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Offline crofty

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Decided to keep the bike
« on: September 30, 2020, 10:51:22 »
Did have my V Strom for sale but no interest so took it for a few runs. I forgot what a smashing bike it is and have decided to keep it in the hope of some European touring next year.
Few pics of Glencoe.

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Re: Decided to keep the bike
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2020, 13:48:26 »
Good on you for keeping the bike looks a great one and fantastic pictures  :thumb:

Offline Steve T

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Re: Decided to keep the bike
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2020, 16:09:22 »
Nice one Steve  :thumb:
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Re: Decided to keep the bike
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2020, 17:31:53 »
Here's one for you Steve, last time I was out I took the bike over this road in Glen Lyon/Lochay.
I imagine you've been here but its getting more off roady with deterioration. Your kind of thing  :)

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Re: Decided to keep the bike
« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2020, 18:33:20 »
Right choice, right use and some good pictures.  :text-bravo:
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Re: Decided to keep the bike
« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2020, 19:52:36 »
Went over it in August and in all honesty I didn't think it was that bad. I had expected it to be worse than it was, so that possibly swayed my thoughts on its condition.
Still encountered Lycra man on the way over  :shock:. Some of those potholes wouldn't just buckle a wheel, they'd swallow the bike  :auto-dirtbike:

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Re: Decided to keep the bike
« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2020, 21:31:34 »
@crofty
Get some of those pictures submitted for the calendar, a few look really good  :thumb:
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Re: Decided to keep the bike
« Reply #7 on: September 30, 2020, 22:54:16 »
Will do Paul, thanks for the suggestion. Here's my final 3 from my last 2 trips

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Re: Decided to keep the bike
« Reply #8 on: October 01, 2020, 21:09:56 »
Great pictures, I was up there a few weeks ago. The 650 is a very capable bike indeed.
I think you made the right choice.
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Re: Decided to keep the bike
« Reply #9 on: October 01, 2020, 23:38:35 »
Really enjoyed reading this.. :thumb: and yes....great photos :text-goodpost:

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Re: Decided to keep the bike
« Reply #10 on: October 31, 2020, 11:07:59 »
The DL650 is surely nice!

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Re: Decided to keep the bike
« Reply #11 on: November 04, 2020, 14:10:15 »
What great pictures well done and thank you,
I decided to keep mine as well :-)