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post #1 of 27 Old 03-04-2010, 01:49 PM Thread Starter
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Trying to decide if I want to switch from my C50 to a WeeStrom

Hey all you Strom folk. I am seriously considering selling my 2007 C50 (I actually have a buyer who wants to buy it today) and getting a Wee Strom. I'm pretty sure I will really enjoy the Strom. I really like the upright riding position, the ability to stand on the pegs when you want to and the ability to explore some dirt roads if I want to. Things I am a little worried about, Chain maintenance...I love a shaft drive as you don't have to do a dang thing to it. I also worry I will miss looking at my pretty little C50. I do like shiny things and it has lots of it. But I do actually like the look of the black or silver stroms to. I haven't ridden one yet, I did go and look at an 07 yesterday and I liked how it felt to sit on it.

I like the thought of a do it all bike, I like taking multi day trips through the mountains here in BC, which I have done on my C50. I will say that my shoulders would start hurting after a couple of days on the C50 from reaching to the bars, and I never really found a super comfortable seat for it either...but I do like how cool it looks.

Any input that might help make the decision easier would be appreciated. And I know this is a Strom site so I expect responses heavily favoring getting a strom and selling the C50, maybe that is what I want...I need some assurances I guess. And I can't afford to keep both so that is out of the question.

Also here is the 07 I am looking at...it is silver and in pretty good shape, It has a few scratches here and there but not to bad. He did take it to alaska from vancouver Two up with his wife last year...should I be worried about that much abuse? Let me know what you think. he wants $6200 CDN.
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Michelin Anakee tires (and stock Trail Wings)
Suzuki hand guards
SW Motech Centre Stand
Parts from Dan Vesel including: skid plate; soft luggage stand off; storage tube; sheepskins and pad; water/oil cooler guards (http://community-2.webtv.net/CHERDAN...omAccessories/)
Frame sliders
Givi E370 Monolock top box (39L)
Nelson Rigg CL-850 Soft Luggage (35L per side)
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post #2 of 27 Old 03-04-2010, 03:29 PM
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Don't let the chain maintenance discourage you from getting a Strom. If you have a center stand it's so easy and doesn't take much time at all. I clean my chain about every 500 miles and spray some new lubricant on it. If I've been offroading in the slop, I'll clean and lube it after a good washing. Other than that, I'll replace them when I get new sprockets. The O ring and X ring chains today require minimum maintenance compared to the unsealed chains back in the day. Good luck, I'm sure you will like it.

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Hey all you Strom folk. I am seriously considering selling my 2007 C50 (I actually have a buyer who wants to buy it today) and getting a Wee Strom. I'm pretty sure I will really enjoy the Strom. I really like the upright riding position, the ability to stand on the pegs when you want to and the ability to explore some dirt roads if I want to. Things I am a little worried about, Chain maintenance...I love a shaft drive as you don't have to do a dang thing to it. I also worry I will miss looking at my pretty little C50. I do like shiny things and it has lots of it. But I do actually like the look of the black or silver stroms to. I haven't ridden one yet, I did go and look at an 07 yesterday and I liked how it felt to sit on it.

I like the thought of a do it all bike, I like taking multi day trips through the mountains here in BC, which I have done on my C50. I will say that my shoulders would start hurting after a couple of days on the C50 from reaching to the bars, and I never really found a super comfortable seat for it either...but I do like how cool it looks.

Any input that might help make the decision easier would be appreciated. And I know this is a Strom site so I expect responses heavily favoring getting a strom and selling the C50, maybe that is what I want...I need some assurances I guess. And I can't afford to keep both so that is out of the question.

Also here is the 07 I am looking at...it is silver and in pretty good shape, It has a few scratches here and there but not to bad. He did take it to alaska from vancouver Two up with his wife last year...should I be worried about that much abuse? Let me know what you think. he wants $6200 CDN.
Thanks

2007 Suzuki V Strom 650 ABS with 16419 kms (10,202 miles) and the following extras:

Michelin Anakee tires (and stock Trail Wings)
Suzuki hand guards
SW Motech Centre Stand
Parts from Dan Vesel including: skid plate; soft luggage stand off; storage tube; sheepskins and pad; water/oil cooler guards (http://community-2.webtv.net/CHERDAN...omAccessories/)
Frame sliders
Givi E370 Monolock top box (39L)
Nelson Rigg CL-850 Soft Luggage (35L per side)
1" 7075-T6 Aluminum Raising Links
To Alaska & back two-up is nothing to the bike. If the passeger was his wife you know those were not hard miles. I have owned (2) wee stroms and now have a 1000. I love these bikes.

