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Author Topic: I took the plunge....  (Read 2368 times)

Joel-in-dallas

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Re: I took the plunge....
« Reply #30 on: May 01, 2013, 08:16:37 PM »
I will be making a ride to Austin sometime this summer. But I really don't want to just go South on I-35E. Any recommendations on a route for a motorcycle to go to Austin?

barenekd

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Re: I took the plunge....
« Reply #31 on: May 01, 2013, 08:28:56 PM »
Just pick the side roads that kinda parallel I35. There are plenty of options. Look for interesting museum or DDD restaurants on the way. Gotta be some thing worth seeing going that way. Never went that far South outta Dallas though.
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hillntx

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Re: I took the plunge....
« Reply #32 on: May 02, 2013, 03:39:38 AM »
Head toward Cleburne, then catch 281 down to Austin.  Check it out on Googls Maps.

Joel-in-dallas

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Re: I took the plunge....
« Reply #33 on: May 02, 2013, 03:27:51 PM »
That looks like a nice drive. I get a bit more experience under my belt and I will take it, hopefully before it gets to be 100 degrees every day.

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Re: I took the plunge....
« Reply #34 on: May 03, 2013, 10:12:12 AM »
Great to hear such enjoyment! I've had my EFI Classic for just two years now and still enjoy it. I added a Guzzi V7 Stone a few months ago. I love that too. Got it for longer trips. But the RE will be staying put too.

Here's my two babies ready to go.

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Joel-in-dallas

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Re: I took the plunge....
« Reply #35 on: May 03, 2013, 01:45:06 PM »
That guzi is a handsome addition. Have fun on them both.

barenekd

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Re: I took the plunge....
« Reply #36 on: May 03, 2013, 07:22:31 PM »
I've been looking at the new V7 Cafe. If my RE doesn't show up on time there could be one of those in the garage.
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Ducati Scotty

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Re: I took the plunge....
« Reply #37 on: May 03, 2013, 07:26:55 PM »
That line of Guzzis is all nice stuff.  A little underpowered if you go by the reviews but probably plenty for anyone who enjoys an RE.  Very old school feel from what I've read.  Saw one from behind on the road a while back and then passed him at a light.  The bike looks even better on the road than it does in the showroom.

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Rich Mintz

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Re: I took the plunge....
« Reply #38 on: May 03, 2013, 07:43:33 PM »
Guzzis are nice... but my next bike (I can't believe I just typed those words) is going to be a 100cc Sym Symba, a rebirth of the classic Honda Cub. They're so pretty. I've seen one up close and the good looks hold up under scrutiny.

Unfortunately they're hard(ish) to get -- the closest dealer to NYC is 50 miles away. But I'm so in love with it I'll probably buy one anyway...

Ducati Scotty

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Re: I took the plunge....
« Reply #39 on: May 03, 2013, 07:57:56 PM »
Seen the couple that took them around the world?  They bought them at my local dealer.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=716979

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Joel-in-dallas

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Re: I took the plunge....
« Reply #40 on: May 03, 2013, 08:16:43 PM »
Rich, How are you liking you C5? I know you had some trouble with it.

Rich Mintz

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Re: I took the plunge....
« Reply #41 on: May 03, 2013, 08:20:03 PM »
I love my C5! But it's been disassembled on the floor of a garage since last Sunday. (It's actually mostly put back together, but we didn't have time to finish.) This coming Sunday in maintenance class I'll put it back together, and we'll figure out what electrical connections we made incorrectly and fix them, and then I'll have it back.

barenekd

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Re: I took the plunge....
« Reply #42 on: May 03, 2013, 08:28:05 PM »
Obviously, power isn't an issue, since I ride Enfields. I've had my fill of 160+ mph super bikes. I am spreading the word that it's a lot more fun to ride a slow bike fast, than a fast bike slow!
Back when I started riding, bikes with the same performance as the Guzzi were about the fastest things around. RE Constellation, BSA Super Rockets, Triumph Bonnevilles (non UCEs), Indian Trailblazer/Apache, they all would maybe do just over the ton.
But those were also the ones I fell in love with, particularly the thumpers of the day, The Matchless G80cs, the Velocettes, the Goldstar, et al. The Guzzi weight and performance is very close to the Brit bikes of the day and they certainly have more soul than a Kawasaki 300! (Very equal, performance wise, BTW)
My biggest hold up on the Guzzi is the price tag. At my current inclome level, that is pretty much over the top!
C'mon, RE Cafe Racer!
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Ducati Scotty

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Re: I took the plunge....
« Reply #43 on: May 03, 2013, 08:34:19 PM »
The other down side I've heard of with the Guzzis is that they feel a bit heavy.  I'd say hold out Bare!  In the long run you'll be glad you did.  And get a 250 Ninja already to keep the addiction at bay.  It's too nice to be reading moto brochures and not riding.  I'm sure you'll sell it for about what you bought it for.

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Re: I took the plunge....
« Reply #44 on: May 03, 2013, 10:29:40 PM »
KTM 690 DUKE. Now thats a big bad thumper. I could easily see one of those parked next to my G5 .
I would much rather ride a slow bike fast than a fast bike slow    Jack