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Offline Tom J.

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Re: need your help targeting good bike for price point
« Reply #30 on: June 01, 2011, 08:44:46 am »
...did the Voyager have KiPass ???   Ha!  -gotta work KiPass into every thread.
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Re: need your help targeting good bike for price point
« Reply #31 on: June 16, 2011, 04:59:25 pm »
I'm partial to Kawi's, but might I suggest you expand your search to include the Yamaha Venture Royale... looks just like the Voyager.  The father-in-law had one (the Yamaha) waaaay back in the day.  Good running bike, very strong V-4 1300 cc engine, all the bells and whistles.

 
What do you think of this one Tom? It just posted up on CL and is local to me, price is right for my brother in-laws budget...
 
http://portland.craigslist.org/wsc/mcy/2444327787.html
 

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Re: need your help targeting good bike for price point
« Reply #32 on: June 18, 2011, 10:17:35 pm »
What do you guys think of this one?
 
http://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/mcy/2439230950.html
 

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Re: need your help targeting good bike for price point
« Reply #33 on: June 19, 2011, 06:31:38 pm »
   Hate to say it but well maintained BMW R series are great bikes ....................hard to find

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Sooooo....we are about to be a Nation that makes you prove you have insurance-but it's not necessary to prove that you are indeed a Citizen of that Nation?

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Re: need your help targeting good bike for price point
« Reply #34 on: June 19, 2011, 08:17:57 pm »
   Hate to say it but well maintained BMW R series are great bikes ....................hard to find

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I was tracking this K1 SoS, it didn't make the reserve though...


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Re: need your help targeting good bike for price point
« Reply #35 on: June 20, 2011, 08:09:35 am »
ZG,
That Venture appears much cleaner than any I've seen recently- might be worth a look.
If there are no oil leaks (those v-4's mostly have seal problems) and it's not blowing smoke out, it might be a low-risk purchase...  a decent amount of bike for the $$
good luck.... let the guy know that it's spelled 'tears'.   "No tares in seat."
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Re: need your help targeting good bike for price point
« Reply #36 on: June 20, 2011, 08:14:53 am »
What do you guys think of this one?
 
http://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/mcy/2439230950.html


Reconstructed title.  It was totalled at one time.

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Re: need your help targeting good bike for price point
« Reply #37 on: June 20, 2011, 09:37:33 am »
Reconstructed title.  It was totalled at one time.


Yes, he said he bought it that way, and that the "totaled" happen with the owner prior to him and that it was only cosmetic but all the bodywork was replaced with oem...


Definitely some risk, but if it could be had for $1500 then it is a possibility??


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Re: need your help targeting good bike for price point
« Reply #38 on: June 20, 2011, 09:46:39 am »
ZG,
That Venture appears much cleaner than any I've seen recently- might be worth a look.
If there are no oil leaks (those v-4's mostly have seal problems) and it's not blowing smoke out, it might be a low-risk purchase...  a decent amount of bike for the $$
good luck.... let the guy know that it's spelled 'tears'.   "No tares in seat."


Yep, I went and looked at it this weekend, no smoke but did see some oil on the under side of the motor. I was really surprised at how many options it had for being a 25 year old bike, radio, cb intercom, cruise control, adjustable air suspension setting at the push of a button for heavy loads or passenger, on board computer, etc, all factory original and in working order...  :o


It could use a little TLC to clean it up and also needs new tires.

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Re: need your help targeting good bike for price point
« Reply #39 on: June 20, 2011, 10:41:31 am »

Yes, he said he bought it that way, and that the "totaled" happen with the owner prior to him and that it was only cosmetic but all the bodywork was replaced with oem...


Definitely some risk, but if it could be had for $1500 then it is a possibility??

I agree with that.  Main thing is that you know this is the case before you buy it, and it is priced accordingly.