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Offline SDCR john

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Re: What Other None K Bikes Do You Ride?
« Reply #25 on: August 14, 2017, 06:51:03 AM »

Scud,


   Nice collection, I had a 200 v11 Sports. Very nice machines, after they are sorted.


  BTW, I did get a set of BMW tags for the K75S, but not without a bit of drama.


Thanks again for the offer of the bag mounts.

I recently took a proper ride on my friend's 2016 S1000RR. Wow, just wow. Totally amazing technology, stability, speed, brakes, etc.  Behind it is one of four V11 Moto Guzzis currently in the garage.





I just got this green V11 Sport running today. Bought it cheaply a few months ago with a leaky transmission and it was running very poorly. So it's been in pieces for a while. She just needs a little more love, then I have to decide which two of the Guzzis will get sold to fund my next adventure bike.



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1983 Moto Guzzi 850 Le Mans
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Offline kris

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Re: What Other None K Bikes Do You Ride?
« Reply #26 on: August 18, 2017, 08:11:37 PM »
2004 Kawasaki Concours  1000 cc   approx. 59,000 KM or 25,000 miles  - she was my first bike purchase after having been off motorcycles for 35 years - she was in great shape at 38,000 KM, when I bought her - she is good looking, imho - she is lifelong reliable - WOW, Kawi makes a great bike! - this model was manufactured for 20 years in this format - solid, solid performer - she is a 4 cylinder symphony, truly - gorgeous engine, smooth shifting, comfortable - that answers the "why I ride her"


2007 Moto Guzzi Breva 1100 cc - approx. 39,000 KM - she is my "drop dead gorgeous" Italian girlfriend - as I've said somewhere else here, she is industrial art! - I've had her about 3.5 months - so far, so good - the guy I bought her from has 5 Guzzis and has been riding them for decades - this bike has a solid reputation for reliability - her engine is a big twin thumper, loads of torque - she rolls side to side at idle, just like they say! - then happily spins at higher revs down the highway - and handling!! very tight, predictable suspension...rock solid - she is a naked bike, which I wanted for hot weather riding - and I was drawn to the engine layout, just like I was drawn to the quirky brick engine -


As you multi-bike, multi-brand owners know they all have different personalities. This is why we ride and collect these machines!



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Offline billday

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Re: What Other None K Bikes Do You Ride?
« Reply #27 on: September 02, 2017, 05:36:28 PM »
My 1983 Yamaha XS400
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Offline jj4hm

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Re: What Other None K Bikes Do You Ride?
« Reply #28 on: September 04, 2017, 05:51:53 PM »
It appears that there's a theme here with Guzzi's occupying space next to Bricks in the garage.  My wife's Suzuki GZ250 gets ridden by me occasionally now that she's lost interest in getting her MC endorsement.  I'd like to sell it and park something else next to my K but can't decide what that should be.  Perhaps I should be like the rest of the cool kids and look at a Guzzi 😎.  Too many good choices out there!
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Offline Scud

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Re: What Other None K Bikes Do You Ride?
« Reply #29 on: September 06, 2017, 10:32:12 PM »
It appears that there's a theme here with Guzzi's occupying space next to Bricks in the garage. 


A see a similar pattern in the two Moto Guzzi forums that I participate in. You should try to get a ride on a Guzzi. There are sporty ones, cruisers, and adventure-bike models.
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Offline Scud

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Re: What Other None K Bikes Do You Ride?
« Reply #30 on: September 08, 2017, 08:22:43 PM »
Perhaps I should be like the rest of the cool kids and look at a Guzzi 😎.


Here's a short twisty section aboard my 2002 Moto Guzzi V11 Scura:


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Offline Christopherguzzi

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Re: What Other None K Bikes Do You Ride?
« Reply #31 on: September 08, 2017, 09:28:59 PM »
I mainly ride my 2009 Victory Vegas.  And for kicks a Goped GSR Cruiser when camping or at the lake.  I recently adjusted the suspension on the Vegas so that it is appropriately firm (turns out it was on the softest setting) and it now handles like a new bike.  I have a hard time justifying the insurance and upkeep costs of having two motorcycles, but have a harder time getting rid of one.
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Offline milq

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Re: What Other None K Bikes Do You Ride?
« Reply #32 on: September 09, 2017, 10:16:16 PM »
As with some others, I seem to have a hoarding problem.
I own 2 HD type bikes, a 77 FXS Low Rider and a 2002 rigid frame bobber (which my son will get some day). Neither have been ridden in 3 years I'd guess, but I start them now and then. I have possession of my late father's 81 Sportster, it belongs to mom technically but I plan to refresh it so my nephew can have it some day.

I ride regularly:
KTM 1190 adv
R1200 GS (2009 and for sale)
KLR 650
Just took out the 85 K100RT yesterday for the first time in a couple of months. I enjoy it but I don't enjoy baking and haven't had time to insulate under the fairing better.
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Offline Blunderbust

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Re: What Other None K Bikes Do You Ride?
« Reply #33 on: October 13, 2017, 06:54:38 PM »
I have Triumph Rocket 111, a Honda CBF1000 and a Honda Crosstourer.






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Offline MarcoK75c

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Re: What Other None K Bikes Do You Ride?
« Reply #34 on: October 14, 2017, 03:48:48 PM »


And a camera shy Kawasaki w650.


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Offline duckhawk

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Re: What Other None K Bikes Do You Ride?
« Reply #35 on: October 21, 2017, 05:19:11 PM »
95 K75   02 R1150RT
86 Honda TLR200 Reflex
78 Suzuki RM125 vintage racer
02 Suzuki RM125
97 Honda CR250R...


