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Old 11-21-2012, 04:20 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Second Bike Suggestions?

Main bike is a speedy. Love it. But I love f'n with it and occasionally it will be out of commission for a day or two depending on how much time and energy I have putting into it. I also want to get the pipes coated. These things mean I am without a bike or easy transpo to work. I hate driving to work. Cost $$$ and the commute sucks. Budget is say, 3-4k.

I saw a 2009 FZ6 with 2500 miles for 3300 bucks. Seems like a great deal but know nothing about the bike. I imagine it runs well and will get me to where I need to be.

Keep in mind I'm a bigger guy, 6'2" 230lbs so I may be limited. Don't do track days or anything of that sort.

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Old 11-21-2012, 04:58 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I had a quick squiz at the map to see how much dirt there is near Oakland. Look about for a nice dirt bike with a spare set of wheels. Have one set for the bitumen and "transpo" (as you put it) and put knobbys on the other set and bugger off up into the preserves in the hills behind you on the w/ends.
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Old 11-21-2012, 06:21 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I love my DR650 as a 2nd bike. Great commuter and opens up the world of dirt if you got any nearby. Good on the highway too. Cheap, easy to work on, cheap tires, lot's of good reasons to look at a dual sport as a 2nd bike.
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Old 11-21-2012, 07:12 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I'm about your size and like the fit and feel of the dual sport motorcycles.
You can usually pick up a used one at a decent price. Good luck!
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Old 11-21-2012, 07:18 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Old 11-21-2012, 09:35 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I would say a Scrambler but that would quickly turn into your primary bike so that wouldn't work.
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What is a speedy?

Oh Pocono, you can't ask that on a Triumph site. Check out his sig.

I am pretty sure he means a Speed Triple.
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Oh Pocono, you can't ask that on a Triumph site. Check out his sig.

I am pretty sure he means a Speed Triple.
You're right. I didn't notice that.

I've noticed that term used to describe other bikes too, but you're still right.
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Oh Pocono, you can't ask that on a Triumph site. Check out his sig.

I am pretty sure he means a Speed Triple.
It could be a speedmaster.

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