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Old 08-10-2022, 03:43 PM   #1
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Do any of y’all have a smaller motorcycle that you use to run errands on? Say to the store and back etc etc? If you do what’s the make and size of it? Back in the day I owned a Honda 650 then sold it and bought a CB900.
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Old 08-10-2022, 05:14 PM   #2
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KIA Spectra 4 door. Lot safer.


Sold my last one, Harley XLX 1000, in 1993. Bout it new in '83. Put 20K on it the first year. And spun the tire bald.
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Old 08-10-2022, 05:20 PM   #3
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Sold my last one, Harley XLX 1000, in 1993. Bout it new in '83. Put 20K on it the first year. And spun the tire bald.

Close thread. You won’t find a better answer hands down!

Stayed on topic and straight to the point. You can thank him later OP

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Old 08-10-2022, 05:23 PM   #4
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That's what I'm going to do with my "just out of storage" Harley 1200. 45 mpg compared to my 2500 getting 15 mpg in the town, plus a whole lot more fun.

In the late 70s, I went from a Honda 750 K to a Honda 750 F, to a Kawasaki 1000 LTD, the fastest road bike at the time. All got totalled and I met my daughters' mom at a bar the night after I totalled the LTD. I didn't ride for years while they were growing up and got back into riding when my second daughter was 18, in 2006.
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Old 08-10-2022, 05:23 PM   #5
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Honda Metropolitan. I love it.
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Old 08-10-2022, 05:33 PM   #6
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To answer your question, no, I don’t have a smaller motorcycle for running errands. I ride the same bike for all occasions. 09 FLSTC.
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Old 08-10-2022, 05:37 PM   #7
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We only have a Gas Station and Dollar General. Live close enough to DG that our Polaris Ranger works for that.

When we lived more in the metromess I had a metropolitan and loved it. A grown man will get a lot of funny looks riding a pink metro with a case of beer between his feet.
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Old 08-10-2022, 05:51 PM   #8
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Old 08-10-2022, 06:15 PM   #9
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10 yamaha vstar 650 work and store. Iv got a bag for the back seat found out last week I can fit two sleeves of diapers and 6 pack in it everyone wins.
The Honda rebels do pretty good and are hard to break

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Old 08-10-2022, 06:23 PM   #10
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Well, I have a motorcycle, and about the only thing I use it for anymore is to run errands into town. However, it would not be considered a small motorcycle!!!

Honda Goldwing GL1800

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Old 08-10-2022, 06:25 PM   #11
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Close thread. You won’t find a better answer hands down!

Stayed on topic and straight to the point. You can thank him later OP


All 5 of my current bikes are Bio-motored. I am the motor.


He didn't say what kinda biker.


Edit: And more topic related than your post.

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Old 08-10-2022, 06:29 PM   #12
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I bought an 06 FJR back in 08 with the idea for little trips, grocery store and such but the traffic scared the heck out of me and I was having too much fun with vettes. Had an an GS750 back in my 20's and same thing. I just roll that handle and I'm pretty lucky I didn't kill myself.
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Old 08-10-2022, 06:30 PM   #13
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I have bought, cusomized, and sold Harley Fatboys, Yamaha Raider, several Honda Shadows, and Yamaha 1100s.

Yamaha vstar 650 or 1100 is the way to go. Great bikes. Cheap to buy. Cheap to run. Last forever. Light and easy to maneuver.

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Old 08-10-2022, 06:36 PM   #14
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Old 08-10-2022, 07:00 PM   #15
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I have zero faith in other drivers when it comes to my life. All of my bikes are dirt only. If I get hurt it usually my fault.
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Old 08-10-2022, 07:51 PM   #16
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I have been thinking of getting a smaller bike, to run to town on, or to the little general store down the road. I keep wanting to rid my four wheeler to ride to the store down the road, I am sure I will meet up with a Sheriff's deputy as soon as I do.

I have been trying to find a cheaper form of transportation, I thought about a bike to get to and from work. But I don't want to ride a bike down IH 10, with the construction going on and it usually being jammed up with 18 wheelers. The traffic on all of the local freeways has gotten way to high for me, to be riding a bike. So I think I am going to get some older beater for that. I would really like to get another bike, I think that would be a good idea, to run up and down the roads, from our place to town, or anytime I don't have to get on a major freeway, that packed with trucks and traffic.

I will get a beater car first, since that would be more useful.
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Old 08-10-2022, 09:15 PM   #17
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I have a 14 streetglide but our town has pretty crappy roads and lots of unpaved roads to explore in the country...I've been looking for a honda crf300l.

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Old 08-10-2022, 10:56 PM   #18
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All 5 of my current bikes are Bio-motored. I am the motor.


He didn't say what kinda biker.


Edit: And more topic related than your post.



I may get an E-bike. I may be able to ride it to my local Dollar General. I no longer own motorcycles though. Sold my last one about 6 years ago.
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Old 08-10-2022, 11:05 PM   #19
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All my close calls were caused by other people. I lost my nerve and sold my last one. There’s definitely a few of y’all on here!
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Old 08-10-2022, 11:09 PM   #20
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No way I’d get on I10 now with a bike. A few months back I saw a man covered up right past Mason road. Then I saw an elderly couple walking frantically towards the accident scene. So I don’t know if they hit him or if he was their son. Horrible.
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Old 08-11-2022, 05:39 AM   #21
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No help to you sir. Sold my last one over the years ago
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Old 08-11-2022, 06:04 AM   #22
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I learned to ride before driving a car. Sold my last bike about 2 years ago. There are just too many distracted drivers these days on their phones. I still have some good years left and want to be in one piece.

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Old 08-11-2022, 06:36 AM   #23
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I mentioned it to wifey a few years back and she literally chest punched me. Didn’t want me on a bike at all. I was thinking about a 200cc if they make something like that. I also thought about the new Honda 125 Trail bike. I could use it at the property as well.
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Old 08-11-2022, 08:58 AM   #24
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Sold mine awhile back. Hitting a deer on a KLR650 was not a lot of fun.

It’s not too bad in a 3/4 ton suburban though
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Old 08-11-2022, 09:17 AM   #25
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I rode for 20 years until I got in ems. You don't have a chance against a car.
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Old 08-11-2022, 10:16 AM   #26
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Old 08-11-2022, 10:36 AM   #27
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I rode for 20 years until I got in ems. You don't have a chance against a car.
True.
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