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Old 08-02-2006, 11:20 AM   #31
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It's a triple too. What the heck...I may just have to stick with "adventure tourers" The damn Ducati S2R 1000 Monster has my attention, though it really doesn't have the leg room...gorgeous.
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Old 08-02-2006, 11:28 AM   #32
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You're absolutely correct on my qualification -- Wings and LTs are just too big to commute on and run errands with (and pick up!). I love sport touring and have done two alps trips with Edelweiss - what a blast. The black MultiStrada (S Version) looks pretty good as well. A Busa? I don't know man. But thanks.
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Old 08-02-2006, 11:53 AM   #33
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I think the dealer did something wrong.
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Old 08-02-2006, 12:40 PM   #34
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Buell Ulysses. I have one and it is very satisfying.
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Old 08-02-2006, 01:05 PM   #35
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You should have been happy with the Futura and the almost 23" seat to peg. I had one. I don't think there is a sport/tourer with more. I don't know the measurement on the Uly, but the Aprilia is up on the GS & V-strom.



BTW, the ZRX is pretty tight. I understand the buell XB/S pegs will give you more room.
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Old 08-02-2006, 01:07 PM   #36
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You just need to get more limber so you can fold up better!



I'm 6'2" and I fit on a honda RS125 well enough to race it comfortably (can't quite get perfectly tucked though)



in case you wonder what a 6'2" guy on a RS125 looks like - http://racing.barrettmeeker.com/gallery.htm

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Old 08-02-2006, 02:10 PM   #37
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I am 6'7 and weigh in at 255, but was down to 197 in my riding days, as those days were also filled with plenty of club nights....if you catch my drift.



Being "healithier" and smarter now, I have found I cant ride an F4i like I used to, but a ZX12r I owned for a long while still fits nicely.



I have switched from the likes of SS bikes and the Uber bike category to the Triumph Speed Triple. It looks small but overall its well suited to taller framed and larger guys....
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Old 08-02-2006, 03:10 PM   #38
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If you are so shallow that you will only ride a bike that your wife and friends like, then why not let them pick one out for you. Maybe they would like to see you on a big yellow or pink scooter with matching outfit. Stand tall and stick with the BMW GS if you like it, you wonÂ’t find a more reliable all round bike.And its no slouch with a capable rider.

Who gives a monkeys toss what others say, if you like the bike.
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Old 08-02-2006, 04:49 PM   #39
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OUCH!
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Old 08-02-2006, 04:55 PM   #40
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I passed 40 a short while ago and my "folding" days seem to be behind me. Humbling, yes sir. BTW...you look good!
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