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Old 05-21-2012, 06:55 PM   #121
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Then I called my insurance company! More than $1K a year for a bike that is 10 years old seems ridiculous. Maybe when I'm older....
Happened with me too. To be fair I only got a few quotes, not shopping all the companies. Ended up buying an FZ1 that cost just a little more than my previous bike to insure. Makes no sense but whatev haha
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Old 05-25-2012, 07:02 AM   #122
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My Blackbird cost me $65 to insure for the whole year.
With no claims, no moving vilation in the last 6 yrs. same insurnce co. for over 16 yrs.
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Old 05-25-2012, 09:11 AM   #123
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I've been with the same Insurance co. for the last five years, too, but I had a claim last year with my S3 accident. I think that, combined with my age (30 yrs. old), set off the red flag. I have all my cars and bikes registered with the insurance co. though. Right now, it is about $500/yr. for my SV1000n. Maybe I should shop around some more...
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Old 05-27-2012, 08:34 PM   #124
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Just completed a 2 day, 1150+ mile trip on mine. This might be the Perfect sport touring ride...
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Old 05-28-2012, 06:35 AM   #125
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Just completed a 2 day, 1150+ mile trip on mine. This might be the Perfect sport touring ride...

On a stock saddle.... Damn, that would kill me. I can ride for about 6 hrs on mine if I take a break every couple of hours. 350 mile days are possible, but 550+ mile days?

Now that my kids have expressed an interest in riding with me, I'm thinking about if I want to spend some money on making the XX more comfortable for longer two-up rides or get a clean FJR.
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Old 05-28-2012, 07:15 AM   #126
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Just completed a 2 day, 1150+ mile trip on mine. This might be the Perfect sport touring ride...
sweet!

where did you go?

I'm transitioning from an R1150R and am finding that increasing distances are strengthening core muscles and decreasing weariness - still may add the mini lift kit for the bars...

did 260 miles last weekend and I'm ready to push 400 - meet you at Thunder Bay Ontario? (1/2 way 'tween CO & CT)
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Old 05-28-2012, 03:54 PM   #127
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On a stock saddle.... Damn, that would kill me. I can ride for about 6 hrs on mine if I take a break every couple of hours. 350 mile days are possible, but 550+ mile days?

Now that my kids have expressed an interest in riding with me, I'm thinking about if I want to spend some money on making the XX more comfortable for longer two-up rides or get a clean FJR.
I was the same. Spent $20 on a piece of sheepskin and can now do 12 hour days on the stock seat. Amazing difference and the best bang for the buck mod I've ever done.
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Old 05-28-2012, 03:58 PM   #128
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I lament the X-11: I never had a chance to get to know you becasue of the crazy politcs of the world we live in,.
I talked to a Honda Canada rep in 2001-2002 (?) and he didn't even knwow aht the X-11 was!

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Old 05-28-2012, 06:06 PM   #129
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sweet!

where did you go?

I'm transitioning from an R1150R and am finding that increasing distances are strengthening core muscles and decreasing weariness - still may add the mini lift kit for the bars...

did 260 miles last weekend and I'm ready to push 400 - meet you at Thunder Bay Ontario? (1/2 way 'tween CO & CT)
Sounds good!

I went from Denver to Tucson over 2 days. I'm thinking about taking 3 days to go home....
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Old 05-28-2012, 06:10 PM   #130
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On a stock saddle.... Damn, that would kill me. I can ride for about 6 hrs on mine if I take a break every couple of hours. 350 mile days are possible, but 550+ mile days?

Now that my kids have expressed an interest in riding with me, I'm thinking about if I want to spend some money on making the XX more comfortable for longer two-up rides or get a clean FJR.
I hear you. Surprisingly, my arse loves the stock saddle. No monkey butt whatsoever. Sore wrists? Oh yeah. Not as bad as I was expecting however. The Heli Bars work pretty well.

My big day, yesterday, was 647 miles. Honestly, I don't feel any worse for wear than if I had done it on my Tiger.
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Old 05-29-2012, 09:12 PM   #131
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I just picked mine up on a fly-n-ride this past weekend. I drove from Baltimore back to the MS gulfcoast and I can tell you, the stock seat sucks. It's got risers and peg lowers, no issues there but that seat has to go. I'm looking for a replacement seat but not sure who I should choose from. Also, my choices are somewhat narrow for an older bike, I find that there are many to choose from anymore.
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Old 05-30-2012, 04:42 AM   #132
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I just picked mine up on a fly-n-ride this past weekend. I drove from Baltimore back to the MS gulfcoast and I can tell you, the stock seat sucks. It's got risers and peg lowers, no issues there but that seat has to go. I'm looking for a replacement seat but not sure who I should choose from. Also, my choices are somewhat narrow for an older bike, I find that there are many to choose from anymore.
I have a used Corbin headed my way, mostly because I wanted a pillion back rest, but I don't think they still make them. You might find that having the stock saddle rebuilt and re-upholstered to your specs is the way to go.
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Old 05-31-2012, 05:43 AM   #133
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I just picked mine up on a fly-n-ride this past weekend. I drove from Baltimore back to the MS gulfcoast and I can tell you, the stock seat sucks. It's got risers and peg lowers, no issues there but that seat has to go. I'm looking for a replacement seat but not sure who I should choose from. Also, my choices are somewhat narrow for an older bike, I find that there are many to choose from anymore.
If you watch the dedicated XX forums you'll find used Corbins come up pretty regularly. I just sold one a couple weeks ago.

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Old 05-31-2012, 10:57 AM   #134
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Contevita, I have one that is available. PM me if you're interested.

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Old 05-31-2012, 07:23 PM   #135
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