looking for a sports tourer any ideas

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looking for a sports tourer any ideas

Post by tony volusia » Sep 15th, '20, 16:58

i am thinking i want a second bike to go with my Suzuki vl800 Volusia cruiser which i love .
but thinking about a first sport tourer so looking for a decent 2nd hand bike a 600cc to 750cc i think to start with
but as short in the leg i maybe restricted to what i can sit on and reach the floor
so any help on what to look for make year etc
will be most helpful and you never know i may even bring it out to next ride out
cheers in advance

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Re: looking for a sports tourer any ideas

Post by Ming » Sep 15th, '20, 17:12

Depends on budget but I had a Kawasaki Versys 650 and the previous owner had fitted longer dogbones which lowered the suspension. Dropped the forks through the yokes and even shortened the sidestand.
Frugal, quick enough and came with panniers and top box. Just found it a bit dull but it is very capable.

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Post by billinom8s » Sep 15th, '20, 17:24

I know of an old zzr1100

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Re: looking for a sports tourer any ideas

Post by Streetmann » Sep 15th, '20, 17:38

I'm in thoughts of possible selling my z750s 05 if they take your fancy i could think a little harder

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Re: looking for a sports tourer any ideas

Post by tony volusia » Sep 15th, '20, 19:36

having a look at one of these on Thursday what kind of cash you looking at
as will see if im happy sat on the one one thursday then if ok will message you to see your bike

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Re: looking for a sports tourer any ideas

Post by Streetmann » Sep 15th, '20, 20:25

tony volusia wrote:
Sep 15th, '20, 19:36
having a look at one of these on Thursday what kind of cash you looking at
as will see if im happy sat on the one one thursday then if ok will message you to see your bike
Have sent you a PM

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Re: looking for a sports tourer any ideas

Post by Robbo87 » Sep 15th, '20, 20:56

billinom8s wrote:
Sep 15th, '20, 17:24
I know of an old zzr1100

Just gone th mugged it's MOT
Now sold and living in Cheshire.

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Re: looking for a sports tourer any ideas

Post by MikeZ » Sep 15th, '20, 21:19

I have an old xj600 for sale (on here) - but i think it's probably not pretty enough, it is very comfy though.

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Re: looking for a sports tourer any ideas

Post by Tvrv37 » Sep 17th, '20, 06:18

I would suggest you take a look at a Suzuki GSX600/750f teapot.. Low seat height 790mm extremely comfortable enough power and cheap as chips. Engines are capable of high mileage without issues and still plenty around. They manufactured them until 2005. Chuck a set of throw overs on them and a trip to Europe beckons.
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Re: looking for a sports tourer any ideas

Post by ptolemyx » Sep 17th, '20, 15:21

Fazer 1000 will soon be available. The better fuelled gen 1. 2001 but in flippin' good nick. PM me, if that might float your boat...
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Re: looking for a sports tourer any ideas

Post by Ming » Sep 17th, '20, 16:47

ptolemyx wrote:
Sep 17th, '20, 15:21
Fazer 1000 will soon be available. The better fuelled gen 1. 2001 but in flippin' good nick. PM me, if that might float your boat...
Wish I still had the strength to hold it up - I'd have had another in a heartbeat. Had 2 Gen 1's, both Ivanised and fantastic sports tourers.

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