As far as chain maintenance, invest in a Scot Oiler and place the feed through the drive sprocket cover just behind the sprocket and just above the bottom run of chain. The chain will be well lubricated and the bike will stay clean. Chain and sprocket life will be more than tripled.

Good luck.
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Thanks for the replies, very helpful. Nice to know the alaska trip isn't anything to worry about. God, I am having a hard time deciding...I am sitting here at work flipping back and forth about whether I want to sell the C50 after work or not...ahhhh...I wish I could afford both, but then I would probably only ride one most of the time anyway.
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I purchased my Black V-strom last year and I just love it. I'm not sure if I would every go back to a regular road bike again. Don't worry about the chain. Maintenance is easy, get a centre stand

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My last bike was a 2006 C50. I can sure tell you when you hit 60+ you wont be as vibby and it only gets better the faster you go. The first time you hit some bumps in the road you will realize you actually have a suspension in the wee-strom. Sometimes on the C50 it would really send a shockwave up the spine. I would recommend some bar risers if reach is an issue. Good news is that it takes about a quart less on an oil change, my insurance barely changed at all even with full coverage, and you can travel a lot further on a tank of gas

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Thanks Bob...good to see there are a few other strommers in the lowermainland. Hey Jim, I thought insurance would go down on a 650 strom compared to a C50 as the C50 is an 800cc bike and over the 750cc bracket. Is it because a strom is considered a sport bike? That would kind of suck.
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Thanks for the replies, very helpful. Nice to know the alaska trip isn't anything to worry about. God, I am having a hard time deciding...I am sitting here at work flipping back and forth about whether I want to sell the C50 after work or not...ahhhh...I wish I could afford both, but then I would probably only ride one most of the time anyway.
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The Wee is only $335 a year for full coverage, liability, comp, and collision. If I remember correctly the C50 was right at $300. so nut much of an increase to worry about. The FZ1 was a different story all together, $700+!

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Hey all you Strom folk. I am seriously considering selling my 2007 C50 (I actually have a buyer who wants to buy it today) and getting a Wee Strom. I'm pretty sure I will really enjoy the Strom. I really like the upright riding position, the ability to stand on the pegs when you want to and the ability to explore some dirt roads if I want to. Things I am a little worried about, Chain maintenance...I love a shaft drive as you don't have to do a dang thing to it. I also worry I will miss looking at my pretty little C50. I do like shiny things and it has lots of it. But I do actually like the look of the black or silver stroms to. I haven't ridden one yet, I did go and look at an 07 yesterday and I liked how it felt to sit on it.

I like the thought of a do it all bike, I like taking multi day trips through the mountains here in BC, which I have done on my C50. I will say that my shoulders would start hurting after a couple of days on the C50 from reaching to the bars, and I never really found a super comfortable seat for it either...but I do like how cool it looks.

Any input that might help make the decision easier would be appreciated. And I know this is a Strom site so I expect responses heavily favoring getting a strom and selling the C50, maybe that is what I want...I need some assurances I guess. And I can't afford to keep both so that is out of the question.

Also here is the 07 I am looking at...it is silver and in pretty good shape, It has a few scratches here and there but not to bad. He did take it to alaska from vancouver Two up with his wife last year...should I be worried about that much abuse? Let me know what you think. he wants $6200 CDN.
Thanks

2007 Suzuki V Strom 650 ABS with 16419 kms (10,202 miles) and the following extras:

Michelin Anakee tires (and stock Trail Wings)
Suzuki hand guards
SW Motech Centre Stand
Parts from Dan Vesel including: skid plate; soft luggage stand off; storage tube; sheepskins and pad; water/oil cooler guards (http://community-2.webtv.net/CHERDAN...omAccessories/)
Frame sliders
Givi E370 Monolock top box (39L)
Nelson Rigg CL-850 Soft Luggage (35L per side)
1" 7075-T6 Aluminum Raising Links
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