Sport Tourers; Where Art Thou?

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by Rider, Jun 29, 2012.

  1. BanjoBoy

    BanjoBoy Been here awhile

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    Ride'in on the street, mor weight is better; to a point. I never thought I'd own a 600 lb bike, 'til I dun got me this 660 lb. FJR and am luv'in it. :raabia (Just like a big girl, thar's mor ta luv! :rogue )
    It's so versatile, solid, stable, and planted at sane street speeds.

    + 1,000,000 The reliability! :happay
    Just pick a fucking bike 'n ride the thang already. :fyyff
  2. Rider

    Rider In Your Heart, You Know I'm Right

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    Amen! :pope
  3. DiabloADV

    DiabloADV Semi-Occasional

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    +1. This...:clap

    Race bikes *could* be designed with lower CG, but they aren't because the higher CG makes the bike quicker to lean over and turn. High CG = light at the "bottom" of the bike, and the bottom of the bike needs to scoot left and right quickly in order to lean and turn quickly.
  4. DFH

    DFH 270 deg crank

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    Well said... the one key point missing is that no matter how well balanced or set-up a heavier than necessary bike is it will never claw back the dynamic advantages a lighter bike starts with.
  5. DannyZRC

    DannyZRC Been here awhile

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    that's a bit opposite of what I said, but that's not to say lightness doesn't have a rightness all it's own.
  6. scrannel

    scrannel Scrannel

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    A Sport Touring bike should be just heavy enough to not be a sport bike, and just light enough to not be a Harley. (It is what it isn't).
  7. motocopter

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  8. CaribooBC

    CaribooBC life is an adventure

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    My wife and I have been touring on our matching Duc 900 SS's. up to 800 km days. With a Corbin seat and Cycle Cat adjustable bars mine is ok, but I just bought a R1100S. I am hoping that this will be still sporty enough for me. We are keeping our 900's in our collection so if I want to go for a sporty rip I'll still be able to. The R1100 has hard bags and a more upright seating position so I am hoping that it will be all day, 7 days a week comfortable. Does any one here have experience putting serious distance on a R1100S?
  9. rotten

    rotten LOST AGAIN

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    I was also intrested in the R1100s I started a thread that recieved some good info...
    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=827317
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    rotten LOST AGAIN

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  11. motocopter

    motocopter Searching...

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    This thread needs a bump to the top! :D

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  12. Contevita

    Contevita Cigar Adventurer

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  13. motocopter

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  14. hankgs

    hankgs Long timer

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    I have the same model as the poster... it was not very accurate, even after I sent it back to the manufacturer. I hear better results from riders who have been using the Valentine series.
  15. AKjitsu

    AKjitsu Been here awhile

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    Must be a regional thing. When we go out on the back roads around here, every time we stop we&#8217;re butthole deep in RT&#8217;s, K bikes, ST&#8217;s, FJR&#8217;s, Connies, etc.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>
  16. Crow

    Crow Corvid

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    I have the same one, and mine works very well.
  17. Mr. Magoo

    Mr. Magoo Long timer

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    Still loving my K1600GT here .... what a machine! :freaky
  18. Contevita

    Contevita Cigar Adventurer

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    I've seen that one for sale here and there but wasn't sure how it would stand up to a Valentine unit.
  19. 568V8

    568V8 Ontario Vstrommer

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    My 2007 Vee gets the job ok; it's touched all 10 provinces and 42 states.
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  20. Bueller

    Bueller Cashin?

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    But how many territories? Ever ridden to Nunavut?