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post #11 of 49 (permalink) Old 03-20-2017, 10:44 PM
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It will never work. If you want one of those type bikes, then get one of those type bikes.
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Seven-day loop (with one rest day), about 1500 miles:






Reason? On roads like this...



...I don't want to be on any bike that is not a Street Triple!

All I ask is a Hinckley triple
And a road to steer her by.
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You can if you were married to my wife. She states the my one is one too many.
my sugar lips rides,trying to get her to up grade at the moment
not sure what yet,but it always works out because whats mine is mine,and whats hers is also mine
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You can if you were married to my wife. She states the my one is one too many.

She is right. Sometimes one wife is too many!

Take my wife...please!
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post #14 of 49 (permalink) Old 03-21-2017, 05:57 AM
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I understand what you're saying but I'm not sure if I agree.. Not everyone sticks to one style of riding, and not everyone can afford more than one bike. I've done a couple >1000km trips on my Street Twin, and while not the comfiest after riding 6 hours a day I easily managed and preferred it over taking a vehicle.

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It's all a compromise as I see it. I set off on tour & want a big Trophy touring bike to load the luggage & get the miles done in comfort, get into the Alps & I want a Sp3 or Stripple to ride the passes, get down to the Adriatic or Med & I want a Bonnie for bimbling about.

I've never had any of those bikes, I compromised with Sprints for 20 years, which to me at the time were do it all bikes when I was more bendable, nowadays it's Tigers for the upright comfort.

A couple of my pals have toured all over Europe to rallies in Denmark, Sweden & Finland, also down to Hungary on Bonnies fitted with hard luggage & a small screen.

There's no such word as can't.
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The older the rider is, the more open he seems to be in taking what ever bike he loves or the only one he can afford and riding any where with it. Modifying it, chopping, stretching, adding stuff to it.

As kids in the early 60s a group of us rode 125 Puch and Sears and JBs down to Mexico from Boulder and back. Tied cloths, tents and bags on any way possible. Unbelievable time had. The bikes had HP limits because we were 14 so 50+ was fast. We still do that to our current bikes.

Point is, you can do almost anything you want with the bike you love.
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Hey, you guys are all, right. My apologies if I came across as a bit Upiddy.. didn't mean to. I've been in the saddle for 58 of my 70 yrs and have done just about every type of riding there is. I've been down the Baja with so much stuff strapped on one of my old twins that you could hardly see the bike. Done the long tours on small bikes, and all the things that we bikers do. We all do what we need to do in order to do what we want to do. But it is a FACT that going cross country sitting in a Stratolounger mounted atop a Honda Goldwing 1800 with the AC on and the Big screen TV going is a hell of lot more comfortable than doing it on little twin with a sheep skin thrown over the seat. BUT, I must say that some of the most fun trips that I've made were done that way because it was the only way I could do them. I guess motorcycling is kinda like Chile... it's all good, just some is better than others, and it's the eater taste that determines that.

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You can if you were married to my wife. She states the my one is one too many.
Maybe you have too many wives, just sayin.

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Hey, you guys are all, right. My apologies if I came across as a bit Upiddy.. didn't mean to. I've been in the saddle for 58 of my 70 yrs and have done just about every type of riding there is. I've been down the Baja with so much stuff strapped on one of my old twins that you could hardly see the bike. Done the long tours on small bikes, and all the things that we bikers do. We all do what we need to do in order to do what we want to do. But it is a MY OPINION that going cross country sitting in a Stratolounger mounted atop a Honda Goldwing 1800 with the AC on and the Big screen TV going is a hell of lot more comfortable than doing it on little twin with a sheep skin thrown over the seat. \
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I fixed that for you. Comfort varies between riders. Then there is the problem of being stuck with a Goldwing on twisty roads. No thanks.

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No worries, Snake. Your post gave me an excuse to photo whore a bit, and reminisce a little, too. By the way, here's another pic of the exact same bike I posted above in track day mode.



It all boils down to different strokes. With the exception of going off road, I'm very happy with the do-it-almost-all capabilities of my bike. Just a little time with a few wrenches and it's a commuter, or a canyon carver, or a sport-tourer, or a track day ride.

It would be a very boring world if we all agreed there was just one way to do everything.

Just because I'm paranoid, it doesn't mean the whole world isn't out to get me.
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My life is not without meaning. I can be held up as a bad example.
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