Old guy may repeat mistake of owning liter sport bike

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by YamaLink, Feb 14, 2011.

  1. Zerk

    Zerk DILLIGAF

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    If you buy a bike thinking it won't be that bad, your in for it. As long as you have another bike you can actually ride.
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  2. Zerk

    Zerk DILLIGAF

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    Until he posts in whats the largest thing you have ran over, and its a child on the sidewalk.
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  3. Trans4ormer

    Trans4ormer B to V 1983

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    62 years old and have been riding street/off-road for 48 years...sold the Goldwing and looking for something FUN. Retired to the Ozarks for the quality of motorcycle roads/riding...38 miles from my driveway to Push Mountain Road and only 3 miles to The Devil's Backbone...Aprilia Tuono or a Super Duke are sure looking good.
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  4. ikonoklass

    ikonoklass Kountersteering Krew

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    Me too. Plenty fast enough, thank you. And compared to the Speed Triple, every other bike steers too slowly!
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  5. ddeitz

    ddeitz Adventurer

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    I couldn't agree more, and with our nanny laws I'm not sure how they are even allowed to be sold with more than 2 gears.. Even that is too many. However I love mine to death and the smile it puts on my face every time I give it gas is well worth it. Single best thing I've ever bought.


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  6. tenderfoot

    tenderfoot PRJ

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    Agreed, I added to the 1200GS a 999S while I still can fit (59), problem is that the GS is on battery tender while the Duc gets regular use. The speed (where appropriate) becomes addictive.
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  7. concours

    concours WFO for 41 years

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    I rode the Diavel... BOING! Killer power with gentlemanly ergos. A great compromise!
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  8. nedodjija

    nedodjija Been here awhile

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    I just got an older Speed Triple and that thing has plenty of power for me. My have clip-ons so I feel extra fast:rofl. Maybe you just want to get a set of clip-ons if you still have the triple. Or just go and get whatever you think it will blow your clothes off as you ride it!
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  9. Cat0020

    Cat0020 El cheapo

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    I'm cheap, either one purchased under $3k, they do just job just fine when you know how to ride them.

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