The V-Strom Picture Thread

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

  1. mrjemm

    mrjemm Clumsy Oaf

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    Sorry, you can't see them very clearly, but they look the same to me...

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  2. cap

    cap Vice of Reason

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    Our two new VStroms, fresh out of the crates from Ohio. Both bikes with zero miles on the odometer. Just prior to our first ride this morning.

    I think the black one looks faster.

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  3. slide

    slide A nation in despair

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    Congrats. I have a black one too. The blues, yellows and whatnot will confirm that black is fastest.
  4. C2W

    C2W Semi-Gnarly Adventurer

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    You best be jumping on the fast(er) blue one. . . . :D
  5. Zapp22

    Zapp22 ZAPP - Tejas

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    Without a doubt the Black is not only Faster, it is invisible to radar!!!!
    I saw a black, and a blue, both demonstratable at the local dealer today [the black is for sale, used, if anyone is interested] and I could tell the Blue was intimidated.... it tucked its tail and rolled over in the presence of the Black Terror !

    Zapp ['04 Black "Stealth-STrom"]
  6. ImaPoser

    ImaPoser adventure imposter

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    Why Ohio? That good of a deal around here to justify the shipping cost? :ear
  7. jkam

    jkam Nomadic Man

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    only if the local stealer won't deal.
    The dealer in Ohio advertises them at a reasonable price on the net, I took that price to my local stealer and they eventually matched it. I had to walk out on them the first time and about 30 minutes later the manager calls me and says he will do the deal.
  8. ImaPoser

    ImaPoser adventure imposter

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    Which dealer in Ohio is quoting the "good" price, and how much?




    Nothing good can come of this, now can it... :evil
  9. jkam

    jkam Nomadic Man

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  10. ImaPoser

    ImaPoser adventure imposter

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  11. fifthcircle

    fifthcircle Beer Knurd

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    No such thing as too many stickers!! :D You do know that they add 5hp EACH, don't you:rofl
  12. TriplePete

    TriplePete Been here awhile

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  13. Jamie

    Jamie .

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    A few pics of maquette's machine:

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  14. jmetteer

    jmetteer Filler...

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    I can confirm with out a doubt that the 04 black with silver frame is not invisible to radar. :bash I have been pulled over twice in 10,500 miles. Once last summer for 69 in a 50 and again on Sunday for 67 in a 50. Both times I was let off with a verbal warning. I love being on an old man bike with a trunk. :lol3

    Now the 05 Black with the black frame might just have what it takes to be invisible to radar. :evil

    Later,
  15. cap

    cap Vice of Reason

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  16. Stromski

    Stromski Been here awhile

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    Lets try this again.

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  17. Johnny Drunkard

    Johnny Drunkard Raggamuffin Super Moderator

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  18. cap

    cap Vice of Reason

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  19. wibby

    wibby BrotherFromAnotherMother

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    Just installed my Jesse bags today

    Kind of a pain in the ass, (since I was shorted 2 friggen bolts!!!) but they look good
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  20. XTreme

    XTreme Mucho Macho

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