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    new bike!
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    new bike!

    traded in my tracer 700 for a 900.
    getting it this thursday.

    If I wanted to make a life-long career out of
    working with the mentally retarded I would
    have opened a Harley Davidson Dealership

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    Very nice bike, but not one I could relax on with that frantic motor. Best of luck on it.
    It's never too late to have a happy childhood.

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    Awesome bike. I test rode one on Saturday and will be trading my NC on one for sure.

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    In 1973 I went down and got tangled up with my Suzuki. I can only bend my left knee a little more than 90 and had a central dislocation of my left hip (femur punches through the hip socket). This has created all sorts of problems with getting a 21st Century comfortable motorcycle seat. I wanted a better sport touring than the NC and bought the US model of that bike (FJ-09). From 10/17 through 2/18 I went through multiple seats including a custom one by a well known expert. In addition, while a dandy hooligan bike, I found it to be mechanically noisy, busy bike that didn't smooth out until over 80 MPH. I finally gave up this past Feb. and traded it in on a demo 2017 BMW R1200GS. The seat isn't great, but I was able to mod it so I can do consecutive 500 mile days. Really like the big, mellow boxer engine. I really hope the 900 works out for you as well as the 700 did.

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    The back seat might even be big enough for a real passenger!

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    to be honest I've not test ridden it. it was such a good offer so I bought it.
    I wanted one anyway to do a few touring around england etc. once done I'll more than likely go back to the NC
    I like the DCT and frunk.
    more than likely the 'S' model unless Honda change the new styling on the 'X'.
    dont like the big side panel if anything I like the old style better.
    as for the tracer I will put 1 tooth bigger front sprocket.always do on new bikes except the nc.
    will let you know how it feels once I start riding it.
    got to get it insured/taxed.
    If I wanted to make a life-long career out of
    working with the mentally retarded I would
    have opened a Harley Davidson Dealership

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