Sport Tourers; Where Art Thou?

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

  1. Lornce

    Lornce Lost In Place

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  2. David Shapiro

    David Shapiro Been here awhile

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    It's complicated. I had a Ducati Diavel which is a great around town bike, but a lousy tourer. I bought a new K1600GT last year and sold it in 3 weeks, when I found out that I needed urgent neck surgery. I love the new color of the Sport model. I plan to have this one a long time.

    David
  3. Kerfuffle

    Kerfuffle Mostly Harmless

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    Awesome :clap

    Looks like you have the Wunderlich crash bars already installed, good choice. Don't forget to stop over and say hi at k1600forum.com
  4. bkg123

    bkg123 Been here awhile

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    Thats awsome. Too bad we didn't visit.
    I had the same campsite last year passing through in the opposite direction.

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  5. Rider

    Rider Moderator Emeritus Super Moderator

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    Nice. Enjoy the ride! :ricky :nod :thumb
  6. desertkev

    desertkev Charity Founder

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    From a few years ago when I did 9K across America. I am hearing the calling again..

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  7. Venteuri

    Venteuri I don't give a shit

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  8. BanjoBoy

    BanjoBoy Been here awhile

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    Howz 'bout a Hyper? Not mah cup of tea, butt if'n ya light w/ lotza wind in yer face... :wink:

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  9. slowpoke69

    slowpoke69 Been here awhile

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    I just bought, from an inmate, an 06 Moto Guzzi Breva 1100, black/black, factory sidecases, Givi screen and top case mount.

    I've since got a Giantloop Fort Rock soft topbag, so my wife can be comfy and carry a metric shit ton of stuff.

    As soon as I can figure out pix I'll post shots of the different ways I can configure her.
  10. ssason

    ssason Been here awhile

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  11. Jon_PDX

    Jon_PDX Long timer

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    Speaking of Sport Tourers, now that I'm finally back working days after 11 years of nights, I've been seeing a lot of ST bikes being ridden by what I assume are people commuting. The majority of the bikes have been FJR's with some BMW's and a few others to round out the mix.

    So at least here in the Pacific NW the topic question has been answered.

    They were hiding from the cold and rain and are back on the roads now that the weather is finally improving :D

    Jon…
  12. Seppo

    Seppo Been here awhile

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    my sport touring rig.
    did 1700km (about 1100miles?) in a bit more then 2 days this week.

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    a tank bag and a rucksack. sure, i had to do some autobahn to get to the coast and that wash´t exactly fun. but as soon as i reached the awesome coastal road in croatia i was more then happy to be on a light, nimble and powerful bike. not to mention awesome looking and with a sound out of this world.
  13. Kawasakirob

    Kawasakirob flick the bean

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    9k on that? Very Nice. Sounds like a saweeeet trip!
  14. Unleaded

    Unleaded Unit Train

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    I do too. Congrats! What a fantastic motorcycle....
  15. bkg123

    bkg123 Been here awhile

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    Haha, not everyone... You would of seen me all winter, every morning at 6am on McLoughlin Blvd on my Trophy.
  16. Jon_PDX

    Jon_PDX Long timer

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    Excellent :thumb

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  17. stripple

    stripple Runnin' Hard

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    You, sir, are fucking awesome!! :clap:D:clap:D:clap:D:freaky
  18. Rider

    Rider Moderator Emeritus Super Moderator

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    This thread rocks. :bmwrider
  19. desertkev

    desertkev Charity Founder

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    Thanks Kawasakirob, it was! Did the seat, made a custom mount for bags, and dropped the pegs a bit and it was perfect. At 65-70 MPH the wind is just enough to keep the pressure off my wrists. It is also the speed where the exhaust noise is equal to the wind through the helmet, it was bliss! Here is a vid of the more enthusiastic moments of the journey. https://vimeo.com/68466403
  20. Rider

    Rider Moderator Emeritus Super Moderator

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    Very nicely done vid. :thumb
    Good onya for doing what you do. Inspiring and fun to watch. :D