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Old 04-27-2013, 07:30 PM   #3436
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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, 04:25 PM   #3437
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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, 06:09 PM   #3438
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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, 08:24 PM   #3439
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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, 04:39 AM   #3440
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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, 03:10 PM   #3441
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It would be cool to find one of these cheap to fix up.

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Old 05-07-2013, 09:15 PM   #3442
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I'm back to a Griso for today. If/when circumstances again allow a second bike, I'd have to really fight to not buy a Guzzi. My first ride on one was a cold 90-miler last winter aboard this one, owned by a member of a Guzzi forum. A fantastic motorcycle. Also spent some time on his Norge....what a day.

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Old 05-08-2013, 01:50 AM   #3443
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Old 05-08-2013, 07:08 AM   #3444
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+1 on the MG Stone

Nice and basic.
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Old 05-08-2013, 07:59 AM   #3445
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+1 on the MG Stone

Nice and basic.
We all need a bike to get us to the local coffee shop, DAMNIT!
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Old 05-08-2013, 05:06 PM   #3446
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We all need a bike to get us to the local coffee shop, DAMNIT!
I thought the BMW GS series was made for that??
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Old 05-08-2013, 07:25 PM   #3447
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I swear there are more Guzzy folks on this forum than the number of bikes Guzzy sells??? Pretty much an Italian sportster in my mind??
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Old 05-08-2013, 09:31 PM   #3448
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I thought the BMW GS series was made for that??
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Old 05-09-2013, 04:19 AM   #3449
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Old 05-09-2013, 04:24 AM   #3450
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I thought the BMW GS series was made for that??
Yeah, they are! I do like to make a stop for coffee somewhere along the route when I take a really long ride someplace. Making coffee over a campfire is just too much hassle for this "hipster".
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