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Motorcycles

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by Tck13, Mar 15, 2006.

  1. blue collar

    blue collar Well-Known Member

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    Hey gents. I thought id post the finished product, for those who are interested.

    Its a lot of fun. Sub 300lbs. Toss it around really easily.

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  2. ClassyCanuck

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    Very clean! I don't see a kickstarter, battery under the seat?
     
  4. blue collar

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    Thanks guys. The kickstarter is on the right side, hidden by the carbs in this pic. Small 4 amp battery under the seat.
     
  5. Piobaire

    Piobaire Well-Known Member

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    Well, boys, thought I had the bug successfully buried and that it would never spring to life again. On Tuesday I came very close to driving this off the dealer floor:

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    Thankfully sanity returned as it would have been terminal wife agro. I have a new plan and that's just to skim a c-note off of cash withdrawals for a couple years and go pay for one cash.
     
  6. otc

    otc Well-Known Member

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    Do you have to get such a mid life 'I'm still cool' old man bike?
     
  7. Cool The Kid

    Cool The Kid Well-Known Member

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    I didnt want to say it :confused:

    Why not a Speed Triple or Bonnie at least
     
  8. Piobaire

    Piobaire Well-Known Member

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    Well, I am an old man. I can see that accusation with an HD which is exactly why I won't get one. The Victory is the cheapest (which you know is important to me), looks pretty bad ass IMO, and the seating position is comfy. I want a bike I don't have to wrench and that I can just toss a leg over the saddle and fire up.
     
  9. otc

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    Honestly, it is the paint scheme and the extra body panels/luggage (especially since it is integrated into the paint scheme) that makes it look so bad. I think solid black would look way better.

    Does it have to be a bagger? If so, I think the triumph rocket III touring is more interesting looking (if you lose the sissy bar). Otherwise, the other triumph cruisers are pretty interesting (and even the cruiser-model victory is way better looking). Add some removable leather saddlebags if you need them.
     
  10. Piobaire

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    Everything you don't like about it is what I like. I like the paint scheme, I like the hardshell bags (yes, has to be a bagger), and I don't want removable leather bags as I've never like the looks of those plus the leather takes upkeep. The bags pop right off so I could actually drive it around like a cruise if I wanted. If they don't take to much effort to pop off I might do that, but really, I just want something I can trundle off on whenever I want. I want the cargo so I can bring work clothes to change into if I drive to work, make a grocery run, or have enough to do an overnight with Mr. Piob if we so desire.

    If I was going for the comparable HD I could see the "trying to be cool" thing which is exactly why I'm looking at an off brand. I've never liked the Harley vibe and never will.
     
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  11. otc

    otc Well-Known Member

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    Well, at least you aren't getting the one with flames
     
  12. Piobaire

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    Ugh, god no. I actually thought what I'd chosen was sort of sedate looking vs. what's out there in bagger-land.
     
  13. Piobaire

    Piobaire Well-Known Member

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    Would this Victory be more acceptable?

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  14. Rumpelstiltskin

    Rumpelstiltskin Well-Known Member

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    I actually like baggers a lot. I think a Rocket 3 Roadster with Corbin Beetlebags would be badass

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  15. otc

    otc Well-Known Member

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    I think that looks way better.

    Tripple vs V-Twin? Unless you really want the V-Twin harley look, I think the tripples look pretty cool.

    And at MSRP, the roadster leaves you $4k to work with getting some matched bags and any other work you want done.
     
  16. Piobaire

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    Eh. It's not like I'm doing it now either way. I'm just like those guys in the car thread.
     
  17. Piobaire

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    Just spent some time looking at the R3. It is an awesome bike but really seems to force your hand into either cruiser or a touring bike that does not seem as well set up at the Victory CC. The engine is fucking incredible and if they had an integrated package, with a better fairing, I'd be interested. Also, looks like little love for the passenger.

    Lastly, the Triumph webpage truly sucks.
     
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  18. EgliComet

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    Buy whatever makes you happy and go for a ride. Who really gives a shit what others think? Life's too short to try to impress everyone.
     
  19. Piobaire

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    That's good advice, and trust me, nothing anyone says here would change my buy. I'm just going to wait a few years.
     
  20. Rumpelstiltskin

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