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post #41 of 84 (permalink) Old 12-18-2012, 10:35 AM
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I am going to say another custom, love the one I have but I want something a little longer with a bigger motor,

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c90t BOSS

'08 Suzuki C50 -------- June '08 to Oct. '12 (RIP)
'11 Yamaha Stryker --- Oct. '12 to ____
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When I get a bike or even a car that works for me, I drive/ride them until they die, so I imagine (am hoping anyway) that I have this C50 for many years.

While I do always spend a ton of time on the highways, the main roads I am looking to ride are the "bike" roads, mountain roads etc....and that is the reason I kept the C50 over a Nomad that I came within a day of buying.
Sure the Nomad would do the highway a tad better, but the C50 actually does everything I want it to do there. I can be cruising 75 and still pass cars with ease if need be. I do think the bike is most comfortable for long stretches doing between 68-73, BUT, I am getting 43-45 mpg when I am doing 70+ and between 48-50 mpg when I hit the "bike" roads.
What sold me on keeping the C50 tho is while I have not driven a ton of mid-cruisers, i don;t see how you could have more fun on a cruiser on "bike" roads than what the C50 gives you. That is where it shines and is why I will keep this bike until it dies.
Others may be able to cruise the highways at 80 with more ease, but veer off to the mountain roads and I will have a whole lot more fun throwing the C50 around.......

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My next bike will be a second bike... I've always wanted a Harley so I'll probably get a Fat Boy or one of the other softails to cruise around town with.

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I suggest a a Kawasaki GTR1400ABS Concours

I've got 43,000 miles on mine since May 1, 2010 with drop pegs for my wife's 2UP comfort.

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The Connie is on my list as well, along with a Honda 1300. Depends which one I find fits me the best.
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Got my next. 2006 Gold Wing. Still won't give up C50.
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Already got it, sold my Volusia 2 years ago after 8 years of enjoyment. I replaced it with a 650 Vstrom.
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Another C50. Last year, a driver failed to see me and pulled out of a parking lot right in front of me, which ended my first C50, which had 80,000 miles on it. Within a week, I found another one locally that only had 6000 miles on it - same year as my wrecked bike. These bikes are thrifty & fun, and I can do anything I need to do to 'em to keep 'em on the road. I commute 100 miles a day on mine.
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Without checking to see if I am contradicting myself, I think my next bike is a Vstar 950 Tourer.......but I don't think I'll ever get a next bike.
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Vulcan Nomad FI and eventually a HD Street Glide if I'm lucky. There's a 2011 HD here locally for $15k, but I can't seem to talk the wife into staying with me if I get it. Guess cause our 2nd child is due in 4 months, women...

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