel how quickly the bike gets "heavy" as it tilts to one side.

Let us know what you think!
 

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That DOES have me a little worried because that's EXACTLY what I'm trying to get away from with the Connie.

Those of us in COGdom even have CDA (Connie Dropper Anonymous) numbers that are given out to those of us who drop bikes at speeds less than 5 mph. (Generally in parking lots and the like.)

I've got a number and three addendum, and really don't want any any more.

I guess I'll know when I try it (soon, I hope) and I will let everyone know.

(What I'm hoping is that because it is designed as a dual sport, that it is easier to handle. I'll just have to judge by how much.

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Thanks!

That's what I thought.

Unless someone comes by and scoops it up, I'm going to check out a Wee Strom for sale in Albuquerque this weekend, and may end up coming home with a new bike.
Well......? Don't leave us :mod2_hang:
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I won't. I'll let you know as soon as I know something.

It's the 07 Wee Strom in ABQ that on the "For Sale" part of this list. The guy really needs to sell it, so I"m just keeping my fingers crossed it's not gone before I can check it out.

I'll be there Weds.-Fri., and I've corresponded with the guy, and the pics look good.

If anyone wants to tell me if it's as good a steal as it looks to be (without taking it from me <g>), I'll be happy to know if I'm doing the right thing.
 
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