...almost done, frame up restoration.
77 Suzuki RM125
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Offline Supershooter

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Re: What Other None K Bikes Do You Ride?
« Reply #36 on: October 22, 2017, 10:45:26 PM »
11 HD CVO Streetglide
04 Honda Foreman 4 Wheeler
03 HD Anni Wide Glide
01 Honda VLX 600c
85 K100RT that I can't keep running


I bought the brick as a winter project, got it to run and rode it 50 miles give or take and now it doesn't wan to start and keep running. Therefore my frustration is high, when I can throw a leg over and ride away on other bikes. It loos like it's going to become a multiple winter project.


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Offline Filmcamera

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Re: What Other None K Bikes Do You Ride?
« Reply #37 on: November 29, 2017, 05:04:31 PM »
Today I was lent a 2013 Triumph Speed Triple R for a few months





I have only done a short ride on it so far but wow.  Feels featherlight compared to my brick and the steering is a dream.  The three cylinder engine has tons of torque at almost anywhere in the rev range.  It is too tall for me, 32.4 inch seat height and I am five six but it is easy enough to get used to.  Seems quite comfortable but being a naked bike I imagine the wind at high speeds must be something of an issue.
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Offline billday

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Re: What Other None K Bikes Do You Ride?
« Reply #38 on: November 29, 2017, 09:21:42 PM »
I imagine the wind at high speeds must be something of an issue.

There's only one way to find out. Heh he heh.
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Offline Filmcamera

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Re: What Other None K Bikes Do You Ride?
« Reply #39 on: December 01, 2017, 04:24:53 PM »
I did try! 

Actually it is not THAT bad - I got to 110 mph and if anything it feels good, the wind pushes against your chest enough to relieve some of the pressure on your wrists.

Meanwhile the bike is crazy fast, it goes from 30 to 70 in the blink of an eye....
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Offline cycle

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Re: What Other None K Bikes Do You Ride?
« Reply #40 on: February 18, 2018, 02:11:57 PM »
I love my four Kbikes but will always have a soft spot for my airhead. Also have observed trials bikes. If you've never ridden one, you should give it a try. You'll be surprised how much fun it is and will help your street riding.
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Offline mophead

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Re: What Other None K Bikes Do You Ride?
« Reply #41 on: March 29, 2018, 03:30:30 PM »
Yamaha Sport Touring


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Offline Filmcamera

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Re: What Other None K Bikes Do You Ride?
« Reply #42 on: March 29, 2018, 04:21:11 PM »
Very nice looking bike!
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Offline richarddacat

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Re: What Other None K Bikes Do You Ride?
« Reply #43 on: March 29, 2018, 09:33:40 PM »
Awesome 2nd bike, I had two and Iím currently shopping for my 3rd, a 2016 model.

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Offline mophead

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Re: What Other None K Bikes Do You Ride?
« Reply #44 on: March 31, 2018, 10:25:17 AM »
That black 08 is actually my previous FJR.  I now have a 2014 ES model just the picture was too big to load on the website.  I love the cruise and the ES suspenders.  I was shopping for a 2016 but came across the 14 at such a deal I couldn't pass it up.  Came with a car load of accessories and half price of new with 2800 miles on the ODO.

I changed the battery on my brick and now it runs like crap.  If I can get it figured out it is probably going on the market.  Never had any problems with my earlier bricks and just don't have time to babysit a 23 year old bike anymore.  The Yamaha's have just been so reliable and trouble free.  I would rather ride than wrench.
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  • 95 K1100RS Formerly 86 K100RS & 91 K100RS
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Offline kenray

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Re: What Other None K Bikes Do You Ride?
« Reply #45 on: April 01, 2018, 09:54:09 AM »
My 03 KLR 650. 85k and still going up daily.
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Offline Skunky

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Re: What Other None K Bikes Do You Ride?
« Reply #46 on: April 01, 2018, 03:00:30 PM »
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My Triumph Thruxton  :2thumbup:
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Offline bobmusick

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Re: What Other None K Bikes Do You Ride?
« Reply #47 on: April 27, 2018, 10:51:06 AM »
Got this as a birthday present for myself last year. 1960 R26. Slow as a bicycle but I love it. Wouldnít have gotten it so suddenly if it wasnít green.


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Re: What Other None K Bikes Do You Ride?
« Reply #48 on: April 27, 2018, 11:25:10 AM »
Sweet bike, Bob.  I've been lusting after one I've seen running around Youngstown/Lewiston.   Did you get it locally???
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  • '94 K75RT Mystic Red, '91K100RS White/Blue
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Offline bobmusick

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Re: What Other None K Bikes Do You Ride?
« Reply #49 on: April 27, 2018, 08:16:21 PM »
Sweet bike, Bob.  I've been lusting after one I've seen running around Youngstown/Lewiston.   Did you get it locally???

Thank you!!! Nah, it was one of my eBay finds, but it wasnít far. Only like an hour south of the PA border. Guy has a bunch of bikes and just didnít need another project. It runs greats just needs some little things like a speedometer and desperately a horn that can be heard over the engine and through car doors. The wimpy one can hardly be heard over a small conversation. Which is scary. Couldíve used it today in buffalo when some old lady backed out without seeing me and I ended up locking the rear brakes [emoji849]

Funny story, was riding it on the 190 S and ended up dying on me. After getting it towed home and taken apart, found some scoring in the cylinder so had it machined out like .5mm and got a new piston for it. Long annoying process but it works again, and well at that. Sill needs some breaking in, but itís so much fun. Vibratey as hell, slow as hell, but so pretty and fun.
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