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Nov 9th 2018, 05:23 PM   #1
 Sentinel's Avatar
 
  Jun 2016
  Poor Tortured

  2015 Kawasaki Concours 14 - The Origame Sea-Dragon
A Thing about Bikes.

I realized this just now:

I want a bike you "hop on and go".

I have a bike you "climb aboard".

Different things.
Nov 9th 2018, 06:07 PM   #2
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  Mar 2017
  Olalla

  Ducati Hypermotard 796
I'm 5' 6" the only bike I can hope on and go is a Grom lol

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Nov 9th 2018, 07:08 PM   #3
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  Jan 2016
  Bremerton

  '08 GSX1300R, '06 GSX-R 750, '17 KTM 690 Duke
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sentinel
I realized this just now:

I want a bike you "hop on and go".

I have a bike you "climb aboard".

Different things.
The reason I got rid of the Conny for the Duke.



Just in case you forgot what one looks like.
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Edited by Pavement Tested on Nov 9th 2018 at 07:13 PM
Nov 9th 2018, 07:47 PM   #4
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  Sep 2017
  milwaukie oregon

  gsxr600 gsxr750 gsxr1000 i like gsxrs
Everthing has downsides, once you get what you want, you just want something else.
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Nov 9th 2018, 10:35 PM   #5
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  Jan 2016
  Seattle

  Ducati Diavel, Aprilia Scarabeo
That's why I have Diavel.
Nov 9th 2018, 11:32 PM   #6
 larsvons's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  PDX

  '15 KLZ1000, '03 SV650S
I see the future of electric bikes as the "hop on and go" option.
Nov 9th 2018, 11:51 PM   #7
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  Jan 2016
  Portland

  2006 FZ1, 1999 R1
Not sure what you mean. Is it the size? Complexity? Weight?
Nov 10th 2018, 06:08 AM   #8
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  Jan 2016
  SeaTac

Quote:
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I'm 5' 6" the only bike I can hope on and go is a Grom lol

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I am pretty sure you would be good with a Kawasaki cruiser (and others) as they have a less than 27" seat height and low center of gravity. A friend of ours liked riding my 800 lb 2002 Kawasaki Drifter 1500 and she is what, 5'2"?
Nov 10th 2018, 06:13 AM   #9
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  Jan 2016
  SeaTac

Motorcycle Ergonomics

To check ride heights to person height. Useful tool.
Nov 10th 2018, 06:33 AM   #10
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  Mar 2017
  Olalla

  Ducati Hypermotard 796
This is my hop on and go

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Nov 10th 2018, 10:43 AM   #11
 
  Jan 2016
  Oregon

  2017 Kaw Ninja 1000 ABS (Z1000SX)
I have some girlfriends like that...







Nov 10th 2018, 02:49 PM   #12
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  Jun 2016
  Poor Tortured

  2015 Kawasaki Concours 14 - The Origame Sea-Dragon
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Originally Posted by larsvons
I see the future of electric bikes as the "hop on and go" option.
I really like the bigass electric mountain bike kind of electric motorcycle, rather than a thing that tries to be an old school gasoline bike with a battery.

smaller, lighter, funner.

Nov 10th 2018, 02:49 PM   #13
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  Jun 2016
  Poor Tortured

  2015 Kawasaki Concours 14 - The Origame Sea-Dragon
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This is my hop on and go

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i SO almost bought one. its just my fear of italian...engineering...and my preference for kawasaki.

that IS a badass bike tho.
Nov 10th 2018, 03:17 PM   #14
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  Jan 2016
  Spanaway

My Z900RS is tiny compared to the C14. Its a sit on and go bike. My KLR is a step stool approach to get on board. But I like them all.
Nov 11th 2018, 10:17 AM   #15
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  Mar 2017
  Olalla

  Ducati Hypermotard 796
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Originally Posted by Sentinel
i SO almost bought one. its just my fear of italian...engineering...and my preference for kawasaki.

that IS a badass bike tho.
I love this bike. I've bought it in 2010 and only had one issue (knock on wood) that turned out to be a split vacuum line that I fixed with some plastic tubing from HD.

I just wish I had more time to ride. Harder to do nowadays between work and family.

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