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In a week or so, I'll be listing my GT in the Classifieds ... or maybe on eBay.
Obviously, I've been considering what my next bike should be.

My short list:
  • A new or slightly used Kaw Concours 14
  • A used GS
  • A used Harley VRod (No, really!)
I'd like to stay under $13K ... even less would be mo' better.

All suggestions considered and appreciated.
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Why the change of heart? No likey no mo'?
I noticed the FJR is NOT on your list...

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I still love my GT, but if I want to change it has to be now. I guess I'm always just looking for new experiences. (Hence the VRod mention.)

I won't buy without looking at the FJR again...
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HD???? Vrod? Ride one for a weekend and youll change your mind. Cornering is non-existant....motor is nice, tho.

GS is great all around bike.....
Connie is nice - rode one at Mid-Ohio V Days....great bike, nice price a bit hot and your legs are splayed open more than on the GT.

Keep the GT.

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But but but..... you've always been associated with K-bikes. If you move to an R, or -- dare I say -- something other than a Beemer, the universe simply won't be right.

Whichever way you go I look forward to hearing about it. Good luck with your decision.

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Wait and see if the next gen VFR GT materializes...

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Wait and see if the next gen VFR GT materializes...
Hhmmn... Interesting! I've only owned 7 Hondas in my past.
Perhaps it's time for messenger13 to return to the big 'H'.
Thanks for the heads-up...
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Joe this really surprises me.
What the heck is going on?
Man you single handed sold more GT's than all the salesmen did in the USA, only thing is, you didn't get the money.

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Joe this really surprises me.
What the heck is going on?
Man you single handed sold more GT's than all the salesmen did in the USA, only thing is, you didn't get the money.
To be quite open and frank, this is a financial decision. Period.
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Joe,
I hate that this is happening to ya.
I could feel how you love that bike.
You are a young man and have time on your side.
Motorcycles are changing daily for the better.
Be patient

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Joe, just a thought.
Have you ever seen a ZZR 1200.
Lot of fun, and lots of power, not much for the insurance premium neither.
You can pick up really nice 05's for around 5,000.00.
A really good ride, very strong in all gears just the way you like em, and maybe just a little bit bigger than an FJR. And guess what, the 05 comes in that beautiful blue.
A great bike in the twisties and eats the slab up and grins about it.

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Joe, just a thought.
Have you ever seen a ZZR 1200.
You may not remember, but I had a '98 ZX-11 just a couple years ago. The ZZR1200 is basically just the update of the ZX-11 . . . therefore, it wouldn't be all that exciting to me. A good suggestion though. And, a great bike for the buck. Owning that ZX-11 is what makes the new Connie so appealing to me.

Just so I'm clear; I don't "need" to sell my GT for financial reasons, it just feels right doing it at this time. As of late, my main focus has turned back to my other love (music), and I just can't justify the associated costs (payments and service) that comes with keeping the GT.
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Just so I'm clear; I don't "need" to sell my GT for financial reasons, it just feels right doing it at this time. As of late, my main focus has turned back to my other love (music), and I just can't justify the associated costs (payments and service) that comes with keeping the GT.
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Joe,

It's good to see you around again. Good Luck with whatever you decide.

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See Joe...you go and talk me into getting one and then you BAIL on me!

My guess is that after you rode mine at Spring Training Camp, you realized how S-L-O-W yours was????

Anyways, they are just machines...God knows your love for riding and He'll provide another.

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Hey Joe, nice to see you back again. If you want a LT along with a KLR, I know someone that might be interested in trading. You do have quite a selection of guitars. Let me know where you are playing sometime and I'll come up and listen.

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Joe,
Have you looked at the the Triumph Sprint ST.
I sat on one this past week at my BMW/Triumph dealer, pretty neat and different. 12K for the ABS model. Don't know much about it maybe others can chime in but Triumph has really been coming on strong lately.
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You know my opinion of the GS, so that would be my first choice. But I would also take a look at the new Triumph Tiger 1050. I really like the looks of that bike and I haven't heard a bad thing about it yet. I would steer clear of the V-Rod until they put that motor into a sport touring frame, but the Buell 1125R with the Rotax engine could be a fun option. The Connie is a nice bike as is the FJR, but neither of those speak to me. If the V5 VFR comes true that could be the hot ticket.

