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;) It's certainly nice to here great reviews from experienced riders (like ourselves) extol the virtues of the bike we know and love.
 

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I've been reviewing the old Video's as last week the 2017 DL1000 found a new Owner and my Bank balance looks a bit more healthier.;)
2/3's of a new F in cash is a temping amount towards a big brother to the 750 or a indeed new 1000 Naked again.

My amalgam of the reviews seems to be on the F "Save your money and get a Naked as the screen and bodywork is no better than the Naked".
Over the years here there have been a few complaints posted on the screen.
The 750 at today's 2800 KM, is now really fulfilling what I wanted from it, so I am not going towards a 1000 at this time.
A 2019 Honda CB500XA mmmmm- Learner power at 35KW !

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I've been reviewing the old Video's as last week the 2017 DL1000 found a new Owner and my Bank balance looks a bit more healthier.;) <SNIPPED STUFF>
Hey Slower, congrats on getting your DL sold! That is a great feeling. Money in the bank and one less bike to be watching over. I still think you should sell the 750, get a naked GSX-S1000, put a tall 'fly-screen' on it, a Wilbers shock and call it good. POWER is fun. Live the dream! (PS - definitely not dogging the 750...please don't take it that way. The 750s are lighter and lighter can be 'righter' ;) )
 

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Everywhere I go:

"Whoa! That's a Gixxer... with bags! I haven't seen anyone do that in years!"

"Whoa! That's not a touring bike! Looks like a lot of fun!"

"That is a gorgeous/pretty bike!"

"What IS that?!"

"I was going to buy [insert just about any bike here] but I'm going look at one of these instead."

"Can I see your license and registration, please?"
I don't know what it all means, but I'm quite sure I bought an interesting bike.
 

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Hey Slower, congrats on getting your DL sold! That is a great feeling. Money in the bank and one less bike to be watching over. I still think you should sell the 750, get a naked GSX-S1000, put a tall 'fly-screen' on it, a Wilbers shock and call it good. POWER is fun. Live the dream! (PS - definitely not dogging the 750...please don't take it that way. The 750s are lighter and lighter can be 'righter' ;) )
Yes Froggy, that upgrade has not gone unthought by me.
The 750 won't get money spent on it's flaw's. That's the attraction. I accept it as it is.
It rides the road a lot better if you cane it hard like a track bike. Engine, transmission, suspension all seem to come together then.
Suspension at the rear simply cannot cope with high frequency hits and packs down with compression and rebound too hard.
It fit's its scope of 'Owning the Racetrack'. One freshly resurfaced like the MotoGP at Silverstone though.

It's got till 1st October ( 4 weeks away) on it's current road taxes before I have to renew that, so that coming timestamp may trigger a change now decision.
The latest Honda CBR500R in all White trim really fit's me as a dead slow sports bike junkie, but in conjunction with what ?
(We in Australia missed out on a White GSX-S1000 Naked :crying:. Otherwise my 750 would have been another 1000 in White rather than my 750 in Blue).

The 750 riding triangle seem's close to the CBR500R, but the 750 has twice the power and now that it has loosened up a lot, it's more like my past K9 GSX-R 750 in the lower down half rev range.

The Scrambler 1100 Sport is expensive (Ohlins both ends), and could be too perfect for me. I don't want perfect 'transport'.
It's torque pull is more than the GSX-S1000 down low, and a match towards the top side.
It's roughly the same shape, size, seat height as the GSX-S1000 and both feel's just 'right size and weight'. The 750 feel's 3/4 physically of the GSX-S1000, and a SV650 half.

If something happen's in 4 weeks, I'll post back, but I think the 750 will go the normal 1 year tenure anyway but could have a non GSX-S1000 Mate.
It certainly won't be a more emissioned 1000 like the new Katana M0 got saddled with :eek: - it would be the current Euro 4 AL9 version !!!:D

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Hey Slower, congrats on getting your DL sold! That is a great feeling. Money in the bank and one less bike to be watching over. I still think you should sell the 750, get a naked GSX-S1000, put a tall 'fly-screen' on it, a Wilbers shock and call it good. POWER is fun. Live the dream! (PS - definitely not dogging the 750...please don't take it that way. The 750s are lighter and lighter can be 'righter' ;) )
I saw a '19 GSXS 1000 Naked for $6k on Craigslist a while back. There's certainly some room to throw on some upgrades for that price.
 

