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Discussion in 'Auto, Tractor, Motorcycles, Racing, and Mechanics' started by LetterG, Jan 28, 2016.



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Where is your favorite State to Ride??

  1. South Dakota???? Black Hills

    2 vote(s)
    16.7%
  2. Tennessee??? LBL or the Mountains

    4 vote(s)
    33.3%
  3. California??

    4 vote(s)
    33.3%
  4. Arizona??

    1 vote(s)
    8.3%
  5. Florida??

    2 vote(s)
    16.7%
  6. Texas??

    1 vote(s)
    8.3%
  7. Alabama??

    1 vote(s)
    8.3%
  8. North Georgia??

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. The Carolinas??

    2 vote(s)
    16.7%
  10. New Mexico??

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
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  1. Lt Dan

    Lt Dan Gold Pirate Gold Chaser

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    I still Have and ride that 950 V-Star Yamaha. however would like to downsize to a lighter bike as I'm over 70 now and have no problems with the weight, just know that downsizing would be a good option for me. Here is the one I have looked at that - well it was a 2017, but seemed quite nice for the style of riding I do. As I've said somewhere in the past, almost all of the riding in my area is paved roads, we do not have those neat forest roads anywhere near me. So, I have looked at the KLR, but I like a lower riding bike for my type of riding.

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    Kind of like a V-Max. I like it! I got myself a new steed the other day, to add to the stable. Must be a mid-life crisis or something like that!

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    I have had to use all of my willpower to NOT buy one of these Honda Africa Twins. From everything I have heard and read they are just flat out the best and most pleasant dual sport motorcycles ever built.

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    90%RealMoney Midas Member Midas Member

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    Bikes are like gold and silver coins. They all look good, and I want one of each! to an extent, anyway!
     
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    Yep. Thing is I can only use one at a time and the motorcycle I have is awesome. The KLR 650 is just wonderful old school fun.
    Big frame, big engine, big gas tank, big old single piston thud thud thud!
    Parts like tires, sprockets & chain, brake pads etc are cheap and the damn thing is about bulletproof.

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    She's a keeper for sure! As far as only riding one at a time, Somehow I can't convince the insurance company of that!
     
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    There's always that, even just carrying min liability ain't all that cheap.
     
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    In my old age, I've lost the muscle tone & adrenaline & cojones to ride my Yamaha XT 600 that way... Ready for trade-in.
    Therefore looking at a Vespa 125 scooter, haha!
    Anyways, the smaller bikes give you the same "feel", but within the speed limits!
     
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    My brother - in his 60's too, asked me the other night "What's up with new bikes? I'd like a Boss Hoss V8." - I replied, "yeah, and the 5 guys along with it to pick it up from your crushed leg..."
     
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    Check into those Honda "GROM's" (125cc) . I don't know what the deal is, but it seems they are quite popular. Being used as pit bikes alot, seen them at NHRA drag racing events. There are similar type bikes from other manufacturers too.

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    uh... an extension for my wife? ;)
     
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    Kawasaki's version:

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    Looks like your figs are gonna ride on the tank on any of these, in order to fit a passenger. Unless you got no ass!
     
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    And a home made version!

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    Oh man, this is a freakin' RIOT!

     
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    Dude was just riding back and forth on that road, waiting for his first greenhorn victim. Guy on the crotch rocket knew how to gas it on the straights, and that's about it. Is that a Vespa scooter? Sounded like he gave it a new set of lungs, and tapped into that two stroke power.
     
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    Marilla Road Summertime

     
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    Phantom Bikes - Jay Leno's Garage
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    Justin Bell joins Jay for a motorized bicycle race of epic proportions, pitting John King's touring model against his racer. Who will be the victor?
     
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    I would really like to have something in this picture. Not what you're thinking, see that Mototote on the back of the SUV, yeah, there is an SUV in the picture. I'd like to have some way to carry a motorcycle on the back of my van, pickup or motor home, just because. Even if the bike was little more than a scooter.

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    Pick up my camper in March... with a similar (but with more lighting I think) cross-wise scooter carrier (up to 170kg) mounted on rear. Listed @ over 2k euros, dealer "throwing it in"... Pictures in a month...
     
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    I actually just found a link to that by doing a search. Link - http://www.mototote.com/
    My road bike is a bit to heavy for even the larger model, 600# limit, I think my bike is around 650# dry, would not want to haul that around on a receiver carrier. Wife's scooter would easily work if it was worth hauling something like that around. I may look for bike or scooter in the 250 plus or minus, but Yamaha does make a 200cc that is kind of a duel sport, might be the ticket.

    I did buy an older '89 motorhome, it's in the shop, had some work needed I didn't quite feel comfortable doing myself. Should be getting it back in a week or two. I have to call and check on it sometime this week if they don't call me first. The camper part of it needs several repairs as well, I'll be doing most of that. Wife and I may use it a lot or a little, depending. May only use it here in Ohio during the summer. Pics - maybe later.
     

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