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  1. Tee Bee
    01-26-2016 03:27 PM - permalink
    Tee Bee
    When the weather warms up a bit, I plan to change the oil/filter and spray some Plasti Dip on some of the pieces such as the skid plate, luggage rack brackets, and sidestand pad to rejuvenate the worn finish. There's also a new set of tires in the garage waiting to go on but I think I'll wait until it gets closer to my summer trip departure date to mount them. Take care.

    Troy Black

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  2. Tee Bee
    01-26-2016 03:27 PM - permalink
    Tee Bee
    My faithful 650 VStrom has been getting a full round of maintenance this winter. I'm getting close to having it ready to ride again. Adjusted the valves, installed new brake pads and spark plugs, replaced the coolant, etc. Having it all apart has allowed me to clean most of the remaining Dalton Hwy mud from all the hard to access places. I also upgraded the nozzle on my Tutoro Chain Oiler while it was on the lift. Then I started attacking the plastic parts with plastic restorer/polish and waxing the shiny bits as I reassembled it. I even waxed the frame. She's looking very nice again and with all the mods and upgrades, I'd rather keep this one than to start over with a new motorcycle. Besides, she deserves good treatment after taking me to so many awesome places.

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  3. Tee Bee
    01-26-2016 03:25 PM - permalink
    Tee Bee
    Thanks for the kind words, Vinnie! I really enjoy getting out on the road with the VStrom(or any motorcycle). Between working rotating shifts, family obligations, motorcycling, and other hobbies(I'm an avid RC airplane modeler.), it's hard to find the time to do full ride reports. I usually leave those daily details to others who are better at it than me. Getting the videos edited and uploaded takes quite a bit of time in itself but I really enjoy the process. That Alaska trip is something I still think about every single day. This summer, I'm planning a return ride to Colorado with a friend who's never been to the mountains. It should be a fun trip with lots of cool sights and, yes, I'll be filming it.

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  • About Vinnie K
    64 years old, riding 6 years
    riding, sculpture, Playing Irish flute,
    Retired Fire Fighter
    Model V-Strom Owned
    2013- DL650-ABS
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    Don't Believe Everything You Think


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