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post #1 of 96 Old 07-23-2016, 10:00 AM Thread Starter
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What bike did you have/ride before the Strom?

I have since sold my 'strom, but looking for another - just curious what other bikes people moved to after the V-Strom?

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Not after but have a 2006 FJR that I have had since new. Three weeks ago I rented a HD Street Glide Special. After 3 hours of riding in the mountains of TN I decided to make the purchase and now I have added that to my garage. In the last 10 years or so I have also had a Honda CB-1000, CB-1000 RR, Ducati 900 Monster, and a Honda CB-1100F. The only thing they all have in common is 2 wheels. But then variety is what makes life interesting.
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Just before and while acquiring the Strom, I owned a 2006 Triumph Sprint ST. I no longer have a bike, but when/if I get another, I suspect it would be another ADV style bike. I like sport bikes too, but couldn't really justify a purchase like that.

Ultimately, I'd love an 800 -1000 cc bike with a shaft drive, luggage capable and 500 pound wet. If money were no concern, of what is on the market now, I'd probably get a BMW GS

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I have a friend with the sprint right now - all kinds of gas/carb/fuel line issues. He doesn't ride it enough.

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just curious what other bikes people moved to after the V-Strom?
The thread title asks what we had before the Strom. Make up your mind!

Before the Strom I had Honda CBR1000F



and after (currently), a Yamaha XJR1300 (the blue bike in the pic with, obviously, the Strom behind it - the Honda in front was my wife's CB400ABS).


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I'd love an 800 -1000 cc bike with a shaft drive, luggage capable and 500 pound wet.
when you find one let me know.
CLosest I've got is the CBF1000 which covers all bases but the shaft drive.


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Ultimately, I'd love an 800 -1000 cc bike with a shaft drive, luggage capable and 500 pound wet.
I had a Suzuki GS850G (shaft drive) http://www.motorcyclespecs.co.za/mod...s850g%2081.htm
before the CB1000F - but it weighed 557lbs wet.

I did look at a Suzuki VX800 at one time. 503lbs wet and shaft drive.
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I have a friend with the sprint right now - all kinds of gas/carb/fuel line issues. He doesn't ride it enough.
Somewhat unusual. Spints typically had some bad rectifiers and a small percentage had some engine problems, but most were reasonably reliable well into high mileage. The bike overall had tons of character and was a blast to ride. The engine was great.

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when you find one let me know.
CLosest I've got is the CBF1000 which covers all bases but the shaft drive.

I was referring to a balanced, do everything kind of bike like a GS or similar, only lighter. There are some great bikes in the category, but none have a shaft drive that are smaller and lighter.

On the sport side, the R1200rs is the closest. I like it, but it's a sport-tour.

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