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April 24th, 2017, 09:50 PM   #41
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Got my first non fairing standard bike last year. Was shit over 120kmph with my cheap ass Thai lid. Brought my Arai home from Canada and now no issues to 200+...
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April 25th, 2017, 12:48 AM   #42
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A fairing is nice if you do a lot of high way riding, but most people riding sport bikes are not riding full tucked. if you are looking for a nice all around touring bike, check out a multistrada, comfortable, really good in the corners and on the brakes, plenty of engine options, and they can be had used at very cheap prices.
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Always preferred having a fairing - but got to say... removal of the fairing on the current bikes (if my R6 was any indicator) are ridiculously time consuming. Maybe it's the geezer in me - but I remember when I could remove the fairing sections on an FZ 600 in under ten minutes. On the R6 it'd be like an hour.
I live in San Diego where I have to get on freeway to go anywhere. So I kinda want the fairing or at least wind shield for freeway. I rode my CB300F without a windshield for a while but gahhh my neck was strained from the wind! (so I put on Puig.)
The problem is I average around 450~600miles a week and have to change oil almost every month. For that reason I'm glad that I got a naked bike for now.
In any case, I still haven't decided what to get for my next bike, so I really appreciate your input especially about bigger bikes.

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I live in San Diego where I have to get on freeway to go anywhere. So I kinda want the fairing or at least wind shield for freeway. I rode my CB300F without a windshield for a while but gahhh my neck was strained from the wind! (so I put on Puig.)
The problem is I average around 450~600miles a week and have to change oil almost every month. For that reason I'm glad that I got a naked bike for now.
In any case, I still haven't decided what to get for my next bike, so I really appreciate your input especially about bigger bikes.
what price range are you looking at? do you need something with a touring pack for carrying stuff?
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April 25th, 2017, 11:47 AM   #44
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what price range are you looking at? do you need something with a touring pack for carrying stuff?
I got a Kreiga backpack so no. Price range is up to 10K-ish. Newer well maintained used bike will be nice of course. I was looking at brand new FZ07 FZ-09, K900, or used R6 etc. I'm not in hurry since I'm saving $$$ for Motegi this year. BUT if you find something super nice, I'll come down and ride back.
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I live in San Diego where I have to get on freeway to go anywhere. So I kinda want the fairing or at least wind shield for freeway. I rode my CB300F without a windshield for a while but gahhh my neck was strained from the wind! (so I put on Puig.)
The problem is I average around 450~600miles a week and have to change oil almost every month. For that reason I'm glad that I got a naked bike for now.
In any case, I still haven't decided what to get for my next bike, so I really appreciate your input especially about bigger bikes.
Yeah... if I were clocking those kind of miles every week, I'd get rid of the sport bike and go for a BMW dual purpose or a V Strom, to have a tall windscreen and a seat that wouldn't beat my ass black and blue.
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Yeah... if I were clocking those kind of miles every week, I'd get rid of the sport bike and go for a BMW dual purpose or a V Strom, to have a tall windscreen and a seat that wouldn't beat my ass black and blue.
Out of curiosity, I rode the 2017 Harley Davidson Street Glide Special recently. I used to laugh at them, but riding that was pretty fun. It was like sitting on your couch and just going without all the wind in your face. I see how people can ride distances with those sort of fairing bikes. I hesitate on naked sport bikes because I already have a naked bike and kind of want full fairing without going the old man route yet.
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MT-07 tracer looks pretty sweet too
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I got a Kreiga backpack so no. Price range is up to 10K-ish. Newer well maintained used bike will be nice of course. I was looking at brand new FZ07 FZ-09, K900, or used R6 etc. I'm not in hurry since I'm saving $$$ for Motegi this year. BUT if you find something super nice, I'll come down and ride back.
With the miles/kms you do I would be very reticent to use a back pack all the time. Getting any weight off your body and onto the bike will reduce fatigue and increase mobility on the bike.

I use a hump bag for day to day. Magnetic tank bag for larger items.



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April 25th, 2017, 11:43 PM   #49
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MT-07 tracer looks pretty sweet too
Nice! But not available in US!


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With the miles/kms you do I would be very reticent to use a back pack all the time. Getting any weight off your body and onto the bike will reduce fatigue and increase mobility on the bike.

I use a hump bag for day to day. Magnetic tank bag for larger items.
I need to use Kreiga when I carry my laptop and some extra clothes. But I usually carry very little: maybe a sammich and a coffee mag. So I've been looking at some small magnetic tank bags for that.

I didn't mean to derail/highjack JPS's "liter bike" thread but Thanks for all your comments and suggestions.
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I never understood given the size of the USA and sales numbers per capita, that we in Australia more or less end up with such a large range of motorcycles to choose from.

I get the USA is built on hogs and crotch rockets, but there wpuld have to be the numbers to support niche segmemts of the market.
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