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I've been reading your board for about a week. It has been very informative and I appreciate all the info.

Ok, I'm pretty set on the Wee ABS. I just have a few questions to through out there.

A. I'm currently riding a Triumph ST 955 (1000 class). An I going to be happy with the Wee? Anyone go from 1K to a Wee?

B. I have the price OTD for a '09 Wee ABS, widdled down to $7800 here in SoCal. Is that a good price?

Please tell me what you think? Thanks guys.
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I've been reading your board for about a week. It has been very informative and I appreciate all the info.

Ok, I'm pretty set on the Wee ABS. I just have a few questions to through out there.

A. I'm currently riding a Triumph ST 955 (1000 class). An I going to be happy with the Wee? Anyone go from 1K to a Wee?

B. I have the price OTD widdled down to $7800 here in SoCal. Is that a good price?

Please tell me what you think? Thanks guys.
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A. If you liked the ST 955 you’ll love the Triumph Tiger…if you can afford the $11K plus price tag…and if you can fit it. It sits even higher than the DL1000.

B. $7800 OTD in SoCal this time of the year is good for an 09 Wabs. But much too high for an 08 Wabs.

Take it from someone who has, “Been there, Done that”. Unless this price is coming from OTD Cyclesports don’t believe it. They all make promises but in the end will not have a 09 Wabs to sell. Don’t put all your egg in one Dealership. Put out a deposit in three to four and in a couple, three.....a few months, one will come available…maybe.
 

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A: Ride the 650 first. It is great but not quite the kick of the Triumph. Still will do the job just fine though. Try to ride one if you have not already.

B: $7800 OTD for 09 with ABS is pretty good right now. If they have it available, jump on it.

BTW - what part of Socal? I am in San Diego.
 

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Yep it's from OTD Motorsports

A. If you liked the ST 955 you’ll love the Triumph Tiger…if you can afford the $11K plus price tag…and if you can fit it. It sits even higher than the DL1000.

B. $7800 OTD in SoCal this time of the year is good for an 09 Wabs. But much too high for an 08 Wabs.

Take it from someone who has, “Been there, Done that”. Unless this price is coming from OTD Cyclesports don’t believe it. They all make promises but in the end will not have a 09 Wabs to sell. Don’t put all your egg in one Dealership. Put out a deposit in three to four and in a couple, three.....a few months, one will come available…maybe.
Thanks!
Yep, it's from OTD Motorsports and no, I can't afford the tiger. LOL. I welcome a smaller bike, especially because I DO IN FACT plan on some fireroads and some light off road. I heard that the 1000 is a little harder to manage when times get squirly.
 

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OTD wants a deposit for delivery.

A: Ride the 650 first. It is great but not quite the kick of the Triumph. Still will do the job just fine though. Try to ride one if you have not already.

B: $7800 OTD for 09 with ABS is pretty good right now. If they have it available, jump on it.

BTW - what part of Socal? I am in San Diego.
OTD wants a deposit to get things moving. They say it'll be in a couple of days. I haven't ridden one, and the chances of that are REALLY SLIM in Cali. They just don't have the insurance for that. DAMN IT!
 

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Thanks man.

no way. it might be a little more comfortable but, thats about it.
The thing is, is that this bike will be my daily driver, weekend twisty eater, light off road bike that I plan on putting some serious miles on. Fuels cheaper, bigger tank, better miles, AND I CAN GET IT SERVICED JUST ABOUT ANYWHERE!

Unlike my Triumph, that took 4 fricken weeks for a clutch cable. So, it's more about a solid machine, i can do most of the work myself If I choose to. I know i'm going to lose some ummmph, i'm realistic.
 

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I went from a Honda VTR1000 to the Wee. Yes there is a difference in power, have I missed the 1000's hp.....NO, The Wee does so many things well and is such a fun bike to ride, and the engine is quite impressive for its size and it is so much more comfortable than a sport bike. No regrets here and would do it again in a heart beat.
 

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I've been reading your board for about a week. It has been very informative and I appreciate all the info.

Ok, I'm pretty set on the Wee ABS. I just have a few questions to through out there.

