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post #1 of 57 Old 06-01-2019, 09:37 AM Thread Starter
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A Traveling Teacher - Taking my '06 DL650 RTW

Hey all!

I bought my '06 V back in October, and have been slowly putting parts on it whenever my paycheck allows.

I have been saving for a couple years now for long term travel, but I just wasn't sure how I wanted to do it. Until last summer when I realized it should most definitely be on a motorcycle.

I have friends who told me great things about the V's, so I bought one.

Here is the blog I started that is still in the works:

www.atravelingteacher.com

I look forward to sharing my progress and growing with fellow Vstromers!

Pete

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Extra fuel can suggestions and mounting location? (Post #32)

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April Mock Trip (Page 4)
US Trip Mapped out! (Page 6)
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post #2 of 57 Old 06-01-2019, 09:44 AM
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Someone needs to get a spouse and a couple kids and a house and mortgage and become responsible.
All this gallivanting will come to no good end.
How are you going to sit at the end of life and ponder, "What if" if you've done it already
Doesn't seem right. But I'm just jealous. Have a wonderful time and write when you find work!
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Awesome ! Safe, exciting, enriching travels to you. I look forward to following your progress.
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Congratulations, but of course it's only because you've made it a priority that you are able to set out on this trip. Looking at your blog, good move on trying out your tools changing tires, etc. No doubt your RTW plans include Greece given your family ties there.

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Welcome to the forum, Pete.

2020 Eastern V-Strom Rally (website) - May 14 - 17, 2020
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Someone needs to get a spouse and a couple kids and a house and mortgage and become responsible.
All this gallivanting will come to no good end.
How are you going to sit at the end of life and ponder, "What if" if you've done it already
Doesn't seem right. But I'm just jealous. Have a wonderful time and write when you find work!
I really enjoyed reading this
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Awesome ! Safe, exciting, enriching travels to you. I look forward to following your progress.

Thank you!
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Congratulations, but of course it's only because you've made it a priority that you are able to set out on this trip. Looking at your blog, good move on trying out your tools changing tires, etc. No doubt your RTW plans include Greece given your family ties there.
Thank you!

I have put some serious time into trying to figure out this bike just to get a good sense of it while I'm on the road. I used to work on Subarus a lot, and this seems to be just as fun.
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post #10 of 57 Old 06-02-2019, 07:38 AM Thread Starter
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A Traveling Teacher - Around the world on my DL650

Hey all!

Here is my post I will be updating while I am preparing for my trip, and when I set off in July.

I bought my '06 V back in October, and have been slowly putting parts on it whenever my paycheck allows.

I have been saving for a couple years now for long term travel, but I just wasn't sure how I wanted to do it. Until last summer when I realized it should most definitely be on a motorcycle.

I have friends who told me great things about the V's, so I bought one.

Here is the blog I started that is still in the works:

www.atravelingteacher.com

I look forward to sharing my progress and growing with fellow Vstromers!

Pete
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