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Old 01-17-2012, 10:46 AM   #6541
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Wow brings back some memories. My Uncle used to fly gliders in Elisnore in teh mid 70s. We used to grab a burger here on occasion.

Awesome you know the spot. Ortega is my Local Road. Learned all kinds of things on that road and crashed my 1980 Secca on it. The Picture is nice as it's a clean shot of the lot and The Lookout. You'll like this one too, the hang gliders view:

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Old 01-17-2012, 03:51 PM   #6542
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I rememebr teh glider pilots were always at odds with the hang glider pilots. They were both fighting for the same thermals.
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Old 01-17-2012, 07:26 PM   #6543
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Are you the same Flying Pig from BARF?
Well that all depends on what you think of the Flying Pig from BARF
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Old 01-21-2012, 05:46 AM   #6544
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18° C in the middle of Winter ?

All I can say is that it was hard to go back to work after this lunch-time ride north of Montpellier.

First: heading into a beautiful valley:


Looking back on it from the other side:


I was a little too busy in the middle to take pictures.
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Old 01-22-2012, 12:46 AM   #6545
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Old 01-22-2012, 08:57 AM   #6546
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Brand new, and mine now.

Has anyone compared the seat of the new 2012 with the old models seat?
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Old 01-22-2012, 09:32 AM   #6547
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Bought it in May 011 after some problems with my 05. Didn’t know that in 012 they would change the strom or I would have held off for the new one.

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Old 01-22-2012, 11:35 AM   #6548
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Brand new, and mine now.

Sorry to say it, but I farted on that exact seat a couple weeks ago.

Oh, but congrats on the new bike!!

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Old 01-22-2012, 02:03 PM   #6549
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Sorry to say it, but I farted on that exact seat a couple weeks ago.

Oh, but congrats on the new bike!!

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Phew, lucky for me they're either swapping out that saddle for a low seat, or else giving me another bike off the truck since I'm not picking up for a month or two!
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Old 01-22-2012, 02:07 PM   #6550
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Has anyone compared the seat of the new 2012 with the old models seat?
Love the new seat. Much narrower and slightly firmer in the front, still wide and cushy just behind that. Pillion seat is super comfy too. The new embroidered logo and suede look stripe is also a really nice touch. I ordered the factory low seat as well - hope it's just as nice. Haven't seen any reviews or comments on that one yet.
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Old 01-22-2012, 03:43 PM   #6551
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Looks so good in the wild...

I hope you enjoy your new 650. Good color choice. I think mine is starting to like me and take me nice places. Here are a couple pix from my Sunday afternoon in southern France. I kept thinking that "it's an adventure if you go somewhere new just to take a look, turn around, or take a picture". That, plus seeing 3 huge wild pigs run across the road a few hundred meters ahead of me... like solid little bears running at 30 kph. Now I can understand the surprise and the damage. Don't they look before crossing?

A place called Saint-Jean de Bučges.


The road winds down through that village an out the other side. Really pretty area.


My total ride was about 150 km, and mileage showed 4.2 litres/100 on a fresh tank, and while I'm not a real fast rider, I definitely brought the bike up in the revs as required. As I was riding warmed by the setting sun on my way home, I felt like I was the last person on a pristine ski run at the end of the day... so cool, yet no one to witness it! Thus the pix.

Enjoy your Sunday rides everyone!

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Old 01-22-2012, 05:51 PM   #6552
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Brand new, and mine now.

Congrats Snowkarver! Perhaps we'll see you out on a V-Strom ride this year.
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Old 01-22-2012, 10:36 PM   #6553
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That, plus seeing 3 huge wild pigs run across the road a few hundred meters ahead of me... like solid little bears running at 30 kph. Now I can understand the surprise and the damage. Don't they look before crossing?

Mojo34

I know this is a VSTROM pic thread, but:

Like this??? These fuckers are everywhere around where I live.

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Old 01-23-2012, 01:40 AM   #6554
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I know this is a VSTROM pic thread, but:

Like this??? These fuckers are everywhere around where I live.

Yeah, that's one. As a friend says, "shoot first, eat bacon later".
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Old 01-23-2012, 05:25 AM   #6555
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That's bull. The 705's are great tires.
Ive run 4 rear 705s and 2 fronts on my 650 Strom. New, theyt are great.On road, off and wet roads . However, I have not been abvle to reach the 5k mark on the rear tire no matrtrer how or where I ride. One the other hand, the 705 front is my favorite tire on the market. It bites as well as any other tire out there. A 705 on the rear tends to flat spot in the center very quickly. These tires used to be the best kept secret due their very affordavble price BUT as many are noticing, Shinko is slowly creeping the price up. Now, its just not economicaly sound for me to run the 705 on the rear because it will only last me 8 weeks, The best combo ive found for the Strom is the 705 radial up front anf the Anakee 2 on the rear. Anakee 2s are awesome performing tire in every condition and the mileage is next to none...and theyre affordable. Ive read several posts and reports about 705s delaminating or chunking but like I said previously, Ive run 4 of these tires and I have never had anything like delaminating occur. these tires were around $65 for a rear but shinko spiked them up to $80 now. It will be $100 tire very soon. They are nylon ply tires where Michelin and Metzler for instance dont use nylon...they use something like "Aramid" plys. I think the nylon is what makes the 705 more affordable and wear out so fast. Overall, these tires are great....they do everything good and for off roading, running 18psi will give suprisingly grear traction.
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