...... or for a range of wider posteriors!jmillheiser wrote:I've also found that the seating position on a standard (like the bandit) is more accomodating for a wider range of riders.
What year? I love my Venture, just wish it had the new VMax engine in it... )dablade wrote:Update: my wife decided she missed riding with me, (she does not like the back seat on the FJR) so she put a bid on a Yamaha Royalstar Midnight Venture on E-Bay. She won the auction, and we flew to Birmingham to ride it home. That was fun. A great 600 mile adventure. 2weeks later we traded it in on another Gold Wing. We still own the FJR, also, but now I get some more quality time in the saddle with my wife.
The rear shock probably needed some air...dablade wrote:The Venture was a 2005. What a beautiful machine! I thought it had just enough power, but I prefer a stiffer suspension. It just seemed "floaty", perhaps mushy in the corners.
I mostly use my bike for commuting in the warmer months & touring...I think my current bike kinda coaxes me into riding more agressively than I would like...so I am leaning to cruiser or adventure type bikes...I've always liked the V Strom, but I felt the 650 might be a little lacking on the hiway...I am now starting to think that I should just get a bike that I feel comfortable on and not worry about the performance so much...so maybe something in the 650 to 800cc area would be the "right sized" bike for me...insurance is cheaper, fuel consumption is lower and they won't get you into trouble as quickly!!totalmotorcycle wrote:madjak30 - I like you on the Victory as well, but it's quite a different bike vs the Ninja 1000 and Concours. What type of riding do you see yourself doing most? City/Highway/Touring/Curves?