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post #31 of 94
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Originally Posted by limping_decorum View Post
I need to turn the box of assorted xs650 bits I have into something that runs....

Not a fan of modern sport bikes...


Wow... that thing is awesome... and looks... uncomfortable.
post #32 of 94
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Originally Posted by Tokyo Slim View Post
To be perfectly honest, I hate the look of these. Its like someone decided that the already cartoonish "cruiser" bike needed more crap stuck all over it... ugh.

I'm sure they are fun to ride and all, but really not my thing.



I know where you're coming from on that The bike has a few too many extra bits on it, fortunately though, many of them can be modified and/or removed. I'd likely go with a black bike, and replace the exhaust with matt black pipes, powder coat the wheels, tuck the HUD into the light cowl and try to clean it up a bit.

I've been torn between a 109R, or a GSX-R600 for a while now. I love the looks and the speed of a R bike, but I would be doing a lot of distance traveling and I just can't see a R bike being comfortable enough for long rides.

The thing about that 109 though...that is one ridiculously powerful bike.
post #33 of 94
Have you fellas seen Exile Cycles? http://www.exilecycles.com/ What turned me on to them was an article in Robb Report for Motorcycles about the RX-Streetfighter (http://www.exilecycles.com/index.php?section=110 ) but their bikes are amazing in general.
post #34 of 94
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Originally Posted by slipperywhenwet View Post
I'm looking at picking up a Suzuki Boulevard 109R in the spring. My brother has one, and although he has blown the driveshaft twice, and the shifting is a little heavy, it goes like hell and makes a lot of noise.

I love those bikes. Unfortunately my inseam is too short for those forward-mounted controls. I went to the motorcycle show in DC earlier this year and sat on a bunch of M109s. No can do.

Afterwards, I went to Denimbar and picked up some jeans to make me happier. )

At this rate, I'm looking at picking up a used Yamaha V-Max (not the new $18k, 200hp one). I'll try for a used 2001 or newer V-Max for cruising around town.
post #35 of 94
limpin_decorum, I've seen people make some badass bikes out of the old XS's, street trackers in particular. I'm a huge cafe racer fan, so ideally I'd go with this:



But that likely won't happen. I'm also a fan of streetfighters and this is really starting to appeal to me:

post #36 of 94
it would be... the honda RC211V the yr that nicky hayden won the championship on the bike
post #37 of 94
that norton above is hot....
post #38 of 94
I was flipping a Ducati every summer for a few years. Going with a late 60s CB450 now.
post #39 of 94
I want a Triumph Scrambler, but I have a wife instead.
post #40 of 94
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Originally Posted by limping_decorum View Post
I need to turn the box of assorted xs650 bits I have into something that runs....

Not a fan of modern sport bikes...


I have a street legal XR 750 harley flat track bike...wanna race
post #41 of 94
I can't say I have just one dream bike. I would rather have several bikes. One for every occaision... Harley V-rod / Fatboy or any custom cruiser (just for cruising and looking cool) BMW R1200GS or RT (all around touring to the supermarket or to California) Suzuki / Yamaha 1000 (doing wheelies and outrunning the police)
post #42 of 94
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Originally Posted by Ace Rimmer View Post
I love those bikes. Unfortunately my inseam is too short for those forward-mounted controls. I went to the motorcycle show in DC earlier this year and sat on a bunch of M109s. No can do.

How short is your inseam? I'm midget height by most standards (30"), but I can still reach the controls. My brother bought an aftermarket seat from Corbin and said that you can ask them to bolster the rear of the seat to move you up an inch or two, and then take away in the bottom of the seat a bit to move you down an inch or so. He said it makes a huge difference.

My inseam is the same reason that I'm not sure about a sport bike. I can't touch the ground on most of these bikes, and a lowering kit is out of the question.
post #43 of 94
Nice bikes posted here.

I bought a Ducati 848 about a month ago and put around 3,000 kms on it. I ended up trading it in for a Ducati Hypermotard. The 848 was terrible around town and that's where I do a lot of my riding. It was also only in it's element if you were going really fast on nice curvy roads. It really was meant to be rode on the track.

The Hypermotard is by far the most fun bike I've ever rode. It wheelies absolutely everywhere with ease. The riding position is great for around the city. You can slide the rear end around corners easily. It's awesome. I'd highly recommend it to anyone.
post #44 of 94
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Originally Posted by DucatiCole View Post
Nice bikes posted here.

I bought a Ducati 848 about a month ago and put around 3,000 kms on it. I ended up trading it in for a Ducati Hypermotard. The 848 was terrible around town and that's where I do a lot of my riding. It was also only in it's element if you were going really fast on nice curvy roads. It really was meant to be rode on the track.

The Hypermotard is by far the most fun bike I've ever rode. It wheelies absolutely everywhere with ease. The riding position is great for around the city. You can slide the rear end around corners easily. It's awesome. I'd highly recommend it to anyone.

Sweet bike!!! Really looks like a blast. Every time I see one, I wish I had one!
post #45 of 94
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Originally Posted by slipperywhenwet View Post
How short is your inseam? I'm midget height by most standards (30"), but I can still reach the controls. My brother bought an aftermarket seat from Corbin and said that you can ask them to bolster the rear of the seat to move you up an inch or two, and then take away in the bottom of the seat a bit to move you down an inch or so. He said it makes a huge difference.

My inseam is the same reason that I'm not sure about a sport bike. I can't touch the ground on most of these bikes, and a lowering kit is out of the question.

29" inseam here. While I could reach the controls I could not be confident that it was enough to manuever in an emergency situation.
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