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Old 03-18-2007, 07:34 AM   #51
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Glad to see you used the correct declarative article for r-tard though.
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Old 03-18-2007, 07:46 AM   #52
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I've got an '03 naked with a Penske shock, Ohlins fork kit and springs, M4 pipe and pcIII, a Corbin seat, and a cheap-a$$ little National Cycle windshield that covers everything from commuter/streetfighter to sportbike to tourer with aplomb. Best bike I've ever had. It's kind of made my vfr superfluous.
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Old 03-18-2007, 09:40 AM   #53
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Yeah, you can work wonders with Adobe's Photoshop these days...
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Old 03-18-2007, 10:19 AM   #54
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What defines "sport-tour" is very much in the mind (and butt) of the beholder. One-up, almost anything can be (and has been) used to go touring. Hell, even my little Buell Lightning is a comfy one-up sport-tour rig, loaded up with soft luggage and 150lb me. Add a small windscreen and a throttle lock and enjoy.
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Old 03-19-2007, 06:53 AM   #55
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Old 03-19-2007, 06:54 AM   #56
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Wait for a sale at the appliance store and get a Norge. That is a tremendous bike, you will be the only one who has one and you'll get to know all those goofy goostie owners.
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Old 03-19-2007, 08:05 AM   #57
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Sprint ST.



I like the older ones better, but they are all great bikes.



They come with bags, too.
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Old 03-19-2007, 12:22 PM   #58
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What a trip. What a great bike to make it on. If you write it, we will read.
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Old 03-19-2007, 12:27 PM   #59
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I thought I was the only one who carried an ice ax. Pretty handy, legal, and looks absolutely lethal. That's because if you hit someone with it, it would be absolutely lethal. Most of the time, I choose sledge hammers in six feet of water, but ice axes have a nice, Lord of the Rings/300 appeal to them.
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Old 03-28-2007, 04:09 PM   #60
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Interesting the direction you are going with motorcycles, as I have gone in a similar direction. Began to break the Harley habit last summer - sold my '97 Low Rider and bought a Triumph Speedmaster ( for my cruiser) - it is 100 lbs lighter, looks like the bikes I admired as a teenager, and you don't see a zillion of them (ala Harleys). Anyway, just bought an '07 Sprint ST (ABS) to replace my '06 Harley Street Rod. I love that engine on the Street Rod but the weight and wheelbase were too much. The Sprint is possibly the best motorcycle I have ever owned/ridden. It is comfortable, very fast, agile, gives adequate wind protection (the stock windscreen is not adequate - went with the higher accessory screen, and even this could be higher), feels perfectly stable at speed and in sweepers/corners. It is beautiful in black. I have ridden an FJR 1300 fairly extensively - the Yamaha is probably better for touring - higher & adjustable windscreen, shaft drive: but it is much heavier than the Sprint and not as agile.
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