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Old 07-17-2012, 04:45 PM   #376
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Well said. Nicely set up bike too!
Thanks! After many tours of packing too much or too little, I've finally found a setup that works for the 7- day or less stuff I do.
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Old 07-18-2012, 08:19 AM   #377
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I used to just take the sport bike and tour. But now I will be riding the ST1300 for the long hauls.
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Old 07-18-2012, 01:03 PM   #378
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Awesome machine. I know it only has a 3 gallon tank but I'd pretend to sport tour on that bike any day.

I had this bike for 500 miles. Fast? Not really. Limited by 5 speeds IMHO. Handled pretty well though. Just wish I was 20 when I got it, not late 30's. It can be a "sport-tourer" since it is a sportster, and well... you could tour on it with bags and a screen.
To answer the question about why he doesn't see many sport touring bikes, I would guess maybe it is where you ride. I see plenty here in MD. HD's too... of course (I have 2 HD's). I do some decent mileage on my Thruxton, but I would not consider it a ST bike.
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Old 07-21-2012, 01:53 PM   #379
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Sport touring the Gaspè Peninsula today,



Damn, it sucks having ground clearance and power with the willingness to test the limits.

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Old 07-21-2012, 08:35 PM   #380
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Sport touring the Gaspè Peninsula today,



Damn, it sucks having ground clearance and power with the willingness to test the limits.

This is, by far, one of my favourite places to visit. Hotel-Motel Surprise in Percé is especially nice, if you're looking for a place to stay. Awesome views of the Rocher at sunrise.
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Old 07-22-2012, 03:59 PM   #381
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It's too straight and level.



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Old 07-29-2012, 05:03 PM   #382
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this was at the museum today. they braved the scattered shower forecast and took a ride down from Cooperstown area.

919 with VFR bags using modified Givi brackets and a Russell seat.

he says the 919 can get past a car real quick when he needs to pass.

I'd be on this like white on rice.

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Old 07-29-2012, 05:25 PM   #383
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I agree with the "boring to ride unless you go fast" comment. I rode a K12GT for two years and got too many speeding tickets and often found myself riding above my skill level.

All the plastic is also a turn off for many. Now I ride an 1100 Cali EV Touring, exposed air cooled engine, shaft drive, tubless wire wheels, lighter and faster than a Harley but still looks like a classic retro motorcycle.
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Old 07-29-2012, 05:47 PM   #384
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I agree with the "boring to ride unless you go fast" comment. I rode a K12GT for two years and got too many speeding tickets and often found myself riding above my skill level.
I felt that way about my RT at first. Compared to riding my previous GS, 80 mph felt like 60. But now that I'm used to the bike, I can enjoy it at semi-legal speeds.
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Old 07-29-2012, 06:04 PM   #385
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I like mine. A few mods and she is good to go the distance.
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Old 07-29-2012, 06:15 PM   #386
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My knees bother me more and more on long rides these days. My next bike will not have a sport riding position.
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Old 07-30-2012, 05:14 AM   #387
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It's too straight and level.




Nice looking road!
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Old 07-30-2012, 05:15 AM   #388
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My knees bother me more and more on long rides these days. My next bike will not have a sport riding position.
I'm frankly a little surprised my knees don't bother me more.
I'm no spring chicken and certainly not the most flexible guy ever born. But the FJR, even though it tucks my legs in pretty well, hasn't bothered me yet.
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Old 07-31-2012, 07:38 AM   #389
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Old 07-31-2012, 04:37 PM   #390
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I'm frankly a little surprised my knees don't bother me more.
I'm no spring chicken and certainly not the most flexible guy ever born. But the FJR, even though it tucks my legs in pretty well, hasn't bothered me yet.
Once you actually leave your block, they will

After about 250mi`s my did on mine 07 FJR & just let them hang for awhile .
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