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post #4426 of 4531
Except for the fact that they are fully clothed the 05/06 Kawi 636 or any of the 675 Daytonas would fit the bill.
post #4427 of 4531
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Except for the fact that they are fully clothed the 05/06 Kawi 636 or any of the 675 Daytonas would fit the bill.
For me? Not with stock ergos. I should mention race ergos are no go for me, tried em on the 650 and they killed my back. Can't commute like that. If I got either of those I would make em naked.
post #4428 of 4531
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For me? Not with stock ergos. I should mention race ergos are no go for me, tried em on the 650 and they killed my back. Can't commute like that. If I got either of those I would make em naked.


I was thinking about engine torquiness and flickability.  The Kaw is a lot more comfortable than the Triumph but there are a lot more Triumphs (model years) to choose from.  Thow a set of heli-bars on either and you'll be fine

post #4429 of 4531
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You thinking something newer or is vintage okay? The first newer bike to come to mind is the Suzuki TU250X, but they're still over $2k - in part because Suzuki only seems to sell them in the US every other year.

If you're looking for something older, CB200Ts, CB350s, and CB450s are all easily found in that price range. The CB200T seems well suited for shorter inseams.

 

Vintage is fine since I can always ride the Buell if I have to wrench on it. Thanks for recommendations!

 

http://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/mcy/4496047661.html

 

This looks pretty nice, but seems like a lot of money for what it is?

post #4430 of 4531
Almost double what I paid for my kz400 but looks to be in great shape and has a quarter to a third as many miles as my kz had.

Still seems way too high.
post #4431 of 4531
Prices do vary by region but that's a bit high for the cb360t around here for a nice runner; for $2000 firm I'd expect a much nicer bike. Watching his video: no way those are stock exhausts, and it sounds like it seriously needs a valve adjustment. And it's a huge pet peeve of mine when people point out "simple, cheap" repairs they couldn't be bothered to do while claiming the bike is worth top dollar.

And neither this bike or its successor my CB400t are going to be collector's bikes doubling or tripling in value in a couple of years, or ever. One of the great things about the small twins of this period is they'll be inexpensive until the end of time. Everyone's convinced they need more displacement to do anything, so the twins from the mid-70s languish.
post #4432 of 4531
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For me? Not with stock ergos. I should mention race ergos are no go for me, tried em on the 650 and they killed my back. Can't commute like that. If I got either of those I would make em naked.

 

Ahem. http://newyork.craigslist.org/mnh/mcy/4506562723.html

post #4433 of 4531
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Ahem. http://newyork.craigslist.org/mnh/mcy/4506562723.html

 

well damn!

post #4434 of 4531
Lol Im in NC.
post #4435 of 4531

@ Cool The Kid

 

 

Ever consider a 2nd gen Tuono?  Rotax powered 1000cc v twin engine, sane seating position and good performance. It just might fit the bill. Plus you can probably still still find brand new leftovers for about 7k

 

http://www.motorcyclespecs.co.za/Gallery%20B/Aprilia%20RSV%20Tuono%2008%20%202.jpg 


Edited by Rumpelstiltskin - 6/7/14 at 5:15am
post #4436 of 4531
Interesting choice. I hear they are relatively reliable too. I heard they get absolutely awful gas mileage though. Like 25 MPG. My car gets about 20. That's still a factor.....
post #4437 of 4531

I thought they got mid 30s gas mileage.  Now the v4s get really shitty mileage.  I was in love with that exact bike for a long while even though I have never seen one face 2 face.  They aren't very common...well I did see part of a wrecked on on I-95 once. I have seen a few RSVRs tho

 

The 2007.5 (mid year change) has about a 6 hp gain and I think they changed the charging system in 2008.  And even though the gold frame is uglier (IMO of course) I would look for a factory since it has lighter forged wheels


Edited by Rumpelstiltskin - 6/10/14 at 10:12am
post #4438 of 4531

While looking for old, small CB's, there was a CB350f locally for about $3k. I had to google the model and came across this youtube:

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=emjPQhb8-nc

 

Makes me almost want to shell out for it. How fun does that look?

 

Reminds me of people talking about how slow cars are more fun to drive (at least on public roads). Only having ~35hp looks awesome since you can rev it to 11k in all gears on normal roads without going supersonic in 3 seconds like on any three-digit hp bike. :slayer:

 

Well, ya'll might be bored on such a thing since you guys ride some pretty hot bikes.

post #4439 of 4531
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Reminds me of people talking about how slow cars are more fun to drive (at least on public roads). Only having ~35hp looks awesome since you can rev it to 11k in all gears on normal roads without going supersonic in 3 seconds like on any three-digit hp bike. icon_gu_b_slayer%5B1%5D.gif

Well, ya'll might be bored on such a thing since you guys ride some pretty hot bikes.

Like most things, there's something to both. I ride a 35hp CB400t every day and it's a lot of fun. The big thing about riding it is you keep your perspective on horsepower - the abundance we have now means few people really twist their wrists on a modern bike, and they transfer that to old bikes and think they're wimpy. I try to hit the 10k redline on mine every ride and you really do have to hang on as it gets moving. Top speed is just shy of 100mph indicated, but wringing it out will get me to 80mph rather quickly. It's a very engaging way to ride. I like the throwback feel of it so much I can't recall the last time I didn't kickstart it, though it's got electric start. (Kicking, though, does tell me more about the engine's state of tune.)

However, I find I do miss the CBR600RR I sold over the winter sometimes. Not the modern amenities like a fuel gauge, fuel injection, much more stable chassis geometry and not even the ability to go crazy fast - but sometimes I'm in a hurry and for that the RR was just effortless. Twist the throttle, bob and weave thru traffic, and you're there, no muss, no fuss, didn't need to come close to the redline. It's not often. I've considered getting another as a sort of weekend toy but really, it's not even every weekend I'd want to ride. But it's nice once in a while.
post #4440 of 4531
Looks like moving back to the Bay is happening... So now time to saddle back up.

As I have stated before, I think the MTS 1200S is the perfect bike in many ways. But I have to admit, the new Hypermotards also look pretty awesome for something a bit lighter/more fun. Ignoring difference in price, is there any reason to get the Hypermotard over the MTS?
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