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    Default Re: Motorcycles.

    If I had a big pile of coin I would ask Richard Pollock to build me one of these.

    triumph_speedmaster_mule.1.jpg
    triumph-bonneville-custom1.jpg

    Or go full on USA style...
    Mule.jpg
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by jscottyk View Post
    My current ride is a BMW F800GS and fits that description pretty well. See obligatory garage door pic of bike sans-bags.
    I like!

    Quote Originally Posted by jitahs View Post
    eh sorry, not implying you are a fred everyone starts somewhere.
    No worries. Thought it is an apt analogy.
     

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    I would look at an older Monster, preferably a 900. Those motors are bulletproof and you might be able to find a decent one at the top end of your range. Here's one with 200k on it (197k in the article but he broke 200 in June) - Ductalk

    Quote Originally Posted by Heisenberg View Post
    CB750s are on my radar, as ar FZR 600s, and I just saw a pretty GPZ 750 that had been hacked apart for cheap.
    I'd remove the FZR. They're a good bike but there's no way I'd want to take one on a multi-day trip; they are happiest at high RPMs and that would annoy me to no end after the first day. They're more of a 'take it out and carve the canyons for a day' kind of bike.

    Quote Originally Posted by jscottyk View Post
    I love the air cooled motors. The '96 900SS/SP was one of the best and most fun bikes I ever owned. Beautiful design. Great sound. Enough power to be fun but not so much that you spit yourself off easily. Very reliable motor all things considered.
    I have a '95 SS/SP and it's IMHO as close to perfect as a bike can be. I bought it 8 years ago with 5600 miles on it - today it's at 47k and change.

    Eat one live toad first thing in the morning and nothing worse will happen to you all day.

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    Beautiful!

    Couldn't agree more.

    Quote Originally Posted by choke View Post
    I have a '95 SS/SP and it's IMHO as close to perfect as a bike can be. I bought it 8 years ago with 5600 miles on it - today it's at 47k and change.

     

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    motorcycles are fun...
    mid size are perfect... like 650/750/900.
    dont have one anymore..
    mebbe some dayy get another one.
     

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    it's a shame you guys never got the TRX850. Fantastic bike...
    http://motosvit.com/Yamaha%20TRX850/...096%20%201.jpg. For touring wth a bit of sport twins usually do well. That 'Orca' up the page would be the ticket though if you can afford one. Awesome bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jscottyk View Post
    Whoa 300 lbs.

    Sofa king hot. Pitch-perfect San Jose Mile machine.
    "Old and standing in the way of progress"

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    Quote Originally Posted by jitahs View Post
    Whoa 300 lbs.

    Sofa king hot. Pitch-perfect San Jose Mile machine.
    Yep. Heck, any street bike under 400 lbs is a blast. And a reliable, street-able, 100 RWHP motor can be done with out a lot of fancy-pants mods. If I do one, I build it with a Scrambler motor to get the 270 degree crank timing. Wouldn't that be fun!
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by devlin View Post
    it's a shame you guys never got the TRX850. Fantastic bike...
    http://motosvit.com/Yamaha%20TRX850/...096%20%201.jpg.
    Yes, that is a bummer. Great bike and a great motor.
     

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    This was listed on local KC Craigslist. $1300 left for some leather and hooker and beer adventures.

     

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    my last bike was a 650 yamaha twin
    fast enough and fun as hell.

    2 speeding tickets* in a week= sold it.

    * not even going fast... like 50 in a 35...
     

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    I had an xs special too . . . Great fun to ride, kind of a dog . . .
    I often think about getting another one, but am not sure I'd really ride it much.
     

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    The answer to your question is KLR650. Used for $2500 no problem. Easy to service, if it should break down, which isn't likely if it's been maintained.

    I'm a BMW guy and have done lots of touring on an 1150GS, but for a first/entry bike that's a little easier to manage, with good versatility for on/off road, that's available for cheap, the KLR is unmatched.
     

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    I love KLRs. I owned a KLR. For a primarily on-road trip, a Ninja 250 is way more comfortable. And faster.
     

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    Default Re: Motorcycles.

    Buddy of mine just picked one up...



    But, looks like I'm set on a certain Ducati 900SS CR. Oh yes.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heisenberg View Post
    Buddy of mine just picked one up...



    But, looks like I'm set on a certain Ducati 900SS CR. Oh yes.
    nice, on both counts.
    david corr

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heisenberg View Post
    ...But, looks like I'm set on a certain Ducati 900SS CR. Oh yes.
    Sweet! That black one?
     

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    Yessir!
     

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    Default Re: Motorcycles.

    For anyone interested in the older ducati 900ss theres lots of good people and info here ...

    Supersport - Ducati.ms - The Ultimate Ducati Forum
     

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