A. I'm currently riding a Triumph ST 955 (1000 class). An I going to be happy with the Wee? Anyone go from 1K to a Wee?

B. I have the price OTD for a '09 Wee ABS, widdled down to $7800 here in SoCal. Is that a good price?

Please tell me what you think? Thanks guys.
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to answer your questions:

a) my previous bike had a bored out oil-cooled suzuki gs1150 engine that made well over 150 hp... the wee feels like a sewing machine, but it's good enough. to me there's more to life than just raw power.

b) i dont know about price esp not in usd. that's pretty much what my bike cost me without freight pdi and taxes in canadian $


c) RENT a wee for one day to make sure you're buying the right bike. it's what i did, and it was damned good i did, for else i would have ended up with a 08 klr650. also try the 1000 (the vee), you might find that it's the perfect balance of power and everythign else for you. abs is nice to have, but hey, i havent had it on any of my previous bikes, and the brakes/tires on these puppies are well matched. my wee does small stoppies and the abs never engages on the front wheel... (i've started using the rear brake, because of the abs, but the wee is my 1st bike where i use the rear brake, out of maybe 12-13 bikes)
 

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Yep, it's from OTD Motorsports and no, I can't afford the tiger. LOL.
Which branch? If you aren't dealing with their Internet Sales group, (866) 234-8670, you gonna get a big disappointment.

I was promised a Wabs by their Santa Ana location, with a deposit, and had it handed back to me after 3 months. Meanwhile, their Internet Sales group sold 4 while I waited and actually took one slanted to the Santa Ana location (my bike) and sold it through their internet sales department to someone else. Their internet sales takes priority over floor sales.

Do not trust what OTD tells you about availability unless it comes from the internet sales department. By-the-way, the main location in LA (where their internet sales department is located) will not ship an unsold Wabs to any other location but they will “Steal” a promised bike from any of their sub locations. Ask me how I know.

Thanks!
I welcome a smaller bike, especially because I DO IN FACT plan on some fireroads and some light off road. I heard that the 1000 is a little harder to manage when times get squirly.
The DL650 is not smaller than the DL1000. They are the same size. The DL650 is ~40 pounds lighter. But it does make a difference. Compared side-by- side, feels more like 100 pounds.
 

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Thanks Duck

to answer your questions:

a) my previous bike had a bored out oil-cooled suzuki gs1150 engine that made well over 150 hp... the wee feels like a sewing machine, but it's good enough. to me there's more to life than just raw power.

b) i dont know about price esp not in usd. that's pretty much what my bike cost me without freight pdi and taxes in canadian $


c) RENT a wee for one day to make sure you're buying the right bike. it's what i did, and it was damned good i did, for else i would have ended up with a 08 klr650. also try the 1000 (the vee), you might find that it's the perfect balance of power and everythign else for you. abs is nice to have, but hey, i havent had it on any of my previous bikes, and the brakes/tires on these puppies are well matched. my wee does small stoppies and the abs never engages on the front wheel... (i've started using the rear brake, because of the abs, but the wee is my 1st bike where i use the rear brake, out of maybe 12-13 bikes)
Yeah, I'm not a speed freak or knee dragger. I do like to take me some twisties fast tho. Yeah, this will be my 6th bike. I know, the abs will be something new for me too. But, I have to tell you. I locked up my Triumph the other day and got sideways in a panic stop for some morron pulling in front of me. i BARELY made it man. Phuck! So, i'm thinking in those very rare occations that ABS might save my arse!
 

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It's the Santa Ana location. I guess that's who i'm dealing with is the internet sales dept. I even haggled him down $200 in the process. Maybe this IS to good to be true. LOL
 

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Thanks for your input X, it's the Santa Ana Location

Which branch? If you aren't dealing with their Internet Sales group, (866) 234-8670, you gonna get a big disappointment.

I was promised a Wabs by their Santa Ana location, with a deposit, and had it handed back to me after 3 months. Meanwhile, their Internet Sales group sold 4 while I waited and actually took one slanted to the Santa Ana location (my bike) and sold it through their internet sales department to someone else. Their internet sales takes priority over floor sales.

Do not trust what OTD tells you about availability unless it comes from the internet sales department. By-the-way, the main location in LA (where their internet sales department is located) will not ship an unsold Wabs to any other location but they will “Steal” a promised bike from any of their sub locations. Ask me how I know.



