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Thu May 19, 2011, 03:37 PM

If money were no object, what would your dream ride be?

Me-- I don't dream too big but I'd love a smaller Harley with all the trimmings.

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Reply If money were no object, what would your dream ride be? (Original post)
Gidney N Cloyd May 2011 OP
PeaceNikki May 2011 #1
lumberjack_jeff May 2011 #2
Fumesucker Dec 2011 #3
rvt1000rr Dec 2011 #4
JohnnyRingo Dec 2011 #5
rfranklin Dec 2011 #6
JohnnyRingo Dec 2011 #7
JustABozoOnThisBus Dec 2011 #8
tellicoee Jun 2012 #9
Ganja Ninja Jul 2012 #10
frylock Aug 2012 #11
JustABozoOnThisBus Aug 2012 #12
frylock Aug 2012 #13
sir pball Aug 2012 #14
MineralMan Oct 2012 #15
frylock Oct 2012 #16
charin Oct 2012 #17
jambo101 Nov 2012 #18
gonzo_del_oeste Dec 2012 #19

Response to Gidney N Cloyd (Original post)

Thu May 19, 2011, 03:54 PM

1. A unicorn.

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Response to Gidney N Cloyd (Original post)

Thu May 19, 2011, 05:56 PM

2. Bimota DB-5R

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Response to Gidney N Cloyd (Original post)

Tue Dec 6, 2011, 09:30 PM

3. I'm starting to lean toward a Motus..

Designed and built in Michigan and Alabama it's like a Ducati frame with half an aluminum small block Chevy in it. The engine has been designed by the same outfit responsible for the LeMans winning Corvettes. The engine and transmission only weigh 200 lb..

http://motusmotorcycles.com/









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Response to Gidney N Cloyd (Original post)

Sun Dec 11, 2011, 08:48 AM

4. If money were no object it would have to be

The new KTM RC8R. I presently own a 2004 RC51 SP2, and have a fondness for the torque of a twin on Missouri's twisty roads

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Response to Gidney N Cloyd (Original post)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 06:13 AM

5. Honda Dream 305.

I've had Harleys as did my dad before me and I loved them, but now I see a certain bad to the bone geek factor in the old Hondas from the '60s.

Back then the slogan was "you meet the nicest kind of people on a Honda", and that is more true now than ever. Imagine the crowd that will gather in a gaggle of factory fresh Harleys, all looking vaguely similar, when you pull up on a truly unique symbol of the past:




A Dream rider can wheel up and look over at the HD next to him and say "Nice Harley, what year is it?" Hahaha



Both my sons had HDs too when they started out riding years ago. Because of the conformity and proliference of weekend warriors, the oldest now has a Buel and my youngest rides a Ducati.

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Response to JohnnyRingo (Reply #5)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 10:03 AM

6. I rode one of those back in the 60s...in those days the average citizen couldn't distinguish between

 

a Honda and a Hells Angel ride. Now I ride a BMW R1200R and on the backroads of NJ drivers pull to the side and wave me past. I don't know if they feel intimidated or just assume I want to go much faster than them.

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Response to rfranklin (Reply #6)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 03:18 PM

7. That reminds me of when I had my Sportster back in the '70s

Often when I'd stop at a light dressed in leather with my ponytail splayed across by back, I'd see the driver next to me reach back and lock their door. As if I'd put the kickstand down, go over and swing their door open, and drag them out in traffic (for whatever reason) before the light changed.

It would probably still happen to many bikers, but they have automatic locks these days. The 305 Dream would likely just garner a smile and a thumbs up, especially at my age now. I think a lot of "truly fine citizens" still get nervous when they see that MC headlight in their rear view though.

I haven't ridden in decades and I now focus on my first love in high school, a Triumph TR6. I had a TR3 when I graduated, and I've been through a couple Spitfires in the past 20 years, but to say the last, no one is intimidated. Indeed, I get quite the opposite so I guess maybe you can be glad when drivers yield to you.


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Response to Gidney N Cloyd (Original post)

Tue Dec 13, 2011, 10:18 AM

8. One of my current rides, but with new paint & luggage

Paint and luggage can be expensive.



73 BMW R75/5

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Response to Gidney N Cloyd (Original post)

Sat Jun 16, 2012, 01:00 PM

9. BMW F650GS Dakar 2005-2007 model years w/ side cases!

Mine would be a BMW Dakar dual sport bike. They get around 70 mpg and are made really good. The are also really good looking, and can perform on almost any surface. You can usually find one in pretty decent condition for around $4,000-$5,500.

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Response to Gidney N Cloyd (Original post)

Mon Jul 2, 2012, 10:08 AM

10. If Money's no object then I probably would want several not just one.

I'd like to have a new CanAm 3 wheeler, http://en-us.spyder.brp.com/home.aspx

A MotoGuzzi V7, http://www.motoguzzi-us.com/motorcycles/v7-classic.html

a Genuine Stella 4 stroke scooter http://www.genuinescooters.com/stella4.html

and a SYM Symba 100 which is an up dated version of a Honda Cub built in Taiwan http://alliancepowersports.com/models/Symba.html

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Response to Gidney N Cloyd (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2012, 01:11 PM

11. late model BMW F800GS..

hoping to pull the trigger on a 2009-10 sometime early next year.

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Response to frylock (Reply #11)

Fri Aug 24, 2012, 07:49 AM

12. A Beemer with a drive chain is just wrong

but, I took a F700GS for a test drive, and it was great. As far as "GS" goes, my test drive was all "S", no "G".

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Response to JustABozoOnThisBus (Reply #12)

Fri Aug 24, 2012, 11:16 AM

13. i've since been rethinking this and am leaning more toward the triumph tiger 800 xc..

it's kind of a toss up at this stage, and may depend entirely on what kind of deal i might find.

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Response to Gidney N Cloyd (Original post)

Thu Aug 30, 2012, 11:19 AM

14. RSD Desmosedici RR flat-tracker.

200hp V4 dirt-looper...words fail me.

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Response to Gidney N Cloyd (Original post)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 04:39 PM

15. A mid-60s Velocette Venom.



That is all.

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Response to Gidney N Cloyd (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 04:15 PM

16. since i've just purchased my dream bike (triumph tiger 800 xc)..

i'd like to submit my NEW dream bike as either a Triumph Street Triple-R or a Harley Sportster Forty-Eight.

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Response to Gidney N Cloyd (Original post)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 07:45 PM

17. One of the V-12 Packards

I saw at the Museum Sunday.

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Response to Gidney N Cloyd (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 04:17 AM

18. Moto Guzzi Daytona would be on the shortlist.

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Response to Gidney N Cloyd (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 11:48 AM

19. 3rd

dual 21 inch diesel dual sport 100 pounds 100 horsepower

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