But anyway, as you've stated in another thread, the Hard Ball is another tube tired bike that could really put you in a crappy situation if you caught a nail out in BFE. Why would you want to spend all that money for a bagger like that? I'd be afraid to ride a bike like that away from civilization and that's a lot of bike for a bar hopper.
Well exactly.. A ton of little thoughts popped in my head about it while riding, such as if you're gonna go bagger, go sure-enough bagger.. Something meant to go the distance. Which explains why the CC's are such the rage.
I was thinking a conventional chromed out CC full-fairing, with a Focal speaker + Arc Audio amp sound system upgrade like they had in the store, dialed in with bag protection bars, forged engine guards, lowers maybe, highway pegs, cup-holder, and maybe even a luggage rack for the loooong hauls. I'd still go with some apes though.. They just fit me right.
Now THAT would be the way to go if you were going to do a tour bike.
An iron-butt ready bike you can still throw around in the twisties when you asked it to. The do everything bike and have your tunes coming at ya nice and clean in the process. WITH tubeless tires, but a repair kit with compressor in check.. just incase.
I'm with ya.
The bike I SHOULD be talking about is a CC in solid red, blacked out with Ness wheels that the owner is driving around but would sell. That'd be a great great scoot, though it's got a 21" up front that may fly in the face of a long-mile tour-scoot. But sitting there it's a work of art.
... Until then, since I'm in this High-Ball so good with a silly down payment, I'll hang on my steel-frame with contemplations of the wife-hauler weekend-fun-scoot later down the road. Though I'm shopping premium leather bags and a corbin tour seat, which is like blasphemy for a high-ball.
That much convenience and capacity on a bar-hopping high-ball would probably look like socks on a rooster.