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    I'm torn. The Tsukayus have some pretty bulky...

    I'm torn. The Tsukayus have some pretty bulky brackets when you remove them. But to be honest-much as I like the looks of the bike better without them-practicality wins out. I commute nearly 100...
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    Thanks for the pictures, those ended up looking...

    Thanks for the pictures, those ended up looking good-you were able to get them mounted in pretty close to the bike, which I like. I'm torn between these and the painted ones (either Lamillars or...
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    I don't like the looks of any bags-but sometimes...

    I don't like the looks of any bags-but sometimes practicality needs to win out. Somewhere to carry rain gear, pack some groceries, tools, and last but not least...beer! The Corbins look nice and do...
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    Anyone running Viking Lamellar bags?

    Considering some hard bags for my bike. In doing some research, I came across these: https://www.vikingbags.com/viking-lamellar-large-leather-covered-non-shock-cutout-saddlebags

    Anyone have them...
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    384134 :bigthumbsup: now that is...

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    :bigthumbsup: now that is classic.
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    One major reason I don't see myself ever owning...

    One major reason I don't see myself ever owning an HD...is because everyone has one. That makes them boring. Sure, buy a black Street Glide. Come out of the bar and spend the next 20 minutes...
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    Nice bike-congrats on the purchase! And welcome...

    Nice bike-congrats on the purchase! And welcome from Idaho. Are there many 109s in South Africa? Or KTMs for that matter-I have a 1290 SAR? To me-the Harley "lifestyle" comment is funny-I just...
  8. Does anyone make "soft lowers" for the Suzuki crash bars.

    I've seen these on other big cruisers-they are leather panels that fill in the open area in a set of crash bars. I ride in cold weather, and we get big daily temperature swings (40 degrees is...
  9. The thing is-a lot of the most fun roads around...

    The thing is-a lot of the most fun roads around here end up turning into dirt before you can make a loop. Great on a ADV bike, but a fair amount of out-and-back on a street bike. There are enough...
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    250 lbs here-stock at 4 it was brutal on our...

    250 lbs here-stock at 4 it was brutal on our uneven, rough roads. At 1 it's tolerable and still plenty firm. IMO they have way oversprung this bike. (Mine is an 07, other years may be different)
  11. Sounds great to me-are you going to be down this...

    Sounds great to me-are you going to be down this way around the 4th of July? Only asking because I have a few days off. Was planning a trip with my brother but that's delayed until labor day...
  12. Thanks and great looking ride-love your AC cover....

    Thanks and great looking ride-love your AC cover. I know what you mean by crazy-really busy few weeks. BTW, I'm 57 years old, not 5'7"
  13. Great to see the diversity of 109 riders

    Before anyone gets offended-I mean the following in a very positive way.


    I'm a big-time ADV rider (adventure bikes-aka dual/sports, on-off road). Most of the members on Facebook boards and that...
  14. Big shout-out to Bearing C Sparky for an ECU...

    Big shout-out to Bearing C Sparky for an ECU reflash. We communicated and I placed an order over the holiday weekend (amazing to see someone working on the weekend!). Order shipped out Monday, got...
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    If you ride a lot, tire life means more than...

    If you ride a lot, tire life means more than initial cost (esp with mounting and balancing) IMO. I'm planning on a Michelin Commander II. Touring bike tire-got 20K with life left on my touring...
  16. Glad to hear that-really like the lines of the...

    Glad to hear that-really like the lines of the swept. Came in a little while ago from backing the preload off on the shock. Took it for a short ride-much more tolerable. Looking forward to trying...
  17. $6k. Might have got it for a little less, but...

    $6k. Might have got it for a little less, but once I saw it I figured it was worth it. Will post pics soon.

    The bummer? First time it has been ridden in the rain was when I rode it home.
  18. Have you ridden Highway 12 between Lolo and...

    Have you ridden Highway 12 between Lolo and Lewiston? One of my favorite roads. Not tight and not real long distance views, but nice sweeping turns for about 100 miles, along the Clearwater river.
  19. I'm not far from Sandpoint-north Idaho. 4th of...

    I'm not far from Sandpoint-north Idaho. 4th of July week I'm meeting my brother by Red Lodge, riding Beartooth Pass, Highway 12, and then over to the coast for a few days. Love the area-hate the...
  20. Gotta say, pretty impressed with what Suzuki has done with this bike

    A 9 followed me home Saturday. It's an 07, with 2100 miles. The former owner kept it immaculate-looked like it was on the showroom floor. I expected a dusty old barn find. It came with the 2-up...
  21. It's a shame someone mistreated a Rocket like...

    It's a shame someone mistreated a Rocket like that! Hopefully a good cleaning/polishing brightens that up. I would think it would if it's not pitted. Mine was a 12 Roadster as well. Very little...
  22. Yep, planning on it. I have trouble believing...

    Yep, planning on it. I have trouble believing how someone buys a bike, spends a bunch of money on mods and then doesn't ride. I'm concerned about rust in the gas tank as well.
  23. Well, big day today. Showed the "old" bike to...

    Well, big day today. Showed the "old" bike to someone yesterday, firmed up the deal today, so it's going down the road. Decided to hit Searchtempest for a 109 this morning before work and a new one...
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    Just poking through the forum and stumbled across...

    Just poking through the forum and stumbled across this thread. Reminded me of something I heard the other day.

    "Harley's are like a**holes-everybody's got one".

    How'd you like to have a...
  25. Mods for long distance touring on a 9?

    I did some searching and didn't find a lot specifically on this-and what I did find were old threads. I'm thinking maybe some new products are available.

    A little background. I do one long, 1 or...
  26. Thanks for the heads up on the 280. I (think)...

    Thanks for the heads up on the 280. I (think) I'd like a 50 series 240, rather than a 40 for additional ride height (to avoid dragging). But I haven't seen any available so maybe a 250 in an Elite...
  27. Thanks for the response (and sorry for the...

    Thanks for the response (and sorry for the delayed one here). I missed out on the one I posted in the OP-but there are a couple more in the Seattle/Portland area. Amtrak has a station about 10...
  28. I test rode a K1600GT a couple years ago-had a...

    I test rode a K1600GT a couple years ago-had a problem with the Rocket on a trip, the dealer had BMWs. The bike was a technological marvel...but for some reason didn't call to me. The inline 6 is...
  29. No end of good choices. I haven't ridden a...

    No end of good choices. I haven't ridden a Connie 14, but I did have an old 1000. The 14 is a pretty amazing bike-a slightly detuned ZX-14R motor in a sport-touring frame with, IIRC, 154 hp. I...
  30. Any former Rocket III owners here? Looking for comparison and input.

    Hi all-first post here; I'm seriously considering a M109R. One of my previous bikes was a 2012 Rocket III Roadster. Loved that bike, the engine was fantastic, cornered well (especially after...
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