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  • Last year speeding ticket.. this year new riding style

    No more need for extra torque and speed. Too much to risk with getting any more speeding tickets. A completely new mindset. Just cruising down the highway like everyone else, enjoying the ride. No more blasting down the highway passing everything in sight. Was hankering for 120ci stage 3 type v twin but now happy with the performance of the 1700. No more chasing torque or planning for a faster bike.

    The speeding ticket affected my riding habits. Adapting to a different mindset. Either that or have my license pulled. A bit more of a relaxing type ride, plus no worrying about radar traps anymore. If I want a thrill I will go to a parking lot and practice police style riding. The under 18' turns, cone weaves, figure 8's etc. That is as many thrills I need anymore.

    Was thinking of getting a Valkery but hooked on the noise and vibe of a v twin rattling my bones down the highway, versus the smooth and quiet ride of a Valkery. I really enjoyed chilling out and cruising down the highway doing the legal speed limit. I got away with riding too fast long enough and it finally caught up with me. Getting a lot better gas mileage also. I should send the RCMP a thank you card.

    This is year 6 of owning a Road Star and I appreciate it as much as the day I bought it.

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    My brother has an r6 and the first time we went for a ride together he told me the same thing. He actually enjoys just cruising down the road. We are looking for a roadstar for him now

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    • #3
      My 6th year of Road Star ownership as well. Wish I would have found them a lot sooner. Could have saved a ton of money. Slightly slipping clutch has put an end to my "Throttle Fun". Not like I abused it much, an occasional blast down a high way on ramp is about it. But I plan on fixin' it,can only go so long like this.


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      • Horsehammerr
        Horsehammerr commented
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        EBC clutch , simple and way less $$$'s

      • Father Pobasturd
        Father Pobasturd commented
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        Yep, come September that's what I'm doing.

    • #4
      I really like the loo and style of late 90 early 00 Valkaries....they fetch good money too....most I see are $5k range.

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      • Father Pobasturd
        Father Pobasturd commented
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        Never had a Valkyrie but I got to ride one once. If you're rolling along 10-15 mph and just crack the throttle wide open, it will smoke the rear tire. No slipping of the clutch needed, just open 'er up. Lots 'o fun.

    • #5
      Originally posted by Lug Nut View Post
      I really like the loo and style of late 90 early 00 Valkaries....they fetch good money too....most I see are $5k range.
      Haven't ridden the Valkyries but have ridden a goldwing, the jugs are where my feet want to be. I'd like to like the GW or Valk but don't like the jug placement.

      That reminds me of a joke, What do you call a Moto Guzzi with saggy jugs? BMW...
      2012 Road Star Silverado S

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      • Brad_G
        Brad_G commented
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        "That reminds me of a joke, What do you call a Moto Guzzi with saggy jugs? BMW... "

        That's good!

    • #6
      I mostly just cruise at the speed limit. I passed a guy a couple of years ago on a Harley and as I was slowing down I noticed the cop coming toward me. Luckily he just gave me a warning.

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