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Re: Motorcycles.
« Reply #8880 on: May 25, 2019, 08:44:53 am »
BMW R18 :muffin:




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« Reply #8881 on: May 25, 2019, 09:23:08 am »
Finally dug the bike out of hibernation this morning.  Somewhat sunny and pretty warm and I needed to get my annual inspection done before the end of the month, so I dashed over to a local shop to have that handled.  Started clouding up on the ride home and they're talking severe thunderstorms this afternoon (again), so I think my little jaunt this morning will be it for today.  More rain and cooler tomorrow.  Monday is supposed to be nice, so maybe I'll go for a more legit ride then.

Between unseasonably cool weather and the rain, I think this may be the latest I've ever dug the bike out of winter storage.
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« Reply #8882 on: May 25, 2019, 12:44:12 pm »
Riders Share and Twisted Road are the two I've seen recently.
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« Reply #8883 on: May 26, 2019, 06:49:20 am »
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Do you think Parag would mind if I took his bike to CMP?
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« Reply #8884 on: May 26, 2019, 07:41:46 am »
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https://www.riders-share.com/listing/4tkKzpY769pdiETKt

Do you think Parag would mind if I took his bike to CMP?

Coool. Looking at the selection in Columbia ... 2 bikes ... a 650 Suzuki scooter, and an Intruder 1500. Lol. I'll take the cruiser
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« Reply #8885 on: May 26, 2019, 09:00:58 am »
I've seen scooter/moped rentals, but I don't know about real motorcycles. Million dollar idea?  :partyon:

My local Harley shop does rentals. 

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« Reply #8886 on: May 26, 2019, 09:26:35 am »
My local Harley shop does rentals.

But I don't want to rent a clunky pile of Harley. :lol:
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« Reply #8887 on: May 26, 2019, 02:22:28 pm »
Popped my ferry ride with bike cherry, even if it was just a 5 min ride  :praise:
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« Reply #8888 on: May 26, 2019, 08:50:17 pm »
I think this is my favorite picture with the SV so far.

"On a given day, a given circumstance, you think you have a limit. And you then go for this limit and you touch this limit, and you think, 'Okay, this is the limit'. And so you touch this limit, something happens and you suddenly can go a little bit further. With your mind power, your determination, your instinct, and the experience as well, you can fly very high." - Ayrton Senna

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« Reply #8889 on: May 27, 2019, 01:11:44 pm »
Nice road to open it up!
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« Reply #8890 on: May 27, 2019, 01:13:27 pm »
Yeah, that's really pretty. I love tree tunnels like that.

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« Reply #8891 on: May 27, 2019, 02:33:26 pm »
I think at this point, I'm almost certain my next bike will be an adventure bike.

- Seeing as how I live out in the boonies now, I definitely would like some wind/bug protection
- A lot of crumbling rural roads when exploring
- I still want to get into motocamping/longer rides
- My knees aren't liking the SV after 2+ hours

I would really like a Triumph Tiger 800 or something, but I'll most likely have to settle for a Vstrom. On the positive side, now that insurance is more reasonable living out here, I'll probably swing for a Vstrom 1000 if it comes to it.
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« Reply #8892 on: May 27, 2019, 04:14:24 pm »
Adventure bike :wub:


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« Reply #8893 on: May 27, 2019, 04:27:15 pm »
Honda Africa Twin if you plan to do some off-roading.  VStrom or Versys if you're just going to be on crummy, crumbling roads.
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« Reply #8894 on: May 27, 2019, 04:40:27 pm »
Honda Africa Twin if you plan to do some off-roading.  VStrom or Versys if you're just going to be on crummy, crumbling roads.

Seconding that. The VStroms just don't have the ground clearance or suspension for anything more than a unpaved fire roads but they're real good at long rides on pavement.

Also look into the Super Tenere
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« Reply #8895 on: May 27, 2019, 05:00:30 pm »
KLR650 is another good one for tackling off road terrain and still OK for gobbling miles on pavement.  I've heard of a number of people taking those things up the Yukon trail or similar long hauls.
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« Reply #8896 on: May 27, 2019, 05:09:05 pm »
Bulletproof, too.  Ancient, sure, but bulletproof.

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« Reply #8897 on: May 27, 2019, 05:37:09 pm »
I took my Suzuki GS750 off road, once. It got completely stuck in the mud and my buddy had to push me out. I blame the tire. :rockon:
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« Reply #8898 on: May 27, 2019, 05:51:37 pm »
Honda Africa Twin if you plan to do some off-roading.  VStrom or Versys if you're just going to be on crummy, crumbling roads.

Ha I wish. If I can't afford a used Triumph Tiger 800, how am I gonna afford an Africa Twin?  :cry:
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« Reply #8899 on: May 27, 2019, 05:52:12 pm »
Bulletproof, too.  Ancient, sure, but bulletproof.

Funny y'all mention the KLR. Literally came across this video yesterday

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« Reply #8900 on: May 27, 2019, 05:58:47 pm »
IRL, for what I can afford, what I want is either a 94+ Honda Magna 750, or any Kawasaki Vulcan 750. My adventure is going to the drive-in to pickup chicks, but coming home with a cheeseburger.
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« Reply #8901 on: May 27, 2019, 06:03:16 pm »
Funny y'all mention the KLR. Literally came across this video yesterday



Watched that one, too. :lol:

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« Reply #8902 on: May 29, 2019, 01:14:40 pm »
When I took my wheels/tires in to be swapped (last Monday), she said it would be a day or two.  Nine days later...I finally get the call that they're ready. lol

Edit:  Wah, $143 for the swap plus tubes.  The tires themselves were like $180?  Not worth it...gonna get me a good set o' spoons and just do it myself from now on.  It's a PITA, but it's not a $143 PITA.  :hammerhead:
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« Reply #8903 on: June 02, 2019, 07:50:49 pm »
Every single day it rains. EVERY. DAY. Even if it's sunny and clear in SLC, I can't get more than hour away before I run into more rain.
I got rain+hail today, but at least the roads were empty so I could do some spirited riding. The reservoirs/rivers are so full right now too, it's nuts.




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« Reply #8904 on: June 03, 2019, 11:25:32 am »
Rode the bike one last time this weekend. It felt good. It felt right. The speed surprised me. But it's time. Going to subject myself to CL/FBM hell and list it tonight :cry:
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« Reply #8905 on: June 03, 2019, 12:03:48 pm »
Good luck, use a Google Voice number haha
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