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Old 11-21-2012, 04:19 PM   #11 (permalink)
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It could be a speedmaster.

Which is why it's always helpful to complete your profile, 'cos it helps other posters in their responses.

Or a Speed Four if the signature line is missed.
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Old 11-21-2012, 05:21 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Not to be overtly controversial, but the Yamaha FZ6 is one of the limpest 600's I have ever ridden.

Against my Speed III, I find my Tiger 955i to be an ideal foil. While I have the cast wheel version, to my mind the earlier spoked wheel version would be ideal for situations where there are dirt or loose gravel roads around. The Tiger also makes for a great tourer and comfortable daily commute with perfect weather/wind protection provided by the accessory screen and stock hand guards.





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Old 11-21-2012, 05:31 PM   #13 (permalink)
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It could be a speedmaster.

Which is why it's always helpful to complete your profile, 'cos it helps other posters in their responses.
Good idea. Sorry about that.
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Old 11-21-2012, 06:22 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Someone mentioned a DL650. Excellent bike. I have a DL1000, so I would recommend either one. Both would likely be at the top of your price range or stretching it a bit. The 650 is much harder to find, because it seems to be more popular than the heavier 1000.

Or, you could go a completely different direction and look for a mid-to-late 90s Ducati 900SS! Been eyeballing those lately.
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Old 11-21-2012, 10:27 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Here's another +1 for the DL650 as a good choice for a second bike. Smoother on the road than a DR, but not as dirt-worthy. If "road" is the majority of your travel, then the DL is a great way to go!
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Moogs, you have nothing to appolgize for in my book!

A Speedy is a Speed Triple

Not a SpeedMaster, a Speed4, or a Street Triple. Nope. Gotta give that one to the original.

I will agree with those who have suggested a bike completely different than your S3 though. I don't think you could go wrong with something like a KLR650. Ugly, slow, utilitarian...yes to all. But also reliable as a stone, functional, cheap, and good resale (given that you can buy them so cheap to start with). Still able to ride down 880 if you need to, and also able to explore some dirt at the same time.
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Or, might this be the original?
A Meriden Bonneville was featured on the poster.

http://adland.tv/commercials/target-...e-2001-030-usa
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Or, might this be the original?
A Meriden Bonneville was featured on the poster.

http://adland.tv/commercials/target-...e-2001-030-usa
Wow! I'm not sure what damaged me the most; the visuals, the narration or the song.
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Yeah. It's a real attention grabber, isn't it?

But, "You never forget your first leather jacket" is a pretty true statement.
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Now that I've watched it a few too many times, the narrative really isn't so far off either.

"You know how you feel when you get on an old vintage bike?
There's this very freeing thing that happens.
There's a great energy with leather and denim.
It's not about being tough.
It's very liberating, romantic, modern, and clean..."

Maybe I just like old Triumphs and leather jackets too much. That's possible.
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