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post #1 of 57 Old 10-28-2019, 07:17 PM Thread Starter
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Farewell Stromtroopers

I sold my 2013 V Strom 650 Expedition. This bike has been amazing! It took me from one of the coldest places on earth, Inuvik, NWT, to one of the hottest places on earth ...Sahara Desert, and many places in between. After leaving north Africa at June end, I rode up to Dublin, Ireland. It was there that I sold the V Strom to a local motorcycle shop. I had 70,000 km on the bike with no issues other than maintenance. The bike never failed me. It never left me stranded at the side of the road, something that I can’t say about my past Harley. For an entry-level adventure bike, this bike is unbeatable! Why did I sell it? It was time to move on.

I have gone to the other side, the darkside? I bought a Yamaha super 10 because I really wanted cruise control. I was so hoping there would be a V Strom with throttle by wire, so cruise control could be added. That is the biggest feature for me, having cruise control on these long rides. The throttle lock wasn’t enough. I’m getting older now, and my wrist gets sore after a few hours.

To say this forum was an excellent resource for DIY and other sources of information, would be a gross misrepresentation and understood. This forum is by far, more knowledgeable, more helpful, more resourceful, then the other forums I am on including the Yamaha super 10 forum.

I want to thank The Stromtrooper forum, and everybody who has helped me with suggestions and other advice through the years that I have posted or, read various threads of information.

Thank you!

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post #2 of 57 Old 10-28-2019, 07:39 PM
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Hey, we even allow Yamaha owners to stick around. There are even a couple of S10 owners here.
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post #3 of 57 Old 10-28-2019, 07:49 PM
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You never know, you may come back one day ;-)
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post #4 of 57 Old 10-28-2019, 08:14 PM
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Yeah, you don't have to leave. I am still on a motorscooter website although the scooter is long gone. there are some good people over there. there are good people here too.

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post #5 of 57 Old 10-28-2019, 08:20 PM
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Yep ....many multi-bike owners on here and I'm between Stroms at the moment tho the CB500x is likely staying.
Great forum ....
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I wonder if Suzuki doesn't do some of the upgrades that everybody else has just to keep the price of the product down. All this "if only" ends up at a cost. If your wrist can't handle 1000 mile days without a mechanical advantage you're a wuss! Get over it.
If I had my druthers, the gas tank would get larger so the fuel stops would be fewer and much farther apart.
All that traction control, learn to use the throttle. Electronic suspension adjustment, turn the freakin' knob wuss boy. ABS, use some judgement and ride with situational awareness.
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post #7 of 57 Old 10-28-2019, 08:41 PM
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Congrats, your rides must have been amazing. Stay on the forum. The VStroms are great bikes and you may get the itch for another. Believe me, I have bought and sold models multiple times. Currently have a pair of VStroms and a VStar 950T, my third version of it.

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post #8 of 57 Old 10-28-2019, 08:57 PM Thread Starter
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I wonder if Suzuki doesn't do some of the upgrades that everybody else has just to keep the price of the product down. All this "if only" ends up at a cost. If your wrist can't handle 1000 mile days without a mechanical advantage you're a wuss! Get over it.
If I had my druthers, the gas tank would get larger so the fuel stops would be fewer and much farther apart.
All that traction control, learn to use the throttle. Electronic suspension adjustment, turn the freakin' knob wuss boy. ABS, use some judgement and ride with situational awareness.
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post #9 of 57 Old 10-28-2019, 09:12 PM
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LOL, notacop has a unique communication style

I came close to buying an S10 this summer. I settled on the vee3 xt with the commitment to install an Mccruise unit to solve the one big issue I had with long days in the saddle super slabbing hot pavement.

At 10K canadian for the bike, add the Mccruise, and I still have a bike that cost me thousands less than an S10.

No doubt you'll love that bike. Make sure to come by and report back on your experience.
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post #10 of 57 Old 10-28-2019, 09:58 PM
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A comparison between the bikes would be great.
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