Well, thank you private kicker. I’m glad to be here.
I’ve been looking further into what type of bike I’m going to get, and every time I sort of decide what bike to get I read all these cons with the bike in question (extreme timingbelt wear and such) always ending in me upping the ante…
The frame I have to stay within is that the bike HAS to be at least 20 years old (-1988) cause of the insurance policy’s (a >20year old bike is ~140euro’s/year and a <20year old bike is like 650-1000euro),
The the money I have to spend on the bike alone is about 1000-1500euros (up to 2000 but that’s gonna hurt)
My wish was to get a sort of all-day road bike which would normally carry only me, but also carry a passenger and some luggage occasionally. Preferably liquid-cooled, mono-shock absorber, and a real stand (those usually seen on touring bikes)
I’ve been trough the usual Japanese manufacturers catalog’s and read about all the different setbacks these bikes seemed to have. I’ve basically come up with two bikes that seem robust enough; Suzuki GSX 1984- and Honda VFR, now the Suzuki is air-cooled, so I kind of had to give up the vision of liquid-cooling there, but it seems like a good enough bike anyway, and ahead of its time with suspension and frame construction. The Honda VFR is really the preferable one of these two but quite lot more expensive. And since this will be my first ‘heavy’ motorbike and I’m planning to do the maintenance and service’s myself, I would like if the bike wasn’t unnecessarily complicated or expensive.
The cubics I’m looking at have been upped from 250 to 400 to 500ish (the GSX im looking at is 550cc)
Well, if anyone here has any suggestions that’ll make me more confused and ripped apart, please don’t hesitate
Bye for now