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Old 06-18-2012, 02:27 PM   #181
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In the mid 1990's I did some touring on this naked bike:



I did the Colorado Rockies with a bunch of other pals on old bikes.
I could not believe the bike was rocking and rolling at 45-50 mph through the high passes!
Thats a beautiful bike!
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Old 06-18-2012, 07:04 PM   #182
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Old 06-24-2012, 09:50 AM   #183
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Picture is mostly self-explanatory.



2000 mile, 5 day trip. Bike was more than fine with the stock windscreen, nice clean air. Or rather, nice clean wet air, we caught a bunch of rain. The Ventura luggage worked out well too (it's expanded in that picture to the evening's supply of beer). I had heated gear with me, but would have appreciated heated grips as well. Other than that, it was no less comfortable than my Sprint ST, and frankly more comfortable under 80 than the Sprint.
We were there 2 days later, blew right by your sign but stopped on the ID side to get the other one.


My wife likes her Ventura setup as well on her Street Triple.
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Old 06-24-2012, 04:49 PM   #184
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Blue Ridge Parkway at Fancy Gap, Virginia.


I have tried to ride without a shield but find it too uncomfortable over 60mph. So I yielded gracefully and did a couple of Iron Butts with the shield and a few long trips. I keep it on all the time and still consider the Bonneville to be a "naked."
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Old 06-26-2012, 05:29 PM   #185
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I guess the quarter-fairing on my FZ1 doesn't really qualify it as completely naked, but it's close, and it sure is a great bike for touring...







Hmmm...I think I know that bike.
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Old 06-27-2012, 08:14 AM   #186
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Just did our father/brother's 4th annual summer trip. Again, on the Speed. Very little to not like about touring naked





Even in the rain & dirt roads it's not bad if you've got good gear on.




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Old 06-27-2012, 08:33 AM   #187
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Even in the rain & dirt roads it's not bad if you've got good gear on.


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Even water crossings. This was half way through an 18 mile forestry road that I thought was paved.





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Old 06-27-2012, 10:17 AM   #188
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Just did our father/brother's 4th annual summer trip. Again, on the Speed. Very little to not like about touring naked





Even in the rain & dirt roads it's not bad if you've got good gear on.




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Awesome looking ride!
What kind of cases are those and how do you have them mounted? I am planning a similar trip on my SV1000n and could use some solid luggage.
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Awesome looking ride!
What kind of cases are those and how do you have them mounted? I am planning a similar trip on my SV1000n and could use some solid luggage.
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Old 06-28-2012, 09:08 AM   #190
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Took a weekend trip to Morristown NJ to visit a college friend, this set up was great. And I agree completely, touring naked is a blast, plus you stay cooler in the hot temps. This shot is just as I was leaving my place...crappy cell phone picture though

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Old 06-28-2012, 03:42 PM   #191
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Took a weekend trip to Morristown NJ to visit a college friend, this set up was great. And I agree completely, touring naked is a blast, plus you stay cooler in the hot temps. This shot is just as I was leaving my place...crappy cell phone picture though


Nice CB1000, it has always been one of my favorites. Too bad they only offered it for 2 years here.
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Old 06-28-2012, 09:18 PM   #192
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Touring on a Naked is just a wonderful thing! I have no regrets at all, not with the 130 mile tank range, the excess face shield cleaning, the level of Plexus that I burn through...the leather jacket that looks like hell. It rattles and judders and shudders...and just plain sounds incredible.

I sold my GS off, bought the Monster.

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Old 06-28-2012, 09:22 PM   #193
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Forgot to mention: it works equally well on SS1k runs.



Although the cold is a bit of a...challenge.



(26 degrees on that run! 1048 miles, 18 hours. :loll )
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Old 06-28-2012, 09:25 PM   #194
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Very cool! /thumbsup!
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Old 06-28-2012, 09:33 PM   #195
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Love that photo - Oakhurst, CA ...

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