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Old 10-29-2014, 05:16 AM   #1
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Will you ever go back to 2 wheels?

Sold my BMW the other day. Only bike left is the 2011 Ural. I really can't see myself exclusively going back to a 2 wheeled bike. Once you get used to driving a hack, it feels like second nature and it is such a useful vehicle.
Not to mention, the ladies! I mean cmon really, you guys have to be experiencing this too, I get talked to by women at stop lights. I have never owned anything that gets female attention like a Ural.
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Old 10-29-2014, 05:40 AM   #2
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So far I'm mainly getting old men coming up and talking to me. That is what I read would happen.

I will also keep a couple of 2 wheelers around. My XT isn't worth enough to sell and is fun to ride around town. The V-Strom is just an all around great bike. I might put the hack on the Royal Star at some future date. Can't make it handle much worse and it would be a great platform for taking the wife and kid for rides.
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Old 10-29-2014, 05:47 AM   #3
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So far I'm mainly getting old men coming up and talking to me. That is what I read would happen.

I will also keep a couple of 2 wheelers around. My XT isn't worth enough to sell and is fun to ride around town. The V-Strom is just an all around great bike. I might put the hack on the Royal Star at some future date. Can't make it handle much worse and it would be a great platform for taking the wife and kid for rides.

Really? that's interesting. I have literally had more women than men interact with me about my rig.
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Old 10-29-2014, 06:07 AM   #4
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I cannot imagine giving up either my two wheeled or three wheeled fun machines.
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Old 10-29-2014, 06:25 AM   #5
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I never left my two wheeled bikes behind. They are my first love and have been for 48 years of my life. My current DR 650 is set up perfect for my travels and camping in the rugged back country and my gen. 1 1200 Bandit café racer gives that huge hit of adrenalin that lets me know I'm alive. I nearly can't live without them but I'm finding the hack just as important and the one of the three I'll probably finish up my later years on.
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Old 10-29-2014, 09:09 AM   #6
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Leave? Not Yet !

I only have one sidecar at the moment a /2 conversion and three bikes.

Have high on the list a new ADV rig.

I plan on ALWAYS having a 2 weel bike !

I figure it is gonna go down like it did for Dear Ole Dad !

When the time comes, the bikes are gonna get smaller and smaller till the family hides the keys or disables the bike somehow.

Iffin I am lucky ???? Its gonna be a chick magnet electric chair for the hallways and drag nights at the old folks home for me! I dont give a $#!T I am twisting some type of throttle or tilting the bottle (med's that is)!
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Old 10-29-2014, 09:12 AM   #7
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I cannot imagine giving up either my two wheeled or three wheeled fun machines.
This! I love my Ural but I've been riding for 43 years, the motorcycles will always have a place in my garage, 2 and 3 wheeled.
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Old 10-29-2014, 11:56 AM   #8
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Would you go back to two wheels?

Nope. Rode two wheeled for 48 years, bikes of all sizes and kinds. Really enjoyed it. Then made the "mistake" of taking a sidecar training class. After that, I absolutely had to have a sidecar rig. I now have two! Just hacked my 09 Triumph T100. Now I joke that I have my BMW "sedan", and my Triumph sports car!
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Old 10-29-2014, 01:41 PM   #9
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Will you ever go back to 2 wheels?

Go back???? I never left. Nothing wrong with enjoying multiple types of vehicles.
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Old 10-29-2014, 02:49 PM   #10
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Just hacked my 09 Triumph T100. Now I joke that I have my BMW "sedan", and my Triumph sports car!
Do you have a pic of your hacked T100? I would like to see that.
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Old 10-29-2014, 03:24 PM   #11
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Do you have a pic of your hacked T100? I would like to see that.
I've been on 2 wheels for 25 years, 3 wheels for 4 years, started with a Ural and had my 1972 R75/5 at the same time. But recently sold both to hack a Triumph Scrambler. So now I have only the rig. Great compromise to make the seasons longer in Quebec and enjoy the rig with my daughter (5 years old) on a daily basis. I used the rig as my car. May go back on 2 wheels when my daughter will be big enough to sit behind me but not sure! I'm hoocked to sidecar riding
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Old 10-29-2014, 03:33 PM   #12
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It's 4 to 1 right now. The ratio would need to move the other way first.
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Old 10-29-2014, 04:09 PM   #13
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Motorcycles, very exciting faster and easier to ride !
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Old 10-29-2014, 10:35 PM   #14
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I have had 2 wheels since I was 10 ,so I can not see myself ever not having them around.
Btw .
Since having a sidecar with a dog on board I have seen more cleavage than I have in near 40 years of marriage ;).
Cheers. Ian
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Old 10-29-2014, 11:36 PM   #15
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Since having a sidecar with a dog on board I have seen more cleavage than I have in near 40 years of marriage ;).
Cheers. Ian


For some reason I have this mental image of your dog lifting up its boobs and adjusting its bra, while you both roll down the road


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