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Where is your favorite State to Ride??

  • South Dakota???? Black Hills

    Votes: 2 16.7%
  • Tennessee??? LBL or the Mountains

    Votes: 4 33.3%
  • California??

    Votes: 4 33.3%
  • Arizona??

    Votes: 1 8.3%
  • Florida??

    Votes: 2 16.7%
  • Texas??

    Votes: 1 8.3%
  • Alabama??

    Votes: 1 8.3%
  • North Georgia??

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • The Carolinas??

    Votes: 2 16.7%
  • New Mexico??

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
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Lt Dan

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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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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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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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If only it was warm enough. Some days nothing gets done until I've taken a ride.
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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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!
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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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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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
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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Custom Bikes - One Offs, Trikes, Choppers, Electric & Show Winners
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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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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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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...
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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SR 39 from Monrovia to 67.

@3:25 on the right is my cousin's house

 
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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...
Got my camper 2 weeks ago. Been touring Barcelona area and Mediterranean coastal areas of France. 2-3 towns a day. Museums and churches (wife). Roman and medieval sites 4 me... and the Antiquities Museum in Arles. H
On my phone so can't upload the pics of gold coins and jewellery.
Oh, I removed the scooter carrier from the van before the trip since I don't have a scooter yet. Makes for easier city parking. 6 meters is already more than a meter longer than most spaces.
Pics when I log in with my 'puter.
Be well friends!
 

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Got my camper 2 weeks ago. Been touring Barcelona area and Mediterranean coastal areas of France. 2-3 towns a day. Museums and churches (wife). Roman and medieval sites 4 me... and the Antiquities Museum in Arles. H
On my phone so can't upload the pics of gold coins and jewellery.
Oh, I removed the scooter carrier from the van before the trip since I don't have a scooter yet. Makes for easier city parking. 6 meters is already more than a meter longer than most spaces.
Pics when I log in with my 'puter.
Be well friends!
Btw I am going to buy a side-saddle scooter passenger kit for wifey before buying the scooter to make sure it will adapt... Old folks we be... haha!