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.
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/
Givi E370 Monolock top box (39L)
Nelson Rigg CL-850 Soft Luggage (35L per side)
1" 7075-T6 Aluminum Raising Links