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Old 02-25-2013, 04:51 PM   #494
Gramp-Z
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Joined: May 2009
Location: Maple Valley , WA , USA
Oddometer: 766
Let me start back in 1976 , bought a Z-1 900 after reading all the magazine reports . It was a 75' with 6,000 miles on it . All broke in so WFO on the way home , speedo would only get to about 140 . Also where was that power surge that would rip my arms off ? Don't get me wrong , I liked it and went way to fast for brakes , tires and headlight . Next letdown was a 1986 Aspencade Goldwing . Wasn't as smooth as my V-45 Sabre and was about as fun as a two wheeled motorhome . Damn thing was so wide my bad hip hurt like hell on even a modest ride . And fuel mileage as good as any dump truck . My Wee Strom is pretty damn good except for the buffeting . Tried "the bracket" and 4 different windshield and 2 different helmets . First bike in 43 years of riding that I have to wear ear plugs for any length of road trip . After having 3 V-45 Sabres and one V-65 I am a ruined man . Strom is first non belt or shaft bike in 29 years . Where is my 500cc V-4 Adventure bike with bulletproof shaft drive ? And under 400 lbs without 25" of suspension travel (my ass is only 30" from the ground) . Thinking I need to convert my last Sabre over to FI and trade the WeeStrom in on a DR200 for the off pavement stuff .
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