If you could own any bikes you want, what would you have...

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by n8mandy, Apr 30, 2018.

  1. n8mandy

    n8mandy Revmeister

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    ... Price, old knees, backs and wrists not a factor.

    Pretend this is your list back in your 20's when you were young, bendy and a riding God. But not only bikes from that era, of course.
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  2. n8mandy

    n8mandy Revmeister

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    I realize I've done something like this already* for the troll that came last time and castigated me for posting it and road warriors and here.

    I just like these conversations, so go post on a thread in which you have something productive to say. As my mama said "if you don't have anything nice to say"...
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  3. n8mandy

    n8mandy Revmeister

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    Here goes for today's answer:

    Classic BMW with Steib sidecar, must have sprung solo seat.

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    Original club-style Frisco style chopper, i.e. peanut tank, preferably a King, with the tunnel removed and the filler moved up for more gas capacity; rear suspension for putting on the miles, 2" over or so and higher pegs or no pegs on transmission side to increase clearance and narrow bars with a sensible rise for lane splitting. Much more Sonny Barger than Jax Teller.
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    (I realize the bars are too wide and that's an original Dyna tank or the 4.5 modern Sporty tank. Most of the Google pics are hard tails.)

    Vincent Black Shadow. Because Black Shadow.

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    Suzuki VanVan aka, the classic looking TW200 for sh@ts and giggles.

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    More to follow bc you can only attach and it's my honey-do day...
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  4. allowishish

    allowishish Boof Master

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    the one I have.....
    ok, and a white 2004 1150GSA
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  5. Sir Not Appearing

    Sir Not Appearing That's no ordinary rabbit

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    Laverda Formula 750 (orange/silver)
    Benelli Tornado 1130 (green/silver)
    Ducati 916 (red)
    MZ 1000S (black)
    Guzzi MGS1
    Probably a Bimota of some sort



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  6. stravis

    stravis Adventurer

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    Motus MSTR
    BMW S1000XR
    Some kind of scrambler
    Husky 710
    KTM dirt bike
    I’d probably keep my Suzuki SV1000S though. I love that thing.
    A Ducati
    Many many more.
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  7. el Pete

    el Pete toda su base

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    One each:
    • Sherco 250 ST (Trails)
    • Husky FE350
    • Husky 501
    • Husky 701
    • KTM 790 (ADV when available)
    • KTM 790 Duke (when available)
    • KTM 990 ADV
    • Ural Gear Up
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  8. n8mandy

    n8mandy Revmeister

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    ...which is?
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  9. TrashCan

    TrashCan Scary Jerry

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    I've always liked the looks of this bike.


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  10. CDRW

    CDRW Been here awhile

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    Man, I want a super duke.

    And some unknown bike that is as fun and comfortable my 1988 ninja was in the twisties and offroad, actually built to go offroad, doesn't give me leg cramps, goes more than 150 miles per tank, is easy to work on, is light enough to pick up easy if i need, and has exposed metal parts where I can tie down luggage. I thought the ktm 1190 r might be that bike, but it just felt like a jeep.
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  11. Bucho

    Bucho DAMNrider

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    I have a plated Beta Xtrainer and an old DR650.

    What I would really like is a small stable of electric dirtbikes so I don't always have to haul my dirtbike 2 hours away just to ride. Id like at least 2-3 so I could have extras for my friends to ride!

    OSET 24.0
    EM Escape (any of the EMs would do I guess)
    Alta Redshift(or whatever the model is called)
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  12. William Wolfen

    William Wolfen Dirt Seeker

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    My current DR with a nova gearbox, 790 big bore, big valve head and cam. Maybe a pumper carb. Love the bike, lust for more power and less weight. Only one is achievable, so I'll take it.

    Triumph scrambler in British Racing Green with a brown seat. Perfect street runabout for cruising with the family (my mom and stepdad on their Victory tourer).

    SV1000. I loved the motor in my old vstrom and would love to have it in a properly sporty chassis. Suspension upgrades likely necessary, but I'm no stranger to mods.
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  13. bomose

    bomose Long timer

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    I have a friend who has one of those. It is one sweet handling bike. And the best sounding bike I've ridden.
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  14. TrashCan

    TrashCan Scary Jerry

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    I see one or two at the Gap each year, it just stands out from the crowd.
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  15. Caesars_ghost

    Caesars_ghost Air Cooled.

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    I want a shovelhead FLH Harley touring bike, or an FXR. Or an Evo Road King from the '90s.

    I also want a VFR750, 4th gen.

    And a C70 Passport/Honda Cub.

    How 'bout a Vespa P200 (or even better, a PX250, which we can't get here.)

    And an Iron Barrel Enfield Military with 4 speed and no electric start.

    Also a Ninja 250 (pre-2008). And while we're at it let's throw in the Yamaha R3 and the new Kawi 400 too.

    And a BMW R90/6 or R75/5.

    And a Moto Guzzi loop frame Eldorado.

    I think I also want a PC800, for those winter rides, and those times when you need to ride your bike for a Costco haul.

    A BMW K75 would be a nice counterpart to it, accomplishing the same thing with Teutonic rather than Japanese efficiency.

    A Buell M2 Cyclone would not go amiss.

    And a Bandit 400 for those times when you want a big dose of I4 goodness at quasi-legal speeds.

    And a Kawasaki 500 or 750 triple, two stroke, with chambers, because they sound so great.

    And a DR650, thoroughly farkled for 3000 miles of dirt road touring.

    Oh, let's add a Ural Gear-Up for outdoor fun for the whole family.

    And a Sunbeam or Rudge or Ariel. British Prewar single cylinder with girder forks and a bit of attitude.

    Or course, I wouldn't say no to a Brough Superior, Vincent, or Ducati 750GT either. Or a Norton Manx for that matter.

    How about a 1915 Triumph model H? Yes please.

    I need a better job :lol3
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  16. Bucho

    Bucho DAMNrider

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    Im generally not a power monger, but the 790 piston, bigger valves, and tm40 pumper carb are fragging amazing!
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  17. JohnCW

    JohnCW Long timer

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    If I could answer the question .... I'd go out and buy it.
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  18. Endorphin

    Endorphin Been here awhile

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    2018 R12GS Rallye setup for hard offroad
    2018 R12RS setup for touring
    2018 RC390 set up for track only
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    C/1/509 Why?

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    C/1/509 Why?

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    C/1/509 Why?

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