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Old 05-09-2012, 05:27 AM   #1426
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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, 07:02 AM   #1427
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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, 08:02 AM   #1428
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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, 09:09 AM   #1429
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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, 09:12 AM   #1430
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I'm up for a relaxed ride today.. so this one would fit fine:



Anyone care to guess the displacement without looking it up?
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Old 05-09-2012, 09:15 AM   #1431
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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...
+1.

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Old 05-09-2012, 09:17 AM   #1432
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i'm up for a relaxed ride today.. So this one would fit fine:
Anyone care to guess the displacement without looking it up?
125?
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Old 05-09-2012, 09:19 AM   #1433
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I'm up for a relaxed ride today.. so this one would fit fine:



Anyone care to guess the displacement without looking it up?
249cc. It has fake "cylinder visual size enhancers", essentially cast aluminum covers on the cylinders to make 'me look bigger than they are. I didn't look it up -- I own a Kymco scooter, and read about it while researching that purchase.

That bike totally does nothing for me, nor do any cruisers.

A far better 250cc VTwin would be the Honda VTR250 naked that I posted to this thread a few pages back.
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Old 05-09-2012, 09:23 AM   #1434
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For my classic collection, I'd love to have one of these (CB160):


Which is the "baby" version of the CB77 (305cc) Superhawk, which I'd love to have too:
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Old 05-09-2012, 10:45 AM   #1435
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I spent the past weekend riding my bro-in-laws bike and now I gotta have one. It may be the ugliest Harley ever built but I'm no beauty myself, I think we'd make a lovely couple...
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Old 05-09-2012, 10:59 AM   #1436
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For my classic collection, I'd love to have one of these
Back in the day, I put a bunch of Webco 350 kits in those and in 305 Scramblers.
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Old 05-09-2012, 11:38 AM   #1437
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while surfing the web I stumbled upon a ural st. I didnt know they were made without a sidecar but I think it looks awesome:
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Old 05-09-2012, 12:16 PM   #1438
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Old 05-09-2012, 01:16 PM   #1439
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while surfing the web I stumbled upon a ural st. I didnt know they were made without a sidecar but I think it looks awesome:
i agree! fun looking machine!

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Old 05-09-2012, 02:12 PM   #1440
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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.
Sorry - My V-Star is the only bike I've ever ridden on the street and I've only had other people's reports that the brakes aren't exactly the greatest to go by. Glad to hear I'm not the only one who doesn't think it's horrible
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