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EightyDeuce 2 September 2015 15:47

I was able to get out and sit on a few of these bikes but still have a few more to try out.

Victory: Vegas, Gunner, Hammer - These bikes were the coolest looking of the bunch I sat on yesterday, especially the Hammer. Unfortunately my 29" inseam made it so I would be using my tip toe to hit the rear brake and shift up and down.

Star:
- vstar custom 900, tank felt very wide and made reaching the rear brake and shift lever similar to the Victory models.

- Bolt: This bike felt great all around, easily flat foot and reach the shift lever and rear brake. The "R-Spec" has an adjustable rear shock and felt comfortable all around compared to everything else I sat on.

HD:
- Sportster, Low Rider to give a dyna model a shot as recommended. Haven't had a chance to get to the Harley shop yet

Triumph:
- haven't made it to the shop that sells these yet.

Xenonburnout 2 September 2015 17:12

EightyDeuce,
I know how time consuming test riding and sitting on bikes can be. But, the end game will be you on a bike that feels comfortable and that equates to years of enjoyment... Good luck finding your ride.

Local 2 September 2015 17:28

EightyDeuce

I know you're looking for a cruiser, but have you considered a Super Moto? Something in between sport bike and cruiser?

I've ridden crotch rockets my whole life. I've been looking for my next bike - if I was thinking a harley I would look at their XR1200

http://moto.zombdrive.com/images/har...n-xr1200-5.jpg

Its got more of a flat track type look to it.

That being said if I could have anything right now...

http://www.motorcyclespecs.co.za/Gal...014%20%201.jpg

Ducati Hypermotard SP.

Boom

(drops mike)

- Local

CAP MARINE 2 September 2015 19:20

Indian Scout-69ci, water cooled,3.3 ga tank,100hp

Fox33C1 2 September 2015 22:44

if you have any kind of impulse control issues do not buy a hypermotard

I took one for a test ride and within 2 miles..2 wheelies...jumping curbs and using speedbumps as ramps...

I took it back in like 10 minutes and said "I'm gonna goto jail on that"

Local 3 September 2015 03:04

Quote:

Originally Posted by Fox33C1 (Post 1058505144)
if you have any kind of impulse control issues do not buy a hypermotard

I took one for a test ride and within 2 miles..2 wheelies...jumping curbs and using speedbumps as ramps...

I took it back in like 10 minutes and said "I'm gonna goto jail on that"

But...... the feeling when you twist that throttle...

EightyDeuce 3 September 2015 08:46

Quote:

Originally Posted by Local (Post 1058505054)
EightyDeuce
That being said if I could have anything right now...

Ducati Hypermotard SP.

Boom

(drops mike)

- Local

I rode an Aprilia Shiver last year that I really liked but they are about as rare as can be around my parts. I also heard that the maintenance is more costly and some things need to be done by a dealer. Don't know if that's true or not but it kept me away.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Fox33C1 (Post 1058505144)
if you have any kind of impulse control issues do not buy a hypermotard

I took one for a test ride and within 2 miles..2 wheelies...jumping curbs and using speedbumps as ramps...

I took it back in like 10 minutes and said "I'm gonna goto jail on that"

I have impulse control which is why I'm trying to stay out of the triple digits on a sportbike.

I was watching some YouTube videos last night and one thing led to another and I found myself watching Yamaha FZ-07 videos. I'm really digging that bike, a lot. I saw it at the dealership I checked all the Victory's out at but stayed away because it was sitting next to new R6's, R1's, and R1 M's. I'm going back today.

forward to 1:15 for the good stuff, amazing sound.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=quTMCIAQW2Y

sf-doc 7 September 2015 10:03

I just bought a 2015 Road Glide. I am loving this thing.

19MIKE 12 September 2015 11:37

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Saw this today in a parking lot...over 1000 H.P.....nitrous tanks on the back

Dude said it does 195!! :eek:

sarc88 15 September 2015 10:55

Not sure I'm straddling anything that runs N02!

Maverick 14 May 2017 07:27

I wanted to revive this thread since I'm currently shopping for my first bike. EightyDeuce, what did you end up going with?

CAP MARINE 14 May 2017 09:46

I have an Indian Scout. Great bike
Water cooled, 6 sp, ABS,bags, windshield, 3.3ga tank
All the power I need
In the past I have owed- sportster-883/1200;soft tail, Indian Classic( traded because of knee)and Switchback HD

B 2/75 14 May 2017 09:54

Best cruiser ever... 91 FXSTS, rather radically updated

Wish I still had her...

http://socnet.com/attachment.php?att...1&d=1378439111

Paul85 14 May 2017 10:09

These fenders are a thing of absolute beauty.

twinfist 14 May 2017 13:50

I have had 3 bikes:
https://scontent-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net...b6&oe=5973E8BB
Vstar 650-great first cruiser, but the small engine limits your passing ability

https://scontent-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net...7f&oe=59A9632A
Kawasaki Nomad 1600, the kawa version of a Road King. LOVED it. Did an Iron Butt run on that bike (Iron Butt is 100 miles in 24 hours)

http://images.motorradonline.de/sixc...pg.1712652.jpg
HD Electra Glide FLHTCI- got the fairing, got the trunk and the hard bags, stereo. Mine only has the 88ci engine, which I find a little lacking. Plus, HD ought to stand for "Hundred Dollars" because damned near anything you need to buy for it will cost you at least a C Note.

Of the 3? the Kawasaki Nomad had BY FAR the best ride. Japanese bikes are bullit proof, almost never break down, and parts/upgrades are a LOT cheaper than anything made for a Harley

B 2/75 14 May 2017 13:57

If I'd ever get another bike (rate that as pretty damn unlikely) it would either be a small dirt bike, or a big-ass GoldWing dresser.

twinfist 14 May 2017 17:34

sorry, an Iron Butt is 1000 miles in 24 hours or less. Actually not difficult at all.

shady1 2 August 2017 10:04

Inheriting Honda Gold Wing
 
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So. Apparently I am inheriting a 1981 Honda Gold Wing. I have gone through the whole dirt bike thing when young and then transitioned into years of owning Ducati's then as I got a little older did the Harley thing. I could never see myself buying or riding a bike like this ever but. It is something my brother wants me to have. After thinking about it I believe I could ride this thing if I stripped the hell out of it. Just not the Gold Wing type person. Too generic for me. Anyway. I see some pretty cool stripped down versions as in bobber or cafe styling. I think I could ride this thing for awhile. Give me some thoughts or ideas on this project. Something like this image.Attachment 37461

KidA 2 August 2017 10:21

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Oh - in addition to the:

1969 Lambretta dl (Italian only)
1986 Honda TLR 200
1986 Honda CR250R
1972 Suzuki TS250
1983 Husqvarna WR250

I bit the bullet and picked up this a couple months ago:

2017 Moto-Guzzi V7 III Classic. One thing I like about the V7 is its provenance - same look, style, feel, and motor for the past 50 years. You can park a 2017 next to a 1967 and they look about the same. They've been made in the same factory for 90 years.

It's not a cross-country cruiser (I didn't want one of those) but it is more than adequate for riding around town, country roads, two-up to some café 2 hours away for lunch, etc.

It wasn't expensive, and it's quite unique. Here you can see the 2017 and the 1974 similarities.

GotSig? 2 August 2017 10:28

Nice bike! now you just need to add the 69 Norton to the collection.


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