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If you could have any other bike you wanted what would it be and why? I mean a real bike not a fantasy one or concept one. A bike any Joe Blow with a little pocket money could get.
 

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I'd want an R75/5 again but with the Euro tank like the one below, the toaster tank I had looked good but was limited. It was a simple, comfortable and reliable machine.
 

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When I bought my new 1978 Yamaha IT175 enduro bike, this bike was also brand new and I looked at one at the dealer. It has the 500cc thumper engine from their motorcross bike.

Looking back I wish I had gotten the SR500 instead, because I did not get into street bikes until 5 years ago, and now I realize how much I missed out over the years.

But on the other hand the '78 SR500 had a weird counter balance shaft thing that tended to tear itself apart - So I dodged that bullet. They still make and sell them as the SR400. Would not mind having one at all - they have been in production since '78.

From my perspective a thumper UJM bike is the quintessential motorcycle.
 

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this is the 2017 SR400 - except for electronic ignition & fuel injection, its nearly the same as it was in 1978
 

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Good lawt people!! NGM asked what bike and WHY! WHY!! I'd really like to know the reason why you guys have chosen what you did. And I'm guessing his question didn't mean the average Joe Blow guy 'going into hock and eventually bankruptcy" to buy his/her dream bike. I think he was talking (please correct me if I'm wrong) in terms of your financial situation as it stands now... unless everyone here is a friggin self-made-man and can drop $50K cash on a whim to fill an empty space in his/her garage.

If it's a pipe-dream question of "what bike do you want that was actually in production", then I'll change my answer to a pre-1937 Brough Superior SS100 with a JAP engine becuase it's the shite, T. E. Larence had a few and it 'ups' my street cred by a few babes.
 

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Been thinking about picking up a second bike. A sport tourer maybe . . . BMW R1200RT or Honda ST1100/1300.
 

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Good lawt people!! NGM asked what bike and WHY! WHY!! I'd really like to know the reason why you guys have chosen what you did. And I'm guessing his question didn't mean the average Joe Blow guy 'going into hock and eventually bankruptcy" to buy his/her dream bike. I think he was talking (please correct me if I'm wrong) in terms of your financial situation as it stands now... unless everyone here is a friggin self-made-man and can drop $50K cash on a whim to fill an empty space in his/her garage.

If it's a pipe-dream question of "what bike do you want that was actually in production", then I'll change my answer to a pre-1937 Brough Superior SS100 with a JAP engine becuase it's the shite, T. E. Larence had a few and it 'ups' my street cred by a few babes.
I'd choose the Road King because you get the frame, suspension, and handling of a touring bike that can easily be stripped down to a basic cruiser. The best of both worlds without the need to compromise.
 

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I'd blow up the forum if I included the whole list...

Truth is I already own (much to my wife's dismay) most of the bikes I really want.

But on a "sky's the limit" basis... The answer isn't quite "all of them" but close.

To be fair, I'd particularly like one of the early sand-cast CB750's yet. But they've become quite dear.
 

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in no particular order:

FZ10 - for the few times a year I can go up and run around in the canyons with friends.
GS1200 - to do the pioneer trail from Mojave to Vegas and eventually many other long epic dirt road trips.
YZF 450 - for trail and desert riding
An older Cafe Style racer for tooling around town on the weekends.
 

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Maybe a CVO Limited or the Roadmaster Elite.

No way I could justify the extra money for the CVO out of my current pocket but with some unexpected windfall of crazy money I might just do it.
 

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...No way I could justify the extra money for the CVO out of my current pocket but with some unexpected windfall of crazy money I might just do it.
interesting insight into the odd way humans look at money.

We have our regular money that we spend based on our perceived value of things

but when we get 'other money' we spend it differently, as if its not really our money - its free money, so it doenst matter how you spend it.

Another good example is people that goto casinos. A person that would never spend more than $20 a week at a casino wins $200, and then sits there and plays with the $200 (and usually loses it all).

Because somehow its not really regular money, its 'other money'.
 

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interesting insight into the odd way humans look at money.

We have our regular money that we spend based on our perceived value of things

but when we get 'other money' we spend it differently, as if its not really our money - its free money, so it doenst matter how you spend it.

Another good example is people that goto casinos. A person that would never spend more than $20 a week at a casino wins $200, and then sits there and plays with the $200 (and usually loses it all).

Because somehow its not really regular money, its 'other money'.
Easy come easy go :smile:
 

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interesting insight into the odd way humans look at money.

We have our regular money that we spend based on our perceived value of things

but when we get 'other money' we spend it differently, as if its not really our money - its free money, so it doenst matter how you spend it.

Another good example is people that goto casinos. A person that would never spend more than $20 a week at a casino wins $200, and then sits there and plays with the $200 (and usually loses it all).

Because somehow its not really regular money, its 'other money'.

Playing with house money!
 

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thats the mindset but its not really.

casinos do give out 'freeplay' sometimes - $20 or $50 that you cannot cash in, you can only play it on the machines. Any money you win is yours to keep.

But when you win money, its not their money (it was never their money, it was some others players money....) but yeah, thats the mindset... its not like regular money that you walked in with.

some people even put the 'other money' in a separate part of their wallet, so they can spend their birthday money, or tax return money, or casino free money... as if only those physical bills are the other money - if you deposited it into your checking account it would dissolve in with the rest of your normal money.
 
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