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When I grow up I want to be like Trini. Going to start drinking puncheon, change my accent and start saying "Allyuh" instead of "all of you"


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What kind of bike did you get this time Trini?

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Damn but that Triumph R3 is brawny. I'm pretty sure I'd kill myself on that.
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What kind of bike did you get this time Trini?

They stuck me with a Sportster 1200 which was...interesting to say the least.
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They stuck me with a Sportster 1200 which was...interesting to say the least.

 

Aren't those heavy?

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Aren't those heavy?
Somewhat

Bigger problem is that they are awful
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Aren't those heavy?

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Originally Posted by Cool The Kid View Post

Somewhat

Bigger problem is that they are awful

They are. It was nimbler than I expected but I still ended up scraping pegs on some turns.

It had good power tho on the highway but the ergonomics of the forward controls were awkward at best.
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When I see dudes with their sportster a all decked out in black leathers and a brain pan, their arms all hanging out in front of em.. That Harley rider scowl...
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When I see dudes with their sportster a all decked out in black leathers and a brain pan, their arms all hanging out in front of em.. That Harley rider scowl...

I mean, I kinda get it but I also felt like I didn't know if I was putting my feet in the right place.

I also felt like I was racing a recliner.

I did manage to hit 100 with it tho icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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Ton up or shut up. \m/
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400cc 1979 kz400.

But honestly, either they were really pushing hard on the economy bike angle, or there is something wrong with my bike (entirely likely there is something eating away the power considering its age). A ninja 250 is probably much faster and more powerful...it honestly doesn't feel any stronger than the 250 nighthawks and the 225 dual-sports I took my MSF course with, although I never tried to push them hard.

It has served me well in the city and on lake shore drive...but I get a little nervous the handful of times I have taken it on the interstate....it seems to go 80 without complaints (although I worry about a 30 year old engine spinning so fast for long period), but once you are going ~70, it runs out of acceleration power for passing.

My older brother bought one of these new. I think I posted in the happy thread I found a model of one and sent it to him for his birthday last fall.
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