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post #1 of 23 Old 04-23-2019, 01:32 PM Thread Starter
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Hello from the PNW!

Good Morning! My name is Julie, I live in Camas, Washington. I'm a new rider, got my feet wet with a 2016 Honda CRF 250 that was pretty brutal to try to ride on the freeway, which is why I ended up usually taking all the backroads. Just before Christmas, we went and got my 2018 650 which I'm absolutely loving!! I didn't do the breaking in period, my guy did that for me. I wasn't endorsed at the time, and the weather in the NW is miserable during the winter. (No shaming!)

I'm an insurance agent, Mom to three grown kids and fur-mom to two dogs, Jax (a blue nose pit) Radar ( a long hair Chi) and a flame point siamese named Dummy.

I love riding, it's my new attitude adjuster. I do find it's giving me a healthy hatred of people on the road tho... He has two bikes, a 2019 Suzuki V-Strom 1000XT, and a 2014 Suzuki Boulevard M109R. We have plans to do long trips soon, and some motorcycle camping. He's done it before, but this will be my first time.

Looking forward to getting out more!
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post #2 of 23 Old 04-23-2019, 02:15 PM
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Welcome to you!
Good looking bike, good looking crew, Fur-Mom!
Ride safe
thanks for joining.
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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.
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Welcome to you!
Good looking bike, good looking crew, Fur-Mom!
Ride safe
thanks for joining.

Thank you! I kinda like them all..
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post #4 of 23 Old 04-23-2019, 02:45 PM
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Welcome the the V party Julie!!!
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Welcome aboard! I LOVE your pups! We have two pitty mixes and I adore them.

You'll love the DL650 more as it ages with you... it's one of those bikes that I haven't tired of.
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Welcome aboard! I LOVE your pups! We have two pitty mixes and I adore them.

You'll love the DL650 more as it ages with you... it's one of those bikes that I haven't tired of.
Jax is our house hippo! I love his goofy ass. He's just 10.5 months old.

I'm really really enjoying my bike. So much easier to ride than the 250!
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Welcome to the forum, Julie.
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I've been to Camas many times. That is a beautiful area and you have a great bike. It gets even better as you customize it to fit you.

https://www.adventuretech.biz/shortertaller-riders.html
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I've been to Camas many times. That is a beautiful area and you have a great bike. It gets even better as you customize it to fit you.

Grew up here, graduated from the HS in 93. I love this little town.. I totally plan on customizing it to fit me as time goes on, I'm learning how to not be a fair weather rider for now just to start.
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Then you are going to need some electric heat.

First thing - get some heated grips. The only choice whether you are after the best for the money or just the best is "Oxford." The neat thing about heated grips is they are always there waiting to be needed no matter what gloves you chose for the ride.

After that a heated jacket liner. Not a vest. This one is good. https://www.thewarmingstore.com/cali...ket-liner.html
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