The V-Strom Picture Thread

Discussion in 'Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan' started by Jamie, Jan 2, 2005.

  1. RebornRider

    RebornRider Been here awhile

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    Would love to see a pic of that CX500. I bought one new in '79. Rode it Massachusetts to Key West and back. Awesome bike. Maybe sneak it in a pic with your Strom so it would fit the bill for this thread! lol
    Ride safe all.
    gary
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  2. Mr. Goodkat

    Mr. Goodkat The Dude abides......

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    This is when we got it last year for my wife to learn on. It had less than 8000 miles on it. New 12" mini ape hangers and grips were supposed to be in yesterday but for some reason the shipping guy at Dime City Cycles sent me a clutch cable for a kawasaki instead :scratch It's getting new tires this year too.

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  3. ukiboy

    ukiboy Been here awhile

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    Bloody lovely! Takes me back about 23 years that picture. What a beautiful CX Custom!
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  4. Argus16

    Argus16 Poseur

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    You must be a tolerant man to let your wife (or any family member) 'learn' on that bike!
    I'd have tears if that chrome or those Guzzi-style heads got blemished in any way...

    Shaft-drive, push rod valves, CV carbs with 50hp... one of my early 80's favourites for sure!
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  5. jojojones

    jojojones Been here awhile

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    another nap for her in Allegheny National Forest
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  6. Downs

    Downs KK6RBI

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    That looks like a fun trail

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  7. RealOldDualSportGuy

    RealOldDualSportGuy We are on a mission from God

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    Wees do that a lot on rocky trails

    YRMV
  8. guywithchickens

    guywithchickens Been here awhile

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    Time to buy new turn signals? I break one every time it naps.
  9. jojojones

    jojojones Been here awhile

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    strange...mine has been down almost 20 times and nothing but scratches on the swmotech crash bars...the blinkers do flex
  10. guywithchickens

    guywithchickens Been here awhile

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    Just south of Hamburg Cove in CT


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  11. RealOldDualSportGuy

    RealOldDualSportGuy We are on a mission from God

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    Like the color
  12. 2a2gtis

    2a2gtis Been here awhile

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    My Sunday at the Allegheny National Park. I stuck to the fire roads so no Strom naps this time around.
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  13. PineLaneRider

    PineLaneRider Been here awhile

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    At least I nap where my old girl can get a nice cool drink.
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  14. RealOldDualSportGuy

    RealOldDualSportGuy We are on a mission from God

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    "Cool clear water" Sons of the Pioneers
  15. Freerydejunky

    Freerydejunky Hooligan

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  16. RealOldDualSportGuy

    RealOldDualSportGuy We are on a mission from God

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    Enjoy