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My father is looking at getting an ST1300 for fathers day, and I was hoping the wealth of knowledge here could lend a hand.

He has found an 06 St1300 with 19k miles and the asking price is 8600, but is negotiable at the dealer. The bike will need a new set of tires in the near future, but the price still seems more than fair based on what I have found on cycletrader.

Any opinions or thoughts on weather its a good deal? He currently is riding a 1997 Honda Shadow Spirit 1100 that is basically stock and has 25k miles.

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My father is looking at getting an ST1300 for fathers day, and I was hoping the wealth of knowledge here could lend a hand.

He has found an 06 St1300 with 19k miles and the asking price is 8600, but is negotiable at the dealer. The bike will need a new set of tires in the near future, but the price still seems more than fair based on what I have found on cycletrader.

Any opinions or thoughts on weather its a good deal? He currently is riding a 1997 Honda Shadow Spirit 1100 that is basically stock and has 25k miles.
if he decides to get it zack .... the dealership should put new tires.... i don't know about there but here its a legal can of worms if they sell a used bike with worn out tires...



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if he decides to get it zack .... the dealership should put new tires.... i don't know about there but here its a legal can of worms if they sell a used bike with worn out tires...
What do you think of the price? probably just have them take the money off the price of the bike and install a new set when I get home. The bike is in Indiana, and we would be riding it back to Ga 750 miles. Tires are good enough to make it home.

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What do you think of the price? probably just have them take the money off the price of the bike and install a new set when I get home. The bike is in Indiana, and we would be riding it back to Ga 750 miles. Tires are good enough to make it home.
to be honest i don't like that price... there are leftover 07's at dealerships .... i know new they went for ~11-12k.. but now they can be had fairly cheaply....

i honestly don't know the book value on a used 06 with 19k... but if it was me... i would *(as always) start them at 7k and go from there.... (i know someone is gonna blah blah blah too cheap blah blah)..... but thats what I would do...



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Sounds like a pretty good deal to me, I've been looking at getting one for a couple years.
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Here's my opinion...he should buy my FJR instead, it's faster than the ST, handles better, looks better, and weighs less.

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And here was my take on the ST when I test rode one last year, along with many comments from other members...

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I thought about getting a "two-wheel mini-civic" and even made a crucial mistake of spoiling my wife on its wide seat. But lifting the behemoth off the side stand immediately sobered me up and the relatively docile 9er became my ride. Never looked back at the ST1300, and would only consider a ride <450lb.

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Well it does take a "real man" to handle a Sport Tourer!

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Heavy bikes have there advantages. One being, that when you come back outside from lunch you wont find 2 guys shoving it into a minivan, because they couldnt pick it up.

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My buddy shopped the ST against the FJR and hated the heat coming off the ST. Apparently, it has been a chronic problem never addressed by Honda. Maybe someone can confirm.

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a buddy of mine has one and he is 65 with a bad heart and back and he will run it right up my arse if im not carefull (like poopy smurf ping bartons lastest thread). he runs stock tires and gets 10k outa them. and like i said he rides it very hard. it is a big difference between it in the 919 of course but when im sore after 500 miles he is still going. and he carrys all my shit i cant fit in the tank bag.

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one other thing... there are numerous police forces using them for patrol bikes... they are capable of catching a sportbike..

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The ST1300 is a great bike. I know a couple people with them. They are more on the touring side than the FJ which is more sporty. I do like the ST1300 lots. The weight may be a downside for some, but if doing many freeway miles, that weight will come in handy. The weight will help hold a line better than a light bike in the wind, or blasts of wind from passing vehicles. Spencer seats I believe specializes in the ST's as well if he were looking at a better seat.

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post #15 of 15 Old 08-16-2009, 05:33 PM
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I own both the ST1300 and a 919. The ST is a heavier bike but it is quite capable and nimble for its size. I think the price is about right however I would work the poor tires into a discount on the deal. Maybe 8500 and a new set of tires. The Bridgestone have proven to be great tires for the 1300. Your father will like the wider seat I'm guessing, and the comfort the ST provides let's you do 500 mile days without any problem.

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