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post #1 of 12 Old 04-12-2019, 12:36 PM Thread Starter
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Hello from Southern Aberta

Brand new to this forum. Just picked up a 2018 Vstrom 1000XT and working on adding some kit to it now. Hope this bike lives up to all the great reviews I read. Its going to be my bike to Prudhoe Bay and Tuktoyaktuk.
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Begin the break-in, and it only gets better from there.
I hope a louder horn is in your kit list.
The bears will just laugh at the stock.

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.
2006 DL1000, The Red Rhino. Gone for good.
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post #3 of 12 Old 04-12-2019, 04:15 PM
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Welcome to the new Northern 'Southern Boy'.
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Welcome. She's a beauty!

Two wheelz for realz!
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Originally Posted by Xman247 View Post
Brand new to this forum. Just picked up a 2018 Vstrom 1000XT and working on adding some kit to it now. Hope this bike lives up to all the great reviews I read. Its going to be my bike to Prudhoe Bay and Tuktoyaktuk.
I am envious. My ride is an oldie but goodie 2003 DL1000. I'm sure you will really enjoy your new ride, but like every other bike you have to get it to where you are comfortable on it.

[FONT="Comic Sans MS"][SIZE="4"][B]2003 Zuki V-Strom 1000[/B][/SIZE][/FONT]
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post #6 of 12 Old 04-12-2019, 07:15 PM
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Welcome to the forum, Xman.

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
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post #7 of 12 Old 04-13-2019, 03:48 AM
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Welcome to the Forum. Congrats on your new ride.
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post #8 of 12 Old 04-13-2019, 11:21 AM
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Welcome! Nice ride!
And thanks for the ear worm of K.D. Lang's "Big Boned Gal". Lyrics: "She was a big boned gal from Southern Alberta..."
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post #9 of 12 Old 04-13-2019, 12:50 PM
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Welcome ....I know you guys don't like Trudeau but did you HAVE to take the L out of Alberta ??

If all goes well I'll tour some of the pretty parts this June.

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Canada 2018 CB500x >2009 CBF1000 sold 10 Wee ABS sold 09 Burgman Exec sold 10 NT700v sold
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Missed your joining here in April!

Welcome aboard!

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My Opinion:
Vee or V= DL1000 before 2014
Vee2 or V2 = DL1000 2015 to 2019
Vee3 or V3 = DL1050 2020 to?

My Stroms:
2006 DL650: 202,000 km 125,500 miles, Sold
2012 DL650 139,500+ km, 86,700+ miles. Sold
2015 DL1000 New July 2015 205,000+ km, 127,000+ miles.

This can help preventing from cars pulling out in front of you (SMIDSY)
SMIDSY detailed report.

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