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Got 'em ALL out of storage
« on: March 26, 2020, 03:19:46 PM »
Yep.  The Norge, V7, and Jackal all buffed up, tires checked, fluids checked, and 59-60 miles on each.  SPRING, where the heck have you BEEN?!  I've been waiting............ ................... ...........
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Re: Got 'em ALL out of storage
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2020, 05:09:15 PM »
I bet your tank badges arenít as cute as these... :drool:



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Re: Got 'em ALL out of storage
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2020, 10:33:04 PM »
I bet your tank badges arenít as cute as these... :drool:



How do you like the V85 compared to the Norge?  Maybe it isn't a fair question, since these bikes are designed for somewhat different riding environments.  BTW, good looking V85!  I'm asking in part because I've owned a BMW R100GS since 1991, and still put miles on it.  Like your V85, it's an adventure tourer, sub 500 pounds, approx 60hp, and the V85 is probably as close as any bike I could own today that is even close to my old airhead. 

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Re: Got 'em ALL out of storage
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2020, 12:29:51 AM »
The V85 feels like a performance Japanese 4 or 6 compared to an old(er) school V8.
The Norge is worn beautifully in all the right places and Iím sure that my impressions are tainted by a blind affection.
However, if you werenít enamoured as I am with the 1200, youíd probably opt for the Ď85.
The Norge feels like it has velvet pistons with a silky liquidity in itís power output and a gearbox like a Suzuki Bandit....(good that is).
Itís been with me too long to not be seen as a favourite so thatís where it is for me. I have seen long married couples who know that their respective spouses have faults, but choose not to identify them.
Answer...?
The V85 will be a better proposition as long as you havenít ridden (my) Norge...
So....Buy the Ď85.
BTW..
For what I have planned for future tours, the V85 is a much better ďtoolĒ.

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Re: Got 'em ALL out of storage
« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2020, 12:45:07 AM »
At a guess, your Norge is a two valve per cylinder model.  My 1200 Sport, with essentially the same engine. is a silky smooth machine.  It has a feel under acceleration like no other bike I've owned.  My now gone 2012 Griso 8vSE had more power, but the 1151cc engine in my 2008 Sport is a wonderful thing!  Sounds like a real lump at idle .... lots of mechanical noise, but once underway ...... well, you know.
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Re: Got 'em ALL out of storage
« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2020, 06:22:17 AM »
Yep.  The Norge, V7, and Jackal all buffed up, tires checked, fluids checked, and 59-60 miles on each.  SPRING, where the heck have you BEEN?!  I've been waiting............ ................... ...........

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