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Aug 23rd 2016, 06:57 PM   #31
 Rock Dodger's Avatar
 
  Feb 2016
  Washington

Another vote for the SV. My 2006 nekkid has 53,500 miles, the only issue being a coil that gave up. Otherwise, fun and cheap to ride. Modded the suspension F&R, added a small sport windscreen and a lighter pipe. It's capable!
Aug 23rd 2016, 07:34 PM   #32
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  Jan 2016
  Travelling around the NW

  Triumph Bonnezilla
Also, in the not-really a V-twin category there's the new Bonneville/Thruxtons. Classy looking, 270* timing, so it sounds like a V-twin, all the modern farkles. If you're tall, they're not. But rear suspension changes are a breeze. They're expected to be putting out a Scrambler variant next year which will probably be taller and hopefully applies the lessons learned with the Tigers as well as the Thruxton did from the Street Triples/Daytona.
Aug 24th 2016, 08:55 AM   #33
 
  Jun 2016
  Portland area

If you want to commute in the cold and rain, don't get a naked bike.

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Aug 24th 2016, 09:41 AM   #34
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  Jan 2016
  renton aka the dirty south

  KTM SD 1290 / KTM SD 990 / TE300 / 150xcw / wr250 / CB350 / GROM / TTR50 / CRF 50 / XR100
Honda
RC51
SuperHawk

Suzuki
TL1000s
TL1000r
SV1000
SV650
DL1000
DL650


KTM
Superduke 990
Adventure 990


Ducati
Various Monsters 600, 900 etc
Aug 25th 2016, 07:13 PM   #35
gas
 
  Aug 2016
  street

Thanks guys. I was just wondering about what bike to get, something that isn't a cop magnet, isn't a thief magnet, reliable for freeways, ergonomics, and ....very loud (to cagers. Ask me why).
Aug 25th 2016, 09:10 PM   #36
 
  May 2016
  Port Orchard, WA

  R1200RT, DR650
why?
Aug 25th 2016, 10:59 PM   #37
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  Jan 2016
  SeaTac

I have very loud bikes and very quiet bikes and have not noticed ANY difference in the number of people that come into my lane without looking. I really don't think it matters...
Aug 26th 2016, 10:22 AM   #38
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  Jan 2016
  Des Moines

  690 SMC R, XR650R, M1200S, VFR800, & GSXR750
Quote:
Originally Posted by Parilla125
I have very loud bikes and very quiet bikes and have not noticed ANY difference in the number of people that come into my lane without looking. I really don't think it matters...
Me neither. I was on my loud bike Wednesday, along side a truck (near the driver door) and he still tried to change lanes into me because he didn't do a head check.
Aug 26th 2016, 11:56 AM   #39
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  Jun 2016
  Poor Tortured

  2019 Nada
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Originally Posted by paradox206
Me neither. I was on my loud bike Wednesday, along side a truck (near the driver door) and he still tried to change lanes into me because he didn't do a head check.
Loud is moar fun!

Edited by Sentinel on Aug 26th 2016 at 11:59 AM
Aug 26th 2016, 03:59 PM   #40
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  Jan 2016
  Seattle ,Wa

  Burgman 400, TW200, Boulevard M50, 2018 Indian Scout 1131, 2018 Indian Chieftain Classic
Quote:
Originally Posted by gas
Thanks guys. I was just wondering about what bike to get, something that isn't a cop magnet, isn't a thief magnet, reliable for freeways, ergonomics, and ....very loud (to cagers. Ask me why).
Sounds like you just described a Cruzer?

Minus the loud thing that gets old if you ever actually get out of town on yer bike

Far too many equate HP with noise, HD guys equate it with Safety...both wrong


Edited by Suzuki Stevo on Aug 26th 2016 at 04:04 PM
Aug 26th 2016, 04:11 PM   #41
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  Jun 2016
  Poor Tortured

  2019 Nada
this is the one i like best of the twins.

Aug 26th 2016, 04:38 PM   #42
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  Jan 2016
  Portland

  bicicleta
Quote:
Originally Posted by gas
Thanks guys. I was just wondering about what bike to get, something that isn't a cop magnet, isn't a thief magnet, reliable for freeways, ergonomics, and ....very loud (to cagers. Ask me why).
About as specific as saying "I want a bike with 2 wheels"
Aug 27th 2016, 04:11 AM   #43
gas
 
  Aug 2016
  street

My personal experience on a loud and a quite bike;
HUGE difference on safety and how cagers behave and react to my presence.

Multiple time near miss on a quite bike. (They drive so fucking too close to me)
Almost never, on a super loud bike. (They drive further away from me)

The amount of safety space or buffer zone it creates during the ride is obvious.

Same riding pattern, same area, same season, same weekdays time.
Aug 27th 2016, 04:27 AM   #44
gas
 
  Aug 2016
  street

Quote:
Originally Posted by daneloire
why?
Something about the kind of sound loudness-possibility of 45 degree V-Twin that i like.
What i don't like is the high maintenance that comes with some of them.

Why i didn't get into the typical inline 4-cylinder loudness?

Because I personally think when most cagers driving their cars and heard that noise (without even looking at that bike)....

They would immediately stereotype you as a typical reckless rider on a crotch rocket, who's about to come flying by their cars.

and cagers would secretly hope that you wreck, so they can tape and upload the video online and make fun of it.

Meanwhile, they tend to "close" the safety space between you and them, because you "deserve" it.
Aug 27th 2016, 06:31 AM   #45
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  Jan 2016
  Muklilteo, WA

  Suzuki DL1000, Honda XR650R, KTM 250 XC-W
If your bike is super loud, cagers will hate you no matter what type of bike it is! And bus riders, pedestrians, other motorcyclists, etc...
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