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Old 02-01-2013, 12:48 PM   #2851
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no, I didn't forget to take my meds...



Fall down and hit your head?
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Old 02-01-2013, 12:58 PM   #2852
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Fall down and hit your head?

it's probably a relapse or a flashback or something. "Gee, why didn't I buy one of these in 1986?"

Actually Momma K made them up until about 2006, I believe, so there are still recent examples with low miles that can be had for low prices. It's liquid cooled, shaft driven, hydraulic valves, 4 valves per cylinder, and lots of other features. They have a reputation for lasting a long time. This bike was designed when the Japanese were still trying to gain market share by building a better bike, instead of just building a bike that looks more like a Harley. Also with a properly modded exhaust they sound KILLER. Plenty of power to handle any need I would ever have, and pretty decent handling as well. Put a windshield, throttle lock, and luggage on it and go for a ride..... for a couple of years. "Bye Honey, I will be back in 2015!"
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Old 02-01-2013, 04:08 PM   #2853
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Yup. One lower can in place of the two high ones on the 2012 models.

IMO, the 675 Street Triple R is the best kept secret in the motorcycle World.

"It manages to be more of everything: better for newbies, more capable for fast riders, more fun for adrenalin junkies and has one of the best engines and exhaust notes in biking. It’s a great all-rounder, no matter what your ability."

(But please do not take my word on that matter... Go ride one and see if the bike does for you what it does for me)

I wish I wasn't 6'5"
I rest rode one and couldn't agree more.
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Old 02-01-2013, 05:11 PM   #2854
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I have a guy who shops in our store but never bought anything yet. He has 140 bikes but his wife claims it's 160+. He rode in on a hypermotard which got my aural attention.
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Old 02-01-2013, 06:19 PM   #2855
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Triumph Street Triple R I do believe.
I know what it is, Dakez said one of these would be fun, hence my question.
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Old 02-01-2013, 06:22 PM   #2856
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I wish I wasn't 6'5"
I'm seriously thinking of getting one but wonder if its size is an issue. I'm about 6ft (34" in-seam).
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Old 02-01-2013, 06:25 PM   #2857
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Old 02-01-2013, 06:38 PM   #2858
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I'm seriously thinking of getting one but wonder if its size is an issue. I'm about 6ft (34" in-seam).
I haven't test ridden the street triple (though I REALLY want to) but it felt pretty comfortable when I sat on it and I'm 6'1"
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Old 02-02-2013, 01:09 PM   #2859
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Is that a car tire on the rear?
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Old 02-03-2013, 08:25 AM   #2860
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I'm seriously thinking of getting one but wonder if its size is an issue. I'm about 6ft (34" in-seam).
I have a 36" inseam and there is no way I could ride one for more than a few blocks without any discomfort, but then again I am also 6'6" and have long arms that really complicate matters. It's really made for "Normal " sized riders.
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Old 02-03-2013, 02:30 PM   #2861
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R100GS PD or R1200GSA (08-09)

What would you get between these two and why?
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Old 02-03-2013, 02:37 PM   #2862
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1982-83 harley fxr shovelhead. if i am going to have a vintage design i want it to truly be vintage. the fxr was never popular with the black vest do wrap crowd. bike of choice for the hells angels though.
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Old 02-03-2013, 02:56 PM   #2863
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Glad to see I'm not the only one with this "disease", as my friend's wife calls it. The R1200R has always been a favorite of mine too. Pure beauty in the shape and mechanics.
Having said that, it's too expensive. Then, they all are these days.
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Old 02-03-2013, 02:58 PM   #2864
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R100GS PD or R1200GSA (08-09)

What would you get between these two and why?
Hmmm.. I lusted after an R100GS for many years, and looked at a really nice red and white PD version once, but ended up with an '03 R1150GS instead. I got additional weight and a lot more complexity. I also got more power, FI, ABS, paralever and telelever suspension, better luggage (IMO), high watt alternator for running accessories, heated gear, etc.

Just depends on what's important to you. There's a lot to be said for the simplicity of the older BMWs, but in the real world and the riding that I tend to do, the latter bikes are better for what I really wanted.

I've resisted the temptation to try the later 1200 versions, but you'd loose some weight and gain some power over my '03. Again, it just depends on what you want. Even though the R100's are the predecessors of the 1100, 1150 and 1200 series, they are really very different bikes with very different capabilities, with the only similarity being the basic engine layout and the name on the tank. IMO, the only thing the R100 series offers is the simplicity and "cool" factor in certain circles.


With that said, I'd still take a nice PD.




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Old 02-03-2013, 02:59 PM   #2865
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For some time it's been the Street Triple. I will need to keep the Bandit for long range rides and I have a DR650 for the all terrain days. Yup. A Street Triple should cover the open base. Now for the $$$ part.
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