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Old 08-19-2012, 05:50 PM   #811 (permalink)
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Iron883- 2" rear suspension travel... oww!

I dig the Enfield thing until I consider that my '81 KZ440 is worth 41hp and even as a relatively beginner rider, I'm seeing that it's somewhat underpowered for me, and the 500cc Enfield puts out 21hp.

Ordering parts to get my $400 67hp '82 XJ650 running again.
Oh come on, don't act like you don't like pissing blood!

I'm too old to ride a rigid anymore. At least not without a Kidney Belt.
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Old 08-19-2012, 06:18 PM   #812 (permalink)
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Oh come on, don't act like you don't like pissing blood!

I'm too old to ride a rigid anymore. At least not without a Kidney Belt.
Yep, my kidneys and back are shot as is. I don't need to do more damage unneccesarily. As far as HP rating the bike I'm trying to hunt down is rated at 68. More than enough for my needs but still enough to scare myself if I'm feeling froggy.
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Old 08-19-2012, 08:46 PM   #813 (permalink)
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At least your insurance isn't horrible I need to borrow (read:steal) my friends' supersports to have any fun at all since insurance will painfully rape me until I turn 26
Buy a bike that qualifies for classic insurance. You only need to to be 25 to get it. That's what I'm planning for my '70 tiger. Even with mileage restrictions, you probably wont go over.
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Old 08-20-2012, 12:57 AM   #814 (permalink)
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Buy a bike that qualifies for classic insurance. You only need to to be 25 to get it. That's what I'm planning for my '70 tiger. Even with mileage restrictions, you probably wont go over.
I've honestly tried and tried but I simply can't stand the styling on most older bikes, and the ones I do like are all incredibly expensive or finnicky. I'm seriously considering getting a pre-1996 supersport so that there isn't that asinine "surcharge". 1994 ZX7 maybe
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Old 08-21-2012, 05:23 AM   #815 (permalink)
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Old 08-21-2012, 05:33 AM   #816 (permalink)
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Old 08-21-2012, 12:37 PM   #817 (permalink)
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Hereīs a few photos of my summertrip:
My luck that would be my whole trip.

Does your top box have enough space to store your helmet if needed? Obviously not when loaded, just wondering if its possible. I still haven't had any of the dealers I've contacted get back in touch but I'm already looking at accessories. I'm liking a few of the 46L topcases, one in particular is supposed to have enough room for two helmets or a helmet and jacket.

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Old 08-21-2012, 12:41 PM   #818 (permalink)
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Funny that the 883 is being discussed. I was tooling around on my Hornet (Honda 919) and went up a fairly steep hill. I noticed i had the throttle clear to about 1/4 open. I was thinking about switching over to a 883 Nightster or a Nightrod actually. Just something a little different. Probably won't though.
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Old 08-21-2012, 01:19 PM   #819 (permalink)
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Yep, it might as well BE a hardtail. I've heard some say the stock bike is extra rough on big bumps and even road seams hurt. Some guys love the hardtails, some don't. I suspect some of the aftermarket suspension from Progressive or Burly tame it a bit.
I have an 07 nightster and put progressives all the way around it. I added 1.5 inches to the rear (not at all noticeable while riding, looks wise) and it made a ungodlyawesome difference to the way the bike rides.
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Old 08-21-2012, 03:28 PM   #820 (permalink)
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Does your top box have enough space to store your helmet if needed?

I'm liking a few of the 46L topcases, one in particular is supposed to have enough room for two helmets or a helmet and jacket.
Yes, the top box fits a helmet, but not much else. I always keep the raingear in it, as this summer has been pretty wet.

I really hate how those boxes look, but itīs annoyingly useful. I would like to get a bigger one for trips and a smaller for commuting, so maybe this is the right size.
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