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Old 04-18-2017, 11:29 AM   #2061
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Re: V-Strom owners thread

I loved the Anakee 3s on my old VStrom. Not the best tire on dirt, but it got you down a forest road to a campground. And on the road it was wonderful. When I use up my current Tourances, I may be switching back to them.
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Old 04-18-2017, 11:31 AM   #2062
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Thanks men and ladies, no go on the 90. I have 10k on the Anakee and it is squared, the front is still good.think I will stick with it again. Central Texas powersports in Georgetown has 5 Anakee 3's in stock for 138.ea. that's cheaper than online. The 705 at Cycle Gear is 90.bucks. What tha heck 50 more bucks.
Been getting mine here... Fast shipping, no tax (usually), occaisional free shipping offers.

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Old 04-18-2017, 06:48 PM   #2063
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Been getting mine here... Fast shipping, no tax (usually), occaisional free shipping offers.

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I paid 135. for rear Anakee 3 in stack at Power Sports on tires unlimited it is 158. for Anakee2. Thanks for the post I put in favorites. The Shinko 705 was only 78. bucks, that is a deal. If I would have seen it I would have got a set.
I wanted to try Avon Trail Rider, but past my $ limit.
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Old 04-29-2017, 08:22 AM   #2064
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I have the Mitas 07s and they are (for me) the perfect mix for on/off-road terrain. Price isn't bad at all at $240 a pair. Can't speak to wear as I only have 2k on them, but so far so good!



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Old 11-13-2017, 11:15 AM   #2065
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Man, its been slow in the Vstrom thread.... 7 month since an update? Must be a testament to reliability and rideability
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Old 11-13-2017, 11:31 AM   #2066
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Man, its been slow in the Vstrom thread.... 7 month since an update? Must be a testament to reliability and rideability
I've got 40k on my 2014 DL650 and I'm loving it. Tires, oil, and recalls.
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Old 11-14-2017, 07:57 AM   #2067
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Not much to update. Still riding it.






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Old 11-14-2017, 08:31 AM   #2068
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Many of the frequent thread posters have moved on to Tenere's. I still have my Strom but have only ridden it twice in 2-1/2 years. Been staying busy traveling on the S10. If I ever stay home long enough I need to wash the Strom and put it up for sale.

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Old 11-14-2017, 08:55 AM   #2069
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Man, its been slow in the Vstrom thread.... 7 month since an update? Must be a testament to reliability and rideability
It's a VStrom; what's to say? The only time I've ever seen the inside of any repair shop, much less a dealership, was the stator recall.

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Old 11-14-2017, 10:07 AM   #2070
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I have not been riding mine too much to say. I did a ride to Canada back in June and upon returning parked it except for one m & G & E in July I think. I've been contemplating selling it but as old as it is I'm not sure I will get what I think it is worth, lol, and then again, just to get something newer with more insurance???? Meh, I'll just keep it and keep riding her.
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Old 11-14-2017, 10:52 AM   #2071
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I am very tempted to like the Super Ten as well but the thing I can't get over is the size of the engine vs the power rating... Seems very limited compared to some of the other big adventure bikes. It also seems like it would be very top heavy, but then again that might just be an optical thing.

I'm thinking once I get the house finished and have saved some money and settled in a little I'll probably start eyeing new bikes again but I'm still considering the FJ-09 over anything else right now.
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Old 11-14-2017, 12:10 PM   #2072
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I am very tempted to like the Super Ten as well but the thing I can't get over is the size of the engine vs the power rating... Seems very limited compared to some of the other big adventure bikes. It also seems like it would be very top heavy, but then again that might just be an optical thing.

I'm thinking once I get the house finished and have saved some money and settled in a little I'll probably start eyeing new bikes again but I'm still considering the FJ-09 over anything else right now.
A good friend of mine will be selling his 014 DL1000 Strom Adventure soon....very low miles & a great ride for sure... + its blue! (Custom painted BMW color)

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Old 11-14-2017, 12:29 PM   #2073
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I am very tempted to like the Super Ten as well but the thing I can't get over is the size of the engine vs the power rating... Seems very limited compared to some of the other big adventure bikes. It also seems like it would be very top heavy, but then again that might just be an optical thing.

I'm thinking once I get the house finished and have saved some money and settled in a little I'll probably start eyeing new bikes again but I'm still considering the FJ-09 over anything else right now.
For some reason my Tenere is the first vehicle I've had that I don feel the need to increase the power on it. Maybe because is so much smoother than my Strom was ,even with the werks clutch basket mod. To me the Tenere has good power around 3k -4k rpm's. It also feels more nimble than my Strom was, Especially on gravel/off -road .
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Old 11-14-2017, 03:02 PM   #2074
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Oh , second vehicle . Haven't had to tamper with my 380. LOL
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Old 12-07-2017, 04:26 PM   #2075
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A good friend of mine will be selling his 014 DL1000 Strom Adventure soon....very low miles & a great ride for sure... + its blue! (Custom painted BMW color)

If youre not interested in a Tenere.... This is the next best thing
Is it for sale yet?

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Old 12-07-2017, 05:21 PM   #2076
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Is it for sale yet?

Edit: Never mind Rod, I think I see it in the for sale forum.
Yes...you do...
One of the guys at his shop listed it for him here.... Hayseed I think
Its as clean a bike as youll see .... So ..if youre lookin for a nice 2nd gen DL1000 ...Donnies is the one

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Old 12-08-2017, 09:58 AM   #2077
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Looking at a 2012 650 with 4000 miles. Asking price is 3500? Good deal right?
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Old 12-08-2017, 09:59 AM   #2078
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not being funny but is that USD or CAN$$$$? Seems like a good deal overall
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Old 12-08-2017, 10:00 AM   #2079
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Looking at a 2012 650 with 4000 miles. Asking price is 3500? Good deal right?
Actually, sounds a bit low to me. If it's in good shape, grab it.
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Old 12-08-2017, 10:04 AM   #2080
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not being funny but is that USD or CAN$$$$? Seems like a good deal overall

USD, I am a Canadian who has been here for 20 years.

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Actually, sounds a bit low to me. If it's in good shape, grab it.
Looks pretty clean from the pics I have seen. Though it was a little on low side based on what I've seen.

Just looking for something to do commutes and a little backroad adventures.
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