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Old 11-19-2012, 08:10 PM   #31 (permalink)
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I try to buy stuff that is made in North America. Both of my bikes were, to the best of my knowledge. Same thing with my cars and other toys. So, brand loyal, dunno, but if the product is good and local, that will always be a factor in my decision.
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Old 11-19-2012, 10:11 PM   #32 (permalink)
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Not yet. I get bored with things pretty fast so am not very loyal. I hang on to things for a year or two then move on to the next.
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Old 11-19-2012, 10:36 PM   #33 (permalink)
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No. Life is just too short and variety is too great.

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Old 11-20-2012, 01:00 AM   #34 (permalink)
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I've been riding for 40 yrs. I've had about 25 bikes. American (HD), Japanese(Yamaha, Kawasaki, Suzuki, Honda), British(AJS, Triumph, BSA), and Spanish(Bultaco MX). 2 stroke and 4 stroke. Why should I lock myself into just one brand?
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Old 11-20-2012, 01:00 AM   #35 (permalink)
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i love Honda.

Honda bikes, cars, hats, shirts, jackets, pins, keychains, stickers, or anything else with that label and those wings.

Would I consider another bike...? Yes. I don't have money for another toy at the moment. I would ride a Harley, Suzuki, Yamaha, Triumph, Kawasaki, BMW, Victory, Ducati or anything else. In fact, I have a list of bikes that include many of the aforementioned ones. Eventually, I will own/temporarily posses each one.

(Indian would be badass, but that would be a keeper... and I'd be such a snob that it would be an expensive, vintage Indian)


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Old 11-20-2012, 08:13 AM   #36 (permalink)
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I've got four Honda Shadow's and one Yamaha FJ1200 and my bike before that was a Vmax that I did Wales on a motorbike on, But I don't have a car.

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Old 11-20-2012, 08:20 AM   #37 (permalink)
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Kudos to putting significant miles on a max. I do hope you did something about the stock seat before putting yourself through that. Why'd you get ride of it?
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Old 11-20-2012, 09:58 AM   #38 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Menhir View Post

*I have no desire for a bike over 750cc, but engine inflation disease still seems rampant.
I can relate but the liter bike is what I don't see the need to excede, 1100 Shadow 900 Kawasaki ect. I just like the easier lope for longer distances.
That being said other then being leary of the new Chinese bikes I am not brand loyal in the least I would just feel like I'm missing out on to much if I limited myself to one brand.

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Old 11-20-2012, 10:12 AM   #39 (permalink)
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If I have a good experience with "brand X", then I tend to stick with that. If the opposite is true, I move on. This isn't 100% true of all things, but it generally applies.

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Old 11-20-2012, 11:21 AM   #40 (permalink)
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Earlier in this thread, someone said they wouldn't touch a Suzuki, why would that be? I have my eye on the SFV 650. I like the looks of it anyway. Has anyone had bad experiences with Suzuki bikes?
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