blackgpz at rochester.rr.com
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
'02 Daytona 955i
"You Can't Fix Stupid", Ron White
----- Original Message -----
From: "Buehrle, Michael" <Michael.Buehrle at ottawa.ca>
To: "William K Denton" <wkdenton at verizon.net>; "GPz List"
<gpzlist at micapeak.com>
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.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: William K Denton [mailto:wkdenton at verizon.net]
> Sent: Sat 11/17/2007 11:27 AM
> To: GPz List
> Subject: Re: Canadian Maritimes
> 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
> 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
> on/off road qualities, they seem to be the epitome of the modern day
> "standard" motorcycle, with an upright and comfortable seating position
> overall great ergonomics.
> Good luck with your decision and subsequent hunt.
> Bill in Yardley, PA
> wkdenton at verizon.net
> '96 GPz1100
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Steve Northrop" <blackgpz at rochester.rr.com>
> Right now
>> I'm thinking 650 V-Strom. Anyone have any other suggestions?
>> Steve in Western NY
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