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Old 05-17-2012, 07:13 PM   #6841
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Bikes still dirty from ADV Mendo Rally but it was too gorgeous a day not to take pics





Man I love living in the bay area...


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Is that blue? If it is, man, oh man, that thing's a mess! Just like a Strom should be
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Old 05-17-2012, 11:01 PM   #6842
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As I was leaving our local Tuesday night pub crawl I was approached by 3 young ladies one of which who could not wait to mount my filthy, ugly, monster of a V-Strom. I am surprised that I do not see more pictures like this as the V-Strom is clearly a chic magnets...

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Ha ha, you are right. On a trip to Colorado with my Dad and Uncles, we stopped at the general store in the middle of nowhere and these two ladies pull up in a convertable. One comes up and wants to sit on my bike. The big ugly strom, not my dads 'Busa, or my uncles Apprillia Futura, or my other Uncles ZX1400. The strom has sex appeal. PS my wife was not amused. hee hee.


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Old 05-17-2012, 11:05 PM   #6843
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Heres a picture from two weeks ago. My Dad and I did a 10 day trip to Arizona ( Zion, Grand Canyon, etc) This picture was taken in Eastern Oregon. A cold start to our trip for sure. The strom was a champ in the snow though, the upright position and v-twin traction made it easier to survive the snow and slush that stuck to the road. How did my dad do it on his 'Busa? Because I am convinced my Dad is a god. You should see the roost he lays down in a sand wash on that thing.

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Old 05-18-2012, 10:02 PM   #6844
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I hate you a little bit

Is that blue? If it is, man, oh man, that thing's a mess! Just like a Strom should be
haha.understood

It's actually the metallic gray, which does show a little blue in a certain type of light.

I bet you have some awesome road and dirt riding up in NH...our son went to college there, almost more for the great outdoors then the school


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Old 05-19-2012, 07:02 AM   #6845
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haha.understood

It's actually the metallic gray, which does show a little blue in a certain type of light.

I bet you have some awesome road and dirt riding up in NH...our son went to college there, almost more for the great outdoors then the school


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Old 05-21-2012, 12:37 PM   #6846
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Old 05-25-2012, 06:55 AM   #6847
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took a little ride to Hells Canyon Idaho last weekend.









back home, safe and sound in the shop. It was a great day

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Old 05-25-2012, 01:42 PM   #6848
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Two Qs:
1. Your vertical parking method notwithstanding, do you like the Anakees? They and the Pilot Road 3s are on my short list.
2. How do you pass the NH motorcycle safety inspection when your fender chop removed the license plate lamp? Or is plate illumination not a requirement to get the sticker?
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Old 05-25-2012, 03:17 PM   #6849
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Taken yesterday while enjoying the great weather.
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Old 05-25-2012, 05:21 PM   #6850
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Two Qs:
1. Your vertical parking method notwithstanding, do you like the Anakees? They and the Pilot Road 3s are on my short list.
2. How do you pass the NH motorcycle safety inspection when your fender chop removed the license plate lamp? Or is plate illumination not a requirement to get the sticker?
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1) I love both the Anakee 2s and the PR3s. Both very different, obviously. On road, the Anakees feel more triangular and tip in a little quicker. I was able to get my knees down, too. Excellent tire. The PR3s inspire a little more confidence in fast and/or hard cornering and don't howl. Both are excellent in the rain, but the edge goes to the PR3. I haven't worn through the PR3s, yet, so I don't know if the dual-compound tread will improve lifespan, but I hope it will. Offroad, the Anakees performed much better than I thought. What stopped me in that photo was a rock under the belly; the tire was still clawing me forward slowly but surely. Second gear and a lot of throttle will get you out of a lot. I can't say I would have made it out of that hole, but it was trying. And, that was at full pressure, Dropping it down to 20 may have helped. Overall, impressed. 8-10K miles from rear, 15-20K from front. I haven't really tried the PR3s offroad, and I don't really care too. Both are excellent in their own ways.

2) That's an LED-lighted license plate frame.
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Old 05-26-2012, 04:24 PM   #6851
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Not mine but a good friend over in WVA touring the dirt roads near Davis and Thomas.

















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Old 05-26-2012, 05:42 PM   #6852
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Hey that's me.

Doug how ya doing. We gotta ride again. Another death march. For a rainy ride it was a good time. All we needed was a dry place to cook dinner. Did Garmin fix your NUVI 500? Mine was shutting down last week. It seem to work after I drained the battery down.

Road the mountainbike today. Learning to keep the out riggers in when I ride.
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Old 05-26-2012, 06:17 PM   #6853
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Yes its you and looking good I might add

I got a new GPS and then sent the old one back and sold it on fleabay after it was fixed. Plug was fried. I had to have one for the trip up to the Tour of the Battenkill because most of those dirt roads are poorly marked. Yes lets do a ride this fall after it starts raining alot!!!!! and the national conventions are over because between now and then Im on the campaign trail.
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Old 05-26-2012, 06:48 PM   #6854
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Old 05-27-2012, 09:38 AM   #6855
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What skid plate is that?
It's one by SWMoto from Twisted Throttle. It's been really good over several years.

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