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post #6496 of 6912
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post


That's just not how I roll.

 

Riding>Not riding

 

Resell on a lot of these bikes holds super well as we've seen with some posters here that are selling the bikes for more than they paid after putting a few years on 'em.

post #6497 of 6912
Then, no rolling for you.

Edit: I waited untill I could afford a more expensive (second hand) bike, so I understand.
post #6498 of 6912
I'm not saying it isn't a good plan it's just sometimes buying decisions are not 100% rational.
post #6499 of 6912
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post


That's just not how I roll.


Bro, just start saving like 99% of your income and you can retire early and live on $500/mo!

 

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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

Sadly, it's all moot and window shopping to me for another couple of years. The good news is, at that point, I'll be able to walk in and pay cash for pretty much whatever I land on.


Why wouldn't you borrow that money and invest your savings?  Are motorcycle loans high interest?

post #6500 of 6912
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Originally Posted by brokencycle View Post


Bro, just start saving like 99% of your income and you can retire early and live on $500/mo!

Word.

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Why wouldn't you borrow that money and invest your savings?  Are motorcycle loans high interest?

Has more to do with wife agro.
post #6501 of 6912
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Originally Posted by Cool The Kid View Post

Lol putting saddlebags on a sportbike does not make it a touring bike. I'm not crazy about Harleys either but that was pretty bad.

Live and let live, everything isn't for everybody.

Agreed. Let's not let this turn into a "Harleys suck ass" - "Yeah well Power Ranger bullshit plastic sport bikes are...." thread.. those suck and i personally won't participate in that kind of immature, childish bullshit..
post #6502 of 6912
I grew up across the street from a guy who would idle his straight piped Harley from about 6AM every morning, so the shit is hardwired. I kind of get it though. If nothing else cruisers make more sense on the street than full on superman ergo sportbikes. They are at least designed primarily for street duty. I like speed and handling though so I play the middle with nakeds. Different strokes
post #6503 of 6912
When I finally land a bike it shall not have straight pipes. A bit of a rumble is fine but I am distinctly not a member of the "loud pipes save lives" crowd; I like my quiet.
post #6504 of 6912
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Originally Posted by gnatty8 View Post


Agreed. Let's not let this turn into a "Harleys suck ass" - "Yeah well Power Ranger bullshit plastic sport bikes are...." thread.. those suck and i personally won't participate in that kind of immature, childish bullshit..

 

But I'm an immature childish bullshitter.  That's my shtick

post #6505 of 6912
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

When I finally land a bike it shall not have straight pipes. A bit of a rumble is fine but I am distinctly not a member of the "loud pipes save lives" crowd; I like to be able to sneak in late at night and not wake up the wife

 

Fixed that for you

post #6506 of 6912

I rode my bike into work today and first the damn gate wouldn't open for me. Then when I finally went through, the damn thing closed on my helmet. I almost fell over because I was laughing so hard. One of the valets saw it all happen. I wish he had a video.

 

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Originally Posted by Cool The Kid View Post

I grew up across the street from a guy who would idle his straight piped Harley from about 6AM every morning, so the shit is hardwired. I kind of get it though. If nothing else cruisers make more sense on the street than full on superman ergo sportbikes. They are at least designed primarily for street duty. I like speed and handling though so I play the middle with nakeds. Different strokes

 

Completely agree. They make a lot of sense on the street. More so than 150 hp track bikes in street regalia anyway. I don't see the point of that much power on the street. If you need 10 kinds of computers to make sure you don't power wheelie everytime you touch the throttle, then what's the point? Also, you could legit do ALL your street riding in first gear...

post #6507 of 6912
It's not the most accurate comparison but anytime I see supersports on the street, I liken it to driving one of those made-for-racing Ferraris that come without the stereo and A/C as your daily driver.
post #6508 of 6912
Took the bike out on the highway and some country back roads this weekend.

I love this thing.
post #6509 of 6912
Summer solstice means longer days for riding motorcycles. I'll take it. We keep our Bonneville out at our shack in the woods, so it was great tearing up those mountain roads with that thing. Riding back to the cabin Saturday night after dinner, it was amazing the number of fireflies on the roads. Literally had to bob and weave to avoid getting my face covered with firefly guts. Was a beautiful sight though, and my wife, who grew up in California, had never seen fireflies of this number before, so it was pretty cool for her too.

We got home last night, and took the Softtail Slim to the grocery to pick up blueberries and coffee. I love this bike. Probably my favorite of any of the bikes I've owned to date. I can see myself keeping this one for a very long time.. Swapping out the stock pipes for the wrapped Python pipes was a great choice though, since there is nothing like the sound of a Harley Davidson motor on a warm southern night, lol

post #6510 of 6912

I saw an FZ09 yesterday and it was so quiet. It rode by me when i was driving with the GF. This was in the city but it had absolutely no character. Was kinda sad. 

 

In any event, I moved the pegs up one and forward one on my sv. Knees hit the tank WAY better now. I want to go up just a bit more, but am running into clearance issues with the setback plates.

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