The DL650 is not smaller than the DL1000. They are the same size. The DL650 is ~40 pounds lighter. But it does make a difference. Compared side-by- side, feels more like 100 pounds.
Yeah, it's the Santa Ana location. He is telling me just a couple of days. I guess I'll see if that actually happens or not. Oh, and I meant smaller bike compared to my ST. That is actually one of the draws for me that it doesn't feel like a "650" between your legs. LOL
 

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It's the Santa Ana location. I guess that's who i'm dealing with is the internet sales dept. I even haggled him down $200 in the process. Maybe this IS to good to be true. LOL
If you care to look (search) around, you’ll see my plight with the Santa Ana office with the Wabs. They are a good decent dealership. I did buy my SV650 based on the quote from the internet sales department. So they will honor any/all quotes from internet sales on models they have available on the floor.

But, as much as I loved my relationship with Santa Ana, they did let me down. They gave me the exact same promise as they gave you. A good price for something coming within a couple of weeks.

So I left a $500 deposit. The two weeks past. Then two months. Mean while the LA office was selling them…and actually contacted me a couple of times to drive out that way to pick one up. They even promised to hold one for a week without a deposit. They (Internet Sales) were willing to hold a Wabs based solely on my word.

But I trusted Santa Ana to come through for me.

After the third month, Santa Ana sadly gave me my deposit back. I finally relented (we are talking about prided) and contacted internet sales. One week later I had a 08 Wabs.

Do yourself a favor. Call the Internet Sales group and tell them what you want. It will save you a lot of time and heartache.

One phone call is all it takes.......(866) 234-8670. I'm giving you a winning lotto ticket...please take it.
 

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But, I have to tell you. I locked up my Triumph the other day and got sideways in a panic stop for some morron pulling in front of me. i BARELY made it man. Phuck! So, i'm thinking in those very rare occations that ABS might save my arse!
yup, that's why i went for the wabs myself, the gsxr front brakes on my previous bike were too grabby and the front wheel would lock up in a panic-grab.

sounds liek you're looking at the right bike.. do try to rent one though to see if it satisfies you.
i often wish it had more power (but what it has is quite adequate). this is the first bike i have that doesnt reach 100km/h in first gear...
 

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If you care to look (search) around, you’ll see my plight with the Santa Ana office with the Wabs. They are a good decent dealership. I did buy my SV650 based on the quote from the internet sales department. So they will honor any/all quotes from internet sales on models they have available on the floor.

But, as much as I loved my relationship with Santa Ana, they did let me down. They gave me the exact same promise as they gave you. A good price for something coming within a couple of weeks.

So I left a $500 deposit. The two weeks past. Then two months. Mean while the LA office was selling them…and actually contacted me a couple of times to drive out that way to pick one up. They even promised to hold one for a week without a deposit. They (Internet Sales) were willing to hold a Wabs based solely on my word.

But I trusted Santa Ana to come through for me.

After the third month, Santa Ana sadly gave me my deposit back. I finally relented (we are talking about prided) and contacted internet sales. One week later I had a 08 Wabs.

Do yourself a favor. Call the Internet Sales group and tell them what you want. It will save you a lot of time and heartache.

One phone call is all it takes.......(866) 234-8670. I'm giving you a winning lotto ticket...please take it.
LMAO! You da man! Yeah, the sales guy at SA said one just got delivered to it's LA location and that one would be mine. ....................OK, HOLD THE PHONE. While I was writting this the LA rep told me I'd be dealing with them to pick it up at their facility. How ironic. LOL. Thanks for all the info and feedback bro. It's much appreciated. I'll let you know how it goes. ciao!
 

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LMAO! You da man! Yeah, the sales guy at SA said one just got delivered to it's LA location and that one would be mine. ....................OK, HOLD THE PHONE. While I was writting this the LA rep told me I'd be dealing with them to pick it up at their facility. How ironic. LOL. Thanks for all the info and feedback bro. It's much appreciated. I'll let you know how it goes. ciao!

Good....but sounds like you got someone from the sales floor. Call back and ask for either Alex, Ray, Bob, Ryan, or Manny.
 
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