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post #1 of 5 Old Sep 3rd, 2007, 12:15 am Thread Starter
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From an 05 LT to a 07 Dual Sport

I had a great time here exchanging LT Info with many fine folks and may well check in from time to time but I have sold my LT and after demo-ing several bikes and looking at several different brands I have purchased a new 2007 Suzuki DL1000. I could not make myself go back to HD nor a Goldwing.

The V-Strom is very comfortable for me sitting straight up with exceptional handling and bullet proof mechanicals.
I won't have the amazing array of comfort items on the LT - But with
a little farkling $$ for heated grips and GIVI bags, etc I will be set.

The reason I did not chose another BMW are well known - BMW's lack of addressing a significant amount of mechanical failures across the broad spectrum of models and ever shrinking dealerships to support a highly sophisticated machine is well documented.

Best wishes to you all -

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2007 Black Suzuki DL1000 V-Strom - Sold
2007 Red Moto Guzzi Norge 1200 - Sold
2005 LT Dark Graphite - (Sold)
2005 PearlBlue FJR1300 (Sold)
3 BMW's, 8 HD baggers, 3 Goldwings & 860K + miles later
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post #2 of 5 Old Sep 3rd, 2007, 2:30 am
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Congrats on the new bike. You'll probably want to go shopping for shocks as the OEM shocks on the VStrom are pretty I've been told. YMMV
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Do they come with ABS????

ABS equip or can you get ABS???

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Hoo Ra!
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post #5 of 5 Old Sep 3rd, 2007, 10:11 am
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Have a GREAT time on the new ride! What a hoot to be able to jump over curbs and shoot fireroads!
Just be careful of the wheelies on that thing!!

R1200GSA Hi Ho, Hi Ho, It's off to Alaska I go!
(Down to ONE BIKE - ARGH!)
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