Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Miles to go before I sleep, FL
At our camping trip this weekend there were two die-hard ex-BMW Riders who are now on V-Stroms, myself included. After many years of having a shaft-driven motorcycle I can say that the chain is not much of an issue. On long trips they are easy to find and you certainly don't have to wait for a shipment from Germany if your chain needs replacing. At the end of a long day a hit with the chain lube and you're good to go.
I had one start to kink in Palenque, MX and was able to get it replaced. Labor was $10.00 US. I liked my R1150GS and R1100RT, but could no longer tolerate all the breakdowns and lack of dealer support.
The nice part (sappy post time) is that the V-Strom guys and gals are every bit as nice and knowledgeable as the BMW folks. There, I said it. :mrgreen:
Greg "Pinkman" Pink
K4, Flat Black Club #135
Last edited by pinkman; 12-28-2009 at 02:35 PM.