What happened to "Plain" Standard motorcycles?

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by wmax351, Apr 27, 2011.

  1. Grainbelt

    Grainbelt marginal adventurer Super Moderator

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    What is 'large' these days?

    Half the market is too fucking big for me to put up with. :dunno
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  2. blk-betty

    blk-betty bam-a-lam

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    Yep, have been serioulsy thinking about trading my Street Glide for one.
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  3. DAKEZ

    DAKEZ Long timer

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    IMO large is 1000cc and up. Middle is in the 800cc range and 650's are on the lower mid-range.
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  4. DAKEZ

    DAKEZ Long timer

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    If you want to make a trip out of it let me know. I am at Latus in Gladstone (Portland) Oregon. I could set up your new XR with higher gearing (that is what I am going to do to mine) like my friend did to his.
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  5. Grainbelt

    Grainbelt marginal adventurer Super Moderator

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    Part of me laments that manufacturers seem to be moving from 600/1000 platforms to 800/1200 platforms.

    On the other hand, 800 was what I wanted in the first place...
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  6. jdiaz

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    25 years old and I still like the look.

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  7. Grainbelt

    Grainbelt marginal adventurer Super Moderator

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    I just hope you have a matching member's only jacket, diaz
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  8. DAKEZ

    DAKEZ Long timer

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    :photog
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  9. jdiaz

    jdiaz .

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    You two can suck it. :lol3
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  10. emmettken

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    Love those bricks.
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  11. mrbreeze

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    BMW hit it out of the park with that one! :clap:clap:clap
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  12. Grainbelt

    Grainbelt marginal adventurer Super Moderator

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    Barkeep! A round of Zima's for these fine fellows.

    :poser
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  13. ThomasVolomitz

    ThomasVolomitz New Old Stock

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    I like it
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  14. DAKEZ

    DAKEZ Long timer

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    Me too. I know a guy with over 300,000 miles on his. :deal
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  15. rollinrob

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    Was shopping for Honda 919's , Kawasaki ZRX's a couple years ago, ended up with a Bandit 1250s.

    Was really wanting the 919 but none for sale near me at the time.

    Standard looking, big motor.
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  16. kfoster

    kfoster Been here awhile

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    Is this more like it?

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  17. Murf2

    Murf2 Been here awhile

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    How about a UNJM? The Uly is a nice bike.

    Murf2
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  18. FlySniper

    FlySniper Bleh...

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    Everyone keeps bringing up the Gladius and the ER-6N... it makes me want to cry. Those are the two UGLIEST :puke1:puke1:puke1bikes ever to disgrace our planet. Please leave them out of the discussion!:rofl
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  19. 650sf

    650sf Been here awhile

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    UJMs are the only street bikes I've ever owned, I've had 7 so far, and they were all originals.

    I just love the style, simplicity, and comfortable riding position.

    My current "standard".
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  20. The Green Flash

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    I'll second that motion! I was planning to buy a naked standard, but wound up with a damned Ninja instead just because all the cheap naked bikes - in other words, the ones I could afford - were so fugly they gave me the barfs. I tried to like the ER6N. I really did. Tried to like the Gladius too, even with the stupid name. But I just couldn't bring myself to buy a bike I'd be able to ride only if my stomach was empty. Bleeech!
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