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August 19th, 2003


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11:02 pm - I'm contemplating changing bikes.
I'm tempted to go cruiser or sport-standard.

I like my SV650S, but I'm looking for something different now I guess.

I really like the look of sport bikes, and the handling is obviously great, but I'd like a bike that would be comfortable for longer distances. Sport-standard would seem a logical option, but most of the ones that I've been on haven't been much more comfortable than my SV.

The FZ-1 doesn't really grab me.

Just for raw sit potential, I kind of like the V-star bikes.

The Honda 919 seemed decent as well, but still a bit sporty.

The Z1000 is too new, and a bit more aggressive than I want.

The Aprilia Tuono is probably tied with the 919 as the most comfortable of the sport-standards, but is also very new and very expensive.

I'd love to try one of those BMW R1150Rs one of these days...

Considering I'm still without full time employment, I should probably shelf this for a while. I got the itch though! Maybe I should just window shop...

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From:ernunnos
Date:August 20th, 2003 03:41 am (UTC)
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Why not get some risers and lower pegs for your SV? The non-S SV650 is pretty comfortable, and that's the only real difference, besides the fairing.
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From:metahacker
Date:August 20th, 2003 01:09 pm (UTC)
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Yeah, try a non-S SV. The riding position is much better, and it's still cheap...heck, you might be able to swap for one of a comparable year if yours is in good shape.

E.g., red or blue ones are available at GBM in Arlington...the red has a minifairing, too. Tell 'em I sent you.
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From:jon3
Date:August 20th, 2003 02:34 pm (UTC)
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Yeah, I've actually ridden one. GBM is where I got my original SVS!

I have put risers ad a custom seat on the SVS, and that made it very similar to the SV, but that wasn't enough.

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From:fubar
Date:August 20th, 2003 03:02 pm (UTC)
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I've been really happy with my VFR. It's kinda long in the tooth now, but nothing could beat it in the sport-touring class for a decade. Anything from '94 on would be good.
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From:jon3
Date:August 20th, 2003 07:57 pm (UTC)
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I sat on a VFR today actually! Not bad at all. I still think the 919 beats it for comfort, and I like naked bikes.

Wind = Good!
From:lemonhd
Date:August 20th, 2003 06:04 pm (UTC)

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Two Words:

Harley Davidson


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