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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 01-31-2011, 07:11 PM Thread Starter
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Talking New vstrom 650 owner

Well Ladies and Gents,
I pulled the trigger. I am now the owner of a 2011 Vstrom 650 with ABS (white mostly with some black). I will post pics at some point. I test road one at the Suzuki dealer and it was everything I had read about online.
Purrs like an electric bike. ABS. Upright riding position and not on my tailbone. I am still breaking it in...can't go over 5,000 rpm for 500 miles. I have about 180 miles since saturday afternoon when I bought it.
Price tag was about 8000 but with all the crazy fees and taxes..more like 9,000. Then they gave me 2,000 for Rocinante my Vulcan 750. Then I ordered up some mods like back off, modulator, heated grips, and disc brake pin lock.
With the maintenance plan and warranty about 200$ a month.
5 years unlimited mileage warranty. 3 years all maintenance parts and labor covered. All I have to do is ride! I will be going back to the dealer to swap out the corbin seat with stock and to get my gps mount back. I will be trying to sell one of you guys the corbin if you want. Also, I have contracts with Lance for Lance supports and cooler regulator pending. So if anyone wants to buy them I am cool with that. I also have the mutazu bags that were going to go with the Lance supports. I will be selling off all vulcan 750 parts and accessories at some point. Especially if you live near me ..you might get a great deal cuz i don't have to ship. Thanks for all the input on the Vulcan and new ride and I will surely be lurking of course. I figured I needed to trade the vulcan in before something occurred or i put way more miles on it. You guys have really helped me with this whole motorcycle addiction ...great therapy!

2011 Suzuki VSTROM DL650 with ABS Purchased Jan 28 now with 39,000miles WRECKED JAN 12 ,2013
"To strive, to seek, to find, not to yield."
05 Vulcan 750 26,050miles *Traded in*
Ventura guards
MadStadt mount
Givi windshield/Heated grips
Backoff
Riderbeads
Givi 52 topcase
Pat Walsh Crash bars skid plate
OEM centerstand
Headlight modulator
Battery tender
Aquarium thermometer with forward probe mount
Admore LED Lighting/Givi E36N panniers
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congrats on the new ride.

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I'm keepin' all the left over parts. I'm gonna use 'em to build another bike!
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I've read a lot about those bikes in Rider and such. Looks like a great bike. Enjoy!

Bike is sold, thanks for the help guys. Ride safe.
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Thumbs up Motoman`s break-in secrets

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Well Ladies and Gents,
I pulled the trigger. I am now the owner of a 2011 Vstrom 650.......I am still breaking it in...can't go over 5,000 rpm for 500 miles. I have about 180 miles since saturday afternoon when I bought it.
You may have driven the new V-Strom too far already, to get the full benefit from MOTOMAN`S recommended break-in procedure. Read this over anyway to see if you agree with his methods. According to this article the manufacturer`s recommended break-in procedure is for liability reasons, not to provide the consumer with the longest lasting and most powerful engine possible.

http://www.mototuneusa.com/break_in_secrets.htm

BTW, congrats on the new scoot. What is the redline on the V-Strom?

Gordon

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Purchased May 16, 2008
Approx.19,300km (12,000 miles)

H-D windshield
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MF-AGM battery
Fiamm Freeway Blaster horns
F&S luggage rack and engine guard
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July 13, 2016, Riding on the DARKSIDE now, Classic Radial 165/80-15


TOP TEN THINGS A NEW RIDER/OWNER SHOULD DO. Click on link.
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You may have driven the new V-Strom too far already, to get the full benefit from MOTOMAN`S recommended break-in procedure. Read this over anyway to see if you agree with his methods. According to this article the manufacturer`s recommended break-in procedure is for liability reasons, not to provide the consumer with the longest lasting and most powerful engine possible.

http://www.mototuneusa.com/break_in_secrets.htm

BTW, congrats on the new scoot. What is the redline on the V-Strom?
I think redline is like 10,000. It does 65mph at 5000 rpm. Thanks for the link !

2011 Suzuki VSTROM DL650 with ABS Purchased Jan 28 now with 39,000miles WRECKED JAN 12 ,2013
"To strive, to seek, to find, not to yield."
05 Vulcan 750 26,050miles *Traded in*
Ventura guards
MadStadt mount
Givi windshield/Heated grips
Backoff
Riderbeads
Givi 52 topcase
Pat Walsh Crash bars skid plate
OEM centerstand
Headlight modulator
Battery tender
Aquarium thermometer with forward probe mount
Admore LED Lighting/Givi E36N panniers
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I also have to specifically thank the great Professor Lance for all his help and guiding me with the best way to work on my bike and being such a hard working guy. He is a great influence on a new guy like me.

2011 Suzuki VSTROM DL650 with ABS Purchased Jan 28 now with 39,000miles WRECKED JAN 12 ,2013
"To strive, to seek, to find, not to yield."
05 Vulcan 750 26,050miles *Traded in*
Ventura guards
MadStadt mount
Givi windshield/Heated grips
Backoff
Riderbeads
Givi 52 topcase
Pat Walsh Crash bars skid plate
OEM centerstand
Headlight modulator
Battery tender
Aquarium thermometer with forward probe mount
Admore LED Lighting/Givi E36N panniers
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Yo....they're great bikes. I gather these still come with a centerstand, too--nice! You should have lots of fun with this one over time. Congrats!

The ABS option purchase was a really smart move. If you have a bad day and grab too much front brake, it could easily save you a ride in a meatwagon.

Please post pics of your new Suz when you get a chance....

Be good to your new bike's chain, especially. Check out the different options in on-board chain oilers. I'm sure the Vstrom forum world has some good threads on this topic by now...

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Congrats on the new scoot!

Eh, if you've got a rear rack... I've been looking for one.

Good Luck!

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Coaster Mod
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Slipstreamer S-08 Windshield
F&S Saddlebags/Mounts
Luggage Rack
12V Outlet
Mustang Seat
sissy bar
Oversized Pirelli Front Tire
6k miles

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