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post #1 of 22 Old 08-27-2008, 03:48 PM Thread Starter
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Hi guys I just wanted to say 'V' to all the locals,
I am a new rider at 32 and I just purchased a new DL650k8 Blue today with Givi engine guard, oem heated grips/hand guard, center stand, Givi V35 side bags/45L trunk. They are storing it for me to march, so hope to see you all out there in the new riding season
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post #2 of 22 Old 08-27-2008, 04:23 PM
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Welcome to the club. There's a few of us Stromtroopers in the area. Sorry to hear you won't be on the road until Spring, but I hope to see you around then.


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post #3 of 22 Old 08-27-2008, 05:03 PM
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Welcome to the board. Maybe I'll see you out and bout if you ride up the Barrie way.


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post #4 of 22 Old 08-27-2008, 09:48 PM
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Welcome, It must be hard to wait that long to ride, I don't think I could do it.


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post #5 of 22 Old 08-28-2008, 12:29 AM
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Waiting til spring????

welcome to v stroms, you are gonna love the bike! I don't understand spring, I thought we had 2 seasons up here, winter and construction! My wife (love that woman) already gave me the green light to store my flat black k8 in the living room this winter. So.... I am going to see how far I can extend my season. It would drive me nuts to have a bike in Sept. and not be riding it til this spring you talk of.
Good luck and God bless
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post #6 of 22 Old 08-28-2008, 05:49 AM
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Welcome to the board. You'll have to come up to the Barrie area and join us on one of our rides.

Actually, we're planning one for sometime in September, get that thing on the road. You've already got heated grips and everything. Depending on this fall you should be able to ride into December.

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post #7 of 22 Old 08-28-2008, 07:36 AM
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From one n00B to another....... Welcome!
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post #8 of 22 Old 08-28-2008, 11:31 AM
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Welcome aboard . You've got a great bike and forum to share/learn.

I'm sure you'll be antsy wating until spring. Many years ago I bought a 76 GS750 late in fall (snow on ground) and not wanting to start the insurance to the spring just stored it at my parents place. Early Dec, late in cold dry afternoon , took it for a spin around the village and some nearby country roads and came back for supper - parking bike in garage with door up.

Knock on door at supper and was greeted by Constable A.T. McLean, our village police officer telling me what a nice bike it was, he wouldn't mind taking for a little spin sometime and that if I got caught outside the village limits by the OPP, he probably couldn't talk them out of charging me for no plates / insurance, even for a 10 minute spin in the country.!

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post #9 of 22 Old 08-28-2008, 04:28 PM
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Can I ask why you are storing the bike instead of riding it? There has to be a good two to three months of riding, and likely close to four months before snow starts messing things up.


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post #10 of 22 Old 08-28-2008, 04:57 PM
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I wouldn't be able to wait that long either . Best time of the year for riding is coming up, in my opinion.

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