Hey, gang.. My first post here and I've a few questions about the "wee" strom 650..
I'm looking to get a ST bike to replace my Boulevard C50T. It's nice, but I'd like something a little sportier. After looking at the Concours and realizing it's bigger than I am (I'm only 5'5"), that's out. So, the V-Strom is an option, I think.
Based on the stock seat height, it's still fairly tall for me and I probably won't be able to even tippy toe the thing. So, here's where my questions begin:
1. Is anyone my height that rides this?
2. A new school of thought I've heard about is the One Toe, One Cheek method. Something about if you can get at least one foot down, you can ride it. I'm not sure about how far I'd have to lean the bike to accomodate this, but the light weight seems to kinda allow for this. Any heavier and I fear I'd dump it every time. Does anyone practice this method on ANY bike?
3. How is the handling? Power?
4. Do I even have any business attempting to ride this bike?
Even if I do end up walking out with it and doing the one toe, one cheek method, I'm afraid it's the stupid things that'll get me in trouble: filling up, stopping (either on flat or canted road), walking the bike, etc..
Any thoughts/ideas/warnings/"you're an idiot" messages are welcome!!!