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Old 11-22-2012, 10:30 AM
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Hi everyone
I'm new to this forum & the vstrom. I bought an 05 650 last month with 12k miles on the clock, new chain, upgraded suspension, ...I've had it partially torn down for the past month while I install a whole lot of stuff. Mostly electrical things at this point. I started with happy trails crash bars & skid plate, fork brace, rebuilding the seat with some gel & memory foam, ...it had givi bags when I got it. I hope to have it back on the road by the end of this holiday weekend so I can resume commuting on it. I commute 60 miles a day for work. My last bike is an 83 Yamaha venture that I did a frame up rebuild on a couple years ago : put a LOT of miles on that bike. The problem is I put a high mileage 86 1300 engine in it that crapped out on me. I'm tired of doing the big repair jobs, carbs, and old ignition technology. Doug Nordin I need to figure out how to post a pic with my phone.
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Old 11-22-2012, 11:00 AM
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Default here's a couple of pics

This is before I started adding farkles.
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Old 11-22-2012, 12:33 PM
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Hi Doug,

Welcome from another Utah County trooper.
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Old 11-22-2012, 01:11 PM
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Jump in the water is fine!
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Old 11-23-2012, 10:19 AM
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Well, shucks, couldn't live in a nicer place to go play the back roads. I love riding Utah. Folks are friendly, the kids are intelligent and the roads are clean, Well except for the dang tar snakes on Hwy12.
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Old 11-23-2012, 09:09 PM
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Hi Doug.....again. If you get bored and decide to ride, let us know here Utah Riders - Post Your Ride Plans Here who knows, someone may want to tag along. Weekends are best time for rides,
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Old 11-23-2012, 09:23 PM
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Welcome Doug, you should follow some of the guys down to Vegas sometime.
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Old 11-24-2012, 08:41 AM
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Default a couple of questions

I've always had road bikes, and have only ridden dirt once on a dirt bike several years ago, aside from riding about 10 miles of gravel road 3 years ago on my 900lb '83 Yamaha Venture - Not fun!
now that I have my vstrom, how do I go about learning off the pavement riding skills?

Also, I've read here about lowering the front forks 20cm on the triple tree to improve road handling. What does that do to off road capabilities and front suspension travel?

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Old 11-24-2012, 08:57 AM
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My brother is way into dirt riding and has KTM's. Should I arrange to ride off road with him on his bikes?
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Old 11-24-2012, 10:51 AM
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First wait til Spring to ride dirt
The Vstrom is not suited to dirt, but does OK on dirt roads.
She's a top heavy pig and the ones that call it a dual sport may have some real skills or experience of riding in dirt.
I know some of the guys here have road the Old Pony Express route in Utah so that maybe a place to start and gain your dirt legs.
If you try to keep up with a KTM your going to be replacing parts
You can always come down to Vegas and we can ride the dry lake beds or some of the dirt roads here are OK til you find sand
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