What bike do you want today?

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

  1. Gryphon12

    Gryphon12 Long timer

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    Not surprising, really. The 300's and the 500's are all about efficiency and range, not power.
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  2. Chalkie62

    Chalkie62 Been here awhile Supporter

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    I was thinking more along the lines of just using it for a mix of commuting and casual trail/dirt roads. No need for speed. I have a Speed Triple RS at the moment so it would be totally different. Used to have a 800gs but it got too top-heavy for my old knees.
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  3. jdgretz

    jdgretz Looking for new places Supporter

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    Y'all be careful now, hear? Scooters are way more fun than they should be. I suspect in some locations they are illegal as they are way more fun than most folks should be allowed to have.

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  4. majle

    majle Adventurer

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    I want Vespa for sooo long, but when I saw new Beverly (which I highly disliked), I might want a new Beverly now..
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  5. MattR302

    MattR302 Awesomeness, Inc.

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    After 15 years of owning Japanese vanilla motorcycles, I’ve got a hankering for a Hypermotard 1100. I wouldn’t mind having a sexy kickass motorcycle for those “just for fun” rides.

    Haven’t had a chance to throw a leg over one yet, but hopefully my 30” inseam doesn’t let me down.
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  6. Florida Lime

    Florida Lime Long timer Supporter

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    Hopefully you don't mind stopping with one foot down, with your butt off to that side. :lol3

    34" inseam, and the 2008 1100S I owned for 8 years was no problem for me. Definitely one I miss having.
  7. wayno

    wayno Long timer Supporter

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    Jumped on new one once and could not find pegs or ground….declared myself a DA at that very time. Made it ok but ……….
  8. wayno

    wayno Long timer Supporter

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    One where my feet will flat foot with no mods…..To old to fall down.
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  9. Dorzok

    Dorzok Long timer

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    scooters are cool but need flat floor
  10. sbn

    sbn Been here awhile

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    Im becoming a Goldwing fan. The more I learn about this machine the more I want it.
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  11. curtis6870

    curtis6870 Long timer

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    Currently rocking with a 2018 BMW r1200rs, and a 2016 Triumph Speed Triple, but dreaming of switching up to this combo.

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  12. Oilhed

    Oilhed MarkF Supporter

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    I'm waiting for the newest Valkyrie
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  13. jas67

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    Get a Monster instead.

    The S2R was one of the best looking ones, IMHO.
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  14. motorat

    motorat Is it raining

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    Are we going to get the Honda 350??
  15. MattR302

    MattR302 Awesomeness, Inc.

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    I’ve browsed the classifieds a bit for Monsters too, seen some S2R’s and 1100’s for more appealing prices than Hypers. But I dunno, they just don’t seem to do as much visually/emotionally for me - which is basically 100% what this bike would be about for me. Plus I don’t know if I can do the Monster’s more aggressive riding position - I put a 3” taller handlebar on my 919 for more upright ergos.

    My DR650 is kinda tall, but I manage on the street just fine since it’s pretty light. I had a Tiger 1050 for a quick minute that I ended up selling because it was too tall and top-heavy for my daily use. But that Tiger was probably 125-150 lbs heavier than a Hyper, so I might be ok. Who’s got one I can test ride?
  16. msahern5

    msahern5 Jumping at Shadows

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    Still a work in progress but 70 Triumph T100C handlebars, Andreani front cartridges, Nitron shocks, Lucas tail lamp, Mitas E07 tires and high level exhaust. Not a true single tracker but ridden like a 60’s street scrambler.

    A slimmer tank, smaller headlight, and a skid plate would be nice. The seat, although infinitely more comfortable than the original, could be better styled for a scrambler. Almost everything is available on Webike. Lots of interchangeable parts for W650 and W800.

    Wish I had the talent to build a Rickman type frame.

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  17. Dorzok

    Dorzok Long timer

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    DCT all the way on THAT bike. it's just...…...right.
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  18. jmlmjmjm

    jmlmjmjm Long timer

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    Slimmer tank? Get the 2001 tank pads! They're noticeably narrower.
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  19. msahern5

    msahern5 Jumping at Shadows

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    Mine is a 2001!I have looked for slimmer badges.
  20. jmlmjmjm

    jmlmjmjm Long timer

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    Weird.....Blue\Silver is 2000, Green\Cream is 2001. Your tank pads appear to be 2000 vintage. Can't quite tell.
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