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Motorcycles

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

  1. CDFS

    CDFS Senior member

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    In the list of bikes I'd want to buy:

    BMW R1200s
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  2. John Doe

    John Doe Senior member

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    That is sweet! Me like.
     
  3. Rumpelstiltskin

    Rumpelstiltskin Senior member

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    This is one of my closest friend's bike, a slightly older R1100s (fixed)

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    They are odd bikes. That boxer engine is turbine smooth and very predictable in the power delivery. Very upright seating position and very comfortable. Forget the S, go all out and get the HP2. It might not be able to reel in i-4 middleweight bikes but supposedly it can handle quite well, even with those cylinder heads poking out.


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  4. CDFS

    CDFS Senior member

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    ^I could get used to that.:) But looks allone I'd choose the R1200s. I love the hard line between top and bottom.

    The R1100s seems to be the more practical and comfortable version.

    As you can tell, I've not ridden either.
     
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  5. Rumpelstiltskin

    Rumpelstiltskin Senior member

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    Another reason to wear a black leather jacket and a black helmet



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    anonymity
     
  6. Fang66

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    [​IMG] The big triple? Not even with modern rubber, my balles just isn't big enough. This yes. [​IMG] Or this (guy who owns the stationary shop near my house has a cherry example). [​IMG]
     
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  7. John Doe

    John Doe Senior member

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    I lusted after the Z1 when it first came out.:inlove:
     
  8. EgliComet

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    I put 35000 miles on a '99 R1100S when it came out. Had it for a little over a year and traded it for my KTM Adventure. So much slower than it looks.
     
  9. Rumpelstiltskin

    Rumpelstiltskin Senior member

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    This

    How reliable is that KTM? I want an RC8R but the closest dealership that carries them isn't very close (I can be in 3 different states before I get there) and I'm still not sure if they even know how to service it.
     
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  10. Fang66

    Fang66 Senior member

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    Who didn't. :nodding:
     
  11. John Doe

    John Doe Senior member

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    ^You were around in '72?:puzzled:
     
  12. Fang66

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    Roger that, I'm an old fart. Not old enough to have my licence in 72 though.
     
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  13. CDFS

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    :shattered dreams: Thanks for the heads up. One of the reasons these bikes interest me is the size of them. Late at night when I'm counting out my nickels and dimes and dream of once again acquiring a motorcycle I input my size on cycle-ergo.com and it doesn't look ridiculous when I try those BMWs.

    Another 'want(ed) to buy' of mine lacks in that aspect:

    Yamaha TRX850
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  14. John Doe

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    Me too.:fistbump:
     
  15. Fang66

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    I've been seriously thinking about getting a Z1, I explained to my wife that it is a preferable mid life crisis to a 20 year old girlfriend. She seems to think that if I got a Z1 or a 20 year old girl that I wouldn't be able to ride either of them properly anyway.
     
  16. John Doe

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    A Z1 would probably be the safer option.
     
  17. brokencycle

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    The Z1 might help you get the 20 year old girlfriend.
     
  18. EgliComet

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    I replaced my fork seals once and went through hell sorting out the carb--eventually I stuck on a Dellorto and that was way more tunable. I did everything myself. The RC8R is a much more modern beast though and I have no experience with that program.
     
  19. otc

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    No, its just going to help you get a girlfriend who was 20 when the Z1 came out.
     
  20. John Doe

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    Fang said he was an old fart so he might go for a 63 year old. As long as she is not "fat".
     

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