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Offline twowheeladdict

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Thinking about trading off the Connie...
« on: April 15, 2015, 11:45:02 am »
My wife would like me to get down to 5 bikes.  I have been seriously thinking about what one bike would replace two I currently have. 

I could replace the Voyager and Concours with a Goldwing.  Have the comfort she requires, and still have the smooth power the connie provides.  The only color Goldwings I like are black or some other dark color. 

I could replace the Versys and Concours with a Adventure Touring bike like the KTM adventure or Super Tenere or Tiger Explorer. 

The Moto Guzzi, and KT250 trials bikes aren't going anywhere.  If I got rid of the Versys, I would want to keep the KLX250 for the extensive gravel roads and shortcuts near my house. 

That leaves the Mean Streak, Voyager, Concours, and Versys to shrink down to 2 bikes. 

I could replace the Voyager and Mean Streak with an Indian or Victory to retain the 2 up touring capability and cool factor.

Then that would leave replacing the Concours and Versys with an adventure touring bike. 

If I replaced the Concours and Voyager with a Wing, I don't know what would replace the Mean Streak and Versys.  I would still want a cruiser style bike so maybe replace the Mean Streak and KLX with an Indian Dark Horse.

Mmm.  What a dilemma. 




Who am I kidding.  I will probably just add another bike to the stable and park two bikes close enough together to throw one cover over two.  :)
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Re: Thinking about trading off the Connie...
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2015, 12:37:04 pm »
First World problems...  ;D

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Re: Thinking about trading off the Connie...
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2015, 12:57:27 pm »
What a fantastic problem to have!

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Re: Thinking about trading off the Connie...
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2015, 02:11:03 pm »
If the goose and the kt are definitely out of the discussion then you are already at the five bike goal. No problem.
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Re: Thinking about trading off the Connie...
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2015, 05:22:52 pm »
Indian Dark Horse!!!!!!!!!

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Re: Thinking about trading off the Connie...
« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2015, 05:36:01 pm »
My wife would like me to get down to 5 bikes.  I have been seriously thinking about what one bike would replace two I currently have. 

I could replace the Voyager and Concours with a Goldwing.  Have the comfort she requires, and still have the smooth power the connie provides.  The only color Goldwings I like are black or some other dark color. 

I could replace the Versys and Concours with a Adventure Touring bike like the KTM adventure or Super Tenere or Tiger Explorer. 

The Moto Guzzi, and KT250 trials bikes aren't going anywhere.  If I got rid of the Versys, I would want to keep the KLX250 for the extensive gravel roads and shortcuts near my house. 

That leaves the Mean Streak, Voyager, Concours, and Versys to shrink down to 2 bikes. 

I could replace the Voyager and Mean Streak with an Indian or Victory to retain the 2 up touring capability and cool factor.

Then that would leave replacing the Concours and Versys with an adventure touring bike. 

If I replaced the Concours and Voyager with a Wing, I don't know what would replace the Mean Streak and Versys.  I would still want a cruiser style bike so maybe replace the Mean Streak and KLX with an Indian Dark Horse.

Mmm.  What a dilemma. 




Who am I kidding.  I will probably just add another bike to the stable and park two bikes close enough together to throw one cover over two.  :)


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Re: Thinking about trading off the Connie...
« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2015, 07:06:16 pm »
Lol, get another wife! HAHA Just kidding!! That's a tough call though, all great bikes in their own way... If I absolutely had to though, I think I would go the Goldwing route as well...
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Re: Thinking about trading off the Connie...
« Reply #7 on: April 15, 2015, 07:37:13 pm »
Lol, get another wife! HAHA Just kidding!! That's a tough call though, all great bikes in their own way... If I absolutely had to though, I think I would go the Goldwing route as well...

Took me 36 years to get her to this point.   ;)

She has no control over what I do.  She just feels the addiction is getting a little out of control. 
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Re: Thinking about trading off the Connie...
« Reply #8 on: April 15, 2015, 07:41:05 pm »
Admittance is the first step to recovery...
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Re: Thinking about trading off the Connie...
« Reply #9 on: April 15, 2015, 08:53:55 pm »
  She just feels the addiction is getting a little out of control. 

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Re: Thinking about trading off the Connie...
« Reply #10 on: April 15, 2015, 09:05:26 pm »
'Merica!
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Re: Thinking about trading off the Connie...
« Reply #11 on: April 16, 2015, 05:48:57 am »
Admittance is the first step to recovery...

If I owned one corvette, or "king ranch" F250, no one would even give it a second thought.  But, more than a couple bikes and everyone thinks I have a problem.   :o

Even the lady at the DMV was like, "Why so many bikes?  You can only ride one at a time." to which I replied. "The real question is, why so many plates since I can only ride one at a time."  ::)  That shut her up. 
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Re: Thinking about trading off the Connie...
« Reply #12 on: April 16, 2015, 06:13:29 am »
do the following mental exercise: imagine you sell them all, except those 2 you want to keep. Then try to fill the 3 empty spots in your garage. What would you get?
Don't think about what you have, really, just forget it. Think what would you get.
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Re: Thinking about trading off the Connie...
« Reply #13 on: April 16, 2015, 09:34:41 am »
Martin, mind games will not be tolerated here.. ;)
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Re: Thinking about trading off the Connie...
« Reply #14 on: April 16, 2015, 10:36:16 am »
do the following mental exercise: imagine you sell them all, except those 2 you want to keep. Then try to fill the 3 empty spots in your garage. What would you get?
Don't think about what you have, really, just forget it. Think what would you get.

Super Tenere ES loaded for camping and touring, Indian Dark Horse, and Ducati Scrambler.

Of course I don't have the $$ to make that kind of change all at once, and none of those bikes are in the used market yet.

I don't really like the looks of the ST, but it fits me the best ergonomically out of the adventure touring choices with driveshaft.  Of course that would mean no bike to ride my wife around on, but the reality is that she hasn't ridden with me since my sister and BIL were hit head on last summer. 
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