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    A pleasant little trip

    Took the 76 R90 and the little wife on a 250 mile or so down to see the parents today. Did some interstate, did some two lane and some relatively big city driving and it was all good. I just find myself looking down at those two cylinders and just marveling at how well this old power plant keeps plugging away. Stopped at a tavern for a bite to eat and find myself turning around for just one more last look. I love how clean the design is, how symmetrical, how the gas tank doesn't look like it contains a tumor and the lack of plastic simply as a styling exercise. I know it's all subjective, but to me, this look has yet to be improved on...it's beautiful and timeless.

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    A boxer twin feels good and makes you feel good!
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    I know exactly what you mean.

    May not be "stylish" by today's "sprocket rocket" standards, or "classy" looking by some, but to me, it is the ultimate. After getting my new tires and shocks, along with getting the mechanical stuff up to reliable, the last few rides of mine have been exactly as you described yours.

    Pure joy!

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    Just don't put a Vetter/Luftmeister fairing on it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by lkchris View Post
    Just don't put a Vetter/Luftmeister fairing on it!
    Or do...you might like it! I know I do!!
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    I've ridden both with and without Vetter and while I like around town without, I think that it is a huge necessity on any kind of longer ride.

    Wouldn't be without it!

    I don't like just sitting around looking at my bike, I want to go places! Fairing adds some comfort!

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