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Old 25th January 2019, 04:13 PM
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look out for something with a shaft drive. save on all that chain and sprocket maintenance and replacement.

https://www.donedeal.ie/motorbikes-f...0-abs/20423605

No sure how your height would go on it.

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Old 25th January 2019, 06:21 PM
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Originally Posted by mope_head
Like the look of these, I'm same height so interesting you find it comfortable. Not many around though..
I'm on the lookout for a diavel or vmax myself so mine could be up for sale soon
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Old 25th January 2019, 06:45 PM
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I find long legs hit the fairing on fjr
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Old 25th January 2019, 07:26 PM
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You're in large touring or adventure bike territory, mpg, comfort and maintenance. The super ten is well known for handling big mileage and suit a tall fella. Fair play to the 6'7 guy on the VFR, I found them very small. Tracer is a lot smaller than it looks, cramped. You want good distance between seat and foot peg, lot of the full size adventure bikes would work. Personally I have a Trophy, great on motorway, ok on arms and if you've large feet, bit tight in town, but really depends on how tight the traffic is you're getting through.
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Old 25th January 2019, 07:43 PM
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Originally Posted by chopper
I find long legs hit the fairing on fjr
Yeah bit cramped around the knees for me as well. Great machines ,nice to work on too.

I think the biggest consideration needs to be placed on maintenance. 1k mls a month,be a minor and major service every year between one thing and another thatíll need doing. The heavy ones will need a set of tyres every year too,sooner on some of them,particularly if itís lots of straight roads .
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Old 25th January 2019, 09:31 PM
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Blackbird would be option well under budget.
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Old 25th January 2019, 10:14 PM
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just a crazy thought..suzuki bandit 1250...big powerful comfy very reliable...it ll do everything..its not the best at any 1 thing...but its good at everything...and well within ur budget
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Old 26th January 2019, 11:34 AM
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GTR 1400 for me. I do 10k kms a year on it. No problem filtering in Dublin cc. Heavy at 300kgs but surprisingly nimble at low speeds. Plenty of room for gear. Tank range for me on mostly motorways is 300km. The rear tyre lasts approx 8-9k kms on the mileage that I do. Shaft so no chain lubing and brake pads are easily changed. I stepped up from an ER6F to the GTR due to my commute. Nothing over complicated to break on it and it goes like f$ck.
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Old 26th January 2019, 03:12 PM
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Originally Posted by scarebus03
GTR 1400 for me. I do 10k kms a year on it. No problem filtering in Dublin cc. Heavy at 300kgs but surprisingly nimble at low speeds. Plenty of room for gear. Tank range for me on mostly motorways is 300km. The rear tyre lasts approx 8-9k kms on the mileage that I do. Shaft so no chain lubing and brake pads are easily changed. I stepped up from an ER6F to the GTR due to my commute. Nothing over complicated to break on it and it goes like f$ck.
Gtr is a nice bus,you need extra fingers and knuckles for doing spark plugs on them and the zzr14
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Old 26th January 2019, 11:56 PM
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I've tried the FJR for size and as chop says the knees are hitting off the fairing. . . Totally forgot to measure the new side gate. . .

GTR might be a bit wide - as will ZZR im guessing. . . will measure and report back.

Also - any chain driven bike, first purchase would be a scott oiler. Best bit of kit for keeping the chain in top condition.
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Old 26th January 2019, 11:58 PM
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I've ridden the MT09 - tracer and base model. Nice bikes but even still for my size (6 4) its a bit cramped.

I did once own a blackbird - loved that bike thats why Im leaning towards the sports tourers - zzr's and busa etc. . . Have had a weekend on a GS (que the hatters) so also like the idea of a tall adventure (not the GS though)
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Old 27th January 2019, 01:50 AM
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Originally Posted by manbearpig
I've ridden the MT09 - tracer and base model. Nice bikes but even still for my size (6 4) its a bit cramped.

I did once own a blackbird - loved that bike thats why Im leaning towards the sports tourers - zzr's and busa etc. . . Have had a weekend on a GS (que the hatters) so also like the idea of a tall adventure (not the GS though)
The tiger is a fun bike, not too bad filtering, legs would cramp up after about a half hour but I had the heed crash bars which are nice and wide and served asa nice leg rest for cruising. Took motorway miles fine. No reliability issues, scottoiler so I didn't manually oil or clean the chain in the 8000km's I did on it and it still looked brand new, only adjusted it once I think. My headers rusted badly with cracks appearing, this was only an issue with a few '13 models afaik.
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Old 28th January 2019, 08:34 PM
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Get the big tiger instead of the 800,or you'll be sorry after the x11!also,get another blackbird lol or maybe try the triumph sprint 1050 for size?
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Old 28th January 2019, 10:15 PM
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Try the tigersport 1050
More poke than the tiger 800, cross runner/ Africa twin, lighter and more nimble than the 1200
I have mine for over 4 years, no hassle with it
Not bad for filtering, but mirrors are same height as the posher soft reader cages
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Old 31st January 2019, 12:14 AM
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Pan ST 1300 reasonably priced and easy on the maint
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Old 13th March 2019, 03:24 PM
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Just a quick bump on this thread - side lane is only 1m (39 inches in width)

Very tight.

Anyone have similar and running a nice commuter bike?
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Old 14th March 2019, 02:10 PM
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Originally Posted by manbearpig
Just a quick bump on this thread - side lane is only 1m (39 inches in width)

Very tight.

Anyone have similar and running a nice commuter bike?
Latest Tracer 900 has one of many reviews here and is quoting bar width as being 850mm. The 2015-2017 one was 950mm and I'm in the same position as you with a normal width side entrance for my TDM900.

https://www.bennetts.co.uk/bikesocia...ad-test-review

On TDM900 ownership.....

I've had my 2007 bike since 2009.

Original chain and sprockets lasted 8 years of commuting until 48k kms using a scottoiler. As did the battery. Only replaced the brake cable at that time also as it had run out of adjustment.

The only time the bike gave non standard type of trouble was when one of the HT leads started arcing off of the frame which is a known fault. Covered it with a length of fuel line and insulating tape and never gave trouble again. Averages about 280kms to a tank of juice or 46mpg.
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Old 14th March 2019, 02:21 PM
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Originally Posted by manbearpig
Just a quick bump on this thread - side lane is only 1m (39 inches in width)

Very tight.

Anyone have similar and running a nice commuter bike?
One metre is wider than most bikes. My side gate is just 820mm which
is enough for the ZZR11 and the Bandit S which is wider than the ZZR.
I have to fold back the mirrors to get through.

Next door have the same gate width. They have room for a GSX-R 1000,
but not enough for a Honda Pan 1100 (W: 935mm).
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Old 14th March 2019, 05:00 PM
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Originally Posted by crispy
Latest Tracer 900 has one of many reviews here and is quoting bar width as being 850mm. The 2015-2017 one was 950mm and I'm in the same position as you with a normal width side entrance for my TDM900.

https://www.bennetts.co.uk/bikesocia...ad-test-review

On TDM900 ownership.....

I've had my 2007 bike since 2009.

Original chain and sprockets lasted 8 years of commuting until 48k kms using a scottoiler. As did the battery. Only replaced the brake cable at that time also as it had run out of adjustment.

The only time the bike gave non standard type of trouble was when one of the HT leads started arcing off of the frame which is a known fault. Covered it with a length of fuel line and insulating tape and never gave trouble again. Averages about 280kms to a tank of juice or 46mpg.

Good stuff there xrispy - have had the tdm and the tracer on the list

Like the TDM a little more :)
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