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Old 04-26-2013, 11:43 AM   #16
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So... so sorry...

Sad when the most exciting part of riding a VStrom is when you get to TOW somebody.

But a good tow buddy's a good friend in dire need.

If you ain't towed every once in a while, you ain't really tryin!
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Old 04-26-2013, 09:38 PM   #17
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Side track tow story...

One friend meets another one at the bike shop. He had a high rev'in two stroke that he couldn't get started and the shop couldn't work on it. So, friend #2 offers to tow him home. They tie the bikes together. As they turn the last corner onto his street, the tow-ee decides to put the bike in gear and bump start it. He KNOWS the bike is just loaded up with gas and a little bump will get it going. What he doesn't know it that he has put the carb slide in backwards and it is stuck wide open.

The first time the tow-er has an indication of a problem is when the tow-ee wheelies past him.

I asked what happened. He said it was like those south american Bolas. The rope with weights on the end. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bolas
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Old 04-28-2013, 04:56 PM   #18
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I sure as shit wouldn't be bored if someone was towing me at those speeds. [/QUOTE]

Haha no I guess I wouldn't be either! Honestly it's pretty awesome that the strom could do a tow that long without overheating or something.
My best tow story was towing a sand buggy 4 miles with mine and my buddy's 125 two strokes with paddle tires. Pretty sure the guy in the buggy ended up with half the Oregon dunes in his face/lap.


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Old 04-28-2013, 04:59 PM   #19
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Side track tow story...

One friend meets another one at the bike shop. He had a high rev'in two stroke that he couldn't get started and the shop couldn't work on it. So, friend #2 offers to tow him home. They tie the bikes together. As they turn the last corner onto his street, the tow-ee decides to put the bike in gear and bump start it. He KNOWS the bike is just loaded up with gas and a little bump will get it going. What he doesn't know it that he has put the carb slide in backwards and it is stuck wide open.

The first time the tow-er has an indication of a problem is when the tow-ee wheelies past him.

I asked what happened. He said it was like those south american Bolas. The rope with weights on the end. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bolas
Holy crap! I imagine there was some er...discussion after that one!

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Old 05-03-2013, 06:31 PM   #20
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Probably the only time a Wee-Strom was exciting to ride.
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Old 05-03-2013, 08:37 PM   #21
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I know from experience. Just sold my 05 Wee-Strom. Good bike, great mileage, turned great, more than enough power. But, not a KTM.
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