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post #41 of 49 (permalink) Old 02-01-2017, 06:19 PM
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Yeah but naked bikes are cooler to ride stop
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I agree but sadly I have no room in garage for a second bike
I think this is what Family Rooms are for.
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I think this is what Family Rooms are for.
Your wife deserves a prize and a title of best wife ever!!!!!
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Naked bikes being cooler to ride in the heat due wind blast is a fallacy; same fallacy as naked skin is cooler in the heat than loosely covered skin.
Depends on what you mean by "heat". I don't think Scuba is talking about temps above 98 F.
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Naked bikes being cooler to ride in the heat due wind blast is a fallacy; same fallacy as naked skin is cooler in the heat than loosely covered skin.
It depends on the level of heat. If it's not as hot as body temperature out, then exposure to the wind is cooler. If it's warmer than body temperature out, exposure makes it worse and protection from the wind is cooler.

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I think this is what Family Rooms are for.
If I could give more than one "like" I would!



Scuba, If you still like your Monster and you aren't bored of it, do what Sonic suggested; modify it to be more weather resistant in the cooler months, ideally with stuff that's easy to remove when it gets warmer. If you want to get something else, by all means do it, just make sure you test it for yourself if you can. Maybe the new Supersport might be more appropriate for me...I mean YOU!

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I looked for an adventure bike for almost a year before I ended up buying a Yamaha Super Tenere. I had put almost 50k miles on my S2R1000 and I needed more storage than the Ventura pack system offered. I test rode everything. The Multistrada was first and the biggest disappointment. The right pannier fell off, check engine light was on, fuel gauge didn't work, and those happened on the start up. I spent some time on the Multistrada forum ( I know, everything on the internet is true), but over a 100 pages and 1000 posts about problems, makes you start to question the bike. These aren't little problems either. Engine mapping, electronic problems (most), fork seals, pannier issues, over all quality of the bike, all this on a $20k bike. The 15k mile service ( about 1 1/2 years of riding for me), is well over$1k, and I didn't need another expensive bike to maintain( still have the Monster). Overall, not for me. The other bikes.. BMW- servicing cost. I talked to many owners and they mentioned electronic and engine seal issues. KTM- too big.. it's liking getting on a horse. Honda Twin- no cruise control. Triumph- quality issues. As far as the Yamaha, brand new OTD for $12k, dealers everywhere, no scheduled maintenance until 25k miles ( except oil/filter changes), windshield, cruise, shaft drive, 6 1/2 gal tank, sold me. I have almost 7.5k miles on the bike, no issues, no regrets. I will say the Yamaha is nowhere near the "attention getter" the Monster is..

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Pretty accurate analogy of the state of the adventure bike union based on my research as well. Leave it to the Japanese to make a better Swiss army knife! Plus I think the 2016 ST in the anniversary yellow is a beautiful bike.

If I were to do this though, I think I would lean towards the Africa Twin because I would be looking to add it to the fleet, so I would be looking for a more off road centric bike.

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Which leads us back to my justification for having multiple bikes...
Agreed!
A bike for every mood.
If I were to buy a third bike, the Multistrada PP for long distance riding would would be the right complement to the two I have.
Unfortunately, I can't sell the wife on the idea. Ontario insurance would be a close second issue.

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