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    Default Re: Yamaha Star

    Quote Originally Posted by Sailor View Post
    , I think that is why my wife still seems to like me.
    NOTE: he said "seems" LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sailor View Post
    I guess I misunderstood. I thought you were ready to modernize and step up. Some people just like antiques, I think that is why my wife still seems to like me.
    I would be interested in modernizing but not if I had to give up too much to do so. Despite being the 2nd Gen and therefore last out of the factory, there is nothing newer about this bike. It is the same old technology that the 1st Gen has and it does not handle better without modifying the steering, changing the tire size and messing with leveling links. That's the downgrade which is a step down, not up.

    I really like the latest FJR 1300 but it's too short and has weeny luggage and silly exhausts that make the side bags stick out like pimples. I really like the new Goldwing which now actually looks like a motorcycle instead of a two wheel car but the storage has shrunk too much. I really like the Trans Continental except it traded the "emotional" sounds of a V-twin for the G-force Zoom-Zoom of a V4 which is a really lame step down. Shame on Yamaha.

    When I compare what is currently available for $25 to $30 grand it seems a no brainer to stick with my 30 year old $1800 Venture.
    Cheers, Clive

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    Default Re: Yamaha Star

    Have you checked out the new 160 hp in line 6 from BMW? Looks interesting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sailor View Post
    Have you checked out the new 160 hp in line 6 from BMW? Looks interesting.
    Not lately, I'm pretty sure I saw a BMW a little while ago that looked OK but most of what they put out are kinda ugly. Then there is the reputation for being unreliable with expensive parts that really puts me off. Not to mention they are apparently about as top heavy as my Gen 1. I guess they do get up and go but it seems like an expensive move sideways to me.
    Cheers, Clive

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