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Old 03-02-2012, 07:07 AM   #196
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My suggestion to Tall Man is to buy a Harley if you want to make sure you "fit in" and have a bike just like everyone else on the road.

Send him to me. I can help him either way and we have good coffee.
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Old 03-02-2012, 07:26 AM   #197
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They breathe, they vote, but they sure as hell can't read. Or comprehend.

OK, you win. I'll purchase a Triumph, or H-D, just because you think I should. Should I get the 1200 Explorer or the XR1200? What color is best?
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Old 03-02-2012, 07:28 AM   #198
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They breathe, they vote, but they sure as hell can't read. Or comprehend.

OK, you win. I'll purchase a Triumph, or H-D, just because you think I should. Should I get the 1200 Explorer or the XR1200? What color is best?
Get the Triumph, Harleys suck
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Old 03-02-2012, 07:45 AM   #199
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They breathe, they vote, but they sure as hell can't read. Or comprehend.

OK, you win. I'll purchase a Triumph, or H-D, just because you think I should. Should I get the 1200 Explorer or the XR1200? What color is best?
Get the XR1200 in white.

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Old 03-02-2012, 09:55 AM   #200
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Get the XR1200 in white.
I checked H-D's website, because I've only ever seen the XR1200X in white...at the dealership, and on the road, Even the homepage for the model on the factory website has it pictured in white. It was a surprise to learn that white isn't the only color. That said, I like white on the bike better than I do the other color ("Black Denim").
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Old 03-02-2012, 10:51 AM   #201
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This, too me, was the best color scheme.

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Old 03-02-2012, 12:19 PM   #202
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I wouldn't buy a race replica sport bike (GSXR, etc.) Something like a Bandit is about as "sporty" as I will ever go. I'm not likely to buy anything with a feet forward riding position either. I have rented a couple of them and I was worn out in a couple of hours from just trying to keep the wind from blowing my feet off the pegs. Give me something in the middle. The bikes I can think of with the ergos I like best are the BMW R1200RT and the Honda NT700V. My old DL1000 was really comfortable too - but I have had 4 new Suzukis and I just don't think I want another one for a while.
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Old 03-02-2012, 12:34 PM   #203
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Send him to me. I can help him either way and we have good coffee.
You get the sale and he gets the coffee. Sounds like a win/win situation.

I have been to some decent HD dealers around here. Not my thing, but they really have the dealership thing down pretty well. To me, dealerships are like dentists. I don't care how inviting it is, I just want to get in and out.
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Old 03-02-2012, 05:20 PM   #204
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First off, sweet Guzzi, but.....those poor, poor Daytonas.
Ridden hard by two very good riders. They may not be pretty, but they're durable and reliable and over a dozen years old. Here's one of them with a 1/2 fairing mod, awaiting paint:
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Old 03-03-2012, 01:41 AM   #205
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Ridden hard by two very good riders. They may not be pretty, but they're durable and reliable and over a dozen years old. Here's one of them with a 1/2 fairing mod, awaiting paint:
I dig it. Put some bedliner on it and call it a day.
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Old 03-03-2012, 02:26 AM   #206
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That's right.

These dunder heads can make fun of Harley and their dealers all they want. Fact is Harley is light years ahead of the other makes when it comes to professionalism at the dealership. The Jap bike dealers are still operating under the Moe's chainsaw and small engine repair shop business model and BMW aint far behind. What it really comes down to is Harley treats their product like a viable form of daily transportation and as such there shouldn't be alot of bullshit getting it fixed or parts in stock. Jap/BMW consider their product a toy for adults, so who gives a fuck if it takes us three weeks to fix it or get you a part, it's just a fucking toy.

its funny you should say that

this topic is about what bike would you not buy and a lot of people have come along and said brand x and most times its because of the dealer or service available

things have changed a lot since the old days and there is actually very few 'bad' bikes out there anymore

it comes down to service

back to my point , the HD importer in sydney was NFI along with ducati and a bunch of other brand of bikes and its true they were called NFI for a multitude of reasons ;)

it didnt matter what brand that you owned their parts counter was all the same NFI

fact is its all about service

service and depreciation are prime reasons for not buying a new bike
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Old 03-03-2012, 07:44 AM   #207
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I can think of all sorts of bikes I wouldn't own, but I'd happily take anything for a spin if someone tossed me the keys.
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Old 03-03-2012, 08:22 AM   #208
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I can think of all sorts of bikes I wouldn't own, but I'd happily take anything for a spin if someone tossed me the keys.
I'm with you, I'd enjoy RIDING almost anything, what I'd keep is another matter entirely..
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