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  1. New Colorado StromTrooper

    Stromtroopers - New member introductions
    Hello from Colorado! My buddy and I just bought used 650's and are looking forward to hitting the Colorado and Utah trails. I dropped a ton of money yesterday over at Performance Cycle which is off the hook for gear, and am excited to get to do some off road riding that doesn't kill me. I'm a...
  2. First bike pictures, 2015 V Strom 650 ABS

    Stromtroopers - New member introductions
    I posted yesterday but, in all the excitement, I forgot to post some picture of the beauty. I think the next step is crash bars. Then, I'll be looking at ammo can dimensions as possible panniers. Feel free to offer a new bike owner advice, including new rider advice as well. Thank you all and I...
  3. Stuck Clutch

    DL1000A - 2014-2016
    Hey guys, I'm a new rider and my MSF course is in a few days (so I guess I'm not even hatched yet). I got a new 2014 V-Strom 1000 Adventure and have been riding around the backyard to get a feel for starting, stopping and whatnot. I drove several laps around the backyard in first, taking...
  4. American on my way to New Zealand

    Stromtroopers - New member introductions
    where I will look for a Dl650 like the 2005 I have here in North Carolina. I'm on a work/study visa for a year and I will start my exploration of the country in Christchurch. :hurray: Any Kiwis on here? I am curious to know about NZ licensing/registration requirements, any other specific...
  5. plastic bag sucked into final drive, twiste around countershaft and pushed in oil sea

    V-Strom Service & Maintenance Questions/Discussion
    Hey yall, new to stromtroopers. have had my K5 for a little over a year. first bike!! 3 weeks into owning this beautiful machine, i was on the freeway and drove through a large cloud of plastic bags that had fallen of the back of the truck in front of me. a few days later, oil was quite rapidly...