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post #51 of 84 (permalink) Old 01-02-2013, 08:02 PM
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I often think to the next bike and what it will be, then I get on the C50 and think, this will do just fine.

In saying that...

Without the Gman kit and aftermarket pipes the bike is sluggish to say the least, I can't think why there is only a single disk and drum rear on a 2011 model bike.

Maybe the C90T will address those issues.

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Originally Posted by k9bite View Post
Triumph Explorer.
Nice, can't wait to try all the shaft driven Adv bikes in the next few years. The Explorer XC is on top of my list with the new GS.

Originally Posted by canuckrider View Post
Suzuki V-Strom 650 ABS

Not to replace the Nomad but in addition to it. Too many times I have come to the end of the pavement and wished that I could explore further. However I'm not adventurous enough to venture down a gravel road on an 800+ lb. cruiser.
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For me I've been watching and pricing a few. Being taller 6'5" @ 320 lbs a bike that is comfortable for heavy, two-up touring is where I'm looking.

The C109 seems to fit the best of all the ones I've sat or tried to date. but I'd have to do some heavy mods to bring it up to where I want it. (but right now this is the front runner)

The Rocket III has been of serious interest but it does not seem to have the reliability life expectancy of some of the others. Again,,, some mods would be needed.

A new or slightly use GL1800 would be a great machine but here size again is an issue. Heavy mods req'd.

K1600GTL would be a great machine but a bit out of my price range i think..

anyone have some experience with any of these or can offer some direction I'd be very appreciative.

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I've got my 2008 C50T for sale, and hoping to purchase a Suzuki V-Strom or a Yamaha Super Tenere this coming spring....if Mom says it's ok !!
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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.......
RIGHT-ON !!! I've been trying to sell my C50T, but I know I'll miss it when its gone!!
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Ah yes, I know what you mean.
Krusty & I were drooling over a Triumph Explorer, but it's a bit too tall for me. I'll probably have to settle for a 700 or 800 GS (maybe by coming spring).
Not going to steal anyone's thunder here but just thinking that I may have to go with the V-Strom just so that I can go ridin' with you two.

Mentioned to my wife after getting home from the bike show that a second bike would be a great idea. You can imagine what kind of a response that brought!

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I'm going to have my Vol for a little while but I think my next bike will be the Kawasaki Vulcan vasquero
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C'mon spring!

I'm officially on Noodle's naughty list for this one.
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