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Old 04-01-2012, 08:25 AM   #46
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In order of how much they get ridden after the GS:

07 Aprilia Tuono R
02 Moto Guzzi LeMans
07 Husky TE250
74 Norton Commando Roadster

Works in progress. (seemingly a very long progress...)

69 Triumph Bonneville
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Old 04-01-2012, 08:54 AM   #47
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My choice....1999 KTM 640LC4e. If you are looking for something that is an absolute blast to ride on the back roads, this bike will do it. At 300 lbs and 50+hp with unlimited cornering clearance, I am noticeably quicker thru my favorite set of twisties on this bike compared to my '02 GS Adventure. It has been a very reliable and easy to work on bike for me. With the Pirelli Scorpions for the street and a set of knobbies for the dirt, you can enjoy the best of both worlds.

Good luck with whatever bike you choose.
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Old 04-01-2012, 10:09 AM   #48
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Old 04-01-2012, 10:19 AM   #49
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HD FXDF... The GS is my daily rider, and my touring/off road bike. but the HD is my blast around town, short day trips bike...
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Old 04-01-2012, 10:21 AM   #50
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I'm thinking about getting a 2nd smaller / lighter bike mainly for shorter rides that would be fun on curvy country roads (yeah the GS is also fun on curvy country roads, but this is my story that I told the wife and I'm sticking to it ).

Here's my short list:
  • Norton Commando 850 MKIII (I'm afraid of the the older right hand shift models )
  • R1100S - not sure if this would feel a lot different that the GS
  • Triumph Street Triple
Any suggestions / opinions on these or other bikes? Thanks!
My idea is not for lighter, but larger and heavier. My other ride is a Goldwing.

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Old 04-01-2012, 11:22 AM   #51
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Other than our GS's we have choice of:

the famous Yamaha TW200...they really are as much fun as they look. Roadholding is superb!

BMW R1100RSL...it's just so classic...faster than the 1150GS...better gas mileage.

Honda TL250 Trials...everyone should own a Trials bike.

What do I hanker after?:

Harley Davidson 1200 Sportster Roadster
Triumph New Bonneville Scrambler
Something with a sidecar
1962 Manx Norton 30M (without a dream a man is dead).
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Old 04-01-2012, 11:27 AM   #52
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I own a 2012 ADV 5 Nortons one being a 980cc stroker I built, 75 900 Desmo, KTm SM,GAS GAS Trials bike and R100s BMW so buy what you like The old bikes are a blast
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Old 04-01-2012, 12:19 PM   #53
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Old 04-01-2012, 12:42 PM   #54
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It changes over time, but currently it's an '06 Ninja 250 for both myself (commuter and all around fun) and my daughter who takes the BRC in a couple of weeks.



I'm in the process of locating an airhead as another alternate bike.
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Old 04-01-2012, 01:30 PM   #55
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Old 04-01-2012, 02:17 PM   #56
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Old 04-01-2012, 03:07 PM   #57
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When I had my 09' GSA I decided I needed another bike for the mix.....went with a Ducati Hypermotard. Not bad, but I found that I'd rather be on the GSA for much of the time, either wanting to have the option of exploring a back road or enjoying the comfort of wind protection and perfect fuel injection of the GSA. The Hyper wanted to put me in jail most of the time. Now with a 2012 GSA I have a 2011 KTM 530 EXC as the compliment, and it works pretty well. Pavement and light exploring (90% of the time) I use the GSA, and for the pure off road stuff I use the KTM. Unfortunately around here in SC I don't have much pure off road to explore legally and it is quite the haul to the OHV parks. Would be a perfect match if I lived in Colorado or Utah for sure.
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Old 04-01-2012, 03:26 PM   #58
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In order of how much they get ridden after the GS:

07 Aprilia Tuono R
02 Moto Guzzi LeMans
07 Husky TE250
74 Norton Commando Roadster

Works in progress. (seemingly a very long progress...)

69 Triumph Bonneville
64 Norton Atlas
Dan-M,

How do you like your Commando? Does it require a lot of wrenching time to keep it on the road?

Thanks,

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Old 04-01-2012, 03:44 PM   #59
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My other bike is a F800R. It's a blast to ride in thet city.

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Old 04-01-2012, 04:25 PM   #60
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Pic of my K1600 GT. I love this and my GS equally.
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