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post #1 of 12 Old 08-19-2010, 01:36 PM Thread Starter
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Own a SV1000S, will I be happy with a Wee?

Thinking of trying to trade my SV1000s for a strom. I have been riding distances alot and think a taller windscreen would be better. Am I going to be happy with a 650? At the moment I cannot afford to get a 1000 strom, unless I can find someone wanting a my bike straight across. How does the wee do on the highway for power? How about power on the highway with a passenger? Handling? My current bike is set up with taller adjustable bars GSXR front end and a larger windshield but it could be better. A comfortable seat would be nice to. Any input would be appreciated.
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post #2 of 12 Old 08-19-2010, 11:45 PM
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no. You will miss the power.

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Agreed, the lack of power will be very noticeable, the handling is pretty good - I've managed to stay ahead of SV 1000's on roads with no straight bits, but even the DL 1000 suffers compared to the SV 1000 in power.
1-up, it's O.K. but you'll notice the lack of power passing at about 85mph - below that change down.
2-up more noticeable - I have no problems 2-up, but I grew up on underpowered bikes.

Certainly a lot less effort to ride though.

Edit: The DL seats suck too :{


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post #4 of 12 Old 08-20-2010, 08:21 AM
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I also think you'll miss the power.

Perhaps you just haven't found the right (for you) windshield and seat for the SV.
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post #5 of 12 Old 08-20-2010, 10:11 AM
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sv to wee

how old are you? i sold my sv1000 in march and bought a 2009 wee. after four years i never really fell in love with the sv. i installed lower pegs and a taller seat, highest handlebars the cable would allow. still did not find it comfortable for more than a hour or two. and i am only 5' 9". but my biggest problem was the low speed running. they are fast but below 4000 rpm mine just wasn't fun. i installed a techlusion tfi which helped. but it was lumpy and rough at low speed. i ride back roads and city streets. the wee isn't fast but for me its more fun to ride.
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post #6 of 12 Old 08-20-2010, 10:53 AM
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vee=wee

Its redundant, they are both great bikes, unless you like speeding tickets with two up.
I just finished a ride with my wife doing 120-130kms/hour on the QEW with little effort yesterday on my DL1000. I'm sure a wee could have kepted up with me.
I like the extra power, but really, its not necessary.
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Maybe I better hold out for a 1000. I do like smaller bikes, I have old Hondas. Thought about doing the spencer seat thing but I really need to not spend any more money on this bike. You know, more money in it than its worth. I did the GSXR front end thing.

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Yeah, the Wee is a great all-around bike, but it doesn't have liter-bike power & acceleration.

If that's what you want, hold out for a good Vee. They're available!

At more or less legal speeds my little Wee has certainly kept up with bigger bikes just fine.

Last night my wife and I rode it about 60 miles out to dinner & back, including some highway travel. It does two-up fine, but again, it isn't a liter bike...

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I do like smaller bikes, I have old Hondas.
Not sure exactly what you mean by this but the vstrom is a fairly big bike. Both are about the same size with the 650 being a little lighter.
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post #10 of 12 Old 08-21-2010, 11:11 AM Thread Starter
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I am thinking I could even swap my power commander over to a 650. Looks like the part numbers are the same if I get the correct year wee. Seems like the Power Commander would give it a litle more power. It did on my 1000.
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