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post #1 of 8 Old 10-08-2019, 10:11 AM Thread Starter
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Hello folks! My name is Derek and I bought a 2005 dl650 at the start of this season. This is my second year ridding. Last year I rode an 81 Yamaha xs400.

Put 1.5k mi on the bike since purchase. I've done an oil change and fork seal replacement on it so far.

I have to dig up the pictures but I did go on a day long trail ride with a buddy who's got a klr and it was a blast!

Need knobbiest and a skid plate for the next off-road day though.

Anyway hello and here's a picture.
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post #2 of 8 Old 10-08-2019, 10:21 AM
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Welcome to the forum, Derek.

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 #3 of 8 Old 10-08-2019, 08:20 PM
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Welcome! Great looking bike.

Two wheelz for realz!
'18 DL1000XT
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post #4 of 8 Old 10-08-2019, 08:34 PM
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Derek,
Welcome. Look under the events category for a list of weekend get togethers in the Northeast. Great riders and great weekends of riding. A number of stromtroopers live near Rochester. Also look under the Northeast section for lists of weekend events.
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post #5 of 8 Old 10-09-2019, 02:32 AM
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Welcome to the Forum. Congrats on your K5 Wee. These models are legend.
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post #6 of 8 Old 10-09-2019, 01:52 PM Thread Starter
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Derek,
Welcome. Look under the events category for a list of weekend get togethers in the Northeast. Great riders and great weekends of riding. A number of stromtroopers live near Rochester. Also look under the Northeast section for lists of weekend events.
Thanks for the welcome! Ill keep my eye on the section even though the weather is the enemy these days.
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post #7 of 8 Old 10-09-2019, 01:54 PM Thread Starter
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Welcome to the Forum. Congrats on your K5 Wee. These models are legend.
Well, I wanted something that was fuel injected and relatively maintenance free compared to the vintage yamaha. I got real sick of it not starting every time i went to use it. Damn Carbs.....
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post #8 of 8 Old 10-10-2019, 07:58 AM
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Thanks for the welcome! Ill keep my eye on the section even though the weather is the enemy these days.
These events ( NEVA, Plan A, Plan B, Fall Peep Show, Mohawk Trail) take place from May until October. Keep an eye out.
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