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Old 11-21-2012, 08:29 AM   #21
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I've been thinking the same thing, that my top-heavy ADV bike may not be what I want to ride going forward. A lower COG, perhaps a bit smaller bike, might be better. I guess it'll depend on how well I recover, and what type of riding I want to do in the years ahead. Before this I'd been hankering for a Thruxton, but the ergos may make that impossible. Guess I will wait and see.
You might be the candidate BMW is looking for.

The 650GT scooter was quite the sporting ride.
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Old 11-21-2012, 08:31 AM   #22
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Did your tallywhacker come through unscathed?

Did you tell the Doc "as long as your down there" to add a little to Jr?
I've been so afraid you wouldn't still find me attractive now that I can't wrap my legs around my head.
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I've been so afraid you wouldn't still find me attractive now that I can't wrap my legs around my head.
That's how you broke your hips the FIRST time!
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You might be the candidate BMW is looking for.

The 650GT scooter was quite the sporting ride.
I don't know; I've never really considered a scooter. Seems like once you're on a 650 with 16" wheels and 50+ ho, why not ride a regular bike? Bumming around Key West, sure, but day to day I want a motorcycle.
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I've been thinking the same thing, that my top-heavy ADV bike may not be what I want to ride going forward. A lower COG, perhaps a bit smaller bike, might be better. I guess it'll depend on how well I recover, and what type of riding I want to do in the years ahead. Before this I'd been hankering for a Thruxton, but the ergos may make that impossible. Guess I will wait and see.
Sorry to hear about your mishap! BTW, I'm riding a Thruxton and find its ergos plenty agreeable. Its bars are now much higher than they were a few years ago.
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For what it's worth I had an '05 Thruxton as you may recall, for someone my size it was like a circus bear riding a tricycle. Infinately fun but not really practical for anything other then spending an hour blasting over hill and dale.

I fear brother Schizook may be right, there could be another Harley-Davidson in your future. Being something of an aficionado myself I'd like to point out how totally flippin cool the Sportster '72 model is and if I may be so bold, how darn good you'd look riding it!

Ditto on the ADV bikes being so tall, one of the reasons I unloaded the GS for my Heritage Softy was I just got tired of the tippy-toe tap dance our pot-holed and frost heaved roads and parking lots required. Fun bike but in the end more trouble than it was worth.
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I've been thinking the same thing, that my top-heavy ADV bike may not be what I want to ride going forward. A lower COG, perhaps a bit smaller bike, might be better. I guess it'll depend on how well I recover, and what type of riding I want to do in the years ahead. Before this I'd been hankering for a Thruxton, but the ergos may make that impossible. Guess I will wait and see.
What about a Bonneville?
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Sorry to hear about your mishap! BTW, I'm riding a Thruxton and find its ergos plenty agreeable. Its bars are now much higher than they were a few years ago.
That's good to know. I sure like that bike, even though it would be a pretty big change for me compared to my last few bikes.

About the ergos: I read a post from a guy who broke his back. After he recovered he couldn't take the upright postion of his Vee so he sold it. He did a demo ride on a ZX-14 and what do you know, the leaned over position relieved the pain in his back completely!
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I saw one of them white CB1000Rs on the street yesterday. Looks pretty good in person.
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