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Old 03-13-2010, 12:58 AM   #1596
Ratchdaddy
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Location: 29 Palms, CA
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Sold Vstrom Bought 89 XT600

Crazy as it sounds I did just that. The VStrom was in fact the best overall motorcycle I have owned in 20+ years of daily motorcycling. I put 45,000 miles on her. It was a great bike for commuting, Ironbutts, camping, curvies, etc. The one area that it was lacking was offroad, especially in soft sand. I live in the desert and the shortest distance to anywhere involves dirt roads full of soft sand and I would often try to muscle the Strom through different roads. No fun and scary. So I sold it on Friday and bought this 89 XT600 on Monday. I have commuted to work on it all week. The cool part is the kick start. The cooler part is that unlike my old Harley, this bike starts on the first or second kick. I have taken it through some of the old roads that I wouldnt take my VStrom on and I am already in love. I sure do miss the luggage capacity and wind protection of the Vstrom, but for now I am having a blast.
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