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I just posted a reply on the "V-Strom Sighted" section and realized that I rarely see a stationary V-Strom.

Cruisers and Sport Bikes adorn the parking lots of our coffee shops all over the city. I see them as I drive by.

The guy a few houses down from me has a very clean H-D. I often see him washing it but I do not know if it runs.

In fairness to other brands, it is rare too that I see a KLR or a BMW GS without their wheels going round and round.

Are V-Stroms able to sit still?
Do they misbehave if they do not get enough exercise?
Are they disruptive at Motorcycle Training Courses?
Are they often sent outside to play?
Are V-Stroms often late for supper?

What have been your observations?
 

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I just posted a reply on the "V-Strom Sighted" section and realized that I rarely see a stationary V-Strom.

Cruisers and Sport Bikes adorn the parking lots of our coffee shops all over the city. I see them as I drive by.

The guy a few houses down from me has a very clean H-D. I often see him washing it but I do not know if it runs.
Probably not.

In fairness to other brands, it is rare too that I see a KLR or a BMW GS without their wheels going round and round.

Are V-Stroms able to sit still?
NO

Do they misbehave if they do not get enough exercise?
YES, AND SOMETIMES EVEN IF THEY DO

Are they disruptive at Motorcycle Training Courses?
WEE'S DON'T NEED NO STINKIN' TRAINING.

Are they often sent outside to play?
NO, THEY ALREADY LIVE OUTSIDE

Are V-Stroms often late for supper?
NO, JUST A LITTLE EARLY FOR BREAKFAST

What have been your observations?
No observation, I didn't see nuthin'.
 

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I have to cover mine up at night so it doesn't run off an have fun without me. That Orange Wee is up for anything at any time!!!
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If you've ever owned a labrador retriever, you'll understand that when the dog isn't fetching a tennis ball it's thinking about it. My V-Strom is kind of the same way ... when I'm not riding it I know it's in the garage practically buzzing in anticipation of when I'll take it back out onto the road.

These bikes were meant to be ridden.
 

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Definitely

I picked up my 2006 Vstrom on Saturday and immediately felt at home on the bike. Its previous owner mainly rode it to work and back (about 7 kms each way), and when I met up with some riding pals (all on Harleys) it practically vibrated in anticipation! After a 2 day ride up the Fraser canyon, across to Whistler and back home the bike was purring with happiness despite some wet and cold weather en route. The next day the sun was shining, I cleaned up the bike after the chores were done, and got this real sense it needed to get some air... so out to fill up and I almost detected a bit of a whimper when we turned back home instead of back out to the highway... but there were guests coming for a bbq so what is a guy to do?

LOVE THIS BIKE!
 

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First I'm a Special Ed. teacher. That said, my Wee is right outside my window, looking at me, very impatiently waiting for 3:10. It certainly is an anxious beast. Last week I had all I could do one day to get it to turn into town and come to school! It was making sounds like Bob Seger's "Roll me Away" almost all the way here! That's pretty relevant as Bob's hometown (Mt. Pleasant) is about 1/2 hour away from school. Good thing I know a bit about getting kids to do stuff they don't want to.

Sorry poor quality school camera, it's about 50 feet away, ready to go!!
Interesting, it always wants to take the route home with the hairpin turns. Go figure.
 
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I've seen lots of pics of Stroms sitting still...

... altho usually in those pics they're laying on their sides in the mud. :jawdrop:
 

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They are sleeping when laying down.
Mine is definitely not sleeping at school. Too many kids and parents looking at it. There's usually a red 'burban parked behind it that annoys it because it parks too close. It also is not very happy with the white cherokee that parks next to it at 2:55 every day! Fortunately it's home is a garage with two jeeps in it so it tolerates it.
 

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If you've ever owned a labrador retriever, you'll understand that when the dog isn't fetching a tennis ball it's thinking about it. My V-Strom is kind of the same way ... when I'm not riding it I know it's in the garage practically buzzing in anticipation of when I'll take it back out onto the road.

These bikes were meant to be ridden.
Great analogy. I have 2 labs and a wee and neverhave a moments rest
 

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I work at a school too. It sits there waiting for me to leave. The kids love these bikes. It's also small enough to get out of parking lots full of parents waiting for kids.
I rode with my friend last year up the coast a thousand miles, he on his cruiser and me on my Wee. I would leap ahead and then wait for him to catch up. Told him having this bike was like having a classroom of kindergartners just before recess, just full of energy, ready to burst forth.
There's another attention deficit disorder out there too. ADOS, Attention Deficit Ooooh Shiny. One of the teachers told me that one, thought it was funny.
 
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