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post #1 of 7 Old 08-10-2019, 12:40 PM Thread Starter
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Hello everyone, my name is Matt, I'm 34 yrs old, and I live up in central/eastern Washington. I bought my 2019 v-strom 650 a couple weeks ago. I purchased it after having a Harley FXR for the last 4 1/2 years. Before that I had a couple other Suzuki's, an 06 gsxr-750 and some 80's gs 550. So far I love this bike, it is great to be on something again that handles so well and just zips along so effortlessly. My plans for the bike arento use it as a commuter and to outfit it with some crash bars and skid plate to take it on some light trails and maybe some camping
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post #2 of 7 Old 08-10-2019, 12:44 PM
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Welcome to the forum! You'll find lots of great info here and helpful folks!!
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post #3 of 7 Old 08-10-2019, 06:43 PM
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Welcome to the forum, Matt.

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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Hola, Matt.
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post #6 of 7 Old 08-10-2019, 09:55 PM
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Welcome to the forum Matt, These bikes work great with hard side bags when commuting .

I use the Shad 23's on mine and I can take my lunch box , coffee thermos, jacket, bike cover,
gloves, place for your phone, Even a laptop. So any time of year it works like a motorized pack mule.
And in less than 2 minutes I can remove them both for nakedness.

2017 DL 650 , Shad 23 bags, Givi crash bars, 32 watt LED aux lights , Goldwing pegs, Metalic silver front fender, Lazer cut aluminum Chain guard, Madstad 20" windshield
light smoke tint , Blu/blk Driven Racing Billet bar ends, Dbl Take adventure mirrors , Gel seat cover, Twin tool tubes, Givi 30L top case, Suzuki Engine cowl, 45 years in the
saddle and counting, Yoshimura 3/4 exhaust system simmering on low in the money oven.
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Our dog Trixie 7 year old Chihuahua / Min Pin mix Shelter Rescued Smartest dog we have ever owned. She's great and does lots of tricks.
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post #7 of 7 Old 08-11-2019, 03:42 AM
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Welcome to the Forum. Congrats on your new ride.
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