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  1. Maintenance, Tech and Products.
    So I was in the market for a new side case for my Vstrom 650 (thank you insurance!) and I couldnt decide between the givi alaska and the dolomiti. These are year 2021 releases, so both release from the bike by titling over and the updated hinge system that dont need the string. Incoming lots of...
  2. Ride Reports (Route Sheets)
    ...and away we go. Waffle no more...we ride | Wild Bill's Garage
  3. Ride Reports (Route Sheets)
    Dempster Hwy or Dalton Hwy? | Wild Bill's Garage
  4. Stromtroopers - New member introductions
    Hi After lurking for too long I've decided I'd better get down and join some of these conversations as I've just purchased my 4th V-Strom 650 I feel well qualified to comment on these mighty machines. (I wonder if 4 is a record?) Short history: purchased second-hand yellow 2008 V-Strom in...
  5. General V-Strom Discussion
    Okay, So I know I'm over a year away from my trip to Alaska, but I need to plan it mainly to ensure I will have enough vacation days. So my questions are: Is it worth riding all the way up to Prudhoe Bay? What condition is the road? (how hard is it on the strom?) How long does it take from...
  6. General V-Strom Discussion
    Hi all, for those who have been to Alaska in July,os there any reason to bring heated gear that time of year. My cousin and I are heading up there on our stroms from Oregon, through Idaho, Montana, Canada and up into the wilds of alaska. Thanks for any input.
  7. General V-Strom Discussion
    Ok guys, for those of you waiting from my previous thread I have completed my blog, updated my pics, and I am ready to share a few things. As far as the blog, have you ever heard the expression "It's 90% done - and only 90% to go"? Another favorite expression I have used for years is "Perfect...
  8. General V-Strom Discussion
    Guys, I just got back yesterday from my trip to Fairbanks, Alaska, and back and I did not change the tires on my 2005 Vstrom 650. I put on a new set of Michelin Anakee 2's and had about a 10 miles on them when I departed. My trip was 31 days and the final total was 11,480 miles. And the rear...
  9. Ride Reports (Route Sheets)
    Yukon-Alaska Beer & Tire Patch Ride So here it is. Finally we are able to line up a couple of days of riding. Yukon and Alaska are wonderful places to live, but if you want to go anywhere it means covering some serious distances. Not an easy task to break yourself free from the short, busy...
  10. Events
    I'm in the beginning stages of planning a ride to the top of Alaska (Prudhoe Bay) next July, 8500 miles round trip, from Southern California. I'm doing this as an awareness/fundraiser for the American Cancer Society (I lost my mother to cancer a few years ago) The basic plan is to take photos...
  11. Ride Reports (Route Sheets)
    Alrighty guys. I've decided I really don't like the format of the Blog. I want all this in chronological order. So I'm going to post a real ride report on this summer's Alaska trip. I'm going to just post a day or two each day so that people can follow along. Fair warning: IF YOU GUYS DON'T...
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