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Old 04-25-2012, 07:37 PM   #1381
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I think I'd like my '08 KLR 650 back..... with the 685 kit....
It physicaly fit me better than anything else has the last 15 years.......
Yea, I know I'm a but a simple Caveman.... But......
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Old 04-26-2012, 05:44 AM   #1382
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Today I would like a super 10
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Old 04-26-2012, 08:48 AM   #1383
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What bike...? Hard question to answer - for any given day there could be 2 or 3 candidates. I will say that for a long time it was a second generation Ducati 900SS. Now the Ducati (finally got one 6 years ago) is going in trade for something completely different - A BMW G650 Xcountry. Mixed feelings, of course, but I'd rather have a bike I actually ride than one that mostly sits in the garage and gets looked at.
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Old 04-26-2012, 11:59 AM   #1384
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Today I want something that can blast 100mph down the highway and 100mph across the desert.

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Old 04-26-2012, 03:09 PM   #1385
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I don't like most Harleys, but.....

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Old 05-02-2012, 07:56 PM   #1386
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I love the bike I already own, but I'd love to have either one of these



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Old 05-03-2012, 08:14 AM   #1387
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I think I'd like my '08 KLR 650 back..... with the 685 kit....
It physicaly fit me better than anything else has the last 15 years.......
Yea, I know I'm a but a simple Caveman.... But......
The KLR 650 is No.3 on my list of favorite bikes ever owned, currently on bike No. 20. Yes it's out dated technology & lacks in everything but, for the price (especially used) it can't be beat as a do everything bike.

The KLR never fails to put a smile on my face. A 690 enduro, Hyabusa or a WR 450 would all put a bigger smile on my face but, those bikes are all more money. The Busa can't single track & the WR can't do highway miles.

If I could ONLY have 1 bike it would be the KLR. The funny thing about owning a KLR though, is it makes you fantasize about other bikes alot. However the last time I didn't have a bike, the KLR was the bike I fantasized about the most.

P.S. The bikes I currently fantasize about are the 990 supermoto R, The 900 Nuda & the 1000 Versys. None of which are available in the U.S. for 2012.
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Old 05-03-2012, 08:45 AM   #1388
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Scraping the idea of wanting a Buell, for now, for this bike:



I would do some small modifications to it, but leave the exhaust and engine internals alone. Ugh, I said I would want to test another brand out, but I guess I am stuck with Suzuki and Kawasaki so far.
I LOVE supermotos! I wish the Japanese would get serrious about supermoto & each of the big four offer a modern 650 to choose from.

I have a 700 Raptor & I'd sell a lung to have a supermoto based on that power plant. In this economy I won't hold my breath though.
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Old 05-03-2012, 09:15 AM   #1389
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I gotta stay out of the VFR threads, and out of Honda shops.

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Old 05-03-2012, 11:35 PM   #1390
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Moto Guzzi EV Hydro



Hydraulic valve train, no adjustments, quiet motor, and room on the back for a keen female passenger. All for less than five grand, frequently for the 03/04 hydro models. And these bikes last for hundreds of thousands of miles, we are told.
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Old 05-04-2012, 12:08 AM   #1391
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Hydraulic valve train, no adjustments, quiet motor, and room on the back for a keen female passenger. All for less than five grand, frequently for the 03/04 hydro models. And these bikes last for hundreds of thousands of miles, we are told.
Be aware of a recall on the camshafts of many of those bikes from 2003 to 2005. From what I can recall the cams could wear prematurely.
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Old 05-04-2012, 02:33 AM   #1392
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This,




this,



or this:




Can't decide.

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Old 05-04-2012, 08:16 PM   #1393
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My latest love interest:



Yeah, yeah, I know, unreliable, unrefined, yadda, yadda, yadda... Yet, for the money, and after lots of looking around and soul searching, this is the only thing that really reaches out and grabs me by the balls and then strokes them ever so gently.

Got the itch for something "new" a few months ago and decided, "what the hell, life is short, and I haven't bought a bike for myself in years". Didn't want to spend a huge sum, but still wanted something that stirred me in some way....

NEVER had any love for Harleys in general, but there is just something about the S1 and that big chunk of engine wedged into that little chassis. It just screams old school hot rod to me. Just raw and elemental. Loved them the first time I ever laid eyes on one way back in the mid 90's... always said, back then, that I'd like to try one for a bit, but just never did. Was a one bike dude back then and couldn't bring myself to take the risk... Flash forward a few years and I have other bikes in the garage that I can ride if this one needs attention... have the GS for comfort, two-up, luggage, long trips, camping, etc. Just looking for a short ride "fun" bike.

In the process of purchasing this one right now! Can't wait to go pick it up!

Wish me luck!

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Old 05-05-2012, 12:23 AM   #1394
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This, but with a big bore kit, of course!
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Old 05-05-2012, 08:09 AM   #1395
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This, but with a big bore kit, of course!
Cortez,

I've enjoyed your post in this thread because you've made me look at things in a way I've never really considered before. Living in the US I've never been into the scooter scene. But, with that said, if I were to live in a suitable place I could see that hot rod scooters (or whatever this thing is called) could definitely be cool. Looks fun for scootin' around the narrow streets of many European cities.
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