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Re: Thinking about trading off the Connie...
« Reply #106 on: May 14, 2015, 08:50:06 pm »
Cross Runner 800 and Cross Tourer 1200 will probably never be brought over to us.  Wish we could get something like a KTM 1290 Super Adventure, with Honda reliability and maintenance schedule.  Thought I has something like that a few years ago with the Tiger 1050, but hated every day of its ownership.  Can't explain why, but just did.  Fill up the space and let us know what fit.  tp

FWIW, if I had the spare dollars, either a new R1200R, or an S1000R would be the next in my garage.

 Read that BMW is working on a new Scrambler model, to compete with the Triumph and new Ducs.  Basically an R Nine T, with less expensive suspension and electronic gizmos, I read.  Something kinda like this would be fun to ride.

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Re: Thinking about trading off the Connie...
« Reply #107 on: May 15, 2015, 03:13:02 pm »
I am about to embark on a trip with my klx250s in the back of the truck.  The plan is to base camp and ride. I will work my way to Big Sur. If that works well, I might be looking for an SM, or naked light weight street bike.  I put the Guzzi in the back of the truck, but 450 lbs was too much to try and back down a single ramp.  Plus, it squatted the rear of the truck down 2.5 inches.  I would love it if shark kage made a ramp system for the small trucks.
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Re: Thinking about trading off the Connie...
« Reply #108 on: May 15, 2015, 04:34:28 pm »
Have fun on the outing.  Had a KLX250S, and after adding a Seat Concepts seat and wind screen, I used it on  300 mile days.  Around 170 highway and the rest off pavement.  Placing it in the bed of a truck is a good/smart move. If it had had 15 more HP, I would still own it.  Just too many highway miles to get to the fun places around here.  Again have fun, and think about those of us, of the working class... ;D

What would be great to ride is a KTM 650 Enduro R.   Couple of draw backs, limited production and over $10K USD.  One could own a KLR and a KLX for that money.  Try this on a KLR or KLX, though . . . Power wheelie.



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Re: Thinking about trading off the Connie...
« Reply #109 on: May 15, 2015, 06:02:04 pm »
I've been admiring the Honda CB1000R lately.
Looks like it could travel some, if you added a small windscreen.
Carries about 5 gal fuel, upright ergos.

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Re: Thinking about trading off the Connie...
« Reply #110 on: May 15, 2015, 06:19:51 pm »
I've been admiring the Honda CB1000R lately.
Looks like it could travel some, if you added a small windscreen.
Carries about 5 gal fuel, upright ergos.

https://s.yimg.com/fz/api/res/1.2/zfNuoHE8cpW4eWe6Ee.6Kg--/YXBwaWQ9c3JjaGRkO2g9NDgwO3E9OTU7dz02NDA-/http://0.tqn.com/d/motorcycles/1/0/U/K/0/-/Honda-CB1000R.jpg


Considered one while looking at the FZ-09.  485 lbs and 123HP VS 415 lbs and 115HP.  The added weight would probably make it a better long road bike, but not so much a hooligan model.  Saw a new one in Houston, a '14 model, for $8,999.  Could probably get it at even a better price if tried.  Really like the Ducati styled "GOLD" wheels. 

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Re: Thinking about trading off the Connie...
« Reply #113 on: July 30, 2015, 11:39:09 am »
To close out this thread, I traded my '12 Concours with 30,000 miles of great touring for a new leftover '14 Triumph Trophy.  I now have 650 miles on the Trophy and know I am going to love touring on it.  It takes 87 octane, and can go 275 miles before the low fuel light comes on, and took 5 gallons to top off.  It carries 6.9 gallons of fuel, so it can go 350 miles before you get serious about stopping for fuel. 

It is a better all round bike then the Concours when you factor in power, handling, and comfort.

Now, to get my wife on board and see if she can tolerate it enough for me to part with the Voyager.
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Re: Thinking about trading off the Connie...
« Reply #114 on: August 11, 2015, 06:25:24 am »
I am about to embark on a trip with my klx250s in the back of the truck.  The plan is to base camp and ride. I will work my way to Big Sur. If that works well, I might be looking for an SM, or naked light weight street bike.  I put the Guzzi in the back of the truck, but 450 lbs was too much to try and back down a single ramp.  Plus, it squatted the rear of the truck down 2.5 inches.  I would love it if shark kage made a ramp system for the small trucks.


I ride my bikes up and down the black widow ramp, it works in a small truck, and will handle the weight of a big hawg with a pirate.



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