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Old 08-04-2012, 09:01 PM   #406
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Old 08-04-2012, 09:08 PM   #407
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Old 08-04-2012, 09:14 PM   #408
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Old 08-05-2012, 08:17 AM   #409
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Old 08-05-2012, 12:24 PM   #410
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Old 08-05-2012, 12:42 PM   #411
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ps, I don't know where you live, but out here, a Rebel 250 on the freeways is nicknamed "roadkill".


OK buddy, we don't know where you live either, where the hell is "out here"????!








































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I agree with you that Teach'd be better off on a Scrambler.

Or possibly even one of the funky looking Scarvers; low seat, light weight, wide bars, nimble in traffic, solid on the freeway, ABS, looks only a motherf*cker could love...

The GF has one; it's either getting painted black, or traded in on a F800ST.

BTW, I'm on an '03 K1200GT; have a '98 K1200RS for sale, and before these two ST bikes, rode a R1100GS 'round the continent for 5 years.

After an epic 5 week Toronto-Vancouver ride in The Summer of Katrina through NYC, Tail of the Dragon, the Panhandle, LA, and up the coast, I arrived in Vangroovey, and but for lack of funds and season, would have happily hit Anchorage, then pointed my front wheel towards TDF.

STarted working, and buying lottery tickets.




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Old 08-05-2012, 01:58 PM   #412
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Do Laverdas count as sport tourers?



Now before you ridicule the amount of gear, I was carrying for someone else who had a sporty aprilia and no way of carrying much...

It even goes on dirt!




Am planning a 2 week trip soon having bought some super lightweight and compact camping gear. Hope it doesn't fall off again, this occasion being caught by Sleepy John, nearly took him out following behind! Have modded the rack now so it doesn't eject the load Lucky I had my Lavera carb adjuster with me...

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Old 08-05-2012, 02:10 PM   #413
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Old 08-05-2012, 05:44 PM   #414
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Lots of cool sport tourers in this thread.
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Old 08-05-2012, 06:29 PM   #415
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I usually see a bunch of riders around here,but they just go from bar to bar.Most of the bunch that I ride with can't go over 100 miles without stopping for something.When I start with them,I usually leave them and get some more miles in.I mean,how many Harley dealerships can you see...Once I get on the road,then the tourers show up...
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Old 08-06-2012, 12:25 AM   #416
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I believe it is the fact that there are inherent compromises that neither the "sport" group nor the "tour" group are really prepared to accept.

Many that are looking for the sport attributes complain that the sport tourers are too heavy and don't have a sophisticated enough suspension, yada, yada, bitch, moan, ad naseum. (they want a GSXR-1000 that does not make them sore in the morning).

Many of the touring folks want true recliner like seating position and the wind protection of a civic with its windows rolled halfway down, telephone, stereo, coffee maker, active radar, (most car-like ride possible). If Lazy-Boy actually made the motorcycle seat you might be able to sell an FJR to this group.

Just look at the ridiculous farce the FJR 1400 thread turned into.

The other thing is that the majority of riders don't actually ride that far. Just look at how many bikes on this "adventure" forum are sold inteh flea market with < than 10k miles.

I just bought a used Bandit 1250 that I have put a couple of "touring" accessories on. Mostly because I could not afford the FJR that I wanted.

My sportbike friends call it a fat, slow pig and my touring friends want to know how I can stand having my knees bent that far for more than an hour...yada yada...

But I can go out and hang with/have a good time with either group.

Me and the Bandit are going to go cover ~1200 miles on the long 4th of July weekend.
And if you tweak the suspension of that Bandit with Ohlins shock and Race Tech valves in the forks,
you can enjoy embarrassing mediocre GSXR 1000 riders on twisty roads.(Oh the ignominy, being held at bay by a rider on an "old man's" bike heh,heh)
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Old 08-06-2012, 12:06 PM   #417
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OK buddy, we don't know where you live either, where the hell is "out here"????!

Thanks for the heads up on that post, I haven't been following that thread:

For you doubters, I'm now about 3700 miles into a 4200 mile trip and still loving' it! I haven't even been killed once! I've even ridden freeway, just like I do at home, all the time.

I will concede the seat needs some work. I put on a Corbin, but still not quite doing it. I would also like to extend the highway bars out a bit further.

The power is fine, 70 mph on the freeway. I stay in the slow lane because I will lose some speed due to high headwinds and steep hills.

The bike is a great ambassador for riding. I've met a lot of women (and some men) who think the only bikes out there are big unwieldy looking things. They're encouraged to get into riding after seeing a smaller bike.

All I can say is:

Once you go Rebel, you never go back!

My bike is the Wee Beastie, small and mighty, he'll chew your face off.....

If he can catch up....



I agree with you that Teach'd be better off on a Scrambler.

Or possibly even one of the funky looking Scarvers; low seat, light weight, wide bars, nimble in traffic, solid on the freeway, ABS, looks only a motherf*cker could love...

The GF has one; it's either getting painted black, or traded in on a F800ST.

BTW, I'm on an '03 K1200GT; have a '98 K1200RS for sale, and before these two ST bikes, rode a R1100GS 'round the continent for 5 years.

After an epic 5 week Toronto-Vancouver ride in The Summer of Katrina through NYC, Tail of the Dragon, the Panhandle, LA, and up the coast, I arrived in Vangroovey, and but for lack of funds and season, would have happily hit Anchorage, then pointed my front wheel towards TDF.

STarted working, and buying lottery tickets.




I like long trips.
I like long trips too.
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Old 08-06-2012, 12:07 PM   #418
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For some reason my new post above showed up in the quote box, it's a new post.
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Old 08-06-2012, 12:56 PM   #419
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Don't make them anymore, but great for two up with the top box and side cases.



PS: nice new bike you have there Dan!
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Old 08-06-2012, 01:22 PM   #420
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Don't make them anymore, but great for two up with the top box and side cases.



PS: nice new bike you have there Dan!

Thanks, amigo!
And the RS is still one of my fave bikes ever.
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