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Go for something diff. The V-Rod. Yeah, the cornering needs to be managed, but this is only in the tightest of curves. Not an issue for 99% of roads.

Have owned two V-Rods over the past six years. Completely and utterly reliable. Never a problem. Bike is an attention magnet. Exhaust note is sweet, as is the appearance. But the biggest reason it is worth a test ride -- there's something about being on a performance cruiser, a cruiser that flies. Nothing like it.

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Check out he B-King. The heart and soul of the 'Busa sans the plastic. A friend traded his Duc 1098 in on one and absolutely loves it and has no regrets about the trade.


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Have you looked at the the Triumph Sprint ST.
I sat on one this past week at my BMW/Triumph dealer, pretty neat and different. 12K for the ABS model. Don't know much about it maybe others can chime in but Triumph has really been coming on strong lately.
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I drove one of those saturday and while it was indeed a very nice put together package , the bloody thing cooked me in only a short ride down the interstate and back through town . By the time I got back to the dealership on a hot day I was done. Lovely bike for those who ride in colder climates, definitly not for the south as far as I'm concerned.

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In a week or so, I'll be listing my GT in the Classifieds ... or maybe on eBay.
Obviously, I've been considering what my next bike should be.

My short list:
  • A new or slightly used Kaw Concours 14
  • A used GS
  • A used Harley VRod (No, really!)
I'd like to stay under $13K ... even less would be mo' better.

All suggestions considered and appreciated.
The Connie looks real interesting but maybe too close to the GT that you already have. The GS does it all including shaft problems and you can probably take some of those dirt roads you missed on your trip. Vrod - sorry but does nothing for me at all.

You said anything goes... why not try an older airhead or vintage bike. You wont be able to go Mach 1 like your used to but taking a low speed turn in a older bike will get your heart pumping just as fast. They are inexpensive and easy to maintain. Heck you might even be able to get two different kinds of bikes for the price of a used Connie or Vrod. An old cafe racer Triumph and Im partial to an older Moto Guzzi Eldo or Ambo. I understand what your mean by the experience!!!

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I drove one of those saturday and while it was indeed a very nice put together package , the bloody thing cooked me in only a short ride down the interstate and back through town . By the time I got back to the dealership on a hot day I was done. Lovely bike for those who ride in colder climates, definitly not for the south as far as I'm concerned.
Where do you think most of the heat was coming from? Exhaust, motor, or both?
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Oh Dag! I think I just peed my pants!

Now THAT is schaweeeeeet! And the Harley boyz hate em, which is just another reason I should get one.
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I hate to say this, but don't overlook a good used RT...

I just picked on up on friday and I'm having an absolute blast on it...

I'm riding it like I stole it cause,,, I DID !!!!!

No It's not a GT for sure but it's still plenty fun...

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Oh Dag! I think I just peed my pants!

Now THAT is schaweeeeeet! And the Harley boyz hate em, which is just another reason I should get one.
Cant wait to hear your reply after riding your tailbone for an hour....the seating is awful, certainly not what youre used to.


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Cant wait to hear your reply after riding your tailbone for an hour....the seating is awful, certainly not what youre used to.
Just got back from SouthEast Harley. They have an '07 that they rent for $69/day. I'm going to rent it and that should tell me all I need to know.
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To be quite open and frank, this is a financial decision. Period.
Hey Joe - fwiw - Ducati has .99% financing thru Oct 31 on:
  • 2008 Hypermotard 1100
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http://www.ducati.com/od/ducatinorth...4?newsId=24181

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I've had three V-rods & like to older ones w/o the phat rear tire. My fav is my '04, which I'll keep until it turns to dust. That said, I've done two 3K + trips on it and now have an LT for that duty - as well as SO rides.

The V-rod is soooo similar to the LT - power like a light switch at 4K...

Around here, you can buy a really nice '06 for $9500, and earlier models for as little as $6K - a steal! I'm really glad the Hardley guys don't like the Rod
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Just got back from SouthEast Harley. They have an '07 that they rent for $69/day. I'm going to rent it and that should tell me all I need to know.

HA HA.

HA HAH HAH AHAHHAHAHHAHAHHA HHAHHHAHHA!

Joe, you REALLY crack me up dood! Nuttin' like going from a high speed tourer to a top fuel dragster!!

(you're going to think your GT was really s l o w.)

