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post #1 of 14 Old 02-01-2007, 03:25 PM Thread Starter
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What about viberation-if any

I would like to know about the DL650 viberation, first let me say here I'm thinking of purchasing a DL650 and I don't know if there is a viberation or not. I'm asking for your help on this, as I have never ridden a DL650 or a DL1000 before. I'm a speed limit rider so my ridding will mostlikely top out at 75mph. Let me say here I'm a Dual-Sport rider and I do have a Suzuki DRZ400S which I truly love the bike, but I want to add a second bike that I can ride with riders at highway speeds for those 200-300 mile weekend rides. Of the two bikes is one that much better then the other, am I just paying for HP or what. Remember I'm a Dual-Sport Tourer, not a lay-em down in the corners guy. Any comment will help me make my decession on which DL to get.

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I would like to know about the DL650 viberation, first let me say here I'm thinking of purchasing a DL650 and I don't know if there is a viberation or not. I'm asking for your help on this, as I have never ridden a DL650 or a DL1000 before. I'm a speed limit rider so my ridding will mostlikely top out at 75mph. Let me say here I'm a Dual-Sport rider and I do have a Suzuki DRZ400S which I truly love the bike, but I want to add a second bike that I can ride with riders at highway speeds for those 200-300 mile weekend rides. Of the two bikes is one that much better then the other, am I just paying for HP or what. Remember I'm a Dual-Sport Tourer, not a lay-em down in the corners guy. Any comment will help me make my decession on which DL to get.

Thanks, John L
Don't know what the vibration you speak of might be. If you are leaning towards or thinking about a 650, buy one. Most 1000 riders know exactly what they want going in. I am a speed limit rider myself, but I bought the Vee because I like torque, and like the looks of the bike better. From the sounds of your intended use, the Wee would be perfect for you. Can't go wrong.
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this thing is almost Goldwing-smooth, it's almost spooky.
I've never had a twin that's been this smooth. If you are use to thumper's, you'll be in heaven.
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this thing is almost Goldwing-smooth, it's almost spooky.
I've never had a twin that's been this smooth. If you are use to thumper's, you'll be in heaven.
+1 on the smoothness.
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Is it possible you're thinking of the vibration that *might* appear after installing engine guards? That's the only vibration issue I've heard of.

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I think it's smoother than my 1978 Suzuki GS1000E. Any vibration is very soothing. Everything is relaxed, unlike the frenzy of most in-line fours.

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I would like to know about the DL650 viberation, first let me say here I'm thinking of purchasing a DL650 and I don't know if there is a viberation or not. I'm asking for your help on this, as I have never ridden a DL650 or a DL1000 before. I'm a speed limit rider so my ridding will mostlikely top out at 75mph. Let me say here I'm a Dual-Sport rider and I do have a Suzuki DRZ400S which I truly love the bike, but I want to add a second bike that I can ride with riders at highway speeds for those 200-300 mile weekend rides. Of the two bikes is one that much better then the other, am I just paying for HP or what. Remember I'm a Dual-Sport Tourer, not a lay-em down in the corners guy. Any comment will help me make my decession on which DL to get.

Thanks, John L
???????????????? Who told you that?
As an Ex BMW rider with a new DL 650 I can assure you if there is "viberation" there is a problem somewhere that needs to be fixed. Ugh is smooth as glass and amazingly agile. Get ya one, you won't regret it. 650 everything you need and then some! 1000 , probably more than you need.

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Go right ahead and get more than ya need!!!!!!:mrgreen: No vibes whatsoever on my 1000.......SMOOOOOTH!!!!

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Go right ahead and get more than ya need!!!!!!:mrgreen: No vibes whatsoever on my 1000.......SMOOOOOTH!!!!

+1. Either way you can't go wrong.
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Yeah, either way!

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