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05/06/23 at 12:22:57
 
My 17 year old diagnosis "old man problem" came to a conclusion last Monday with a short surgery with a laser up the wazoo! Totally painless, but awkward having external plumbing for 3 days.
Was scheduled for last year, but would have happened in middle of motorcycle season, so I put it off until now.
Will probably celebrate by buying another bike! Open to suggestions!
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ps: my urologist is a cool guy, owns both a Maserati and a Lambo !
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Reply #1 - 05/06/23 at 17:47:03
 
Maybe something with 3 wheels , Zipi ?

I apologize , that was mean , but I couldnít help myself. Maybe a Royal Enfield  , maybe best bang for your buck. Singles & Twins. What ya lookin at?
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Reply #2 - 05/06/23 at 18:15:40
 
If you like older bikes there have been a number of BSAís, triumphs, Yamahaís & Kawasakis, singles, twins and a few triples selling for very good prices on eBay.
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Reply #3 - 05/06/23 at 21:16:49
 
Hay Zip

I really like my Royal Enfield Meteor . † It rides like a Suzuki Savage and handles just as well too, it just feels the same. † †It also (like the Savage) is a high torque low HP machine for its size , imagine a 2/3 power savage geared to run 95mph , w/power to run 85mph (flat ground) , and a "Speed-Limiter" that cuts it off at 75mph (world market).
I've never got less than 75mpg and average 83mpg. †The flywheel is noticeably heavy and it feels good ! †I understand 90 per/cent of the torque is available at 1800rpm with only 2 valves to mess with . † A real 20Hp-20ft/pounds Briggs and Stratton with a 5 speed transmission and a low seat. †Wink
It comes with a center stand also like bikes used to do .

Glad you getting better and healing up ! †Smiley


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Reply #4 - 05/06/23 at 22:45:01
 
2 days off the plumbing, almost no change to prior, this will be a slow upgrade.
Ranch: youtube riders are sending signals that the Meteor is slow on the uptake as well as top speed? Why not find a mid-teens S40? Is EFI/tubeless tires worth it ? The Hunter appeals to me more. New bikes come with $1000 shipping cost.
I have always wanted a 500 twin, GS or Ninja are cheap up here. Ideas?
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Reply #5 - 05/07/23 at 09:54:05
 
I really like the Meteor,itís a great looking bike. I would remove the 2up backrest and ride the crap out of it. However I love singles and for some a 350 just isnít enough.

Growing old isnít for pus$ies , you gotta be the toughest youíve ever been !
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Reply #6 - 05/07/23 at 10:09:09
 
I was going to suggest finding a low mileage, late model Savage. Even I keep my eyes open for one. Yeah even Ruttly wants a nice stock S40.
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Reply #7 - 05/07/23 at 12:19:30
 
Dreamin' here: think of an S40 with Bosch EFI, tubeless tires, trip ODO, bigger brakes: Buy!
Saw a vid on Legends Cars: they ship all over the world, and cut an exclusive deal with Yamaha to sell them 1200cc motors. In my dreams, I'd do that with Suzuki for S40 motors and a frame supplier.
Cheers! †Cool
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ps: Forgot: KTM/Husquvarna has already done it !  Angry Angry Angry
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Reply #8 - 05/07/23 at 16:12:46
 
You'll know Exactly how cool he is when you tell him that, since he's getting paid for working on you he needs to let you drive one of them. I don't even know How many expensive cars I've helped pay for..
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Reply #9 - 05/07/23 at 16:57:29
 
Guy I did my apprenticeship with used to race the legend class cars. Those little cars are bullet fast. I guess maybe could have been like along time ago now.  Grin
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Reply #10 - 05/07/23 at 20:08:55
 
I like the 85mpg is one of the short assures. †The speed limit is 55 where I live and TN's default speed limit is 45 unless other-wise marked. † So the ability to easy around at 55 to 70 is more than enough. † †My Savage struggled to get 55mpg and liked to do the same speeds as the Meteor likes to do , they are both geared about the same (92+95mph red-lines) .
the 650 pulls like a V-8 and the 350 pulls like an in line six . †
Not that I didn't enjoy my years with a Savage then latter with the S40 , but the 30mpg difference and the 250 miles cruise range is not a bad thing.
The other is
I'm not a Hooligan anymore and I also have another bike (53mpg-Guzzi) if the Super-Slab is involved in the day plan. † †
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Hay zip , I had a GS500 that I bought for $300. with all the plastic broken and had not been cranked-up in 2 years. † I fixed it up with a round headlight and quiet muffler rode it for a while then sold it for a $1000.00. † †
It pulled stronger than the S-40 I had at the same time and would wine up seemly forever !
The sitting position and the twin carbs put me in mind of selling it , but if that motor could be on a Savage frame I'd still have it. † It always got 60+mpg and had "good enough" low rpm torque. † I had the idea to put the motor into a Savage frame too , but I got lazy when a young feller came around wanting to buy it.
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Life is short then ya get too old to ride ... so ... just go get the bike ya want - when ya want it ! † †I figure about time I cross 100 years then I'll get an electric Moped step-through and a flashy helmet ? †Grin
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Reply #11 - 05/07/23 at 21:31:14
 
My old body never told my old brain that I am past hooliganism!
Right now I am watching WSBK from Catalunya, and itching for a taste!
Maybe I just should buy something cheap and do a rebuild for resale, good idea!
Cheers! †Cool
ps: if we all lived in reality rather than fantasy, no one would need anything larger than 650/750. Boring.................
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Reply #12 - 05/07/23 at 21:39:45
 
: if we all lived in reality rather than fantasy, no one would need anything larger than 650/750 †

Hay , I remember when a 750cc bike was a "SUPER-BIKE" . † It don't seem like very long ago either ... †Roll Eyes

Then there came that 850 Norton Commando ! † WoW !! † Why would anybody ever need a bike like that ? † †The Honda 305 Dream would do anything a person ever needed to do †Huh
https://www.motorcyclespecs.co.za/model/Honda/honda_cb75_dream.htm

Them old/smaller bikes were and still are fun to ride , it don't take a lot of HP to have a nice ride.
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Reply #13 - 05/07/23 at 22:03:10
 
My '68 BSA Thunderbolt took me everywhere!
The 750 Commando was paradise on earth!
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Reply #14 - 05/07/23 at 22:16:12
 
https://www.motorcyclespecs.co.za/model/BSA/bsa_a65_lighting_71.html

That's really close to my Guzzi V7 on paper !
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This is what it feels like to ride the Royal Enfield 350 motor , but with a 3 year bumper to bumper warrantee :
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