Yes there are a few more entries this week than usual due to rainy weather and relaxing at Away in the Country.
Mike Fritz a fellow rider just got a new Suzuki V-Strom 650. He had a 1989 Yamaha Virago that was approaching 100,000 km. He decided a change was in order and wanted more than just a cruiser. He wanted off-road capability.
He has already put 1000 km on the bike in the first 4 days and I am certain that many of those kilometers were off road in the woods or making tracks through farmers fields.
Here is Mike’s take on his new bike.
David Masse said:
Hi Peter, Chantal… Thanks for taking us along on your romantic getaway.
Peter, shame on you for not having a plugging kit and compressor 😉 If I had come along I would have had you plugged and on your way in no time.
So Chantal got soaked in Rev’it eh? Maybe it’s a good thing that I postponed by Rev’it pants purchase.
Peter Sanderson said:
David. I think I jinxed myself the day before we left. We purchased a new Shoei helmet for Chantal and a new Scala 9x set because ours broke the day before. At the cash I saw a tire repair kit with air cartidges and plugs for $69.00 and I decided that since my bill was over $ 1,000.00 I better stop spending and thought that I had never ever had a flat. Neither in a car or bike.
Plus I thought Honda roadside assistance would come and fix such a problem. No such luck. Next time a Honda dealer tries to put assistance and dealer network on the table as a sales pitch, don’t take it too seriously as I had.
☑ Tire repair kit in saddle bag A MUST!