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post #1 of 16 Old 11-19-2010, 03:45 AM Thread Starter
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I wrecked my Speed Triple in September. The total estimate is $4300 to repair but I figure I can fix it myself for much less. It just needs a stator, stator cover, and the bucket the stator windings reside in to run. The rest is cosmetic. Thus I am looking for a second bike... I have a 110 mile daily commute and would love to save the miles on the Speed Triple for trips and such. Any ideas on what I could get for $2500? I need something very reliable and good on gas. No, I don't want a Honda Rebel nor am I interested in a sportbike. Any ideas? I've been looking at older SV650s, Wee Stroms, Triumph Sprints... I live in Indy so if you see a deal too good to pass up let me know please!



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post #2 of 16 Old 11-19-2010, 04:50 AM
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Looks like your on the right track.....was going to say 650 Vstrom. Might also want to look out for an older VFR, a cheap 919, or maybe even a Suzuki DR650 w/ a large windshield & Corbin seat.

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Not very close but this would make a nice commuter.

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post #4 of 16 Old 11-19-2010, 06:24 AM
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you could definitely find a used 919 for around that price. It's won't make you feel like you're being punished by not riding the Speed Triple.

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post #5 of 16 Old 11-19-2010, 07:45 AM
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I bought a 9er for 3000 with tons of extras not to long ago sold the seat and some other odds and ends and was into a 9er with exhaust for around 2500 then sold that one, pilfered a bunch of parts for mine sold that one kept mine. Guess Im saying it can be done, I'd also look seriously at the sv650 never rode one but they're supposed to be great machines.

Glad your alright the triple is just a bike.

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post #6 of 16 Old 11-19-2010, 08:01 AM
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i bought my 9er for $2500, it was from some guy that lived out in the sticks and didnt have a clue what he had. his friend gave it to him and he had not taken it out much. i found a treasure.

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Buy Sbeau's 599.

How'd you wipe out the ST?

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SV650.........they are great commuter bikes.


Where are you guys finding 919s for $2500? If I ever come across one for $2500, it will be mine.

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The SV650 is a excellent bike - the suspenders are budget but there are plenty of options there if it is a issue for you. There should be a lot of parts on Ebay for these as they have been a popular race bike.

And in fine Suzuki tradition lots of bits are interchangeable between bikes - I've a feeling (need to check) that the GSX600/750 front ends are pretty much a bolt on.

Re the Triumph - if you are fixing up that engine ensure that there is no road grime in there - it looked like it had a pretty good slide on the stator side and if crap has got into the engine .......

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Fix the Triple and ride it. Its got a salvage title now so who cares about mileage. Its not a Virgin anymore so ride it as such and bank the extra cash..

That'll work........
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For what you want to do with the bike,
Bandit 1200.

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The SV650 is a excellent bike - the suspenders are budget but there are plenty of options there if it is a issue for you. There should be a lot of parts on Ebay for these as they have been a popular race bike.

And in fine Suzuki tradition lots of bits are interchangeable between bikes - I've a feeling (need to check) that the GSX600/750 front ends are pretty much a bolt on.

Re the Triumph - if you are fixing up that engine ensure that there is no road grime in there - it looked like it had a pretty good slide on the stator side and if crap has got into the engine .......
I had a naked SV650. It was a fun bike around town. Seat sucked big time for longer rides.

I put a GSXR 600 shock in the rear end and new springs and Traxxion Dynamics valves up front. Helped a lot. GSXR front end swaps are common on the SV. However, if you have a naked and want to retain a handlebar instead of clip ons, it gets a little more pricey. You'll also need GSXR fender, wheel and rotors, calipers, triples, etc. Levers, switches, and gauges can be make to work, though. Just go to SVRider.com and search for GSXR front end swap to find out more than you'll ever need to know.

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Oh, and for strictly commute duty, I'm voting for a Suzuki TU250. Saw one at the Dallas motorcycle show last weekend and fell in love. It's just dying for the cafe treatment, too. Don't know about the 2500 price tag, though. Don't think there are any used ones around yet.

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SV650.........they are great commuter bikes.


Where are you guys finding 919s for $2500? If I ever come across one for $2500, it will be mine.
For only 1700 more, almost new...
2007 Honda 919 900cc 4 cylinder

only 4200 miles?!
http://sandiego.craigslist.org/csd/mcy/2072679009.html

tasteful mods
http://sandiego.craigslist.org/csd/mcy/2067960621.html
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Too bad they are so far away!



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