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post #1 of 8 Old 01-11-2017, 11:14 AM Thread Starter
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Just bought a 2011 650

Took the plunge. 2011 V-strom 650 w/ABS. The dude bought it new in 2013. ~20k on the odometer. Has extras like a fork brace, lowering pegs, locking bags, 2 windshields, throttle lock. I'll work on it, flush fluids, new chain and sprockets, and get it all legal this winter and test it out in the spring with some rides out to WV and find some dirt (I live in MD). I'm the original owner of a 91 CBR F2 so this this is gonna take some getting used to, to see if it's the right fit for me. It definitely looks like it'll eat some miles. The goal, now that my kids are away at school, is to make longer trips in all directions (mostly west) and my F2 is a bit limiting. I'll post pictures when my count is up.

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post #2 of 8 Old 01-11-2017, 05:29 PM
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Welcome Aboard Marty!

The DL650 is a great touring bike for those longer rides that you have in mind.

Ride Safe!
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post #3 of 8 Old 01-12-2017, 10:46 AM
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Welcome to the forum, Marty.
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Welcome Marty I'm in Sussex county if you ever come out this way. be easy
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post #5 of 8 Old 01-13-2017, 01:32 PM Thread Starter
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Just checked out the V-Strom gathering at the Iron Horse. I was just there in October. Took the parkway down from DC but did it on my F2. Actually that was a perfect bike for a trip like that. Maybe I'll do it again in May.
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Just checked out the V-Strom gathering at the Iron Horse. I was just there in October. Took the parkway down from DC but did it on my F2. Actually that was a perfect bike for a trip like that. Maybe I'll do it again in May.

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Welcome sir. Hope you can make it to the rally in May. I'll be taking the BRP up your way in June from this end of it.
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post #8 of 8 Old 01-13-2017, 05:00 PM
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Welcome and congrats on the bike. You will love it.

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