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Aug 30th 2017, 12:56 PM   #16
 WarpShatner7's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  The spunk-filled wanksock formerly known as Portland

  R1200ST, CB350
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Originally Posted by bcj
I had much the same dilemma after i moved up to my K12RS. Got all the electric motor like torque and the hardbags.
But, yeah. Yuge. Not genuinely applicable for all occasions.
Seconded. If you have a tourer you still need something for knocking around town; something you just throw a leg over and go. My hexhead boxer is only about ~525lbs soaking wet but the dry clutch, the very tall 1st gear and the fact that it doesn't like pulling below 3K all that much means in town you spend all your time on the clutch and never get above 2nd gear. By comparison the iconic little Japanese Standard twin feels like something you pull out of your pocket, and you can park it anywhere.
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Aug 30th 2017, 01:12 PM   #17
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  Jan 2016
  Hazel Dell, Wa

  Honda VFR800, Husqvarna TE 610, Ducati Hypermotard 1100S
I have a 2008 Hypermotard S that I bought over a year ago. It was an emotional purchase and while I enjoy it, I've realized it's not the bike for me. It's for sale on CL here in the PDX area. I think I really want a Multistrada for my long distance trips but haven't ridden one yet.
Aug 31st 2017, 08:20 AM   #18
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  Jan 2016
  Muklilteo, WA

  Suzuki DL1000, Honda XR650R, KTM 250 XC-W
I'd really like a first gen Hyper S...
Aug 31st 2017, 08:35 AM   #19
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  Jan 2016
  Hazel Dell, Wa

  Honda VFR800, Husqvarna TE 610, Ducati Hypermotard 1100S
I'll make you a good deal on mine Pete!
Aug 31st 2017, 05:28 PM   #20
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  Jun 2016
  Poor Tortured

  2015 Kawasaki Concours 14 - The Origame Dragon
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Originally Posted by Red Label Moto
The air-cooled 2008-2012 Hypermotard is one of my all time favorite streetbikes. I can't think of any new current steetbike I'd rather ride..
that's what i'm looking into now. Thanks.\

btw: is it supposed to sound like its coming apart when its running?

watched some vids. they sound like there's loose parts in there.
Aug 31st 2017, 08:25 PM   #21
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  Feb 2016
  Seattle

The air cooled 1100 version has a dry clutch. So yeah lots of loose parts rattling around in there.
Sep 1st 2017, 10:43 AM   #22
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  Jun 2016
  Poor Tortured

  2015 Kawasaki Concours 14 - The Origame Dragon
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Originally Posted by Flyboymedic
I have a 2008 Hypermotard S that I bought over a year ago. It was an emotional purchase and while I enjoy it, I've realized it's not the bike for me. It's for sale on CL here in the PDX area. I think I really want a Multistrada for my long distance trips but haven't ridden one yet.
show it.
Sep 1st 2017, 11:12 AM   #23
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  Jan 2016
  Hazel Dell, Wa

  Honda VFR800, Husqvarna TE 610, Ducati Hypermotard 1100S
https://portland.craigslist.org/clk/...277577831.html
Sep 1st 2017, 02:18 PM   #24
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  Jun 2017
  Glacier, WA

  FZ09/CB400
I love my FZ-09. Especially after building it. Super comfortable, tons of torque and fast enough to have some fun

https://www.droogmoto.com/moto3
Sep 1st 2017, 05:12 PM   #25
 
  Jan 2016
  Kennewick

  Depends on my mood.
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Originally Posted by MikeMikeMike
The air cooled 1100 version has a dry clutch. So yeah lots of loose parts rattling around in there.
Loud clutches save lives.
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Sep 2nd 2017, 08:42 AM   #26
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  Jan 2016
  Seattle

  all of them
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that's what i'm looking into now. Thanks.\
Careful. It's a slippery slope. This week I installed carbon fiber BST hoops. Also went with a smaller diameter 748/916/996/998 rear brake rotor. The front stoppers I upgraded to 320mm discs (EBC floaters) from the stock 305 versions.

Any hyper will make you feel alive. For me the original version is top dog.
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Sep 2nd 2017, 09:26 AM   #27
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  Jan 2016
  Hazel Dell, Wa

  Honda VFR800, Husqvarna TE 610, Ducati Hypermotard 1100S
Kie, I'm unclear on why you'd want to get better braking? Mine skids the front wheel at speed in panic slow downs. Perhaps I should only be using 1 finger instead of 2.
Sep 2nd 2017, 10:41 AM   #28
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  Jan 2016
  The spunk-filled wanksock formerly known as Portland

  R1200ST, CB350
Looks like this was posted today. Not an expert at pricing these but it seems quite low.

https://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/...290006038.html

The butt-shaped Sargent seat is an interesting touch for this category of bike.
Sep 2nd 2017, 11:14 AM   #29
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  Jan 2016
  Seattle

  all of them
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Kie, I'm unclear on why you'd want to get better braking? Mine skids the front wheel at speed in panic slow downs. Perhaps I should only be using 1 finger instead of 2.
why? WHY? Because you can. Why save money when you can throw it away making the mega-awesome brakes of your narrow-focus toy bike more mega?

Of course you're correct. The stock brakes are way overkill already. 1098S radial calipers with matching Brembo radial pump. The only real difference between the hyper S brakes and the same era duc Superbike being the slightly smaller 305mm rotors on the hyper.

In my case I bought a hibernating 748 trackbike with a lot of upgrades. Carbon BST hoops being one with new EBC floaters in the box of spares. Hmmmm. I love stealing stuff from myself!

The front wheel is nearly a bolt on. You change the left spacer from 21mm to 30mm and it bolts into the fork perfectly. However, the older gen Superbike rotors are 6 bolt and the new gen (hyper) are 5.

That means using the larger 320 rotors. Which means you must space the calipers out 7.5mm to account for the larger discs with longer bolts and machined aluminum spacers. If you are careful and 1/2 way decent at math it ends up being like factory. Figuring this stuff out as you go is kind of a challenge and also rewarding when it actually works,

So in my case going to larger rotors was just a by-product of installing the wheels. I'm not too proud to admit I like just looking at it cough*bling*cough almost as much as riding it.
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Sep 2nd 2017, 12:49 PM   #30
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  Jan 2016
  Hazel Dell, Wa

  Honda VFR800, Husqvarna TE 610, Ducati Hypermotard 1100S
Quote:
Originally Posted by WarpShatner7
Looks like this was posted today. Not an expert at pricing these but it seems quite low.

https://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/...290006038.html

The butt-shaped Sargent seat is an interesting touch for this category of bike.
While the Sargent seat is nicer than stock, it's still not the end-all, be-all for me. It feels like it slopes sliiiiiightly backwards instead of sitting level or sliiiiiightly forward which is annoying for me. It's also got a weird 'crease' instead of a gradual slope like a normal seat would. I've got that along with the Ducati performance seat (or whatever they call it) and all 3 have their issues. If I were to keep my bike I'd have a custom seat made which would be a cross between the Sargent seat and the Duc performance seat but not as ugly as the Sargent and more comfortable than the Duc performance seat.
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