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Old 12-13-2009, 05:47 PM   #91
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The W650 Shop in Germany sells a scrambler-type high pipe for the W.


Link added; http://www.w650shop.de/Scrambler/scrambler.html
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Old 12-16-2009, 03:10 PM   #92
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Love these bikes. They are very few around here. A couple I work with has a pair of them and ride them everywhere. I had a brief ride on one a couple of years back and thoroughly enjoyed it.
Has anyone done the "Scrambler " routine with one. I always thought it would have worked well ( maybe even better than the Triumph ), being a bit lighter than the Triumph. I think if I could do that, I'd buy one for sure................If I could find one.
This the one I like (only pic of this I ever found). Not sure of the pipes, maybe from Japan.

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Old 12-17-2009, 09:11 AM   #93
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We found this:


In a friend's garage. He sold it to us this summer for $3000. I bought it for my wife to ride. I have taken it out and had so much fun that it has me rethinking my ride. This thing is awesome. It had updated tires, 2 seats, and a mag tankbag. I put a Slipstreamer Spitfire w/s on it.
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Old 12-17-2009, 09:12 PM   #94
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I love the LSL W650

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Old 12-19-2009, 06:54 AM   #95
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This the one I like (only pic of this I ever found). Not sure of the pipes, maybe from Japan.

That is exactly what I was talking about. I wonder if that would have sold better than the version they did bring to North America? I don't know if I'd trade the Vstrom for it, but I would sell all the other stuff in the garage for it. I don't smoke, but I would probably have have a pack rolled up under the sleeve of my shirt.
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Old 12-19-2009, 03:51 PM   #96
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I love the LSL W650

This one can't decide what it wants to be-vintage or modern. The brakes and shocks ruin it for me.
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Old 12-19-2009, 05:57 PM   #97
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I love the LSL W650

I like it.
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Old 12-19-2009, 10:11 PM   #98
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The wrapped exhaust and silly front fender are not to my taste, but otherwise, it looks pretty cool to me.

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Old 12-19-2009, 10:21 PM   #99
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The wrapped exhaust and silly front fender are not to my taste, but otherwise, it looks pretty cool to me.

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What's wrong with the fender? It doesn't intrude, it doesn't offend.
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Old 12-20-2009, 12:52 AM   #100
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What's wrong with the fender? It doesn't intrude, it doesn't offend.
And it doesn't look good. It looks like something Paul Tuttle Jr. would put on one of his choppers.

No offense, just my subjective opinion. We're talking looks here, no right or wrong.

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Old 12-20-2009, 07:15 AM   #101
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Mostly, I see a big sack of money.
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Old 12-20-2009, 07:39 AM   #102
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Mostly, I see a big sack of money.
Spoken by someone who has been there.
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Old 12-20-2009, 10:09 AM   #103
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I love the LSL W650

Lotsa opinions about what a cafe racer should look like. Actually, it should look like whatever you want it to look like.

Me, I think this is a superb-looking machine with a nice blend of retro looks and handling upgrades. Since my Dubya is virtually a stocker, I have to say the shocks, forks, and brakes really sweetens it up for me.
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Old 12-20-2009, 01:37 PM   #104
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Lotsa opinions about what a cafe racer should look like.
I don't know. I would never look at this bike and say, "cafe racer." Cool bike, yes, cafe racer, no. Custom-retro-street racer, maybe.
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Old 12-20-2009, 03:38 PM   #105
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