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Re: What do you ride?

Postby whooshbang » Mon Sep 07, 2015 8:04 am

Just purchased my first V-twin.... reckon I got it right with the Intruder

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Re: What do you ride?

Postby whooshbang » Mon Sep 07, 2015 8:07 am

Oops almost forgot my Triumph.....must be enjoying the twin far too much

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Re: What do you ride?

Postby YoDude » Mon Sep 07, 2015 9:10 pm

Mike ain't confused, the confused one will be Keith. He'll be wonderin' where the f did Mike go?

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Re: What do you ride?

Postby 98VS1400 » Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:33 am

whooshbang wrote:Oops almost forgot my Triumph.....must be enjoying the twin far too much

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Sweet little Street Triple you have there! What size are they? 800cc? It'll probably blow the paint off your Intruder, but the V-Twin is a fun engine to run. [emoji106]

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Re: What do you ride?

Postby whooshbang » Thu Sep 10, 2015 4:50 am

Thanks Keith.

It's the 675cc engine. It will blow the nuts off the Intruder but all those rpm's can get annoying.
The Intruder is just so sweet to potter around on. Chuck it in top gear and let every stroke kick you up the arse.
I must be converted because the triple is collecting dust in the lock up and the V-twin is getting all the attention.

I wouldn't mind an Explorer though so watch this space.

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Re: What do you ride?

Postby YoDude » Thu Sep 10, 2015 6:05 am

Oh we're watching alright! Hahaha [emoji106]

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Re: What do you ride?

Postby 98VS1400 » Thu Sep 10, 2015 9:58 am

whooshbang wrote:Thanks Keith.

It's the 675cc engine. It will blow the nuts off the Intruder but all those rpm's can get annoying.
The Intruder is just so sweet to potter around on. Chuck it in top gear and let every stroke kick you up the arse.
I must be converted because the triple is collecting dust in the lock up and the V-twin is getting all the attention.

I wouldn't mind an Explorer though so watch this space.

When I went for my test ride on the Explorer, the dealer sent out a chaperone on a purple Street Triple. Of course, I was new to the Explorer, but I had a difficult time keeping up with that little bike! Even though it was purple, it still was sharp!

Enjoy the Intruder! Having two bikes makes living with the shortcomings of the Intruder easier to live with. I loved mine, it just wasn't a touring bike.

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Re: What do you ride?

Postby whooshbang » Fri Sep 11, 2015 1:00 am

98VS1400 wrote:
whooshbang wrote:Thanks Keith.

It's the 675cc engine. It will blow the nuts off the Intruder but all those rpm's can get annoying.
The Intruder is just so sweet to potter around on. Chuck it in top gear and let every stroke kick you up the arse.
I must be converted because the triple is collecting dust in the lock up and the V-twin is getting all the attention.

I wouldn't mind an Explorer though so watch this space.

When I went for my test ride on the Explorer, the dealer sent out a chaperone on a purple Street Triple. Of course, I was new to the Explorer, but I had a difficult time keeping up with that little bike! Even though it was purple, it still was sharp!

Enjoy the Intruder! Having two bikes makes living with the shortcomings of the Intruder easier to live with. I loved mine, it just wasn't a touring bike.


I hear ya there! Really want something for touring, 200+ miles on either of my bikes isn't gonna fun and with such poor summer weather in the UK the only way to get decent riding is to hit the continent.

omg I just realised how much I want a touring bike..... something gotta go to fund it though :Umm:

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Re: What do you ride?

Postby 98VS1400 » Mon Oct 12, 2015 11:26 pm

Just to update this thread... No more Intruder, riding a Tiger Explorer now.

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Re: What do you ride?

Postby old time rider » Mon Oct 19, 2015 11:49 am

Still have ten motorcycles but six may never see the road again.Four will run but just three are ins,lic,and rode now.04 1700 RoadStar,08 C50,and smallest and most rode my 011 650 Vstrom bought in April of 012 new/left over for the Alaska trip.Has over 45,000 now.My 1993 FLST-N I got new in Aug. of 92.Wife loves it or would have sold when a dealer offered me $15,000 for it :bonk: .

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Re: What do you ride?

Postby dwd58 » Fri May 13, 2016 10:46 pm

tc1400 wrote:Here's my S83. Ain't she a beauty? That's 83cc's of raw 'seat of the pants' tire-smoking power!
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Designer's springs are a wonderful thing.
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Seriously...
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What brand of seat on the S83 ? Was it an easy change?

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Re: What do you ride?

Postby old time rider » Fri Aug 19, 2016 11:11 am

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This is best big Harley I ever owned,1984 FXST ,first year of soft tail. Bad Lands 1990 on way to Sturgis 50th meet. I was 44 and look at the camp gear! 11days with no chase.Three young guys on three Harleys.We all so did WY.,Mon.,and a few more states.

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Re: What do you ride?

Postby old time rider » Fri Aug 19, 2016 11:22 am

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Still have way too many bikes but my 011 650 Vstrom bought new in 012 in middle of pic way way up north is loaded with far more than the big ol Harley was [emoji2] . When you get old you need more stuff when you travel.A thicker bed roll and even a pad under it!Bigger tent for the more stuff. [emoji2] More layers of stuff to try to keep warm in the Alaska cold. It was 28 and snow when we rolled in to Dead Horse the first week of June!

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Re: What do you ride?

Postby scootermcq » Fri Aug 19, 2016 11:23 am

old time rider wrote:Image
This is best big Harley I ever owned,1984 FXST ,first year of soft tail. Bad Lands 1990 on way to Sturgis 50th meet. I was 44 and look at the camp gear! 11days with no chase.Three young guys on three Harleys.We all so did WY.,Mon.,and a few more states.


You took a Harley out for 11 days without a chase????? :shock: :shock: :shock:

You are a much braver man than I :lmao:
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Re: What do you ride?

Postby old time rider » Fri Aug 19, 2016 11:39 am

ImageHad owned two Harleys before it 54 and 66 and this was a good bike.Put 33,000 trouble free miles on it and sold for $1,100 more than I gave for it when three years old.Took a 883 Sportster on all most the same trip in 1995 with 0 troubles. My six harleys were not the best bikes I ever owned but well in the middle.Best and worse were both new suzuki fours.New 1977 GS750 by far the best [emoji106] and 1978 new GS1000 by far the worse !!Five clutch baskets and one set of motor cases in two years!Like pouring money down a hole :bonk: . Only good thing it was the best high speed handler of over 30 bikes owned.You could hit a hole or crack in the road at 125 and it would stay rock stable. Now when I blew one of the clutch baskets at red line and a big chunk blew a hole in back ,right in front of the rear tire things got a lot :eek: :eek: :eek: .Thank god it stayed up right after going through four qts of hot oil! Abuse was done to about any bike owned and a lot to the fours at drag strips. You play you sometimes pay in a big way. BULLET PROOF is a word most that ran drag strips for very long do not use.


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