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    Quote Originally Posted by AllanB View Post
    I tried that with porn sites - hey it's OK dear I'm just looking .............. she did not understand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jane Omorogbe from UK MSN on the KTM990SM
    It's barking mad and if it doesn't turn you into a complete loon within half an hour of cocking a leg over the lofty 875mm seat height, I'll eat my Arai.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gremlin View Post
    But you bought the Ducati
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    Quote Originally Posted by nzspokes View Post
    Cool. I will remember that if I need to tour or go fast in a carpark.

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    you best stay there then
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    Quote Originally Posted by nzspokes View Post
    ...the FA........ a little work on the suspension and you have a winner I reckon.
    try just a tad over $3k. Transformed the bike. 135 litres of luggage which is say another $1800 and you are good to go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gremlin View Post
    Hornet is a wee bit naked for extended touring, unless you're putting a big screen on it or something.
    Someday, somewhere, you will be able to go into a bike dealer, sit on a bike and they will tell you what type and height of screen will work for you on that bike, cos....physics.

    I had four different screens on my FA and it was never just quite right. Of course I am a wee bit bit longer than most.

    Loved that bike, did a lot of kms in a shortish time. Am realising now how tiring it is to not have proper wind/weather protection when on the longer rides.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AllanB View Post
    Stop being a tire kicker and buy one - the bikes are on sale presently - the difference will upgrade your suspension then it's only a bit of coin to suit bags, bars etc that you desire.

    You'll be on the road for f-all. Maybe that's why is a 1250FA bawahahahahhahaha

    Bang for buck it's a winner.

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    spoilsport, half the fun is the fantasy, you know, like when you visit the porn site

    he would likely want to change the small howitzer attached to the end of the exhaust, release the inner hooligan and all.
    All the upgrade stuff you suggested is good and upgrade the poor lights....change the seat....heated grips.....hand guards....radiator guard.....fender extender.....damn, he should have just bought my old bike!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ulsterkiwi View Post
    try just a tad over $3k. Transformed the bike. 135 litres of luggage which is say another $1800 and you are good to go.
    Buy one with luggage. $1500 will sort suspension and $500 on motor.

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    but once again you proved me wrong.
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    I was hit by one such driver while remaining in the view of their mirror.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ulsterkiwi View Post
    Someday, somewhere, you will be able to go into a bike dealer, sit on a bike and they will tell you what type and height of screen will work for you on that bike, cos....physics.

    I had four different screens on my FA and it was never just quite right. Of course I am a wee bit bit longer than most.

    Loved that bike, did a lot of kms in a shortish time. Am realising now how tiring it is to not have proper wind/weather protection when on the longer rides.
    BMW already do this on their website.

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    but once again you proved me wrong.
    Quote Originally Posted by cassina View Post
    I was hit by one such driver while remaining in the view of their mirror.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nzspokes View Post
    BMW already do this on their website.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ulsterkiwi View Post
    Loved that bike, did a lot of kms in a shortish time. Am realising now how tiring it is to not have proper wind/weather protection when on the longer rides.
    There are quite a few little things you can tweak. The 990SM had a reasonably stiff throttle spring, the BMW has a softer one. For hours of riding, it's a hell of a lot easier holding the BMW throttle than the KTM
    Quote Originally Posted by Jane Omorogbe from UK MSN on the KTM990SM
    It's barking mad and if it doesn't turn you into a complete loon within half an hour of cocking a leg over the lofty 875mm seat height, I'll eat my Arai.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ulsterkiwi View Post
    I didn't realise we were getting all spendy
    He started with a unlimited budget then concluded a Suzuki FA would be the best bike. Figure there is a good $10-15k to play with in change

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    Quote Originally Posted by AllanB View Post
    Stop being a tire kicker and buy one - the bikes are on sale presently - the difference will upgrade your suspension then it's only a bit of coin to suit bags, bars etc that you desire.

    You'll be on the road for f-all. Maybe that's why is a 1250FA bawahahahahhahaha

    Bang for buck it's a winner.

    http://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/moto...1023647177.htm
    This one is a better deal, let some other mug take the depreciation hit.

    http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/List...?id=1122874796
    Quote Originally Posted by Katman View Post
    but once again you proved me wrong.
    Quote Originally Posted by cassina View Post
    I was hit by one such driver while remaining in the view of their mirror.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AllanB View Post
    He started with a unlimited budget then concluded a Suzuki FA would be the best bike. Figure there is a good $10-15k to play with in change
    Well then you could buy heaps of farkels or a track bike.....
    Quote Originally Posted by Katman View Post
    but once again you proved me wrong.
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    I was hit by one such driver while remaining in the view of their mirror.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nzspokes View Post
    This one is a better deal, let some other mug take the depreciation hit.

    http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/List...?id=1122874796


    Ouch. But good buying for someone. A lot of bike for the coin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nzspokes View Post
    Well then you could buy heaps of farkels or a track bike.....


    Which raises a interesting question - on the unlimited budget you had lets say up to $30k for the ultimate sports tourer. But if say buying the used, kitted suzuki for 10, you have 20 or less for another bike - maybe you buy a sport bike? but then you may as well buy a tourer and a sport bike not a sports tourer and a sport bike ...... or a .....

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