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post #1 of 16 Old 12-07-2013, 12:21 AM Thread Starter
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Well, I Dun It!

I let all you Wee fanatics talk me into going to the Wee dealer instead of going home on a Friday night after work. Of course they had, "the very last one left with these options at this price!"

It was no great deal, but I didn't get a bad deal either--the equipment on the Adventure model but lower than the asking price by a good bit. And, to make sure my wife allowed it, I made sure she knew that it was "the last one" at 0%APR. ("It's better'n buyin' a new Tundra, ain't it, hon?")

So if all you guys claim is true about this bike, I'll be happy. Well, maybe--it's still one very ugly piece of hardware to my notion. It'll take me awhile to get over that. And the seat feels way too soft to ride for any distance. I'll have to work that out.

Anyway, thanks to all of you for all the good input--at least I hope it was good, anyway!
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I let all you Wee fanatics talk me into going to the Wee dealer instead of going home on a Friday night after work...

So if all you guys claim is true about this bike, I'll be happy. Well, maybe--it's still one very ugly piece of hardware to my notion.
First, congratulations. If you really enjoy riding a lot (instead of spending time wondering if the bike is pretty enough) I think you'll be glad you did this. Your only regret will probably be that you didn't do it sooner.

2007 Wee. Blue. Bought at 5K miles. Sold at 32K+ miles. Gone but not forgotten.

2012 Wee2 Adventure. Black. Bought at 26K miles. Now 46K+. Love it!
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Good Luck

Motoman break in or at least change the oil

Don't get cocky

If you have kids get term life insurance,,, just saying
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First, congratulations. If you really enjoy riding a lot (instead of spending time wondering if the bike is pretty enough) I think you'll be glad you did this. Your only regret will probably be that you didn't do it sooner.
:-)

Ugly as it is, I'll HAVE to ride it just to keep from looking at it.
Maybe I'll powder coat it flat black.
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Motoman break in or at least change the oil

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If you have kids get term life insurance,,, just saying
Good advice, thanks.
(Except for the insurance part. I'm too old to worry about insurance--just looking for a good ride out.)
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Congratulations on your new bike. How about some pictures of it?

Lastly, what part of NorCal you from?

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Hi Mr Gullible. You still think the bike is Utt Buggly and you still got it on the recommendations of the likes of this lot?
I hope you ain't disappointed and don't have delusions of grandeur in performance.
I really like the Wee, It do what it do very well. But then expectations are low. My Wine of Choice is 2 Buck Chuck!
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post #8 of 16 Old 12-07-2013, 09:42 PM Thread Starter
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Why Didn't You Guys Tell Me?!!!

I got the Wee today.
I was gonna just take it home because the Sacramento weather was COLD today--and dismal clouds obscuring the sun whenever possible.

I took about ten laps around the little parking lot at the dealer just to see if I could learn to ride such a funny-looking machine.
Well, needless to say, that bike didn't go home for several hours. I headed straight for the mountains!

COLD?!

The snowflake came on and forced me to turn around when I was half-way up the Sierras and had a foot of snow alongside the road. (I wasn't cold; it was just the snowflake that made me do it.)

Why didn't you guys tell me about this bike. I've ridden a lot of bikes, but I've never been introduced to such as this one!

No, a super-go-getter it ain't. But what a fine machine!!!
I never been on top of a machine that handled everything-and I mean everything--as well as this one!!!

You guys told me you all thought it was a pretty good bike. But you never said the half of it. For an all-round performer, Suzuki sure hit the moon on this one!

I had been trying to figure out how I could hang onto my Vulcan, but after this ride, I'm almost ready to give that Vulcan away! (Almost! I still have to find a way to pay for the Wee, so I have to sell it. But I sure don't need a Vulcan if I can keep only one bike.)

Now it will take some adjustments to fit me.
* Handlebars need some rise and twist in them so my old-geezer elbows don't hurt so much.
* GOT to have some highway pegs!
* And I'm gonna have to do something about that seat.

But that little 650cc has torque too! Got stuck in 3rd at a signal with a bunch of cars waiting for me. I slipped the clutch just a bit, but that mini-Wee 650 pulled out of a dead stop in 3rd without missing a beat, and it did it nearly as fast as the cars were starting up. Serious torque for a tiny little runt of an engine.

And trying to break it in, keeping it under 5K, I got stuck in a clump of Toyotas and Chevys coming onto the freeway. From just under 4K, I hit the throttle (just to stay alive!) and in something like 2 or 3 seconds I was breaking out of that mess at 70mph. So don't let anybody tell you they ride on torque and we ride on revs. It ain't so--that takes torque to come up like that in 6th gear!

Nope! You guys failed me! You didn't tell me the half of what that little bike is all about.
But thanks for your half-way efforts anyway. You got me steered in the right direction.
PS: It's still ugly, but if I paint it flat black so that nobody notices it, I can ride it from here to breakfast--which is exactly what I'm gonna do. I like that ride, whether it stays metallic blue or whatever color!
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In comparison to the Vulcan, your new bike will seem fantastic--I realize some LOVE Vulcans, but your new bike will be a real handler in comparison. Its like a SUV--roomy, comfortable, it will go on all surfaces, even a little single-track if needed.
Congratulations on your aquisition.
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I got the Wee today.

Well, needless to say, that bike didn't go home for several hours. I headed straight for the mountains!

Why didn't you guys tell me about this bike[?] I've ridden a lot of bikes, but I've never been introduced to such as this one!

Nope! You guys failed me! You didn't tell me the half of what that little bike is all about.

But thanks for your half-way efforts anyway. You got me steered in the right direction.
As I said earlier in this thread, your only regret will probably be that you waited so long to get a V-Strom. That's my regret too.

2007 Wee. Blue. Bought at 5K miles. Sold at 32K+ miles. Gone but not forgotten.

2012 Wee2 Adventure. Black. Bought at 26K miles. Now 46K+. Love it!
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