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Old 10-03-2008, 04:04 AM   #52 (permalink)
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Location: Bloomington, IN
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Boulevard - '09 Suzuki Boulevard C50

The Leaf - '17 Nissan Leaf SL

Outback - '16 Subaru Outback
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I had a '81 Yamaha Maxim XJ750. It got over 50mpg, was shaft drive. It had 4 carbs (one for each cylinder) and the airbox leaked bad (causing the engine to want to rev without throttle input). When the electrical system went, I gave it to someone who could and would work on it.

It took him 2 years, but he got it running again and traded it for some roof work.

My car gets paid off this winter, so I hope to be two wheeling by next summer.

I was originally looking at a Honda Shadow Spirit, but that was about a year ago. I am now thinking about picking up a used dual sport (like a Kaw KLR650) and then maybe later a more long distance friendly bike. I first need to test ride one. I have already tried Buell's Ulysses (too expensive, brakes work too well, and way to top heavy for how well the brakes work).

When I got my first bike, I took the safety course. When I get my next bike, I will take it again, as both a refresher and it cant hurt.

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