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Old 01-08-2014, 05:29 PM   #8326
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Screw it.....I'd bring a toilet instead.
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Old 01-08-2014, 06:28 PM   #8327
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Dude!

You totally rock! Exploring the outer limits of the strom. I just got a transalp and everyone complains about what a pig they are off road; it all comes down to the size of your kahunas. lost one of mine to testicular cancer recently but the one they left is a biggin' and I intend to prove it on that transalp!
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Old 01-09-2014, 01:17 PM   #8328
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New look....

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Old 01-10-2014, 06:41 AM   #8329
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Abstract Suzuki by Peter McCullough Photography, on Flickr

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Old 01-10-2014, 06:42 AM   #8330
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Abstract Suzuki by Peter McCullough Photography, on Flickr

Braco, Scotland, Perthshire.
MMMM... i bet the Akro pipes sound GOOD on that liter twin!
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Old 01-10-2014, 08:07 AM   #8331
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I'm really enjoying the pictures! Keep'em coming
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Old 01-11-2014, 06:42 AM   #8332
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It's taking me days to go thru all the pics in this thread. Really makes me want a wee! I probably should have got a wee instead of a KLR a couple years ago, I might still have it then
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Old 01-11-2014, 08:38 AM   #8333
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The V-Strom Picture Thread

The KLR is a great bike!

I went from a DR650.....bought the Vstrom for more touring & gravel roads and bridged the gap for dirt by picking up a KTM 200 EXC.

I was blown away at how smooth the V was on the highway.
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Old 01-11-2014, 08:47 AM   #8334
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The KLR is a great bike!

I went from a DR650.....bought the Vstrom for more touring & gravel roads and bridged the gap for dirt by picking up a KTM 200 EXC.

I was blown away at how smooth the V was on the highway.
The smoothness is what I like,that KTM should be just right,I'm gonna sell the KLR and find a smaller plated bike for going deeper into the sticks,the Strom is really a great next step bike for me.
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Old 01-11-2014, 09:26 AM   #8335
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I didn't believe it at first, but a 20,000 mile V is just getting started. Daily I see V's with over 60-70k miles. Save money and pick up a fully set up bike for under $4,000. If you look....they're out there for $3500.

I enjoy flaunting what I paid for my bike to the guys that bought new.
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Old 01-11-2014, 09:50 AM   #8336
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I didn't believe it at first, but a 20,000 mile V is just getting started. Daily I see V's with over 60-70k miles. Save money and pick up a fully set up bike for under $4,000. If you look....they're out there for $3500.

I enjoy flaunting what I paid for my bike to the guys that bought new.
Your right there are many good deals out there,I never buy new,I just did get a new one,the little guy on my shoulder razzes me all the time for buying a new bike,but gosh it's nice,I think even a high mileage DL be it a 650 or 1000 is still got many miles left on it,buy used ride the hell out of it,I'm gonna abuse my new 1 and try not to worry about it,got my skid plate yesterday gonna mount it today and get some dirt on the bike.
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Old 01-11-2014, 11:39 AM   #8337
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The V-Strom Picture Thread



This well used pair of pegs was finally retired the other month after one broke off when I had a pretty good get off on a local favorite road.



I continue to love the wee.
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Old 01-12-2014, 01:33 AM   #8338
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Had a sit on the new one yesterday. It seems nice, but it's too expensive I think.





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Old 01-12-2014, 02:33 AM   #8339
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100,000 miles back in 2011

There are plenty of high mileage, trouble free Wee's and Vee's out there.

Here is a link to just one of them.

http://www.stromtrooper.com/general-...trom-club.html

I'm liking the look of the new 1000 version, but my '09 Wee only has 73,000 kms on it at the moment.

I need to ride more.
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Old 01-12-2014, 07:03 AM   #8340
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Lol. If you think about it....having a bike that goes 100,000 miles has got to be bad for business. You then don't have owners buying new bikes every 3 years because they're afraid of a valve adjustment.....
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