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Jul 14th 2019, 06:44 AM   #1
 unicycle's Avatar
 
  Apr 2016
  Washougal, WA

  Yamaha FJR 1300AE
I must be slowing down

Sold the Super Duke to my riding buddy.

Sold the commuter FZ6 to a new rider.

Replaced them with this...
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Jul 14th 2019, 07:42 AM   #2
 Parilla125's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  SeaTac

It happens to everyone sooner or later. Waiting for my EFM auto clutch for my VStrom 1000...
Jul 14th 2019, 07:58 AM   #3
 Oregon Motorcycle's Avatar
 
  Mar 2019
  oregon

Even changed the bad ass avatar too!

Nice bike though.
unicycle likes this.
Jul 14th 2019, 11:56 AM   #4
 Rustydust's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  Emmett Idaho

  2010 Honda Goldwing, 2007 Suzuki Burgman 650, 2005 Kawasaki KLR 650, 1995 Honda PC800
Shucks, several years ago I bought a Suzuki 650 Burgman figuring that I'm old enough now to ride a scooter and not get any of those funny smirks from others. Not that I really care about that anymore. But for sure, this thing is a hoot and even fine for 250+ mile days. Sometimes getting older aint too bad.
Jul 14th 2019, 12:03 PM   #5
 chadams66's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  Garden Home

  2012 Versys...'83 BMW R80 RT...Suzuki GS 450t
those bikes don't have to be ridden slow..or so I have heard...
Jul 14th 2019, 12:10 PM   #6
 Willow's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  Silverdale, WA

  848evo, DRZ400SM, XR100
I'll bet that rails pretty darn nice......
Jul 14th 2019, 01:14 PM   #7
 unicycle's Avatar
 
  Apr 2016
  Washougal, WA

  Yamaha FJR 1300AE
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Originally Posted by Rustydust
Shucks, several years ago I bought a Suzuki 650 Burgman figuring that I'm old enough now to ride a scooter and not get any of those funny smirks from others. Not that I really care about that anymore. But for sure, this thing is a hoot and even fine for 250+ mile days. Sometimes getting older aint too bad.
This is like a BIG scooter in a way. This has the auto clutch (No clutch lever! ) but you still shift gears...either with the foot shift lever or the lever on the left handle bar. I found the method in the following video easier than trying to downshift with my thumb (the lever is underneath the horn button).

Jul 14th 2019, 04:35 PM   #8
 Parilla125's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  SeaTac

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rustydust
Shucks, several years ago I bought a Suzuki 650 Burgman figuring that I'm old enough now to ride a scooter and not get any of those funny smirks from others. Not that I really care about that anymore. But for sure, this thing is a hoot and even fine for 250+ mile days. Sometimes getting older aint too bad.
I went with the 530 TMAX from Yamaha. Liked the Burgman too.
Jul 14th 2019, 06:08 PM   #9
 craiger's Avatar
 
  Apr 2016
  Molalla

  2007 Aprilia Tuono Factory, 2010 Honda VFR 1200f DCT
Ummm...I hate to play Devil's advocate here (sorry, not sorry), but I traded in my Ducati ST4s for my current VFR 1200 DCT a couple of years ago, and sorry I am not. I've had Gixxer thou's, Aprilia's, Kawasaki's, and Ducati's. I feel that I am still "fast" (ask some of the fella's on Lee's thursday night rides for confirmation), I just don't ache as much, my left wrist and fingers don't go numb on me anymore, and I can ride all day (I did the 500 mile ride in May from Beaverton Honda ), without any complications. I find the multi-functional transmission in that VFR to be cutting edge, convenient, fun, challenging, and bulletproof. Sure it's heavy, but most bikes are these days (unless you wanna spend $20K or more on the newest Ducati/BMW/KTM/Euro bike), regardless of transmission.

