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Old 10-20-2012, 07:01 PM   #2236
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That's a beautiful bike. Several people, including me, nominated the Norton Commando for the honor in this thread. I really like the CNW builds, quite a lot better than the Dreer bikes or the new Norton versions, and could very well see myself getting one.

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Old 10-21-2012, 07:58 PM   #2237
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I keep trying to think of of something to post here everytime I see this thread pop lately.

It's been difficult. I love my new bike.

But today I was playing around on a long deserted gravel/dirt road and then I realized

I need a WR250R.



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Old 10-21-2012, 08:18 PM   #2238
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I'm seriously looking at the XL1200V (HD Seventy Two). It's such a fun bike to ride.
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Old 10-21-2012, 08:27 PM   #2239
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I'm seriously looking at the XL1200V (HD Seventy Two). It's such a fun bike to ride.
All joking aside... how is it any different to ride than any other Harley?
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Old 10-21-2012, 08:39 PM   #2240
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All joking aside... how is it any different to ride than any other Harley?
I don't have a lot of experience on Harley's. I rode my mom's softail and an 883. I currently ride a GS, and rode a oldwing before that.

Sportsters seem to have a good following, and people love them. I think if I wouldn't have lost a lot of weight, I wouldn't even be considering it. I strongly suggest taking either the 48 or the 72 out for a test ride. I couldn't stop smiling and that's what riding is all about right?
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Old 10-21-2012, 08:42 PM   #2241
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I don't have a lot of experience on Harley's. I rode my mom's softail and an 883. I currently ride a GS, and rode a oldwing before that.

Sportsters seem to have a good following, and people love them. I think if I wouldn't have lost a lot of weight, I wouldn't even be considering it. I strongly suggest taking either the 48 or the 72 out for a test ride. I couldn't stop smiling and that's what riding is all about right?
My bike is the the total opposite of a 72, but I totally understand... it's all about the ride.
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Old 10-23-2012, 10:53 AM   #2242
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Today (and most every day) something along these lines to play on.

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Old 10-23-2012, 11:07 AM   #2243
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How about this new electric concept?



It looks like Apple's vision of how to update the old Dodge Tomahawk. i-bike?

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Old 10-23-2012, 11:09 AM   #2244
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Old 10-23-2012, 11:37 AM   #2245
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In front of my clinic this morning. Take your pick of the NC700X, KLR, SV650

Two of my staff have started riding after taking MSF and getting motorcycles in the past month. The smile on my face every morning kind of convinced them I guess.
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Old 10-23-2012, 12:03 PM   #2246
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I need a Griso 8V SE. Yes, in the weird green with the brown saddle. And I need it now.

Maybe time to trade the 800GS in for a Griso and a 250 dual sport
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Old 10-23-2012, 03:38 PM   #2247
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I never thought I'd say this in my lifetime. Ever.

But now, this:

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Old 10-23-2012, 08:16 PM   #2248
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Laugh

Oooh, that's nice. Me too! The ladies seem to like them for the poser factor. I'd probably need $$$$ for leather pirate outfits too.
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Old 10-23-2012, 08:32 PM   #2249
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Old 10-24-2012, 01:52 PM   #2250
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Oooh, that's nice. Me too! The ladies seem to like them for the poser factor. I'd probably need $$$$ for leather pirate outfits too.
I always thought the Road Glide looked the most poserish of anything in their big-twin lineup.

Until I finally rode one. I could only characterize the experience as a revelation.

Just a comfortable, easy-to-ride-anywhere motorcycle. Don't have a spare 20 g's laying around.... But if I did, it would be at or near the top of a very, very short list.
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