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post #1 of 36 (permalink) Old 02-27-2009, 10:46 AM Thread Starter
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If I had a million dollars...

Well no, I don't have a million dollars. But I will be coming into some money soon in the form of an inheretance. Most of it will be salted away but there will be some left for new toys and I'm thinking about a new bike. This would be a replacement for my current 750, (not that I don't like her, I do but I'm not going to get this chance again and I can only have one bike in the garage). I perfer standards or crusiers to sport bikes (my back is too old for that sport bike riding posture) though I'd consider a sport tourer if the riding posture is more upright.

There is a lot of collective motorcycling experience sitting on this site that I'd like to tap into so I'm looking for your thoughts.

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The straight Suzuki SV650 (single headlight) has a more upright, touring style stance than its sport version brother SV650S (twin headlights). Lots of zip, light, proven engine, maneuverable, gets around 60-65 mpg, haven't read a bad review, including several by older, confirmed cruiser riders. Later models offer ABS option.

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what cc or ci range are you looking for?? and how much are you willing to spend? those 2 things will help us in trying to make an educated guess...
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ohh and if you had a million dollars i would be exprecting a handout!!! hahahah
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ohh and if you had a million dollars i would be exprecting a handout!!! hahahah
All you Obama voters are alike! Sheesh


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what cc or ci range are you looking for?? and how much are you willing to spend? those 2 things will help us in trying to make an educated guess...
I'm not sure I'd want to go smaller than 750, perhaps 1,000 +/- and I'd like to keep it to the $7,500 +/- 1K range.

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If I had a million dollars (or even slightly less) I'd have to buy more than one bike....sorry I can't be more (any) help.
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If I had a million dollars (or even slightly less) I'd have to buy more than one bike....sorry I can't be more (any) help.
If I HAD a million dollars we wouldn't be having this discussion. I'd buy what I want and be done with it.

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