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Old 08-01-2012, 05:25 PM   #50611
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Old 08-01-2012, 06:11 PM   #50612
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lots of trees dying..I have lost a little dogwood at the corner of my deck
We lost ours a month ago, it centered our picture window in the living room.
The ice storm winter before last took the top half out, and the heat and drought finished it off. The front yard looks barren without it.
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Old 08-01-2012, 06:56 PM   #50613
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What the hell did you do to piss CHarlie off?

he is usually very mild mannered and patient.

you can get bikes with connections like BMW bikes, with looks like BMW bikes.

but then, there are only BMW bikes for the folks that like BMW bikes.







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I know you can get them on other bikes, same with the outlet for heated suits. But bikes with heated grips are somewhat rare on the road, BMWs with heated grips are a dime a dozen.

So when someone thinks winter biking in comfort, BMW pops into mind.

And when you ride a little DS/ Sumo with just enough power to operate the bike and not much more it seems like a big, grand thing.

Point is this. When you think comfort motorcycle what pops into your head? Yeah, now throw that out because no one wants a Goldwing, but the next one should be BMW.

I'm not completely ignorant, but thanks for being a jerk!
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Old 08-01-2012, 06:58 PM   #50614
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sweet when did you get those bikes Steve?


some friends of mine went down to Galveston on sport bikes this spring.
they stayed in hotels, and im pretty sure they got some tickets, but they had great fun, I wish I could have kept up, i think it would have been fun.





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Old 08-01-2012, 08:09 PM   #50615
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Bunch of kid wusses in here just a whinnin.....


heh, heh, heh....

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Old 08-01-2012, 08:12 PM   #50616
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lets be honest guys .... think I could use a bike all year round here? I'm not acquainted with the winters here
You talking NW Arkansas? Sure. 12 month riding season.

It's a little cool in January and early February, but it's not THAT cold.
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Old 08-01-2012, 08:20 PM   #50617
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Its true, that's why so many people use R1's as touring bikes....
I could do 700 miles on my R1, doing that many on my GS was seriously painful. Of course I could do 700 miles in about half the time on a R1 Goes to show you not everyone fits a bike the same way. The GS was hell on my lower back. Bent over on a sportbike keeps my degenerated disc from compressing.
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Old 08-01-2012, 08:24 PM   #50618
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Mazda Miata makes a good touring motorcycle too!
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Old 08-01-2012, 08:26 PM   #50619
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It's possible... But come winter you'll need to pick up full leathers, a nice scarf, maybe a balaclava, and...
Umm, that's standard riding gear, is it not? I mean, who doesn't keep a scarf, a balaclava, and silk glove liners for winter riding? I ride in full leather, but full textile works, too. Look at all the Beemerphiles and their Roadcrafters...

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Put simply, yes it's doable, but you won't be a happy camper. And it will cost quite a lot of moolah.
Riding in Arkansas 12 months is no biggie. Yes, there will be some days with winter precip, and some days in January where it never gets above freezing. I'd much rather ride on a cloudy 40-degree day than on a sunny 100 degree day!

Plus, we have the roads to ourselves in the wintertime! Farmers aren't farming and floaters aren't floating and cruisers aren't cruising...

Didn't see a car, or a bike on this January 10th ride a few years ago...



A few cows, though...
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Old 08-01-2012, 08:40 PM   #50620
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Oh, another one of those biker know it alls


Nobody tours on a R1! My 04 in CO.



Oh, and while we're at it, nobody tours on a Gixxer 1K, Duc 798, Buell 1125R, or an Aprilia RSVR My 07 in NM.

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Old 08-01-2012, 08:46 PM   #50621
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i'm saying theres a HANDFUL of people that tour on a sport bike versus a GS/Vstrom type motorcycle. If you enjoy it, have at it, I'll cruise along on my GS in comfort AND take a dirt road if I see one I like.
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Old 08-01-2012, 08:54 PM   #50622
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Oh, for comfort and dirt roads I use this one:

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Old 08-01-2012, 08:55 PM   #50623
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Nope. Nobody tours on sportsbikes...





Especially those crappy little naked Ducatis...




Can't be done...
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Old 08-01-2012, 08:58 PM   #50624
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i'm saying theres a HANDFUL of people that tour on a sport bike versus a GS/Vstrom type motorcycle. If you enjoy it, have at it, I'll cruise along on my GS in comfort AND take a dirt road if I see one I like.
Yeah. Cool. Maybe we'll see you along the way...



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Old 08-01-2012, 09:13 PM   #50625
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Might aught to go easy there..until you get to know us a little better..yeah, you will be picked on a little, but if you hang tough and prove yourself, you'll fit right in..what Sir Chuckles is tryin to get to you is, that all of us have been doing this so long that we know all the tricks and upgrades thus saves us from having to think abt BMWs and OldWings...so chill just a little and sit back and learn sumthin, Mkay there pumkin?
Take note of the laughing face after the bird. I wasn't being serious, I wasn't rubbed the wrong way by it and I didn't intend to be taken seriously.

I'm a very mellow guy, if it looks like I'm getting my panties in a bunch then I'm just being silly.

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BMW's don't pop into my head as a comfortable bike. Mine was less comfortable then my R1's.
What kind of strange body geometry do you have? BMW's look like heaven from a 4 inch wide dirt bike seat! But then so does an R1, minus the whole laying nearly parallel to the ground thing.

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I could do 700 miles on my R1, doing that many on my GS was seriously painful. Of course I could do 700 miles in about half the time on a R1 Goes to show you not everyone fits a bike the same way. The GS was hell on my lower back. Bent over on a sportbike keeps my degenerated disc from compressing.
I can manage about 300 on my bike. That's with a dirt bike seat, no fairings, no windscreen. And some pretty significant vibration.

How you ask? What's your secret? Bicycle shorts! I'm sure this is a pretty common idea but I felt smart when I thought to do it. It helps a LOT. Might not really help for bikes with proper saddles though.
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