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Old 11-03-2009, 06:48 PM   #61
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Its funny how opinions differ. I've been riding for 23+ years, and my K1200RS is definitely one of the best motorcycles I've ever purchased. Brakes, power, suspension, build quality, features -- hard to beat. Sometimes, when buying "used", you get a lemon. Perhaps you got one. The fact that you're on a bike with half the displacement would indicate to me that the K1200RS was just not the right machine for you.
Exactly, it really wasn't the bike's fault. It comes down to it wasn't a bike best suited for my needs. The thing looked great. I still love the way they look and LOVED that blue color. I could forgive most of its faults, but i just never got comfortable on it (even with all the bits adjusted), not enough leg room, and the riding position in general. I'm just much more comfortable on the little FZ6 and it fits my needs much more. So it ended up being more that the problems niggled me and the ergo issues just pushed me over the edge. Sad because i really wanted to like that bike.
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Old 11-03-2009, 06:54 PM   #62
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Yeah, 06 Triumph Speed Triple. I'm 6', 174 lbs, bike way too small. Have a K1200R now which is perfect!
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Old 11-03-2009, 07:06 PM   #63
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My first BMW R100RS - it was a 78 model that I bought in 1985. Rode off on it and thought, oh my, what have I done...

It was my first twin, first BMW, first shaft drive.

I learned to appreciate and understand it.

Have since owned 4 (RS models) - don't have one now but I still love 'em
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Old 11-03-2009, 09:14 PM   #64
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I did last year. Sold a really nice 78 RD400, thinking I wanted a bigger, more powerful bike. Ended up buying an 85 Suzuki GS1150. Long story short, the Suzuki turned out to be a huge POS. It didn't have the correct engine, the engine it did have had a bunch of mis-matched parts, wrong year carbs, etc. Ended up unloading it as soon as I got a title in my name from the DMV. I owned it a total of about 3 weeks, and every day I had to look at it in the garage I would think to myself, 'what have I done?' I lost a bunch of money on it, but I didn't care at that point. I just wanted it out of my garage!


I want my RD back!



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Old 11-03-2009, 10:59 PM   #65
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Went to the local giant bike shop two months ago to buy a 2009 Honda 750 V-twin Aero as a counterpoint to my BMW XMoto. But, right next to it was a leftover 2007 Suzuki SV1000S with 1 mile on the clock. Ended up with the SV which now has 3k miles on it and is a wonderful machine. Plus, Honda just released info on the 2010 750 Aero. It now has fuel injection and a black out paint scheme that I really like. I would have been pi$$ed with the 2009 Aero with the improved model showing up so soon after purchase. The old style carb was a real drawback for me (6000 foot elevation change in my local riding area).
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Old 11-04-2009, 05:42 AM   #66
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The closest I ever came to owning a POS was my 99KLR. It was in decent shape, but poor brakes, low power, and weak suspension made me sell it after only about 3000 miles.

Besides, I had an R1100GS at the time, and it could do most of what the KLR could, and a lot more otherwise.

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Old 11-04-2009, 06:12 AM   #67
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When from a Vee Strom to a KLR650. As soon as I started the engine and began moving I thought WTF did I do.
But as days, weeks, months went by, I really starting loving it and consider it the best bike for my current budget.
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Old 11-04-2009, 09:40 AM   #68
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Old 11-04-2009, 10:21 AM   #69
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My 2009 Tiger. There is nothing really wrong with the bike, other than finding a windshield I can deal with. But to me it's kind of uninspiring to ride. I was on a VFR750 before that, and I couldn't wait to ride it.

Compared to the VFR, the Tiger has no soul.

In my opinion................

I'll probably end up selling it next year.
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Old 11-04-2009, 10:41 AM   #70
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A 1983 GS1150GS.

I should have known better as the kid I bought it off of stunk and his garage looked like a slaughterhouse.

On the way home the mirror fell off.
In a week the CDI went, the clutch went.
The bike understeered so bad I avoided corners.
Then multi electrical issues, not a dull moment.

Final straw was the new CDI went.
Sold it for half the price to a dragracer.

Never had a Susuckie after that.

Oh, and maybe my H1 that caught on fire, but at least insurance paid for it
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Old 11-04-2009, 01:26 PM   #71
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bought a mid 90s honda 750 nighthawk.
most boring bike i ever owned.
sold it quickly & bought my strom.
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Old 11-04-2009, 01:28 PM   #72
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The closest I ever came to owning a POS was my 99KLR. It was in decent shape, but poor brakes, low power, and weak suspension made me sell it after only about 3000 miles.

Besides, I had an R1100GS at the time, and it could do most of what the KLR could, and a lot more otherwise.

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is that the black klr you did all those mods on?
if so, you spent way too much time & $ on a bike you did not like???
...at the time you wrote on klr650.net how much you liked it.
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Old 11-04-2009, 01:42 PM   #73
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That BMW K1 looks like something even Judge Dread wouldn't want to be seen on

They call the latest Race Replicas "Plastic Rockets" - But that heap must have started the name

I did make a bad mistake a couple of years back - A Kawasaki CSR 1000 LTD

It was a pile a pooh - it was a wreck, but did run. I travelled 200 miles into darkest, deepest Wales, through continual rain.....

As it took so long to get there, I thought "what the heck" and honoured the eBay deal - 800 Was gonna modify it - but sold it a few months later for 650



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Old 11-04-2009, 01:42 PM   #74
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Ducati 250. Bought it used from an individual. Rode it around town on the way home. Sold it the next day for $25 more than I paid for it.

The new owner called me a few days later to see if I'd be interested in buying it back. No.
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Old 11-04-2009, 02:02 PM   #75
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My first 'big bike', a 1988 FZX750 'baby vmax'. Couldn't handle, 80 miles to reserve, cut out in the rain constantly, kept blowing alternators.

Sucked balls.
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