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Offline VstromJay

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Returning to the Fold
« on: July 21, 2019, 09:39:45 »
Hello all,

Another returning member here. Had a 2008 DL1000GT for 5 odd happy years before I swapped it in for a XT1200 mostly because it was my daily transport, lived outside, UK weather, living by the sea and Suzuki's build quality of the time was not kind to it. After 2 years a lower back injury meant I had to get a Burgman 650 as I could not get on/off the bike that well. Fast forward 3 years worth of recovery and I am now at the stage to get a 'proper' bike. Made some changes to my life - moved house and finally after 25 years of not having one got a garage. No more trying to do maintenance in 5'c and pouring rain! Also got a car so I only ride the bike if I want to rather than need to and can look after it a bit better than all my previous bikes - you do not feel like cleaning a bike after a ride when it is 22:00, dark, raining and you are only going to get on it again 06:20 the next day! 
So now I can finally get on and off a bike I have been looking at the various adventure bikes and the Vstrom is top of the list! Just waiting on the Burgman to get back from 4th Dimension - got hit from behind while stationary, only cosmetic damage; then I can see how much of a trade in I will get towards a new Vstrom. Not sure which variant of equipment to go for yet, but I like the yellow paint job!

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Re: Returning to the Fold
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2019, 09:51:28 »
Hello Jay and  :welcome: (again)
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Re: Returning to the Fold
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2019, 10:01:10 »
welcome back.  :welcome:

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Re: Returning to the Fold
« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2019, 10:39:29 »
 :welcome2: back
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Re: Returning to the Fold
« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2019, 10:48:03 »
 :welcome2: back
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Re: Returning to the Fold
« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2019, 11:06:54 »
 :welcome2: back. I had a Burgman 650, such an easy bike to ride but surprisingly tall and wide. Like riding a fat pony ( I imagine). The cost of new bodywork can be " bloody hell! how much?". Best of luck finding another Strom.
Look at the clock and the calendar.
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As fast as you possibly can.
Because .........
Nothing travels faster than the speed of time.

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Re: Returning to the Fold
« Reply #6 on: July 21, 2019, 11:41:59 »
 :welcome:
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Offline kissofdeath

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Re: Returning to the Fold
« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2019, 12:33:02 »
 :welcome2: back


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Re: Returning to the Fold
« Reply #8 on: July 21, 2019, 12:42:46 »
 :welcome2:

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Re: Returning to the Fold
« Reply #9 on: July 21, 2019, 17:48:52 »
Yep! welcome back and good luck sorting out you strom (yellow ones are common-as-muck now, though lol)   :welcome2:
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Re: Returning to the Fold
« Reply #10 on: July 21, 2019, 18:19:29 »
After having a lazy Sunday mostly reading reviews and watching YouTube videos on the 2018/19 Vstrom 1000 I will now definitely be getting one. Just have to wait for the Burg to come back from the repairers so I can find out how much of a trade in I will get. Unfortunately that is not due to turn up until the 12th of next month - I hate waiting!

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Re: Returning to the Fold
« Reply #11 on: July 21, 2019, 21:31:41 »
Hello Jay  :welcome: back