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Thread: What is the best bike to ride to avoid contacting Coronavirus?

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    Nick Kennedy
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    What is the best bike to ride to avoid contacting Coronavirus?

    I've got running
    A 1978 R-80
    A 1990 K75RT
    A 2014 Kawasaki C-14

    Which is the best choice to ride and not catch Corona Virus?

    I rode the K75RT today and feel fine BTW

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    Quote Originally Posted by nickrides View Post
    I've got running
    A 1978 R-80
    A 1990 K75RT
    A 2014 Kawasaki C-14

    Which is the best choice to ride and not catch Corona Virus?

    I rode the K75RT today and feel fine BTW
    The best ride to avoid Covid 19 is the K75 of course. The R80 gives off fumes that might attract the virus, and the Kaw is simply just the wrong juju for this purpose. K75! Yes !

    p.s. The battery on my K75 let me down today so I did the 240 mile around the block ride on my G310GS.
    Last edited by PGlaves; 03-15-2020 at 01:57 PM.
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    What ever bike is legal and running

    What ever bike you have running that is legal and running. Ride faster than the virus. Don't stop long enough for it to stick. St.

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    It's not the type of bike, it's that you RIDE ALONE!

    And don't go into these places!


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    I would ride the Kawasaki. It was built near the Fukushima nuclear reactor and therefore the virus cannot live on, or near, it.
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    Being in Colorado you likely still need to carry along the heated jacket liner and gloves on most days. Unless you have upgraded the charging system on the R80 (or use careful rpm and thermostat control) the airhead would not be the best choice.

    I don't know about the Kawasaki, but the K75 should be ok. I ride my K75S with heated jacket liner and gloves, no worries.

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    Any of the F model bikes. Everyone will social distance themselves from you when you ride it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mcmxcivrs View Post
    Any of the F model bikes. Everyone will social distance themselves from you when you ride it.
    A Pontiac Aztek would have the same effect. Instant isolation!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Subman View Post
    A Pontiac Aztek would have the same effect. Instant isolation!

    Current: 2007 BMW R1200RT, 2013 F800GS
    Former: 1995 BMW K75S, 2009 BMW G650GS
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    Quote Originally Posted by PGlaves View Post
    The best ride to avoid Covid 19 is the K75 of course. The R80 gives off fumes that might attract the virus, and the Kaw is simply just the wrong juju for this purpose. K75! Yes !

    p.s. The battery on my K75 let me down today so I did the 240 mile around the block ride on my G310GS.
    Yes, the K75 is the best choice.
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    1972 R75/5, 1990 K75, 1990 K1, 1992 K75S, 2003 K1200RS

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    I've, got new Michelin Pilot Activ tires on the K75RT
    No way the Corona is gonna get me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcmxcivrs View Post
    Any of the F model bikes. Everyone will social distance themselves from you when you ride it.
    That might generate some personal emails to you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcmxcivrs View Post
    Any of the F model bikes. Everyone will social distance themselves from you when you ride it.
    Oh, that's just cruel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nickrides View Post
    I've, got new Michelin Pilot Activ tires on the K75RT
    No way the Corona is gonna get me!
    Nice tires! I agree - go fast - make 'em catch ya'!
    Greg Feeler
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    1972 R75/5, 1990 K75, 1990 K1, 1992 K75S, 2003 K1200RS

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