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Since you went riding today. Post up so I can have something to look at here at work.
 

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I didn't go riding today. well not much. I went over to Barry's house on the Duke and rode the nerd bike. We hit some backroads here and then stopped for a coffee. Was about it.

I have mixed feelings on the geek bike. It's awesome to sit that high and the level of comfort was apparent immediatly. The bars were a little too high almost but Barry said that you get used to them. It's a big bike. No doubt about it but it's size goes away when it's moving. The jury is still out for me on it. I really liked it but don't know if that's the direction I want to take yet.

I rode a few wheelies on it though :)
 

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The more I think about it the more it seems to be a good bike for what I do with my bike 80% of the time. The only porblem is that I would have to give up the 20% of the types of riding I do. Barry said it best...it's the swiss army knife of bikes.
 

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The Duke II ROCKS !~

I rode wussy wheelies on it. It still rocks.

Barry
 

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I think that bike would be great for you since you do a lot of riding and exploring. The maintenance is what kills me. That is the only beef I have with the bike.
 

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Deryck said:
The maintenance is what kills me.
What maintenance???

Barry
 

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Valve adj intervals in comparison with the Japanese models. I know they are easy to do, but only if you have done them before. Which I haven't. Once I do a set of oil head valves and see what's involved, it will still be a consideration for me.
 

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OK - my ADVRider account is jacked up. Can't post. You want to ride the GS a couple hundred miles, bring the Busa. We can do that... no problem. Just say when, we both have lectrics.

As for maintenance. Valves take under an hour if you are quick, I'm not. I can still probably have it done in an hour. I know a lot of guys who check the valves less frequently than 6K cause they are in spec when they check at 6K.

Throttle body sync (there are only 2) takes 10 minutes. Due that every 6K if needed. Oil change is called for every 6K, I do mine every 3K and it takes 15 minutes.

Drain transmission and final drive fluid and replace every 12K. I switched to synthetic. Noticed smoother shifting.

No chain to lube, that's it. If you are serious I'll let you look at the factory manual with the service intervals in it.

Regardless, I want to ride the friggin' Busa !!!!!

The Duke II was a hoot - I need to build me a Motard soon.

Barry
 

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I was all over the GSs they had at Mortons when I was out there. I to am being drawn towards that type of bike simply because I enjoy riding lonnnng rides but on the 954 it is just not much fun. Two hundred mile days seem to be about the limit I want to do. Being that I have a screwed up back, shoudler and both knees I am sure everyone can at least understand. I will have to ride the V-Strominater first being that it is highly toughted but still very ugly. My lovely wife basically had to close line me and drag my out of Mortons.............
 

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I was all over the GSs they had at Mortons when I was out there.
Son, why you doin' things half way ? You went to Mortons. You saw the GS. You didn't RIDE the GS? Hell, they'll give you keys to every demo bike they got.

Go...

Ride...

Buy.

You, like Scot and meself, NEED the "old dude" bike. Hahahaha...

Barry

PS - chicks dig them too... :D
 

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Son, why you doin' things half way ? You went to Mortons. You saw the GS. You didn't RIDE the GS? Hell, they'll give you keys to every demo bike they got.
Yeah I know but the wife was already giving me the stink eye because I had already talked to the dude about each and every bike they had...............add to that the time I took trying on just about every jacket they have and well..........I am sure you get the point........
 

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it seems single = sportbike, married = bmw. you guys are old foggies. :p i bet every guy who goes in a bmw dealership is married. you guys are getting closer and closer to riding gold wings. :redflip
 

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it seems single = sportbike, married = bmw. you guys are old foggies. :p i bet every guy who goes in a bmw dealership is married. you guys are getting closer and closer to riding gold wings. :redflip
Ride with some of the guys I know on R1150s haha.

You will find that once you are married, you have nothing to live for. Your riding will reflect that :)
 

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You will find that once you are married, you have nothing to live for. Your riding will reflect that
Spoken like a member of the tribe........We just know that it really doesn't matter what you ride as long as it takes you away from home.......until momma yanks that leash of course.....:nanana
 
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