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Offline FJR1300

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Confessions Of An Avid Rider Or What's Wrong With Me
« on: November 10, 2013, 03:16:14 PM »
Does anybody else go through the cycle of cycles?

It seems like when I first get a bike I ride it everywhere the first year. Then the next year I seem to find reasons to not ride and then I usually sell the thing. At the most I'll go eighteen months without a bike and then I repeat the same process. It doesn't matter what bike I've owned; Gold Wing, FJR1300, CBR250 and that's just my last three bikes.

My house would probably be paid off if I quit doing it, but I can't seem to stop.  Ugh.

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Re: Confessions Of An Avid Rider Or What's Wrong With Me
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2013, 03:21:51 PM »
There's nothing wrong with you. Well let me take that back, this house thing.... ;)

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Re: Confessions Of An Avid Rider Or What's Wrong With Me
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2013, 03:26:43 PM »
ADD is your friend.  ;D

Thankfully I have neither the inclination nor funds to support your addiction.  ;)
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Re: Confessions Of An Avid Rider Or What's Wrong With Me
« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2013, 03:59:09 PM »
So STO will only be around for a couple of years?  :)
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Re: Confessions Of An Avid Rider Or What's Wrong With Me
« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2013, 04:03:25 PM »
Well...he prolly owns sport-touring.biz, too.

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Re: Confessions Of An Avid Rider Or What's Wrong With Me
« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2013, 04:09:24 PM »
Well...he prolly owns sport-touring.biz, too.

Owns is the key word.  ;)
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Re: Confessions Of An Avid Rider Or What's Wrong With Me
« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2013, 05:45:48 PM »
I get tired of every motorcycle I buy after about a month. Except for my 1050 Sprint ST that I had!
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Re: Confessions Of An Avid Rider Or What's Wrong With Me
« Reply #7 on: November 10, 2013, 06:01:26 PM »
Apparently you have not found the bike for you. Once you do, a love affair will last for years and many miles. I have many bikes and I keep coming back to my favorite...Connie! The others are just a tease for what the Concours has to offer.

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Re: Confessions Of An Avid Rider Or What's Wrong With Me
« Reply #8 on: November 10, 2013, 06:55:41 PM »
Apparently you have not found the bike for you. Once you do, a love affair will last for years and many miles. I have many bikes and I keep coming back to my favorite...Connie! The others are just a tease for what the Concours has to offer.

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Re: Confessions Of An Avid Rider Or What's Wrong With Me
« Reply #9 on: November 10, 2013, 07:14:14 PM »
Apparently you have not found the bike for you. Once you do, a love affair will last for years and many miles. I have many bikes and I keep coming back to my favorite...Connie! The others are just a tease for what the Concours has to offer.

Matt

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Ouch! Lol
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Re: Confessions Of An Avid Rider Or What's Wrong With Me
« Reply #10 on: November 10, 2013, 09:44:45 PM »
Sounds like a case of "the Grass is always greener"  but beware that green lawn may just be a slime covered cesspool

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Re: Confessions Of An Avid Rider Or What's Wrong With Me
« Reply #11 on: November 12, 2013, 09:33:01 AM »
i can't say much....  started riding in 2000 and have had 7 bikes and just traded for another new one....  my prob is I sell/trade bikes for whatever reason and then regret it... except for the FJR. Now, we'll see if the Boss loves riding the new ride this coming spring....  if so, we are GTG for a long time...  wonder if i'll keep it longer than the Busa...  3 yrs and 28k miles....


Good luck on whatever ride you have at the time.... :)
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Re: Confessions Of An Avid Rider Or What's Wrong With Me
« Reply #12 on: November 12, 2013, 01:19:11 PM »
Nope, you sound perfectly normal. It sounds like you just haven't found the "right" bike yet..
I have the same affliction. After about 2 years and a couple of long trips on a bike, I find myself looking for something else. Now, it's something GS-like.
The Mrs. just rolls her eyes and says that I'm lucky that I don't feel the same way about wives....as she slowly reaches for the rolling pin.  :bigsmile:
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Re: Confessions Of An Avid Rider Or What's Wrong With Me
« Reply #13 on: November 12, 2013, 01:59:14 PM »
I have the same affliction. After about 2 years and a couple of long trips on a bike, I find myself looking for something else.

Same. I have three long trips on the Strom, and while the bike is perfect for me, I no longer look forward to heading out for a ride.

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Re: Confessions Of An Avid Rider Or What's Wrong With Me
« Reply #14 on: November 13, 2013, 10:43:21 AM »
Guess I'm lucky--I jumped bikes every 2-3 years at first, but have stuck with my current bike for 5 1/2 years now and still love to get it out for a ride. Having kids cut my saddle time the last couple years, but I did long trips when I could, and fabricated some for the sake of spending time on the bike--I've rode to a business meeting in Oak Ridge, TN and commute whenever I'm not on daycare drop-off duty. I even still turn to look at the bike when walking away (cue: awwwwww...).

Not that I wouldn't like to augment my current bike with a good off-roader, a true sportbike or hooligan bike, and a sidehack, but that won't happen anytime soon.