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post #1 of 14 Old 03-05-2017, 10:57 PM Thread Starter
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Hola from Alberta

New Glee Strom rider here, I recently purchased a 2014 wee with 14k on the odometer. Not new to riding 35+ years and coming from a 2006 DR650SE thumper.


I'm really looking forward to the bike with all its bells and whistles. It came with TRAXX cases, tank bag, givi plate, crash bars, heated grips and a puig windscreen.


The stator recall is done and it's finally home and I can't wait to ride. I just need some new rubber!


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post #2 of 14 Old 03-06-2017, 08:37 AM
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Welcome to the forum, G.Verde. I'm a distance from Alberta, but I know your province well, and have ridden my Wee-Strom across it. Furthermore, I will cross it by air this month to & from YVR.

I am on the same bike now, eleven years after my Western ride, and it works like new. I have worn out the usual stuff, and broken a turn signal in a 0-MPH tipover in Tennessee, but the bike has always brought me to my destination. Sometimes numb, sometimes chilled, but always in good order and ready for more riding.

We make our own good luck in this sport. You and I have made ours by choosing fine mounts.
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Keith, thanks for the welcome and words of wisdom


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Welcome aboard!

Which part of Alberta are you from? I certainly love riding in the Mountains starting from Calgary!

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No idea what that means.

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Yeg = icao /iata code for Edmonton airport. 1st hit in google search. Google is your friend! ☺️


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Sorry bout that, Edmonton uses that in their advertising

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Yeg = icao /iata code for Edmonton airport. 1st hit in google search. Google is your friend! ☺️
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Idiosyncrasy on my part:

If you want people to know where you are from why would you force them to look it up?

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OK, from Edmonton 👍😎👍

And hoping to put some miles on the Glee.
I've been a thumper driver for some time though,
the last bike was a 06 DR650, and before that was a 01 BMW F650GS, 02 KLR650. I've only ridden the Glee once and I seriously dig it. It reminds me of the F650GS in a lot of was, comfort, ecoutrimits but far more capable for what I want to do.

Tom, what do you ride?

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