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Old 04-18-2013, 12:40 PM   #7696
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I roll over 'meh' pavement that leave my sport-bike buddies whimpering.
My 650 also occasionally returns 300+ mile tanks. I've been known to skip every other gas-stop while riding with those sport-bike clowns.
One of the many joys of owning a vstrom


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Old 04-18-2013, 12:48 PM   #7697
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Nice Ride!! Thanks for taking us along.


As for soaking up the bumps, I think it is the more compliant suspension as much as, maybe more than, the 19" front tires. I know riding the 'Strom over the frost heaves is a lot more fun that the "real" street bikes.
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Old 04-19-2013, 11:51 AM   #7698
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Rainier tank bag?

How does it do with the handlebar controls from stop to stop?
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Old 04-19-2013, 09:15 PM   #7699
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I decided to poke a little fun at the whole Gremlin bell/charm thing and make my own little charm to ward off mechanical failures. I figure I'm safe so long as I'm not attacked by Ewoks!

Next step...Blasters mounted on the Strom!
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Old 04-20-2013, 12:42 PM   #7700
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Old 04-20-2013, 08:08 PM   #7701
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Krtek and Skoda. Only words I know Czech.
pivo!!! now that is the only word I will not forget!!!

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Old 04-21-2013, 01:18 PM   #7702
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Rainier tank bag?

How does it do with the handlebar controls from stop to stop?
If I turn the bars hard left to the stop it hits the turn signal switch and puts the signl light on. I only noticed that once backing it into a parking space. Regular around town riding, no issues. I've had the bag for 5 years on 3 different bikes and love it.
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Old 04-21-2013, 01:31 PM   #7703
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Old 04-23-2013, 09:14 AM   #7704
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Old 04-23-2013, 09:26 AM   #7705
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Old 04-24-2013, 12:48 PM   #7706
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Here are two from a trip out east last summer.


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Old 04-24-2013, 01:27 PM   #7707
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Old 04-24-2013, 01:40 PM   #7708
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What's with the standing up on road? Doesn't look that rough. Is the seat bothering you?


You must be a little guy. I'm 6'2" and can't adopt that comfy looking standing position for beans. 'course my balls are well clear of the tank on mine. And yeah, I also have the man sized 'strom.
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Old 04-25-2013, 09:19 AM   #7709
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What's with the standing up on road? Doesn't look that rough. Is the seat bothering you?
Was out on Mulholland and saw the Photog and thought why not stand up. Didn't have any pic's of standing on the pegs with the Strom... Now I do...

On the KTM? Got a few of those...





Good practice to stand up on the bike so it does not feel foreign when ya need to...if ya can't ride it standing up don't take it in the dirt..

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And yeah, I also have the man sized 'strom
The bike is a 1K. 996cc to be exact.
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Old 04-25-2013, 09:33 AM   #7710
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You and I have the same choice in scoots! I love riding meerkat(standing up) on my Strom. I do it less though on the 525. Will do it more when I get my raisers though.
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