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    Wtb: Inexpensive street bike


    Looking for an inexpensive street bike that can easily do 2 up reasonably comfortably and has a pretty standard or sport touring riding position. Thinking FJR, FZ, k1200, Bonnie…could be a variety of things. Prefer something with bags for commuting.

    Looking for inexpensive, but not a POS. Budget of 2500-3500 ish.

    Should have jumped on that multi before Duncan got it!


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    Re: Wtb: Inexpensive street bike

    See if anyone is selling a Tiger 1050. Triumph discontinued them here so they sell for peanuts . Some have ABS.

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    Re: Wtb: Inexpensive street bike

    Thinking about replacing my 2010 Street Triple with a new Triple RS. Let me know if you are interested.

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    Re: Wtb: Inexpensive street bike

    Quote Originally Posted by Jewcati View Post
    Looking for an inexpensive street bike that can easily do 2 up reasonably comfortably and has a pretty standard or sport touring riding position. Thinking FJR, FZ, k1200, Bonnie…could be a variety of things. Prefer something with bags for commuting.

    Looking for inexpensive, but not a POS. Budget of 2500-3500 ish.

    Should have jumped on that multi before Duncan got it!


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    You would have needed to get up pretty early in the morning to beat me to that deal

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    Re: Wtb: Inexpensive street bike

    How 'bout a Concours? Think I've been seeing a few on Marketplace at reasonable prices.

    F'rinstance, a 2001 with 34K miles at $3200, and a 1995 with 36K miles at $3150

    Or CL, eg, at the low end,

    https://southcoast.craigslist.org/mc...300348836.html

    https://newhaven.craigslist.org/mcy/...299336181.html

    Or a Yam FZ1 -- those come up at reasonable prices sometimes -- not as good for two-up, though, I'd guess. I had a 2007 FZ6 (from NESR) that was a great bike I shoulda kept -- these hold their value it seems, going for the same or more as the Concours(s).


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    Re: Wtb: Inexpensive street bike

    Quote Originally Posted by Karate.Snoopy View Post
    Thinking about replacing my 2010 Street Triple with a new Triple RS. Let me know if you are interested.
    Nice bike, but not really what I am looking for


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    Re: Wtb: Inexpensive street bike

    http://www.komplexinc.com/motoconsul...torcycles.html

    Nice looking FJR for sale. Not sure what they are asking for a price, maybe worth a phone call.

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    Re: Wtb: Inexpensive street bike

    Here ya go https://www.facebook.com/marketplace...7476494921800/
    $300 for a Givi topcase and rack and you’re well under budget.

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    Re: Wtb: Inexpensive street bike

    Quote Originally Posted by MattR302 View Post
    Here ya go https://www.facebook.com/marketplace...7476494921800/
    $300 for a Givi topcase and rack and you’re well under budget.
    Bandit for sure [thumbsup] -- most undervalued bike out there.

    A few years ago I had a 2002 Bandit carb'd 5-speed, really great machine. You could select 2nd or 3rd and ride it all day like an automatic.

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    Re: Wtb: Inexpensive street bike

    Quote Originally Posted by MattR302 View Post
    Here ya go https://www.facebook.com/marketplace...7476494921800/
    $300 for a Givi topcase and rack and you’re well under budget.
    Great find! Messaged the guy...

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    Quote Originally Posted by 01xj View Post
    http://www.komplexinc.com/motoconsul...torcycles.html

    Nice looking FJR for sale. Not sure what they are asking for a price, maybe worth a phone call.
    They don't have it. they also say they don't have a website. so thats weird

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    Re: Wtb: Inexpensive street bike

    https://www.facebook.com/marketplace...1698387882367/

    What do you all think of the mileage in this one? Too high?


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    Re: Wtb: Inexpensive street bike

    Quote Originally Posted by Jewcati View Post
    https://www.facebook.com/marketplace...1698387882367/

    What do you all think of the mileage in this one? Too high?


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    Me personally, it wouldn't bother me. I'd look at it, hear it, ask about the history. I bought a bike from Nault's Windham about 10 years ago, have stopped in many times since. If you call or go, see if the salesman named Cliff is there, be sure to talk to him -- straight shooter IME.

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    Re: Wtb: Inexpensive street bike

    No. Those motors are rep'ed to go just about forever.

    They added electronic cruise control, 2014+ I think. When I was looking at them I had convinced myself I *needed* that.
    Also the earlier models were 5-speed. I think it was 2016 when they went to a 6-speed.

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    Re: Wtb: Inexpensive street bike

    Hopefully the valves have been checked/adjusted over that time. If it has records, it's probably a good option. Great bike, I had one for a while. Great 2 up, though stock, the fork springs are so weak, they or out of spec for sag without rider. I put a Penske shock and stiffer fork springs on mine. Electric windshield is great. You can ride in the rain and stay dry.

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    Yeah...for that price I think I will have to check it out. Even if i ride it for a few years and then sell it for half I'd be ok with that

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    Re: Wtb: Inexpensive street bike

    Just saw this -- pics look very good -- IDK much about Beemers or if that is a good price for that model --

    1995 BMW R 1100 RT
    Low miles for a Beemer
    25K miles
    Runs great
    New brakes, battery
    Handles super tight
    Retractable windshield
    Detachable hard bags

    Very clean
    3800

    https://boston.craigslist.org/sob/mc...314613461.html

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    Re: Wtb: Inexpensive street bike

    I love the RT. The 1100 is one of the highlights in my mind. Later 1200's of some eras seem less reliable to me; too much electronics, not enough motorcycle. I have a friend that has poured 10's of thousands of fairly trouble free miles into an 1100 RT. Transmissions are a bit clunky. Generally a somewhat unrefined, "agricultural" feel. But they go good and were still "just a motorcycle" in that era.
    I think parts availability might be starting to be a thing for those.

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    Re: Wtb: Inexpensive street bike

    bags on the 150. done.

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    Re: Wtb: Inexpensive street bike

    there is actually a r1100s I am looking at too that looks like it could fit the bill

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    Re: Wtb: Inexpensive street bike

    Quote Originally Posted by Jewcati View Post
    https://www.facebook.com/marketplace...1698387882367/

    What do you all think of the mileage in this one? Too high?


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    Looks like it may need new tires - that another $500-$600 installed. The BMW R1100RT looks very good

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    Re: Wtb: Inexpensive street bike

    A bit over your budget, but only 10k miles and new tires:
    https://southcoast.craigslist.org/mc...312475404.html
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    Re: Wtb: Inexpensive street bike

    A little less orthodox but these are a blast and cheap
    https://www.facebook.com/marketplace...5633648234261/

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    Re: Wtb: Inexpensive street bike

    what about a VFR? I see them pop up in your range. Great bikes.

    You could also go full bagger and pick up an old wing or Venture cheap, probably well under your budget. There is a growing trend to make them into adv or cafe bikes so you can mix it up if you wanted too.

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    Re: Wtb: Inexpensive street bike

    I sold my 07 vfr800 with 15k on it with luggage for like 3800 2 years ago. def should have kept that one after my kid was born

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