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Old 08-04-2006, 02:42 PM   #46
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Originally Posted by GlowinGreenKLR650
so... how you turn that hack around??? seems like it would be a pain in the behind on a trail of any sort... but then i guess you dont drop it as often...
Everythings relative.

For me, handling a VStrom (or a 12GS) off road is a real bitch without a sidecar. These things are HEAVY.

I use my XR400 for real off road.

The hack has a separate brake pedal for the sidecar, makes handling kinda fun. Does great donuts.

Plus, it will roll backwards, (downhill) without tipping over

With the trunk of the SC full of beer, I don't have to turn around.

Also, i have a passenger who can help some.

Finally, I usually pay attention where i am riding on any of the big bikes.
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Old 08-04-2006, 06:58 PM   #47
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Just a few of many

















Many more to come

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Old 08-04-2006, 07:09 PM   #48
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This thread is long overdue keep it coming.
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Old 08-04-2006, 07:38 PM   #49
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Old 08-04-2006, 09:28 PM   #50
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Jere's a couple that I drug up from Smugmug. Both from the Big Bend area.



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Old 08-05-2006, 10:40 AM   #51
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New category from southforkspeedster.

Your Strom, Kickstand Optional
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Old 08-05-2006, 07:09 PM   #52
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Thumb I gotta say

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They must had had a sale on the organge paint, huh? After you got done spraying the bike, what else did you paint?

More than any pic of a strom --I love the one of the Great Pumpkin. I just love that big-ass orange strom.
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Old 08-05-2006, 07:41 PM   #53
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I just had to see how well this bike could climb hills where there is no defined road.
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Old 08-08-2006, 05:47 PM   #54
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Old 08-08-2006, 10:04 PM   #55
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From what I've been seeing, the Stroms can go anywhere the GS's can go and do so more reliably. More power, better handling, etc.

When is BMW going to get their bikes straightened out? Seems like they've been in a downward spiral for a number of years. It seems that the price of their bikes keeps going up and their quality and reliability keep going down. They are the only motorcycle company I'm aware of that keeps getting knocked on their reliability, consistently. It's a real shame, they used to be pretty good bikes. Are they trying to take the old boxer twin beyond what that basic design is capable of?
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Old 08-08-2006, 10:19 PM   #56
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Talking Well...sorta

Ok...it's the beasts first trip off pavement but I had to be gentle as my buddy was riding a Shadow...not the same kind of adventure!! It was a 400 mile day in the hills with 100 degrees in Boise...what a day.



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Old 08-09-2006, 06:09 AM   #57
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I hill in the Hiawatha National Forest.
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Old 08-09-2006, 09:54 AM   #58
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headed to prudhoe bay in the morning. There's a mile or two of gravel up there, does that count?


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I don't mean to get off topic here, but do you have more pics of that bike? I am intrigued by the paint on the passenger pegs and exhaust etc.
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Old 08-09-2006, 02:15 PM   #59
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I don't mean to get off topic here, but do you have more pics of that bike? I am intrigued by the paint on the passenger pegs and exhaust etc.
i think that ol boy has a nice website with everything he's done to the bike.
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Old 08-09-2006, 02:44 PM   #60
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This friend is a bit more dummer eh?
Not dummer...just more adventurous...yes that was me.
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