Decisions and decisions and Ducatis and BMWs and Triumphs

Discussion in 'UK Motorcycles' started by [email protected], Nov 2, 2010.

  1. I can't ride all the bikes I have. Not any more: not now I'm ploughing
    a furrow between SW London and the City, instead of doing 80 miles a
    day down to Kent and back. And the garage is full.

    I know I said I'd never flog the 750SS, but the logical decision seems
    to be to get shot of it, and the K1100LT and the Street Triple and the
    K1100LT and buy one single bike, which would probably be that new
    Triumph 800 Tiger (the more off-road oriented one). I mean, I'm still
    looking for the 'right' GPZ900R and right now, I've nowhere to put it
    if I do find it.

    Carl Rosner would offer £5k for the Trip against the Tiger, which is a
    pretty good deal. Well, hell, it's only done about 2500 miles in 18
    months. The Duke... well, prices seem to have lifted a bit on the
    750SS model, and it's hard to find a good'un for under £1500, so that
    would probably be the price. Refurbed tank, just completely serviced
    (belts, shims, the lot) brand new tyres, new brake linings, decent
    chain & sprox, a few useful spares and service items, 30 miles.....

    And the K? It's done 41k miles, and is a bloody good bike. Full
    luggage, obviously. New battery. Again, some useful spares (there's a
    headlight, a pannier and a rear wheel, for starters). Tyres are OK -
    probably 2000-3000 left in them, and there's a brand new Avon Azaro
    for the rear. I'd lob that in as well. Recent brake pads. It's got to
    be £1750 worth all day long.

    There's a huge amount of history with both bikes - sheaves of
    receipts. Both have been meticulously maintained, utterly regardless
    of cost. Owners' handbooks present and correct for both. Plenty of T&T
    on both. And plnety of ukrm-ers have seen them often enough to know
    they're good bikes. SW London area.

    Anyone? chateau dot murray at idnet dot com if you're interested
     
    [email protected], Nov 2, 2010
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    Pete Fisher Guest

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    Too late! Though I still think the Shiver is more 'me'.

    Would you believe I was offered £400 for GFR#2 (L reg v. low milegae on
    the speedo) as a PX?

    15 years ago perhaps. My long distance touring days on 2 wheels are
    over.
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    Pete Fisher, Nov 2, 2010
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    Hog Guest

    I can't believe you would go through all that and not buy a Multistrada 1200
    S (touring)
     
    Hog, Nov 2, 2010
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    platypus Guest

    I've outed everything except the Z200, and that was only spared
    because of special pleading/end-of-an-era type protests. Today I gave
    away all my motorcycle magazines. The Duck would be tempting, but not
    now: maybe a year ago, maybe in a couple of years time.

    You do realise this is the wrong time of year to be selling
    motorcycles?
     
    platypus, Nov 2, 2010
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  5. It's just a question of space. I've got a GN250, a TS250 dirt bike
    project, and a seconbd TS250 as a donor/template bike. And I just
    don't ride the Duke any more.
     
    [email protected], Nov 2, 2010
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    Gingerpose Guest


    http://www.breakingpoint.co.uk/Kawasaki.html

    There's one listed here, located in Aberdeen. Not much info on it, apart
    from a few pictures. Always found the guys there to be decent enough to
    deal with, prices perhaps a bit steep though.

    Ainslie
     
    Gingerpose, Nov 2, 2010
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  7. No, that's a fair dealer price and it's exactly what I'm looking for.
    But it's in bloody Aberdeen.
     
    [email protected], Nov 2, 2010
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    Gingerpose Guest

    Aye but there's a handy former gpz900r-owning courier in the locale :)
     
    Gingerpose, Nov 2, 2010
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  9. Aye, but I'm not buying it sight unseen....

    Unless this Fairy Godmother Courier can vet it properly...?
     
    [email protected], Nov 2, 2010
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    Gingerpose Guest

    I'd love to say yes, however my knowledge of the steed extends just about
    far enough to ascertain the presence of air in the tyres and fuel in the
    tank. I would happily go and have a look/take pictures etc for you, as it is
    only two minutes from work. You would need to give me a list of what you
    want looked at.
     
    Gingerpose, Nov 2, 2010
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    boxerboy Guest

    Must remember not to bring any money with me at the weekend
    <pauses for thought>
    Mind SWBO will beat any bike buying out of me if I get tempted

    Boxerboy
     
    boxerboy, Nov 2, 2010
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    Nige Guest

    I go to dundee all the time, it's another hour up to Aberdeen...you pay the
    train ticket, i ridie it back :)
     
    Nige, Nov 2, 2010
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