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Old 04-13-2007, 06:42 AM   #1
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Not even close. I still ride a 1979 SR500.
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Old 04-13-2007, 06:43 AM   #2
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That I've owned for 25 years.
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Old 04-13-2007, 06:47 AM   #3
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If the Triumph still works for you, ride it! I rode my '93 ST1100 for 11 years and 101,000 miles. Sure, I had a dirtbike as well for a few years in there, and a really crappy V65 Sabre for a year, but the one or two secondary bikes, but the ST1100 was basically it. The ST took me on many, many long distance trips, countless weekend rides, commuting, and even a track day. Great bike.



Eventually I bought a used FJR1300, but it still took almost six months before I could bring myself to sell the ST. It took me that long to make sure the FJR really suited me better than the ST.



Bottom line: If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
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Old 04-13-2007, 06:49 AM   #4
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Been there, done that. Thought my 78 GS550E Suzuki was the last bike I'd ever buy, it was awesome. Then there was a early 80s KZ750 four, it too was awesome. Then something happened I thought impossible, I bought an 86 Suzuki Intruder 700 and actually fell in love with it. Eventually it wore out. The next bike I thought I couldn't get rid of was an 84 Goldwing but it was replaced by an 03 ST1300. Each time I experienced those committment issues and each time I've been pleasantly surprised. So I think you should go for it!
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Old 04-13-2007, 07:09 AM   #5
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Default Pplassm is old, like jo momma!

I would like to point out that your bike is as old as I am, and you have ownerd it since I was in kindergarten.



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Old 04-13-2007, 07:10 AM   #6
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Try a new '07 ST !
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Old 04-13-2007, 07:13 AM   #7
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Well, I'm sort of the opposite. I've owned 7 bikes in 10 years, and I feel like I'm sleeping around. So I wouldn't worry about the "pipe and slippers" mentality.



Obviously your ST is yours, so I think you should keep it for good. Why get rid of it? Besides, the multi bike stable is where it's at. I don't think anyone here would argue that. If you're trying to not have a bunch of liscense plates, get a dirt bike and a track bike. Now you've got all 3 arenas covered. Get something just to commute on, or to play around with. Life's too short to have just one.



Just think, if your wife doesn't like it and wants a divorce, then you can use the spare bedroom for parts storage and an engine shop, leaving room in the garage for MORE bikes! Hell yeah!



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Old 04-13-2007, 07:23 AM   #8
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Uhhh.....and what makes you think YOU get the house? You ARE young arent you?
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Old 04-13-2007, 07:29 AM   #9
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I had a '71 Kwacker W2-650 that I rode until 1980 when the valves had gotten so bad and it finally backfired through the carbs and caught on fire. So I recommend you just ride the bike until the compression starts to go and then throw it away and get a new one. Repeat as necessary.



When you find that bike that fits perfectly why would you want to let it go?
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Old 04-13-2007, 08:06 AM   #10
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You beat me to it. I was gonna ask him how he was gonna fit several motorcycles in a tent.
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