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Old 12-08-2012, 04:36 PM   #61 (permalink)
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Road Star, and a CBR600FF, F3, F4
Maybe an Italian made bike.
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Old 12-08-2012, 04:47 PM   #62 (permalink)
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4 in the running.
NT700v
CB500x
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650 V-Strom

No more cruisers for me, My old back is crying for a bike with a standard ride.
Wow. We couldn't be more different. Now that I've bought the FX (definitely a cruiser), I found that I can do ~400 miles per day pain-free, and my back is so bad I could barely walk 3 years ago.

I'm thinking that it's all in what an individual's needs are. As far as what *I* need, the bike handles like a dream; and, with six forward speeds and 1800 cc, it's got more power than I'll ever want to use.

I have yet to put it in 6th gear. And I sure am comfortable; first thing I noticed was the seat--it's stock, and I don't need to swap it out.


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Old 12-08-2012, 04:52 PM   #63 (permalink)
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No plans for a next bike. Very happy w/ the one I have now.
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Old 12-08-2012, 05:27 PM   #64 (permalink)
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Well, you said you like to tour, so a Sportster is likely not a good choice for a few reasons: (1) not very comfortable for distance riding; (2) even though it's rubber mounted, there is still some significant vibration over time; (3) limited seating position--see (1); finally, the 883 doesn't have much power--it's similar to a 750, but not really good for touring.
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If he's really happy with a VLX them vibration might not be a concern. I know my VLX sure vibrates on the highway.


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Old 12-08-2012, 06:10 PM   #65 (permalink)
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Probably stay with what we have for a while, but interested in seeing the new Wing F6B and the new CB1100.

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Probably stay with what we have for a while, but interested in seeing the new Wing F6B and the new CB1100.

We trudge on.
Just what I was thinking.
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Old 12-08-2012, 06:57 PM   #67 (permalink)
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It seems these are the only threads I bother to respond to any more.

Although I have stopped getting my hopes up after the last few points of interest, I have started corresponding with a fellow about an '03 ZX6R/636.
We'll see what actually happens though.

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Old 12-08-2012, 07:20 PM   #68 (permalink)
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if he's really happy with a vlx them vibration might not be a concern. I know my vlx sure vibrates on the highway.
muhahahahaha!!!!!
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Old 12-08-2012, 07:32 PM   #69 (permalink)
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It seems these are the only threads I bother to respond to any more.

Although I have stopped getting my hopes up after the last few points of interest, I have started corresponding with a fellow about an '03 ZX6R/636.
We'll see what actually happens though.

Nothing goes wrong with the Honda (or the Harley, but it's new); so I don't ever have anything to say about mechanical issues--don't have them.


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Be sure to take all three of them for a test ride, about the only thing they all have in common is they are V-Twins. I've been on the Kawi and Rodie and the two ride and handle very differently. If possible try all 3 at a Bike Week or on the same day if available.
I left out a bike that I also want to check out, even though it's not a cruiser. This just screams "old school" to me!

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