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i'm planning on purchasing a s3 upon my return from iraq. i have a few questions.

i plan on doing weekend rides with my wife on the back, and by the looks of it, if you make any sudden throttle movement she might fall off the back of the 1050.

i plan on spending enough to either buy a new 1050 or buying a 955 then adding mods, to make it my own. really dont like riding a stock bike.

i really like both bikes. so just looking for some over all opinions, likes and dislikes. maybe not dislikes but, i wish it had.

thanks
 

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My recommendation would be to get a 955i Daytona and convert it to a speed triple. More power, same frame, swap out to the T595 tail and get a set of corbin seats so wifey is comfy. Swap out the front forks for USD's and you're golden.

Otherwise, get a 1050 and have Corbin make a custom 2-up gunfighter seat for you with a back rest.
 

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If you REALLY want to have a comfy tourer, get a 1050 Sprint ST. My wifes is awesome 2-up and really fun solo too.
 

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If your wife is a smaller woman the 955 should be adequate. In addition to a better seat, she would probably appreciate having a grab bar mounted to the back too.

Another alternative you might want to consider is the Tiger 1050. I had a chance to ride one recently; it's a fun, fun bike and roomy enough for two. It's sort of a bigger, half-faired Speed Triple. ;)
 

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I recently got a 955 and one deciding factor for me was the seat size. I often ride 2 up and the 1050 just doesn't seem big enough unless you and your pillion are only small. My girlfriend wasn't keen on the lack of anything behind her on the 1050, even with the T-bar fitted. My 955 has a grab rail and is just the right size for us.
 

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Where are you comming home to? If it's close I'll take you out for a beer and let you ride my 955i. Before the beer, of course. Welcome home. :drink:
 
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thanks for the feed back that helps a lot.

as for the daytona to s3 i have thought about that. do u have a link for USD's?

dont want a tourer yet. just some short rides to the beach and back. the rest of the time we be hooligan and commuting.

well im stationed in hawaii, which is where i will be going. my home is panhandle nebraska, near sidney. any that are into hunting and fishing will know Cabela's.

edit: i do have a 05 636 for parts. would it be possible to use the forks and brakes.
 

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:finger: Cabela's! They take too much of my money! Their Prairie Du Cheine store is just down the road...

Having had both I actually think the 1050 is more comfortable, but what do I know.
 

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deviebw said:
thanks for the feed back that helps a lot.

as for the daytona to s3 i have thought about that. do u have a link for USD's?

dont want a tourer yet. just some short rides to the beach and back. the rest of the time we be hooligan and commuting.

well im stationed in hawaii, which is where i will be going. my home is panhandle nebraska, near sidney. any that are into hunting and fishing will know Cabela's.

edit: i do have a 05 636 for parts. would it be possible to use the forks and brakes.
I used to be stationed in Hawaii. What unit are you in? I was in 1/27 for a while then L.R.S.D. Best outta the way place to drink there is the Sugar Bar in Heleiwa. Cool little joint.
 

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I've got a 1050. I'm anything but small, my wifes average sized. We fit on the bike just fine. Wouldn't be great for any long trips, but 5 hours around the local mountain roads isn't bad. They're pretty close to the same, the 1050 does have a few updated parts that you wouldn't have to change. If it's looks, choose which one you like best, but the seat is just fine for two, I bet if they were to be measured they'd be close to the same square inches.
 

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I to like J-Pip have a 1050, I am anything but small but my wife has some junk in her trunk. Even though she only weighs in @ 120 her poe is large, but fits good. We strafe back road like it's our job. Over have the miles on my S3 are two up. I hang off the side, and my wife is right there with me. I've grinded the sliders on my boots with her on the back. When I brake hard she puts her hands on the tank, I don't even know she's back there! We stay out all day when we can 5 hours plus on any Saturday with good weather. I have a friend with a 955, and it rules.

IMHO it all depends on what 955i you can find used, and if you can't find one the 1050 kicks ass. Either way you don't lose!!
 

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I don't have a lot of motorcycle experience and I haul the ol' lady around on the back of my 1050. She's got an ass like a 12 year old boy and fits fine but doesn't care to spend much more than an hour in the seat. She says if she's gonna spend a lot of time with her knees up around her ears like that, we better have a bit more privacy. :devil: Just be gentle on the throttle and have her stay tucked in tight with you and it shouldn' t be a problem. But I think all will agree, riding two up is not Speedy's forte.

Lil Cat should be able to give a good perspective on this topic.

BTW - welcome back home. I'm a retired sailor that spent a fair amount of time in Hawaii and the Gulf. :drink:
 
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im in 3/25 avn, we just stood up before deployment. im an airtraffic controller, was formerly G avn reg.

availibility might cause some problems in hawaii, so i might be force into one or the other. i feel i will be happy with either choice. at least i wont be one of the crowd riding another jap bike!!

my wife is about 5'6" and around 125 lbs, so she should be able to fit on either one fine.
 

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Hey "Control" good to hear you're coming home safe and sound.
I'm a civvie approach controller in Oz.

What do you want from your bike?
The 955 conversion has more power, but it's mainly top end.
The 1050 has loads of torque all through the rev range.

Trippie does your girl ass look like Cheaps 12 y/o avatar???? :laugh: :laugh:

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