- From: The Real Bev <bashley101+usenet@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 08 Apr 2006 22:57:48 -0700
The Real Bev <bashley101+usenet@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Sounds like the retired KZP-1000 I rode at the Alameda County Sheriff's > training center. Comfortable, upright, low seat height, the air-cooled > Inline 4 seems to run forever.
I never want to have to deal with four carbs again. Ever. Two would be bad enough, but I figure that's all I can get. I'd also worry about the weight...
If you know how to make 1 carb work, you know how to make 4 work.
There's the balancing thing and there's the manual dexterity thing that requires you to stuff a clod of rubber (or 4 clods of rubber, it's been a while) between the carbs and the engine without having a leak. I regard that as sheer luck, and fraught with peril, especially since you can't see the middle two really well.
I don't think any of the bikes that will fit your bill are going to be light.
I looked up the weight of my 550GS, which is 450 pounds, give or take, and I had a trunk sitting up on the rear rack. The 800cc cruisers seemed to weigh around 500 pounds and you could probably carry low bags. That's not a big deal. Roughly one five-year-old grandspawn.
I know I'm going to regret not buying that Intruder...
If he had any brains, he'd take them out and play with them.