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post #1 of 12 Old 06-30-2019, 12:02 AM Thread Starter
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US Pacific Northwest with two DL650s

My oldest son and I took a roadtrip to the Pacific northwest US this spring on matching 2013 DL650s. 4200 miles, 21 days, 8 states and 6 national parks. No breakdowns, and no one crashed. Awesome time. We were amazed at how the DL650 performed at 80-90 mph on the interstate highways in Montana and Idaho. We were loaded with about 120 lbs. of gear plus rider. Fuel mileage at speed went down to about 32, but the bikes could keep up. In addition, the times we went onto gravel showed the strength of the V Strom. Very happy with the bike.
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post #2 of 12 Old 06-30-2019, 01:48 AM
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That is an awesome story. I hope to some day so the same with my sons.
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Nice, Good pics too!
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Great ride!
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Great first post! Looks like you've really got an eye for photography, your pictures are fantastic.

I am curious how you were able to insert pictures on your first post, though. I thought you couldn't do that until you had at least 10 posts? Just curious, as apparently I was wrong. :-)
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That is what these things are for, making memories.

Make sure you print out and frame some of those photos.
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post #7 of 12 Old 06-30-2019, 02:26 PM Thread Starter
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I was not aware of a 10 post threshold to post pics, so I just tried it and it worked! I could only post four though - maybe that's the limit.
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Nice. I just did a week in Idaho, Oregon and Montana with a couple buddies. Great riding!
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Nice. I just did a week in Idaho, Oregon and Montana with a couple buddies. Great riding!
Awesome scenery in those states. I told my family if they ever can't find me, look in Montana or Idaho.
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post #10 of 12 Old 07-02-2019, 08:08 AM
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Looks like an amazing trip with some very nice scenery
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