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Old 01-02-2011, 05:45 AM   #36
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Joined: Nov 2007
Location: Eureka, Ca.
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My boss has an '06 with less than 5000 miles, faded plastic been sitting, I may possibly pick up.
When I first rode it I was very unimpressed. Not much power, viby and the shock felt like a hardtail.
After lubing the chain, adjusting the shock, removing the carb for cleaning, drilling out the fuel mixture plug and going up to a 152 main from a 148, it feels like a completely different bike!
It actually rides pretty nice and has more power. I was able to wheelie it in 2nd gear and ride it out a bit.
The vibes don't seem as bad now either.
What I REALLY like about this thing is the riding position. It fits me really well, especially my long legs.
This would be my STREET BIKE. I have no intentions of off-roading it other than the occasional gravel or dirt road/trail.

If my V-Strom sells, I might just have to pick this thing up.
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