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post #1 of 15 Old 07-16-2019, 08:47 AM Thread Starter
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23k Miles for my First Year with 2018 V-Strom 1000XT

Hi Everyone,

I'm excited to share that I celebrated 23k miles with my (not so new anymore) V-Strom 1000XT 2018. It's been as far west as California, far south as the Florida Keys, and far north east as the Gaspe Peninsula of Quebec!

My personal goal is to see 200k miles on the clock. It's the most comfortable bike I have ever owned. My last bike was a Yamaha FJ09, but it blew up at 38k miles.
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post #2 of 15 Old 07-16-2019, 09:27 AM
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nice bike! 200k miles is pushing it, wish you well on that one!

How did you like Gaspe? That's my favorite ride!

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nice bike! 200k miles is pushing it, wish you well on that one!

How did you like Gaspe? That's my favorite ride!
Thanks! I found a thread for a guy that had 400k+, so he's my inspiration.

Gaspe was awesome, but I need to do that ride again in the summer months up there. I went in late May...it was cold and wet for a lot of my time up there. The roads were awesome though. Riding along the St Lawrence was very scenic.

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Vinnie, good luck on your mileage-quest! As with you and yours, my '14 DL1000 is the most comfortable bike I have owned. No denying the added comfort of increased legroom.
I have to ask...what are the details of your departed FJ-09? What happened, and why?
I have a friend with one and he'd be interested in your FJ-09 experience.
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Most excellent! I've got 100K miles on the 04 Wee and looking forward to the next.....which may not happen. There is rumor there is not a 2 to roll over to.
Dang!
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Most excellent! I've got 100K miles on the 04 Wee and looking forward to the next.....which may not happen. There is rumor there is not a 2 to roll over to.
Dang!
I was wondering about that.. is that only on the old model? I wonder if anyone's got to 200 on a 2014+ It's a digital display so I cant imagine they would limit it. But it's suzuki so you never know haha.

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23,800 on mine in 13 1/2 months, so I'm a little behind you. Would also like to see 200K on this one,as my 650 was sold at 122K. At almost 72 thats going to be a challenge.
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Tell me about it. As a caregiver, it's hard to runaway and play on the bike. Who knows how much longer a feller will be able to ride a motorcycle?
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Nice! I'm at 21k in 13 mo.

I haven't ranged as far as you, most of my stuff is western US, basically spanning Calif to Colo, Montana to New Mexico.

No problems at all. Just now replacing the original chain and sprockets and brake pads, though they all have a bit more life left in them. Just basic mods - seat, centerstand, crash bars, heated grips.
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Hi Everyone,

I'm excited to share that I celebrated 23k miles with my (not so new anymore) V-Strom 1000XT 2018. It's been as far west as California, far south as the Florida Keys, and far north east as the Gaspe Peninsula of Quebec!

My personal goal is to see 200k miles on the clock. It's the most comfortable bike I have ever owned. My last bike was a Yamaha FJ09, but it blew up at 38k miles.

Nice to get seat time!

I'm impressed you put 15k miles on a Grom (in your signature)!
That's some iron butt right there!
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