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Hey all, how's it going? Well I've had my 2010 Tbird for almost a year now and I've put about 5k miles on it...and you know what...I'm bored.

I'm no more than a day rider. My girlfriend has no interest in riding with me, which I'm cool with. And when I see something like a Bonneville, Thruxton or the show Cafe' Racer...I get real excited.

So I've been thinking;

Do I sell the Tbird and get me a bike like that?

Who here has felt this way, or gone in this direction?

Who here has a cruiser and a throw back, and if so - which one do you like better?

I like riding, I like it a lot. However the longest I'm riding is maybe 3 hours in a day...tops once was 5 and that was with a lot of stops.

Anyway, chime in and let me know what you think.

Thanks,

cya
 

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I just sold my Bonneville to get a Thunderbird. Maybe a case where the grass is always greener on the other side?

Bikes seem like one of those things where you always want a different one...
 

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Thats easy!! Buy a Thruxton!

I have both. I'll admit, when I bought the Bird I figured I'd sell the Thrux...but I just can't! So different, so unique, and just so damn hard to get rid of!! So now they both sit where I can stare at them when deciding on which one to ride.

I agree with RC65 - how can thrashing the Bird around be boring?
 

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I bought a T100 a little over a year ago and liked it so much I went out and bought a Tbird. The T100 was an absolute blast to ride and I wish I could have kept both. I decided that if I could only have one, it would be the Tbird. With the Tbird I can have fun going on short rides into the country but I am also comfortable riding 4-6 hours a day. I rode the T100 five hours a day on several occasions and did fine, but would rather spend that time something a little more comfortable. So a lot depends on the kind of riding you do. I love the Tbird but I sure do miss the T100. For pure fun, that was the best bike I ever owned. For all around, the Tbird fits the bill for me.
The only warning I can give you is beware, this may be one of those situations where whichever bike you own, you're going to wish you had the other.
 

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Keep the Bird and get a new Girlfriend, put's a whole new perspective on riding and boredom. With the right GF you can ride one and then ride the other and never be bored. You want to be seriously bored? Marry the wrong GF.
 

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I'm not sure how the Thunderbird can be boring. It has gobs of power, handles great, and is equally at home on a 35 mph 10 minute ride, or an all day ride at highway speeds. I guess I'm just not understanding why you aren't happy on a 3 hour ride. The Bird is perfect for that.
 

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Thanks for the feedback fellas. I like what DayCruiser said, get a new GF. LOL. I think I need to get an additional bike, a Thruxton or a Bonnie.

It's just like me and my cars. I'll trade them in every year to two years because I get bored with them. Want something new and exciting.

I rode into work today on Tbird...and you all are right, how could I be bored, it's a sweet ride.

I think what it is, is that I HARDLY ever ride with other people. I'm always a lone wolf. Can't get schedules straight with friends.

Thanks again for the feedback and wake up calls.
 

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Boredom is a state of mind. Don't throw out a really good bike while under the voodoo spell of boredom. There is no law in Virginia that I know about that keeps a rider from having TWO (or more) motorcycles. Try to find yourself a good poker ride for a good charity or just plain fun. Take a trip to somewhere you have been meaning to ride. Take along a camera so you can refresh your mind with the sites you saw. You might look up a few local, small motorcycle events in your area. Most motorcyclists do not bite, nor do they have rabies. Hell, a lot of them are just plain friendly and like to ride too. It is always nice to meet some new folks who share your enjoyment of the ride. I would put a little less stock in continuing to buy new things as a means to relieve boredom and spend more time finding out what you really enjoy doing, and then do it. Some of the best solo rides I have had were where I had just an inkling where I wanted to go, no specific time table and took time to smell the roses, sights and sounds and meeting new people, resting when I felt like it and riding with the wind wherever it carried me. My sense is you have a pretty good, powerful and comfortable motorcycle and to throw it out might result in a little regret. The Thunderbird for me is a keeper, and I do not find many of these motorycles that I want to keep long term.
 

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Truer words have never been spoken. I think I will take heed of your advise.

Have a great weekend everyone.
 

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Keep the Bird and get a new Girlfriend, put's a whole new perspective on riding and boredom. With the right GF you can ride one and then ride the other and never be bored. You want to be seriously bored? Marry the wrong GF.
+1 These are the true words......trust me on this one. If your GF lacks the interest in you to ride along then you are at a fork in the road of your life and need to go one way or the other.

A. Quit riding or learn to ride alone and not be bored. She will ultimately insist you quit. ( you already know this)

B. Kick her to the curb and find a GF who likes you enough to go along.
 
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