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post #1 of 3 Old 05-13-2008, 05:40 PM Thread Starter
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wtb 2002 V-Strom 1000

Hi, I'm a noob and am looking to purchase a Vstrom. Could anyone tell me if the 2002 model (650 or 1000 cc) had any glaring deficiencies that were cured on a later model year. (I bought a used 2001 DRZ400s and later found out that the forks were somewhat deficient on that model year...trying not to make the same mistake 2x). Hopefully the bike has evolved a little over the years but I would like to weigh the changes for myself.
I do like the new 650 and am almost willing to spring for one but I've seen many nice 1000s for sale and would like to check them out as well. I would probably fit better on the 650 (short) and I've read that the power is great on them also. My daily driver is a 92 FJ1200 and really love the available power but the seating position is killing my knee and hip. Sat on a Wee at the dealer and felt no pain....thanks for any help. bob
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thanks for the input! LOL!

I really appreciate it. bought a 2002 DL1000, runs great and I"m happy.
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post #3 of 3 Old 05-17-2008, 12:09 PM
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650's weren't made till 04

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