What bike do you want today?

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by fivehitsweak, Jun 3, 2010.

  1. Wallachian Spikes

    Wallachian Spikes Long timer

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    The KLR 650 is No.3 on my list of favorite bikes ever owned, currently on bike No. 20. Yes it's out dated technology & lacks in everything but, for the price (especially used) it can't be beat as a do everything bike.

    The KLR never fails to put a smile on my face. A 690 enduro, Hyabusa or a WR 450 would all put a bigger smile on my face but, those bikes are all more money. The Busa can't single track & the WR can't do highway miles.

    If I could ONLY have 1 bike it would be the KLR. The funny thing about owning a KLR though, is it makes you fantasize about other bikes alot. However the last time I didn't have a bike, the KLR was the bike I fantasized about the most.

    P.S. The bikes I currently fantasize about are the 990 supermoto R, The 900 Nuda & the 1000 Versys. None of which are available in the U.S. for 2012.
  2. Wallachian Spikes

    Wallachian Spikes Long timer

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    I LOVE supermotos! I wish the Japanese would get serrious about supermoto & each of the big four offer a modern 650 to choose from.

    I have a 700 Raptor & I'd sell a lung to have a supermoto based on that power plant. :lol3 In this economy I won't hold my breath though.
  3. GPrairie_Rider

    GPrairie_Rider Dirt Junkie

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    5th Gen VFR Bright RED!!!! :D

    I gotta stay out of the VFR threads, and out of Honda shops.

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  4. conchscooter

    conchscooter Long timer

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    Hydraulic valve train, no adjustments, quiet motor, and room on the back for a keen female passenger. All for less than five grand, frequently for the 03/04 hydro models. And these bikes last for hundreds of thousands of miles, we are told.
  5. MoreCheese

    MoreCheese Been here awhile

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    Be aware of a recall on the camshafts of many of those bikes from 2003 to 2005. From what I can recall the cams could wear prematurely.
  6. Moronic

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  7. Randy

    Randy Long timer

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    My latest love interest:

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    Yeah, yeah, I know, unreliable, unrefined, yadda, yadda, yadda... Yet, for the money, and after lots of looking around and soul searching, this is the only thing that really reaches out and grabs me by the balls and then strokes them ever so gently. :evil

    Got the itch for something "new" a few months ago and decided, "what the hell, life is short, and I haven't bought a bike for myself in years". Didn't want to spend a huge sum, but still wanted something that stirred me in some way....

    NEVER had any love for Harleys in general, but there is just something about the S1 and that big chunk of engine wedged into that little chassis. It just screams old school hot rod to me. Just raw and elemental. Loved them the first time I ever laid eyes on one way back in the mid 90's... always said, back then, that I'd like to try one for a bit, but just never did. Was a one bike dude back then and couldn't bring myself to take the risk... Flash forward a few years and I have other bikes in the garage that I can ride if this one needs attention... have the GS for comfort, two-up, luggage, long trips, camping, etc. Just looking for a short ride "fun" bike.

    In the process of purchasing this one right now! :clap Can't wait to go pick it up!

    Wish me luck!

    :D
  8. Cortez

    Cortez BAZINGA!

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    This, but with a big bore kit, of course!
  9. Randy

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    Cortez,

    I've enjoyed your post in this thread because you've made me look at things in a way I've never really considered before. Living in the US I've never been into the scooter scene. But, with that said, if I were to live in a suitable place I could see that hot rod scooters (or whatever this thing is called) could definitely be cool. Looks fun for scootin' around the narrow streets of many European cities. :thumb
  10. Cortez

    Cortez BAZINGA!

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    I didn't think anyone would notice, I do try to post freaky stuff. :D
    I've just recently went from a 650cc bike to a 300cc scoot, but I still
    love classic, round headlight bikes.. :evil

    The thing posted above is a 4 speed Sachs Madass bike, 60mph beast,
    and stoopid fuel consumption! Under $3k new here.
  11. Cortez

    Cortez BAZINGA!

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    I might as well keep it up..

    Here's one that I'm currently being offered as a trade for my Agility 125,
    it's a 100cc 2 stroke 9hp scoot, 10" fat offroad tires, and just 185lbs!

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    I wouldn't mind that thing at all!
  12. Randy

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    Yeah, that looks cool too! :1drink

    Like I alluded to earlier, neither of these bikes would suit my needs or the way I ride at all, but I could see, given the right location and lifestyle, that I could get into these things. :thumb
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  17. Gadget Girl

    Gadget Girl Been here awhile

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  18. C/1/509

    C/1/509 Why?

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  19. kirb

    kirb should be out riding

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    The NTX is currently on my 'next bike list'

    My '99 Buell cyclone that I had for 11 years was by far the easiest bike I have ever owned. I had a few warranty issues early on, but then it was rock solid. No worries there.
  20. Ed Teach

    Ed Teach Been here awhile

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    Actually this one
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    But it's very expensive so I'm thinking in a trials bike with a saddle and a bigger gas tank:rofl