Canadian Maritimes

Steve Northrop blackgpz at
Sat Nov 17 11:18:15 PST 2007

The main reason I'm looking at the 650 instead of the 1000 is strictly for 
less weight while trying to negotiate the unpaved/dirt roads. In looking at 
pics of the 650, the seat contours don't look particularly comfortable, but 
I think Mike is right, it can be fixed.

Steve in Western NY
'96 GPZ1100
'02 Daytona 955i
"You Can't Fix Stupid", Ron White

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Buehrle, Michael" <Michael.Buehrle at>
To: "William K Denton" <wkdenton at>; "GPz List" 
<gpzlist at>
Sent: Saturday, November 17, 2007 12:59 PM
Subject: RE: Canadian Maritimes

> Yes to clarify it is the v-strom 650 the fellow rode and his main 
> complaint was the seat but I'm sure that could be taken care of.
> Not only does that bike perform , it looks great as well.
> I've been watching for a salvage one(650/1000)but they are hard to find, 
> probably their rugged body work keeps them from getting written off.
> Mb
> -----Original Message-----
> From: William K Denton [mailto:wkdenton at]
> Sent: Sat 11/17/2007 11:27 AM
> To: GPz List
> Subject: Re: Canadian Maritimes
> Steve,
> I think that the DL650 is the perfect and logical choice for your mission,
> even if you're planning to sell it immediately afterwards.  I'm doing some
> LONG range planning for my next XC trip in 2009; a round trip from
> Pennsylvania to Alaska.  For that kind of distance and time on the road 
> (~45
> days), I'm leaning towards the DL1000, but even still I'm considering the
> DL650.  I'm probably NOT going to sell it afterwards, as I everyone I know
> that has one absolutely loves them (650 & 1000 flavors).  In add'n to 
> their
> on/off road qualities, they seem to be the epitome of the modern day
> "standard" motorcycle, with an upright and comfortable seating position 
> and
> overall great ergonomics.
> Good luck with your decision and subsequent hunt.
> Bill in Yardley, PA
> wkdenton at
> '96 GPz1100
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Steve Northrop" <blackgpz at>
> Right now
>> I'm thinking 650 V-Strom. Anyone have any other suggestions?
>> Steve in Western NY
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