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Offline Mac1

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Wee or glee
« on: October 18, 2020, 15:09:20 »
What is the difference? I think I have bought a glee! Keen to get know stroms and what’s what

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Re: Wee or glee
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2020, 15:47:46 »
A 2012, if it is an L2, would normally be a glee.


The original 1,000 was christened ( imaginatively ) a vee.
The original 650, being smaller, became a wee.
The L2 used the engine from the Gladius, so became GLadius engined wEE, or glee.
After that, Suzuki put out a new 1,000, with a beak. So the Veek was born. Glees then got a beak, and became gleeks. It got silly after that with the single headlight and newer models.
Stick a photo up to make sure it's not an old stock wee registered in 2012.


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Re: Wee or glee
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2020, 15:57:17 »
Probably the easiest difference from Wee to Glee to spot is the headlight setup.
Wee:

Glee:
Seems pearl asbo orange is faster after all....

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Re: Wee or glee
« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2020, 16:14:16 »
Am not sure I can spot the difference 😂

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Re: Wee or glee
« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2020, 16:35:19 »
The bike you bought was a glee

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Re: Wee or glee
« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2020, 17:34:03 »
The wee is more angular, the glee rounded. And the glee has gills. Among many other differences.

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Re: Wee or glee
« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2020, 19:01:17 »
There also a difference in appearance of the clutch setup, when viewing the counter sprocket area (above rider left hand side foot peg).

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Re: Wee or glee
« Reply #7 on: October 18, 2020, 21:51:35 »
Thanks for the replies. I am on an enjoyable learning curve

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Re: Wee or glee
« Reply #8 on: October 18, 2020, 22:19:16 »
On RN's Glee that's not a standard exhaust. Let's not over complicate things now.........

Wee up to 2011
Glee 2012 - 2015

After that it's really bleak...........  :grin:

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Re: Wee or glee
« Reply #9 on: October 18, 2020, 22:33:05 »
True, I just grabbed 2 pix of white 650s just to emphasise the shape differences. Wasn't going into the actual differences between k/L models one by one.

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Re: Wee or glee
« Reply #10 on: October 19, 2020, 06:33:04 »
Shame, I was about to point out that the tyre valve caps on the glee are slightly less black than the ones on the wee. They may be aftermarket caps though...
Old enough to know better, but still too young to care...

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Re: Wee or glee
« Reply #11 on: October 19, 2020, 07:27:40 »
...... and the stuff under the seat.....


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Re: Wee or glee
« Reply #12 on: October 19, 2020, 09:39:34 »
...and the oil-cooler.....  (the list goes on   -   and on   - .....)

whichever model it is, just enjoy it!

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Re: Wee or glee
« Reply #13 on: October 19, 2020, 09:56:18 »
The op said he couldn't see much difference. The pics were merely to help with a quick visual identification.

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Re: Wee or glee
« Reply #14 on: October 19, 2020, 10:35:38 »
I like the use of "gills" - very descriptive      (and not at all fishy!)

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Re: Wee or glee
« Reply #15 on: October 19, 2020, 10:56:12 »
Be aware that gills do not make the glee amphibious.
Then again, neither are KTMs...

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Re: Wee or glee
« Reply #16 on: October 19, 2020, 11:33:16 »
Needs a little more than a splash or two on the plug behind the rad though...
Seems pearl asbo orange is faster after all....

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