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Old 04-05-2013, 10:44 PM   #16
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Totally different, but what about the new Moto Guzzi V7.

It should have your range requirement. 5.8 gallon tank.

Single disc up front, but it's only 400 pounds, so it'll stop.

A custom seat should give you the backrest...with a standard riding position.

Might be worth a look.
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Old 04-05-2013, 11:36 PM   #17
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Interesting stuff here, thanks people.

Wouldn't have thought about getting the right position for using a backrest on a standard by adding highway pegs. Seems like a great idea since
a. I like standards.
b. there are a lot more standards that fit my criteria than cruisers

I sort of tried it tonight by riding with my feet on the engine guards on my Versys, and I think I could use a backrest in that position. Didn't have a backrest in place, but I have an idea for one I might rig up.

I have used a soft bag strapped to the pillion seat for back support before and it's nice, but not the same. Might be tho if I had my feet forward/up.

Anyway the backrest thing is just an attempt at pain management. And I'm glad to find a way to experiment with it without spending thousands of dollars.

Haven't abandoned the cruiser idea though.
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Old 04-06-2013, 08:29 AM   #18
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Triumph Bonneville America? Cruiser looks, Bonneville underpinnings.

Frankly, If I were going to buy a cruiser and had the cash, it would be the new Moto Guzzi California 1400. Gorgeous machine, with proper brake and suspension components. It's probably bigger than what you want though.
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