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Old 03-02-2012, 06:00 AM   #6691
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That literally sounds like one of the most absolutely HORRIBLE things I could possibly imagine doing to myself. But if that's your thing, good for you
Clearly this is the wrong forum for posts about running. I blame "1 Wheel Drive" for starting the dialogue. ;)

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Thanks man! We all have our vices.
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Old 03-02-2012, 07:31 AM   #6692
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I cannot imagine what would have to be chasing me to make me run like that, but good for you, my friend!



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Hey thanks guys! Yes, it was a "50k" or 31 miles. That weekend is what I called a mini "mancation"... rode, camped, ran. Good times.

Yeah, I usually don't race much under marathon distance unless its a beautiful trail course. I ran the entire 444mi Natchez Trace Parkway last year on foot (first ever in history actually, and garnished a world record - see http://racethetrace.com/ ), and will be running my first "official" 100mi race this year.

I'm training and trying to qualify for a race around Mont Blanc - http://www.ultratrailmb.com/page/35/Course.html
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Old 03-02-2012, 08:35 AM   #6693
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Here's a photo of my 2008 model V-Strom DL1000 just before a very enjoyable 100 mile run yesterday here in Scotland, nice weather lately.

I spend a lot of time cleaning it, bought this bike from new and I adore it!

Great looking bike. Looks a lot like my black, 2008 650. I sure would love to ride mine around Scotland! Looks like a beautiful country from what I've seen in films and on TV. My wife visited Scotland just before we got engaged. She said the people were as amazing as the landscape.

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Old 03-08-2012, 01:40 PM   #6694
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Out playing in the dirt yesterday on my '11 Wee.


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Old 03-08-2012, 04:37 PM   #6695
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My strom seems to have an identity crisis

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Old 03-08-2012, 05:03 PM   #6696
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My strom seems to have an identity crisis

Sweet! What tires are those? The Heidenau K60's?
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Old 03-08-2012, 05:16 PM   #6697
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Sweet! What tires are those? The Heidenau K60's?
yes it is
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Old 03-08-2012, 05:39 PM   #6698
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My strom seems to have an identity crisis

Whoa, orange! I love it. What is that LED bar on the back? Aux brake light?
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Old 03-09-2012, 04:17 PM   #6699
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Sweet! What tires are those? The Heidenau K60's?
Yup, the K60 Scouts to be more precise. I won't lie, I partially bought them because of the tread design



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Whoa, orange! I love it. What is that LED bar on the back? Aux brake light?
Yup, auxiliary tail/brake/turn signal bar. It comes in 2 sizes, I went for the large
http://www.admorelighting.com/index.....php&subpage=5

I've had an incident last year where a driver didn't see me come to a stop at a red light and ran over my foot. I guess it's better than plowing into me, but still, too close for comfort.

The turn signals are animated like those frou-frou mustang signals, and the brake lights modulate upon the first use.
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Old 03-09-2012, 09:49 PM   #6700
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Nice day for a ride

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Old 03-10-2012, 04:08 AM   #6701
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Just saying hello to all my friends here in the Northeast that didn't get a chance to ride the other day.. It was upper 50's here in Maine..

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Old 03-14-2012, 09:06 PM   #6702
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Old 03-15-2012, 07:35 AM   #6703
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Hello Thailand...





The rides....



My rides....
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Old 03-15-2012, 08:10 AM   #6704
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Hello Thailand...


Fantastic to once again see some more international flavor in this thread. The bikes look great and I am sure you guys get huge enjoyment out of riding them. Thanks for sharing the photos.
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Old 03-17-2012, 09:39 AM   #6705
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Here's my '08.

We FINALLY had a couple of really nice days late last week and I brought the bike out for the first time this season. I was anxious to go for a ride because over the winter I changed out the handle bars, added Rox risers, a Givi windshield, Extenda Fenda, and a lower engine cowl.




The engine cowl is made by a UK company called Power Bronze. I get the impression these things aren't very popular here in the US but I like the look of them. I added some expanded aluminum rain gutter screen to the openings.


I was never crazy about the silver exhaust shroud on an otherwise black bike. I was going to paint it over the winter when I came across a thread on changing a bike's color using adhesive vinyl sheets. Turns out there's a ton of this stuff available on eBay. Most sellers will send samples for the cost of postage, so I ordered faux carbon fiber samples from several sellers and decided the 3M Scotchprint was the best quality. A single sheet 1'x2' cost all of $10, shipped to my mail box. I used a heat gun to get it to shape and mold to every contour on the shroud (a good hairdryer would probably work just as well). I'm really pleased with the results (minus the fly in the photo, who barged into the shot).


Then when I came home from work yesterday, THESE were waiting for me! I plan on eeking out another 1k out of the stock tires before mounting up these beauties.


Lastly, I have some of those cool German-style decals to replace the stock graphics but I haven't mustered the courage to do it yet.

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