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[Buying a Used] - Things to look for. (Read 4162 times)
Kroete
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Re: [Buying a Used] - Things to look for.
Reply #20 - 17.02.23 at 00:15:09
 
What about a XV 750 Midnight?
https://www.ebay-kleinanzeigen.de/s-anzeige/yamaha-xv-virago-750-midnight-5g5/2319202692-305-7611

There was a very nice XV1000 Midnight Special too, but seems that it has found a new owner already.

 
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Reply #21 - 17.02.23 at 18:37:20
 
I saw the midnight special that you are on about.

I kind of don't like the shape of it though... The tr1 is more...streamlined !!??

 
 

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Reply #22 - 17.02.23 at 20:36:59
 
Yes, its a question of the look and the way you want to drive and sit on the bike.

Yes, the form of the gas tank is not beautiful. But the lines of a TR1 gas tank are interrupted
to the side cover lines too. So this is similar on both bikes: a bit over designed.

I guess the Midnight Special or Virago is more komfortable and the TR1 is a more "normal" bike with more upright sitting.
I've never sat on a Virago so that's just my guess.

 
 
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Reply #23 - 17.02.23 at 20:38:38
 
I find the virago seating configuration tiring if I am honest. Good for first 30 minutes or so, but maybe it is just me. I get a back ache after that.

 
 

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Reply #24 - 17.02.23 at 21:02:51
 
I test drove a Harley for one day. That was comfortable and without problems. Had you tried a Virago?

 
 
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Reply #25 - 17.02.23 at 21:06:18
 
I ride a small 250 daily to work and also rode a 750 several times. I find the posture tiring if I am honest.

 
 

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Reply #26 - 18.02.23 at 01:39:56
 
Ok, so a Midnight Special is sufficiently justified as no alternative Wink

 
 
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Reply #27 - 18.02.23 at 06:54:49
 
I'll keep on trying to find one. I find it surprising that I am willing to send out cash and pick up later and no one would respond thinking this is a scam. In the worst of cases they get to keep the money!

 
 

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Re: [Buying a Used] - Things to look for.
Reply #28 - 18.02.23 at 10:14:06
 
Choppers are not comfortable. The best touring bike for long distances is a sports bike, so the FZR1000 may not be the badest choice. Also the TR1 is not really a cheap bike, the starter costs a lot of nerves and the fuel consumption is not very low... But this thread is about buying a TR1...

Evros, where are you located? Lots of germans do not speak english and if they receive an email in englisch they either just cant read it or they are mistrustfull, with good reason because there's a lot of spam/scam/whatever. Perhaps you need an intermediary who buys the TR1 for you.

 
 

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Reply #29 - 18.02.23 at 11:56:39
 
Hi,

I am in Limassol, Cyprus in Europe.

The following seller has responded but does not know English. He also relisted today:

https://www.ebay-kleinanzeigen.de/s-anzeige/yamaha-tr1-bj-83/2361360947-305-4692

Is there anyone local or that can send them a message or two? Smiley

Regards,
Evros

 
 

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