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post #1 of 10 Old 02-28-2010, 03:01 PM Thread Starter
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Question 2008 Vstrom 1000 VS 2009 weestrom 650 about the same price.. what to do....

Hey, Im planning on buying a bike next week, planning on doing mostly solo riding but found 2 bikes and even reading through the forums cant make up my mind. The 2008 DL1000 is a Factory Demo model for all of alberta so it has 7000 km on it (about 5000 miles), the 2009 DL650 is brand new with 0 km. Both come with full warranty (only a year). Both are also almost the same price. (about 8500 CAD). Some people tell me i should get the 650 because its more than enough, others tell me to get the 1000 cause at about the same price i get more bike and will always be happy with the power. Im going to be doing about 10% gravel with it as well (if that much). Thanks alot for you input!
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post #2 of 10 Old 02-28-2010, 03:11 PM
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650
more grins
better mpg
less tyre wear
same comfort levels
better on dirt
less maintenance "issues"

1000
faster
heavier
better two up
higher seat

Single owner, one rider I'd go 650.
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I have to add that on long rides, the extra power seems less fatiguing, espescially on the freeway...

Others might disagree, though.
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Does that 650 have ABS? That's one of the drawbacks of the 1000 (if you like ABS).

Otherwise, if it's in good shape, I think the 1000 is the better deal. They're both great bikes, either way.

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Yea the 650 does have abs. Which has the better engine for lasting longer if well taken care of? What is the mantience lake on the 1000 bs the 650? By searching the forums it looks like the 1000 has more issues is this true?
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I sold my 650 and got a 1000. Aside from power the 650 is a better bike all around and ABS is VERY nice to have when you need it. The only time I wished the 650 had more power was 2-up or riding aggressively at western US speeds (70+ MPH) and at higher altitudes. So unless you're going to spend a lot of time at higher speeds or higher elevation I'd recommend the 650. The 650 really is one fine bike.

I'd imagine the 1000 would be a higher mileage engine because it's working less hard then the 650 but I'd bet either one if taken care of would go 100K miles without anything major going wrong.

The 1000 has a few minor issues that I'm aware of but some 650 consume oil when droning on the freeway for extended periods.

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I presently have the 650. If I have to replace it, I'll probably try a 1K.

Hope this helps. :mrgreen: :biggrinjester:
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Yea the 650 does have abs. Which has the better engine for lasting longer if well taken care of? What is the mantience lake on the 1000 bs the 650? By searching the forums it looks like the 1000 has more issues is this true?
Probably.

It's all minor stuff, though. Lean tuning is usually the issue. Easily remedied.

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Yea the 650 does have abs.
IMO, having ABS is an important feature for the 650. It gives you that one more chance to come through a critical situation without an accident.

Have fun with either that you choose.

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thanks for your input! om picking up a weestrom this weekend!
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