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Old 06-30-2013, 10:01 AM   #61
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... I'm going to add some luggage racks, highway pegs, windshield, and some touring bars from holeshot performance and make a stone cold reliable sport tourer out of it on a broke ass budget.

Arguably the best bang for the buck. Dale can help you make your GSF fly.
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Old 06-30-2013, 10:08 AM   #62
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I am 63 years 5'9" with a 30 " inseam. I just got one of these



I cant get off it or wipe the smile off my face.
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Old 06-30-2013, 10:14 AM   #63
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Oh- my list gets longer again, that is surely the poster boy for hooliganism.......

Ps: any takers for a K1200R? Big hp, shaft drive, naked, what's, as they say, not to like? Anyone got/ridden one?
I was just getting ready to suggest a K1200R/1300R. They meet your shaft drive requirement and also have a low seat option if you need it. On the heavy side for a hooligan bike but power will not be a problem (I have the 1300S). They also look the part.




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Old 06-30-2013, 10:24 AM   #64
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BTW, you guys that are still on these bikes well into your 50's and beyond are making me feel much better. I'm 51 and at age 50 bought an FJR as I figured I was getting too old for sporty bikes. After a year I decided I wasn't done and am back on a K1300S. I don't think I'll be done for a while yet.

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Old 06-30-2013, 10:42 AM   #65
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How about you take your money and buy two 1200 bandits. I'm 61 and just bought a 2002 for $2000 a month ago and every time I get on it and let it rip I feel like a hooligan. I'm going to add some luggage racks, highway pegs, windshield, and some touring bars from holeshot performance and make a stone cold reliable sport tourer out of it on a broke ass budget.
Had a Bandit a few years back, upside down GSXR forks, decent shock and longer dog bones to quicken the steering. Great bike- but I've had one! Tremendous bang for your buck, but I need the buzz of something different....
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Old 07-01-2013, 06:06 AM   #66
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The sound when riding that bike with that exhaust is intoxicating!!!
And....it's uncorked!!
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Old 07-02-2013, 12:12 PM   #67
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I'm just around the corner from 55 and just spent a weekend in the Ozarks of Missouri riding with my normal riding buddies that I have rode with since the 70's. The oldest being 60. Everyone brought two or three bikes with them so we could switch it up and we were easily out riding the other riders we encountered that were half our age.

I refuse to let age dictate what I ride or if I even ride at all. I'm a far better rider than I used to be and don't take dumb chances, but I still take chances. My only real criteria these days is that I want electric start and fuel injection. I have my eye on the new Multistrada, but can't seem to decide what to sell in order to buy it. (I have limited space to work with).

I agree with the Street/Speed Triple suggestions for the money you've got to spend. The chain maintenance would be worth it for one of those. That triple is one of the best motors ever. I have had zero trouble with either one of the triples I own now. My Monster is a ton of fun, but is more garage art than my Triumphs are.

For a true hooligan bike, a supermoto is really hard to beat.
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Old 07-02-2013, 02:13 PM   #68
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Ahhh...a thread after my own heart.

Just turned 56 and don't intend to stop 'till I'm forced to. If you think I ride too fast then I think you ride too slow.

My latest interest is a new Monster. One of those anniversary ones with the gold frame and red tank would be pretty fun.

Got the Tiger XC a year ago and have been really enjoying it.

Did I hear blake was selling that stelvio already???


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Old 07-04-2013, 09:10 AM   #69
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Honda CBF1000....
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Old 07-04-2013, 12:14 PM   #70
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Honda CBF1000....
Ehhh HOOLIGAN bike ;) Maybe you mean CB1000R?
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Old 07-04-2013, 09:56 PM   #71
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I just got a Griso SE Black Devil. Absolute hooligan bike. What a blast.
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Old 07-05-2013, 02:35 AM   #72
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Glad to see someone chime in with a boost for the Griso.

Why is it so many people just don't get Guzzis? I've had 4, all stone reliable, over the years. All I hear is bleating about the small dealer network- fix it yourself!
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Old 07-05-2013, 03:15 AM   #73
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Ignoring your restriction, a Ducati Hypermotard S.
BIG +1

A few of my friends have them who've owned/raced a countless number of bikes and say it's THE funnest bike they've ever ridden!

Good luck and have fun, Mark H.
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Old 07-05-2013, 06:21 AM   #74
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How 'bout a Guzzi Breva 1100, or a Sport 1200 with the Mana handlebar conversion. That should be a lot easier on the wrists.

I have the low Gel seat on my 2006 Breva 1100, and flat-foot it just fine with knees slightly bent.

It is a heavy bike compared to any sport bike, but has a very competent chassis. I sport ride mine with sportier bikes just fine (Ducati ST3, R1100RS).
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Old 07-05-2013, 06:42 AM   #75
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Guzzis always handled- in the 70s I had a T3 back to back with a CB750.

The Guzzi could run rings round it in the twisties, and then it could stop with its state of the art (then) Brembos. The Honda was busy twisting its fork legs and clamping its single piston caliper with very limited effect.

I've recently ridden and enjoyed a Stelvio 8v, but the Griso looks so good.
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