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There is no consensus on short names for different models and years. Anybody can use any name they want. Vee is pretty well accepted for the 2002-2012 DL1000. Wee has been somewhat grudgingly accepted for the 2004-2011 DL650 and sometimes beyond those years. Gee, Glee and Wee2 are most often used for 2012 and later DL650s and there is practically a war on the subject. Vee2 is common for the second generation DL1000 as is Veek for a Vee with a beak (Eek, a beak). I'm hoping to end the war with this thread.

Use anything else if it strikes your fancy. For clarity's sake, a note in your sig on whatever works for you is recommended. Go ahead and explain the reasons for your choice here if you want. It really is poor sportsmanship to disparage whatever anybody else chooses.

Threads already written on the subject include:

http://www.stromtrooper.com/dl650-2012/73003-glee-really-glee.html
http://www.stromtrooper.com/dl650-2004-2011-%5B-wee-strom-%5D/1563-wee-strom-poll-hate-name-love.html
http://www.stromtrooper.com/dl650-2012/72226-nick-name-new-650-contest.html

Again, nobody is trying to tell anyone else what names they can and cannot use. Name your bikes and babies any names you like and let others do the same. Also, these names are used basically in threads on the forum to save keystrokes when a topic applies differently to different models. Forum members talking to each other on a ride or at an event may occasionally find use for a shortcut while speaking but that is not the main use. Nicknames are not involved with telling any non V-Strom rider what kind of bike you have any more than one would tell a stranger an inside joke. It wouldn't make sense.
 

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Do whatever you want. Just be clear and allow others to do the same. That's the point.
 

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Somehow DL650 seems to be what Suzuki calls it. That's OK by me. Right now I'm calling mine KILLER since it fell over on me and ruined my ankle.
 

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For those not clear on which model is being referred to amid our garbled guffaws, and until newer and better names appear, here is the current noms de concensus:

1000 V-Strom = Vee
650 V-Strom = Wee
2012+ 650 V-Stroms = Glee (Gladius engine models)

Having a hard time figuring anything more appropriate - Killer sure doesn't give that warm, fuzzy feeling!
 

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For those not clear on which model is being referred to amid our garbled guffaws, and until newer and better names appear, here is the current noms de concensus:

1000 V-Strom = Vee
650 V-Strom = Wee
2012+ 650 V-Stroms = Glee (Gladius engine models)
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If there was concensus this thread wouldn't exist.

..Tom
 

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For those not clear on which model is being referred to amid our garbled guffaws, and until newer and better names appear, here is the current noms de concensus:

1000 V-Strom = Vee
650 V-Strom = Wee
2012+ 650 V-Stroms = Glee (Gladius engine models)

Having a hard time figuring anything more appropriate - Killer sure doesn't give that warm, fuzzy feeling!
Didn't Mr. Greywolf just explain that while common, that there is practically a war about calling the 2012/13 650 the Glee? Doesn't sound like a consensus. (Can you tell I'm anti-glee)

It's pretty funny to me how we have been debating the nicknames we give to our motorcycles. Not saying its bad at all, just funny and interesting. Never seen anything like this in any of my other hobbies.

I respect your right to name your bike as you wish. My wife calls mine Skeleto, Spanish for skeleton, for the open framed look of dual sports.


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FORUM GODFATHER.....R.I.P. PAT
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Official Greywolf Fan Club member #422....I'm anti-glee
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At least 422 people in a club and you're anti glee? Add a bar.
 

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I knew a consensus would create controversy. Unfortunately, unless some consensus is reached, the members look fractured and incapable of intelligent discussion. We're responsible for maintaining a forum standard that draws other readers and potential converts to this celebrated machine.

Sure, let's go with El Skeletoe - that's Spanish for "I drug my toe down to the bone on my brand new Glee!"

Or, G-Strom which means "Under these leathers I wear a g-string!"

Haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!
 

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or we could quit being such a bunch of girls and enjoy our collective pastime? (i don't mean to disparage girls in any way, K?)

i have never understood, nor condoned, the hierarchy amongst bikers. status symbol? really? i can fly past most riders on a KLR650 with dirt tires. OK, u spent $20K and ur afraid to get it dirty. bye, bye :)

i JUST do not get it...why? 'some' riders will not wave to others. yet, when they break down, they'll accept help from other 2-wheelers?

today i met a grandpa, and grandma. riding a suzuke 650, and a yamaha 250, and i was more than happy to speak with them.

folks, i ride a 1000cc bike, but my buddy rides a harley that has a bigger engine than my car(1500cc). car is faster, but that is an aside.

wee? vee? really?

two wheels and a desire to lean into corners. <<<that is all we need.
 

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Yes, you both said it and it makes no sense when the purpose of the names as stated is to differentiate between the mechanical differences of Vees, Wees and Glees. In fact, It would be helpful if there was a differentiation between 2004-2006, 2007-2011 and 2012+ 650s.

For example, Wees benefit from lowering the front 10-15mm to improve aerodynamic lift tendencies and quicken steering. Glees already have quicker steering due to a longer shock and the fairing design does not have the aerodynamic lift of the older models. Replace "Glee" and "Wee" with "DL650" in those sentences and they are senseless and inaccurate. Then the additional info that ABS Wees have a limit of 7-10mm when a fork brace is used needs to be mentioned.

If I had to specify 2004-2011 DL650 instead of Wee and 2012+ DL650 instead of Glee every time given the number of posts I need to do to answer questions, my workload would go way up. I'm not a touch typist.
 

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Yes, you both said it and it makes no sense when the purpose of the names as stated is to differentiate between the mechanical differences of Vees, Wees and Glees. In fact, It would be helpful if there was a differentiation between 2004-2006, 2007-2011 and 2012+ 650s.

If I had to specify 2004-2011 DL650 instead of Wee and 2012+ DL650 instead of Glee every time given the number of posts I need to do to answer questions, my workload would go way up. I'm not a touch typist.
My point exactly - these bikes need nomenclature for intelligent communication. Come on, Vee can do this - let's all Wee with Glee!
 
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