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Old 12-30-2012, 10:13 AM   #22
DSTEVENS
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Joined: Aug 2012
Location: The land of Buzzards and Border Patrols
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Originally Posted by shadowtrekkor View Post
My wife calls this my mid-life crisis, I told her the crisis is over referring to the last 22 years of raising 3 children--teenagers I am presently riding my Honda XL 600r, she got me back into riding, and looked enough like a dirtbike that my cautious wife was ok with it. Now she thinks a bigger bike would be more fun on our trips I like the looks of the GS's but I can only afford one with 60,000 on the dial. I looked at a vstrom 650, and was impressed. I could have a brand new one for a hundred bucks a month Is this a bike that can handle an adventure? I want a bike that is light enough to be nimble, but big enough to bolt on some jesse boxes and disappear for a month. Looking to hear the good, the bad , the ugly about it.
Hey Shadowtrekkor, I bought a new 2008 and rode it over 4 years, including 4 trips to Big Bend in Texas, and lots of dirt roads. It needed lots of tires during that time but other than oil and air filter changes, never missed a beat. Very good bike, best for the money IMO. Good luck. D.
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