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Old 12-10-2012, 07:22 AM   #1
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The shinny new bike syndrom....

Every year about this time I get the desire to trade in or sell my current bike and buy a new, bigger fancier bike....

I think this comes from not being able to ride for 4 months.

My current bike is an 09 Versys that set up well for light touring. Its a great bike but has its limitations. Not the greatest for two up riding ( the wife doesn't feel comfortable on it) and I wouldn't mind a bit more power. The plus side its pretty much fully farkled....and the biggy, its fully paid for...has been for over a year.

So the internal struggle....sell it and get a bigger bike that needs to be farlked plus a payment. Or keep what I got...
In the past the wallet wins out and I don't buy anything...although last year I bought a used KLR to play with...( I know what some will say....sell that one, but Kermit has won my heart so I'm keeping that one)

I realize the only person who can answer it is me but I figure I'm not the only one going through this struggle.
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Old 12-10-2012, 07:37 AM   #2
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Get a new bike. As you have learned the strom is a good bike but it is lack luster and uninspiring. Choose wisely but get something that puts a grin on your face.
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Old 12-10-2012, 08:15 AM   #3
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Get a new bike. As you have learned the strom is a good bike but it is lack luster and uninspiring. Choose wisely but get something that puts a grin on your face.



The op said "My current bike is an 09 Versy" what would he have learned about a strom while riding a Kawasaki?

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Old 12-10-2012, 10:09 AM   #4
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The op said "My current bike is an 09 Versy" what would he have learned about a strom while riding a Kawasaki?

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Did you forget that DAKEZ is a Harley motorcycle salesman?
Sorry DAKEZ, couldn't pass the chance to get a zinger in.
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Old 12-10-2012, 10:19 AM   #5
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I am at the other end of the spectrum.....I like my bikes DirTay! So every year around this time I start looking for another abused, tired, dirty, old girl to add to the garage....
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Old 12-10-2012, 11:44 AM   #6
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The op said "My current bike is an 09 Versy" what would he have learned about a strom while riding a Kawasaki?


I had a moto mag on the desk next to me that had the new strom on the cover when I read the post. DOH!!! NEVER Mind that part. But the last part still applies.

Look into the Triumphs.
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Old 12-10-2012, 11:53 AM   #7
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why don't you spend a little money on some wilbers/ohlins for your bike so that it's set up to fit you and the way you ride?

I have a set of Ohlins set up on my 1150GS for my weight and riding style and I can push it harder in corners than my Aprilia Futura or K1200RS with stock suspensions.
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I had a moto mag on the desk next to me that had the new strom on the cover when I read the post. DOH!!! NEVER Mind that part. But the last part still applies.

Look into the Triumphs.
Not a bad idea but I would still be stuck with 650 engine....Although the Kawi 650 is a very good engine it can't compare to an 1100 on power. Loaded for touring and add a passenger and you defiantly feel a drop in performance.

I am looking into the Triumphs, 2 hour ride just to look at one....the defiantly fit the Shinny factor
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Old 12-10-2012, 01:13 PM   #8
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Not a bad idea but I would still be stuck with 650 engine....Although the Kawi 650 is a very good engine it can't compare to an 1100 on power. Loaded for touring and add a passenger and you defiantly feel a drop in performance.

I am looking into the Triumphs, 2 hour ride just to look at one....the defiantly fit the Shinny factor
I had a 995 Sprint St for about 2 months. The motor was absolutely fabulous. I bought it in L.A. and rode it to Savannah. I just couldn't ride it for more than 100 miles without have to stop and stretch.
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Old 12-17-2012, 07:18 AM   #9
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I had a moto mag on the desk next to me that had the new strom on the cover when I read the post. DOH!!! NEVER Mind that part. But the last part still applies.

Look into the Triumphs.



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Old 12-17-2012, 09:31 AM   #10
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Old 12-21-2012, 02:06 PM   #11
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Get a new bike.
Remind me what you do for a living again?
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Old 12-21-2012, 02:54 PM   #12
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Old 12-23-2012, 04:58 PM   #13
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You have an illness that is an epidemic in this community.
Don't fight it..just get it and repeat repeat repeat.
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Old 12-10-2012, 08:23 AM   #14
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What I'm thinking of...and I haven't even seen one in person let alone ride it is a Yamaha Super Tenere....Features and Price point are on the mark....plus I can swap some of my farkles....Aux Lights, Panniers etc...
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Old 12-10-2012, 08:51 AM   #15
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I vote with Dakez - get something that really fills a need and captures your imagination. Then ride it a long time. My 2004 KTM 950 was practically an impulse purchase powered by emotion. I was planning on buying a BMW GS, when I stopped into a KTM store just to look. I sat on her and was smitten. She reminded me of my old YZ and was in my barn within a few days. I never got tired of that bike, nor regretted the money I poured into her. She took me all over the continent. I only just sold her last spring.

Her replacement is the hottest little bad girl I've ever owned. Beautifully sculpted orange trellis chassis, graced with long WP legs, and a heart filled with a piston the size of a coffee can! She's stopped by Italian brakes, and weighs in at an athletic and toned 300lbs.

Dang she's somethin' !!!

and expensive too.

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