Man O Man is buying a new bike a PITA!!! They either don’t have them because of idiot college boys and politicians or they want 1/3 more than there worth and all the sudden doc fee’s that use to not exist or where under a C-Note are now $300. I think the idiots willing to pay and those that caused it should be tortured at a drastic level. Not to mention driving other cost up. From the cost and shortage of simple ammo reloading supplies to even the cost of currently having my home replumbed. Poor plumber working on my home now I’ve known for years and he isn’t making a dime on martials because his cost are so high he wont screw a old pro from a sister industry. I want a new hot water circ pump installed. I went back to a old employer and bought two pumps in my industry I retired from and he was going to get screwed for 3x the amount I paid for two, one as a replacement. Pretty sad now days…
Everything’s completely outrageous these days.
What kind of bike are you looking at? There’s a large handful of us enthusiasts around here
My 2 ladies (plates are returned so I didn’t cover)
I love the old LTD. I am sitting on just a Goldwing now. Thank goodness kept it. Gas way too high.
I’m wanting a new naked hooligan bike like a MT-10/09 SP or maybe a Z900, Or any number of 1 Liter naked’s from BMW, DUC or even a KTM Supermoto. Light clean and mean. But the Kaw is out dated but dealers if they have them be it the retro bike or current Z900 Anniversary/SE want way over MSRP and there not worth it. My current ride is a 2018 Wing I bought new OTD less TTL for $18K cash with one mile on it. Fucking dumbasses ruining everything they touch IMHO. I can change bikes like under ware in the past. But this crap is for retard idiots…
I wish it weren’t so true. Best of luck man
Wife would love that back seat… throne
My Wing is a good bike and a class leader. But it is without a doubt the most boring, soul stealing motorcycle I’ve ever owned in my life. Thats why it’s name is “Wife Taxi”. It’s only fun to ride if she is on it with me… I need a ME bike thats fun to ride…
Until you wanna put in 800 miles in a run. Then it rocks. Cruising at 85 with cruise control and radio blasting for hours.
That is exactly what she calls it. We have ridden together 34 years. She can sit on ANY type of bike with me. Never holds on. Stays straight up no leaning to “help”. Only time i know she is there is wind or a slap to my helmet meaning drop under 100 or else.
@Blastfact That Wing you have is sooo low. I love it. Mine can get flaky on hard curves. She is a tad top heavy and drifts. Period. No amount of lean will bring it in at speed. Yours would dust me in mountains.
My wife likes the Wing because it’s big, comphy, slow and boring as hell. It’s just a soul stealing bike if there ever was one. It’s the only motorcycle I’ve ever owned thats more boring than a car or truck. And thats not to be mean or a hater. I don’t look back at it when I park it. And I can rip the chicken strips off the tires and blow by Jesus as a brake marker and back the big bitch into a corner because it has a great transmission and slipper clutch. I should have never sold my RZ350 and RZ500 or my last FJR 1300 or a few other bikes. When I told her I was going to buy another bike to stable with the soul stealing Wing she some how got it in her head I was going to get a new Busa or Super Charged Kaw. and going to get rid of her taxi. Then I set her down today and showed her the bikes I was looking at. OOOOO, baby I dont want a 200 mph plus monster…
Totally understand. We slowly transitioned from my rockets to cruiser to wings. As we grow older the vacations on bikes are harder on us and comfort is key. It is a heavy hold at stop. Getting tougher…older wings take practice…but once we are rolling we typically go 2-4 hours before a 20 minute break. Last run back from Corpus we did 12 hours 3-4 breaks.
Sorry to chat so much right now but Bikes/electronics/gardening are my passions in life now. All the other fun stuff beat the crap outa me…
I have to get out of a car or truck now days every two hours because my back is so bad and I need a pee. Yeah the Wing will fly on the twistys but it’s a lot of work. And no where as easy as many Wing pilots claim. Shes a big girl I can grind the pegs smooth off on. And embarrass a lot of sport riders on. But I could do that on my last Road King. It’s really not hard now days to out run squids and bun boys.
Closest thing I’ve had to anything like that was my Triumph Speed Master. She loved that thing too.
We don’t ever use it long rides. She’s content at around 3 hours… any longer and I’m pushing it.
My Uncles bonneville would flat run also. For 650 cc it would long drag almost anything. Hit top gear…daaaaamn. Triumph fun bikes.
It all ways pissed my dads friends off back in the late 1960’s when I would pull out a Bultaco, Ossa or some Sachs powered 250 two stroke and wax my dads Triumph, BSA or Norton riders with a 2 Stroke motocross bike back in the day…
I wish sport bikes got good fuel economy, when driven nicely. I mean, spirited driving, is what it is.
I looked at the 1000RR, and 30ishmpg is on a good day.