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Old 01-29-2013, 07:28 AM   #31
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I think I do Like the sound of mid size Like new Honda nC700 or 500X or the BMW 700...No wee...been there done that. Any body drive the Honda with automatic 700DCT the u-tube on it looks cool.
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The NC700X is down on power compared to 650 twins like the Versys or V-Strom. It's designed more for fuel economy. I suppose the automatic transmission is a personal thing, but it's not for me. You should demo as many different bikes in the 650 range as you can just to get an idea of what's available.
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Old 01-29-2013, 07:41 AM   #32
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Old 01-29-2013, 08:56 AM   #33
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Need advice
I have had every motorcycle out there almost.
Everything from Goldwing to harley to GS1200. I have had Vstrom, a couple Trikes.
I have spent my retirement on motorcycles
I ride a scooter around town and short trips but think I want another/last motorcycle.
Used for short trips or if I get brave head cross country for last trip.
Im 58 yrs old have had bikes since I was 12.
Want fun to ride (performance)
about 10K
easy to find
I even may put a hack on it if I like it enough to keep it.
What would you buy out there?
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Old 02-01-2013, 08:47 AM   #34
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The new BMW F S/ST looks like a neat bike to own that has a belt drive, that would be a good a mid-size. Can't beat the NC700 for gas mileage and the new 500's look good too.
If you like your scooter I might consider going larger for more road time and then having a big touring bike like a GW, or Electric Glide.
I would also look at Victory Cross Tour or Cross Country.

If you like the Sport Touring crowd I'd definitely look at the new FJR.
Good luck.
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Old 02-01-2013, 08:54 AM   #35
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I'm 49 and consider my 1150 GSA my last bike because I want to keep it for ever. Last bike doesn't mean no more riding.
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Old 02-01-2013, 09:03 AM   #36
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Old 02-05-2013, 01:02 PM   #37
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Since you have the experience, you are now ready for the Turrrrboooo Busssaaaaa!

Seriously, though, a big sport touring bike would be fun; ZX-14, Hyabusa, FJ1300. I love seeing older guys riding something that would scare the crap out of me. I remember the first time I saw a 950 Adventure. It was a guy in his mid 70's, and he was telling a crowd about a Can-Am Spider that everyone assumed was his. Then his little old lady wife drove away on it, as he through his leg over the tallest dirt bike I had ever seen up to that point, and rode away. There were at least 5 riders picking their jaws up off the ground.

...and 58 is only 17 years ahead of me, so don't act like yer old.
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Old 02-05-2013, 01:49 PM   #38
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I'm 70, and this is my "bucket list" bike
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Old 02-06-2013, 10:39 AM   #39
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Short trips, but possibly Alaska?

A new or nearly new KTM690 Adventure should tick the boxes, even if you are a short arse.
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Old 02-09-2013, 01:09 PM   #40
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Still having a time deciding what to buy or look for to buy used. I thought Honda nx700 was going to be it. But I liked
The cb500x coming out soon. A used 1200gs is a nice bike. Hell the Harley classic or street glide could work to. I want to stay around 10k$ also dealer availability is a problem I have to think about also
Triumph 100 miles
BMW 75 miles
Honda 35 miles
Ktm don't even know?
Suzuki don't care
Harley 35 miles

Honda dealer won't let test ride...
BMW and Harley dealers do

I can't decide what to buy
Somebody tell me
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Old 02-09-2013, 01:32 PM   #41
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Old 02-09-2013, 08:34 PM   #42
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Old 02-10-2013, 02:44 PM   #43
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63 here and a long term rider. Creature comforts have become all important, so upright riding position and lots of leg room. A strong alternator to power heated gear. Lighter is better and I avoid really tall bikes these days.

Simplicity and reliability are high on my list. No more fussy bikes for me.
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Old 02-10-2013, 03:21 PM   #44
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The new F800GT nice middle weight tourer, good fun for short trips even better when you head cross country
I am partial to BMW's hence the suggestion, so perhaps you might want a versys/vstrom. Or you might consider a retro/older bike something fun to ride and tinker with in the garage, however I do not know your mechanic skills.

I'm not a 30+ year rider just reasonable suggestions that came to mind.
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Old 02-13-2013, 05:50 PM   #45
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Need advice
I have had every motorcycle out there almost.
Everything from Goldwing to harley to GS1200. I have had Vstrom, a couple Trikes.
I have spent my retirement on motorcycles
I ride a scooter around town and short trips but think I want another/last motorcycle.
Used for short trips or if I get brave head cross country for last trip.
Im 58 yrs old have had bikes since I was 12.
Want fun to ride (performance)
about 10K
easy to find
I even may put a hack on it if I like it enough to keep it.
What would you buy out there?
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Problem solved. Ive never had more fun on a bike in my life.

Comfortable. Massively intuitive. Brakes. Torque. Speed.

....and it sounds like nothing else

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