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Cool! Nice to go old school Japanese. Also cool that Uhaul rents trailers for bikes, handy to know.

I can see how the crosstown got killed by the Jeep division though it's a pretty cool prototype. I certainly would have taken a look, like how the windshield folded under the front hood and I can see the sort of family resemblance but I highly doubt that vehicle would have poached any Wrangler sales as those buyers are pretty much set already on what they want.
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Awesome line up I have always wanted a ruckus. Because I love having what no else does I started off with a piaggio mp3. 2 wheels upfront 1 in the rear kind of scooter styled. I moved on to a bmw 1200rt I acquired from chp followed by my fully custom 1987 bmw k75 cafe racer. Most recently I have been enjoying my new can am spyder f3s. It also has 2 wheels upfront and 1 big wide one in the rear. I have to say that I hop on that more than anything and my smart has started to become a garage queen. Riding motorcycles is definitely a fun alternative to my smart in California and gives me the rush I need at 21 years old lol
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Well, I did it again! I sold the Buell Blast and now I bought myself a Goldwing! I got it for the price I sold my Buell Blast for.







And here's a pic of the GS850G out in the light:



And me on it after I got the engine running again (it had sucked up some water through the reserve. Don't worry, I only rode it in slow laps around my condo complex. I don't do street riding without a helmet.



That brings my count to three. I have these two vintage bikes and that white scooter from the OP.
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A Goldwing!? Are you planning to do some touring?

You do realize that two of your bikes have more horsepower than the 451 smart?

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P.S. I like the Suzuki... I prefer the styling of that era to today's crotch rockets and customs... and a lot more comfortable to ride.
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For as much as I loved the agility of a modern sportbike, the looks leave much to be desired and the ergonomics...ha...just kidding, there are no ergonomics on a modern sportbike! Any more than an hour of riding and I get so sore.

Meanwhile, the Suzuki is basically like piloting a sofa that can easily break 100 mph in style. What sold me in the Winger was the fact that this resto-modded one has a similar style to the Suzuki, is more powerful, and is even more comfortable. I can scratch my speed itch and gobble up as many miles as fast as I want with a smile on my face. It also doesn't hurt that the paint is so beautifully new.
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Next, you should buy a motorcycle trailer as often as you rent from U-Haul.
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Did you say you are thinking of riding in winter, in Wisconsin/Northern IL? I'd recommend against that. 2 wheels and slippy roads don't mix!

And even when the road is dry and clear, dealing with the cold is a bear - and patches of spilled road salt on curves can be treacherous too.

I know as I've been (electric!) motor scooter commuter for years. But save for those occasional nice days, I keep it in the garage from December through March.
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Well, I did it again! I sold the Buell Blast and now I bought myself a Goldwing! I got it for the price I sold my Buell Blast for.







And here's a pic of the GS850G out in the light:



And me on it after I got the engine running again (it had sucked up some water through the reserve. Don't worry, I only rode it in slow laps around my condo complex. I don't do street riding without a helmet.



That brings my count to three. I have these two vintage bikes and that white scooter from the OP.
The Goldwing is a sweet stratolounge long hall impossible to destroy two wheeled wonder. They have tons of potential to do a cafe style look (IMOP) . Enjoy putting some miles on that one .
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The Goldwing is a sweet stratolounge long hall impossible to destroy two wheeled wonder. They have tons of potential to do a cafe style look (IMOP) . Enjoy putting some miles on that one .

You got me looking on my local CraigsList at Goldwings... just out of curiosity, mind you. I was shocked to see how many were listed... with a number of them going from $800 up to $2500.

Tempting, but I don't need another bike at this point and my touring days were almost 40-years ago. Too many crazies on the roads these days... I'll piddle about on the trails where things are a lot safer.

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Did you say you are thinking of riding in winter, in Wisconsin/Northern IL? I'd recommend against that. 2 wheels and slippy roads don't mix!

And even when the road is dry and clear, dealing with the cold is a bear - and patches of spilled road salt on curves can be treacherous too.

I know as I've been (electric!) motor scooter commuter for years. But save for those occasional nice days, I keep it in the garage from December through March.
I plan to! The winter bike is going to be the Chinese 150cc Ruckus clone. Keeping it low powered and a vehicle I won't mind getting salted up. Of course, if it ends up being too cold and messy, I'll just retire the whole lot.
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