The older Sportbike Road Warrior thread

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by arctic954, Mar 9, 2016.

  1. Dilligaf0220

    Dilligaf0220 Miserablist

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    The V-twin Mille R/Factory Aprilia's have been the Eyetalian sweet steals so underappreciated even the hardcore Goose riders wave with a slight look of pity.
    That swingarm though, that is artistry in aluminum.
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  2. Tripped1

    Tripped1 Smoove, Smoove like velvet.

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    I almost bought a 2003 Mille from a buddy. The lack of a garage is basically what stopped me, the price is right, but having a third bike that lives outside, particularly for a bike I wanted to track bitch, I couldn't justify it to myself.
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  3. McBoab

    McBoab Fast side of farty

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    I have a distant lust for a 2nd gen Mille though not sure my aging body would take the sports bike position and theres no more room at the inn for a new(old) horse, i'd have to let one of the old girls go and theres still too much emotional investment in the 94 900superlight (cramped and stiff to ride) or my 80's vintage GSXR750F/G hybrid which is surprisingly comfortable for what was originally a racetrack refugee when it was 1st released. Maybe I need one last go at a fairly modern (in my eyes) sportsbike.
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  4. StevieMac

    StevieMac Been here awhile

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    Not everyone's cup-o-tea but here's an updated pic of my 2000 TLR

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  5. Lomax

    Lomax Nanu-Nanu Adventurer Supporter

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    TLR is a great bike. :clap
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  6. SelfPropelledDevo

    SelfPropelledDevo Been here awhile

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    This particular bike just turned 8300 miles. It’s pretty sweet.




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  7. SelfPropelledDevo

    SelfPropelledDevo Been here awhile

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    I hear you on those 900SS bikes. I had 2 FEs and an SP.

    At times I want another one as a project bike


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  8. SelfPropelledDevo

    SelfPropelledDevo Been here awhile

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    wow! sweet! the carbon finish is so nice! dang.
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  9. jonnyutah

    jonnyutah less talk , more ride

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  10. jonnyutah

    jonnyutah less talk , more ride

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  11. BIGGERJIM

    BIGGERJIM Yippee !!!

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    My new crush, 94 cbr1000f.bought from a nice forum member

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  12. jonnyutah

    jonnyutah less talk , more ride

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    slobber....
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  13. OJ-J

    OJ-J Chillin

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    Making progress on my K1 Gixxer restoration

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  14. neil p

    neil p Been here awhile

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    Had a great hoon around today on my 96 Blade. I love the way it flicks through the bends on that little front wheel.
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  15. BIGGERJIM

    BIGGERJIM Yippee !!!

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    That is a sweet 12r , them rims are just right.
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  16. kaput13

    kaput13 gasoholic

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    This noble thread needs a BUMP - So many fantastic, inexpensive bikes out there for cheap that were once unobtainum for cheap bastards like me
    and maybe you.

    My latest score: 1997 Triumph Daytona T595 with 17K miles to add to the 99 I already own. If you are reasonably handy these bikes are a blast to ride, in my opinion look fantastic and are probably one of the best used deals on the market as they have probably now bottomed out before rising.


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  17. ManxTT

    ManxTT Been here awhile

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    I loved my 05 955i daytona but at 76000 miles and the last 3 years of electrical headaches
    I moved on to something different. But man it was a sweet handling motorcycle and lots if great memories of traveling on it. Nice rides enjoy.
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  18. SelfPropelledDevo

    SelfPropelledDevo Been here awhile

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    Fired up my 2000 Mille R today. Fun bike IMG_1007.jpg
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  19. steve gs

    steve gs Been here awhile Supporter

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    Thanks for the bump, great to see so many classics

    Staying with the yellow theme, my Gen 5 VFR. Yep, she's big and heavy but love that V4.
    Have posted in the VFR thread but thought I would share here as well.

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  20. Jim K.

    Jim K. Long timer

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    I walked into the dealer with my checkbook ready in 2000 to buy that yellow VFR.
    Loved everything about it. I loved my Sabre from the mid '80s & that VFR just took it a step or two in the right direction.
    Unfortunately, I just couldn't figure out how to carry luggage on that pretty rear end, for my annual touring trips. (I think it was the very next year that Honda brought out hard bags & a luggage rack)
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