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Old 05-07-2012, 04:22 PM   #6841
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Got to test ride a 2012 today. Brakes don't feel so bad compared to my 08's before my brake refresh (calipers/pads/lines). But I like my 08 setup currently. Just saying that the stock setup feels better than my old stock setup from what I can recall.
And the seat is super plush. Too bad it doesn't transfer over







I wonder how accurate their mpg readout is. Sure looks better than any of my calculated mpg readings....


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Old 05-08-2012, 05:51 AM   #6842
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I wonder how accurate their mpg readout is. Sure looks better than any of my calculated mpg readings....
It's actually pretty accurate. Mine is showing 54.1mpg and I calculated around 55mpg.
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Old 05-08-2012, 03:13 PM   #6843
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I blame my bike for everything that is a result of my poor riding technique
So I made an appointment with the folks @ hyperpro, they will install the spring kit for the dl650.

I hope it will improve the handling...if not.....the purple spring looks really good on my black bike
I'll try to snap some pics of the process.
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Old 05-15-2012, 06:47 AM   #6844
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Taken yesterday while enjoying the great weather.
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Old 05-17-2012, 12:13 PM   #6845
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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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Old 05-17-2012, 03:41 PM   #6846
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Old 05-17-2012, 06:13 PM   #6847
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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, 10:01 PM   #6848
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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...

Enjoy!

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, 10:05 PM   #6849
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Snow fun

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, 09:02 PM   #6850
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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, 06:02 AM   #6851
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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, 11:37 AM   #6852
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Old 05-25-2012, 05:55 AM   #6853
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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, 12:42 PM   #6854
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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?
Thanks.

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Old 05-25-2012, 02:17 PM   #6855
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Taken yesterday while enjoying the great weather.
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