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Old 01-02-2013, 02:56 AM   #16
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Just found a 2006 with 1400 miles on the clock..

It's a bit (twice as) expensive compared to the 2002 tho..
You realize that the 2002 may not b 10k miles but 110k, right?
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Old 01-02-2013, 02:58 AM   #17
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You realize that the 2002 may not b 10k miles but 110k, right?
I did not need to hear that..

Like I said, I think it still has the OEM rear tire.. probably not 110k then.

GF isn't thrilled with it.. says I should stick with drooling over the Bandit 1250
until a nice one is available.

She's probably right.
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Old 01-02-2013, 03:07 AM   #18
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Sems to be. It's an 04 tho

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RwiOy...e_gdata_player

I do remember a thread here with one over 200k miles.
I say go for it.
Yup that's Jared ! His bike is solid!!

Like I said, take good care of them and you'll be fine. The CCT is an easy replace.
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Old 01-02-2013, 03:53 AM   #19
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i had one for 10 years, never had any problems, toured with it, there a bit thirsty on fuel, the engine runs very hot in general, handle well, well balanced, never had an ouch of mechanical problems, original cam chain tentioner, never made a noise, regulator, stator all good. sold it to a friend who still rides it.
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Old 01-02-2013, 07:12 AM   #20
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i had one for 10 years, never had any problems, toured with it, there a bit thirsty on fuel, the engine runs very hot in general, handle well, well balanced, never had an ouch of mechanical problems, original cam chain tentioner, never made a noise, regulator, stator all good. sold it to a friend who still rides it.
Oh.. I forget it's basically a sportbike engine.. and these tend to get hot.
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Old 01-02-2013, 07:43 AM   #21
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This guy has 250,000 miles on his F4i. Yeah, they're pretty reliable.

http://www.sport-touring.net/forums/...tml#msg1762896

Honestly, if the F4i isn't reliable enough for you, then no bike will ever make you happy. Buy that thing and enjoy it. They make for great streetbikes/daily riders. Not just a track toy.
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You can always tour on a Cbr 600rr... Like me !
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Old 01-02-2013, 04:16 PM   #23
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Great bike, you should just buy it and enjoy it. A Spiegler tripple clamp will let you run a more upright handlebar if the ergonomics are too tight for you.
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Old 01-02-2013, 04:26 PM   #24
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GF isn't thrilled with it.. says I should stick with drooling over the Bandit 1250
until a nice one is available.

She's probably right.
Meh. The F4 is cheap, no?

Buy it, ride it, sell it off when the Bandit shows up. Or not, depending on how you like it.

An F4 would be at or near the top of my fun-and-pain-free list.
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Old 01-03-2013, 02:35 AM   #25
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Meh. The F4 is cheap, no?

Buy it, ride it, sell it off when the Bandit shows up. Or not, depending on how you like it.

An F4 would be at or near the top of my fun-and-pain-free list.
It's a bit "difficult" with bike prices around here.

That 2002 F4i is half my yearly income, and while it's not that expensive,
it's a lot of money for a toy that I'd sell if I find the Bandit. I'd have to
scratch the Bandit idea if I get this bike.

A good used 2007-2008 naked bandit 1250 with ABS is about twice as
much money then the 2002 f4i (or about as much as a clean 2005-2006
f4i when they pop up, and that's rare) and I'd have to sell my scooter
if I go that route (and I don't really want to do that).

If I get the F4i, it would be just a weekend ride, maybe some touring.

Is a topcase permissible on such a bike?
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It's a bit "difficult" with bike prices around here.

That 2002 F4i is half my yearly income, and while it's not that expensive,
it's a lot of money for a toy that I'd sell if I find the Bandit. I'd have to
scratch the Bandit idea if I get this bike.

A good used 2007-2008 naked bandit 1250 with ABS is about twice as
much money then the 2002 f4i (or about as much as a clean 2005-2006
f4i when they pop up, and that's rare) and I'd have to sell my scooter
if I go that route (and I don't really want to do that).

If I get the F4i, it would be just a weekend ride, maybe some touring.

Is a topcase permissible on such a bike?
What would you do with the Bandit that you can't do with the CBR?
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Old 01-03-2013, 02:41 AM   #27
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What would you do with the Bandit that you can't do with the CBR?
Enjoy looking at it.


I imagine the Bandit should be more comfortable, especially around
town, or 2 up, and run cooler (naked). I'd like to have ABS too.

I'm also a torque junky.


..but was very impressed with the engine in the Honda 599 nevertheless.
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Unfirtubetly a sports bike the sub frame isnt strong nough for hard luggarge. Had soft paniers a ventura rack with bag on the back. I dont think any company makes hard luggage for them but ive seen people modify them to fit.

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Old 01-03-2013, 02:47 AM   #29
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Enjoy looking at it.


I imagine the Bandit should be more comfortable, especially around
town, or 2 up, and run cooler (naked). I'd like to have ABS too.

I'm also a torque junky.


..but was very impressed with the engine in the Honda 599 nevertheless.

If you can live without a bike till you can save enough for a Bandit, get the bike you really want, otherwise you'll just bitch and moan about it later.
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Old 01-03-2013, 02:56 AM   #30
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If you can live without a bike till you can save enough for a Bandit, get the bike you really want, otherwise you'll just bitch and moan about it later.
Are you new here?
I will bitch and moan about it even when if I get the Bandit.
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