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1Back to top Go down   Only ever owned one bike. What next? Empty Only ever owned one bike. What next? on Wed Sep 05, 2012 6:18 pm

rosskko

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Ok.
Had a thought this morning. It's ok, I have recovered now.
My family situation in changing with kids growing up and driving themselves.
Does our family really need 4 cars and a motorbike?

So I am thinking ditch the 4th car and.....yes. BUY A NEW BIKE!!!

Now the hard part. Which BM?
This will be everyday transport for me also.
I only travel 2.5km to work each day and generally do about 10k km in the car a year so most of my stuff is local.
rossco


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1986 K100RT VIN 0093801K100RT with summer fairing for a northern visitor

Basic/2 6308802K100CJ  05/1988

K1100RS 0194321
    

2Back to top Go down   Only ever owned one bike. What next? Empty Re: Only ever owned one bike. What next? on Wed Sep 05, 2012 6:40 pm

RicK G

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Get the new 2 in 1 deal a new Harley and a new Toyota ute. Only ever owned one bike. What next? 652573


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"Man sacrifices his health in order to make money.
Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health.
And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived."   Dalai Lama


Bikes 1993 K1100 LT, 1998 K1100 LT, 1993 K75 RT, 1996 K75RT, 1986 K75 GS, 1979 Z1300 Kawasaki X 2 for now
    

3Back to top Go down   Only ever owned one bike. What next? Empty Re: Only ever owned one bike. What next? on Wed Sep 05, 2012 8:22 pm

club_c

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2.5 kms?? How about:

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4Back to top Go down   Only ever owned one bike. What next? Empty Re: Only ever owned one bike. What next? on Wed Sep 05, 2012 8:27 pm

rosskko

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That must be one very early model K bike.
Must be an LT. I can see it has the comfort seat.


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1986 K100RT VIN 0093801K100RT with summer fairing for a northern visitor

Basic/2 6308802K100CJ  05/1988

K1100RS 0194321
    

5Back to top Go down   Only ever owned one bike. What next? Empty Re: Only ever owned one bike. What next? on Wed Sep 05, 2012 8:27 pm

RicK G

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Probably quicker than Sydney traffic or walk.


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"Man sacrifices his health in order to make money.
Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health.
And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived."   Dalai Lama


Bikes 1993 K1100 LT, 1998 K1100 LT, 1993 K75 RT, 1996 K75RT, 1986 K75 GS, 1979 Z1300 Kawasaki X 2 for now
    

6Back to top Go down   Only ever owned one bike. What next? Empty Re: Only ever owned one bike. What next? on Thu Sep 06, 2012 1:45 am

rosskko

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What do we think of a K1200R?
I need something upright for the obligatory bad back, but do not want the full fairing, bulky type bike as it will be an everyday bike as well as a longer ride bike.

I really should go to a shop and start placing my butt on a few seats.


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1986 K100RT VIN 0093801K100RT with summer fairing for a northern visitor

Basic/2 6308802K100CJ  05/1988

K1100RS 0194321
    

7Back to top Go down   Only ever owned one bike. What next? Empty Re: Only ever owned one bike. What next? on Thu Sep 06, 2012 2:23 am

92KK 84WW Olaf

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The trouble is that a 2.5km commute does not warm up a big engine.

That kind of commute begs for something much smaller. I am not suggesting a step thru Honda 50 even though it would be right for it 'it aint got no poke'. Something in the area of a nice 250-400 might be more fun too.

An old Yamaha RD350 two stroke would seriously bring out the adrenalin on that commute. Quick, nimble, narrow, fun. You need two bikes, one for the commute and one for the mind.

I could get killed for that suggestion but admit I would hate to only have a short run like that in the morning. At the moment mine is about 20km but I work from home a lot now with some long trips away.

92kk


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1992 K100LT 0193214 Bertha Alaska Blue 101,000 miles
1984 K100RT 0022575 Brutus Baja Red 578 bought 36,000 now 89,150 miles
1997 K1100LT 0188024 Wotan Mystic Red 689 58,645 now 102,500 miles
1983 K100RS 0011171 Fricka 606 29,495 miles Damn K Pox Its a Bat outta Hell Now 36,188  miles
    

8Back to top Go down   Only ever owned one bike. What next? Empty Re: Only ever owned one bike. What next? on Fri Sep 07, 2012 11:54 am

Motorandy123

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The BMW G650GS (or older F650GS single) would be a great choice. It is smaller,
gets great mileage and you can put the bags on and go off for a weekend or two.
It also handles questionable roads quite well. Many street bikes don't like even dirt
roads...

    

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rosskko

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How about an F800 ST?
Seems to have a good riding position and be generally ok.


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1986 K100RT VIN 0093801K100RT with summer fairing for a northern visitor

Basic/2 6308802K100CJ  05/1988

K1100RS 0194321
    

10Back to top Go down   Only ever owned one bike. What next? Empty Re: Only ever owned one bike. What next? on Sun Sep 09, 2012 7:23 pm

RicK G

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rossco wrote:How about an F800 ST?
Seems to have a good riding position and be generally ok.

Be a good choice


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"Man sacrifices his health in order to make money.
Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health.
And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived."   Dalai Lama


Bikes 1993 K1100 LT, 1998 K1100 LT, 1993 K75 RT, 1996 K75RT, 1986 K75 GS, 1979 Z1300 Kawasaki X 2 for now
    

11Back to top Go down   Only ever owned one bike. What next? Empty Re: Only ever owned one bike. What next? on Sun Sep 09, 2012 11:07 pm

charlie99

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and a killer look rossco ...there is one version in silver that i like verry much .

but a gs gives you far more oportunity to mix it all up ...road or dirt in the future


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12Back to top Go down   Only ever owned one bike. What next? Empty Re: Only ever owned one bike. What next? on Mon Sep 10, 2012 3:12 am

CommanderKewl

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May i be so bold and suggest to you that you need to find a longer route to work. That way you warm up the bike, get more time in the saddle and work on the alzheimers reduction.. Good for the brain, good for the soul.

Just a jest my friends...

    

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twincarb

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It is made by BMW but it isn't of the K series.... It has Disk brakes front and rear so ideal for the work commute...


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14Back to top Go down   Only ever owned one bike. What next? Empty Re: Only ever owned one bike. What next? on Mon Sep 10, 2012 3:50 pm

CommanderKewl

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Just like bmw... Making a bike with no low seat option..i'd need a mini me to help me get on and off the darn thing...

Artsy fartsy

    

15Back to top Go down   Only ever owned one bike. What next? Empty Re: Only ever owned one bike. What next? on Wed Sep 12, 2012 5:15 am

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Rossco when the funduro's 1st came out. I went along to brisan's in newcastle by invitation to ride one. i had just gotten off the r1100rt and the r1200c and jumped on the funduro, the boys had gone and i had to catch them. that entailed one hell of a ride, needless to say i ended up with both wheels tyre walking across my chosen line in the back blocks of Kooragang island trying to catch them. had such fun that when I did catch them a mate who was the tail ender asked if I wanted to change with him. I declined as I was just having too much fun on that bike. it shows you that the little bikes can be fantastic. either that or how abismal i ride. but that felt like 10 10th's and wont ever be forgotten, and I would still buy one modern though they are.


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