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Old 05-08-2012, 03:40 PM   #1411
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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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Old 05-08-2012, 03:53 PM   #1412
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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..
I've got a serious case of MBS. Including the two I usually ride there's a total of 7 bikes in the stable. Sorry, the spousal unit would go before the bikes. It's obvious that he/she doesn't understand a major passion in my life.
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Old 05-08-2012, 04:00 PM   #1413
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I've got a serious case of MBS. Including the two I usually ride there's a total of 7 bikes in the stable. Sorry, the spousal unit would go before the bikes. It's obvious that he/she doesn't understand a major passion in my life.
Yep, that pretty well sums it up for me too....
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Old 05-08-2012, 04:01 PM   #1414
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Hey I was talking to this bloke who had a big orange KTM at the servo the other day and when he filled it up he had put in 31 liters of fuel, he said it has 2 - 22 litre fuel takes, does anyone know what that model is called?
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Old 05-08-2012, 04:07 PM   #1415
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You can have any bike you want, free of charge.
DONE! lol I dont have the time or money for more than one right now so Id definitely take the deal
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Old 05-08-2012, 08:35 PM   #1416
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Hey I was talking to this bloke who had a big orange KTM at the servo the other day and when he filled it up he had put in 31 liters of fuel, he said it has 2 - 22 litre fuel takes, does anyone know what that model is called?
Sounds like an Adventure model with Aqualine safari tanks:
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Old 05-08-2012, 08:49 PM   #1417
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I just saw the Softail Slim tonight and I really like the looks of it
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Old 05-08-2012, 11:35 PM   #1418
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I saw one of these in real life and was struck by the line of the thing, far prettier than the usual GS and Sertan and Dakar sort-of off road versions. The only handicap, I see is a two gallon tank. I have no use for this machine but what a great ride it looks to be.
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Old 05-09-2012, 02:56 AM   #1419
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I saw one of these in real life and was struck by the line of the thing, far prettier than the usual GS and Sertan and Dakar sort-of off road versions. The only handicap, I see is a two gallon tank. I have no use for this machine but what a great ride it looks to be.
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Old 05-09-2012, 03:18 AM   #1420
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Old 05-09-2012, 06:27 AM   #1421
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I just saw the Softail Slim tonight and I really like the looks of it
^^^those make me weak in the knees too. i really liked the crossbones, wonderful ergos for us tall people. now if it had brakes that were not made of cheese...
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Old 05-09-2012, 08:02 AM   #1422
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I ride a V-Star 650 with a smallish front disk and rear drum brake. I think I'd be OK with the brakes
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Old 05-09-2012, 09:02 AM   #1423
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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...
I only have a DL650, so I'm not risking as much as you!
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Old 05-09-2012, 10:09 AM   #1424
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^^^those make me weak in the knees too. i really liked the crossbones, wonderful ergos for us tall people. now if it had brakes that were not made of cheese...
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I ride a V-Star 650 with a smallish front disk and rear drum brake. I think I'd be OK with the brakes
come on man, you should know that rotor/drum size isn't the final word in braking performance.

I've ridden a few v-star 650's (bike week demo rides, and my buddy also has one), and the brakes on that bike are just fine they weren't zx-14 brakes, but i had no worries about stopping quickly if i needed to.

brakes on the crossbones? oooohhhh shit. you better pray hard now, because you WILL hit the nun in the crosswalk.
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Old 05-09-2012, 10:12 AM   #1425
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I'm up for a relaxed ride today.. so this one would fit fine:



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