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    ^^^^^^^^^^

    There is nothing worse than a cycle (bi or motor) than sitting unused. Do it.

    Motorcycles are how I've paid the bills for 30+ years. Any questions just ask.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonathan View Post
    Does anyone have experience with a BMW f650 funduro. This looks like a capable little bike to dome some back country camping for not much money.
    We've had one for awhile now. It's been fun to ride. A few minor things have needed to be attended to but parts are cheap and it's pretty easy to work on. It's strong and stable enough to run down the interstate, not that it's much fun to do that, but easily tossed around at slow speeds and while on off road trails.

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    If you have kids, remember this: Never leave the keys in.

    Neil

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    Just rode 200 miles on my dad's new R1200RT-LC, chasing him on his CBR 1000. Visiting my parents is always fun. Lucky to have a gear-head dad!

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    Ok. I'm an idiot. I rode a friends Street Triple and fell in love.

    I didn't want this motorcycle thing to turn into what my bike hobby was.

    Selling the FZ-07 and going to the Triumph dealer......
    Not Riding!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pdxmech13 View Post
    Ok. I'm an idiot. I rode a friends Street Triple and fell in love.

    I didn't want this motorcycle thing to turn into what my bike hobby was.

    Selling the FZ-07 and going to the Triumph dealer......
    What do you like about the tripple? I'm actually kinda in lust with the Thruxton even though it's a reenactment piece.

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    The fueling/ECU. Even more linear with useable power on the road.

    Suspension feels more solid/stable especially going into turns. As a suspension guy, I like the adjust ability the R offers. Compression is a big sale for me.

    My FZ dives a lot. Really bad when braking or at least discerning.

    I also like the fit on the STR. Almost sport bike but still great commuter upright position.

    Plus it's got a face like mine, that only a mother could love.

    Seen a couple of the Thruxton's around here. Pretty cool bike even for a reenactment.

    I rode all winter, literally tallied up most of my 3500 miles since October. Would love me some ABS on the rainy days.
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    In fairness the FZ-07 is still a great bike. Especially for a beginner or someone who just likes a simple ride.

    I just think that I'm ready to move on to something a little more refined with options.
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    Ping Tim Shamrock about your triumph questions. He knows stuff.

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    Ducati: making mechanics out of motorcyclists since 1926.

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    Well, it didn't take long for this to get out of hand.

    In all it's glory.
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    That's a beauty!

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    pdxmech, I am J-E-A-L-O-U-S! Enjoy it!

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    Next spring, my dad and I are planning a 7-9 day tour somewhere in North America. Timeline is March - June 2016. We've got two bikes in LA (where my dad lives) and two in NY (where I live), so we could go from there. Alternately, we'd be open to renting a couple of BMWs somewhere.

    My dad has seen all of CA, OR, WA, ID, MT, WY, CO, UT, AZ, NV multiple times with my mom on his bike, so if we leave from LA, we'd probably do SW Colorado and the Utah parks. Where else should we consider? Maine and Nova Scotia? The Gaspe? Texas for the Bluebonnets? Maybe somewhere in the Southeast?

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    Thanks!

    I'm pretty excited. Closing on new house this week and not able to buy it until after that. Glad they were able to take a small deposit to hold it for me.

    Shameless plug but the folks at Cascade Moto are a class act. Very happy to be working with them.

    7-9 day tour sounds about right. I'd skip Texas only because it's such a HUGE state and it gets a little monotonous at times scenery wise and the wind can be a real PITA. NE could be a real blast come late summer.

    Cheers. Nick.
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    Christian, if you've never done the blue ride parkway and skyline drive that would be the southern option.

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    Quote Originally Posted by christian View Post
    Next spring, my dad and I are planning a 7-9 day tour somewhere in North America. Timeline is March - June 2016. We've got two bikes in LA (where my dad lives) and two in NY (where I live), so we could go from there. Alternately, we'd be open to renting a couple of BMWs somewhere.

    My dad has seen all of CA, OR, WA, ID, MT, WY, CO, UT, AZ, NV multiple times with my mom on his bike, so if we leave from LA, we'd probably do SW Colorado and the Utah parks. Where else should we consider? Maine and Nova Scotia? The Gaspe? Texas for the Bluebonnets? Maybe somewhere in the Southeast?
    Not sure what type of riding and roads you prefer. If it's NOT straight highways and two lanes: PA to WVA to southern OH or into KY and TN. There's stuff to see along the way but typically the further from the big cities you stay, the more turning you'll get to do. Lots of fun if that's the format you like.

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    Little roads. Blue highways, as it were. My dad rides a R1200RT and I'd either be on a CBR1000 or a rented R1200RS. KY/TN/WV/VA/NC might be a fun trip. We're ok to slab it for a while if we need to, but prefer a 10:1 ratio of little roads to big one.

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    Deep thought of the day: Ducati repairs can be broken down into two categories. Normal Maintenance and Things that don't happen to a Honda.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonathan View Post
    Deep thought of the day: Ducati repairs can be broken down into two categories. Normal Maintenance and Things that don't happen to a Honda.
    You had to go Italian....

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