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Old 12-05-2013, 09:59 PM   #5311
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Somebody go ahead and put a deposit on an S1000R, so I can buy it from you


...this time next year!

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Old 12-05-2013, 10:22 PM   #5312
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Old 12-06-2013, 05:03 PM   #5313
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Having a quandary: selling my Road Glide. Want something a little lighter. Had a '97 Road King I sold to buy the Road Glide. Had a ST1300 that was totaled after a rear tire blowout, and used that money as well to buy the FLTR. I like sport touring, but bad knees and hips restrict most bikes. Looking at maybe another Road King, and I also like that red Moto Guzzi Norge from Washington that;s been for sale. But without testing it out to see how it fits the hips, I hate to commit. I also have to think about hauling around the ol' ball n' chain, and she was uncomfortable on the ST.

Brother and sisters on two wheels, watcha think???
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Old 12-06-2013, 06:59 PM   #5314
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Brother and sisters on two wheels, watcha think???
Might not be lighter but I guarantee you momma will be happy out back.

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Old 12-07-2013, 12:41 AM   #5315
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Old 12-07-2013, 12:11 PM   #5316
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My next bike hopefully by spring :)
Was just checking that out on the website. 4.5 gallon tank, mid controls, decent sized wheels (not pizza cutter).

For me I was thinking longer rear shocks and a seat for 2 up.
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Old 12-08-2013, 03:45 PM   #5317
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Having a quandary: selling my Road Glide. Want something a little lighter. Had a '97 Road King I sold to buy the Road Glide. Had a ST1300 that was totaled after a rear tire blowout, and used that money as well to buy the FLTR. I like sport touring, but bad knees and hips restrict most bikes. Looking at maybe another Road King, and I also like that red Moto Guzzi Norge from Washington that;s been for sale. But without testing it out to see how it fits the hips, I hate to commit. I also have to think about hauling around the ol' ball n' chain, and she was uncomfortable on the ST.

Brother and sisters on two wheels, watcha think???
Take a look at an older Kawasaki Concours (C-10). Pretty darn comfortable for both rider and passenger. Solid bike and can be had in really good condition for under $3K. My wife actually prefers the Connie to the Norge on freeway trips. In the hills, she prefers the Norge.

You'll definitely want to take the wife on a Norge test ride. Mine gets a fair amount of wind buffeting on the freeway with the standard windshield. She's 5'7" while I'm right at 6'.

The Norge is a wonderful motorcycle - seating position is a bit like the BMW R1200RT. Actually a lot like the R12T. I haven't ridden a new one as I love my '07 so much, I'd hate to take a chance that the new version is greatly improved to the point that I'd want one.

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Old 12-09-2013, 10:34 AM   #5318
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Take a look at an older Kawasaki Concours (C-10). Pretty darn comfortable for both rider and passenger. Solid bike and can be had in really good condition for under $3K. My wife actually prefers the Connie to the Norge on freeway trips. In the hills, she prefers the Norge.


I'm over 6ft, and I spent $2900 on an 01 well-farkled Connie with 20k miles on it. Solid as a rock & ChisenhallWoman likes to ride on it (she won't go near my SV )

A buddy of mine is looking at a Norge, though. I linked him to this post.
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Old 12-09-2013, 11:05 AM   #5319
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CTX1300 anyone?

I'm really intrested in Honda's CTX1300, new for the 2014 lineup. Really nice bike, I like the "deluxe edition".

http://powersports.honda.com/2014/ctx1300.aspx

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Old 12-09-2013, 11:46 AM   #5320
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I'm really intrested in Honda's CTX1300, new for the 2014 lineup. Really nice bike, I like the "deluxe edition".

http://powersports.honda.com/2014/ctx1300.aspx

To each their own, I say.

Personally, I don't get Honda's CTX line. They're seemingly trying to evoke kind of a naked bike thing, but they still have all that bulbous plastic up front, sans windscreen.

I'd much prefer eliminating the plastic but adding a real windscreen, like a Road King or a Guzzi Cal Touring.

Honda seems intent in their mission to meld bike and cars. I'm not too interested.
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Old 12-09-2013, 12:30 PM   #5321
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Honda seems intent in their mission to meld bike and cars. I'm not too interested.
I'm with you. Honda's busy turning into the motorcycle equivalent of Subaru's weird old days, merged with the worst of Oldsmobile.
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Old 12-09-2013, 12:59 PM   #5322
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I'm really intrested in Honda's CTX1300, new for the 2014 lineup. Really nice bike, I like the "deluxe edition".

http://powersports.honda.com/2014/ctx1300.aspx

ST's engine, maybe should be called ST1300V4B or Boulevard. Kinda seems like Sport Tourer with less emphasis on the "sport" part.
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Old 12-09-2013, 01:09 PM   #5323
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Take a look at an older Kawasaki Concours (C-10). Pretty darn comfortable for both rider and passenger. Solid bike and can be had in really good condition for under $3K. My wife actually prefers the Connie to the Norge on freeway trips. In the hills, she prefers the Norge.
My dad had a C-10 about 7 or 8 years ago. I was leading a group ride of sportbikes to see the 200, from Jacksonville to Daytona. The morning of it was misty and a little rainy. I called my dad early and asked if I could barrow the Connie, he said yes, I rode over (on my GSXR) and come back on the Connie. Loaded my g/f on the back and headed for the meetup. I got some funny looks from my friends when I pulled up, but when we pulled in to the infield at Daytona I was dry and warm, only the tips of my (waterproof) boots were wet. Everyone else was soaked and miserable. Great bike. I'd love to have one in the garage.

I also worked for Scooter Superstores of America before they went out of business, and one of the "shop bikes" we had was a Norge (the other was a Griso ). The Norge was nice. The only reason I'd give the Norge the nod over the C-10 is the seat. I really liked the seat on the Norge, the C-10 didn't have a seat I really liked. But that's an easy enough fix.
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Old 12-09-2013, 03:09 PM   #5324
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I just keep thinking that the '88s are now 25 years old and legal to import. Wonder if I could find one that hasn't been modded/trashed to death?
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Old 12-09-2013, 03:46 PM   #5325
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I just keep thinking that the '88s are now 25 years old and legal to import. Wonder if I could find one that hasn't been modded/trashed to death?
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