Bman Juang shared a link to the group: Kawasaki W650.

Guess we all have been there...

  • Only Triumph owners.

  • Chuckling away. I love the quote from the book 'Zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance' although disliked the book…hard work and the guy was a depressive ego, gave up on it 2/3 of way through, something I hate doing.

  • haha I didnt finish that book neither, but I do like some parts of it

  • Now wondering if anyone did…and enjoyed it or if it's one of 'those' books your 'ment' to read and like….if you know what I mean. Though I don't go along with that sort of way of thinking myself.

  • A free spirit is what coolness is all about. Not fashionable clothes, or tatoos or attitude. And certainly not a limited edition Steve McQueen Bonneville.... Just a free spirit.

  • I read ZEN AND THE ART OF MOTORCYCLE MAINTENANCE, although there is motorcycling in it, and some good quotes, its really about psychological problems and not riding. A much better book for riders, I think, is THE PERFECT VEHICLE, by Melissa Holbrook Pierson. Although a restored 68/69 Bonneville would be nice to have, I wouldn't want one for my daily rider though. With the bikes I have now, 2 2000 Ws, a 1989 GL 1500, and an 88 Hawk GT....I am not so concerned about hoping on a bike and just going....if I am carrying a passenger, or how much stuff I want to take with me are the only considerations I have to make......

  • I posted this once before, one thing that struck me....every person who had owned a Triumph single, related to this syndrome.....

  • Makes sense. I would not own a classic bike only, as I think the maintenance part can become very frustrating if it's your sole mean of riding. A "W on the side" is a must. Spending more time in the workshop than on the road is not my idea of fun. Yet some people do manage to ride an old Brit iron all year round. There's a guy in the last issue of Classic Bikes that does just that, commuting to work on his old AJS, not bothering to wash it from November to March..