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post #16 of 28 (permalink) Old 10-23-2012, 05:46 AM
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On a side note..how does the Daytona 675 deal with bumpy roads..not like potholes..but playing around on roads with surfaces that are less than perfect?
Probably like any other SS bike. Not bad if the suspension is set up properly. Get a 675R with full Ohlins and some helibars.
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Probably like any other SS bike. Not bad if the suspension is set up properly. Get a 675R with full Ohlins and some helibars.
Want to, budget is more like a used 06-07 though.
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I do not know how you feel about it's riding position.
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you got another TL1000R?

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The XR1200 is the only Harley that looks kind of cool in my opinion. I still wouldn't buy one though. 4 hour rides on a Daytona might turn into torture...depends on the rider I guess. A 1000 standard would probably be a pretty good fit. What about the 1050 cc Speed Triple?
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you got another TL1000R?
I did. The last one I had was comfy, made all the right noises. It was also plenty quick in a straight line, and an FZ1 or XR1200 likely coulntt do much better in a corner.

$3500 to buy....cheap on insurance too, $100 a month for full coverage on a Ninja 650 and the TL1000R..and liability on a ninja 250..
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I spy a "bituto" sticker!

Congrats on the new bike! My SV has made me look into TLs more than once...

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I spy a "bituto" sticker!

Congrats on the new bike! My SV has made me look into TLs more than once...
Yeah, it has just about every mod except a stroker kit, fork internals(cartridges) or newer forks with radial brakes.
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If you really did enjoy the XR1200 I would suggest looking into a Buell

Way more power, handling, everything


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My thoughts are forward angle riding position requires rear swept pegs, that set up gells best.

The bikes with up right bars and rear swept pegs, like street tripples, just wad you up in both directions IMO, upright bars and rear swept pegs dont mesh together very well comfort wise to me. Upright bars need more upright or straight line pegs.

As far as the Daytona, it is a very agressive forward lean, with no chance to even sit up and stretch for a second, your looking straight to Hell at all times.
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I dunno, I always liked the Harley XR 1200. This is the bike people will stop to gawk at among a bunch of sporting bikes. I'm sure an extra 20 horses could be liberated by opening up the intake and exhaust and with some easy mods from the huge Harley performance after-market. Not a hard-core peg-scraper but it would sure feel nice on a back-road on a sunny summer day.
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I dunno, I always liked the Harley XR 1200. This is the bike people will stop to gawk at among a bunch of sporting bikes. I'm sure an extra 20 horses could be liberated by opening up the intake and exhaust and with some easy mods from the huge Harley performance after-market. Not a hard-core peg-scraper but it would sure feel nice on a back-road on a sunny summer day.
The suspension is abysmally bad. I think they replaced fork oil with the puke of people that looked at it.

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