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Old 06-26-2019, 05:32 PM   #1
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Ok, after 2 long years of **** happens. I took my wheels in to get a new pair of 2ct tires mounted (yeah I know I am running late). Something shiny in the showroom caught my eye, but I was in a hurry. Got the tires home, and a new battery and took the sv for a ride in my niehborhood because when I renewed my license last December the DMV failed to transfer my motorcycle license along with the class c. Lucky me - I will get to waste another day at the DMV, and pay some extra money (when they make mistakes it makes DMV more money-go figure). So that shiny thing I seen in the showroom starts working on my brain, and I start to rationalize an purchase. Yeah this is my 50th year of motorcycling. Yeah I have never owned a new bike. Yeah I have worked hard and deserve a new bike. Soo I went back to the dealership and made them a cash offer.
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Old 06-27-2019, 03:18 PM   #2
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Congrats on your new purchase! I test rode this once and the initial impression is wow!The brakes has so much initial bite to it that you can literally flip yourself over if you hamfisted the brakes. That is how I figured out what 1 finger braking is all about. Shifting feels sooo smooth as though I did not shift as the gears just slots in effortlessly. Awesome bike!!

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Old 06-27-2019, 04:12 PM   #3
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I hope your are Triumphant at the DMV
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Old 06-27-2019, 05:06 PM   #4
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brakes are very impressive, not used to them yet. Wife walked into the garage looked at the bike and said whats that! She thought the bike was a selfish purchase that only I could enjoy, until I reminded here about how much jewelry she has that only she enjoys. She shut up after that.
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Old 06-27-2019, 05:15 PM   #5
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Well you certainly made the popular choice for upgrading the SV. I bet you will really love that bike. I would love if the SV had amazing brakes! I just keep replacing my pads and fluid when I feel the bite fade away
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Old 06-28-2019, 02:40 AM   #6
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brakes are very impressive, not used to them yet. Wife walked into the garage looked at the bike and said whats that! She thought the bike was a selfish purchase that only I could enjoy, until I reminded here about how much jewelry she has that only she enjoys. She shut up after that.
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Old 06-28-2019, 09:32 AM   #7
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keeping the SV after all I just got new tires, a lith. ion battery to replace the dead one. New tires were mounted on black wheels with galfer wave rotors, that I nabbed from a couple of members here a couple of years ago before the sh*t hit the fan. Two different bikes entirely, but I think the SV would beat it if tight and twisty due to the power at low end. SV is a more relaxed ride around town.
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Old 06-30-2019, 10:25 AM   #8
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Old 06-30-2019, 10:26 PM   #9
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You think you can ride a Street Triple at your age??


Asking as I keep thinking an upgrade isn't worth it at my age. I've been riding for 43 years but started late..
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Old 07-01-2019, 10:48 AM   #10
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just as light as my sv, with handling that is extremely similar to the sv, I am not getting any younger. Can I ride it to 90% of its capabilities IDK yet, but I am only 60 years old.
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