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Old 05-06-2012, 07:12 PM   #1396
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I've been dreaming about Gold Wings, the elite of touring motorcycles.










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Old 05-06-2012, 08:48 PM   #1397
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Old 05-07-2012, 02:26 PM   #1398
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Old 05-07-2012, 08:04 PM   #1399
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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.
My '99 Buell cyclone that I had for 11 years was by far the easiest bike I have ever owned. I had a few warranty issues early on, but then it was rock solid. No worries there.
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Old 05-08-2012, 12:16 AM   #1400
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But it's very expensive so I'm thinking in a trials bike with a saddle and a bigger gas tank

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Old 05-08-2012, 06:43 AM   #1401
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Old 05-08-2012, 06:47 AM   #1402
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Old 05-08-2012, 10:12 AM   #1403
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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 05-08-2012, 10:44 AM   #1404
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the bike i want today is mine. wish i was out riding today.

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Old 05-08-2012, 12:04 PM   #1405
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There are so many, but as of recent it would have to be this monster, though I realize I have no where close to the experience needed to handle this bike

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Old 05-08-2012, 01:55 PM   #1406
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There are so many, but as of recent it would have to be this monster, though I realize I have no where close to the experience needed to handle this bike

I was going past a Yamaha dealer a few weeks ago and noticed the Yamaha demo truck was there so I stopped to kill a little time. I ended up riding a Super Tenere and an FZ8 since that was the two bikes that I figured I actually come the closest to riding. They also had a V-Max there to demo and I was tempted just to see what it was like.

Now, I'm not one to knock the object of another's desire, but the V-Max never did it for me personally. BUT, I couldn't resist my curiosity, so I did swing a leg over the demo for a feel at least. I must admit that I was VERY pleasantly surprised with the feel of the bike. Just walking around a looking at the bike I had the impression of size and weight. I t just looked to be big and unwieldy. But once in the saddle it suddenly felt much smaller. Then when I hefted it off the side stand, expecting it to be a chore, again, I was pleasantly surprised with a bike that felt much smaller, lighter and more agile than I ever expected.

Still kicking myself for not test riding it instead of one of the others.

It's still not my cup of tea from a styling perspective, but it's possible that I may have enjoyed riding it much more than I would have ever suspected from just looking at them.
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Old 05-08-2012, 02:19 PM   #1407
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Great Threads

This thread, and others that are similar, are very cool to me. I get a big kick out of other inmates passion about bikes that I wouldn't (or haven't) given a second look at.

My wife asked me an interesting question: You can have any bike you want, free of charge. The rub is that is has to be the one and only street bike you have for the next five years. Any and all other street legal bikes you have have to go as part of the deal. Do you take the new bike?

I love the SMT, and the RC8, the BMW HP2 Sport, etc. But I'm really not sure that I would take the deal...
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Old 05-08-2012, 02:25 PM   #1408
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My wife asked me an interesting question: You can have any bike you want, free of charge. The rub is that is has to be the one and only street bike you have for the next five years. Any and all other street legal bikes you have have to go as part of the deal. Do you take the new bike?

I love the SMT, and the RC8, the BMW HP2 Sport, etc. But I'm really not sure that I would take the deal...
She had me at "free of charge." I'd get a Road Glide. I could be happy for five years on one.
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Old 05-08-2012, 02:39 PM   #1409
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She had me at "free of charge." I'd get a Road Glide. I could be happy for five years on one.

Yeah, I'm not really a wheeler, dealer type anyway when it comes to motorcycles. I MIGHT be able to find one bike that I could be happy with for 5 years. BUT, she lost me on getting rid of the bikes I already have. Nah, can't get rid of the pristine '84 RZ350, nor the '76 CB400F SS, or even my '93 Ducati 900SS. They don't get ridden but I don't think I could let them go for just a new appliance, no matter how cool it might be.

Then again, there was a time that I really enjoyed going out into the garage on a beautiful Sat. or Sun. morning and the biggest problem I had was deciding which bike to ride that day. Variety really is the spice of life for me I guess and I while I know that my main ride now (R1150GS) satisfies most of my needs in a bike, I still like to have a choice of being able to scratch a different itch.

Nah, I'd have to say no deal...
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Old 05-08-2012, 02:40 PM   #1410
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It's still not my cup of tea from a styling perspective
I thought the same thing when I saw the 1st gen, but then I saw the 2nd gen and my opinion flipped
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