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Old 08-13-2012, 10:36 AM   #31
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Can we start a new thread "Building a $13,000 motorcycle out of $7,000 motorcycle"?
Chuckle on. When there is nothing out there that fits your specs, I say build your own. I was prepared to spend $13,000 for what I wanted but it did not exist. This is a good platform to start with and that is all it is to me - a starting point. My $6,800 used BMW R1150R ended up close to $13,000 when finished, but it had comfort and features that neither the R1150GS or R1150RT or any competing bike could provide, plus it fit me specifically and I have enjoyed it now for 8 years and expect many more.

Why just settle for what they offer you. My dog can do that.
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Old 08-13-2012, 12:47 PM   #32
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Cool stuff going on. How can we consolidate all of these product links in one place?

I seem to remember another bike with a bunch of stuff decked out from the other thread, but I couldn't find it again.

I drove my Tundra to work today for the first time since I bought my bike 2 weeks ago. I love my Tundra, but man, I miss my bike. Haha
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Old 08-13-2012, 01:18 PM   #33
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Why just settle for what they offer you. My dog can do that.
Having a three legged, one eyed dog named Lucky is one thing and owning a Red Tibetan Mastiff named Hong Dong is another, but ultimately you are right. Make it unique and make it yours. Someone has to get this consumer economy going again.
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Old 08-13-2012, 02:43 PM   #34
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Chuckle on. When there is nothing out there that fits your specs, I say build your own. I was prepared to spend $13,000 for what I wanted but it did not exist. This is a good platform to start with and that is all it is to me - a starting point. My $6,800 used BMW R1150R ended up close to $13,000 when finished, but it had comfort and features that neither the R1150GS or R1150RT or any competing bike could provide, plus it fit me specifically and I have enjoyed it now for 8 years and expect many more.

Why just settle for what they offer you. My dog can do that.
I agree with both of you. It's at once funny and super cool that you like this platform and want to make it yours.

you only go around this ride once. Wy knot?
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Old 08-13-2012, 04:09 PM   #35
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you only go around this ride once. Wy knot?
Well, I am retired. My kids are nearing 40. Everything is paid for and I have a bit of money and a bit of life left. So, this is how I choose to blow the both of them until one or the other runs out.
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Old 08-13-2012, 04:48 PM   #36
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Old 08-13-2012, 04:55 PM   #37
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After all that hoopla, I decided to wait until later to do the Race Tech suspension, so I am putting it all back together tonight. I forgot that I had planned a visit to the Finger Lakes in New York and my beemer won't be back together by then. So, I'll just do the Givi engine guards (bolts shipped today), first oil & filter, chain maintenance, GoCruise, front fender extender, and grip puppies. The rest will have to wait.
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Old 08-13-2012, 04:55 PM   #38
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Everything is paid for and I have a bit of money and a bit of life left. So, this is how I choose to blow the both of them until one or the other runs out.

There is probably some rule against making so much sense.




But I would have a beer with you.
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Old 08-13-2012, 05:16 PM   #39
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I was able to try one on for size today, felt real good.
It's obvious to see where Honda was able to keep the price down on this bike. Not that this is a bad thing, makes for a nice commuter. I like it.
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Old 08-14-2012, 04:40 AM   #40
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What are you guys paying for insurance and were.I was quoted 595 per year from progressive for $ 500 deductible. sounds like a lot to me. All info will help.
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Old 08-14-2012, 06:04 AM   #41
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What are you guys paying for insurance and were.I was quoted 595 per year from progressive for $ 500 deductible. sounds like a lot to me. All info will help.
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I was quoted at 1150 per year in 90292 (SoCal). Needless to say that I'm looking for other options. This was with $250 collision deductible.

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Old 08-14-2012, 06:32 AM   #42
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What are you guys paying for insurance and were.I was quoted 595 per year from progressive for $ 500 deductible. sounds like a lot to me. All info will help.
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Insurance is a drivers age, location and driving record thing and alittle on the type of bike..............I pay less than that (595) with Progressive and insure 4 bikes on the same policy.
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Old 08-14-2012, 07:29 AM   #43
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Insurance is a drivers age, location and driving record thing and alittle on the type of bike..............I pay less than that (595) with Progressive and insure 4 bikes on the same policy.
Agreed...so for more info on my quote above of ~$1150/year. 32 yrs old, 90292 zip (SoCal), clean record on both bike & car (no accidents & no reported speeding tickets), MSF course, bike garaged, no alarm system, 5-10k miles per year. Quote is from Geico who I've been w/ for less than 1 year, having recently switched from AAA.
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Old 08-14-2012, 07:46 AM   #44
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Just for Shitzengiggles knowing it wouldn't fit, I thought I would place the Russell Day-Long seat from my BMW onto the Honda just to see how it looked. Here Honda, this is what a REAL SEAT looks like!!!







Oh how I wish! I expect I will challenge them with a seat build for this bike. The sheepskin didn't cut it and the AirHawk is a waste of good air. I have an old chunk of Temperfoam that I may fashion into a seat pad to see whether that improves anything.
That seat would be sick on that bike!
Even if I didn't notice it was that bad in the first place.
My kwak 650 was way worse.
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Old 08-14-2012, 07:51 AM   #45
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The dimples represent the factory standard setting and they may or may not be right for you. They were correct for me. I mentioned it, because I imagine that was the baseline that the Givi engineers used in determining the shape of the windshield in order to get the best wind protection.
Um.
They don't do that.
They make a shield that they think will work.

How it looks on a bike is more important, since pictures will sell it.
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