What would you buy?

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Re: What would you buy?

Post by rumpoldstilskin » 07 Feb 2018, 19:08

1993 Honda XR600R, a spare set of road wheels and some throw over panniers and still have 2/3k spare

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Post by Clarkey » 07 Feb 2018, 21:16

rumpoldstilskin wrote:1993 Honda XR600R, a spare set of road wheels and some throw over panniers and still have 2/3k spare
Yeah, you're known for sticking under budget, lol

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Post by rumpoldstilskin » 07 Feb 2018, 21:38

Clarkey wrote:
rumpoldstilskin wrote:1993 Honda XR600R, a spare set of road wheels and some throw over panniers and still have 2/3k spare
Yeah, you're known for sticking under budget, lol

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Re: What would you buy?

Post by Goody » 08 Feb 2018, 02:00

Probably a tuono but the mk 1 factory in black ( fucking gorgeous IMO) or tl 1000 maybe an sp 1/2 but then again a super duke 990 ticks the boxes as well, good job I can only fit one bike in the shed or this thread could get me in some serious trouble lol

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Post by CRM » 08 Feb 2018, 09:11

tough one this, 5k buys a hell of a lot of bike. either a pristine nice last of the analogue bikes like a blade or R1 of that era, or even a modern bike.

Personally for me i am stuck in the dark ages and while i know just how good and fast modern bikes are - they just don't really blow my skirt up any more.

I have said it before and will say it again, if i had to flog all my bikes and keep one for life as a "do it all" bike - it would without doubt be my NC30.
No other bike i own or have owned or ridden has made me smile and enjoy riding as much. Sure many are much faster but that's not the point for me, any one can pin a throttle back and see huge numbers. I personally enjoy being the under dog.

So for me, my answer would be a classic something like either a nice NC30, perhaps a late CR250 or even an up and coming classic like a 636 B1H
None of these will lose money and each will be great fun to ride.
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Re: What would you buy?

Post by Occams Razor » 08 Feb 2018, 14:17

lee wrote:
07 Feb 2018, 18:15
Occams Razor wrote:Tuono or RSV, the old V-Twin one of course, still miss mine.
You still got the tracer?


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Re: What would you buy?

Post by jaffa1963 » 09 Feb 2018, 08:12

I think I'd get an old DR350 or XR400 and go round Spain and Portugal via little back roads and trails until the £5000 ran out.

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Post by jimmytanko » 09 Feb 2018, 13:31

CRM wrote:tough one this, 5k buys a hell of a lot of bike. either a pristine nice last of the analogue bikes like a blade or R1 of that era, or even a modern bike.

Personally for me i am stuck in the dark ages and while i know just how good and fast modern bikes are - they just don't really blow my skirt up any more.

I have said it before and will say it again, if i had to flog all my bikes and keep one for life as a "do it all" bike - it would without doubt be my NC30.
No other bike i own or have owned or ridden has made me smile and enjoy riding as much. Sure many are much faster but that's not the point for me, any one can pin a throttle back and see huge numbers. I personally enjoy being the under dog.

So for me, my answer would be a classic something like either a nice NC30, perhaps a late CR250 or even an up and coming classic like a 636 B1H
None of these will lose money and each will be great fun to ride.
I wish I still had my NC30. Selling that and the tuono was hard.

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Re: What would you buy?

Post by lee » 09 Feb 2018, 13:49

Some interesting answers.

Anyone wanting to go touring on an xr400 / 600 is a masochist.
I made the mistake of going to france on a supermoto.
I realised it was a mistake just south of warrington.
I love twins but also want a decent riding position. That pretty much rules out the rsv.
Love naked bikes but after a while the lack of wind protection can become a chore.
So i want a bike with plenty of torque, a decent comfortable riding position and a fairing this time.
So its the zzr1400 for me too.
The 08 on bikes which had some updates to sort earlier issues on the 06-07 machines are bang on the budget and its a hell of a lot of bike for the money.




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Re: What would you buy?

Post by CRM » 09 Feb 2018, 14:30

jimmytanko wrote:
09 Feb 2018, 13:31
I wish I still had my NC30. Selling that and the tuono was hard.

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Wanna buy another ? i got 2 here i am going to let go this year
Ones got a paintjob, but is MOT'd and very well oiled it goes well and its a good runner. £2500
The other is in bits, complete but a project. all the bodywork was pretty beat, but without a bodykit stands me at £900
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