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post #1 of 29 Old 05-01-2014, 11:37 PM Thread Starter
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I bought my Strom today.



Today I bought a pearl white 2014 V-Strom 650. It is still at the dealer getting preped. I also ordered the tall seat, an auxiliary socket, and a shop manual. When I got home I ordered a fork brace and a GPS mount for Adventure Tech.

The last time I owned a motorcycle was more than thirty years ago.

Safe Travels,
Richard
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post #2 of 29 Old 05-01-2014, 11:46 PM
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Today I bought a pearl white 2014 V-Strom 650. It is still at the dealer getting preped. I also ordered the tall seat, an auxiliary socket, and a shop manual. When I got home I ordered a fork brace and a GPS mount for Adventure Tech.

The last time I owned a motorcycle was more than thirty years ago.

Safe Travels,
Richard
Welcome. Looks like you not only have good taste in bikes but riding gear as well. Don't worry, anything you want for this bike is available. Probably as many accessories available for this bike as the GSA. Happy farkling.

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post #3 of 29 Old 05-02-2014, 12:03 AM
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Enjoy the new ride!

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Congratulations and enjoy.
This forum is a great place to find answers for almost every question.!

He was a very cautious man who never romped and played,
He never smoked, He never drank, Nor ever kissed a maid,
And when he up and passed away his insurance was denied...
For since he hadn't ever lived, they claimed he never died.

credit to UngaWunga @ ADVrider
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post #5 of 29 Old 05-02-2014, 08:45 AM
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Welcome! I don't think you will regret it. Beware - the more your read on here, the more additions you will find you just can't live without.

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post #7 of 29 Old 05-02-2014, 09:35 AM
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Welcome and congrats on rejoining the riding community! You won't be disappointed with your strom.
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post #8 of 29 Old 05-02-2014, 10:20 AM Thread Starter
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kitchen pass

I have been working on getting a kitchen pass from Mrs. Hanson for over two years. I bought my helmet about a year and a half ago and I would read in bed wearing it, moto books like Proficient Motorcycling. Susi would just glare at me and role over.

While I was at the dealership she called:

Susi: "Where are you?"
Me: "I am at the dealership."

Click.

A while later I start to get text messages:

Susi: "We are going to the liquor store when you get home."
Me: "Yes dear we are. Love Bear"

Susi: "Not on a f**king motorcycle either"
Me: "No dear. Love Bear"

Susi:"Hurry Up."

Mrs. Hanson bought whiskey.

My new motorcycle will be ready early next week but I am thinking seriously about waiting until after mother's day to bring her home. After all the months and years I have waited, schemed, planned and persuaded, another few days for spousal maintenance is but a blink of an eye.
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You must be extremely excited looking forward to riding after 30 years away. Congratulations on your great choice of rides. I hope you have many miles of safe and happy times.
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I bought my helmet about a year and a half ago and I would read in bed wearing it
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