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Old 02-07-2014, 11:14 AM   #166
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Suzuki DL-1000.
after 1000 miles, I knew it wasn't going to grow on me and 2 days later it was replaced. I was smiling from ear to ear on my Multistrada 1200.
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Old 02-07-2014, 11:16 AM   #167
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on second thought - GL1500. The refrigerator of the motorcycle world.
Hey, they're not so bad. Try riding a 1500 mile 5-day weekend while wrestling a borrowed GL1500, in the Smokies, the whole time with the thing trying to pitch you off and refusing to corner because, as you only discover after finally getting back home, the left fork pissed all its oil out because of a loose drain bolt that somehow managed to leak without getting fork oil all over everything. Oh, and it's your first time piloting a half-ton motorcycle, too.

A good ride, that? No. But boring? Not even close.
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Old 02-07-2014, 11:57 AM   #168
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Hey, they're not so bad. Try riding a 1500 mile 5-day weekend while wrestling a borrowed GL1500, in the Smokies, the whole time with the thing trying to pitch you off and refusing to corner because, as you only discover after finally getting back home, the left fork pissed all its oil out because of a loose drain bolt that somehow managed to leak without getting fork oil all over everything. Oh, and it's your first time piloting a half-ton motorcycle, too.

A good ride, that? No. But boring? Not even close.
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Old 02-07-2014, 01:15 PM   #169
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I had a new Bonneville for about two weeks when I realized I was Job Bluth.


Super boring old man bike. Not my thing.
I like the America and Speedie because of the different crank and the sound/feel it makes.

But the Bonneville was a snoozefest. Also, the vibes from the engine put my junk to sleep. So, that was no-bueno.

Sold it to a very happy 60+ year old guy who was just happy he didn't have to tickle the "anal" carbs and kick it over.
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Old 02-07-2014, 01:16 PM   #170
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Old 02-07-2014, 01:26 PM   #171
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The BMW 650 single cylinder loaner from the dealer while my 2008 R1200R was being serviced. Zzzzzzzzz
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Old 02-07-2014, 02:29 PM   #172
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Ninja 250... They say how great a beginners bike they are, but i think they produce one bike and done riders because of the no frills, no thrills package.
I doubt many people climb atop a Ninja 250 expecting frills and thrills...? I know only two "one bike and done" riders, and they both scared themselves silly on high-displacement bikes, e.g. superman into a parked car, and decided riding wasn't for them.

My VFR is just boring enough for me. :shrug:
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Old 02-07-2014, 03:09 PM   #173
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2003 ST1300 for me as well. It was my dream bike and it took some convincing for my wife to approve the purchase. Sadly it was not worth the effort. Good bike, but had no sole and man was that thing heavy. The few times my wife went riding with me just wasn't as enjoyable as I thought it should be. Parking lot speeds while two up was nerve racking. After having some kids the bike just wasn't being ridden enough so we parted ways with it. I was a little sad about it at first, then I realized I would buy another one if I had to do it over. I'm now waiting to take delivery of my 13' Multistrada GT. That bikes got soul in spades.
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Old 02-07-2014, 03:29 PM   #174
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Haven't had time here at work to read all of the replies but will add a +1 to anyone who might have said there is no such thing as a boring motorcycle.

If a rider is bored with a bike, it's not the bikes fault. Learn how to wheelie, take it somewhere it wasn't designed to go, ride naked, whatever it takes... Including getting rid of it for something else. Just don't blame the motorcycle for your shortcomings....




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Old 02-07-2014, 04:06 PM   #175
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I doubt many people climb atop a Ninja 250 expecting frills and thrills...?
I got a demo ride one year at Vintage Ohio on a Kawi Ninja 250. I did not expect thrills & chills, (coming off my own liter bike), plus I well remembered the 250's of yesteryear. The demo ride leader stopped by the 250 & said "keep it right about here…" then he tapped the 12,000 RPM point on the dash. OK, I thought…if it blows up I'm just following orders! I guarantee I was NOT bored! Over the next half hour in rural Ohio I rediscovered the joys of flogging a small, light, bike to within an inch of it's life. I had a ball. If there had been 250s like that when I was 17 I doubt I would have made it to 18.
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Old 02-07-2014, 08:13 PM   #176
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GOLDWING!!! Gawd those things suck. Put 1000 miles on riding to snoozeville and back.
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Old 02-07-2014, 08:22 PM   #177
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In the early 90s I had an 81 Kawasaki LTD 550 in pretty decent shape. A co-worker bought a average condition 76 Honda CB550. Compared to the Kaw that thing was a turd. At the time I liked the styling, the power and the ride of the Kaw much better.

Besides that bike the Honda Rebels I rode when teaching motorcycle safety were pretty bland.

That said riding ANY bike can't really be called boring.
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Old 02-07-2014, 08:30 PM   #178
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Old 02-07-2014, 08:32 PM   #179
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Kawaska 100 or something like that. Oh my stop it
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Old 02-07-2014, 08:37 PM   #180
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Went from a Duc Monster and BMW R 60/5 to a "99 Kawi Concours. Good solid bike. Top heavy, just boring in comparison to either of the others. Replaced by a Drifter. Much more fun, and put me on the road to ruin. Now on a Sport Glide HD. Just as comfortable, much easier to work on, and loads more fun!
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