Ever buy a bike that isolates you too much from the road?

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by chukzelda, May 5, 2012.

  1. FBB

    FBB Been here awhile

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  2. yzmaico

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    Yup, I own a '09 1250s.

    I went from a '02 Buell Cyclone, to a '06 SV1000s, to a '07 GSXR750 and bought the 1250 as a second bike for more relaxed riding.

    I wadded up the gixxer, I mean high siding-ejecto-cartwheeling off into the sunset.....but damn I MISS THAT BIKE.

    I'm saving for another sportbike....the 1250 is a fine bike, just gotta know what it's made for.

    Hmmm...Jennings is open this weekend, might have to do a track day on the Bandit...don't laugh.
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  3. d2wing

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    A couple Goldwings, Harley Ultra Classic, various other Harley's, nighthawk, BMW, KLR, Uly. I planned on buying another BMW, but ended up with a Sportster. It's just more fun. If I planned a long ride though I'd get a full touring bike but keep the Sporty.
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  4. amos100

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    BMW K1300GT. Test rode several times. Last time I couldn't wait to get off, Would rather be in a car.

    Got a S1000RR instead and would get another one. Another fun bike connected to the road is the BMW F800S I had one for a while and recently test rode the F800R. It's a hoot, but not sure I want to spend the money. Had been thinking about looking at a cruiser with a fairing. This thread may have gotten me over that:D
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  5. Fireman1000

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    I feel the same way about the bikes I've had in the past three years. I just can't seem to find the right "fit". Favorite bike has to be the 2001 FZ1 I had twice. I feel like I've overcomplicated riding by trying to get the perfect motorcycle. I still haven't found it yet.
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  6. Patrick46

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    Uffff!!!...That hit alittle close ta home!! :eek1 :deal



    btw...I've pretty much decided that the chopper is a gonner!
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  7. conchscooter

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    I once owned a Goldwing 1200 with aftermarket windshield and bags. I really wanted the experience and after a week of
    commuitng the santa Cruz mountains in California I couldn't wait tog et rid of it. For me it was hands down the worst ride I ever owned, I felt like a flea on an elephant and shoving it through turns freaked me out. I learned that my tolerance for size is limited. By contrast my modern Bonneville, chain drive and all, has turned out to be perfect for me. Weird but true, the best ride among dozens of bikes I've owned in 40 years riding and touring.
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  8. perterra

    perterra -. --- .--. .

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    After 125 interstate miles yesterday in the rain on the KLR, wind gusting out of the east, west, south and north, changing about every 45 seconds, caught in tractor trailer turbulence and buffeted from every direction, with a pulled muscle under my right shoulder blade, no, I haven't found myself ever too isolated from the ride.

    Woke up this morning wondering if some of you fuckers ever get up and say, this beds just too comfortable, I'll just sleep on the hardwood floor from now on.
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  9. scrannel

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  10. perterra

    perterra -. --- .--. .

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    Yep.
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  11. Gwingryder

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    I sure did, I took a long trip on my road king and thought how much nicer it would be to have a full fairing. So I sold the road king over the winter and bought a Goldwing. I'll tell you what the Wing is the best over 70 mile per hour highway bike on the planet . That being said anything under 55mph felt like I was driving a convertible . Three months after buying the Wing I traded it for a Softail Slim and I'm so glad to be back in the wind.
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  12. kraher

    kraher Been here awhile

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    :rofl Loving that post! And loving this thread...It rings true for me.

    Actually, I adored my KLR before I crashed it. For whatever reason I replaced it with an R1200GSA and have been complaining about how boring it is for years now. The problem I have is, when my heart works up the courage to sell it, my damn brain shows up and spoils the party..something about no other bike is as logical for my current riding...some bullshit like that.

    Definitely notice the trend of this thread though: Fun = (Power + Sound) * (1/(Wind Protection + Weight)). I think I'll go buy a Street Triple or Monster.
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  13. Superzoom

    Superzoom Been here awhile

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    Love your formula, but simplified it to this for you:

    Fun = (Power + Sound) / (Wind Protection + Weight)


    I would probably have a formula like this:

    Fun = (Torque Curve + Character) / (Turbulence + Wind Protection + Weight)
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  14. Slappy00

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    Haha +1 :D

    /former 09 KLR owner
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