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post #1 of 26 Old 08-21-2009, 12:21 PM Thread Starter
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"Most Popular Beast"

No, it's not a Circus poll, it's a poll on the Beasts section of Advrider called "What Beast do you ride?"

As of right now:

V-Stroms 113
BMW GS's (didn't specify if just F650&800, or not) 95
Buell Ulysses 94
Triumph Tiger Scrambler etc 30
All others 51

I'm most surprised about the Ulysses, as I've only seen one for sure in the last two seasons.

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post #2 of 26 Old 08-21-2009, 03:31 PM
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Another V-Strom vote registered!!

Current tally - 123 (Strom)-99(Uly)-97(GS).

I've NEVER seen a Uly anywhere..

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I casted my vote as well...
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I bump into 'Strom riders around here all the time.

I was camping with a large group last weekend in Pisgah Forest last weekend.

A bike showed up late on the first night. There were two creek crossings to get to the campsite, so I figured it wasn't a Harley. (a couple years earlier someone showed up on an Electra Glide and dumped it in the creek). Sure enough it was a DL650. I later learned that there were a couple of other people there who I know from outside of motrcycles who are also' Strom riders.

They aren't on this or any other MC forum.

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Another V-Strom vote registered!!

Current tally - 123 (Strom)-99(Uly)-97(GS).

I've NEVER seen a Uly anywhere..
I've seen one.

But as it turns out, the fellow who started the poll linked to it several days ago from a Ulysses site.

By contrast, went to European Bike Night at Motomarket last night and their were 3 DL650's and a DL1000 there. But we had to park in the cheap seats...

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I see an occasional Uly around here.

But they are nowhere nearly as common as the poll would suggest. I see some GS1200's and more 650's and 800's now, much more common than Buell's altogether.

Edit: I voted.

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Stroms are at 153 now.

I spend pretty much all my Adv time in the regional forum (Flugistan/New England), so I never would have seen that thread. Thanks for the post.

I know a couple of other Maine Stromtroopers, gotta get them in there. ..

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Out of all the bike riders i know in my area(one is a Strom rider). None of them have any interest in coming to a forum for some reason. .... what is wrong with them!!

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Out of all the bike riders i know in my area(one is a Strom rider). None of them have any interest in coming to a forum for some reason. .... what is wrong with them!!
I heard it's because there is a guy, he has an avatar, with the proud and prominent display of a flying middle finger, blatant disregard for tire rubber, and somehow he is also blocking the road. How he managed all that....

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I thought it was the welcome sign to the dirt road.

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