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Old 05-22-2013, 08:53 PM   #3556
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today is another day...

To each his own, but I will never understand the feet forward gyno-cycle ergos. That dudes legs are totally straight. I've done that to stretch before, but in the corners
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Old 05-22-2013, 09:26 PM   #3557
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This would be nice to have:

Maybe not so custom but hey it looks nice
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Old 05-23-2013, 03:08 AM   #3558
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Old 05-23-2013, 04:44 AM   #3559
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To each his own, but I will never understand the feet forward gyno-cycle ergos. That dudes legs are totally straight. I've done that to stretch before, but in the corners
I dont get why everyone equates it to a gyno chair...My couch (my real couch not my goldwing) reclines and I am sitting in almost exactly the same position. and I don't have a vagina. Its comfy.
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Old 05-23-2013, 05:30 AM   #3560
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I dont get why everyone equates it to a gyno chair...My couch (my real couch not my goldwing) reclines and I am sitting in almost exactly the same position. and I don't have a vagina. Its comfy.
But your legs are supported all the way down.

I have forward controls on my Wide Glide and I haven't really found a setup that is comfortable for me. It's great for around town and short hops, but run long and with the stock seat I have no room to shift, and with the sundowner my legs cramp from not being stuck nearly straight.
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Old 05-23-2013, 07:11 AM   #3561
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But your legs are supported all the way down.

I have forward controls on my Wide Glide and I haven't really found a setup that is comfortable for me. It's great for around town and short hops, but run long and with the stock seat I have no room to shift, and with the sundowner my legs cramp from not being stuck nearly straight.
I had a wide glide also. Sold it to a guy in Florida! Is your name Randy?
BAck when I had it, it didn't bother me with my legs out front but hey...that was many moons ago...it might be different now. I know I *had* to put forward foot rests on my goldwing, on the standard pegs my legs are about at a 70 degree angle and that is not comfortable for long periods of time.
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Old 05-23-2013, 08:54 AM   #3562
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I have never seen a Goldwing that actually looked sexy before.
Agreed. It's the best looking bagger I've seen.
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Old 05-23-2013, 09:15 AM   #3563
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Today it's definitely the Street Triple R. IMO it's the best street bike you can get for $9k and probably one of the best handling too.

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Old 05-23-2013, 10:42 AM   #3564
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Today it's definitely the Street Triple R. IMO it's the best street bike you can get for $9k and probably one of the best handling too.

+1 I have been trying to forget this bike since my test ride last week. I've asked the folks over in the Stripple form how it stacks up against my current twisties weapon (modified SV650S). The conclusion was that the riding experience would be slightly better, but probably not worth $10K.

I have been reading on the various triumph forms of how crappy the mirrors are, how the seat would need to be changed etc etc. I still can't quite get it out of my head! And damn is that thing sexy!
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Old 05-23-2013, 10:52 AM   #3565
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I had a wide glide also. Sold it to a guy in Florida! Is your name Randy?
BAck when I had it, it didn't bother me with my legs out front but hey...that was many moons ago...it might be different now. I know I *had* to put forward foot rests on my goldwing, on the standard pegs my legs are about at a 70 degree angle and that is not comfortable for long periods of time.
Nope. I got mine brand new (leftover stock).

I think being stuck with just one set of footpegs can be a bad thing. No passenger pegs, or highway pegs, or mid pegs means you essentailly are stuck in one spot, which I think would bother anyone.
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Old 05-23-2013, 10:56 AM   #3566
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+1 I have been trying to forget this bike since my test ride last week. I've asked the folks over in the Stripple form how it stacks up against my current twisties weapon (modified SV650S). The conclusion was that the riding experience would be slightly better, but probably not worth $10K.

I have been reading on the various triumph forms of how crappy the mirrors are, how the seat would need to be changed etc etc. I still can't quite get it out of my head! And damn is that thing sexy!
Mirrors and seat are easy to change. I LOVED my old Speed Triple but I felt it was almost too much power for such a crisp handling and nimble bike. Had a few 'almost' high-sides from getting on it too soon. From everything I've read and heard, the Street Triple is the way to go. 107 BHP in a 399 lb package with the smoothness and torque of the triple. I just can't see any reason to get rid of either of my bikes for one and I definitely can't get a third bike.
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Old 05-23-2013, 11:07 AM   #3567
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It ain't fast, but neither am I. Haven't had a British bike yet, and this seems like a cool start.
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Old 05-23-2013, 11:15 AM   #3568
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It ain't fast, but neither am I. Haven't had a British bike yet, and this seems like a cool start.
Nice looking bike, but somehow I think it would look a lot better without the rear fender and funky looking tail light/turn signal assembly... Something about that just looks a little incongruous with the solo seat cowl, IMO.

I'm sure it's just a legal thing though, and could probably be easily rectified for those so inclined....
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Old 05-23-2013, 01:47 PM   #3569
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Nice looking bike, but somehow I think it would look a lot better without the rear fender and funky looking tail light/turn signal assembly... Something about that just looks a little incongruous with the solo seat cowl, IMO.

I'm sure it's just a legal thing though, and could probably be easily rectified for those so inclined....
i'm with you. the fit and finish on my bonneville has only one sore sport, and it's the signals/brake light. not only are they a complete stylistic failure on the bike, the signals are plastic coated chrome, and they droop like granny's boobies. the aftermarket is waiting to receive your money to fix this. i changed mine and never looked back.
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Old 05-23-2013, 02:55 PM   #3570
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My couch (my real couch not my goldwing) reclines and I am sitting in almost exactly the same position.
You don't have to steer your couch.
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