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Re: V Twin Club

Post by macvisual » Sat Aug 10, 2019 11:06 am

My trusty 11yr old V-Strom;


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Re: V Twin Club

Post by MotoCP » Sat Aug 10, 2019 11:35 am

macvisual wrote:
Sat Aug 10, 2019 11:06 am
My trusty 11yr old V-Strom;

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I’d say it looks a bit big for you if I'm honest...
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Re: V Twin Club

Post by bill_qaz » Sat Aug 10, 2019 3:17 pm

No present v twin but a few from the past
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Re: V Twin Club

Post by wimj » Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:55 pm

14th bike and 1st wife ready to leave for GB. 263000 km and counting (the bike that is :roll:

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Re: V Twin Club

Post by 990Duck » Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:45 am

My current V twin. 2017 DL1000 which does rather well off road. previously had: KTM 990, Africa Twin XVR750 and a Varadero XL1000. The latter was one heavy beast
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Re: V Twin Club

Post by rainbow-walker » Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:37 pm

Mr 5 year old 31k miles adventure bike :D

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Re: V Twin Club

Post by dodursley » Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:04 am

Just brought another Honda V Twin 1999 XL1000V Varadro,to join my Africa Twin (RD07a) & Transalp 600, this is my fourth Vara, the earliest I have owned but the lowest mileage.
Came with full Honda luggage set but have removed that to get down to the 'raw' machine.
Far less rider 'aids' no FI, ABS, HISS but still coupled brakes, compared to later models.
So far I am finding that it suits my riding better than the later FI models as the gearing is correct for my riding, although top is a bit bussy but then with the grunt I can leave it in top @40+ instead of shuffling up/down with the 6 speed box FIs. The carb fueling is far better at small throttle openings, better in the lanes, it may be a bit lighter than the later models but its still a gert lump, but I can get both feet flat on the ground and the tail is lower than the Africa so easier getting my leg over (old age problem).
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Re: V Twin Club

Post by mark vb » Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:39 pm

My lovely RD04. Would I swap it for a modern 'adventure' bike? No way. For an XT500 - probably, if mint.
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Re: V Twin Club

Post by XF650 » Fri Aug 23, 2019 1:55 pm

Out on the orange beast today, great ride in the Derbyshire countryside! ;)
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Re: V Twin Club

Post by macvisual » Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:19 pm

My K8 V-Strom DL1000


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