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Old 02-01-2013, 07:22 PM   #2851
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I wish I wasn't 6'5"
I'm seriously thinking of getting one but wonder if its size is an issue. I'm about 6ft (34" in-seam).
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Old 02-01-2013, 07:25 PM   #2852
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Old 02-01-2013, 07:38 PM   #2853
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I'm seriously thinking of getting one but wonder if its size is an issue. I'm about 6ft (34" in-seam).
I haven't test ridden the street triple (though I REALLY want to) but it felt pretty comfortable when I sat on it and I'm 6'1"
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Old 02-02-2013, 02:09 PM   #2854
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Old 02-03-2013, 09:25 AM   #2855
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I'm seriously thinking of getting one but wonder if its size is an issue. I'm about 6ft (34" in-seam).
I have a 36" inseam and there is no way I could ride one for more than a few blocks without any discomfort, but then again I am also 6'6" and have long arms that really complicate matters. It's really made for "Normal " sized riders.
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Old 02-03-2013, 03:30 PM   #2856
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R100GS PD or R1200GSA (08-09)

What would you get between these two and why?
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Old 02-03-2013, 03:37 PM   #2857
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1982-83 harley fxr shovelhead. if i am going to have a vintage design i want it to truly be vintage. the fxr was never popular with the black vest do wrap crowd. bike of choice for the hells angels though.
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Old 02-03-2013, 03:56 PM   #2858
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Glad to see I'm not the only one with this "disease", as my friend's wife calls it. The R1200R has always been a favorite of mine too. Pure beauty in the shape and mechanics.
Having said that, it's too expensive. Then, they all are these days.
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Old 02-03-2013, 03:58 PM   #2859
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R100GS PD or R1200GSA (08-09)

What would you get between these two and why?
Hmmm.. I lusted after an R100GS for many years, and looked at a really nice red and white PD version once, but ended up with an '03 R1150GS instead. I got additional weight and a lot more complexity. I also got more power, FI, ABS, paralever and telelever suspension, better luggage (IMO), high watt alternator for running accessories, heated gear, etc.

Just depends on what's important to you. There's a lot to be said for the simplicity of the older BMWs, but in the real world and the riding that I tend to do, the latter bikes are better for what I really wanted.

I've resisted the temptation to try the later 1200 versions, but you'd loose some weight and gain some power over my '03. Again, it just depends on what you want. Even though the R100's are the predecessors of the 1100, 1150 and 1200 series, they are really very different bikes with very different capabilities, with the only similarity being the basic engine layout and the name on the tank. IMO, the only thing the R100 series offers is the simplicity and "cool" factor in certain circles.


With that said, I'd still take a nice PD.




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Old 02-03-2013, 03:59 PM   #2860
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For some time it's been the Street Triple. I will need to keep the Bandit for long range rides and I have a DR650 for the all terrain days. Yup. A Street Triple should cover the open base. Now for the $$$ part.
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Old 02-03-2013, 05:07 PM   #2861
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Old 02-03-2013, 05:53 PM   #2862
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Ever ride one? 25 hp. Maybe, on a good day.....

Either the Canadians had an incompetent procurement team or Triumph had the best sales department in the world. They managed to sell 1944 technology in 1964, and also got rid of all the obsolete parts they had left over from WWII.
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Old 02-03-2013, 06:01 PM   #2863
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Ever ride one? 25 hp. Maybe, on a good day.....

Either the Canadians had an incompetent procurement team or Triumph had the best sales department in the world. They managed to sell 1944 technology in 1964, and also got rid of all the obsolete parts they had left over from WWII.
Id hate to hear your opinion on Harley Davidson "technology"...
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Old 02-03-2013, 06:30 PM   #2864
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Nope, never rode one. It's in the Motorcyclepedia Museum and looks great.
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Old 02-04-2013, 01:11 AM   #2865
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I like DAKEZ's big Rokon. I bet donuts are easy.
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