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post #1 of 8 Old 03-30-2010, 03:50 AM Thread Starter
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Greetings all!
Just picked up a 2004 DL1000 with 212 miles on it. PO says it scared him when he rode it home from the dealer so he never rode it again. I am a veteren motorcyclist having started out with a CB350, and a CB550. I didn't ride for a while as "She who must be obeyed" made it a condition of her hanging around. Eventualy I wised up and found a great woman who shares my passion for all things 2 wheeled. After the divorce I rode the wheels off a 1984 R100RT, then realizing I would need more room if I wanted a passenger, bought and restored an 89' GL1500. My girlfriend and I rode that thing cross country two up and I got my Iron Butt Certification on it as well. I gave that bike to my girl and picked up a 2006 GL1800 ABS/NAVI/Comfort and currently keep that bike in the Seattle area. My V-Strom is my commuter/adventure bike while I'm contracting outside of Chicago. Rode the snot out of the V-Strom today and had a fantastic time.




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post #2 of 8 Old 03-30-2010, 04:13 AM
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Great stuff Willy. Welcome to the forum!

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Welcome aboard!

Conngrats on the V-Strom.

Are you and Karen going to take the Strom to India? (I read about the trip on your site).

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Welcome...lucky find, I'm sure you'll put it to good use.

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Conngrats on the V-Strom.

Are you and Karen going to take the Strom to India? (I read about the trip on your site).
No, we are being provided 500cc Royal Enfields for the journey. Which adds a whole new spin on things. When Gaurav and Sobby where here in the states they rode our goldwings and had never riden anything like that before, they both just grinned from ear to ear. I'm probably going to have a set of shocks made for the enfield and bring them with me. If I didn't see the film of them doing that kind of riding on those machines I never would have believed it.

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Welcome...lucky find, I'm sure you'll put it to good use.
The girl or the bike?

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Welcome, Willy.

Means I am officially not the new guy anymore

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The girl or the bike?
From my perspective? BOTH!

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