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Unread 12-24-2017, 08:08 AM   #1
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Possible new BIKE

So the New Girfriend loves the Goldwing, and so do I.
However I still need that sport bike fix on occasion.


The problem is that with the CBR 1000RR, it wreaks havoc on my old back inside of about 45 minutes or an hour.

She says "You need to get rid of that thing. There are plenty of bikes out there just as fast that won't hurt your back."

What she really thinks: "There are lots of Hardleys out there that are fast enough for legal riding that won't make you look like an old fool on a crotch rocket."

What I say: "Yes I agree, there are a lot of bikes out there that are more ergonomically friendly for cruising around when I need a fix."


What she thinks she hears: "Yes Dear, you are so correct, crotch rockets are a foolish venture for old men and make me look stupid. I surely agree you are correct. A much slower and poorly handling Hardley would be much more suited to provide a safe ride and not make me look like and old man in a mid life crisis. Your wish is my command."


What I really think: "oh yes, there are some more ergonomic bikes out there, I will take a look around (GSXR 1000?) or (more mod's: raise bars a couple more inches, drop pegs, maybe even a custom seat.)
Thank you for your sound words of advice dear, I will look for a suitable solution to this obvious problem and do my best not to be seen as an old fool on a crotch rocket (i.e. tinted visor - what do I care - I am out to ride, not be seen by others haha)

And with that all went to bed on Christmas eve with smile on and new BIKE possibilities floating in their heads!

Merry Christmas to all.

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Unread 12-24-2017, 08:12 AM   #2
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Lol sounds like ur about to buy something then say this is what you had in mind correct?
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Unread 12-25-2017, 11:53 AM   #3
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Went to the GSXR 1000 because the CBR 1000 got too small and cramped. Not too bad, your still leaning with Heli bars. Friend of mine modified with another taller brand, worked well for him on a GSXR 750. Got the last of the previous year because pegs are adjustable from the factory, but you can buy aftermarket for anything.

I bought the 750, but went back to Heli bars from the big upright conversion, and they are fine on my GSXR 1000 also. Your going to hurt a bit in traffic, but never the back (for me), usually the forearm until you go Popeye for the season.

My Ninja 1000 is fast, sporty, and upright. It is not the Gixxer(s) I own. You may want to try some of the uprights, but more comfort generally is less cutting edge sport....which you don't really need for the street. The're cheaper too.
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Unread 12-25-2017, 09:10 PM   #4
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What??? So you are selling buying or explaining?


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Unread 12-26-2017, 01:55 PM   #5
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BMW S1000R. Slightly forward leaning seating, plenty of stoopeed power.
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Unread 12-30-2017, 09:26 AM   #6
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Lol sounds like ur about to buy something then say this is what you had in mind correct?
Yep!
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Unread 12-30-2017, 09:32 AM   #7
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contemplating... I have the cbr decked out with a quick shifter, power commander setup, heli bars etc. Hate to off it as it's really a sweet ride.

Might just need some drop pegs and fix the heli bars.

I had the same bars (not sure the were the Heli bar brand or not) on my 20014 cbr 1000rr, and because of the wind screen position I was able to raise them much further.

On the 08 they can only be raised about 2" and you start to get interference with the windscreen.

Maybe I can take another look and fab something up.... That sounds like an easier venture than trying to find a new bike......

admittedly I miss the 04 it had better ergonomics, better "feeling" low end torque and had a nice growl to it when cruising at lower rpm. Albeit it was a slow bike, and much heavier. the 08 feels like a 600 in comparison to that bike.
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Unread 12-30-2017, 09:48 AM   #8
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contemplating... I have the cbr decked out with a quick shifter, power commander setup, heli bars etc. Hate to off it as it's really a sweet ride.

Might just need some drop pegs and fix the heli bars.

I had the same bars (not sure the were the Heli bar brand or not) on my 20014 cbr 1000rr, and because of the wind screen position I was able to raise them much further.

On the 08 they can only be raised about 2" and you start to get interference with the windscreen.

Maybe I can take another look and fab something up.... That sounds like an easier venture than trying to find a new bike......

admittedly I miss the 04 it had better ergonomics, better "feeling" low end torque and had a nice growl to it when cruising at lower rpm. Albeit it was a slow bike, and much heavier. the 08 feels like a 600 in comparison to that bike.
I think you are at the crossroads that many find themselves in. The only solution is two bikes.
One for stupidity and hooiganism, the other for more cruising comfort.

Look at people who rode track, same problem. They start with using there street bike, then invest an absurd amount of money into suspension and track fast goodies. In the end they find themselves hating putting street parts on or the lack of comfort that a race setup suspension provides. Then they end up with a dedicated track bike that is arguably better than the street bike that is wannabe track and they still have a bike to tool around on the street.

If I had not bought that boat, I would have a gsxr750, bmw s1000r or a Busa hidden in the garage from my loving wife.

Lastly, your girl is never going to be comfortable on the back of that CBR unless she is ultra flexible and does a lot of hot yoga. Even then not all day rides.
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Unread 12-30-2017, 02:52 PM   #9
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I think you are at the crossroads that many find themselves in. The only solution is two bikes.
One for stupidity and hooiganism, the other for more cruising comfort.
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Sorted that out meself around 1999, only way to go!
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Lol sounds like ur about to buy something then say this is what you had in mind correct?
*FOR SALE* 06' Suzuki GSXR 1000 This bike is perfect! Only done 7000 miles and has had its 1500 mile service. No falls/scratches. I use it as a cruiser/commuter. I'm selling it because it was purchased without proper consent of a loving wife. Apparently "do whatever the fuck you want" doesn't mean what I thought.

Something like this is about to happen! haha
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