No typo. The new V-Star is #81. Once diagnosed with acute Motercycleitis, all I can do is feed the malignant habit that forces me to buy shiny toys
The DL650 is a fantastic machine in every way in my humble opinion.
It was 61 degrees in the Heartland this afternoon so I rode a little over 80 miles and really enjoyed the bike---so far
Fuel light came on @ 108 miles and it took right a 3 gallons. That means there was possibly 1.8 gallons left?? I guess 36 MPG isn't too bad for stop and go riding in the country, with a little 60-70 mph excursions
Welcome to the forum from East Tennessee Sam, and thank you for your service. Been through Carthage many a time. The 'show me' state has a lot of nice roads to ride on. I own the 1300t's little brother, the 950t. Very nice intro and with your experience, you'll be an excellent asset to the forum. We're glad you joined us and ride safely.
Keith, I absolutely love riding in Tennessee and especially anywhere in Eastern, TN, like the Ooltewah area where a good friend and riding buddy from California lives. It's like 650 miles from Carthage but the last time I rode there was in 2013, when I had a brand new 2012 Goldwing and I really enjoyed the trip. I also trailered my new Triumph Scrambler back there in 2010 and we rode part of the dragon TN is one of the most beautiful places to ride as long as it's not 100+ degrees in August with 1,000 percent humidity!! I could live there Nashville is riding hell as far as I'm concerned. It's like riding the NASCAR 500, with many. many more cars and everybody is CRAZY!
I just drove through there a week ago when I picked up my new V-Star in Cookeville, TN, a 1,200 mile round trip.
Hello Sam and welcome to the forum. Thank you for your service, as well. Sounds like you are a motorcyclist lifer! Would love to see some pictures of your new 1300 T. Sure you can add some information in this area with all your experience. Ride safe and enjoy~YammyV