Who rides street bikes?
Posted November 17, 2002 - 07:04 PM
How many of you out there are also
street bike riders as well as dirt?
I just started riding (bought a 01'
WR426) and now with the riding 'bug'
it seems impossible to limit myself
to dirt alone. I'm probably going
to buy a Harley Fat Boy or some other
type of cruiser.
So who's got em and what do you ride?
If you don't have one....why not?
Posted November 17, 2002 - 07:29 PM
previous bikes, in order:
1984 Kawasaki Ninja 900 (an investment, made ~ $400.00)
1982 Honda CB750F basket case - got it running, then smashed into a car (absolutely her fault - for real)
1982 Yamaha Seca 650, sold in 1996 (put 50K miles on this bike - LOVED it!
1982 Kawasaki GPZ 1100 Eddie Lawson Replica (traded my 1980 YZ 465 for it). 60 mph wheelies - yee-haw!
1979 Suzuki GS 425 - first street bike, (ex girlfriend loved this bike - she could ride it by herself)
Posted November 17, 2002 - 08:10 PM
Posted November 17, 2002 - 08:23 PM
'93 Honda CRB900RR-Roadracer-It's a sleeper, 137 RWHP. It's "all on" in the top 2500 rpm. Don't race or ride trackdays much more as I don't like hosing the insides of my leathers out anymore. This last year I've lost my inspiration to ride I think my next bike will be a Honda ST1300 or a Victory Vegas. I'd love to take 2 or 3 months and tour the US and Canada. Must be going through my late 30's crisis
'93 Ducati 900SS
'82 Suzuki GS1100E
'87 Honda CR250
'83 Suzuki XN85D-650 Turbo
'83 Suzuki GS850G
'84 Suzuki GS700ES
'81 Suzuki Gs450EX
Posted November 17, 2002 - 08:38 PM
Posted November 17, 2002 - 09:16 PM
Posted November 18, 2002 - 04:10 AM
Posted November 18, 2002 - 06:15 AM
Posted November 18, 2002 - 08:22 AM
Got my eyes on an R1 or possibly a 'Busa, but that will have to wait until after I purchase another Blue Thumper for my growing son.
Incidentally, I am surprised that all replies here were from guys with sport-bikes. It seems that all of my thumper riding buddies have either Harleys or Buell's. Buell's and twisties...yes!!!
Posted November 18, 2002 - 09:02 AM
Sorry, no offense ment........
Posted November 18, 2002 - 09:09 AM
Previous street bikes:
1998 HD Wide Glide
1976 HD 1000 Sportster
1977 Honda CB750
1982 Kaw LTD550
1970 Honda 305
Posted November 18, 2002 - 09:29 AM
Roughly 35 miles each way on the 405 in L.A. My current ride is a 91 kantana 1100, and here's the best part! I've rolled over 100 k miles and i'm going past 15k right about now.New tires&chains!
Nothing else except a battery or 2. The only time i drive to work is when i 've broken something (bones) from racing Moto
My previous ride was a 84 GS1150ES, Stock 1/4 mile run of 10.5 , my 1st bike was a 81 katana 500. I haven't seen many harley's that can take every-day riding (milage) with-out something going wrong (allways in the shop!). Why have 1 bike (harley), When you could have the worlds fastest street bike for 10k,+ a new YZ450 for 6K + something else , All for the price of a harley! Also when riding in traffic i perfer to be on something that can get you out of the way or stop on a dime!!!
Posted November 18, 2002 - 09:48 AM
I went to the motorcycle show just this weekend and for a good sized cruiser(jap or american) your still looking at 16,000. I need the bigger cruiser to pull my trailer. I payed 16,300 for my road king(new). Oh yeah, I do have some accessorys on it. I guess total I have about 18,500 invested.
I did get to sit on my next dirtbike though! A wr450!
I think I will wait until 04 for the bugs to be worked out.
Posted November 18, 2002 - 11:39 AM
responders. I'm going back and forth between cruiser
and sport bike. Seems that a cruiser would be great
because I wouldn't be limited to shorter rides. Crotch
rockets can be pretty uncomfortable after awhile especially
for those of us past thirty. But the trade-off is SPEED!!!
Posted November 18, 2002 - 11:40 AM
Posted November 18, 2002 - 12:02 PM
Posted November 18, 2002 - 12:40 PM
Now if you want one for travel long distance, a Hog is a good choice. They are quite reliable now as compared to the pre-80's builds. They hold value. They are certainly much more comfey for long duration than a true sport bike.
If you like distance and some high speed and twistie thrills, there are many Sport-Touring models available. I classify these a "Dual Sport" in that they are good both two purposes but not a competitive race type bike or a great two-up long distance bike. My favorite of this class is the Suzuki 'Busa. I can stay onboard one of those until the tank is in need of refilling, unlike my FZR which is good for about 50 miles before I need to bail.
Think about what you really want before handing over your hard earned $$$.
Posted November 18, 2002 - 12:59 PM
The Vmax is a blast around town and for short rides. If you modify it slightly, it becomes a nice distance bike as well. It's fast stock but with a air filter, pipe and jet kit it becomes an animal. The biggest problem is I go through rear tires in 2500 miles. I like it a lot more than my father-in-law's Harleys that I've ridden.
I agree that it is getting more dangerous every year and I've cut down the street riding considerably since I've had kids.
I'd like to look at a new ZX12, Hayabusa or the Blackbird and get some luggage for trips as long as it's comfortable for 2 people.
I like the Harley's as well but I want a bike that looks like a Fatboy or Softail with the Vrod engine. Until then, I'll keep this stuff.
Posted November 18, 2002 - 01:15 PM
Posted November 18, 2002 - 02:44 PM