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Aug 29th 2018, 10:28 AM   #1
 Chrishil54's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  Kirkland

  2009 V-Star 1100 Custom
Dangerous statement...

Long story short, my bike has been in the shop since middle of May and I've not been thrilled about missing the traditional riding season. Last night my better half said "Stop complaining and just go buy another bike."...

After a short but very quick discussions, she was serious about that but did put some qualifications on it:
  • Must have a back seat with the ability to add a passenger back rest.
  • Must be over 650 cc (current bike is 1100 so yeah)
  • Cannot be a "crotch rocket"
  • Monthly payments under 150.00
  • Must have the ability to have windscreen added or better yet, comes with one
  • Preferred to have hard saddle bags
  • Good to excellent wet weather bike (I ride year round)
  • Better than 35 mpg on normal freeway use (that's what the car gets)

So now the question...

What bikes should I look at?
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Aug 29th 2018, 10:41 AM   #2
 mgfchapin's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  Kirkland, WA

  Daytona 675R
https://seattle.craigslist.org/sno/m...665577712.html

and

2015 Yamaha FJ-09: 8,500mi, mint! Portland
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Aug 29th 2018, 10:50 AM   #3
 albatrosscafe's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  Issaquah

  2015 Yamaha FZ-07
WTF is wrong with it that it has been out for over 4 months??
Aug 29th 2018, 10:53 AM   #4
DGA
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  Jan 2016
  PDX

  An Ape and a Husky
2010-2014 Multistrada...
Aug 29th 2018, 11:07 AM   #5
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  Jan 2016
  Here

Is the V-Star riding style something you're attached to or are you open to all types, some subset of types, etc?

By good in wet weather do you mean good rider protection, i.e. faired in?
Aug 29th 2018, 11:11 AM   #6
 
  Mar 2016
  Seattle East Side

Quote:
Originally Posted by DGA
2010-2014 Multistrada...
This. x10.

Get the Multi.
Aug 29th 2018, 12:10 PM   #7
 Pavement Tested's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  Bremerton

  '08 GSX1300R, '06 GSX-R 750, '17 KTM 690 Duke
Kawasaki Concours14, used.

It meets all of your requirements.

Bonus: shaft drive (no chain maintenance), factory heated grips for those cold days,


I bought my 2012 Conny in 2015 for $8500. It had ~18k miles on it. I never thought I'd buy a Kawi let alone a Concours but I'm a big fan of it.


The CL linked one above is an '09 with a few extras and doesn't look too bad. I'd get one a little newer tho. There are bikes out there with transferable warranties and less miles. Mine still has about a year left on the warranty.
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Edited by Pavement Tested on Aug 29th 2018 at 12:15 PM
Aug 29th 2018, 12:52 PM   #8
 Bowermad's Avatar
 
  Feb 2018
  Bend, OR

Multi. One of the best bikes I have ever ridden and fits your bill perfectly
Aug 29th 2018, 12:53 PM   #9
 Dash Riprock's Avatar
 
  Apr 2018
  N Idaho

  Yamaha 650
Quote:
"Stop complaining and just go buy another bike.".
I'll be honest here and say I have no experience with the type of bike you are looking for, but one thing I can say for damn sure is don't get a different wife!
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Aug 29th 2018, 12:57 PM   #10
 
  Feb 2016
  Spokane

  Vstrom 1000, DRZ 400 XR600 and way to many vintage mxers to list
You should at least look at the Suzuki VSTROM. It meets all of the criteria you posted.
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Aug 29th 2018, 01:20 PM   #11
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  Jan 2016
  Seattle ,Wa

  Burgman 400, TW200, Boulevard M50, 2018 Indian Scout 1131, 2018 Indian Chieftain Classic
Suzuki V-Strom or Boulevard..
Aug 29th 2018, 02:59 PM   #12
 SilvieFox's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  welches, Oregon

  08Kawasaki Versys(Sylvester),72Suzuki RV90(vanvan),81Honda TwinStar(Bobber),Yamaha225,Honda Shadow
versys 1k
Aug 29th 2018, 04:08 PM   #13
 WarpShatner7's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  Here

R1100RT through R1200RT inclusive, or any K series BMW from 2003 on.

If considering a V-Strom, the 1K only; I would not consider the 650 a serious two-up bike (I commuted on one daily for over two years). For good wind and weather coverage a Calsci windshield and madstad adjustable bracket are a recommended addition, though I don't know about the fit and availability for the current year.

Edited by WarpShatner7 on Aug 29th 2018 at 04:37 PM Reason: add vstrom comment
Aug 29th 2018, 05:17 PM   #14
 Chrishil54's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  Kirkland

  2009 V-Star 1100 Custom
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dash Riprock
I'll be honest here and say I have no experience with the type of bike you are looking for, but one thing I can say for damn sure is don't get a different wife!
Believe me, I have no desire to do that!
Aug 29th 2018, 05:22 PM   #15
 Chrishil54's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  Kirkland

  2009 V-Star 1100 Custom
Quote:
Originally Posted by WarpShatner7
Is the V-Star riding style something you're attached to or are you open to all types, some subset of types, etc?

By good in wet weather do you mean good rider protection, i.e. faired in?
I actually prefer the upright riding position to the hunched over sport bike position. I've abused my body for years so can't handle that for long stretches of time.

Wet weather incorporates the protection but also a lower venter of gravity so it's less likely to get squirrely on wet pavement, especially corners.
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