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post #1 of 9 Old 04-08-2019, 08:36 AM Thread Starter
Junior Trooper
Join Date: Apr 2019
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Had my first motorcycle stolen from me about a year ago while I was living in Boone, NC. I was on the verge of selling it anyway as I bought it as a bike to learn on, it was a Kawasaki Ninja 250. After lots of research and searching online I finally ended up with a 2008 V Strom 650 with ABS. Only took me about a year to replace that old bike, but I couldn't be happier with the new one. Fiance drove me to Ohio on Saturday so we could bring it back yesterday. Gotta say I didn't expect it to be so comfortable for the 500 mile trip back home. And I already got to feel the advantage of having ABS when coming to an unexpected stop in Kentucky during some moderate rain!

This website and the forums were instrumental in helping me making my final decision in the past week. I was between a KLR and this. Figured I should make an account to celebrate.

Thanks StromTrooper community!
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post #2 of 9 Old 04-08-2019, 09:23 AM
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Nice looking bike, welcome aboard

2011 DL650A, 2008 C50T
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post #3 of 9 Old 04-08-2019, 09:32 AM
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Looking good!

Welcome to v-life. You made the right choice.

Two wheelz for realz!
'18 DL1000XT
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post #4 of 9 Old 04-08-2019, 11:32 AM
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Welcome to the forum, Ered.

2020 Eastern V-Strom Rally (website) - May 14 - 17, 2020
2006 Suzuki V-Strom DL650K
1986 Honda Shadow VT700C
1974 Suzuki TM-250
1966 Triumph Bonneville T-120R
1965 Suzuki 80
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post #5 of 9 Old 04-08-2019, 03:24 PM
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Welcome. Good picture. :-)
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post #6 of 9 Old 04-08-2019, 03:29 PM
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Location: Weddington, NC
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Looks like a Happy Rider!!! Wellcome
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post #7 of 9 Old 04-08-2019, 05:49 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks everyone!

I'm glad to be here!
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post #8 of 9 Old 04-09-2019, 03:20 AM
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Location: South Africa
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Welcome to the Forum. Congrats on your K8 Wee.
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post #9 of 9 Old 04-09-2019, 04:11 AM
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Tolkien fan, I see. Welcome aboard!

"No matter where you go, there you are."
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