So i guess what I'm trying to say is; enjoy the ease, comfort and technology that these technological wonders offer. Yeah, I'm getting older, but I take pride in the fact that I am becoming an older rider. That means I'm still alive to ride. I aint dead. I aint a statistic. I love my bike, it has MotoGP technology, it's fast as hell, it does everything that I want it to do when I want it to do it, it starts up every morning, in all seasons, I don't have to do anything to it other than routine maintenance, I don't really feel the need to defend my decision to die hard "old school" guys who can't wrap their heads around the fact that my ride doesn't have a clutch lever or a shift lever. Come and ride with me. More than likely, all you'll see are my tail-lights.

I plan on being a burden on society for decades to come, and that means I'm gonna take advantage of the awesome brakes, transmission, suspension, fuel economy, dependability, ride-by-wire throttle and all the other MotoGP inspired technology whilst I can. So don't apologize for making an intelligent decision regarding your choice of street weapon. Ride to arrive alive. Good choice..
Jul 15th 2019, 03:06 PM   #10
 MMcN49's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  Small Island Surrounded by Puget Sound

  07 Buell XB12STT, (Two) 12 Suzuki DR650 SE 72BMWR75/5 KIA @ 243K
Quote:
Originally Posted by Parilla125
It happens to everyone sooner or later. Waiting for my EFM auto clutch for my VStrom 1000...
I'm shipping them the Clutch Pack from my DR650 tomorrow. If it works out, one of the Buell's is next. Had wrist surgery in March. Facing another surgery in August or September. Having RA erosion's, Osteo Damage and Carpel Tunnel all in the left hand sucks. What really pushed me to EMF was when my hand therapist told me I had a finite number of clutch pulls left in the hand.

Let me know how your EFM works out.
Jul 15th 2019, 04:40 PM   #11
 WarpShatner7's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  Portland

  R1200ST, CB350
I've never liked cars with slushboxes, and never owned one. Rented maybe a trillion of them because car rental places don't buy manuals except for specialty cars and employers don't like to expense those.

But tiptronic-like transmissions can be fun, though the ability to direct-select a gear nonsequentially is preferable; e.g. going from 4th to 2nd through a turn. You can't really do that without a clutch.
Jul 15th 2019, 05:52 PM   #12
 
  Jan 2016
  Oregon

  2018 Kaw Ninja H2 SX SE
Got that on my Honda VFR1200X DCT... Fun!

https://global.honda/innovation/tech...cturebook.html

Edited by motoman on Jul 15th 2019 at 05:55 PM
Jul 16th 2019, 04:58 PM   #13
 MMcN49's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  Small Island Surrounded by Puget Sound

  07 Buell XB12STT, (Two) 12 Suzuki DR650 SE 72BMWR75/5 KIA @ 243K
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Originally Posted by WarpShatner7
But tiptronic-like transmissions can be fun, though the ability to direct-select a gear nonsequentially is preferable; e.g. going from 4th to 2nd through a turn. You can't really do that without a clutch.
With the Autoclutch you're suppose to be able to use the clutch lever and shift like a normal bike, (don't know for certain because mine hasn't arrived yet). At 70 I'll take whatever I can get, just want to keep riding the bikes I like. Quadruple Left hand Whammy this year. (4.5mm cyst removed, RA, Osteo and Carpel Tunnel). One more surgery left. Hopefully there will be nice riding this Fall.
Jul 17th 2019, 07:20 AM   #14
 Suzuki Stevo's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  Seattle ,Wa

  Burgman 400, TW200, Boulevard M50, 2018 Indian Scout 1131, 2018 Indian Chieftain Classic
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Originally Posted by WarpShatner7
I've never liked cars with slushboxes, and never owned one. Rented maybe a trillion of them because car rental places don't buy manuals except for specialty cars and employers don't like to expense those.

But tiptronic-like transmissions can be fun, though the ability to direct-select a gear nonsequentially is preferable; e.g. going from 4th to 2nd through a turn. You can't really do that without a clutch.
I have a CVT in my Subie and love it.....embrace the slush
Jul 17th 2019, 08:10 AM   #15
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  Jan 2016
  44 N,123 W (ish)

  2000 CBR1100 XX, 2016 FJR1300 ES
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Originally Posted by chadams66
those bikes don't have to be ridden slow..or so I have heard...
I love mine. It'll troll along at parade speed, if required. My happy spot with it is a brisk pace through any sort of curve.
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