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Old 04-26-2013, 06:19 PM   #3421
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Not that my opinion is worth a penny more than you offered for it, but I'd keep the Nomad. They're both heavy pigs. If I recall from some of your other posts, your wife loves the Nomad.
He really needs a bigger garage so he doesn't have to trade them off.
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Old 04-27-2013, 12:58 AM   #3422
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After a 400 mile trip on a naked 4cyl 600, now I understand why people
generally tour on liter+ 4cyl or twins, so:

This:


Or this:
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Old 04-27-2013, 09:14 AM   #3423
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Got the itch for something. I absolutely love my Tenere, but it's so damn serious if you know what I mean. Every ride I take is not a trip to Alaska or Tierra del Fuego.

I'm thinking a SV650 would go along nicely in the garage. Great engine for real riding, light weigh, low maintenance, cheap. Did I mention cheap. Perfect for day rides on the street when I don't need crash bars and luggage. Of course the DRZ would have to go first, but it only got about 1400 miles on it last year, so it might as well go anyway.

Damn motorcycles are addictive.
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Old 04-27-2013, 09:20 AM   #3424
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Going back home tomorrow from a 400 mile trip, need this:

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Old 04-27-2013, 10:26 AM   #3425
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This is a great thread! It's like a support group.
Hi I'm " " and I wish I had a " ."

Well, my Transalp was supposed to be my " no matter what " runner so I could still ride whilst rebuilding my CB500k, but it's not working out that way. Spring maintenance has revealed some trouble and so I again am wishing for a dead reliable, ride anywhere bike that doesn't overlap much in purpose with my other bikes (transalp and 500k).

This is really tempting:


I did some rough mathematics and figured that if I drive this 33% of the time, the money I save on gas over driving the cage will pay for the bike in 4 years. Not perfect math but hey it's called rationalization.
I have had a strange desire to own a fully fared sport bike for a while now, but one that I could use all the power. The more I look at and read about this bike, the more I want it.

I have one. It's a blast. One of funniest bikes I have owned. Riding WOT all the time and shifting constantly. Do fun. Feels like you're racing on a track even though you're doing the speed limit and driving safely.

For me, a brand new one was cheaper then gas in my old crappy grand cherokee. Now my wife rides it but I steal it often!

I'm about 6' and it fits me well. Very comfortable.

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Old 04-27-2013, 10:30 AM   #3426
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I'm about 6" and it fits e well. Very comfortable.
That's what she said. Sorry, juvenile moment. You mean 6'.
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Old 04-27-2013, 07:06 PM   #3427
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Old 04-27-2013, 07:28 PM   #3428
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That's what she said. Sorry, juvenile moment. You mean 6'.
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Old 04-27-2013, 08:05 PM   #3429
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Even after reading bad review after bad review, I can't shake it. Not only expensive but typical of Ducatis would take a pretty penny in the aftermarket to get it right. But still can't shake it. Glad my dealer doesn't have their demo anymore or I might be tempted to make this mistake.
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Old 04-27-2013, 08:30 PM   #3430
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Yeah, I've already got one in the garage, but a buddy just put his up for sale, and Man!, I'd sure like to have it!



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Old 05-06-2013, 05:25 PM   #3431
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It would be cool to find one of these cheap to fix up.

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Old 05-06-2013, 07:09 PM   #3432
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Got the itch for something. I absolutely love my Tenere, but it's so damn serious if you know what I mean. Every ride I take is not a trip to Alaska or Tierra del Fuego.

I'm thinking a SV650 would go along nicely in the garage. Great engine for real riding, light weigh, low maintenance, cheap. Did I mention cheap. Perfect for day rides on the street when I don't need crash bars and luggage. Of course the DRZ would have to go first, but it only got about 1400 miles on it last year, so it might as well go anyway.

Damn motorcycles are addictive.
Should have kept the Wee. You might want to ride an SV650 to see if you fit - they are cramped for large fellows. The Versys fit me better than the SV and was a hoot to ride just like the SV.
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Old 05-06-2013, 09:24 PM   #3433
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Should have kept the Wee. You might want to ride an SV650 to see if you fit - they are cramped for large fellows. The Versys fit me better than the SV and was a hoot to ride just like the SV.
I can still fold up pretty good. I rode a buddies ZX-10 a while back and while I wouldn't want to ride all day without stopping, I wan't in pain. An SV can't be any worse, right?
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Old 05-07-2013, 05:39 AM   #3434
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I didn't didn't consider age and flexibility - you will be fine.

I've really never ridden a real sports bike. I did a 20-mile demo on a Street Triple and was in pain at the end. I did 20-30 miles on my brother's SV650 and felt a little too cramped but no pain - would have loved to try a couple hundred miles on one. I did a demo on a Ninja 1000 - nearly as comfortable as my former Gen I FZ1. I could ride all day on the Versys, Gen I FZ1, or my current NC700x - all three can cause minor aches and pains on a day ride, but this could be contributed to the condition of the rider.

The most comfortable riding position in a bike that I've ever had was my KLR. It really needed a better seat and fewer vibrations. The new Tiger 800 feels alot the same with a comfortable seat and smooth engine.

The coolest thing about an SV is that you can put a full exhaust system on it and it sounds like a Duc for a fraction of the cost.

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Old 05-07-2013, 04:10 PM   #3435
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It would be cool to find one of these cheap to fix up.

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