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  1. Big Bend TEXAS trailride/ camping

    South and Southeast
    Looking for some fellow riders in Texas who want to trail ride in Big Bend/ provide info on trails. I'm 9 hours away in Austin. Also wondering if you know of some good trails to ride closer by.
  2. New2me wee-strom, San Diego shop recommendations sought

    Maintenance, Tech and Products.
    Hi! New2me Wee-Strom (2007 DL650A) :grin2: Very well preserved with only 4300 miles on this 2007 bike. Had a blast running it the up Harrison Grade dirt road to the top of Mt Palomar yesterday! Fun fun bike. Can't wait to take it camping. I want to take it in for some general service, oil...
  3. Weekend Camping Trip Through Northern Michigan...

    General V-Strom Discussion
    A two man trip ziz-zagging up Lake Michigan's shore to the Mackinaw bridge. Absolutely gorgeous weather for memorial day weekend. I forgot how beautiful my own state could be. This was first time camping with ol' blue velvet, as I just picked her up this winter. I was pleasantly surprised with...
  4. Baja Trip Advice

    General V-Strom Discussion
    This is my first trip out of the country on a motorcycle. I just got my 2005 DL-1000 and I am going to Baja Mexico in a few weeks. Does anyone have advice on stuff to bring or things I need to do to get my bike ready for the trip. I am leaving from Las Vegas and heading halfway down Baja. I...
  5. ABQQ Looking for local group

    West and Southwest
    Hi all, I have 2012 VStrom ABS and am moving to ABQQ, NM this month and would like to ride w/others. I have already taken some wonderful trips through Lincoln National, up Rio Grande valley, and also through the Gila. Would like to ride into AZ and CO w/some camping. Also interested in buying...
  6. Long Time Lurker First (or Second) Time Poster

    Stromtroopers - New member introductions
    Hello all! I am from Sacramento California and I own a '07 Vee 1000. Bought it new and have about 33K on it so far. I love the hell out of that bike:yesnod: I am taking a trip in mid May and will be gone for about 4 weeks. I need whatever advice I can get. Since I am new I don't even know...
  7. Where to you pack your tent and other things that don't fit in your side cases?

    General V-Strom Discussion
    I know the obvious answer is either strapped to the top of the luggage boxes or across the passenger seat if not carrying a passenger but it a little deeper than this. This is the Hepco and Becker luggage that came with my bike for reference: My last bike an 08 BMW GSA has full Jesse luggage...
  8. How long is long?

    General V-Strom Discussion
    I'm a take it easy kinda guy. I play golf slow. I walk slow. I'm slow. I like to stop at every roadside placard. I enjoy visitor centers almost as much as the national parks they're in. But when I drive a car, I can drive all day for several days without any problem. How will this translate...
  9. Cromag campout VT Sep 25-27

    New England
    Official thread at Advrider. Date: September 25-27. Location: Silver Lake State Park (central VT) Directions and map from link above. They also give lat/long for the entrance. Last year there were 5-6 V-Stroms and at least 3 more guys I knew from...
  10. "old" canuck Rider, just found this site. Awesome so far

    Stromtroopers - New member introductions
    Hey, just found this site, very cool, i'll be checkin this out for months - even more in the winter (like the rest of you). I'm in Vernon British Columbia, Canada, been riding dirtbikes since i was 6. Not to say i'm an expert rider - i have a buddy who 'wears' his bike - i watch him with envy...
  11. Planning a first motorcyle-camping trip

    General V-Strom Discussion
    This may be the wrong forum for this thread... Please direct me to a better suited forum. Since this crosses regional boundaries I thought this might be suitable. I'm planning a little motorcycle camping trip for later this summer. My initial stab at a route is shown below using Google maps...
  12. Blue Max Folding Saddlebag Chair

    Product Reviews
    With all the gatherings coming up this review might be of interest to some of you. the chair weighs in at around 7.5 pounds Blue Max Folding Saddlebag Chair DM Waiting for my wee.