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Old 03-21-2007, 05:34 AM   #11
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Coming from two 1500cc cruiser bikes, any standard is gonna feel like a sport bike to you. I think a Suzy Bandit 1200 would be a good first stop. It's a tourquey thing and fairly easy to ride smoothly. That torque will help out with a passenger on board.



I find 600 sport bikes a tad high strung to pull a passenger smoothly. And they are cramped at best. They'll go, to be sure, but there will be more helmet bumping than you'd like.



I'd also look at a clean used ZRX1100. Plenty of go, good handling, good brakes, good room. Looks better than a sport bike to, IMHO.



So, no, you aren't gonna find a comfortable-for-two sport bike. That is a good thing, as you are very likely to scare the living schit out of you passenger until you get used to riding a true sport bike.

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Old 03-21-2007, 05:37 AM   #12
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Old 03-21-2007, 06:02 AM   #13
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I'd agree with the dual/sport approach, as long as the bike leans toward the street side of things. They can be extremely comfort/able and satisfying, but make sure you're tall enough for the bike you buy. Good choices, Trans/alps, V-Stom (there's a 650 you could take your wife on) older Beemer GS's. The / thing started in a post yesterday, now its fashion
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Old 03-21-2007, 06:11 AM   #14
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Try the new Suzuki Bandit 1250 with a Corbin Gunfighter and lady seat. Suprising capable and comfortable.



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Old 03-21-2007, 06:22 AM   #15
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I am "checking for unintended backslashes" please "never mind" this post. If they are here"it would appear they" are linked to quotations "if not" never mind """"""""
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Old 03-21-2007, 06:27 AM   #16
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OK so i guess some gremlin at MO inserts "backslashes" whenever there is a quotation mark. Either that or there is a problem with the HTML. Kinda "annoying" huh.

Anyone know how to "fix this"?
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Old 03-21-2007, 06:39 AM   #17
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Starting yesterday I have a whole bunch of symbols mixed with the words such as /////'''''/// also. Do I need to do something to fix this or is the gubment screwing with my stuff???
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Old 03-21-2007, 06:42 AM   #18
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I was wondering about this myself... I have a backslash fetish, and reading the previous string last night, I could barely contain myself.



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Old 03-21-2007, 06:42 AM   #19
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Over the last 10 years I've had both a crusier when I ride with the wife and a 600cc sportbike just for me, so you could try that. My next new bike will probably be the new concours or FJR. Unfortunately, the STs that are good for 2-up tend to be the flagship models & are expensive. Of course a used ST1300, FJR, or R1150RT would be great if you want to save money. Happy hunting.
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Old 03-21-2007, 07:09 AM   #20
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Apostrophes also.''''
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