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Offline wymple

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Jeez, I hate being poor
« on: August 23, 2015, 01:08:18 AM »
http://desmoines.craigslist.org/mcy/5151785349.html

My kids keep sending me stuff like this to look at, tho usually it's a Guzzi I'm slobbering over. This would a badarse ride with back seat and tail trunk removed.
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Offline Sasquatch Jim

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Re: Jeez, I hate being poor
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2015, 01:38:40 AM »
  That's one of those Hondapotomusses.  I have the money but not the slightest interest in one of those.
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Offline wymple

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Re: Jeez, I hate being poor
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2015, 01:44:49 AM »
They are big. But seems like everyone has something of a hippo over 800 lbs to offer. My son has an 850 lb Yamaha in his stable, my nephew has an 825 lb Indian. I guess big is relative.
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Offline Lannis

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Re: Jeez, I hate being poor
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2015, 06:53:44 AM »
  That's one of those Hondapotomusses.  I have the money but not the slightest interest in one of those.

Hondapotomus; I like that.    I think I'd spend the money on something lighter .....

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Re: Jeez, I hate being poor
« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2015, 07:14:31 AM »
Ah, asking price $9000?  On the high side IMO
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Re: Jeez, I hate being poor
« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2015, 10:48:04 AM »
13,000 miles in 16 years??   must not be a great bike to ride....even in Iowa...that bike was made to cruise the flat interstates of the Midwest.  Looks like it weighs 900 lbs.
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Offline motoguzziman

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Re: Jeez, I hate being poor
« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2015, 11:12:55 AM »
Hmmm  :violent1: :thewife: :copcar:
 As the world's most interesting Guy says  ; Stay Poor, My Friend !

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Re: Jeez, I hate being poor
« Reply #7 on: August 23, 2015, 01:39:11 PM »
If you have it, don't flaunt it.

 :cool:

...unless it is a tax deductible expense.

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Re: Jeez, I hate being poor
« Reply #8 on: August 23, 2015, 02:05:10 PM »
  That's one of those Hondapotomusses.  I have the money but not the slightest interest in one of those.



Where I come from they're Hondabagos.  :wink:  Look, there's a herd of Hondabagos......... :grin:
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Offline wymple

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Re: Jeez, I hate being poor
« Reply #9 on: August 23, 2015, 03:15:00 PM »
It's 150 lbs lighter than some of them, spec sheet says 662, and a low CG. As easy as my GS850 I bet.
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Re: Jeez, I hate being poor
« Reply #10 on: August 23, 2015, 04:25:41 PM »
Engine is great, nice CG, wonderful bikes unless you're tall.  At 5-10 I'd find myself wadded up after a day, I know.  I keep sitting on them and realizing the cockpit is great for someone 5-6!!!!   I think my 1400 is a little like that, but for someone 5-7 with a long body or something like that.  Actually, just lifting the bars 2" made it perfect.  Much more roomy than the Valk! 

They'll handle well enough - have seen them crank through the Dragon at rather nice speed.  Then again, a Rocket III all the way over will do quite well.  Just takes the fellow who can lean a monster all the way over in control to do it!!

If a Valk fit I would probably have one.

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Re: Jeez, I hate being poor
« Reply #11 on: August 23, 2015, 04:52:02 PM »
I like it better than the current version. It actually looks good. I could waste some time on the Interstate with that.
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Re: Jeez, I hate being poor
« Reply #12 on: August 23, 2015, 06:38:41 PM »
I like it but the price seems to be overly reflecting "... a kind paint job that was $3000 dollars to have done" and a $900 seat. $900?!? Magic beads pinched from a falafel stained cab cost a lot less.

As far as the weight and day-to-day ownership, I never really noticed on mine unless I had to push/pull it on gravel. Like a big bottomed gal with an otherwise average build, the weight is carried low, she's light on her feet, a pleasure to dance with and long term comfortable.

The problem - particularly with the "Interstate" - is that they represent a hell of a paradox for me... They have the comfort, reliability is legendary and power is not ever a consideration, but that fuel tank! Those bikes getting a hundred and a bunch miles outa a fill up? Ridiculous.

After I got rid of mine I heard about an under-slung aftermarket auxiliary tank. haven't ever seen one but it would have gone a long way (NPI) in getting me to keep mine.


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