2nd Bike

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lenho
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2nd Bike

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Using my 2012 RT as I do commuting to work and a couple of hundred miles on the motorway each weekend I was looking for a 2nd bike for a bit of fun to ride around the lake district just minutes away from where I live.  I was looking at a smaller lighter BM but eventually opted for a complete contrast to my trusty favourite.  In the end I decided on a Harley sportster to cruise around the roads for the spring summer and autumn.  What I paid would have been about the same as I would have to upgrade my 2012 to a wet head but I love my RT and having the harley as a 2nd bike is a great combination. Do you have a second bike and what is it. 
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I have a 2012 RT & a 1981 Yamaha XJ650.

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My second bike.....
Had it for almost 4 years now from new, and its a keeper.
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QI am looking for a used Triumph Scrambler that I can paint and outfit like a Steve McQueen ISDT bike. Thought I found one as a winter project but the owner just couldnt part with it.  They are out there, I just have to find one! 
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My second bike. One dead Ducati. Rear blow out. Hit something that put a 1 inch split in the centre of the tyre. Got bored waiting for recovery so took a pic.


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I had a HD SuperGlide Custom for awhile and really liked it! It made for a great dayrider, but I didn't really have room for 2 and didn't ride it enough so it had to go.


Wish I could have kept it though, it was perfect for Cruising on those perfect summer days.
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My 2nd bike is a 2004 Honda VFR800. Completely different riding experience. I got it so my daughter can go riding with me.
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Jeff Dean -- http://bmwdean.com/r1200rtw.htm  -- Tucson, AZ, Madison, WI.  BMW RTs:  2015 R1200RT --  2007 R1200RT
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Seem to have a blue thing going on there - Wow what a fantastic paring.  I went for the Harley sportster to cruise around the lake district (UK).  Weather pretty good there too.
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A nice pair.  The R was only launched in UK a couple of weeks ago.  Wonder what colour your car is ?
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I had a test ride on the R sport version (not my colour scheme though) at Jefferies sale day where they introduced the 2015 R model.  What a performer - the acceloration nearly pulled my arms out of their sockets at first but then got used to it.  Very tempting but not this time round. Great bike though.
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