Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: plymouth, michigan
Used to have a GS550, also an 1980 model. Kitted it up with a 4 into 1, mini fairing cowl, it was a very pleasant bike to ride on - and the seat was wonderful. My first real full size street bike. I eventually sold it for a GPz750 - lots faster. I think the Strom has that same sort of easy going character I found in that ol' GS.
As for Vee issues, aside from some clutch chuddering, sidestand and/or clutch saftey switch failures, cush drive rubber getting mushy, and some other issues that might not ever happen, there's really not much that goes off the bend.
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