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I was leaving the parts department of the local YamaHondaKawaZuki mega-store, having purchased a crush washer, when one of the techs rolled on to the floor with a brand-new 2007 V-Strom 650, gorgeous gray in color. She had me at "hello." I've owned more bikes than I can remember over the past 42 years, and the only one that I ever truly regretted having sold was an '05 DL650; it was an incredible machine!
I got light-headed, the showroom started spinning, and by the time I regained my senses I was arm-wrestling the sales manager over the OTD price. She's on my trailer in the driveway now, with ONE actual mile on the odometer. Updates on my website to follow.
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jackpiner57 said:
Congrats! Is that the ABS model?
Nope. The dealer only received two '07 models and both were the standard models (both sold within 24 hours). I might have been interested in the ABS model but it wasn't available. While I like the idea of the ABS technology, I'll just have to wait until another time.
 

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Glad to have you back. Really enjoyed your posts while I was still just lurking and learning.
 

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SmkyMtnVStrom said:
Welcome back Rev!!!
Good to be back. The folks on the VTX boards are a pretty good lot, but there's a lot of the "loud pipes save lives" nonsense there, and they seem to worry excessively about what the Harley owners think about their bikes... :lol:
 

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fogllama said:
I'm just going to sit here and giggle. I have the Rev's last Wee. Welcome back, Rev! And get the MadStad winshield mount. Works great!
Hey, Foggy--
Yep, I'll never forget that cold, rainy day as you rode off on the blue Wee. I remember thinking at the time "What HAVE I done?" Well, I'm back in the game now and I hope ol' Blue is still running well for you. BTW, I've ordered the MadStad mount--looks like a good idea.
 

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Reverendbiker said:
The dealer only received two '07 models and both were the standard models (both sold within 24 hours). I might have been interested in the ABS model but it wasn't available. While I like the idea of the ABS technology, I'll just have to wait until another time.
Given your past history, a change to ABS in the future is certainly a certainty!

I got tickled when you announced this on the TWT forum, I just read it again and it is still funny - you need to buy more small parts online. :roll: Thank God you have a loving wife that believes in "motorcycle therapy"...
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Gilk51 said:
Reverendbiker said:
The dealer only received two '07 models and both were the standard models (both sold within 24 hours). I might have been interested in the ABS model but it wasn't available. While I like the idea of the ABS technology, I'll just have to wait until another time.
Given your past history, a change to ABS in the future is certainly a certainty!

I got tickled when you announced this on the TWT forum, I just read it again and it is still funny - you need to buy more small parts online. :roll: Thank God you have a loving wife that believes in "motorcycle therapy"...
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Yes, and the ironic part is that I NEVER buy parts from the local dealer's parts counter. Actually I am beginning to think that my wife encourages this motorcycle addiction; last time I brought home a new one she bought a new set of dining room furniture. Can't wait to see what she comes home with this week :wink:
 
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