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    Quote Originally Posted by Burque73 View Post
    +1 on that! One beer and I won't even sit on the bike (temptation). Also I've found it very difficult to drive and ride at the same time but I am willing to learn!??

    But seriously, I'd love to have a little zip around town bike like a 250 or 400 something or other.
    I love my XJ650 for short trips, and if I wander into town.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Burque73 View Post
    But seriously, I'd love to have a little zip around town bike like a 250 or 400 something or other.
    Some people might poo-poo the idea, or find them too small, but I have an absolute blast tossing our Rebel 250 around in city traffic.
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    I didnt mean to stur up the pot with the drinking and driving thing guys, the term bar hopper is just a name my buddys and i always called the smaller bikes like that you know..
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    Quote Originally Posted by thebrandonbeezy View Post
    I didnt mean to stur up the pot with the drinking and driving thing guys, the term bar hopper is just a name my buddys and i always called the smaller bikes like that you know..
    Its all good Brandon. I figured you were just describing something like a cafe bike, hopping from one to the next not necessarily with a belly full of beer. Still a good topic to throw out there once in a while.


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    The best bar hopper I had was a DR400. Light, nimble, pokey and always ready to go.

    Some bars were pretty far away...

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    I always figured a bar hopper was a cool looking, but very uncomfortable bike to ride. Like a bobber of chopper not designed for long rides, hense the bar hopper. Designed more for posing while you're at the next stop than going for a soul cleaning ride.
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    Me thinks we're discussing potentially different bikes. While I feel no need to impress, I think a typical bar hopper / bike night bike would be a little over the top, and generally not good for long rides.

    An in town bomber sounds like more of what's in question here. A small easy bike with perhaps a means to carry small items back from the spirits store, etc. This is exactly my intent for the rusty old scooter if it ever gets a title and registered.

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    Maybe something like this? Nimble, compact, looks fun!



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    parhopper.jpg

    This is my bar hopper...much safer after a couple cold ones...
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    Quote Originally Posted by dorkburger View Post
    Me thinks we're discussing potentially different bikes. While I feel no need to impress, I think a typical bar hopper / bike night bike would be a little over the top, and generally not good for long rides.

    An in town bomber sounds like more of what's in question here. A small easy bike with perhaps a means to carry small items back from the spirits store, etc. This is exactly my intent for the rusty old scooter if it ever gets a title and registered.
    As long as the vin is clean i might be able to help with that
    -My life's on time but again my sense is late.
    Feel a might unsteady but I still have to play.-

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    1975 tc185 (future home of a t500 twin)
    1997 katana 600 (parts bike)
    1993 yamaha fzr1000 ex-up Genesis (next big resto)
    1983 KTM mxc 250
    1979 gs850g (past bike)

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