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post #1 of 9 Old 04-21-2019, 12:51 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Apr 2019
Location: Essex, Ontario,Canada
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A new Canadian Stromtrooper

Hello from Essex, Ontario! On Friday I brought home a new-to-me 2015 DL650A V-Strom. My other ride is a 1982 GSX750S Katana, which I love riding but my aging body does not. After about an hour in the saddle my knees, back and wrists are sore. I like going on longer rides with my wife so something more comfortable was in order. I already have the OEM aluminum top and side cases on order. Looking forward to participating in this forum. And now, the mandatory pics:

Kevin in Essex
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post #2 of 9 Old 04-21-2019, 04:50 PM
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The Katana designed by Hans Muth. Same guy that designed the R65LS BMW. I had a couple of those. Some obvious similarities in the the two bikes look.
Hope your choice satisfies for your riding needs.
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post #3 of 9 Old 04-21-2019, 05:26 PM
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Welcome aboard Kevin! Stroms are great bikes for just about any kind of riding once you have them setup for you.

You might want to stop in the Canadian section in Regional Forums here on Stromtrooper and say yellow as well.


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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post #4 of 9 Old 04-21-2019, 08:45 PM
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Welcome to the forum, Kevin.

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 04-21-2019, 08:54 PM
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Welcome Skinner!
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post #6 of 9 Old 04-21-2019, 09:04 PM
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Welcome...red bikes are faster eh.
Not sure I'd seen a red Strom before.

Ontario Canada rider staying in Cairns Australian Feb to May & Aug-Oct each year
Canada 2018 CB500x >2009 CBF1000 sold 10 Wee ABS sold 09 Burgman Exec sold 10 NT700v sold
Australia> 04 KLR650 93 ST1100 sold
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post #7 of 9 Old 04-22-2019, 03:16 AM
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Welcome to the Forum, Kevin. Congrats on your new ride.
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Welcome to the forum, Kevin.
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post #9 of 9 Old 04-22-2019, 10:23 AM
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Beautiful, clean looking '15 DL650!

Welcome to the forum.

Two wheelz for realz!
'18 DL1000XT
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