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Offline wally_games

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Re: Thinking about trading off the Connie...
« Reply #15 on: April 16, 2015, 11:37:57 am »
I have the unfortunate problem of being restricted to only one bike. I made the change a year ago from the Concours to a BMW 1200GS. I miss the Connie sometimes, but the Beemer is pretty nice.
My other option would have been to exchange the wife for the Beemer and keep the Connie, but she does have advantages that NO bike can offer.  ;)
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Re: Thinking about trading off the Connie...
« Reply #16 on: April 16, 2015, 12:58:19 pm »
Lol you can get a farkle for that
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Re: Thinking about trading off the Connie...
« Reply #17 on: April 18, 2015, 05:53:10 pm »
I think I will need to ride each one for a day or two before I weigh in on the matter......since I'm not riding 2 up I don't see the G'wing fitting my needs. 
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Re: Thinking about trading off the Connie...
« Reply #18 on: April 18, 2015, 07:22:10 pm »
I'd lose the Voyager and Mean Streak. Then buy another toy.  8)
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Re: Thinking about trading off the Connie...
« Reply #19 on: April 18, 2015, 07:42:11 pm »
Definitely lose the Voyager..
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Re: Thinking about trading off the Connie...
« Reply #20 on: April 19, 2015, 05:56:08 am »
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This could compliment any garage and urge I could get.
I tried out a nice Gold Wing last year and I could never go that route and I do mostly highway miles.
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Re: Thinking about trading off the Connie...
« Reply #21 on: April 19, 2015, 06:10:09 am »
  I have been threw this before. I have owned 4 Connie's. I trade one off thinking it is the bike I don't need.  Then turn around a buy another. I have even owned 2 and 3 Goldwings at a time.  As of today  I own a 1800 Goldwing, GL1500 Valkyrie, and my 09 Concours. I just don't feel I need to play on the gravel roads anymore, plus there are almost none in the area where I live.  I still look at KLR 650's and think I need one but so far I am winning.

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Re: Thinking about trading off the Connie...
« Reply #22 on: April 19, 2015, 09:41:10 pm »
The adventure style bike that is gonna really take off is BMW's new one.  Uses the S1000R's engine, and not as ergo radical as a GS.  I would love the XR, and possibly get rid of my whole stable if only one bike could be owned. 

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Re: Thinking about trading off the Connie...
« Reply #23 on: April 20, 2015, 04:05:10 am »
The adventure style bike that is gonna really take off is BMW's new one.  Uses the S1000R's engine, and not as ergo radical as a GS.  I would love the XR, and possibly get rid of my whole stable if only one bike could be owned. 




Both bikes in the photo are nice bikes.  Chain drive and touring are two things I don't want to combine again. 

The nice thing about the voyager is hydraulic  valve lash adjusters.  No having to tear the bike down just to check clearances.

I wish kawasaki would have just modernized the voYager 1200 with fuel injection, brakes, suspension, and throttle by wire.  That i-4 with HLA was a great platform.

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Re: Thinking about trading off the Connie...
« Reply #24 on: April 20, 2015, 05:36:19 am »
Both bikes in the photo are nice bikes.  Chain drive and touring are two things I don't want to combine again.

I many people's opinions, including mine, it is not any sort of touring if it has a chain.  One can't just slap panniers on something and claim it is a tourer :)
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Re: Thinking about trading off the Connie...
« Reply #25 on: April 20, 2015, 05:45:12 am »
Sure you can, Max.....
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Re: Thinking about trading off the Connie...
« Reply #26 on: April 20, 2015, 08:00:27 am »
The chain is a valid point. It would lean me towards a Triumph Explorer or Moto Guzzi Stelvio.
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Re: Thinking about trading off the Connie...
« Reply #27 on: April 20, 2015, 09:43:07 am »
Quite a simple matter to trim the herd.  Trade in the Voyager and your Connie for a new Connie!
I did and smiling like a "Cheshire Cat" to boot.
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Re: Thinking about trading off the Connie...
« Reply #28 on: April 20, 2015, 11:02:40 am »
Quite a simple matter to trim the herd.  Trade in the Voyager and your Connie for a new Connie!
I did and smiling like a "Cheshire Cat" to boot.

If they would have added electronic cruise control and HLA along with that green color, I would have been all over it.   8)

Sure, the redline would have to be lower, and the overall HP reduced, but in the touring bike the less maintenance the better.
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Re: Thinking about trading off the Connie...
« Reply #29 on: April 20, 2015, 11:05:37 am »
The chain is a valid point. It would lean me towards a Triumph Explorer or Moto Guzzi Stelvio.

Triumph Explorer is physically too large for me.  Had an extended test ride on one.  The Guzzi is a great bike, but has a more frequent maintenance schedule and not many dealers if an issue crops up while out on a tour. 

The Super Tenere is on the short list, but will wait for a fully farkled used one at a great price.
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