Just wanted to say "Hi". Just bought a blue 04 wee. Been searching for the next bike for years. Couldn't afford the ktm, bmw, tiger, and couldn't get my hands on a transalp. So here wee go. I've ignored the vstrom for years because of the ugly front end and street look. The more I looked and read, the better they looked. Now I have one and she's a dream to ride. Scorpian slip-on on the way( gotta here her). 4700 original miles with a few upgrades. Does anyone else hate the word farkle? Anyway, looking forward to laughing outloud with some of you guys in the future. This site has already been extremely helpful. I set my clock.