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Old 10-03-2013, 09:06 AM   #16
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You need some hotness in your life. Witness exhibit A:
http://www.bayarearidersforum.com/fo...d.php?t=441096

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Old 10-03-2013, 09:20 AM   #17
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I haven't ridden an SV, but a friend of mine swears it is his favorite bike of all that he has ridden. He has had everything from 250 2-strokes to FJ1200, and he says the SV650 is the sweet spot.

One of our other friends says he saw him clean house at a track day on the SV.
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Old 10-03-2013, 09:26 AM   #18
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A set up sv will scratch your itch relatively cheaply, provide 'just' enough giddee up to get you in trouble on the street, and carve like a razor on the track.
It's a great platform with a little help (suspension and brakes).
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Old 10-03-2013, 09:28 AM   #19
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@ aces

2 aces. You say you miss your Ducati. Only another Ducati will fill that hole, but try others that might fit other needs.

I have a Hypermotard 796 for street duty and corner feasting (basically for when it is a serious ride day). I have a new Bonneville for street and touring duty (and it also feasts on corners, which was a suprise to me - it corners like a sportbike). I have a Ducati 750SS for commuting.

The other 2 bikes do so well and I am so impressed with the Bonnie that I am selling my 750SS. I plan to commute on the Bonnie. It fits me and I just dig it, plus I still have the Hyper, so my Duc itch remains scratched.

I had an SV650S. It was unimpressive. I didn't/don't see what all the fuss is about them. Test ride one before you buy, but it did nothing for me. I sold it and bought my Duc 750SS.

Try some out and see what speaks to you, but 2 is better than one IMO.
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Old 10-03-2013, 11:10 AM   #20
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You need some hotness in your life. Witness exhibit A:
http://www.bayarearidersforum.com/fo...d.php?t=441096

Yeah if I had 4500 cash in my pocket I'd be planning a trip to the bay. That SV is exactly what I'm talking about. Friggin' packed with killer suspension/body kit and still only 4500. Seems like 3k is about stock for a low mileage stock+ muffler setup. Now I just need to find someone that'll trade beer for a bike...
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Old 10-03-2013, 11:12 AM   #21
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Full House.

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Old 10-03-2013, 11:24 AM   #22
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Full House.


Rocker wins. Best Answer.

Kids do slow down the riding in the beginning, and it isn't their fault. You just decide to spend more time with the kids than the bikes. Eventually though, the kids get bigger and they end up playing with friends for a Saturday and lo and behold, you have a Saturday to ride.
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Old 10-03-2013, 02:55 PM   #23
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I mean, this is a motorcycle forum, right? Here's how the math works out:

Having 2 bikes is better than having 1 bike. Having 3 bikes is even better. Beyond 3, I think you begin to see some diminishing returns in terms of cost to own and space to store all the bikes, plus you can easily spend more time wrenching than riding with a whole stable full of bikes.
Good point. I was at four last year, but have been at three for a year. Three is a magic number. Yes it is.

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Rocker wins. Best Answer.

Kids do slow down the riding in the beginning, and it isn't their fault. You just decide to spend more time with the kids than the bikes. Eventually though, the kids get bigger and they end up playing with friends for a Saturday and lo and behold, you have a Saturday to ride.
"Full House" / "Full Garage". I'd have a hard time being a one-bike person after having at least two in the garage, and up to four, during the past 15-years.
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Old 10-03-2013, 04:39 PM   #24
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Well after having a Daytona, you won't be happy on an SV or any of those inline 4 things. (a 675 is an SV on steroids.)

Like many above have posted... more bikes is the answer. Think of it as the right tool for the job.

I have 6 bikes right now and they all have a specific purpose.

KTM: dirty fun.
TTR: pit bike and flat track fun.
Sprint: twisty road fun.
DRZ: Dual sport fun.
675: Race track fun.
250R: more race track fun... okay it's really to help me to go faster on the Tona and it's working. Not to mention, it's just a giggle to ride.
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Old 10-04-2013, 07:52 AM   #25
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I'm pretty happy having a few bikes at the house. Both of them get ridden.

The Buell is my daily commuter and touring bike. The full luggage is pretty much a requirement for me. Decent enough power, super fun to ride. It never leaves tierra firma though.

The DR350 is a blast in the woods and does just fine on the street. On occasion I'll use it to run errands around town. But for the most part it's for playing out in the woods.

After owning these two drastically different bikes I couldn't really imagine having one "do all". Considering I have very little money into the sum of them I think it's a no brainer.
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Old 10-10-2013, 09:04 AM   #26
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http://www.bayarearidersforum.com/fo...d.php?t=439254

Time for more smokin'-deal drooling...

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Old 10-10-2013, 09:23 PM   #27
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I mean, this is a motorcycle forum, right? Here's how the math works out:

Having 2 bikes is better than having 1 bike. Having 3 bikes is even better. Beyond 3, I think you begin to see some diminishing returns in terms of cost to own and space to store all the bikes, plus you can easily spend more time wrenching than riding with a whole stable full of bikes.

I find this to be true, I worked my way into 4 bikes at one time, felt like having a pert time job keeping them all maintained.
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Old 10-11-2013, 01:06 AM   #28
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ktm lc4 640e with buttons that do things, and when I get that feeling of wanting to go faster, a 20 year old cbr 600,(strangley enough its an American import) both are sorted.
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Old 10-11-2013, 02:20 PM   #29
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I have a Tiger 1050 to compliment my DR650. That seems like a good combo to me. Tiger gets touring duty and "fun" rides, DR gets daily commuter duty and all dirt stuff. The 800XC could be a replacement for both I suppose but it'd be too nice of a bike for serious off road...at least for my abilities. I think the Street Triple would be a perfect compliment to the KLR.

Same in my motorpool, cept replace teh DR with a KLR650 . . . .

Both get workouts in keeping with their strengths (such as they are with the KLR ;-} ).
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Old 10-14-2013, 10:42 AM   #30
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Always use the right tool for the job. Unless the fun comes from using the wrong tool.

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