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    Looking For A New Ride

    So my wife wants to start taking some long cruises and I can't take race gas...
    What would you guys buy? I'm thinking the 08' GP1300R will fill the bill, any opinions??


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    Quote Originally Posted by ph2ocraft View Post
    So my wife wants to start taking some long cruises and I can't take race gas...
    What would you guys buy? I'm thinking the 08' GP1300R will fill the bill, any opinions??

    BOO !!!!!!!!!!!!

    but i do like the colors on the 08 GPR
    how about any of the new Honda's any good ???

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    I like the 08 colors as well. Plate and a prop and she will run low 70's all day long.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 785 lugs View Post
    BOO !!!!!!!!!!!!

    but i do like the colors on the 08 GPR
    how about any of the new Honda's any good ???
    I waited all this time, with high hopes on the Honda.
    It's just toooo big and slow compared to the Matrix.
    It looks like the GPR will run pretty hard same top speed with a few mods AND on pump gas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ph2ocraft View Post
    I waited all this time, with high hopes on the Honda.
    It's just toooo big and slow compared to the Matrix.
    It looks like the GPR will run pretty hard same top speed with a few mods AND on pump gas.

    and the price is still pretty reasonable right around 10g not bad

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    That's what I was thinking...although I now see some used ones for 5K, I'm thinking a little paint and she has a nice ski.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ph2ocraft View Post
    So my wife wants to start taking some long cruises and I can't take race gas...
    What about changing to heads that will live on 92ish octane pump gas?

    Would the performance loss really be that big?

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    since we are talking cats in the dog section!!!
    why not a SHO with plate and prop
    crusing sounds like that crafts cup-o-tea,,,just a small thought
    mattman

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    Quote Originally Posted by K447 View Post
    What about changing to heads that will live on 92ish octane pump gas?

    Would the performance loss really be that big?
    It IS that big a loss to me, I'd much rather see somebody use it for its intended purpose, besides I still have another.

    Quote Originally Posted by KEYZBUM View Post
    since we are talking cats in the dog section!!!
    why not a SHO with plate and prop
    crusing sounds like that crafts cup-o-tea,,,just a small thought
    mattman
    It's HUGE (It was my 2nd choice behind the Honda) and Liz weighs about 110 soaking wet. It has an engine I won't need to purchase too many more tools for and it runs on 87 octane.

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    Why not a used Honda? Wet ride, but makes for a great cruiser, very reliable and good fuel econmey. I think the 08's are priced a little high and lack on the performance. I am still waiting, to see what happens aftermarket. I am thinking hard about a new Rxp X, for a musscel craft, but waiting to see what happens. I going to wait until next year.

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