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Old 03-16-2005, 04:13 AM   #41
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I found my best rates to be with State Farm. Maybe it's the historical records that are driving the price up on the HD vs the MV. The two people that own MV's haven't crashed yet. It's all the GHPT types tipping their HD's over leaving the bar that are driving those insurance rates up.



Insurance and maintenance on my Ducati is cheap. I don't insure it because all I do is stand by it in my Corse leather jacket and drink latte's in front of the Starbucks (don't even have to move it as I rent a parking spot from them). No chance of tipping it over because I don't sit on it (it wrinkles the seat). The key to keeping valve adjustment prices down is to never start it. And people say Duc's are expensive, riiiiight...
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Old 03-16-2005, 04:18 AM   #42
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Now, now, don't start the common sense, and all bikes are cool even if you don't like it thread on this site. Everyone here is an absolute expert on motorcycles, guv'ment, philosophy, et al. So if you can't make the same claim, at least bash the now gone K----, or lament the lack of post from the Highwayman.

As far as a step up bike, if you feel the bike you have is not enough for you now, I'd say this one might be a good next bike (though a sv650 might be better). The step up is allways a bit intimidating, just keep your wits about you and you'll be fine.
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Old 03-16-2005, 04:18 AM   #43
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My thought would be to go buy a mid 80's Honda 750 if you are intimidated. Probably get a cherry one for about 1500 bucks, and it will last longer than you will. Why buy this bike for 7 grand, when one of those will do fine? Plus you are right. Nobody NEEDS 140 horsepower, but it sure is damned fun when you crack the throttle. America is about excess and being able to buy what we don't need, hence the millions of SUV's running around.
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Old 03-16-2005, 04:21 AM   #44
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I think we need to change the "Gabe" part too.
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Old 03-16-2005, 04:22 AM   #45
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He doesn't even have it yet and you're pulling the fairing? Going with the Windjammer I suppose??
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Old 03-16-2005, 04:31 AM   #46
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Actually, State Farm's rates are based on displacement. And I know of one guy who's tossed his Brutale already but it ain't me!
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Old 03-16-2005, 04:36 AM   #47
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rem, how common-sensical of you. I agree it look like a decent bike and actually like the fairing. Think the z1000 is amongst the UGLIEST bikes I have ever seen. The farther the z750 can get from that look, the better for it.



The fact that you have enough sense to be wary of the FZ1 power, says to me that you'd probably be fine with it. I think the used FZ1 route would save a couple G and get you a nicer bike at the same time.
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Old 03-16-2005, 04:37 AM   #48
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I'm looking to install a handlebar mounted waldo that can pick up the Shovelhead parts that are laying all over the place.
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Old 03-16-2005, 04:42 AM   #49
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Take a cue from the American Indians. Wait until he does something notable and make up a name from it. We could have used that method and named Sean "Big Chief Ducati Tosser".
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Old 03-16-2005, 04:42 AM   #50
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I like that this bike is kind of ugly because it keeps the squids from talking to me.



I will probably take delivery tomorrow. It will be too cold here for a while for much riding. The fairing has the turn signals in it, but it looked like just a few screws and it would come right off. I'm not sure about the instruments, they looked like they attatched to the fairing. The fairing really is not as ugly in person as it looks in pictures. I know others that have seen it in person that say the same thing too.
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