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Hello everone, New to the HD family. My Yamaha R1 was stolen while I was at the Easyrider Chopper show. I love all motorcycles and was planning on getting a Harley but this gave me a chance to speed up the timetable. So I went out and bought an '06 Dyna Street Bob! It is a sweet ride and I am sure going to get lots of miles on it. Then sometime in future I will definetly be buying another sportbike for a second bike. So is anybody going to Laguna Seca for MotoGP races?
 

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Welcome to the board and congratulations on your acquisition. Sorry about the theft of your Yamaha. That's a tough way to change bikes. Did your insurance take care of you okay?
 

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:welcome: to the forums. That was a bad way in which to change scoots. However welcome to the HD family of riders and congrats on the new dyna scoot.
 

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Welcome to the forum... lots of good folks here.

Tough about the R1, but sounds like you are heading in another good direction.

I am in San Diego and get up to Cooks every now and then.
 

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The insurance did their job, no less no more. Them Japanese bikes don't hold their value great but I got what I figured I would. Thanks for the warm welcomes. I can't wait to go out to some of the local places such as Cook's Corner and Tom's market.
 

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Welcome to VTF - sorry to hear about the loss of the R1 - how long did you ride it? I've always had a soft spot for an R1 although I've never ridden one - sat on a few in showrooms - fits like a glove! I'm getting too old for sportbikes now - reaction time too slow.
I'm sure the Streetbob will make up for the loss.
When you shop for a sportbike in future will you consider Suzuki's GSXR1000? Here in South Africa they walked away with the sportbike racing championships the past 2 years. They seem to have a lot of standard hi-tech features for their price and they look good too!
Hope you have a lot of good rides on the Streetbob!
Where is Riverside?
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:welcome: to the forum! Congrats on the new Street Bob! Post up often and enjoy.
 

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Congrats!!!!!! on the Street Bob. Great looking bike!! Did you get it at Skips??
Welcome to the Forum here. This is a great place!!
Yes I did get it at Skip's very nice delership but a little pricy so compared and they met the price. I walked away happy and everybody there is very helpful.
 

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Torrom said:
Bigbadwolf961,
Welcome to VTF - sorry to hear about the loss of the R1 - how long did you ride it? I've always had a soft spot for an R1 although I've never ridden one - sat on a few in showrooms - fits like a glove! I'm getting too old for sportbikes now - reaction time too slow.
I'm sure the Streetbob will make up for the loss.
When you shop for a sportbike in future will you consider Suzuki's GSXR1000? Here in South Africa they walked away with the sportbike racing championships the past 2 years. They seem to have a lot of standard hi-tech features for their price and they look good too!
Hope you have a lot of good rides on the Streetbob!
Where is Riverside?
Regards,
Torrom
I really loved the R1! They do fit like a glove. I did however, find myself not using the full potential of the bike. All of the current sportbikes are incredible including the Gixxer. Next time who knows I'm thinking maybe going back to a 600 probably the R6 but who knows. But by the time I look at another sportbike the new R1 will be coming out (2007) and looking at the 2006 R6 changes the new R1 will be an incredible machine. It is an evil cycle!

P.S. Riverside is about an hour east of LA, California. How is the riding over there in South Africa?
 

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I really loved the R1! They do fit like a glove. I did however, find myself not using the full potential of the bike. All of the current sportbikes are incredible including the Gixxer. Next time who knows I'm thinking maybe going back to a 600 probably the R6 but who knows. But by the time I look at another sportbike the new R1 will be coming out (2007) and looking at the 2006 R6 changes the new R1 will be an incredible machine. It is an evil cycle!

