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post #1 of 6 Old 07-19-2010, 02:27 AM Thread Starter
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Hi all. I heard about this place on the ADV Forum. I am looking to get a dual purpose bike and the V-Strom is one of the ones I'm looking at.
Ride a Harley Nightrod Special right now and plan to keep it and get the ADV bike for long distance rides and camping. Owned a couple of Suzuki street bikes in the early 80's and enjoyed them a lot.
Mostly I just came here to hang out and read about V-Strom experiences and any issues they may have and how they're set up. I'm sure I'll eventually have some questions.

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I have an old HD Shovelhead that I have had for 14 years now. I got the VStrom for commuting and being able to ride fire roads, camp, and go on long rides when I don't know where I will end up. Sounds like we were/are in similar situations....

I love the Strom and have put 19.7k miles on it in the last 3 years. Less that other people, but enough I guess.

If you are looking for a bike that doesn't complain about where it is being ridden, for how long, or how far then the Strom might be a good choice. All the other parts are able to be changed such as foot location, handlebars, engine guards, bash plates, bags, etc.....

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Your making the right choice now you have to decide Vee or Wee? Then the fun begins with mods and farkles. I want to try that bike of yours if I had room for another it would be the nightrod.

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Your making the right choice now you have to decide Vee or Wee? Then the fun begins with mods and farkles. I want to try that bike of yours if I had room for another it would be the nightrod.
It's definitely a different kind of ride. First bike I've owned with forward controls and it took me awhile to get comfortable with them. Not much ground clearance either and the 240 rear tire also took awhile to get used to. But, I love that freaking bike.

Couple of pics from a recent trip to Southern Oregon.




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I used to own a Sporty and do miss it. I don't miss fixing it however. Went from the Sporty to an SV1000, to a Vmax then back to another SV. I missed the motor. I'm sure I will end up with another HD though!
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