Good to have you back, man. Been really boring around here without you.



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Very nice video - you should send it to HD Marketing - hell, you've got me wanting one!

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I hate that this is happening to ya.
I could feel how you love that bike.
You are a young man and have time on your side.
Motorcycles are changing daily for the better.
Be patient

Sorry but is he young? I always thought he was in his 60`s

How about getting a good LT?

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Sorry but is he young? I always thought he was in his 60`s

How about getting a good LT?
I'm 43. And as we all know, that is much too young to be riding an LT.
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I'm 43. And as we all know, that is much too young to be riding an LT.
43!!! just a child!!

I am 45! And just past minimum age for an LT
(hehe I Know there are some youngsters here driving the Old Man`s Bike)

So when you grow up you can get yourself an LT, something to look forward to
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Just got back from SouthEast Harley. They have an '07 that they rent for $69/day. I'm going to rent it and that should tell me all I need to know.
Definitely worth it. If I hadn't rented the RT, I would've bought it instead of the GT. I was disappointed that the local Honda and Suzuki dealers wouldn't do the same. Have fun with it.

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Have you thought about the Street Rod version of the V-Rod? It appears to be a little less raked out and it has your feet located properly underneath you instead of out front.

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43!!! just a child!!

I am 45! And just past minimum age for an LT
(hehe I Know there are some youngsters here driving the Old Man`s Bike)

So when you grow up you can get yourself an LT, something to look forward to
I am one of them youngsters! Bought my LT in 02 @32. It is not getting much use for the last 2 yrs since I got the GSA. Maybe replaced soon with something lighter :-)
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I am one of them youngsters! Bought my LT in 02 @32. It is not getting much use for the last 2 yrs since I got the GSA. Maybe replaced soon with something lighter :-)
Is it getting to heavy for you to handle?
Kids!! They dont make em as they use to do or something in that arena
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Is it getting to heavy for you to handle?
Kids!! They dont make em as they use to do or something in that arena
ha! even though I am a lightweight (140ish) the weight of the LT never bothered me. I have 36K miles on it. However, my 5yr old son is just starting out on dirt (Yamaha TTR50) and I want something to go along with him. Also the LT just does not feel fast enough now...

Back to the topic, how about a KTM 990 Adv, similar to GS but more fun according to some.
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How about one of these?

http://www.martinjetpack.com/video-demonstration.aspx


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Got take a ride on a KTM950 or 990 most fun you can have and still be legal. If your looking for a FJR I have a friend who is selling his, beautifully set up for distance.

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Just got back from SouthEast Harley. They have an '07 that they rent for $69/day. I'm going to rent it and that should tell me all I need to know.
All right Joe, I've got an '03silver anniversary edition v-rod for you for around $14G.

I'll send a pic asap. The guy tells me lot's of chrome, which by the way, you hate, polished aluminum frame, stage 1 kit, screamin eagle this and that.

See what you think. When you posted your short list, I figured the v-rod would fit with your bad boy rocker image.

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All right Joe, I've got an '03silver anniversary edition v-rod for you for around $14G.

I'll send a pic asap. The guy tells me lot's of chrome, which by the way, you hate, polished aluminum frame, stage 1 kit, screamin eagle this and that.

See what you think. When you posted your short list, I figured the v-rod would fit with your bad boy rocker image.

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03 for 14G ..the 09 VRSC is 14999..and the night rod (pictured in previous post) is 16699
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03 for 14G ..the 09 VRSC is 14999..and the night rod (pictured in previous post) is 16699
you have to take all the add-ons into consideration. Plus the bike probably has very low miles...

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03 for 14G ..the 09 VRSC is 14999..and the night rod (pictured in previous post) is 16699
I wouldn't pay $5 grand for one. Just lettin Joe know there is one available. Price is always negotiable.

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My short list:
  • A new or slightly used Kaw Concours 14
  • A used GS
  • A used Harley VRod (No, really!)
I'd like to stay under $13K ... even less would be mo' better.

All suggestions considered and appreciated.
Joe, I just had a local Japanese Bike Shop (private mechanic, non-dealer) mount a new rear tire for my LT yesterday. We were talking about lighter bikes which might substitute for an LT. He told me that he heard that there is a recall on Concours 14s. Something about the frame and it may have to be replaced. I don't know if it's true, but you might want to investigate this before buying one.

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