P.S. Riverside is about an hour east of LA, California. How is the riding over there in South Africa?
We ride all year long here in South Africa. We rarely get snow, and when it does snow it is usually in the mountain ranges and highlying areas. I live in Pretoria which is very high above sea level and pretty flat. The Pretoria HOG chapter's annual rally is called the "Snowball Rally" and they ride out to Mount-ex-Sources in the Drakensberg in the Kwazulu-Natal province during July. They've been going there for the past 3 or 4 years, but they've never had snow - usually lots of sunshine!
Biker's paradise is towards the East in Mpumalanga province with lots of twisties through the mountains and forests. The most famous road is between Graskop and Sabie - hardly any straight sections on this road! The sportbike guys love to race there.
Another province with beautiful rides is the Western Cape - they also have long winding roads through the mountains, the vineyards in wine country and up the West Coast (seafood country!). One of the famous routes is Route 62 from Cape Town up to Port Elizabeth - this route is behind the coastal mountain range and gives bikers protection against the South-Easterly winds which can blow gale force in summer. The wife and I did part of this route 3 years ago - magic ride!
The South Africa HOG guys do an annual international rally called "Harley-on-Safari" at Sun City in the North West Povince. The rally is preceded by a week long touring rally which covers most of the routes I described above. The HOG Europe folks who did the 2004 tour said it was a great ride. The wife and I just went to the rally over the long weekend - great fun! You may have seen Sun City on ESPN - they have the Nedbank Golf Challenge there every year. Nice venue, allthough it is too glitsy for me - I'm not the casino and hotel type. There is a website www.harleyonsafari.com if you want to have a look.
If I have it right Riverside is close to the West Coast then. I hope I can still go there one day. When the wife and I went to the H-D 100th celebrations in Milwaukee we rode between Nashville Tn and Milwaukee and then spent a week in New York afterwards before heading back. I assume you can also ride all year round in your area?
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Torrom
PS: If the new R6 is anything to go by the new R1 should be awesome!
 

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We ride all year long here in South Africa. We rarely get snow, and when it does snow it is usually in the mountain ranges and highlying areas. I live in Pretoria which is very high above sea level and pretty flat. The Pretoria HOG chapter's annual rally is called the "Snowball Rally" and they ride out to Mount-ex-Sources in the Drakensberg in the Kwazulu-Natal province during July. They've been going there for the past 3 or 4 years, but they've never had snow - usually lots of sunshine!
Biker's paradise is towards the East in Mpumalanga province with lots of twisties through the mountains and forests. The most famous road is between Graskop and Sabie - hardly any straight sections on this road! The sportbike guys love to race there.
Another province with beautiful rides is the Western Cape - they also have long winding roads through the mountains, the vineyards in wine country and up the West Coast (seafood country!). One of the famous routes is Route 62 from Cape Town up to Port Elizabeth - this route is behind the coastal mountain range and gives bikers protection against the South-Easterly winds which can blow gale force in summer. The wife and I did part of this route 3 years ago - magic ride!
The South Africa HOG guys do an annual international rally called "Harley-on-Safari" at Sun City in the North West Povince. The rally is preceded by a week long touring rally which covers most of the routes I described above. The HOG Europe folks who did the 2004 tour said it was a great ride. The wife and I just went to the rally over the long weekend - great fun! You may have seen Sun City on ESPN - they have the Nedbank Golf Challenge there every year. Nice venue, allthough it is too glitsy for me - I'm not the casino and hotel type. There is a website www.harleyonsafari.com if you want to have a look.
If I have it right Riverside is close to the West Coast then. I hope I can still go there one day. When the wife and I went to the H-D 100th celebrations in Milwaukee we rode between Nashville Tn and Milwaukee and then spent a week in New York afterwards before heading back. I assume you can also ride all year round in your area?
Regards,
Torrom
PS: If the new R6 is anything to go by the new R1 should be awesome!
Sounds like there is some really great riding there. Not what I would have thought then again I don't know anything about South Africa. I guess when I think of Africa I think of desert and Safari. I know Africa is huge and has everything from desert to jungle but it just is not what I would have pictured. It does seem a lot like California riding. Yes we can pretty much ride all year around.
 
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