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Old 12-17-2020, 11:53 AM
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Originally Posted by Brad1 View Post
Buell made a sport tourer at one time that wasn't bad. Though I was left stranded on one in southern California when the drive belt broke.
I used to have the original "Harley" adventure bike. The Buell XB12X Ulysses.

Loved it. Rode it for 30K+ miles and it never left me stranded.



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Originally Posted by Brad1 View Post
I rode one on a 250 guided bike tour through southern california. The very bike I rode was ridden on a previous tour by Erik Buell. The bike was silver and Erik Buell signed the tank with black sharpie. Thought that was pretty cool. Unfortunately the bike was neglected and broke down in the desert. I had to ride bitch for 90 miles to get to our destination back in San Diego. Lol. Before our trip, I told the guy I wanted to ride the Ducati monster he had at his shop, but he doesn't let anyone ride that. So he said.
I'm not sure what his was but it wasn't a touring one. It sounded like a Harley but turnt up like crotch rocket. Very short wheelbase.
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Originally Posted by TipsyMcStagger View Post
I used to have the original "Harley" adventure bike. The Buell XB12X Ulysses.

Loved it. Rode it for 30K+ miles and it never left me stranded.

Sweet. I remember those.

What do you have now?
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Anyone remember these? I have these prints on my office wall! Loved these bikes back then!






I sure do. My old MI woods riding buddy was Scott Parker's neighbor.

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Originally Posted by Brad1 View Post
Buell made a sport tourer at one time that wasn't bad. Though I was left stranded on one in southern California when the drive belt broke.
I completely forgot about Buell. Which makes total since... They where cool bikes for sure.
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HD is done as a company, they just don't know it yet, they have been downsizing for awhile, actually bought some of their own stock back...the name will be bought and the brand will continue, but as a shadow of their former self....they have thrown out several new models in the past years, none of which were even remotely successful, I've had 6 HDs, liked them all but I went back to Honda
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Originally Posted by Brad1 View Post
Sweet. I remember those.

What do you have now?
2014 V-Strom 1000


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Originally Posted by TipsyMcStagger View Post
2014 V-Strom 1000

I had one of those, fun bike! I switched the sprockets to 13/43 I think....made it a rocket....
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Cause some aren't real bikers here.... ownership does not make you one.
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The V-Strom 1000 is a great bike...brutal torque.

I've got it's little brother the 650 (SV engine). It's a pretty brilliant little powerplant...power at all rpms, smooth as silk. They nailed the fueling.
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Cause some aren't real bikers here.... ownership does not make you one.
what does? Leather? Cussing? Meth? Social Security checks?
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what does? Leather? Cussing? Meth? Social Security checks?
Bitches man , with lots of tattoos....💪
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Originally Posted by TipsyMcStagger View Post
2014 V-Strom 1000

How do you like the way that V-strom handles? I just sold my 600cc sport bike a few months back and for my next bike, I'd like to get something very much on the order of your V-strom. Something I can do a long distance trip on, but is fairly nimble.
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The 650 Strom deserves a look see...cult following....
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Yup, the 650 strom is a nimble machine...great handling for what it is, lots of fun in the twisties with the engine above 6k.

Completely different than the 1000. With that you just leave it a gear high and use the insane torque, and it's a lot of fun. But it's a big bike and doesn't handle nearly as well as the 650.

The 650 really sings at high RPM. Just don't call it a freaking wee strom like some losers do.
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How do you like the way that V-strom handles? I just sold my 600cc sport bike a few months back and for my next bike, I'd like to get something very much on the order of your V-strom. Something I can do a long distance trip on, but is fairly nimble.
I love it. No complaints. It handles great. That pic is from a while ago. It now has a hefty skid plate (not pictured) that has scraped the ground in turns once or twice.

The only thing I wish it had is cruise control. I have a Kaoko throttle lock but cruise is a lot better. The 2020's have throttle-by-wire, so they have cruise control.

I blew-out my ACL on the Trans America Trail on my KTM 450 last year and haven't been riding as much since. But I might think about getting something with throttle-by-wire down the road. Maybe even a newer Strom. I smile when I ride it
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Originally Posted by slickster View Post
what does? Leather? Cussing? Meth? Social Security checks?
No SSI...gotta pay taxes??
meth...only sell...never stick your cock in the cash register
A friend told me this stuff....I really wouldn't know any if the real bikers lifestyle stuff....I'm an animal lover...
99% are riders...which is fine....do the math for the rest

I still ride a minibike...and smile from ear to ear...
It's all good!
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The last thing I want to be on in the middle of the Baja, a Harley. It'll probably still have a carburetor or some other issue. I'd take any other Japanese bike or a KTM, BMW over any offroad model that Harley offered.
On a long trip, nah...on ANY trip, I'll take a carb. Simple to fix if needed. I never got stranded by an air/fuel mixture from a carb. If I did, with the usual bag of tools I carried...I'd have fixed it.

Now...I've seen FI Harleys get stuck on the side of the road from electronic FI issues...requiring a call to the stealership for a trailer to come pick up the bike. 100% hard dead in the water til hauled back to the stealership. Weekend warriors!
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HD had the original adventure bike


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30 years too late, competing against KLR,s and BMW,s and everything in between.


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