Canadian Maritimes

schnowz schnowz at
Sat Nov 17 16:37:13 PST 2007

 A buddy has one and loves it. He had the the SV650 before it.. IIRC the 
first thing he did was put on a Russel saddle and highway bars. Doesn't seem 
to have any problem holding it at an idicated 85-90 on the highway and can 
wield it like a deadly weapon in the tight twisties..He is a small guy and I 
think he lowered the seat height.
 I also know of  a girl who toured Europe on one and liked it more the the 
DL1000 she owns in the states..
I haven't ridden one yet but from everything I've heard it could be my next 
bike when the Geeper craps out. I would want sumptin light as if you dump it 
on a dirt road in the middle of nowhere it should be easy to pick up..
 Steve you may remember Phil, he took a ride on one and said it was gutless 
and ended up with a Beemer GS, but he is the only person I've heard say 
negative thing about it.

 Pete S

> 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 

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