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  1. I'm trying to find the "right" dealer to purchase a new bike from. Does anyone have any experience with Gateway Cycles in Mount Stearling, KY? Good and/or Bad please.... Thanks, Eric
  2. Thanks for all the input, thus far. Handlebar weights, I suppose I'm clueless on this point , as in stuffing your bars with lead? How often are oil changes requireq on each, mileage wise? At how many miles do they require a rebuild? Thanks, Eric
  3. I want to convert an L or R into a fun motard street commuter/trouble maker. I've ridden a GSXR 750 for a year, and now want something that is less prone to “accidentally” hitting 140mph so easily, before I end up in jail or in the ground; and is just as or more fun. My main concerns are #1 Reliability #2 Low maintenance #3 Potential "Fun Factor" #4 Of course cost. My commute is about 13 miles on country roads, followed by 15 miles of interstate that is prone to major traffic jams, and then 8 miles of residential area. I also want to be able to jump on it and ride three hours twice a weekend without feeling like my butt has been reamed. I think for the R all I would need to do is a trickdualsport kit, uncork it, bigger fuel tank, and sportsman’s size tires for now; and for the L sportsman’s tires, a bigger fuel tank, and uncorking it. Later I’ll pick up 17”ers and a bigger front disc, or is a bigger front disc necessary on these bikes for street use? How many miles can one get out these bikes before they’re toast, and how often does maintenance need to be performed? Any other bike I should consider and I do want to be able to ride on highways comfortably. Thanks! Eric
  4. Oh, and I'm 6'4" 190lbs... Suspension mods neccesary?
  5. I want to convert an L or R into a fun motard street commuter/trouble maker. I've ridden a GSXR 750 for a year, and now want something that is less prone to “accidentally” hitting 140mph so easily, before I end up in jail or in the ground; and is just as or more fun. My main concerns are #1 Reliability #2 Low maintenance #3 Potential "Fun Factor" #4 Of course cost. My commute is about 13 miles on country roads, followed by 15 miles of interstate that is prone to major traffic jams, and then 8 miles of residential area. I also want to be able to jump on it and ride three hours twice a weekend without feeling like my butt has been reamed. I think for the R all I would need to do is a trickdualsport kit, uncork it, bigger fuel tank, and sportsman’s size tires for now; and for the L sportsman’s tires, a bigger fuel tank, and uncorking it. Later I’ll pick up 17”ers and a bigger front disc, or is a bigger front disc necessary on these bikes for street use? How many miles can one get out these bikes before they’re toast, and how often does maintenance need to be performed? Sorry guys, no dreams of the Baja 1000. I did read this thread: http://www.thumpertalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=279986&highlight=versus which was more of a argument about who was the biggest idiot, and was hoping for something a bit more productive.... Thanks, Eric
  6. Excellent!!! That is just what I was hoping. Regards, Eric
  7. Has anyone recently titled a DS conversion in Kentucky? I really want to pick up a new WR450F, but need to be able leagalize it to ride it on the streets as well. Eric