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    Nick Kennedy
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    This is a kinda of late to the party response..
    But I've got to echo what Voni wrote
    Get ABS
    I got ABS this summer and I feel MUCH safer.
    In a emergency fully clamp on the brakes, all the way and try and swerve around your problem.
    ABS works really good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by royce View Post
    If you are open to another brand, then I recommend you go with either a Honda or Yamaha (most reliable bikes made), choose some model comparable to the BMW 800 or 310.
    You can buy a brand new Honda CB500X and some accessories with your budget and it will last “for the duration.” It’s the perfect bike for lane splitting and all those delicious NorCal twisties.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Visian View Post
    You can buy a brand new Honda CB500X and some accessories with your budget and it will last “for the duration.” It’s the perfect bike for lane splitting and all those delicious NorCal twisties.
    Read about that bike in Rider yesterday. Sounds like a nice bike for not much money.

    https://ridermagazine.com/2019/08/06...t-ride-review/

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    Yes
    That Honda CB500X is ALOT of bike for the money.
    And it being Honda will hold its value and go forever.

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    Jenny Morgan did a great long term review of the BMW 310GS on ADV. Sounds like a great little machine.
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    That 310's motor is just too small for me.
    I've got a
    1978 R80
    1990 K75 RT
    2014 Kawasaki Concours 14 ABS
    While you can tour on anything that runs those first two bikes listed are as small as I'd want to go anywhere very far on.
    But thats just me .
    That Honda CB500X does look like a very nice multi use machine at a great price.
    If my significant other threw a tizzy and said to get rid of two bikes and limit myself to one, that might be the one.
    But the Concours is a mighty fine super sport touring machine, easy to ride fast or slow, comfortable, reliable, low maintenance, excellent saddle bags and heated grips. Big windscreen from the factory. Great side and center stand. No engine heat. Massive brakes.
    No problems, no recalls.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nickrides View Post
    That 310's motor is just too small for me.
    I've got a
    1978 R80
    1990 K75 RT
    2104 Kawasaki Concours 14 ABS
    While you can tour on anything that runs those first two bikes listed are as small as I'd want to go anywhere very far on.
    But thats just me .
    That Honda CB500X does look like a very nice multi use machine at a great price.
    If my significant other threw a tizzy and said to get rid of two bikes and limit myself to one, that might be the one.
    But the Concours is a mighty fine super sport touring machine, easy to ride fast or slow, comfortable, reliable, low maintenance, excellent saddle bags and heated grips. Big windscreen from the factory. Great side and center stand. No engine heat. Massive brakes.
    No problems, no recalls.
    Well, of course there are no recalls. They haven't made the 2104 Concours yet. Check back in 85 years or so.

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    Nick Kennedy
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    Ok Doug
    Fixed it
    Thanks for pointing that out!

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