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post #1 of 7 Old 09-19-2009, 10:35 PM Thread Starter
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A New To Me V- Strom Today

I found a V-Strom 1000 locally on Craigslist today.

The friendly previous owner wished to get rid of the bike and his loan. We went back and forth once and he agreed to $5,200 for a 2007 blue V-Strom with only 1100 miles on it. The bike is like new. I thank the selling gentleman as I intend to ride the V many happy miles. A Givi rear box was included, too. This is only my second bike that is not a cruiser. I finally have something suitable for the gravel roads I love to ride. Getting lost is the goal, but being home for dinner is the second priority. Over the winter I will get the bike to fit me with risers and such, then take it to NC and Deals Gap next May for a proper break in.

I saw a few 1000 V-Stroms on the Alaska Highway last summer that had been across the Arctic circle twice in two weeks (to Inuvik and Prudhoe Bay) and I saw it was a heckuva of a gravel road tourer that could also do all day stints on the free way getting to the back roads. Seems like a damn good bike to me. Time will tell if it is a good bike for me.

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post #2 of 7 Old 09-19-2009, 10:53 PM
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Congrats! I just got a 2007 Wee, nicely farkled with 9000 miles on friday.
similar situation, the seller needed to get out of the loan, so i got it for payoff $4500. I love the seating position. Iv had cruisers before and the vstroms riding position is soooo much better. I can stay on it for hours, even with the stock seat. im finding some dirt roads tomorrow!

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Congrats to the both of you on your new [to you] Stroms. Welcome to the board Banjobart.

I'd say that 9,000 is very low miles and certainly 1,100 is still in diapers.

I would say to the both of you to watch your wallets! These fricken Stroms seem to swallow money. Nothing that is truly needed, just things we all think we need ;-)

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Congrats to the both of you on your new [to you] Stroms. Welcome to the board Banjobart.

I'd say that 9,000 is very low miles and certainly 1,100 is still in diapers.

I would say to the both of you to watch your wallets! These fricken Stroms seem to swallow money. Nothing that is truly needed, just things we all think we need ;-)
+1 to you both. You guys got those bikes cheap enougfh that you can afford to spend some farkle bucks!

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Yes congrats, let the joy begin.

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Clearly their former owners didn't deserve to keep such fine motorbikes in their possession and needed to pass them on charitably to real bikers! Congrats on your bartering skills!
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Congrats on the new scoot and welcome! It's always great when a new inmate checks-in to this particular asylum. Post often and let us know how the two of you are getting along. Oh yeah...and from the, "My 2 Cents" section...

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