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Old 07-03-2012, 05:50 AM   #106
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Hmm. It's defined by too short sleeves, fall badly, and crumple in weird places? Then, no thanks.
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Old 07-03-2012, 08:39 AM   #107
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Actually, you could just about be describing me a lot of the time. Guess I'm a sport coat.
Hmmm. What about getting clothes that actually fit?

I'm more a t-shirt or sometimes polo shirt kind of guy. Work at a company with a "we don't have no stinking suits" attitude ...
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Old 07-03-2012, 09:58 AM   #108
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How's your back on the FJR? Or have you gotten past those issues?
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Old 07-03-2012, 10:04 AM   #109
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How's your back on the FJR? Or have you gotten past those issues?
My back's not a huge issue anymore, Chuck. I've learned to work around it and baby it by sleeping differently, stretching, etc.
The slight lean on the FJR is actually good for my back, much better than leaning back, which puts way too much stress on my lower discs (one reason I could never own a cruiser).
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Old 07-03-2012, 11:48 AM   #110
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My back's not a huge issue anymore, Chuck. I've learned to work around it and baby it by sleeping differently, stretching, etc.
The slight lean on the FJR is actually good for my back, much better than leaning back, which puts way too much stress on my lower discs (one reason I could never own a cruiser).
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Old 07-03-2012, 11:50 AM   #111
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Does anyone have experience of the Triumph Sprint RS?
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Old 07-03-2012, 02:28 PM   #112
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Here is my sport tourer. I just put on 3600 miles visiting both the gulf coast and the east coast.

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Old 07-03-2012, 08:07 PM   #113
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I guess I consider the RT a sport tourer because it has removable hard bags, isn't as large as the LT or a Wing and handles very well with a decent motor.
My brother has an R1200RT and I consider it as much a sport tourer as my ST1100.
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Old 07-03-2012, 08:46 PM   #114
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They are effective for multi-day road races, provided you don't crash in the process?
Hmm.. wondering if you realize that the #5 finisher in the posted IBA list had a fatal accident two weeks ago.........
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I do. The fatal accident was during a 24hr rally based here in Mpls. I had lunch with a good friend of his, and past rally competitor today, in fact. We talked about it a bit again today, since he was just at the memorial service.

Sobering. Sad. Unfortunate. Avoidable? I dunno. But there was big group of DNFs at the bottom of that list, a couple of those were local riders whom I've met. A fatality in Oregon during a rally last year... Overall, pretty shitty odds for events put on by a group devoted to 'promoting the sport of safe long distance riding'.
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They aren't cool. I bought my R1150RT mainly because it was a deal that I couldn't pass up. But the damn thing suits my riding perfectly.
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Here is my sport tourer. I just put on 3600 miles visiting both the gulf coast and the east coast.

Ain't nothing wrong with that!
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I do. The fatal accident was during a 24hr rally based here in Mpls. I had lunch with a good friend of his, and past rally competitor today, in fact. We talked about it a bit again today, since he was just at the memorial service.

Sobering. Sad. Unfortunate. Avoidable? I dunno. But there was big group of DNFs at the bottom of that list, a couple of those were local riders whom I've met. A fatality in Oregon during a rally last year... Overall, pretty shitty odds for events put on by a group devoted to 'promoting the sport of safe long distance riding'.
Which is why I really don't like long distance competition.
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Old 07-04-2012, 01:13 PM   #119
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Why no mention of...

I don't have a sport tour, but I sure want one. Other then the brief talk of MG Norge1200 and Suzuki GSX1250FA. No one talks or brings up Triumph Sprint GT, BMW K1300S or even the Yamaha FZ1. I would (and will soon) pick up one of these to tour on. We have great roads and places to see around MD. Plus they are all fairly good if not great at two up. Just wish there was a MG dealer closer then PA. Not for support, we have two dealers around here who are authorized to work and sell them, they just don't carry them. I just want to put a leg over one and see how it fits. I'm 6'2" at 230. I am curious though. Couldn't ANY bike be a sport tour? Not going by industry standards but personal preference. I'm not saying, just saying...
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Old 07-04-2012, 01:23 PM   #120
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I don't have a sport tour, but I sure want one. Other then the brief talk of MG Norge1200 and Suzuki GSX1250FA. No one talks or brings up Triumph Sprint GT, BMW K1300S or even the Yamaha FZ1. I would (and will soon) pick up one of these to tour on. We have great roads and places to see around MD. Plus they are all fairly good if not great at two up. Just wish there was a MG dealer closer then PA. Not for support, we have two dealers around here who are authorized to work and sell them, they just don't carry them. I just want to put a leg over one and see how it fits. I'm 6'2" at 230. I am curious though. Couldn't ANY bike be a sport tour? Not going by industry standards but personal preference. I'm not saying, just saying...
If it's sporty and you tour on it, it's a sport tourer.
I mean, yeah, you're absolutely right. The Norge is a perfect example of a factory sport tourer and the Bandit is one of the most underrated bikes made and perfectly suited for touring.
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