One Bike For The Rest Of Your Life!

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by Rick G, Jun 16, 2017.

  1. Rick G

    Rick G Ranger Rick Supporter

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    During a discussion in the "Best Looking Road Bike Of All Time" thread in Road Warriors, inmate TBone80 said:

    "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, if I had my Hurricane back that I sold in 1984 it would be stored in my living room so I could look at it all the time. To answer your question, if I had to look at and ride only one bike for the rest of my life this would be it.

    Looking forward to seeing what bike you would pick to spend the rest of your life with....."

    So if you had to choose right now, what bike would you choose to spend the rest of your life with. Your decision is final. No changing your mind later. This is the only bike you will have to look at and ride for the rest of your life!

    I will go first. I am currently deeply in love with this, my current bike!

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    Recently spent an entire week on her and not once did I wish to be on a different bike. This bike just fits me as if it were designed for me. I have never been so relaxed all day on a bike.

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    No wrong answers here. Have fun!!

    Your turn!

    Rick G
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    dtysdalx2 PITA but useful

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  3. foxtrapper

    foxtrapper Long timer

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    Not sure there really is just one bike that would make me happy for the rest of my life. But, I can say I've had my current bike for several years, and have enjoyed it more than I've enjoyed any other bike. I don't see it going anywhere, for as long as I can ride it.

    My 04 Road King
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  4. Tall Man

    Tall Man Priest, Temple of Syrinx

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    Probably my Suzuki DR650. It's not fancy, but after some ergonomic mods it fits me pretty well. The bike goes everywhere that I will or want it to go. It's encumbered with as much technology as an anvil, and is equally reliable. Perhaps most importantly, the one that I currently own was purchased because I missed the one that I previously owned but sold a few years prior.

    Spending money twice to obtain something you had once has to count for something.

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  5. photorider

    photorider Been here awhile

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    I'm with Tall Man. I would keep my DR also. I have other bikes that are much better at certain things but I ride about 50/50 dirt and street and although the DR doesn't excel at anything, it does everything I ask of it and still puts a smile on my face.
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  6. oldskool63

    oldskool63 Long timer

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    I don't think I could ever pare down to one bike. But, they don't build beasts like this anymore and it will never leave my mitts

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  7. Nicksta43

    Nicksta43 Been here awhile

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    I would be perfectly satisfied with my FJ-09.
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  8. Tall Man

    Tall Man Priest, Temple of Syrinx

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    Mm. Seems the Husky 701 would be a suitable proxy, should the Husaberg slip from one's mitts.
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  9. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    I have never ridden one of those but I can see that being a front runner.

    My current one would be an 1150/1200GSA with Zega boxes. I put 96K on my 1150 and thats as close to a perfect and all around incredible motorcycle as I can possibly conceive - including easy to maintain.

    man... do I have a lot of memories on that bike

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  10. Valker

    Valker Long timer

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    Well, 18+ years on this one with only 154,000 (164,000 now April 2018) (174,000 now October 2018) miles so far. I bought this bike when I was 44 years old. I definitely can live with it for a couple more decades.

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  11. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    What a pile of crap!

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  12. C/1/509

    C/1/509 Now with more sarcasm

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    I like all the "the one l have now" answers. Me too.
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  13. CSI

    CSI Long timer

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    I am perfectly satisfied with my FJR........I would LIKE a Triumph Trophy, but if the stars fell out of alignment and I was forced to keep the FeeJer? I'd be okay with that.
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  14. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    in the mean time, you can put about 300k on it.

    :thumb

    I had an FJR for a few years - really nicely built bike... and that MOTOR!

    Wasn't for me though
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  15. KawiVA76

    KawiVA76 Been here awhile

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    I'm currently on a 2016 R1200rt. It's a fantastic motorcycle with every comfort you can imagine. I have it decked out with lights, extra storage, provisions for everything. My previous bike was an 08 R1200r that I spent four years and 75k on. Of all the bikes I've owned over the years that's the one I'd go back to. Amazing all-rounder.

    Mike

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  16. bodine003

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    My 03 Bonny 01260026.jpg wife with her green 01
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  17. Rick G

    Rick G Ranger Rick Supporter

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    Yes I chose the bike I have now. But I would not have been able to say that with just about any previous bike that I have owned. I always knew that after a few years I would tire of it and want something else. Just not getting that feeling with this one.

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  18. interiorak

    interiorak Been here awhile

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    at 71 i've turn my interests from a riding ... to a traveling. i've had a lifetime of bmw. still currently have 6 beemers, a dr650 and wife's 250xt. Also still have my triumph daytona that i bought new in 1971 ... but it way too maintenance intensive for "one ride rest of life."[​IMG]

    wife said when she passes says she'll "will" the xt to our daughter. for me ... as each bike breaks down on the road, i'm going to sell it. that will leave me the DR650 ... a trusted friend ... to ride off into the sunset :beer

    i love the bmw cool aid ... but never should a drunk it.
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  19. tlub

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    Well, I have had this since 1976, when I was 22, so I think there is a certain practical nature to my choice.
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  20. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    :thumb
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