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  1. Jumping into the Deep End - Epic Ride Report - Part 2

    General V-Strom Discussion
    [I'm not sure how to load pictures into the post itself, but there are some pics from my trip in my album "epic trip" which you can get to if you click on my user name. ] Lessons I learned - Rain: The first lesson I learned was in Indiana, and I figured out the hard way that I should not have...
  2. Long-distance trip for the first time

    Euro Troopers!
    Hi Everyone! I am absolutely new to the whole forum "thing" and I hope that I am writing to the right people :) I am a 23 years old Wee-Strom owner (2009 model - 30,000 kilometers on it) and I am preparing for a trip of 1,126 Km (700 miles) from London to Marseille, southern France. Problem is...
  3. Want to buy a V-Storm--need some advice

    General V-Strom Discussion
    I bought my first bike when I got out of the Navy in 2008, a Yamaha YZF 600. It's decent for zipping around the city, but now I'm looking for something I can use to visit my family in the Adirondacks (upstate NY) without being incapacitated the next day. I ran across stromtrooper after reading...
  4. 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...