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post #1 of 4 Old 10-22-2006, 02:03 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Southern Iowa
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first ride on DL 1000

I bought a mildly crashed DL1000 on e-bay and got to ride it for the first time last weekend. 5 of us went to Memphis Mo. and rode gravel roads dirt roads and twisty blacktop. What a wonderful motorcycle! It really handles good on the blacktop and works ok i n the gravela and dirt roads. Not a dirtbike but I didn't expect it to be. (I have a Husky TC 250 for that). We had a great day the weather was cool but not too bad. Saw some interesting old bridges and some HUGE turkeys.

Are we gonna ride or dick around all day?
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post #2 of 4 Old 10-25-2006, 11:54 PM
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Were the Turkeys in cars. on motorcycles, or both?

You ain't bragging if you can do it
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post #3 of 4 Old 10-26-2006, 11:36 PM
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Welcome to the Strom world,

Carves through the paved world, then when you see a road that calls you to explore, that’s where you go. The unknown! Just be sure you can turn around in the unknown zone, backing the beast out of narrow trial can be the other world…HELL! I have been close to that other world, and wished I had my DRZ 400.

Enjoy your new bike & ride your Husky in the places the Strom doesn’t belong.
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post #4 of 4 Old 10-27-2006, 04:49 AM
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MOTORZEN I have a tip on getting out of tight places,use your side stand .
On a hard surface lean the bike towards you ( when you are on the sidestand side ) one wheel or both if your are good are now off the ground . Simple pivot the bike on the side stand,problem solved .
Keep a peace of plywood about 3or4inches square about 1/4 to1/2 inch thick taped inside your fairing that way if you have soft groung or a very hot day when the road suface gets soft you put the piece under the stand.

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