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Old 07-13-2012, 08:26 AM   #1771
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Been thinking about a KTM 990 SM-T.
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Old 07-13-2012, 09:12 AM   #1772
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I think I've been riding too much lately.

God help me.
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Old 07-13-2012, 01:45 PM   #1773
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Old 07-13-2012, 08:26 PM   #1774
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Been thinking about a KTM 990 SM-T.
I've been thinking the same thing. Don't want to give up the LC8 I currently own but need better ergos to accommodate this repaired knee that is giving me fits.
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Old 07-13-2012, 08:37 PM   #1775
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The major thing I am concerned about on the Guzzi is what happens to the bike if one happens to crash. I haven't seen any frame sliders or engine protection. Basically, there does not seem to be many aftermarket parts available for the Guzzi. But, the Bonneville has tons of aftermarket stuff.
Our Guzzi was "dropped" the same day we picked it up from the paint shop. The engine guard that we bought from Moto International protected everything (had to replace the clutch lever) that I would have been concerned about.



New clutch lever, a couple deep breaths, and we were on our way again.
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Old 07-13-2012, 09:08 PM   #1776
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I think I've been riding too much lately.

God help me.
My reply should send this to the basement. Instead, I'll say, "I'm envious."

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Old 07-14-2012, 03:06 PM   #1777
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Our Guzzi was "dropped" the same day we picked it up from the paint shop. The engine guard that we bought from Moto International protected everything (had to replace the clutch lever) that I would have been concerned about.



New clutch lever, a couple deep breaths, and we were on our way again.

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Old 07-14-2012, 04:01 PM   #1778
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Old 07-14-2012, 05:07 PM   #1779
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I know it will be a while before I can afford a new motorcycle, but I have really been liking the Moto Guzzi V7 classic and the triumph bonneville lately
I had both and although I liked the V7, I didn't bond with it like the Triumph. Sold the Guzzi after 18 months. I can't see parting with the Scrambler.

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Old 07-14-2012, 05:32 PM   #1780
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I would really like a new 990 Adventure but don't know if it would be much different from the XC. May trade in the Tiger for a Dakar Edition. From what I have read it is a bitch changing oil in the 990's.
Then what do I do with all the Triumph hats, t shirts etc???
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Old 07-14-2012, 10:12 PM   #1781
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I am aproaching a quandry brtween my '07 v-strom & a new scrambler.......
Functionaly, V-strom, bt the Soul wants the scrambler.....
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Old 07-14-2012, 10:46 PM   #1782
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Old 07-15-2012, 01:30 AM   #1783
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Old 07-15-2012, 02:49 PM   #1784
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Lately I have been craving a SV650, in the 2005 and up flavor. If I find a good deal on one, I might have to make my wife mad at me.

In a week or so I am picking up a mint 2008 CBR600RR from a friend that wants it gone, and I want to do my first track day on it. But I am thinking I shouldn't track a beautiful, like new CBR with only 1k miles on it. I should just sell it for a small profit and pick up a used SV, maybe one already sorted. IDK. I feel like I could learn the basics better on the track on a more mild SV that a surgical rocket like the CBR. IDK

I also love the sound of that twin motor.
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Old 07-15-2012, 03:16 PM   #1785
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You and I have similar tastes. I keep flirting with the idea of a Scrambler or a Bonneville T100, or a V7 classic. They all seem like they'd be great fun.
Me too. I might move up but my retro Zuk TU250x is waay too much fun to spend double.
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