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2006 Triumph Rocket III Roadster
 
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1997 HD Road king ..


DRSS Chapuis 9.3 x 74 R
RSM. 416 Rigby
RSM 375 H&H
 
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I ride a 10 speed - 1981 Honda CB900.


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2006 Honda ST1300 Sport Touring
2008 Honda GL1800 Goldwing aka road sofa
2013 Suzuki DL650 adventure bike
 
Posts: 327 | Location: MiddleTennessee | Registered: 26 May 2002Reply With Quote
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Kawasaki Concours/C14, '12 model w/ ABS and KTRC(traction control.)
 
Posts: 1050 | Location: S.Charleston, WV | Registered: 18 June 2012Reply With Quote
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Picked up my sons BMW S1000RR yesterday and rode it home from Sydney.

What a beautiful bike. A little hot in heavy Sydney traffic, actually bloody hot! To be fair it was a warm day, in the 90's. Lovely on the highway and anywhere twisty!

I was worried it was going to be uncomfortable and a little uncontrollable. Wrong on both counts, although loss of licence was only a quick twist away Big Grin

The cruise control is a nice feature.


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Rockdoc, I cannot even imagine. Your son's bike is 450 lbs, 199 hp and 14,500 redline.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BMW_S1000RR

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My K1200RS is almost too much and it's 130 hp and 675 lbs, with a 9500 rpm redline. I guess the benefit is that with all that weight up front, it is very difficult to wheelie, though very easy to spin the rear tire at launch. The traction control on the RR is definitely a bonus.

And yes, the heat that comes off that engine is intense, especially driving around town and sitting at stop lights.
 
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WannabeBwana the R1200RS is a very nice bike. I almost bought one.

I am really surprised by the S1000RR, especially how manageable it is but can be as much a beast as you want!

At 55 with wrecked knees I thought it would be a struggle, but not at all. I guess all the electronic systems help with that. A whole world away from bikes of a decade ago. Plus the seat was fine for my bum, surprisingly for such a bike.

The light weight and geometry make it a lovely bike in the turns. Would love to track it, but it is not my bike and would hate to drop it.

The bike has launch control, which would be interesting from the lights Big Grin


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2012 H-D FLHTK


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Honda Rebel in motorcycle safety class, then stepped up to a ... Honda Ruckus.

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2014 Ultra Classic Limited


The only easy day is yesterday!
 
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Cool bikes Pegleg.


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I don't own any bikes anymore, selling them when the kids were born. I figured there were enough organ donors out there and should try to live long enough to pay for the kids education. But, before then I had a few.



I bought this Harley off the back of a truck in Ouagadougou. The US government offered as a gift to Upper Volta a set of Harley's for Presidential Escort duties upon independance. Guessing it's a 1958. I bought it for $200 in 1982 and it had a grand total of 2,200 miles on it. Controls were on the "wrong" side, rear break was left foot, timing advance on left hand grip, etc. Breaks were atrociously bad. I only messed with it for about a year, sold it in France and bought a brand new BMW R 80 G/S, which I brought back to Burkina Faso (the country's name had changed) and then took to Djibouti.

The Yamaha in the background is the SR 500 I drove from Ouagadougou to Paris, accross the Sahara, in July 1984. The babe is my not-yet-wife. Picture was taken right after Thomas Sankara's coup d'état and the poor girl was stranded in Ouagadougou until the borders reopened. When the borders reopened she hitchhiked to Mali to visit the Dogon region, by herself. They don't make many women like that anymore.

If you decide you want to make that trans-sahara trip, bring your own shade.










I was not sure about taking a street bike across the Sahara. By the time I got to Algiers the seat felt like a two by four. But Africa, and the world, was a different place then. Did I mention that the Sahara is pretty hot in July?


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Here is my 1941 Indian. It was originally a Military 741B. I think I maybe showed this to you guys before.
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Wink, I am not sure I would even attempt driving across the Sahara today in an armed Stryker.

What a journey.


Scout, beautiful Indian.


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Here is my 1941 Indian. It was originally a Military 741B. I think I maybe showed this to you guys before.
http://imgur.com/a/qMUA6


Beautiful bike!


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My K1300S at the beach Sons Z3 Ninja as well. Two months to his unrestricted licence and he can ride his S1000RR!



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Honda Rebel in motorcycle safety class, then stepped up to a ... Honda Ruckus.

B ill, are the training wheels still on? :-)
 
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Yamaha XT350 1989 with a custom rack I built on the back. Great for country roads. I have used it on allot on turkey hunts; works great. Have drug out a deer or two with bikes in the past but not this one yet.

God Bless, Louis
 
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Suzuki 650 V-Strom
Kawasaki KLR 650
Honda XR 400
'81 Gl 1100 Gold Wing (Naked)
The Suzuki is one of the best street bikes I have ever owned. Smooth, comfortable, and handles quite well. I dislike the electronic gimmickry and the excess bodywork though. Replacing the air filter on a motorcycle should be a two minute job; not a half hour. Regards, Bill
 
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