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post #1 of 21 Old 10-30-2013, 07:34 PM Thread Starter
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How to tell if you are the V-Strom type!

How to tell if you are the V-Strom type!
1. You use your rental car as a jeep.
2. You use your street bike as a dirt bike.
3. Your golf cart has a 6" lift and off-road tires.
4. You have dirt bike tires on your street bike and you do not care if your friends make fun of your bike.
5. You have taken the front fender off you street bike and replaced it with a motor-cross fender.
6. Your full blown motor-crosser has been made street legal.
7. When out of town on vacation in the mountains you drop your wife off at the spa and take her Corolla out on the forest roads.
8. You are trying to figure out should I keep my street bike or my dirt bike and what do I replace it with.
9. You would rather have a new dual sport bike instead of a new car.
10. You know that your oil pan on your street bike is really too low to go down this dirt road but you go any way.
11. You can not pass a new dirt road without turning around and seeing where it goes.
12. You spend count less hours looking over maps and charts looking for the worst roads to go motorcycle riding on.
13. You would rather have a bad ass GPS for your bike than a Plasma TV.
14. You are tired of your butt going to sleep on your DRZ400.
15. You look into off-road shocks for your street bike.
16. You are always high centering your center stand on your street bike on dirt roads.
17. You can out run the crotch rockets on you street legal dirt bike with full knobbies in the twisties.
18. You go to the the bike shop and lay down a new bike on the show room floor just to see if you can lift it back up.

I may have missed a few but I would think this is a good profile of a V-Strom rider.
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post #2 of 21 Old 10-30-2013, 07:48 PM
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Only 1 thing: You dont care about what other people think about the appearance of your bike.
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Most V-Strom riders are trapped with a mind that at any given point and time they will jump off of the paved highway to bang around on any old dirt road they see. They are not unlike the former smoker that can not pass up a free smoke. The V-Strom rider's mind does not have the working reasoning skills to go down Old Ore Road at Big Bend on their KTM or DRZ. Their brain signals always get mixed when loading up their bikes for offroad riding in the desert. They see they have a DRZ400E in the garage but put the DL1000 on the trailer. I think it may be possible that they were taught in Sunday School that a little pain and suffering is good for the soul.
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Most V-Strom riders are trapped with a mind that at any given point and time they will jump off of the paved highway to bang around on any old dirt road they see. They are not unlike the former smoker that can not pass up a free smoke. The V-Strom rider's mind does not have the working reasoning skills to go down Old Ore Road at Big Bend on their KTM or DRZ. Their brain signals always get mixed when loading up their bikes for offroad riding in the desert. They see they have a DRZ400E in the garage but put the DL1000 on the trailer. I think it may be possible that they were taught in Sunday School that a little pain and suffering is good for the soul.


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Your street bike has seen more dirt roads than most Adventure bikes. At least that is what convinced me to get a GStrom.

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What I think is that a V-Strom type is more about riding than about the bike.

They don't neccessarily care about offroad, or farkels, or meeting the latest "Adventure" Style but might have some fun playing aroudn with that stuff. They aren't pretentious (how can you be on a V-Strom???), and while they might enjoy some good-natured ribbing of people that ride other kinds of bikes they would probably stop and help just about anyone having problems on a bike if they could. Mainly they are people that just want to ride their bike. It isn't even about the bike as for many of us the bike really just fades in the background and it is not "us and the bike" riding but just us riding down the road enjoying the moment. The bike really is secondary.. it is just a (great!) tool that lets us ride.

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