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pplassm 07-10-2009 10:03 AM

Wee-Strom!!!!!!

don meyer 07-11-2009 03:46 AM

At the age of 70 I would look stupid on a sport bike.....all the new metric v-twins I have looked at have the forward controls, but that is the look I'm after.

I do not like sportsters & the Dynas I can not afford, but they have the controls in the right place.

Please more suggestions in the v-twin style that will have standard controls. I just sold my TIG welder & the money is burning a whole in my pocket.

Thanks Don

The_AirHawk 07-11-2009 04:52 AM

PC 800. But it'll be a '98 or older. Then again, many owners of them pamper their bikes so IF you can pry a guy off of one, chances are it'll be in pristine condition.

don meyer 07-11-2009 09:59 AM

I'm sorry, but what is a PC 800?.....Don

V2Rider 07-11-2009 10:47 AM

Honda Pacific Coast 800. It has a liquid cooled 800cc Vtwin if I remember correctly.



1998 Honda PC 800 Pacific Coast specifications and pictures

acecycleins 07-11-2009 01:55 PM

The PC has a cult following. It's kind of like a maxi scooter with Goldwing qualities. There aren't many and if you break plastic you may have problems finding replacement parts. Motor is a rock.
The Suzuki 650 V-strom would be a good fit, but if you want an off the radar ride. Silverwing. The Maxi will do a clean 100mph. It will roll all day in tour mode, too. Maybe the Aprilia Atlantic 500 Maxi. It all depends on if you can live Automatic. The Vulcan 900 Tour is a right nice ride, though.

Glo-Wing 08-14-2009 07:36 PM

why not consider a trike. the golwing does come in a Trike, many folks move on to them. they are great in the rain, gravel is no longer an issue and will go anywhere.

sarnali2 08-14-2009 10:54 PM

Not a V twin but still a classy ride, how about a new T100 Bonneville. That would be my choice


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