xt1200 can,t be that good LOL

ballisticexchris

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Dude i can flat foot the S10, the 660 was tip toes just !
I figured that's what you were talking about. I'm used to riding tall dirt bikes with 38" seat height. For commuting in the conditions you describe that would be tough. Not to mention those criminals on scooters that knock over motorcyclists in London and steal their bikes. Trying to keep upright at slow speeds with some punk trying to shove you off the bike would be a challenge with a tall seat.
 

fac191

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I figured that's what you were talking about. I'm used to riding tall dirt bikes with 38" seat height. For commuting in the conditions you describe that would be tough. Not to mention those criminals on scooters that knock over motorcyclists in London and steal their bikes. Trying to keep upright at slow speeds with some punk trying to shove you off the bike would be a challenge with a tall seat.
I lowered it and it was still quite high ! . Im not Robbie Maddison ! .
 

fac191

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Wish I could see where you're coming from. With my legs a tall bike is essential. First world problems and all that...
My friend is 6ft 3 long legs same thing. A Giraffe could comfortably ride that 660, and probably better than me lol.
 

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. . . . Not to mention those criminals on scooters that knock over motorcyclists in London and steal their bikes. Trying to keep upright at slow speeds with some punk trying to shove you off the bike would be a challenge with a tall seat.
I'm also pretty good at stepping off the bike once she reaches that certain angle. MFer would never get away with the bike. Where are they doing this? Might be time for a vacay.
 

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My ST is heavy, sure. And I've thought a lot about replacing it with something lighter. Then I ride it and think again. I don't like the weight when I have to wheel it around the garage, and as for trying to pick it up.....I'd rather not go there.
My situation is specific as I have a bad knee that got much worse 6 weeks ago (slipped on the snow/ice and trashed it). This has been a problem that's been building as my knee has been getting progressively weaker every year (I'm 65). Now I'm setting up a knee replacement which should improve my leg strength. That being the case, I find myself a little more confident in handling the beast in the future. I know I've been compensating for a bad leg and using the bike weight as a large excuse, but as weak as this knee is now, any bike over 450 lbs would be challenging. So I'm approaching the knee replacement optimistically, and thinking with a stronger set of legs this weight thing will be less of an issue.
That's my story and I'm sticking to it (for now).
 

fac191

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My ST is heavy, sure. And I've thought a lot about replacing it with something lighter. Then I ride it and think again. I don't like the weight when I have to wheel it around the garage, and as for trying to pick it up.....I'd rather not go there.
My situation is specific as I have a bad knee that got much worse 6 weeks ago (slipped on the snow/ice and trashed it). This has been a problem that's been building as my knee has been getting progressively weaker every year (I'm 65). Now I'm setting up a knee replacement which should improve my leg strength. That being the case, I find myself a little more confident in handling the beast in the future. I know I've been compensating for a bad leg and using the bike weight as a large excuse, but as weak as this knee is now, any bike over 450 lbs would be challenging. So I'm approaching the knee replacement optimistically, and thinking with a stronger set of legs this weight thing will be less of an issue.
That's my story and I'm sticking to it (for now).
I know it's not for everyone but I got a decent topbox and always have it on when moving the bike around and it's allot easier.
 

Highwayman

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Too heavy for commuting!? Haha, right.....

The S10 hides its weight VERY WELL moving on its own and a weird reason to sell it. Now if he said off road, Id get it. Id guess the dude just buys bikes emotionally and it sits till something else cool pops up on the radar. I hardly consider 90 miles is enough miles to know a bike. The Tenere is a awesome commuter from this loooooong time daily rider's opinion. Sucks up the awful So Cal freeways, up high view, good coverage, comfortable, peppy, good brakes and handling....... He will be in for a shock if he actually believes the dirt oriented T7 is a better commuter choice.
 

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Isn't that sale price a pretty huge loss on a 90 mile bike?
 
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