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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

That's interesting about their debt being all short term...now I'm wondering why that last 500k isn't there too.


I had read Polaris gave Victory a "get profitable or get shutdown" ultimatum a few years ago. While I was originally looking at Victory I have enough concern they won't be around in 10 years not to buy one. Not to mention the viability of their dealers whereas Harley has a huge network.

Yes, I can't say that risk wouldn't concern me, even though it seems to be limited. I saw a really nice Victory bagger on the highway the other day and thought of you. Damn thing would have looked great stripped down.

Polaris is apparently growing leaps and bounds (obviously from a much smaller base) with the Indian brand. I've seen some on the road and never really liked them, but I can understand the appeal, especially at that price point.
post #6602 of 6613
Also read that the 110 ci only available in the CVO line will be in some regular models in 2017.
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Better brakes, more displacement, and crucially like 30-50lbs less weight.

SV650 needs a higher grade version... 100HP, fully adjustable suspension w/USD forks, brakes from this century, maybe an aluminum frame. If they could do that for STR money they would have something. I just can't stomach spending $7K on an SV that's no better than a 10 year old one I can get for $3-4K. That GSX-R suspension'd one near me is still for sale and dude is getting desperate frown.gif

 

I didn't know it had that much more power/torque and didn't know the weight difference was that significant.

 

I have my bike listed at 5k just to see what offers I'd get since I'm considering the switch to a convertible or to just get a better car. This summer was supposed to be awesome for riding, but it's sucked because my girlfriend won't go on it and we just drive everytime we go somewhere. Atleast that would be more enjoyable in something like a miata. Sigh.

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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post

I didn't know it had that much more power/torque and didn't know the weight difference was that significant.

I have my bike listed at 5k just to see what offers I'd get since I'm considering the switch to a convertible or to just get a better car. This summer was supposed to be awesome for riding, but it's sucked because my girlfriend won't go on it and we just drive everytime we go somewhere. Atleast that would be more enjoyable in something like a miata. Sigh.

If you sell the bike and you will regret it. Everytime one zooms by you it will bring a tear to your eye
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If you sell the bike and you will regret it. Everytime one zooms by you it will bring a tear to your eye

 

Oh I know I'd regret it the second the deal was done, but I'd like to be able to take road trips with my girlfriend without constantly feeling like I'm missing out on something. A manual convertible would be a healthy compromise of sorts.

 

If she were willing to ride 2 up, I wouldn't even be thinking about this, but I promised her from the get go that I'd never force her to come even though I really want her to come and ride with me. I keep offering, she keeps saying no. So it goes.

I've put nowhere near the miles on this summer that I'd hoped to. I can definitely keep riding it to her house, which is about a 100 mile road trip on some really nice back roads. Done that ride a few times and can't really see myself getting sick of it.

She rode a scooter as a pillion when we were on nantucket and loved it. Then she found out that one of the people in our party slid out while turning in the sand. They made out find, but her sister had a palm sized chunk of road rash and that had her freaked a bit. Her sister's bf was riding and while he felt terrible about it, he honestly shouldn't have been the rider since he had no experience and was a bit shaky. Those things were only 49cc and topped out at 35mph, but that's still fast enough to get hurt by.

 

Oh well. 

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Took the long way to work this morning. Still need to install the fender eliminator and turn signals. And figure out how to mount the gsxr damper.

 

I finally feel solid on this bike. I wish I could move the pegs up just a little bit so I could get my knees to line up better with the tank pads.

 

post #6607 of 6613
What kind of car do you drive now? Wifey and I used to get around in a POS 92 Accord. It wasn't really about the car, it was about the destination. For me as long as it has stickshift, is somewhat fun to drive and has a good stereo I'm good. Much rather have my Civic and my bike than a convertible... my last car was actually a 350Z and I couldn't wait to sell it.
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Originally Posted by Cool The Kid View Post

What kind of car do you drive now? Wifey and I used to get around in a POS 92 Accord. It wasn't really about the car, it was about the destination. For me as long as it has stickshift, is somewhat fun to drive and has a good stereo I'm good. Much rather have my Civic and my bike than a convertible... my last car was actually a 350Z and I couldn't wait to sell it.

 

Have an 02 subaru 2.5 TS. It's an auto, but I spent about 7k on the car plus work done on it and it drives really well for what it is. And it's perfect for the winters here in new england.

Someone offered me their wrx for my car+bike. I'd consider it but his car has too many miles (146k) and I don't think I want to mess with a turbo car with that many miles since I need my car to be reliable through school. If I knew enough about cars/fixing them, I'd consider it but I ended up having to pay like 4k on random shit for my car so I don't know if I want to go through that again. Had to do head gaskets, O2 sensor, cat converter, rad, alternator, sigh.

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Damn, yea you are in that car for a minute. That kind of sucks. Still though, bike + OK car >>>>>>>>>>>>>> somewhat nice car. Plus keep in mind a fun convertible is going to suck up North, even with snow tires. If I were up north I would probably DD an SUV
post #6610 of 6613
My syntax sucked there, that was 7k total for car and included the work done. I paid 2500 for the car. It's a no bullshit car that will probably see me through school for the cost of routine maintenance. It drives pretty well now after the work as well.

The miata would replace my current bike, not the car.

But yeah, the bike is likely far more fun though that car was a blast.
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Quoting from the thrift thread:

 

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Originally Posted by Bahljs View Post
 

On this topic...

 

I'm not sure if you all remember, but last year I picked up a stellar vintage Honda CB 350.

I'm the third owner and found out that the original owner is a lawyer here in Cleveland. I've reached out to him several times to try to get back story but no luck. I'm so anxious to find out the history of the bike (and ask if he has any others ;)).

 

 
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He thrifted a bike? Cool
post #6613 of 6613
No it's just awesome.
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