Get some more popcorn Mr Giraffe, you're gona need it!!!
So, the 919's are out and I was ready to buy the '11 V Strom DL650 next Saturday. Then, seller of the '08 V Strom DL1000 texts me that he is dropping the price of his bike now. And it's now the exact same price as the '11 Wee I'm about to buy. GAH!!!!
The '11 Wee is very well farkled up, lots of worn parts were recently replaced at 35K miles now. So I feel the bike is in very good condition. Pics of it look very clean, will see it close up next Sat.
The DL1000 only has 13K miles and besides a rear luggage rack and center stand is all stock. Some fluid changes, not much else done.
The farkles don't really mean that much to me now and I will remove the side/top cases for now. I want to hone my re-riding skills before I do any lengthy road trips, if ever. But from alot I've read, many say the DL650 is a better bike mechanically and can do just about everything the DL1000 can do. And with less headaches that, they say, are inherent of the DL1000.
I just like that I'd be getting a more powerful bike for the same money. As I learn to ride better I can maybe appreciate those extra HP's....or not. If I kill myself trying to relearn to ride on a bigger, more powerful bike. Yeah, sorry about that thought but it's in back of my mind.
I guess many of you don't even consider either of these bikes' as one y'all would even own. But I got thrown a curve with the DL1K sellers same price offer as the smaller DL650. Made me go, Hmmm?
So I just had to get QWERTY about it here to vent I guess. Either way, this madness may all be over soon enough whatever choice I make. Peace y'all, e.