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  1. Stromtroopers - New member introductions
    I have ridden a 2006 Aprilia Scarabeo 500 GT "maxi" scooter for the last four years. With its variator leaving me no clutch work, and 60 mpg, and 95 mph top speed, and included top and side cases, liquid-cooled & fuel-injected motor; it seemed an ideal commuter in northern Virginia traffic...
  2. DL650A - 2012-2016
    I just picked up a 2012 650 today. I can tell this is going to be a very dangerous bike. The power is nice and I love the nimble feeling you get from the bike. I'm going to change the mirrors for sure, I don't need to see my shoulders. I'm thinking of going with some bar end mirrors. I...
  3. Suspension and Tire Tech
    Just felt like sharing some pics I just took after admiring the shape and tread of my pr3's. I have a vee k6 with PCiii and 2Bros. I ride 20 miles r/t to work in dc rush hour m-f, 300-500 miles nearly each weekend in the VA/WV mountains (fairly aggressively), and have a 2500 mile smoky mtn...
  4. General V-Strom Discussion
    I have owned my 2006 Wee (first motorcycle for this forty year old) for about a year, and had the misfortune to get pancaked between two cars yesterday on the commute home. I was on Braddock Road in the Northern Virginia area, stopped in traffic at a light about 50 feet from the left turn...
  5. HEY LOOK! There is a V-Strom
    What a terrible first post! Who's the obnoxious rider that lives near the Ice House that gives the other Vstrom riders in the area a bad name? :furious: I've been approached by three different ppl about a Vstrom rider that regularly cuts off cars on Waxpool and 28 and loves to weave in and...
  6. North East (Mid Atlantic)
    I figured I'd start a permanent thread here in the regional forum to post up any Northern Virginia area weekend rides that folks might want to organize so that we don't have to start a new thread every time. This way you can subscribe to this thread and easily check it to see if anyone's...
  7. Stromtroopers - New member introductions
    picked up this little Wee brand new for 7700$ up in Rockingham and rode her home. I've been looking for a while for a suitable replacement that will serve me just as well as my old 2003 BMW F650cs. Hopefully this bike will be able to fit it shoes. Friend has one and swore by it during out...
  8. North East (Mid Atlantic)
    If you NOVA folks are into wine tastings and the like, check out Bluemont Vineyards as a light ADV destination. The web address is here: Bluemont Vineyard. It's just a quick left turn off the Snikersville turnpike for those that know the area. google maps link The wife and I decided to ride...
  9. Stromtroopers - New member introductions
    Hello from Northern VA! Just purchased a 2007 DL650 with fewer than 1,500 miles on it. The bike already has a tall aftermarket windscreen, bar risers, and centerstand, and I just ordered peg-lowering brackets and fork brace from Richland Rick. The Wee will be replacing my 1985 Honda VF700S...
  10. Stromtroopers - New member introductions
    I've been riding for about 3 years now on a 2003 Virago 250, but the little bugger started getting angry at me after I put 19k miles on it. I've have it disassembled in my garage for the last 7 months (and winter) while I teach myself motorcycle repair. I finally pulled the trigger this...
  11. Stromtroopers - New member introductions
    Hey All, Picked up my DL650A Adventure from Ultimate Cycle in Richmond VA on Friday, put about 350 on it so far and it starts commuter duty tommorow inside the beltway. Great bike and 48.7 miles during break-in is mighty nice. This one joins a happy house with a 2003 KLR and a 1981 DT100...
  12. Events
    HappyWanderer and I have been yakking about having a little RTE meet & greet ride in the Northern VA area, this would be an impromptu kinda open for suggestions on where to meet, ride and eat. Doesn't need to be a complex all-day affair. I'm thinking some roads like Crest Hill and Carters...
  13. General V-Strom Discussion
    Well, found more dirt to ride today. Dirty dirt ride - Motorcycling trip | EveryTrail It was a mix of dirt, gravel, jeep trail, and a little bit of :jawdrop: The first few sections were still wet and slick from rain yesterday, so I took those slow. The last few sections were hard-packed...
  14. Stromtroopers - New member introductions
    Good morning. After 8 cruisers and a dirt bike, I just bought my first V-Strom and first Suzuki Friday from Village Motorsports in Unionville, VA. Nice folks and a decent deal. I've put about 250 miles on it so far and love it. Got the 650. Trying to hurry up to the 600 mile service :mrgreen:
  15. North East (Mid Atlantic)
    A favorite road of mine that heads south from Flint Hill, VA. If you need a pleasant way to get to Flint Hill from points East (like the Cap Metro area) go to Marshall VA and head west on Crest Hill Road...not disappointing in the least. Ben Venue and Richmond Rd on Vimeo
  16. Stromtroopers - New member introductions
    I am a new owner of a 2011 white Wee. Grew up riding 250 duals(for dirt and commuting) and dirt bikes. So far i am enjoying the bike and look forward to adding a few upgrades in the future. Getting the wife to travel by bicycle would be challenging so this will hopefully solve that problem...
  17. Stromtroopers - New member introductions
    I've been watching the site for the last few years but have not posted. I've had a black V-strom since 2008. I rode to work almost everyday until last April when I was transferred to South Korea (I don't have the courage to ride here) and its probably the best all purpose/weather bike I've...
  18. Stromtroopers - New member introductions
    I'm originally from AZ, but recently moved out to the DC area. I had to sell my old bike before I moved and immediately felt the itch to pick up another one. The DL650 was appealing for many reasons so I bought an 07 Wee. I love it! I do miss the sunny AZ riding weather, but the curvy roads...
  19. Stromtroopers - New member introductions
    Picked up my new Wee Strom a week ago, already have 500 miles on it. It is a fantastic bike. I mostly ride the back roads of VA (and occasionally WV) - I've never seen a dirt road that I didn't want to explore. All the info on the forums is great - would be happy to hear from other riders who...
  20. North East (Mid Atlantic)
    How many MD,VA DC area riders are around on here? There doest seem to be much activity posted for local stuff. Id like to try to find some of you out there to get a ride going sometime. Im in Frederick MD.
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