Would you buy your bike again?

Discussion in 'Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan' started by CafeRacer99, May 3, 2012.

  1. SkidmarkSteve

    SkidmarkSteve Never say die

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    1972 Suzuki GT380. Sold it, but wish I didn't.

    2011 Night Rod Special. Gone. Forgotten. Would not go down that road again.

    2012 S10. If it were declared a total loss tomorrow, I would buy another one. Just feels like home.
  2. shaddix

    shaddix Banned

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    Since I moved closer to work I no longer regret purchasing the dr650
  3. TeneRay

    TeneRay 2>4

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    2007 V-Strom 1000. Definitely not. I've bonded real will with the DL1000 as it has taken me all over CO, to AK, and around Moab. It's a brilliant street bike and tourer but a beast to handle in the dirt. It does take a little upgrading to make it acceptable. A PCIII is definately a must to eliminate the stock mapping studder. Clutch chudder is definitely evident right now with 46k on the odo so that leaves the option to have it machined or purchase a new OEM basket. Stock suspension is not quite there. Usually stiffer springs up front make it marginally better. Lastly, front brakes could use some help. I've been leaning toward the XT1200 ever since it's release. Just waiting for the moment.

    2012 FZ8. Probably, if I were in the market for another standard/naked. Actually does well as a tourer; just needs bags.
  4. southwade

    southwade ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    Z1000... most definitely, in a second, no hesitation.
  5. jguerin77

    jguerin77 I ride my own

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    2011 Triumph America. My first bike, had it almost two years, and I still am glad I bought it. Trouble-free, dependable, fun, and nice to look at.
  6. baloneyskin daddy

    baloneyskin daddy bikaholic

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    I've had a TL 1000 for 12 yrs now and it has been absolutely fun and reliable and is getting worn out and I'm seriously thinking of buying another low mileage one.
  7. kag

    kag Wander Lust

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    Harley Ultra - yes 60k miles and been a lot of places (but will trade it in a new KTM1190 R)

    Harley Sportster - yes,,,,because the wife rides and likes it

    Buell Ulysses - Yes absolutely fun and full of character

    2 yamamha TW200's - Yes taught all my boys and wife plus her friends to ride on them. (Will trade them also on something else soon)
  8. dino246

    dino246 Adventurer

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    This is my first real adult bike, had all kinds of dirt bikes as a kid but nothing for the road. Had about 125 cars over the last 20 year's and wad still board.

    Bought the tiger and I love it, loads of power, rock solid, easy to work on and lots of fun. If she got totalled I would buy another if only because its a great value.

    If I had more money I might get that new 1190 R that's coming out. It makes me feel warm and fuzzy.
  9. RED CAT

    RED CAT Bumpy Backroader

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    Hell, ya!
  10. Ham

    Ham Been here awhile

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    Yes
  11. fractalsource

    fractalsource Adventurer

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    2011 DRZ 400 s - No. Not enough fuel range with stock tank. Bike rides too high. Maxes out at 80 mph on the road. Engine sounds clanky.

    2011 F800GS - No. Non adjustable forks. Clacking floating front brake disks. Costs too much.

    :defend :shoot
    :gun2
  12. dirtyron

    dirtyron never grew up

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    98 ducati 900ss final edition BIG YES, hey its the sausage creature. torque handling sound looks name and fuel mileage comparable to a 250. other sport bikes have come and gone but this one ,,what more can i say :clap
  13. ph0rk

    ph0rk Doesn't Care

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    That needs a new thread :)
  14. HooliKen

    HooliKen Awesome is a flavor

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    950 Super Enduro: Never plan on getting rid of it so no need to buy again.

    The Uly: Actually bought one again. Absolutely love these bikes, quirks and all. :D
  15. mjr

    mjr Adventurer

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    No. 2013 Tiger 800xc..... nothing but problems.
  16. Katze

    Katze Full Time Rider

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    Yes .......................
  17. Pampero

    Pampero Verbose Adventurer

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    I've been riding since 1964 so discussing all my bikes would be pointless. but of the two I own now, I would buy both again.

    I got my '02 Caponord virtually as new for a song from a friend and ride it in poor weather or when I want a break from the Duc, which isn't often. It is smooth, competent, quiet and reliable and was such a bargain that I don't have the heart to sell it. Also excellent two up. But it is not exciting.
    I bought the Multistrada Touring thinking it would replace the Capo, and justified it by telling my wife I'd sell the Aprilia, but I lied. In fact it is probably the one bike I really need and is everything the Capo is plus a lot more fun to ride with performance surpassing my needs . I didn't expect to service it myself except for fluid changes, so that's a non-issue for me.

    I had a number of bikes I wish I hadn't sold, but mostly because they're almost all classics and worth more now; actually thinking about riding most of them leaves me nonplussed . The Ducati is a blast to ride; hope it treats me right because as it is, it works perfectly for what I want to do; long rides with ucompromised performance. It's a great ride. I'm thinking I'd like a Rotax powered Tuono and will probably do that when/if I sell the Capo.
  18. glass3222

    glass3222 StromTrooper

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    2012 Suzuki DL650...Yes, perfect bike for me for the price. Been very reliable, good gas mileage, enough power to be fun but not enough to get me in much trouble.
  19. Snr Moment

    Snr Moment Unafarkler

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    2009 Uly XT - used to be red.
    Made the mistake of selling it to try a new adventure. Bought a KLX250S and converted it to a trash pile in the Bitterroot Mountains a year and a half ago. Did the same to myself. Have finally been cleared to ride again and am looking at other bikes, but can't keep this one out of my head. Had it set up to do 95% of the riding I wanted. May go with one by next summer.
  20. southwade

    southwade ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    Really? More info please.