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Old 04-29-2008, 07:29 PM   #29
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Rode in OHIO 12 months a year. Knobby tires, a snowsuit and spiked boots in winter.
quality of life as a london motorcycle courier increased a million fold with heated handle bar grips! and was still jealous of the bmw riders with their flat twins as foot warmers

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Old 04-29-2008, 07:43 PM   #30
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My first motor vehicle was a GT750 Suzuki, bought used when I was 16. Dad talked me into it. I kind of wanted a smaller motorcycle. Rode it quite a bit back and forth to work for a couple years. Got rid of it about the time I finished college. Hadn't ridden it for a while by then.
Now the bicycle, that was useful.
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Old 05-02-2008, 04:53 PM   #31
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Ok, if you insist on driving, a Honda Civic gets the same or better mileage than many large motorcycles. The Civic Hybrid and Prius get the same mileage as small motorcycles. Isn't that pathetic?

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Ya but you can keep you bald spot dry in a Prius. And yes..a Prius will get about 10 pmg better fuel mileage than a goldwing or a Harley. It is amazing..

BUT, Back to the SEGWAY...wow...if you ever get a chance to ride one...get on. I thought I would fall on my butt...but nooo...it won't let you. Coolest thing on two wheels for just tooling around the camp site or a substitute for someone who can't walk a long way without leg or back pain. I saw a family of Sagways at a local Vintige car show two weeks ago. True they are not the most versitile of vehicles..but the cool factor...and they do get you places is something....get one all chomed up and it will match you Airstream....now your talking....
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Old 05-02-2008, 05:30 PM   #32
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Yeah but they are not as much fun to ride!
I rode motorcycles from 1969 until about 1997. I put 60k on my '82 BMW R100RT from '83 to '86. Now, though, all those I'm interested in with two wheels have pedals. And preferably Shimano XT or higher!

Now, I can get all the sunshine and blue skies I want while motoring through the sunroof in my wife's Civic EX. I don't heal as fast as I used to, and I don't intend to be up close and personal with any more deer unless they're in my back yard.

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Old 05-02-2008, 06:26 PM   #33
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BUT, Back to the SEGWAY...wow...if you ever get a chance to ride one...get on. I thought I would fall on my butt...but nooo...it won't let you. Coolest thing on two wheels for just tooling around the camp site or a substitute for someone who can't walk a long way without leg or back pain. I saw a family of Sagways at a local Vintige car show two weeks ago. True they are not the most versitile of vehicles..but the cool factor...and they do get you places is something....get one all chomed up and it will match you Airstream....now your talking....
I've never had the chance to ride one, but lots of law enforcement agencies use them.
I'd like to hear more about these.
They would not be for the longer commutes...
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Old 05-02-2008, 06:50 PM   #34
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I've never had the chance to ride one, but lots of law enforcement agencies use them.
I'd like to hear more about these.
They would not be for the longer commutes...
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You have not riden a BMW! Mine would be comfortable riding all day.
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Old 05-02-2008, 06:55 PM   #35
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I love Triumphs: the cars and bikes. I learned to drive in a Spitfire. My son has his eye on this Triumph, I like the more traditional look.
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Old 05-02-2008, 07:13 PM   #36
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I love Triumphs: the cars and bikes. I learned to drive in a Spitfire. My son has his eye on this Triumph, I like the more traditional look.
How about this one? The new Bonneville, traditional look without the traditional...uh, problems

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Old 05-02-2008, 07:31 PM   #37
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Zounds, that's fantastic!

Okay, Paula, I think that new Triumph Bonneville wins the day. Fuel efficiency, great classic looks with modern upgrades and a big WOW factor--kind of like the Airstream of motorcycles, when you think about it! Still love the Vespa for those of us too chicken and uncoordinated to handle a motorcycle.

Since that's not you, I say go for the Triumph. It is full of win and awesome, and between that and your Airstream, your Cool Factor will be off the charts.
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Whoa... What? A Bonneville without Lucas darks? Why... that's not a Triumph at all!

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How about this one? The new Bonneville, traditional look without the traditional...uh, problems

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Old 05-02-2008, 08:09 PM   #39
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Whoa... What? A Bonneville without Lucas darks? Why... that's not a Triumph at all!

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Having owned a few Triumphs equipped with electrics from the "Prince of Darkness", I really don't mind.
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Having owned a few Triumphs equipped with electrics from the "Prince of Darkness", I really don't mind.
"If men were meant to drive at night, they'd have lights mounted upon their heads..."

Sorry, I don't remember the exact quote, but you get the idea...
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"If men were meant to drive at night, they'd have lights mounted upon their heads..."

Sorry, I don't remember the exact quote, but you get the idea...
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Having owned a few Triumphs equipped with electrics from the "Prince of Darkness", I really don't mind.
That's what I heard: Stan, the Prince of Darkness was an electrical engineer with Lucas.

Makes sense.
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