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  1. PhilStrom
    10-07-2017 11:15 AM - permalink
    Don....did you see the NEVA18 - In Canada Eh post?

    Would love to see you again, and on my turf. We have 2 dozen already, and rates go up after 10/14. Always room in the overflow grass area next year though.

    All the best,

  2. Karlos
    09-10-2017 02:25 PM - permalink
    Yeah buddy. Dad bought it new for me and I rode the heck out of it in the boonies of Michigan where I grew up. I don't have the bike, but have the receipt from the dealer, but what's really cool is that I have the Chiltons manual with my 10 year old greasy fingerprints in it.

    Xr75, then 77 Yz125, then Kaw 440ltd, 20 year break, Drz400s, Klx300, Kz1000p...currently riding Ktm525, Dl1000.

    Thanks Dad for granting my mini bike wish!!!
  3. om28
    01-02-2017 06:47 AM - permalink
    Hi Syd, Thanks for the heads up, I did see the post, it looks good. I'm back to working weddings on the weekends so it's tough to get to all of the VStrom events, I base it around my work schedule, so I won't know until just a few before. I'd like to get Aus to go too, he finally sold his house, so he should have more free time this summer. Me, Aus, Bill Woods, and Steve Bushway met up in October for lunch, Steve had just bought a Moto Guzzi Breva 750, a sharp little bike. Hope you had a great holiday season, looking forward to seeing you in 2017!
  4. chirosyd
    01-01-2017 06:24 PM - permalink
    Hope all is well. Just a head's up. Pete has started a thread under "New England regional clubs" for a July 7-9 weekend at Smuggler's Notch Campground in VT. Check it out. This weekend is in place of the yearly Mohawk Trail Weekend that Gary used to put on. Think about attending. Enjoy the winter!?
  5. kiwi_outdoors
    06-07-2014 04:15 PM - permalink
    truthfully - its not super obvious - because I don't have two bikes to do a side by side comparison with; and I changed to straight rate springs at the same time - so two things changed. I do recall finding it somewhat better on the nasty section of concrete freeway (I580 in Oakland, CA). It was an easy change, not too $, so why not?
  6. Phat Twin
    02-23-2014 07:47 AM - permalink
    Phat Twin
    Great to meet you. I see Strom's around the roads here all the time, only ever really met a local guy that was a Scottsman transplant. I tend to ride most times by myself and/or with my son, but I am always looking for new riding companions, options. Spring is coming, time to start prepping. I am thinking of doing the NEVA in August as well, work will dictate that. Cheers!
  7. Phat Twin
    02-23-2014 07:26 AM - permalink
    Phat Twin
    I live i Nashua as well. Exit 5. How active are you with local rides during the season?
  8. om28
    10-08-2013 04:24 PM - permalink
    Hi Mark, Great to hear from you, I am free to do a little ride either Wednesday morning or Thursday afternoon. My # is 603-882-7468 and my address is 108 Taylor St, Nashua. -Don
  9. BumbleV
    10-08-2013 01:53 PM - permalink
    Hey, I'm in Nashua right now! Staying with an old friend, possibly until Saturday. Give me a call at 309 868-5671 if you want to ride either Wed or Thurs. My phone got wet and is in rice right now. Gonna put it back together if an hour or two. If you call and I answer, I will be able to hear you. If you can't hear me, tell me your address and a good time to swing by. Mark
  10. DWeeB
    05-17-2013 11:03 AM - permalink
    Hi there. I noticed that you ride both the strom and the Aprilia Mana. I ride an '07 Wee (my only bike ever) and am now secretly lusting after the Aprilia Shiver. I was wondering what your ownership experience has been with the two bikes, i.e. reliability, ride quality, comfort, etc. How do you like the electronic features of the Mana such as the adjustable throttle mapping modes? Sorry to pepper you with questions out of the blue but I saw my chance to talk to someone who actually has been hands on with both Suzuki and Aprilia. Thanks so much.

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  • About om28
    Started riding bikes at age 8 (1971) on a Honda 50.
    Nashua, NH
    Model V-Strom Owned
    2009 650 V-Strom 650ABS
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    2009 Wee Strom ABS (current)
    1987 Harley Low Rider Sport (current with 200K miles)
    2009 Aprilia Mana 850, 2006 SV650, 1984 Yamaha Virago 1000 (all sold)
    Silver Strom Club Member #11

    Wee Farkles in order of importance: Russell Day Long Seat, Madstad with Moose Adventure Shield +4'', SWMotech Centerstand, Givi XS308 Tankbag, Aprilia mirrors, Framesliders, Fenda Extenda, Elka Shock.


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05:19 AM - om28 quoted neil.harper in post Who has a DL650 still running with over 200,000km/125,000miles
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    1987 Harley Davidson FXRS-SP Low Rider Sport
    Harley Davidson FXRS-SP Low Rider Sport
    2009 Suzuki
    V Strom 650 abs
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