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post #1 of 10 Old 01-31-2017, 01:13 PM Thread Starter
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Just signed up yesterday to this forum. I posted in the General Vstrom section and outlined there that I am now in the
market for a smaller bike since selling my Goldwing. I can't past a link yet, so is you want to review this post hop right
on over. It is titled the same as this one.

I am a 68 yr young geezer hailing from Regina, Sk. My original home was Niagara Falls, Ont. Moved out west to Sask.
January 1969.

Just saying hi in the Canadian thread.

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post #2 of 10 Old 02-01-2017, 12:32 AM
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Welcome to the forum, John. We've been to Niagra Falls on the US side at least. Pretty area there. We're not familiar with Sask at all. Need to get out more:-). You've picked a great bike. Have fun with it, from a somewhat older member. Bobby
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Welcome to the forum, John. We've been to Niagra Falls on the US side at least. Pretty area there. We're not familiar with Sask at all. Need to get out more:-). You've picked a great bike. Have fun with it, from a somewhat older member. Bobby
Thanks for the welcome. I haven't purchased the bike yet. Trying to see if I can get a deal. I spoke with another person that is sales person for Suzuki and he advised that the
asking price of $7500 is too high.

Saskatchewan is your typical prairie landscape (like the areas you have). As you go further north you get into forest and hilly winding riding roads. Just look at the terrain of Saskatchewan
on google maps and you will see what it is like.

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post #4 of 10 Old 02-01-2017, 11:04 AM
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Welcome aboard!

I had the pleasure of spending about 3 days riding a Goldwing 1800 in Alberta and BC and was really impressed by it. I think if my riding style included someone on the back and touring across the continent I don't think there would be a better ride. Still, after three days and about 2,000 km, I couldn't wait to get back on my old Strom.

Stroms are like that.. just general purpose bikes that let you do whatever you feel like. Odds are you will really enjoy having one!

..Tom

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2012 DL650 139,500+ km, 86,700+ miles. Sold
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Thanks for the welcome. I haven't purchased the bike yet. Trying to see if I can get a deal. I spoke with another person that is sales person for Suzuki and he advised that the
asking price of $7500 is too high.

John
John, you and I are getting too old to worry about saving a buck. Just get it and RIDE it.
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welcome to the forum SaskRider. Ironically, that's my friend's nick on the sask dual sport forum. he rides a 2011 wee strom lol.
See you on the road.
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post #7 of 10 Old 02-09-2017, 04:49 PM
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Welcome John from BC! I hope to ride to Sask and across the country at some point --did it in a car before. New myself to this forum. Just got a used yellow Wee. ............... wait. That cam out wrong.


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post #8 of 10 Old 02-13-2017, 04:16 AM
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Welcome to the forum, John. A lot of us like V-Stroms because they are reliable and pleasant to ride. They are also reasonably easy to work on. It has been said that the fairings are no more difficult to remove than women's clothing, and the process is generally a tad cheaper.

I've ridden across Saskatchewan, but your province was a passage on that ride, not a destination.

If you do settle on a V-Strom, you will probably like it. I'm older than you, and my DL-650 is the finest bike I have owned; in my opinion, 650 cc is plenty of engine. You can see by the map where I have been. Places coloured black represent where I have had breakdowns ... that's a joke, son, there is no black.

Good luck (unavoidable on a Strom)
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Hi John. My name is Rob from over here in central AB. Like yourself I am over 60, just joined the forum and am down sizing from a Behemoth bike ( 2000 Yamaha Royal star venture..900lbs) to a 650 v-strom. I had bought the Royal Star to do a cross canada road trip with the Canadian Military blind charity run. The bike was a beauty on the long cruise through sask/manitoba but is a scary rig in parking lots and twisties. Very top heavy and I have short legs. I have studied long and hard and have decided the 650 wee is the one for me. Just bought a new 2016 at a hell of a deal. Never have rode one and over course buying in Jan doesn't allow for a test ride. I hope that all these Stromtroopers are right.
Anyone need a nice Royal Star?
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post #10 of 10 Old 04-08-2017, 01:00 PM Thread Starter
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Thumbs up New replacement for sold Goldwing

Well I have now replaced my Goldwing with a 2010 Honda CBF600sa. Dealer allowed test ride which really nailed it.

See the attached link for details so not to duplicate posts.

https://www.stromtrooper.com/v-curiou...-goldwing.html

Looking forward to riding and hopefully can stay active on the site since I stayed with a Honda product and
did not end up buying a vstrom. I had been looking at the CBF for quite awhile but never found any, then
some starting popping up.

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