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post #71 of 167 Old 12-09-2012, 12:48 PM
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Got her in March...

Just hit 9,000 so looks like we shall join the club just about New Year's (if the gringo interpretation of the Mayan calender be hoooie). A for sure 300 miles next weekend plus the usual 25 to work and back during the week. Truly a fan of the machine.
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post #72 of 167 Old 12-09-2012, 09:48 PM
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Not there yet

Bought my Wee Strom (SUZI) on July 25 and only up to 12 300 km so far. Then again, with two cars as well, it's hard to find the time to do some real distance.
However, the mechanic who did the 6000 service did the 12 000 service just over a fortnight later.

There's nothing I can't do, but there's a lot I won't do.
SUZI - I'm in love with her, but I'm afraid she's taking me for a ride.
SUZI - she dumped me, I was hurt, but we're both recovering now. We'll be going out together again once we're both feeling better.
We're both better now, but with heated grips, SUZI's now hot stuff!
Alas, poor SUZI, I knew her well. After being dumped a second time, I must farewell her.
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post #73 of 167 Old 12-19-2012, 01:48 PM
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looks like I am winning on the high mileage stakes not that I am competitive or anything I am at 43,710km and will be adding loads more as I head South through South America

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post #74 of 167 Old 12-19-2012, 02:40 PM
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Cool

That's quite a trip!

Phillys Big Trip | Alaska to Chile or is that Argentina

Isn't there an area south of the Panama canal that is supposed to be impassable on land??

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post #75 of 167 Old 12-20-2012, 03:40 AM
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Thumbs up Looks like a great trip.

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looks like I am winning on the high mileage stakes not that I am competitive or anything I am at 43,710km and will be adding loads more as I head South through South America

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Any problems with the bike so far?

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looks like I am winning on the high mileage stakes not that I am competitive or anything I am at 43,710km and will be adding loads more as I head South through South America

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Coingratulations!

I'm at 42,950 km and the weather is looking like winter is coming here so that might be it for me for for this year.

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Coingratulations!

I'm at 42,950 km and the weather is looking like winter is coming here so that might be it for me for for this year.

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Hey Tom,
Not sure if anyone else has asked you, but other than routine maint....have you had any issues (major or minor) with the new Wee?

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Hey Tom,
Not sure if anyone else has asked you, but other than routine maint....have you had any issues (major or minor) with the new Wee?
I have had no issues at all on mine so far. Oil changes and tires have been it. I really love ridng this bike! Fuel mileage is noticeably better than my 2006 was, performance is better and I don't feel any need to upgrade the suspension (even though I am fairly fat right now.)

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48,000 km

Today I crossed the border to south Africa from Swaziland. Over an awsome mountain pass 80 km of rough tarrain it absalutly awsome ride.
48,000 km 06. 650
I came to get fork seals done as can't get in Sd
Just changed my tyres to hiedenhau they wonderful in the bush.
11,000 km fr my metzlers but they were stuffed
Tomorow new seals and a trip up the length of Kruger national park befor Xmas.
Nice. Anyone wanna come with.
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48,000 km 06. 650
You are aware that this is the 2012+ Strom forum

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