Bikes you must own at least once

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by Jimmy the Heater, Apr 26, 2013.

  1. 8lives

    8lives Dharma Bum

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  2. DELTATANGO

    DELTATANGO Motorcyclist and Dog Walk

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    I didn't read the whole thread so sorry if this is a repeat.

    CR500

    If you couldn't wheelie before you had it you sure as Hell could after you had it. You will wheelie.
  3. 8lives

    8lives Dharma Bum

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    Those CR's show up all the time for sale and I feel like I need to own 1 before I check out so I can chime in and say"ya it was fast"
  4. FlowBee

    FlowBee Just me.

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    A Guzzi twin, preferably from the pre-Aprilia years. Character. Or something. Weirdly addictive.

    A cheap, smallish japanese dual purpose bike. See how the other 6 billion live.

    A Honda sport-tourer to show you how Spock's father would design a bike: completely devoid of emotion.

    Something high-strung with short maintenance intervals from central or southern Europe. Like a hot red-headed girlfriend with expensive tastes.

    A BMW 1200 GS or a KTM 1200 ADV, just so you can hang out with the cool kids and sip lattes.

    A Harley. Just so you can say BTDT, STFU.
  5. Gham

    Gham Long timer

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    Don't care for the bars,but the rest is very nice:clap .......I love/hate those bikes.:lol3
  6. Rabon

    Rabon Been here awhile

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    I am surprised at the amount of fear the cr 500 generates with no mention of the Suzuki Cyclone. :rofl
  7. anotherguy

    anotherguy Long timer

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    There are many more CR500s out there compared to Suzuki Cyclones. But I've ridden both and the Suzy was a right scary ride. The CR is actually rather civilized excluding the '86. But I've been riding open classers since the '70s.

    Oh and add this to that list.

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  8. OneEffinName

    OneEffinName Been here awhile

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    Anyone post a Kawasaki Triple yet? If you haven't broken your tail bone, arm and a leg on this one, then the CR500 is for you...
  9. Dynamick

    Dynamick Flying Monkey

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    So many bikes out there. I've been trying to ride as many engine styles I can.
    Thumpers: 1 cylinder
    Twins: Parallel, V, L and Boxer
    Triples
    Four Cylinder: Inline, Flat and V
    Flat Six

    Regardless of make but if you decide to try a Sportster try any and then try a 1998 XL1200S :evil
  10. springfieldboston

    springfieldboston Adventurer

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    gotta have a eight foot beast called the Valkyrie.
  11. WeazyBuddha

    WeazyBuddha Carbon-Based Humanoid

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    I started on a TM250, evil, evil bike. Definitely a bike never to be owned.
  12. CaptainCrunch

    CaptainCrunch Been here awhile

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    It's funny that even in my limited experience, I've thrown a leg over a few of these. Yamaha XS650, KE100, Vespa, Yamaha Seca-UJM-thing, Airhead. I just bought the BMW 2 weeks ago after not having a bike since my teens because I wanted an excuse to sit in the garage and drink beer all weekend.

    I think the best way to break this down is by categories. I know my answers aren't everybody's answers, but I like the category thing so Imma roll with it.

    Something small, nimble, and friendly: Honda Cub or Vespa
    Something small, nimble, with a Napoleon Complex: Yamaha RD350
    Something terrifying: Kawasaki H1 or H2
    Something huge and cruiser-ey: 1965 Electra-Glide (last year for the Panhead)
    Something from Milwaukee: Harley XR1200
    Something built to get filthy: Yamaha YZ250 - an old crummy one, with bumblebee paint
    Something amazingly sorted and sensible: Honda VFR750
    Something that eggs you on to do silly/stupid things: early KTM Duke
    Something tempermental, absurd, and Italian: S4R Monster or 900SS
    Something UJM: Kawasaki Z1
    Something to get on and just go: BMW airhead
    Something British: Yamaha XS650 :wink:
  13. plugeye

    plugeye mc caregiver

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    road warrior
  14. conchscooter

    conchscooter Long timer

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    I can't see getting too specific on models.

    A Harley
    A Ducati or a Guzzi
    A BMW
    A four cylinder Japanese UJM type
    A classic bike, something from the 1970s if you are older or 80s if you are younger.
    A two stroke powered cycle street or dirt.
    A scooter, maybe a modern one is more representative than the two stroke Vespas.
  15. Dilligaf0220

    Dilligaf0220 Miserablist

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    A Harley...any Hardley. Just to get it over with and finally know what an over hyped piece of garbage they actually are.

    Honda Ruckus. Because it's fun passing Hardley's on the outside of corners in Chuck Taylor's with Chinese take out strapped on the back.

    Kwack ZX-Ten...because if you haven't ridden a modern Literbike on the street...you probably like Hardley's & GS's. This bike is the CR Five Hundred for the street, especially the Oh-Five Gen I...wailing siren of Satan constantly tempting you until the Po-Po take your license away.

    ZRex -- The UJM your mind thinks was bikes in the Eighties.
  16. baldman1

    baldman1 Been here awhile

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    1982 Kawasaki Eddie Lawson Replica R1
    Suzuki RG500
    Yamaha RZ350 and RZ500
    Yamaha RD400F
    Kawasaki H1 triple
    Honda CBX
    Ducati 916
    Honda XR500
  17. Cat0020

    Cat0020 El cheapo

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    Has anyone mentioned a maxi-scoot?

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    Twist-n-go, triple digit speed capable, plenty of underseat storage,
    large seating area for rider and passenger.

    IMO, truely suited for two-up riding of any kind.
  18. Chisenhallw

    Chisenhallw Avowed Pussbag

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    I've narrowed it down to 'earth'. Or 'Baltimore'.
    Only if those accessories come stock. :evil
  19. Trane Francks

    Trane Francks Been here awhile

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    This. :D
  20. 1derer

    1derer Sh*t Where am I?

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    My short list:
    XR650L (DR650, KLR650) budget exploring

    Yamaha GTS1000 Not just for the unique bike but also to give lessons in electronics

    KTM 950R Super Enduro: not just a Adventure but a 100HP dirtbike
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    KX100 (as a youth) so you know what smokers are...
    CR500 - KX500 (adult) lesson in humility

    Yamaha R1 (bmw1000rr, GSXR, etc) so you now know what fast is...

    Some type of cruiser / bagger / tourer to realize what you miss about riding the above bikes.
    my $0.02