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post #1 of 13 Old 09-28-2018, 10:33 PM Thread Starter
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I am new to this Forum and just thought I would introduce myself to you all. I am almost 64 and have been riding since I was 17. Wow were did the years go, I just traded a Yamaha Bolt on a 2017 V Strom 650 Lams and after waiting for a clear day took it for a run for the first time yesterday to Gloucester and home to Newcastle. My main reason for purchasing the V Strom was to give me the opportunity to travel to places were I was not able to take the Bolt. Any way if you see a red V Strom 650 around Newcastle give them a way as it may be me.
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post #2 of 13 Old 09-28-2018, 11:09 PM
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Welcome to the club. The red V-Strom is the best V-Strom.

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My brother has a Bolt - lovely bike but not a great tourer. Am sure you'll love this one.
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post #5 of 13 Old 10-07-2018, 01:03 AM
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You will be able to do so much more with the v-strom. People say it is not a"offroad" bike but looking at all the pictures on Instagram I would beg to differ. I mean look at the places the bike can go !
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Wouldn't be able to do that as easy with street tires That is why tire choice is important, one never knows what you will be up against, when touring.
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Wouldn't be able to do that as easy with street tires That is why tire choice is important, one never knows what you will be up against, when touring.
50/50 tires would make a nice choice right? Like the bridgestone trail wings

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Welcome..the bolt is fun too !
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50/50 tires would make a nice choice right? Like the bridgestone trail wings
At the risk of turning this introduction area into another tire thread, I suggest using the search function or starting a new post under https://www.stromtrooper.com/suspension-tire-tech/. I'll Be happy to discuss the subject on a new thread.
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