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post #1 of 5 Old 12-31-2010, 09:59 AM Thread Starter
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Not something I usually do but I'd heard from several trusted sources that the DL650 was a good ride.

Took the plunge from a CL ad and picked up a nicely maintained 04 Wee.
I'd been looking for a while and nothing even came close to this one's condition,miles/price.
Always nice to find something that was cared for better than you would have yourself.




Seems now I have found the place with all the answers......Al

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post #2 of 5 Old 12-31-2010, 11:09 AM
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Welcome, Big_Al!

I haven't been riding my Wee long myself, but I agree that this is the best place to find out everything you need to know about it.

Beware, you will soon be wanting all sorts of extras ("farkles") to improve your ride. But that's part of the fun!
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Beware, you will soon be wanting all sorts of extras ("farkles") to improve your ride. But that's part of the fun!
Speaking as one who rides a KLR650, I've learned to ride first, farlkle later. You'll see what's necessary and what's "Bling" :biggrinjester:....Al
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Welcome to the forum. I think you will enjoy the smooth engine and gearbox. I find it most comfortable with my feet under me vs in front or behind. I suspect that is one of the reasons that the Adv style bikes are doing fairly well in the marketplace. They are very close to the old "sit up and beg" position even my 1972 HD sportster was like that.

These bikes are similar to the KLR in that riders seem to modify them a lot based on what they like to do and make an excellent base platform. I have seen them setup 100% touring, commuter or a decent off road machine ( with in reason for a 500 lb bike)

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I spent several hours on the Wee today and no real disappointments at all. About half way through my ride the thought hit me: Man this thing shifts good! Should have noticed it sooner but was so focused on everything else since there was a lot of traffic out today till I got out of the metro area. As smooth as the FZ1 was, the gearbox was often described as Yamaha's "box of rocks" ....Al
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