Which bike if you could only have one? The perfect fleet?

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Re: Which bike if you could only have one? The perfect fleet?

Post by Roadracer_Al » Wed Apr 09, 2008 12:09 pm

Hmmm. That's a tough one. Just 5? At one point in my life I had 13 bikes concurrently...

Over the years, I've owned a HUGE variety of bikes, and there were a couple stand-out favorites, but all things considered, the bike I have is the bike I love to ride.

I have always had Jap bikes, with one excursion into Spanish territory with a Derbi GPR 50 with a 75cc kit. What a fucking hoot -- an indicated 63mph downhill in a full tuck, I felt like Max Fucking Biaggi on the last year of the 500s. You think you can ride a bike until you get on one of these things and they barely lean when you go around a corner at "crazy fast" speeds, you have to re-calibrate you head. It takes a hero to get a knee down on one.


I assume this is an "OK, so I just won the lottery" list. My list, subject to change:

** A sport touring bike, the new Concours 1400 looks tight, so does the BMW K1200, maybe a FJR 1300. Something big, fast, good wind protection, with luggage.

** An adventure touring bike, I'd start by looking at a KTM 990 Adventure. I hate BMW boxers, I always hit my shins. Maybe an 800 GS.

--- those two might actually be similar enough I could combine them.

** A sport bike/trackday bike, the GSXR 1000 is more or less a no-brainer for me, although I'd probably kill myself. I have nothing but respect for guys that can run in the low-teens at Summit on a big bike -- talk about throttle control. I'd be smarter to build an SV650 track bike, although I understand that the BMW R1200S is pretty hot shit, I could just wear tall boots. :thumbup:

** A city/commuter/hooligan bike, the DRZ is fun and all, but I'd like something faster - a street-legalized Honda XR650R would easily be my first choice, maybe a KTM 690 SMC, maybe if I'm feeling like a complete wild man, a plated Service Honda CR500 SuMo, just like this one.....

** A project bike. It has to be something unique, funky, entertaining, and preferably FAST. Lately, I've been thinking about building a euro-style racing side hack rig. Street legal, of course. The euro racing hacks are limited to 600ccs because they're so freakin' fast. Of course, mine would use a Hayabusa motor or something retarded like that.

And I'd like to keep/finish building my ZRX11/1200.
And, yes, a Ural would be cool too.
And an SV1000
And a Lead Wing
And more project bikes.
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Re: Which bike if you could only have one? The perfect fleet?

Post by mdubya » Wed Apr 09, 2008 3:06 pm

** A project bike. It has to be something unique, funky, entertaining, and preferably FAST. Lately, I've been thinking about building a euro-style racing side hack rig. Street legal, of course. The euro racing hacks are limited to 600ccs because they're so freakin' fast. Of course, mine would use a Hayabusa motor or something retarded like that.
I have always wanted a street legal legends car. I figure that would be more dangerous and get me in more trouble than my DRZ. Can you imagine one (or your side car rig) up on Smoke Hole? :-o
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Re: Which bike if you could only have one? The perfect fleet?

Post by Teethgrinder » Wed Apr 09, 2008 3:46 pm

Louge wrote::<<< DRUMROLL >>>
queue up the band Paul Shaeffer
annnd the number one motorsickle if'n a man could only have one...
I don't know what I envy more, the Black Adventure, or a man who feels he has already found The One. Thumbs up, sir. :thumbup:

I have repeatedly cased the Orange 950 that is or was sitting in front of JT Motorsports on 355. They are/were asking a price I could not muster for now. One day.

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Re: Which bike if you could only have one? The perfect fleet?

Post by Rut Row » Wed Apr 09, 2008 4:30 pm

Teethgrinder wrote:I have repeatedly cased the Orange 950 that is or was sitting in front of JT Motorsports on 355. They are/were asking a price I could not muster for now. One day.
I've been looking at that myself but also think they want too much for it.
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Re: Which bike if you could only have one? The perfect fleet?

Post by hondahawkrider » Wed Apr 09, 2008 6:12 pm

DAMNKLRRider wrote:
Teethgrinder wrote:I have repeatedly cased the Orange 950 that is or was sitting in front of JT Motorsports on 355. They are/were asking a price I could not muster for now. One day.
I've been looking at that myself but also think they want too much for it.
I know of a pristine 950 with 9k Miles with crash bars for under 10K in Ellicott City.... It's Greg's 950.. He hates to sell it - but he has a dep on a new smc690 motard.... If I had a clue he was going to sell it - I would have picked it up instead of the 990... I believe its got stiffer spring and the 16t sprocket - I can't be sure... His other job is a service counter at a KTM dealer - so any recall of little thing that MIGHT go wrong has been done to it.... IT's the bike he brought to the Wva run - when it was brand new....

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