about to try and buy a wee - Stromtrooper Forum : Suzuki V-Strom Motorcycle Forums
V-Curious A place for those that are thinking about buying a V-Strom to ask V-Strom owners questions

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 4 Old 06-01-2009, 04:09 PM Thread Starter
Stromthusiast!
Junior Trooper
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Yorkshire, UK
Posts: 4
Cool about to try and buy a wee

It's been a while since I posted here and I'm no closer to getting a garage but I am closer to finally getting the bike as I'm bored of waiting to get the garage sorted

I'm still of the opinion that the v-strom is the bike for me, but it would seem that the vee is now no longer available in europe, so it's wee or nothing, not that I consider that to be a bad thing as such

I'm considering getting the GT purely because i want a centre stand, luggage and heated grips; it will be my only form of transport besides sharing the wife's car (I've commuted on the train for 8 1/2 years) so the luggage and heated grips are important and I'd like the centre stand for its practicality.

I can't help but think that the extra bits on the GT would cost me far less in the guise of a GT than it would be to buy the A and then buy better luggage plus the centre stand, heated grips and handlebar covers which also strike me as a good idea, but I've read in here that the oem luggage is a bit hit and miss (although on a day-to-day basis i might only have the top box on)

I've already emailed my local suzuki dealer (staiano's of harrogate) who was extremely helpful when my gixxer had a difference of opinion with a peugeot 305 in 2000 even though they got nothing for it, and I'm also wanting to try and take advantage of the current interest free credit offer that is supposedly expiring at the end of this month.

I'd very much appreciate any pearls of wisdom you'd care to impart about what I've said; it will be my first bike since killing the gixxer in november 2000, which was in turn my first ever bike which I'd had for 11 months. I'm 5'11 and am a reasonably keen mountainbiker (but enjoy my food and drink too much to be a whippet) so my legs are in reasonable nick. It will be stored off road, but outside, I guess a ground anchor is a good idea, as will be a heavy duty cover. Anything else you think is considered mandatory?

TIA jon
jonH is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 4 Old 06-04-2009, 12:23 AM
Junior Trooper
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 6
Get all the extras you can!

The Suzuki is the most comfortable bike I have ever ridden.
Get all the extas with the bike, You'll have them right away. I spent over $1000 (not including top box) and they all work well. Extas Bash bars, skid plate, centre stand, hand guards, radiator guard, light guard).
Auzytigger is offline  
post #3 of 4 Old 06-04-2009, 05:06 AM Thread Starter
Stromthusiast!
Junior Trooper
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Yorkshire, UK
Posts: 4
Thanks for the reply Auzytigger I'm picking up a DL650GT on Friday the 12th, which is the model with the luggage/c-stand/heated grips/hand guards here in the UK.

I'm getting the shop to fit me crash bars before it leaves the shop and will be getting a fenda extenda and also oil/rad covers reasonably quickly too!

Cant wait
jonH is offline  
 
post #4 of 4 Old 06-04-2009, 06:06 AM
$tromtrooper
 
LordSmoke's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Tallahassee, FL
Posts: 2,378
Quote:
Originally Posted by jonH View Post
Thanks for the reply Auzytigger I'm picking up a DL650GT on Friday the 12th, which is the model with the luggage/c-stand/heated grips/hand guards here in the UK.

I'm getting the shop to fit me crash bars before it leaves the shop and will be getting a fenda extenda and also oil/rad covers reasonably quickly too!

Cant wait
Sounds like you are good to go. Congratulations!

1985 Honda CB450SC (AUG04 - SEP09)
2004 Honda CN250 Helix (NOV09 - )
2006 Suzuki DL650 (MAR07 - APR15)
2014 BMW R1200GSW (APR14 - )
Lordsmoke, still refusing to obey the voices!
LordSmoke is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Stromtrooper Forum : Suzuki V-Strom Motorcycle Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome