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San Fransisco area bike rental

I am thinking about flying to San Fransisco in mid september to spend about a week in Northern California. I have been looking for rental bikes but 99% is Harley's or GoldWing for $75 or more a day.
Nothing wrong with Harley's or GoldWing. I owned and loved both, but I rather have a cheaper and lighter bike like my BMW F650GS or a bike like a BMW R850 or something like that for a nicer price.

Does anyone know about bike rentals that are not only for rich tourist and that have more choice then only the big expensive bikes ?

What is the average price for a simpel motelroom in the area North of San Francisco ? No luxery, just a bed to sleep in and a shower after a day riding. All information in welcome.
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I have been looking for rental bikes but 99% is Harley's or GoldWing for $75 or more a day.
If you can rent a motorcycle for $75 a day, that is CHEAP!
I have seen sites renting KLRs for more than $100 a day.

I searched with google, and in about 2 minutes found this website that has links to places renting all sorts of bikes, even dirtbikes:
California Motorcycle Rental, renting BMW Harley Sportbike San Francisco Tours
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I searched with google, and in about 2 minutes found this website that has links to places renting all sorts of bikes, even dirtbikes:
California Motorcycle Rental, renting BMW Harley Sportbike San Francisco Tours
Offcourse I googled too before I posted my question and I did find this company but they ask between $129 and $149/day for a BMW F650GS. Not very interesting for me.
I hope that someone local in San Francisco know's a cheap rental.

A Sportster XL883 may be the cheapest bike to rent but then I have not much luggage capacity. I keep searching.

Anyway, thanks for searching for me.
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If you can rent a motorcycle for $75 a day, that is CHEAP!
You are right. The price I saw was 75 Euro a day and that is more then $100. My mistake.
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