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Old 02-23-2007, 06:45 PM   #1
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Icon10 This V-Strom plays in the water! ohyea!

This was me in the Mojave River last Saturday. It was the first time I had taken it off-highway. Now that I know what it will do, I won't be so hesitant.
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Old 02-23-2007, 06:57 PM   #2
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Re: This V-Strom plays in the water:ohyea

Get some Gene!!! Beats the hell outta ICE donit??
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Old 02-23-2007, 06:59 PM   #3
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Re: This V-Strom plays in the water:ohyea

Wow!!!!!!! That was deep!!! I'm shocked the bike didn't die on you!!!

Too cool!!!

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Old 02-23-2007, 07:15 PM   #4
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Re: This V-Strom plays in the water:ohyea

Very cool Gene, did you encounter any problems with the bike after that?

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Old 02-23-2007, 07:27 PM   #5
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Re: This V-Strom plays in the water:ohyea

Wow!!! That really looked deep. It looked like it your muffler was submerged. I'm surprised you didn't stall when crossing that creek.
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Old 02-24-2007, 07:04 AM   #6
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Re: This V-Strom plays in the water:ohyea

The bike did stall out momentarily in the deepest part, mainly, as I found out later, because it was in 2nd gear. It restarted immediately, and I continued on.

I turned into the Afton Canyon campground to use the facilities, and the bike started running rough. I upped the revs, then shut it down by the outhouse. It restarted pretty quickly. I then proceeded out to the highway and an indicated 90mph run the 40 miles into Barstow to my campground. The bike hasn't missed a beat since the dirt road in front of the outhouse.

I think Motorcyclist was right when they called the Wee Strom the most competent motorcycle on the market. --Gene
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Old 02-24-2007, 07:31 AM   #7
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Re: This V-Strom plays in the water! ohyea!

Hey Gene, how many miles you got on that V-strom now? I just ordered crash bars and skid plate should have em in about 3 weeks, then I will be ready for some adventure riding. I will PM you when I am ready. Ttyl.

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Old 02-24-2007, 07:09 PM   #8
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Hey Gene, how many miles you got on that V-strom now? Don Hopkirk
I have about 1800 on it now. Up until last week I had only been riding it on weekends. Then the battery in the ST stopped holding a charge, so I commuted on it all last week.

All systems are good. I just bought a fairly lightweight bottom plate to protect the oil filter. It's not a full-on bash plate because I don't plan to ever get it into that much trouble. It's plenty of fun on a dirt road. --Gene
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Old 02-25-2007, 06:12 AM   #9
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Re: This V-Strom plays in the water! ohyea!

Cool pics. Always wanted to try that on my Strom. The air box is pretty high up so that helps.
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Re: This V-Strom plays in the water! ohyea!

Wow! That pic should be a candidate for the pashnit Dual-Sport calendar!

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