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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 05-11-2018, 06:45 PM Thread Starter
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Howdy from Texas

Hi everyone, thanks for letting be a part of your forum. Im a Gen X, 3 wheeler rider/collector (race machines, not so much the utility machines) that became obsessed with how freakin' cool these adventure bikes are. So after weeks of research, i had a white 2018 650LT delivered last saturday during my birthday celebration.

I had started out convinced that the NC700X was the bike for me as im a beginner street rider & generally a Honda guy (but already own a couple kawi), but that quickly changed when i stopped at a dealership that had the NC parked right next to a Versys... that was next to a Strom. i already knew the honda had the low rev limiter and reputation for a true beginner bike, but sheesh to see them next to each other was a shock.

I pretty much knew then that my first street bike would be the 650. I did still continue the research though, and that just served to solidify what my gut already knew. the Strom, GS, triumph and even the Africa Twin just didnt have the overall combination it took for me took break down and take interest in riding on the street.

It's obviously not necessary for me to go into all the reasons that this bike is just hands down the overall winner in the affordable ADV bike category, so just know that im in love with it and my aim is to learn & practice good habits and be as safe as possible.Thanks again for the membership and ill be looking to contribute asap.

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done deal, onewizard

and thank you, unstable !

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From a Texan stuck out here in SoCal......

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From a Texan stuck out here in SoCal......
lots of great weather, fun and relaxation to be had out there!
i lived in chula vista for 2 yrs, 20 yrs ago.
but TX is home and not a bad place to be either.

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thanks Randy.

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lots of great weather, fun and relaxation to be had out there!
i lived in chula vista for 2 yrs, 20 yrs ago.
but TX is home and not a bad place to be either.

It's rough but i make do....

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weljo2001 claims to be stuck, but never seems to complain. Well like all of us, he complains about people in their cars, but that's about it.

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weljo2001 claims to be stuck, but never seems to complain. Well like all of us, he complains about people in their cars, but that's about it.

Welcome to the forums. Lots of nice, intelligent, and friendly people around here.
thank you ny83.

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