ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Bikes > Road warriors
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 10-09-2011, 01:52 PM   #1
40cu.in.of.furey OP
Gnarly Adventurer
 
40cu.in.of.furey's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2007
Location: Milton, Wisconsin
Oddometer: 223
Where are the singles?

I've been looking to find a big single for my next ride and singles are pretty much limited to dirt bikes these days. I haven't seen any out there any longer, gone are the days of big velocettes, and goldstars. I would like to keep it as simple as possible with air/oil cooling, and as you can see in my tag line I already own a DR650, so as for road thumpers what are my choices for 650cc and bigger?
__________________
07 DR650SE w/ FCR MX carb
01 Honda VFR800FI
73 Honda SL125
40cu.in.of.furey is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2011, 02:08 PM   #2
Harry Backer
Ran when parked!
 
Harry Backer's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2009
Location: Danville, Il
Oddometer: 373
Suzuki S40 is one.
__________________
Motorcycle = Mind eraser
78 R100/7 / 70 CL350 / 71 CB350
94 Duc 900ss / 63 Suzuki 80 K10
Harry Backer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2011, 02:34 PM   #3
aprilian
Can I change this?
 
aprilian's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: MinneSNOWta
Oddometer: 436
How about an older bike?
GB500 Tourist Trophy
Aprilia Sumo
BMW Xmoto
__________________
There is no such thing as bad weather, only inadequate clothing.
aprilian is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2011, 02:46 PM   #4
rivercreep
Banned
 
Joined: Feb 2007
Location: S.E. Pennsylvania (Reading)
Oddometer: 3,243
Quote:
Originally Posted by Harry Backer View Post
Suzuki S40 is one.
Ditto! The Suzuki Savage is a nice little cruiser.
rivercreep is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2011, 04:59 PM   #5
0ldhippie
Studly Adventurer
 
0ldhippie's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2010
Location: Sacramento
Oddometer: 578
http://www.rycamotors.com/
0ldhippie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2011, 05:33 PM   #6
40cu.in.of.furey OP
Gnarly Adventurer
 
40cu.in.of.furey's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2007
Location: Milton, Wisconsin
Oddometer: 223
Quote:
Originally Posted by 0ldhippie View Post
I saw that in cycleword a couple of months back, that motor is really great looking to bad the bike isn't. Some subtle changes would make it look a lot better, I'll have to keep my open for a good used one for sure. Does anyone know what carb comes on the bike, mechanical of cv carb?
__________________
07 DR650SE w/ FCR MX carb
01 Honda VFR800FI
73 Honda SL125
40cu.in.of.furey is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2011, 05:40 PM   #7
bug67
Hazard Avoidance
 
bug67's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2006
Location: Hereandnow, AK
Oddometer: 727
Royal Enfield Bullet 500

__________________
Past: '04 Ducati Monster 620, '05 BMW R1200GS, '11 Triumph Tiger 800 XC
Present: '09 Triumph Street Triple R (FOR SALE)
, '13 Triumph Trophy SE
Check it out: http://www.vegetablesandwich.com
"If you are going through hell, keep going." -Winston Churchill
bug67 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2011, 02:35 AM   #8
Gordon Bennett
At least I tried
 
Gordon Bennett's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2004
Location: Rutland
Oddometer: 354
Aprilia Pegaso was a nice bike, and there might be the odd new one lurking at a dealers. The BMW G650 uses a variation of that Rotax engine, although BMW are migrating the 650s to their parallel twin motor.
__________________
- Mishap Controller -
Gordon Bennett is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2011, 02:38 AM   #9
Vertical C
Beastly Adventurer
 
Vertical C's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2007
Location: Sydney Australia
Oddometer: 2,396
Nvm
Vertical C is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2011, 05:02 AM   #10
Murphy Slaw
Beastly Adventurer
 
Murphy Slaw's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2011
Location: Southern Illinois
Oddometer: 1,465
My Dad had a Sprint.

Man he hated that bike.........
Murphy Slaw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2011, 11:39 AM   #11
Mista Vern
Knows all - tells some.
 
Mista Vern's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2005
Location: McMinnville, Oregon
Oddometer: 15,698
Don't forget about the Yamaha SR500 and the SRX600.
__________________
-
"The turd follows the fart as surely as the rain follows the plow."

Emily Bronte
Mista Vern is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2011, 12:22 PM   #12
Birdmove
Beastly Adventurer
 
Birdmove's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2004
Location: Keaau, Hawaii
Oddometer: 1,676
There are rumors of Triumph coming out with a single cylinder street bike around 350cc. The Royal Enfield 500 is still very much in production. The S40 street bike. Suzuki TU250 is a new fuel injected single. Suzuki GZ250.Suzuki DRZX400S supermoto. Older discontinued bikes? Honda 500 Ascot. MUZ or MZ Skorpian, and a supermoto. BMW had a trio of cool singles including the XMoto, XChallenge, and another one.

I like thumpers a lot also and have owned quite a few over the years.

jon
__________________
Jon in Keaau, Hi. USA
2008 SYM HD200 (wife's ride)
2009 Kymco People 150 and coming soon, another dual sport mc
Birdmove is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2011, 01:09 PM   #13
Grainbelt
marginal adventurer
 
Grainbelt's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2006
Location: Minnyhappiness
Oddometer: 26,916
Emissions controls have ensured that air/oil cooled carbureted singles are extinct.

That's perfectly fine, the new water cooled parallel twins from Kawasaki and BMW are just as good, as is the triple from Triumph. I don't see the fascination with old technology, particularly for a street bike.
Grainbelt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2011, 11:09 AM   #14
WAP
Weekday Warrior
 
WAP's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2007
Location: the cut
Oddometer: 998
Duke III
__________________
2002 GS500
2007 SV1S For Sale!
2013 990 SMT
WAP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2011, 12:43 PM   #15
IRideASlowBike
Banned
 
Joined: Feb 2010
Location: SE PA
Oddometer: 1,786
Quote:
Originally Posted by Grainbelt View Post
Emissions controls have ensured that air/oil cooled carbureted singles are extinct.

That's perfectly fine, the new water cooled parallel twins from Kawasaki and BMW are just as good, as is the triple from Triumph. I don't see the fascination with old technology, particularly for a street bike.

Water cooling is just one more thing that can/will fail.

But fuel injection I would like to have, yes.
IRideASlowBike is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 04:04 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014