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post #1 of 29 Old 05-19-2017, 05:41 AM Thread Starter
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Moving on from the Stroms.

Well it has come time for me to move on from the strom. As some of you know I have had a couple over the last few years. I have taken them on some great adventures, overnighters and a few longer trips. They have been a great bike very versatile.

I have enjoyed the friendships I have made and I have enjoyed the many get togethers all over the place that I have either attended, turned up to, hosted, crashed or just couldnt give a damm. They have really been some fantastic day rides, overnighters at pubs, camping spots etc. It is great how you can buy a bike, find the forum turn up to a ride etc and make friendships that you probably wouldnt make without the bike or the forum.

Some of my highlights from the years past would have to of been the Cameron Corner/Innamincka trip (The GG Hilton)on the Vee, Kaimkillenbun, Meandarra (not the bloody sand) Nindigully weekend, Lightning Ridge week, The many overnighters at the farm, Flinders Ranges, Lake Boga and so on. Over the years a tale, a ale was shared with some great people.

I wish you all the best in your quest to find whatever you are looking for on the ride. Ride safe, ride on and may you all ride long. I am sure we will ride paths again.

"Life, Live it, breath it and bloody enjoy it. You only have 1 opportunity bloody take it"

Life - Live it, breath it and bloody enjoy it. You only have 1 opportunity, take it.

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post #2 of 29 Old 05-19-2017, 05:50 AM Thread Starter
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P.S dont let the forum fade away. Get involved lead a ride, host an overnighter etc. Dont be scared that know one will turn up, these are usually the best rides as you cant stop when you want to take a piss, turn down a road and not have to worry about back markers.

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post #3 of 29 Old 05-19-2017, 05:56 AM
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Hey Brett,

As you know we don't discriminate, you can ride anything you want and still be welcome.

Thats been one of the things that stands out with this forum, no one is not made welcome at a get together whether they ride a Triumph, KTM, Honda or a BMW. (We actually like it when a Bm shows up, gives us someone to hang shit on )

Oh sorry Pete I forgot Yamahahahahahaha.....

So don't be a stranger, beside we miss the camp oven food and fires and don't forget mystery rides..

Cheers Hugh & Ang

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Sooo, what did you get or what are you getting?
I agree with Hugh & Ang. I haven't owned a 'Strom since Oct 15, yet I am still here because it is such a great forum.

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Sooo, what did you get or what are you getting?
I agree with Hugh & Ang. I haven't owned a 'Strom since Oct 15, yet I am still here because it is such a great forum.

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1985 BMW R65 Sold

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Hey, I like the look of them, with some good features. I discovered them last week but have yet to sit on one even. Please let us know your thoughts on it as you get used to it. Extremely popular in Europe but basically unknown here. Congratulations to you.

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Hey Brett,

So don't be a stranger, beside we miss the camp oven food and fires and don't forget mystery rides..

Cheers Hugh & Ang
See Rolex, it wasnt a once off that I cooked dinner.

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This will bring back some memories for those who can remember.
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Congrats Bretto. I'm sure you are going to enjoy that Honda...has plenty of features I like too. Thanks for the many Stromtrooper rides you have lead and invites to the farm. I was just looking at a few pics and I reckon this one is a ripper of you leading us all back from the Innamincka trip...in the red part of western QLD. I still chuckle how the hell you rode that loaded up 300+ kg V1 monster up the old Strz....taking on Santos exploration vehicles and the odd bit of sand. No wonder you were first to the bar each night.

Will be itching to see that NCX soon on a ride somewhere.


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