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Old Yesterday, 08:55 AM   #1
Dankmonkey OP
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St1100 or gl1100...which bike for me

I'm a dirt bike rider but need something for summer touring when it's too hot and dusty here in central Oregon to braap. The two bikes I'm considering are:

http://bend.craigslist.org/mcy/5034236111.html

And

http://bend.craigslist.org/mcy/5077321350.html

I know they are completely different bikes but both have appeal to me in different ways. I like that the st, from what I've heard, can handle a bit of light duty dirt road riding and that the gl would be super comfy for big days. Oh btw the st has had timing belt and upgraded alternator. Just looking for feedback on these bikes and personal experience. Thanks!
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Old Yesterday, 09:44 AM   #2
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ST is my favorite "former" bike, personally I liked it's large fuel tank, moderate saddle bags, and mostly upright riding position. A good all-rounder bike for me. Warm enough in the cooler months and cool enough in the warmer months. Had it ten years and no mechanical failures.
Been looking at older GL's in my area with the idea of picking one up for the fun of it.

My suggestion - sit on them both and see what fits. Talk to your local dealer about parts availability then decide on your gut instinct - which do you like better.
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