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Question: What kind of sport-tourer are you into?
Big, fast and comfy with all the goodies
Light and sporty. Minimal
A non sport-touring bike and a backpack

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« on: January 28, 2010, 02:44:30 PM »

Hmmmm????
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« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2010, 03:58:49 PM »

Not sure if the FJR fits into either one of those.  Headscratch

IMO its more along the lines of being between your first two choices.  I don't consider it big as in Goldwing big but it's not minimal either.
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« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2010, 04:09:09 PM »


Not sure if the FJR fits into either one of those.  Headscratch

IMO its more along the lines of being between your first two choices.  I don't consider it big as in Goldwing big but it's not minimal either.


I consider it big, fast and comfy because, well...... it is big, fast and comfy  Bigok
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« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2010, 04:16:41 PM »

Mine is big and slow and comfy. So I didn't know what to vote. So I voted option 3.
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« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2010, 12:58:43 AM »


Not sure if the FJR fits into either one of those.  Headscratch

IMO its more along the lines of being between your first two choices.  I don't consider it big as in Goldwing big but it's not minimal either.
 


I guess if you consider a set of hard case's and a tire repair kit on my FJR Big and comfee with all the goodies. Then that's me.
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« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2010, 01:06:45 AM »

It doesn't get much more minimal than a GS500F! Lol



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« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2010, 04:29:05 AM »

anything more than a tank bag is in Gold Wing territory.

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« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2010, 10:30:45 AM »

An old sportbike is all you need.   Fuel gauges are for Iron Butt rides.   Bigsmile


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« Reply #8 on: January 29, 2010, 12:27:30 PM »

I'm very suprised with the results so far. Must be the windbreaker wearing, ice cream shop hoppin' riders haven't voted yet  couch
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« Reply #9 on: January 29, 2010, 12:42:16 PM »


An old sportbike is all you need.   Fuel gauges are for Iron Butt rides.   Bigsmile=


String izzata fire extinguisher peeking up over your left bag?


BOT - I voted light and sporty.  The Sprint is nice but I find myself yearning for something lighter and sportier.
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« Reply #10 on: January 29, 2010, 12:46:05 PM »

funny, I consider the Sprint to be light and sporty, along with the VFR...
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« Reply #11 on: January 29, 2010, 12:54:29 PM »

Sure they're light and sporty compared to an FJR but I wonder how I'd enjoy a weekend 'sport-touring' trip on a 675 Daytona with a backpack.
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« Reply #12 on: January 29, 2010, 01:17:29 PM »

Naked touring for me  Bigsmile
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« Reply #13 on: January 29, 2010, 01:39:05 PM »

I voted #2, but I'll admit that anything with computerized ignition, fuel injection, and a computer that surpasses than in teh Space Shuttle (not hard, I know) doesn't really seem minimal to me ;-}
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« Reply #14 on: January 29, 2010, 02:41:37 PM »



String izzata fire extinguisher peeking up over your left bag?



Spontaneous combustion isn't something that just happens to other people.  I need to improve my mechanic skilz.   Lol




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« Reply #15 on: January 29, 2010, 03:18:36 PM »

I'm currently all of the above.  But I'm selling the big, fast, comfy rig. I guess I'm closer to lighter and sportier with the speed triple.  


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« Reply #16 on: January 30, 2010, 12:01:57 PM »

Light and comfy,and yes they do exist.If I want full weather coverage I'll take the car
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« Reply #17 on: January 31, 2010, 11:03:38 AM »

Option 2.

Protip: ST1300/FJR/Connie riders: you ride a porker and should vote for option 1   Twofinger
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« Reply #18 on: January 31, 2010, 11:53:08 AM »

Guys,
I got both of them....My ST1300 and a VFR800...not saying other bikes won't do the do but these are the choices for me.....I love the protection I get on the ST and the range can't be denied.....storage could be better but I am working on that. I plan to use soft bags on the VFR  goin old school I have in reserve a pair of Eclipse bags and a matching tank bag.....I like the heavy weight on the highway when that is necessary and the VFR in the outback is a blast! I would say that if the ST went away for what ever reason I'm not sure what I would replace it with....it might not be another heavy weight tourer...mebee a naked bike of some brand....who knows
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« Reply #19 on: February 01, 2010, 12:33:25 AM »


on the ST....storage could be better but I am working on that.



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