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post #1 of 11 Old 02-09-2012, 05:18 PM Thread Starter
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Brand new to the board - Looking at a Wee-Strom tomorrow

Howdy gang,

I've been lurking here for awhile and the time has finally come to check these out in person. Not a ton of good looking used ones here right now (as usual) so I'm going to check out an '11 and '12 at the shop tomorrow. The 0% financing has sucked me in.... With any luck I'll be commuting to work on my new wee next week.

The main plan is to save some miles on my Superduke. I love that bike, but I feel bad now that I'm commuting 50 miles/day. That also means that I am refueling, changing oil, and checking valve clearances WAY too often.

I'll post an update after I've test ridden tomorrow....
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post #2 of 11 Old 02-11-2012, 01:01 PM
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Well..... what happened! How was it?
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post #3 of 11 Old 02-11-2012, 02:49 PM Thread Starter
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I never did make it down to the shop yesterday, since I found a pretty solid deal on a 2008 model. I drove down and test rode the bike after work yesterday, and I must say that I am quite impressed. The owner has a 17T countershaft sprocket on it, so it is a bit slow off the line, but it cruises at freeway speeds quite well. I can see myself doing some suspension work down the road, but for my current needs, it is great! I'm getting a loan for the amount that I'm short and will be picking up the bike next week. I'll take pics once I get it.
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post #4 of 11 Old 02-11-2012, 04:28 PM
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Welcome, Just picked up my 2011 a while ago and I'm in love.
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post #5 of 11 Old 02-11-2012, 08:15 PM
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Good to hear. I am looking at a 2011 and 2012. Cant decide. Not many used ones for sale. That should tell you something. I remember looking for my Harley V-Rod there were a ton of sportsters there.... Congrats!

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post #6 of 11 Old 02-13-2012, 12:24 PM Thread Starter
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A few more days and it will be mine. My garage has been organized and my Superduke is currently parked next to my battery tender. I should have it either Wed or Fri, depending on seller's schedule complications.
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Ok, I picked her up today. Not a great pic, but I had to snap one once I got her loaded up. First commute on it tomorrow.

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post #8 of 11 Old 02-17-2012, 09:52 AM
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Awesome she looks great. Exciting! Ride safe and let us know what you think.
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post #9 of 11 Old 02-17-2012, 11:56 AM Thread Starter
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Day two commute to work was great. I'm starting to get a feel for the bike, though I need some time in the twisties to really get a handle on it. Pretty darned easy to ride, and doesn't make me want to do bad things like my KTM does.... Probably a good thing.
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post #10 of 11 Old 02-18-2012, 02:51 AM
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Congratulations on a cool bike. I considered that one myself but found one closer.
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