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Old 31-03-2011, 09:45 AM
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Is there a reason for not buying one (with a known history) to replace my ill gpz900r ?

It needs to do rallys at weekends but urban commute in week
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Old 31-03-2011, 10:17 AM
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none what so ever
good solid motors them yams
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Old 31-03-2011, 10:51 AM
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ok

well got a mechanic mate giving verdict on a set of replacement carbs for the 900 this evening - if they are good then it gets a new rear tyre and another years tax - if they are as bad as the set i have then I will ring the owner of the Xjr this evening and sorn the 900. It is a 2001 y reg with new tyres and some tax on it and I know its current and last owner both of whom are considerate riders/owners

The insurance quotes i got for the xjr were stupid cheap (c100 for fully comp inc class1 business use with no voluntary excess or mileage limit) from 4 different brokers
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Old 31-03-2011, 12:58 PM
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I have an xjr1200 and am more than happy with it, but with uprated suspension which is the only thing that seemed poor on it, I am sure the 1300 was sorted by then
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Old 31-03-2011, 01:57 PM
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Addjunkie has an XJR 13..............great bike , does everything it says on the tin

Brill for rallies, even with a pillion on , loads of space for bedroll etc (he has a rack on the back )
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Old 31-03-2011, 05:01 PM
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Its basicly a bored FJ1200 engine..... Foccing acient design but totally bulletproof if looked after. I had an XJR1200 years ago but coundnt get on with it... More me than the bike.
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Old 31-03-2011, 05:23 PM
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The XJR 1300 has a well deserved reputation for being a reliable and much loved bike. Especially if it's got Ohlins on the rear.
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Old 31-03-2011, 05:29 PM
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The SPs have the uprated suspension apparently. Need to be cleaned regular to keep the ally in good nick. Had one for a couple of months. Could do with a 6th gear, IMHO but that may just be the way I rode. Easy 2 up, easy luggage, easy ride. Boring
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Old 31-03-2011, 05:51 PM
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i use my xjr for work , winter and summer, rallies and touring abroad. a great all round motor. not as fast as some but 2k around france and i didnt have a numb bum like the space rocket crew. enjoy.
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Old 31-03-2011, 07:03 PM
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damn good bike, i had one (SP) for 7 years
exellent for rallies, runs and goin to work and back or poppin to the shop and back, only sold it cuz i wanted an american van and had another bike as well
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Old 01-04-2011, 11:46 AM
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I wanted an XJR from the first time I saw one, got mine new in 2003. Still got it, don't intend to be parted.

Done a lot of rallying two up with luggage, no problems.

As someone said, wash the salt off the ally bits, they go furry easily.





Still makes me grin.
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Old 04-04-2011, 10:21 AM
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Got it (well paid for it - collecting Thu)

Bit furry on motor and fork legs as been used all year round. 40k miles y reg, well mechanically maintained (by the same mechanic who does my bikes), other than fur on the engine and a couple of zip scratches on tank good condition. Just needs a lick off smoothrite on the engine bars.

1k with a bunch of bits and bobs thrown in (like the original cans in case the scorpion ones annoy someone).
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Old 04-04-2011, 11:49 AM
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I hope it brings you loads of fun !
I love them , but they are to heavy for me now.
Pictures ? ? ? ? ? If I may be so bold
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Old 04-04-2011, 03:11 PM
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After thu - yes before rather hard as locked in someone else's shed
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Old 04-04-2011, 11:05 PM
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at 1k it sounds like good value to me..

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Old 05-04-2011, 07:31 AM
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bag o'sand's a good deal mate.....
i had an 1100 and it never let me down, just keep the oil and filters clean and it'll last a good while

piccies would be nice :when yer ready
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Old 05-04-2011, 11:59 AM
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will be after weekend - going to get the engine bars powder coated i think - been told of a place that will do them for 30 easier than faffing around with smoothrite etc and will give a better finish.

It is in undercover silver (even though it has K&N's and the scorpion pipes) so a bit of a sleeper
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