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post #1 of 6 Old 01-18-2012, 10:50 AM Thread Starter
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Hi, I've been reading this board for a while now and I thought I would introduce myself. I'm Alice from the NW suburbs of Chicago. Been riding now for 13 years. Started with a V-Star 650 then went to my current ride which is a VTX 1300c. I'm very interested all things Vstrom and this forum is a wealth of information. I can't wait for our yearly trek to the Chicago motorcycle show so I can check out the Vstrom 650 in person. I think it's going to be my next bike!
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post #2 of 6 Old 01-18-2012, 11:23 AM
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Welcome AL417,
I went from a VTX 1300S to the DL650 and I will NEVER go back to a cruiser. This bike is just too much fun and add on parts are MUCH cheaper than anything I had on the VTX. Let us know when you pull the trigger.

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Dealers are receiving 2012 V-Stroms now, you might get a look at a local dealer.
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post #4 of 6 Old 01-18-2012, 12:53 PM Thread Starter
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Dealers are receiving 2012 V-Stroms now, you might get a look at a local dealer.
I've been tracking the posts about when they are showing up. Looks like some are on the dealer floor right now. CycleTrader is showing zero '12's in IL right now. A few phone calls and I'll see if anyone has one yet.
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Welcome, Alice. The strom is rather tall, so if you post your leg length many who've made minor modifications can tell you what they did to make the bike better fit them--move the handle bars, seat mods, lower the bike, etc. The stom feels top heavy to the new-to-strom rider when it is going very slowly, so one tip--get it stopped with feet down before you look around at traffic--mine got a coupl'a scratches while I learned that lesson. Once you get the feel for it, no problem, you'll probably be able to keep feet up while momentarily stopped at a stop sign. There are other adjustments to be made to the bike to make it fit and work best for any rider.

Anyway, very fun, very reliable, very economical, did I say fun?, bike. Welcome aboard.

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Hi, I've been reading this board for a while now and I thought I would introduce myself. I'm Alice from the NW suburbs of Chicago. Been riding now for 13 years...
Welcome Alice, Always great to have new members and Stromtroopers join us here,

It is a great site full of helpful people, Let us know whenever you find the right DL650 for you,

Enjoy the ride, and best regards,
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