If I get old and want a cruiser

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  1. Lone Rider

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    Which video?
    I'm guessing you mean the Rocket III....,

    Me I'd love the Thunderbird with the 1700 kit and good shorty pipes. like so;

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    Orrr,
    Yamahas Raider with pipes ...,

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    I got a torque Monster. Would just like a Cruiser for the majority of my riding now.
    Just a small matter of cash flow...,
     
  2. badcomebackguy

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    Not too shabby lookin
     
  3. seattleman

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    If I'm gonna give up, then I'm gonna give up big. Gold Wing.
     
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  4. Mitch F

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    A guy I work with bought a new Triumph Speedster, and I gotta say, it's a nice lookin' machine!
     
  5. infidel

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    Rocket- 140hp/704 lbs dry

    Diavel- 162hp/460 lbs dry

    I LOVE TRIUMPHS, but I think the Diavel seems like a lot more fun. (A little easier on the old knees as well.)

    But don't sweat it; You're not getting old anytime soon.
     
  6. Lone Rider

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    It and the America are high on my list. About $8k new and about 6 for a low mile used.
    About 200 lb lighter than the bigger cruisers and all sorts of motor kits if I gotta have more...., which would likely...,
    As good as the metric cruisers are, the Triumphs personality appeals to Me.

    Of course I like the flat black..., add pipes, suspension work and a few personal touches Viola! happy grumpy old man!

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  7. PeteN95

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    Would this count?

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  8. GS1200

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  9. donno

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    <----Old and has a cruiser. :)
     
  10. Tromatic

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    Had I had the chance to test-drive the Warrior for a month or so I might have passed on it. The seating position is not comfortable at all for long distance, at least for me. Low back issues and being locked into one position is a pain. And at anything over 60, the breeze tries to force my legs apart. Other than that, I love it.
     
  11. davidk

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    So when I get REALLY old -
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    Need I say MORE! !
    No need for a kick-stand!!
     
  12. Willow

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    If I get old and want a cruiser....................................Well..........





    Just shoot me :evil4:
     
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  13. Lone Rider

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    The thing I liked about your warrior is a guy could fab up some different footpeg mounts and make it more of a midpeg bike to be able to shift body positions.
    Shortening the shift linkage would be easy...,just a thought....,

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    Some of the first year Fatbobs came with midmounts...,but HD went away from that.
     
  14. davidk

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  15. Lone Rider

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    Its gonna happen.....,live with it.

    Cruising is just another shade of 2 wheeling...,just like trailbikes to MX, etc.
    Really, how many times have you two gone on a putt on a laid back bike?
    Its frickin nice....,

    Cant do the speed limit on the hyperbike and on the other end I cant do the speed limit on a cruiser.
    Just another rolling road block I am....,:evil4:
     
  16. PeteN95

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    My pic fail above was to show something like this, I'm never going to ride something with my feet sticking out in front of me!

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    What do you think of this new Honda CTX700? Available with auto tranny and with or without fairing, but it has the cruiser feet forward pegs?!

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  17. Bluuu

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    I don't want to think about it, so I'm just going to keep living in denial of the inevitable.
     
  18. RC65

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    You sit in a chair with your feet in front of you. You sit on a couch with your feet in front of you. You drive in a car with your feet in front of you. Granted, I've always ridden cruisers or standard bikes, but I've never quite understood why some have such a reluctance to have that same body stance on a motorcycle. I get why many (myself included) don't care the gynecological position of putting your boots way up on a set of highway/crash bar pegs, but the position of most cruisers' riding pegs is akin to a chair, sofa, or car...so what's the big deal. Try it...you might like it.
     
  19. PeteN95

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    You don't help steer a sofa with your feet!?! :secret:
     
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