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post #1 of 13 Old 03-25-2019, 03:22 AM Thread Starter
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New V-Strom Owner in Oregon

Hi all,

Just purchased a left-over 2018 V-Strom 1000XT. All i've done so far is ride it home from the dealer. Already have several items on order that I'll be adding...Givi crash bars, radiator protector, skid plate, Kappa cases, factory center stand, Puig headlight protector.

My first bike was a 1975 Honda CB400F when I was a teenager back in 1986 which I sold to buy a 1987 Honda 600 Hurricane when it first came out. Was away from motorcycles for more than 20 years until I got back in the saddle about 7 years ago. Went through a phase restoring some old 1980's Honda Interceptors. Then got enamored by the naked look and interesting engineering of Buell's so I owned a 2009 Buell XB12Ss for about 4 years. Decided it was time for something a bit more comfortable with the ability to take on some gravel roads if needed. The V-Strom fit the bill and at a great price. Looking forward to many miles on my first ADV bike!

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post #2 of 13 Old 03-25-2019, 03:45 AM
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Welcome to the Forum, James. Congrats on your new ride.
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post #3 of 13 Old 03-25-2019, 08:49 AM
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Welcome aboard, Trooper!
Nice find you have there.
Great beginning farkle list too.
May I suggest a louder horn too.
Fiamm Freeway Blaster will fit right in there perfect.

2018 1000XT, black. The Night's Watch. Givi engine bars, rear wheel mud guard, radiator screen. Givi V56 Litre Monokey topcase. Puig screen. Freeway Blaster horn. Speedohealer. SW Motech guards for R. brake reservoir, R. brake cylinder, exhaust pipe valve. Aprilia Tuono mirrors. GPR exhaust slip-on.
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post #4 of 13 Old 03-25-2019, 10:26 AM
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Welcome!!!

Great lookin' "V". I'm new here as well.
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post #5 of 13 Old 03-25-2019, 05:27 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the warm welcome everyone! Lrobby...that is a good idea about the horn. I'm definitely a fan of being heard. I've enjoyed getting to know folks on other forums as I've owned other bikes. I'm looking forward to the same here.

Gert - I see your in South Africa. Never been...but I'd love the chance to ride in other countries someday. All of my riding has been in the US.
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post #6 of 13 Old 03-25-2019, 09:58 PM
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Welcome to the forum, James.

2020 Eastern V-Strom Rally (website) - May 14 - 17, 2020
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1986 Honda Shadow VT700C
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congrats and welcome aboard James
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post #8 of 13 Old 03-31-2019, 02:10 AM
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Welcome fellow Oregonian! I took a 20 year break from riding to, started back last year. Nice looking ride, enjoy!

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post #9 of 13 Old 03-31-2019, 01:08 PM
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Welcome! and congrats on the new bike. there is a Oregon Vstrom Riders group on Facebook
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post #10 of 13 Old 04-01-2019, 05:27 PM
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@BluesUke , do you have a link? Could not find the group on FB.

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