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post #1 of 8 Old 06-29-2019, 12:35 PM Thread Starter
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Join Date: Jun 2019
Location: Germany, Lake Constance
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Cool Hi there

I just joined Stromtroopers. I started riding on a 1989 HONDA XL600V Transalp, which I gave away (in 2000 after with 130.000km on the clock) for a 1990 HONDA XL600V Transalp.
Since 2002 it had to share the garage with a 2002 V-Strom DL1000, which I kept until 2016 (70.000km). I swapped it for a 2016 V-Strom DL650XT ABS.
Last year I noticed that I had not moved the Transalp for quite some time :-) , so I gave it away, to concentrate on my V-Strom.
Today, I have some 25.000km on the clock.
I live 1/2h drive north of the alps, but I enjoy also riding in the Black Forest or in France.

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Frank
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post #2 of 8 Old 06-29-2019, 12:46 PM
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Welcome, Frank. About a zillion years ago I lived in Ludwigsburg up near Stuttgart. I even had a motorcycle back then, but I never took advantage of all the awesome riding there was to be had on all those great roads over there. I kick myself that I had a chance to ride in the Alps back then and didn't do it.

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post #3 of 8 Old 06-29-2019, 04:05 PM
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Welcome to the forum, Frank. I'll be visiting your part of the world in 2020. Looking forward to it.
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post #4 of 8 Old 06-29-2019, 05:58 PM
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Howdy, Frank!

How wonderful it is to be able to live in a beautiful area and ride.

2014 Suzuki V-Strom 1000 ABS (Candy Daring Red)
2017 Kawasaki Versys-X 300 ABS (Graphite Grey)
2013 Suzuki V-Strom 650 ABS Adventure (sold)
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post #5 of 8 Old 06-29-2019, 11:19 PM
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Welcome to the forum, Frank.

2020 Eastern V-Strom Rally (website) - May 14 - 17, 2020
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2006 Suzuki V-Strom DL650K
1986 Honda Shadow VT700C
1974 Suzuki TM-250
1966 Triumph Bonneville T-120R
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post #6 of 8 Old 06-30-2019, 12:04 AM
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Hola, Frank. I too, also was stationed in Ludwigsburg, Flak Kaserne. Traveled a bit in the Black Forest but no motorcycle. Wonderful countryside in Southern Germany.
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post #7 of 8 Old 06-30-2019, 03:49 AM
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post #8 of 8 Old 06-30-2019, 07:52 AM
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