Had it, loved it, sold it...now what?

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  1. Readie

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    The Speed Triple has been sold on. Why? Too physically small and killed my knees and wrists. :(

    Have to have a rethink and get something I fit in (on)...ummm.

    Bloody alloy frames. :evil:
     
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    as we get older we have to get bikes that fit us rather than us fitting the bike :)
     
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    3 words, Harley Road King. If you can't fit on one of those, you can't fit on anything. OK, that was more that 3 words.
     
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    Very true. I didn't lose any money its just the buggerance factor that annoys.

    Hey ho...
     
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    Ive had a Electra Glide Superglide in a previous life.

    Great fun but,too expensive for me at the moment..:oops:

    The criteria is cheap, I fit it, cheap, fun, cheap, fast. cheap... :)
     
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    Heck, that's what I look for in a woman too - lol
     
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    Haha..very good :)
     
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    Fast, fun, fit and cheap?

    Have you tried one of your street corners, after dark?
     
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    Jan, I hate to be the bearer of news that will disappoint you....but, you cannot shag a 'street corner'...
     
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    Oh, I love American wit :)

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    Does the red light district have a rewards program?
     
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    That's what I'm talking about. Room in the back for the weekends case or two of beer. Lets see you haul two cases on the back of those other bikes.
     
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    Yeah they're called STD's.
     
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    #17 razor1uk, Jun 28, 2013
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    With a lack of so long as straight as yours roads, higher legal speeds, the need to be able to turn around in under 3 meters, to get around a corner without going below 40mph (if it has footboards), the need to brake quickly for in-attentive school kids, pedestrian 'jay walkers', cyclists who ignore road laws any myopic car drivers etc. Let alone the spare parts cost, the usual H-D option in UK is more for the... rich, famous, 'fashion is life' idiots and those that like the challenge of heavy and under-developed tech-ed machinery that makes passers by stare in marketing hype induced feelings of grandure.

    Although they do look 'nostalgic' snd are amazingly sold in a myriad of versions and subtle era styles, they do hold onto their worth better than a 'celibate' father holds onto his own flocks children.
    Naturally the above rant, excludes the H-D V-Rod, which can handle and stop better than any other earlier H-D, can get around 'real' corners at speeds greater than 50mph, and has the most advanced motorcycle engine ever made in-comparison to all other previous H-D motors, which was co-designed developed by Porche.

    I suppose the Rocket III is too big pricey and certainly more powerful than the Speed Triple (old 90's, the 595/509 type or the newest 675 base?),
    ...mmm, possible options might include the Triumph Boniville/Thruxton/Speedmaster, a road based 'adventurer' like a BMW GS800, Honda Trans Alp, Kawasaki KL650, or others like the Kawasaki ER-5 or ER-6, or even a older GPz-500R perhaps, to ease those cramping calfs and the pocket rocket. hunchback?
     
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    Through the years, I've owned several bikes...

    Katana 1100, GPZ 1100 and such, but nothing compared to my '39 Indian messenger. Nothing.
     
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    Razor,
    The HD thing is good, the social life great and the pose factor priceless.
    To be honest my HD's were the mid life crisis...
    But, as a bikers bike they are hopeless.
    There are others I would have over a HD.
    I never fancied a trail bike, I'd like another Suzuki GT550 or 750 two stroke or an early GS 750 or 1000.
    Yep, I like Suzuki's :)
     
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    They make good bikes, with even greater gearboxes, oh and they sold their alto/swift mini-car designs to Vauxhall; 'Aguila'. but with a GM engine. gearbox EFI (sobs).
    About 1999 I almost got myself a then new SV650, but I managed to put my foot down doing the test - everything else perfect enough, but still an instant fail. Now I am hoping to get the new A2/Direct Access test, once I've saved up.

    mmm a H2 would be cool, though methings the vibes would give you not only 'white finger', but also 'white toes' too. Now a slightly tuned H2 or H1 motor in a beefier/new frame, modern suspension, rubber, and an isolastic style mounted engine.....?
    The Suzi' GS's are pretty good still, hunting a reasonable one could take some time, but certainly the shafted GS750 should be largely less rung to within a shim of its needed services by the average user.
     
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