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post #1 of 8 Old 10-16-2019, 08:37 PM Thread Starter
Junior Trooper
Join Date: Oct 2019
Location: Greenfield, MA
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New from Western Massachusetts

This past Monday, after not sleeping all night under a full moon (too excited), I hopped on an entirely new 5:45 AM high speed train from Greenfield, MA to NYC, bused into New Jersey, and hopped on my K9 WeeeStrom for the first time. Bought on craigslist for 3 grand with low miles and some great additions already on it. This is my first big bike. Previously a Grom 125 owner, grew up flying around sandpits on dirt bikes. I'm 5'8" and 145 lbs. My first ride ever was escaping NYC metro area rush hour and cruising back to Massachusetts. Wowzers, that was exhilerating! This thing is awesome!!

Anyways, looking forward to moto camping and interested in group rides in the area.
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post #2 of 8 Old 10-16-2019, 08:48 PM
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Welcome to the forum, DonQ.

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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post #3 of 8 Old 10-16-2019, 08:59 PM
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Right on! She's a beauty!

Two wheelz for realz!
'18 DL1000XT
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post #4 of 8 Old 10-17-2019, 12:20 AM
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Hola. Keep stabbing at the windmills, Don.
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post #5 of 8 Old 10-17-2019, 03:29 AM
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Welcome to the Forum. Congrats on your K9 Wee. Ride safe.
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post #6 of 8 Old 10-17-2019, 08:28 AM
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Welcome. I see that you located in Western Mass. You live in a great spot for riding. Head's up if you have not seen these posted. The Northeast Vstrom Adventure group ( N.E.V.A.) and it's riders get together for adventure weekends during the season. The big gathering is held the first weekend in August at different locations in the Northeast. We also have Plan A ( at the Mohawk Trail campground in Western Mass) at the end of May, Plan B ( usually in Vermont) in early July, the Fall Peep Show in Main at the end of September, and possibly one or two more. Great bunch of riders, and great riding. Look under events, and North America regional sections for postings. Safe riding.
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post #7 of 8 Old 10-17-2019, 03:03 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks, I will definitely check out NEVA. Hoping to ride up to Potsdam, NY on the country roads before the real cold sets in. Gotta show this moto to my grandfather who taught me how to ride twenty years ago!
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post #8 of 8 Old 10-19-2019, 04:09 PM
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