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Old 04-16-2013, 05:37 AM   #7696
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Somewhere around here.
A favorite ride for sure. You can do a Googlemap street view fly through to get a sense of how good it is.
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Old 04-17-2013, 01:02 PM   #7697
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Just picked my new to me 2006 Vee. Picked it up from Atlantic Motoplex in Moncton, New Brunswick. Great bunch of folks to deal with. I live over an hour away, and they delivered it to my door at no charge.

Bike already has some of the mods I wanted, Sargent seat, GIVI screen, two powerlet outlets, bar risers, and GIVI top case. Bike runs great, no surging or stumbling like a lot of Vee owners complain about. The clutch chudder is there, but that doesn't bother me. Lots of power, very comfortable.

I'm gonna add some side cases, crashbars and skidplate before my trip to Labrador in August.







Couldn't have picked a better April day to get a new bike, 13 degrees Celsius and sunshine. A rare thing this spring.
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Old 04-17-2013, 02:33 PM   #7698
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It's a great bike for those smoooooth New Brunswick roads.
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Old 04-17-2013, 03:38 PM   #7699
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It's a great bike for those smoooooth New Brunswick roads.
I sense a sarcastic tone
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Old 04-17-2013, 03:45 PM   #7700
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Sarcastic? Moi?


The scenery in New Brunswick is only exceeded by Nova Scoitia and the rock. But the road quality is on par with downtown Boston.
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Old 04-17-2013, 05:56 PM   #7701
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Before I bought my 'strom I was concerned about the 19" front. Hard to find rubber I would want to run, I thought. Someone told me they felt the 19" was great at eating up crappy New England pavement.

Since buying, I've found they were completely right.

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.

Wicked good fun.
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Old 04-18-2013, 12:40 PM   #7702
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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   #7703
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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   #7704
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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   #7705
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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   #7706
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Old 04-20-2013, 08:08 PM   #7707
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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   #7708
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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   #7709
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Couple of rides to the Mtns!

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