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Offline Arata

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Picked up a new Strom 1K today!!!
« on: December 16, 2014, 06:18:54 pm »
I recently sold my '90 V-Max and '08 SV, and had a HUGE hole in my garage!!!

I've been looking and researching these for a bit.

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Offline Arata

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Re: Picked up a new Strom 1K today!!!
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2014, 06:20:05 pm »
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Re: Picked up a new Strom 1K today!!!
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2014, 06:35:34 pm »
Congratulations. I like them too. Why did you choose the Vstrom over the BMW GS, the "gold standard" according to most motorcycle magazines (no, I am not a beemer fanatic)

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Re: Picked up a new Strom 1K today!!!
« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2014, 06:52:29 pm »
Congratulations. I like them too. Why did you choose the Vstrom over the BMW GS, the "gold standard" according to most motorcycle magazines (no, I am not a beemer fanatic)

I'm a cheap bastard..........
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Re: Picked up a new Strom 1K today!!!
« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2014, 07:38:05 pm »
I'm a cheap bastard..........

You're in the right place. ;D

Now, give us a review! (Nice bike. Love those things).
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Re: Picked up a new Strom 1K today!!!
« Reply #5 on: December 17, 2014, 01:25:51 pm »
Congratulations. I like them too. Why did you choose the Vstrom over the BMW GS, the "gold standard" according to most motorcycle magazines (no, I am not a beemer fanatic)

I'm guessing less than half the price.

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Re: Picked up a new Strom 1K today!!!
« Reply #6 on: December 17, 2014, 08:53:02 pm »
Probably half! 

I didn't really look at any other adventure type bikes.

The new Strom seemed to have everything I wanted, and is probably the cheapest "big" bike avail.

Seems to be some good deals on the Super T though.

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Re: Picked up a new Strom 1K today!!!
« Reply #7 on: December 17, 2014, 11:41:36 pm »
I like them too. 8)
Probably a letdown on power, but as long as it was a secondary bike, I could live with that.
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Re: Picked up a new Strom 1K today!!!
« Reply #8 on: December 18, 2014, 08:05:53 am »
I've never ridden a storm but love my Suzuki DR650. With a Corbin seat and a tombstone shield just comfy enough to ride pavement but really shines off the pavement on Forest Service roads and such.

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Re: Picked up a new Strom 1K today!!!
« Reply #9 on: December 18, 2014, 01:38:18 pm »
But they installed the cylinders fore and aft...
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Re: Picked up a new Strom 1K today!!!
« Reply #10 on: December 18, 2014, 02:01:52 pm »
But they installed the cylinders fore and aft...

Less thumping

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Re: Picked up a new Strom 1K today!!!
« Reply #11 on: December 20, 2014, 12:20:32 pm »
Finally got a ride!

High 40's and drizzle, but I couldn't stand it.

The seating position is really good. Throttle is a bit snatchy.
Clutch/shifting feels awesome. The motor seems a bit weak, but I was expecting that from what I'm used to riding. Not bad, just "less"

The biggest thing was the 19" front wheel. That feels odd, but I'm sure it will just take a bit of getting used too.

Gauges were nice, lots of good info. Giant tach, gear selector and MPH. The rest is kinda small.

I'm happy so far!!!
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Re: Picked up a new Strom 1K today!!!
« Reply #12 on: December 20, 2014, 07:02:24 pm »
Not a fan of the can.  Like the old one better in that department.  Sounds like you bought it without a test ride.   :o
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Re: Picked up a new Strom 1K today!!!
« Reply #13 on: December 20, 2014, 07:41:30 pm »
What's a test ride???


I don't think I've ever ridden a bike before I bought it.............
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Re: Picked up a new Strom 1K today!!!
« Reply #14 on: December 20, 2014, 11:03:43 pm »
Congrats on joining the 'Strom community.  If you haven't visited yet, cruise on over to www.stromtrooper.com and join up!
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