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<SNIPPED STUFF>It's got till 1st October ( 4 weeks away) on it's current road taxes before I have to renew that, so that coming timestamp may trigger a change now decision.
The latest Honda CBR500R in all White trim really fit's me as a dead slow sports bike junkie, but in conjunction with what? <SNIPPED STUFF> The Scrambler 1100 Sport is expensive (Ohlins both ends), and could be too perfect for me. I don't want perfect 'transport'. <SNIPPED STUFF> If something happen's in 4 weeks, I'll post back, but I think the 750 will go the normal 1 year tenure anyway but could have a non GSX-S1000 Mate.<SNIPPED STUFF> Rob.
It is funny how often a bike reaches the end of it's current registration and starts getting looked at as 'trade-in' material. Been there, done that. It's hard because there is always something else out there to tempt us and every bike is a compromise in some area or another. Want lighter? More power? More sporty? More bodywork? Less bodywork? Standard riding position? Better brakes? Better luggage options? It could drive a guy crazy trying to pick "the" bike when they all have pros and cons. It sounds like your 750 is striking a good balance for you at the moment. I think I sometimes lose sight of how powerful and fun a 750 really is. We are so jaded by literbikes at times. Keep us posted if you make a move to something else.
 

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It is funny how often a bike reaches the end of it's current registration and starts getting looked at as 'trade-in' material. Been there, done that. It's hard because there is always something else out there to tempt us and every bike is a compromise in some area or another. Want lighter? More power? More sporty? More bodywork? Less bodywork? Standard riding position? Better brakes? Better luggage options? It could drive a guy crazy trying to pick "the" bike when they all have pros and cons. It sounds like your 750 is striking a good balance for you at the moment. I think I sometimes lose sight of how powerful and fun a 750 really is. We are so jaded by literbikes at times. Keep us posted if you make a move to something else.
And sometimes, as I found myself thinking the other day while riding the GSX-S, you just think "This bike is amazing, I'm NEVER getting rid of it!"

Of course, the simple expensive answer to the temptations is to get a bigger garage and have choices when you go to ride. Multiple bikes are the way to go. You need to either accept that you won't have the latest and greatest bikes, or you will spend a ton of money. But shopping the used market can make it possible.
 

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I have looked at a myriad of bikes, but when it comes down to dependability, level of excitement while riding, service center at hand, nothing compares to the GSXS for me. Maybe an MT10. When I sell this one, it will probably be to get a newer model.
 

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And sometimes, as I found myself thinking the other day while riding the GSX-S, you just think "This bike is amazing, I'm NEVER getting rid of it!"

Of course, the simple expensive answer to the temptations is to get a bigger garage and have choices when you go to ride. Multiple bikes are the way to go. You need to either accept that you won't have the latest and greatest bikes, or you will spend a ton of money. But shopping the used market can make it possible.
I'll bet Jay Leno has that problem too (not).

Rob.
 

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And sometimes, as I found myself thinking the other day while riding the GSX-S, you just think "This bike is amazing, I'm NEVER getting rid of it!"

Of course, the simple expensive answer to the temptations is to get a bigger garage and have choices when you go to ride. Multiple bikes are the way to go. You need to either accept that you won't have the latest and greatest bikes, or you will spend a ton of money. But shopping the used market can make it possible.



I'll bet Jay Leno has that problem too (not).

Rob.

Sometimes I think the only thing that keeps me financially responsible is the size of my bike shed. - only room for two bikes. :(
... but I only have one now. ;)
 

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Just reiterating what has been said before maybe, but I have never sold a bike because they were "bad". It is, without fail, rather because of the deadly, inescapable itch. The GSX S was a particularly nasty itch and I dumped a relatively new and perfectly fine naked 750 plus a well loved ol Harley to purhase a new z-model last year. I am weak, a little ashamed of my betrayal of those two loyal friends... but still quite happy with the new girl😍
 

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Yes, the new girl is 'hot' and will give you all the others did and more. You made the right choice. Those other two bikes were mere 'place-holders' until you could get on this hottie, the GSX-S1000Z!
 
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