What bike(s) are you actually riding?

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  1. bigal

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    Hi Ken

    The Forza is a great bike especially if you carry some extra weight as I do. The tyres are pretty wide as well, they are quite durable (I have done over 10,000 on this set) and I am certain I would lose my nerve before they would lose it on a corner. Service is pretty cheap as well.
    Other nice features are loads of under seat storage, a power socket in the lockable front box, a good instrument layout with real needles not a grey lcd that you cant see in the sun. I am getting 27 to 30 km/litre.
    It is big for a scooter though, long, fairly wide and heavier than most town scooters so parking is not quite as easy. I have has a PCX as well and if you are primarily going to use it around town then this is the king of the Honda range I feel a brilliant bike and I would opt for that.
    A couple of other Forza points, I am about to get rear wheel bearings and seals sorted at 10,000 km which I think is poor and also if you ride without your hands on the bar the front bar / wheel starts to waggle. No idea why but it isn't just my bike or just me, more than 1 of us on more than 1 forza have found this.
    I moved to the Forza from the pcx because I am 120 kg + and I wanted to be able to do some longer rides. The furthest in a day so far, Pattaya to Chiang Mai, the highest I have been, the summit of Doi Inthanon (which I also did on a PCX150).
    Hope this helps.

    Al
     
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    Hi everyone. I like "classic" bikes, and ride a Honda Steed 400 cc., a Honda Phantom, a Honda 70 and a Honda Chaly :)
    Ok, I like Honda :)
     
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    When in Australia I ride a YZ250…I love the smell of two strokes in the morning.

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    Everywhere else it’s my KLX250.

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    The magnificent Kawasaki KLX250, impresses people from all walks of life.

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    06 F650GS with 26k. Jesse bags inbound from the USA.

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    My girls getting a soapy (ok i probably shouldnt have written that..but nvm ^^)

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    My bikes arent as impressive as some of the bikes on here, but happy with them.

    The Yamaha Fino ive had about 5 years. Bought it new. It came off better in an accident 3 years ago than i did. I ended up with lacerations on my face, a broken nose and hand, and a split tongue (and a whole lot of complications from botched up hospital stuff)..but the decorative roll bars saved the Fino. THe handlebars bend minutely, so didnt get them replaced and im used to it now. Replaced the roll bars and some of the plastics, and looks great. I can turn up in a nice place on this bike and dont feel embarrassed.

    The Dtracker 250 i bought 2nd hand. THe modifications were already done to it. ECU, lowered, comfy padded seat...and a lighter socket (which I actually use a lot more than i thought i would). Changed the stock tires for Pirelli Night Dragons. Noticed the difference right away and think they are a great value tire for the dtracker. Im happy with this bike for now, because its a good size and weight for me..and economical to run or replace parts if required etc.
     
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    1984 MTX 200 for me..... Light as a feather, roll on wheelies in the first three gears, and
    a real blast to drive. I always noticed that in the movies, the bad guys always ride two
    stroke bikes. So it is perfect for me. And when the pavement ends, it is a fairly
    serious dirt bike. Pretty smooth on the pavement, as the engine has a counter balancer..

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    #183 Goran Phuket, Mar 27, 2015
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    14 years in Thailand, owned about 6-7 bikes during that time.
    It was mostly sport bikes until 2012 when I switched to Sport Touring and eventually into adventure touring in 2014.

    Previously Suzuki Hayabusa (2 units), BMW K1200S, Kawa ZX10R, Kawa ZX14 and currently riding 2 Beemers: K1600GTL and R1200GS Adv.

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  9. Lee

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    Started off with this when I first got to Thailand...rode it daily for about 4 years...still have it...but it needs to be rebuilt...saving it for a project when I get around to it...

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    Bought this brand new 2 years ago...sold it last week...

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    Bought this last week...I test rode the GSXR1100 back in 1985 and was blown away...but it didn't make sense spending that kind of money on a toy in Canada when I could rarely get out of 2nd gear(cops) and could only ride it for half the year(winter).
    it's been a bike that has remained in the back of my mind as a "someday" bike...well it's been a long wait, but someday came last week as I spied this K2 1000 with a fully legal green book...OH MY GOODNESS it's been worth the wait...this bike is everything I thought it would be and then some...It's been a long time since I rode a bike that intimidated me and commanded my respect. I'm going to have to up my game in order to exploit a fraction of it's capabilities...yesterday, as I've been exploring those capabilities, I scared the shit out of myself as I twisted the throttle in first gear before I had a chance to brace for it...it pulled so violently that I almost lost my grip on the clipons...the force pulled so hard that I couldn't muster the strength to reach the clutch lever or back off the throttle...I'm in love!!...but it's time to get back into the gym...

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    Congrats Lee you got there in the end lovely bike
    i have a zx6r which is plenty fast for me so I have no idea of the power of that beast
    safe riding
     
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    Thanks JB...I'm so freekin happy, I'm beside myself...this bike really is a dream come true...it's like being a newb and riding my first bike all over again...I can't find the adjectives to properly describe the feeling when you twist the throttle...

    you still want them Versys tires?
     
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    #187 kwon soo choi, Apr 12, 2015
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    5 years in Thailand, owned about 3 bikes during that time.
    It was BMW 1200R, Kawasaki Vulcan 900, BMW R1200RT.

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    In Thailand I still have my Harley Night Train sitting in my father in law's front room waiting for me to finish work here in Singapore and move back.

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    In Singapore, I have a Harley Ultra for touring with the mrs

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    and Aprilia Tuono with RSV4 tail piece for playing hooligan on

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    I got my second bike in Vietnam, CBR1000rr drove it about two weeks before starting to modify it, off came fairings and made new top triple to bolt handlebars. headlight was given me by a friend.

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    The next 100,000 kms baby to ride

    Suzuki VStrom 650

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    It will remain in Europe, near the Alpes. Am planning a big tour next Spring...
     
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    It's not a new one but good to start with.

    Was a 2012 model with only 12000 km on the ondo as i bought recently.

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    Had to fix some wire issues. Because the previous owner installed a alarm system. The guy who did it connects a wrong wire to this system.
    He took the permanent power source from speedometer. As the result the trip counter and the clock reset always after switching the machine off. Thai made. ;)

    Than i want a bar over my speedometer to fix my gps unit. No where to find here. Only for the new model.
    So i was thinking to buy this and make it fit by myself.
    Luckily i went to JP Rider : Inspired by LnwShop.com. The guy offer me to make one for me.
    So after some days i came back to him to pick it up. He install it for me and ask to take some pictures. Want take pictures also with new TraX 45l silver he had to sell.
    No problem at all.
    Than i want to pay. He told me free of charge because i let him take pictures. Amazing Thailand. :cool:

    What i dont really like is this, should i call it really a brake?, rear brake.
     
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    #194 bansheebeat, Jun 23, 2016
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    current ride

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    In Thailand there is no such restriction. If you got a licence for a motorbike you can drive all kind of bikes.
     
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    Or even if you don't have a license...
     
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    Things are changing. Also in Thailand.
    Bribe is not everywhere accepted anymore.

    And especially in a case of an accident you are in big trouble.
     
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    Unfortunately, my bike's Singapore registered... But i'm enjoying my ride in Thailand now though... :)
     
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    Was intent on buying the new versys 650 but the combination of the spoked 19 inch front plus the fact the suzuki v strom 650 is physically slightly bigger suited my frame and the roads in our neck of the woods. Great bike and sips the juice. Givi airflow 2 screen from jacketboy immediately cured the buffetting, other minor mods in the pipeline.
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