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Old 10-03-2012, 10:23 AM   #16
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Always keep your word, especially with your wife. She will respect you for it, and be more open to purcheses of bikes, cars, trips, you name it. The reverse must be true as well.

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Old 10-03-2012, 12:17 PM   #17
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IF you do get one I'd bet money against this:
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So I would not ride any differently on a fireblade than on my GS (or the kawa I had before).
And being a multi bike owner for many years I'm in agreement with these guys:
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I'm going with the wife here just because you believe this. You WILL ride faster on a sport bike!
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Look. Saying you're not going to ride faster on a sport bike is a crock of nonsense. And if this is what you're telling her, then you're lying to her. It will happen. (I'm not talking about carrying crazy top speeds. I'm talking about overall faster riding.)
Wishing you the best. Good luck and have fun, Mark H.
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Old 10-03-2012, 12:21 PM   #18
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I would say that because you agreed to that condition, you should keep it. That's not being a "doormat"; that's called personal integrity.

There are several sporting standards that might meet your riding desires, while not making your wife as nervous -- Triumph Speed Triple or Street Triple, Ducati Monster or StreetFighter, Kawasaki Z1000, Honda CB1000R, Yamaha FZ1/FZ8/FZ6, MV Agusta Brutale, Aprilia Tuono or Shiver, Suzuki SV650/SV1000, Buell CR1125, Moto Guzzi Griso, BMW K1200R or R1200R or F800R.

Personally, I think that if you ride like an adult, sportsbikes are the *safest* bikes out there to be on. No bike is good in an accident; your only defense is to avoid them. The superior acceleration, handling, and braking of sportbikes gives you the best tool for being able to do that, provided you use it properly and have developed the appropriate skills.

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Old 10-03-2012, 12:29 PM   #19
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Sneak by her and get a sports-tourer :) Hayabusa, Blackbird or K1300S comes to mind. In almost every conceivable way also a much more practical choice for street-riding than a CBR, R1 or some such.
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Old 10-03-2012, 12:44 PM   #20
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You can probably slip a flamed lime green ZX-14 thru the door. Pretty lame ass bike that will not make you ride faster at all.
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Old 10-03-2012, 02:54 PM   #21
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Does she have anything against you getting a sport bike for her?
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Old 10-03-2012, 03:09 PM   #22
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Sport touring! Hard color matched luggage SCREAMS safe and boring



Yank the bags and let'r rip!

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Old 10-03-2012, 03:35 PM   #23
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Throw on a top case, saddle bags, taller wind screen and risers and call it a tour bike. Works for my Blackbird, cops don't give me a second glance but remove the bags and I'm prime for being pulled over.
















You'll want to sneak in a Power Commander too, keep that a secret.
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Old 10-03-2012, 04:44 PM   #24
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I admire your post and understand where you are coming from and its sad she has the same preconcieved opinion about sportbikes as the rest of the general population.I bought a KLR because I knew I wasn't mature enough to continue riding a semi sporty sportbike (sv). Affter about two years I started getting bored withi it and bought an fz1. and kept the klr. It's hard if not impossible to ride faster when the conditions are right.

Buy the 929, keep the fairings at a buddies house, mount a windjammer from a 76 Goldwing and see if you can sneak it in.

The 929 is a fantastic bike. I owned a 2000 in the red and white scheme. Beautiful bike. Good luck
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Old 10-03-2012, 04:51 PM   #25
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Start racing MX and she'll be so sick of regular ER visits, casts, crutches and rehab therapy she'll buy you the damn sportbike herself.

And if not at least you might grow a pair and do what you want.
Hell,buy a nice flattrack bike if it comes to that,have her come out and watch the heats and mains at 1 race.

She will trot down and get you a GSXR 1000 so quick your head will spin!

(+1 on the "grow a pair" theory. I would hate to go through life not doing something I REALLY wanted to do because someone else is scared of it. But then that's just me. My mom and dad both did kinda risky sports while I was growing up,Im glad they did,it opened me up to trying more things)
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Old 10-03-2012, 05:55 PM   #26
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spun the wheel and made a deal! at least your riding! Image theres some poor slob out there who promised no cycle at all NOW THATS A DOORMAT!!!
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Old 10-03-2012, 06:14 PM   #27
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If you are really interested in a sport bike because of the riding position, there are several bikes with similar riding positions that aren't sport bikes. Something like the Triumph Thruxton. You probably won't ride it any faster, because it probably won't go as fast as what you have.
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Old 10-03-2012, 06:30 PM   #28
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$ talks

Triple your life insurance & double your health coverage, don't forget the loss of income coverage.........besides you're likely to use them.
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Old 10-03-2012, 06:39 PM   #29
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I would hate to go through life not doing something I REALLY wanted to do because someone else is scared of it.
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this is a valid statement, and I feel the same way, but you never should have made an agreement if you didn't mean to keep it. You effectively bargained to get your foot in the door only to go back on your word now simply because you want something new. Not good for maintaining your integrity.

Their are way too many sporty standards for this to even be an issue. Many options have been suggested. A street fighter or SM sound like the best options. They are quick but top speed is still limited due to the naked factor.

Last, you will ride faster on a sport bike. You already said you leave your buddies behind because they go too slow. You will ride as fast as you feel comfortable, and a sport bike simply makes it much easier to go faster comfortably. Your own words imply you will go as fast as you feel comfortable so give that argument some further thought.

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Old 10-03-2012, 07:45 PM   #30
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Hell,buy a nice flattrack bike if it comes to that,have her come out and watch the heats and mains at 1 race.

She will trot down and get you a GSXR 1000 so quick your head will spin!

(+1 on the "grow a pair" theory. I would hate to go through life not doing something I REALLY wanted to do because someone else is scared of it. But then that's just me. My mom and dad both did kinda risky sports while I was growing up,Im glad they did,it opened me up to trying more things)
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