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post #1 of 9 Old 06-30-2012, 12:51 AM Thread Starter
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So long and thanks

I bought a Triumph Sprint GT 1050 so the DL 650 is going up for sale. This is a great forum and I will keep checking in here from time to time.

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Good luck with the new bike.

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See you over there. I'm guessing you are liking the new ride pretty well.

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Oh Yeah! 4 days - 1000 miles. I find the seating position better for my damaged vertebrae than the more upright V Strom so it is comfy to ride all day, and the performance - WOW!

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Oh Yeah! 4 days - 1000 miles. I find the seating position better for my damaged vertebrae than the more upright V Strom so it is comfy to ride all day, and the performance - WOW!
That's how I felt about my Sprint too. I don't have a bad back, but there have been times I thought the stock seat on the Strom was going to give me one! We really should take this over to TRat.:biggrinjester:

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post #6 of 9 Old 07-02-2012, 12:43 AM
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from kamloops

moved to kamloops 4 yrs ago, bought a vstrom 650 rode back rds ect for 1 yr, bought vfr800,tl 1000,bmw 850r,vfr,bmw r1100rt, and alas I bought another vstrom 650 ran out pf paved rds really quick and I am back to exploring logging rds and fire rds again. need to win lottery and have transport truck of bikes following me so I can pick bike for rd. I ride 30,000kms-40,000kms per year

The real truth of the matter is that V-Stroms are like orange popsicles ... kind of generic and unexciting, but on a nice warm day - everybody loves them
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Enjoy the new ride!

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I really enjoyed the V Strom - it was that do anything bike - scratch in the dirt (lightly), hang with the sport tourers on long trips and commute everyday in all kinds of weather. My avatar picture is Valley of the Gods in Utah - all my sport touring buddies waited at the end of the pavement while I explored the dirt roads. I realise I trade off some of the broader functionality for the performance of the Sprint, but, just like the KLR, it was time to move on and try something else. Darcy - we have ridden together with Vince and Ewa.

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I really enjoyed the V Strom - it was that do anything bike - scratch in the dirt (lightly), hang with the sport tourers on long trips and commute everyday in all kinds of weather. My avatar picture is Valley of the Gods in Utah - all my sport touring buddies waited at the end of the pavement while I explored the dirt roads. I realise I trade off some of the broader functionality for the performance of the Sprint, but, just like the KLR, it was time to move on and try something else. Darcy - we have ridden together with Vince and Ewa.
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