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post #1 of 28 Old 10-23-2010, 08:40 PM Thread Starter
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R.I.P big Strom

Since I tore that Deer in half with my Strom over two weeks ago I've recovered but my very much loved companion (Vee) didn't make it. The insurance adjuster totaled her out and I've already got my eye on my next bike. Hey, life's about variety right? I'm not saying I'll never own another strom, but I'm probably going to dabble in the sport-touring market for a while.

I'll post a couple more times to see if any of you want the strom specific tooling or manuals that I have acquired, as soon as I run across them.

I wanted to part ways and let you all know what an awesome sight this is, I maintained in perfection, my favorite motorcycle yet due to the vast amount of knowledge and info I got from this site. I only hope the next bike specific forum I go to is as helpful.

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post #2 of 28 Old 10-23-2010, 09:16 PM
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Good luck, and let us know what you end up with!

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Yea, let us know. The new Ninja 1000? Connie? My choice would probably be the Tiger 800, assuming good reviews. Good luck.

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Best of luck with your new adventure. I am on the other side of the equation just picking up a DL1K about 2 months ago. I would be interested in some of those extra parts if they are available. Depending whare in WA you are, I may not even be too far away.

My riding buddy just went from his FZ1 to a BMW 1200 sport tourer. Very impressive in the twisties at near 100%, not near as much fun riding at 70-80%. I'm also interested in what you decide to go to.

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If I lost the Vee, I'd look closely at a Concourse 14.
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post #6 of 28 Old 10-23-2010, 11:24 PM
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If your budget will stand it, how about the new Multistrada 1200? Either that or the new Yamaha Tengai 1200? Those are two bikes that will have to be on a wish list only. But if I hit paydirt somehow I'd be lookin at em!
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How about this bad boy? Tiger Cub.
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Best of luck with your new adventure. I am on the other side of the equation just picking up a DL1K about 2 months ago. I would be interested in some of those extra parts if they are available. Depending whare in WA you are, I may not even be too far away.

My riding buddy just went from his FZ1 to a BMW 1200 sport tourer. Very impressive in the twisties at near 100%, not near as much fun riding at 70-80%. I'm also interested in what you decide to go to.
I know I have a shop manual in the garage and a mulletometer (manometer) and perhaps some parts to the front end blinker assy. I live in Arlington but work at Boeing Field.

I'm leaning very heavily toward the Connie 14 right now, unless it blows on the test ride it looks like I'll be parking one in the garage soon.

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I'm leaning very heavily toward the Connie 14 right now
I changed from an '08 C-14 ABS to my '09 Wee-ABS. I rode the Connie 29K miles in a bit over two years. It was extremely smooth and powerful with a solid suspension and very good brakes.

I made the change for lighter weight (it was 690# Wet) and a more upright riding position (even with Bar Backs, I had more weight on my hands and fore arms than was comfortable on long days for my aged body).

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post #10 of 28 Old 10-24-2010, 11:32 AM
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I rode a C-14 and it's a great bike, but I realized that I'd be leaving a lot of the bike unused. I don't have time for many long multi-day trips, and the bike had more speed and power than I need for most of my riding. Those four cylinders sure are smooth however.
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