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Old 02-19-2014, 01:49 PM   #256
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bmw dakar single, i couldn't believe how bad it was
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Old 02-19-2014, 03:47 PM   #257
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I think it was a suzuki 125 cruiser I rode when I took my MSF safety course to get my motorcycle endorsement . Pin the throttle and I swear it slowed down .
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Old 02-19-2014, 05:00 PM   #258
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During a Triumph demo day I got on a cruiser of some sort, either an America or maybe a Thunderbird, between rides on the Speed Triple and Daytona 675R. I don't think there was any way it could compare. Cruisers aren't my bag to begin with and this one was really s l o w.

Up there on the list would be a KTM SMT. I probably had too high of hopes for that one. It just seemed sterile and removed, too upright, too boring. The Superduke was a true blast, though, as was the Duke 690.
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Old 02-19-2014, 05:01 PM   #259
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Harley XR1200, Total let down, bubble was popped.
Why?
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Old 02-19-2014, 05:08 PM   #260
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bmw dakar single, i couldn't believe how bad it was
Whatever you do, don't ride a V-Strom... You will likely fall asleep.
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Old 02-19-2014, 05:12 PM   #261
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Harley XR1200, Total let down, bubble was popped.


I found the XR1200X to be exactly the opposite. The thing has personality in spades... But it needs to be RIDDEN! Keep the rpm's up or you will hate life on the XR.
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Old 02-19-2014, 06:56 PM   #262
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2008 Fatboy, rode one on a demo day and was not impressed.
Very agricultural in fit, finish and performance.
Turned me off HD's altogether, which may have been a blessing in disguise..
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Me and my bud ride together on occassion. He has a 2010 fat boy and I a 2007 Hammer. He asked to swap bikes and so we did. He got off the Hammer with a big ol' smile on his face. "Dang this bike is so fun!" I was so disappointed with the fat boy I didnt know what to say. It was about as much fun as an old underpowered riding lownmoer. I had to resort to "Seems like a nice bike".
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Old 02-19-2014, 07:32 PM   #263
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BSA 250 Starfire. Even when the engine exploded in a oil and shrapnel spray at 45 mph [top speed] , it was boring.
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Old 02-19-2014, 08:10 PM   #264
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Me and my bud ride together on occassion. He has a 2010 fat boy and I a 2007 Hammer. He asked to swap bikes and so we did. He got off the Hammer with a big ol' smile on his face. "Dang this bike is so fun!" I was so disappointed with the fat boy I didnt know what to say. It was about as much fun as an old underpowered riding lownmoer. I had to resort to "Seems like a nice bike".
That was pretty close to my reply to the salesman when I got back...
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Old 02-19-2014, 08:58 PM   #265
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boring?

Was I bored for the ten years I rode my BMW R75/5 all over the U.S. and Canada? Was it boring to ride fire roads for days in the Rockies then 80 mph on the freeways all day loaded heavy with my stuff? My permanent address was BMW Motorcycle. How bored was I that I didn't get to do more than oil change and tune ups for years. I guess that was boring
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Old 02-24-2014, 02:41 AM   #266
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Honda Pacific Coast. Strictly a demo ride, never even considered buying it - you couldn't have GIVEN me one, then or now. However I would like to have a DVD of the damn thing buzzing down the road; it would be great to help me get to sleep.
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Old 02-24-2014, 08:31 AM   #267
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Was I bored for the ten years I rode my BMW R75/5 all over the U.S. and Canada? Was it boring to ride fire roads for days in the Rockies then 80 mph on the freeways all day loaded heavy with my stuff? My permanent address was BMW Motorcycle. How bored was I that I didn't get to do more than oil change and tune ups for years. I guess that was boring
Too bad they couldn't improve it much. I had an R75\5, but couldn't keep it running around town with the wimpy alternator, and that clunky 4 speed.

Next bike was an r65LS, besides boring it got pretty crappy mileage for a 650, and was a real snoozer on the road. It was also very unreliable, with rear main seal, wheel paint coming off, open circuit on the armature, diode boards and tranny problems before 40k. Pressed on to 80k miles, but dumped it as soon as I got my first k100rs which was not only faster and more reliable, but got better mileage too.

Oh yeah, couldn't keep the battery charged on the r65 in town too. No problem if you have a house with a heated garage and battery tender though.
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Old 02-25-2014, 06:48 AM   #268
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Pretty much just this one. Even when I was small these were boring.

Ha!
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Old 02-25-2014, 11:16 AM   #269
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I had a GL1800 that was at the wrong end of the excitement spectrum. Aside from hauling my wife, who isn't boring, and keeping you guessing about what the transmission would do next, it got pretty boring.
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Old 02-26-2014, 08:24 AM   #270
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My buddies Honda Valkyrie. It was kind of gutless unless you were running 4000 rpm or better, handled OK on interstates but was a pig on two lane roads and at parking lot speeds. It was almost as bad as the Honda 750 ACE he owned previously..
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