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May 11th 2018, 06:23 AM   #1
 Sentinel's Avatar
 
  Jun 2016
  Poor Tortured

  2015 Kawasaki Concours 14 - The Origame Sea-Dragon
New Bike Selecto-Matic

690 Duke
DRZ400SM
FZ07

Which?

Want lightweight, fun, economical, low-maintenance bike that I don't have to wash too often, gets good mpg's, and isn't a beyatch to push around the garage.

Want to spend less than 6k.

Opinions?




Edited by Sentinel on May 11th 2018 at 06:27 AM
May 11th 2018, 06:49 AM   #2
 FeralRdr's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  Adjacent to the Hobbit Garage

D. All of the above.
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May 11th 2018, 06:49 AM   #3
 
  Apr 2016
  WA

Cross the KTM off the list for low maintenance.

The DRZ will just scatter the engine all the down highway in 10k miles so skip that too.

Guess that only leaves the FZ, easy choice.
May 11th 2018, 07:07 AM   #4
 SilverdaleSupermoto's Avatar
 
  Mar 2017
  Bremerton, WA

  '16 DRZ400SM, '01 XT225
I own a Drz400sm that definitely meets all your criteria. I donít really want to sell it but I can give you the details if youíre interested.
May 11th 2018, 07:48 AM   #5
 SilverdaleSupermoto's Avatar
 
  Mar 2017
  Bremerton, WA

  '16 DRZ400SM, '01 XT225
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Originally Posted by Ryanthegreat1
The DRZ will just scatter the engine all the down highway in 10k miles so skip that too.

Not sure what you mean there... DRZís are pretty bulletproof bikes. I might be biased but Iíve never had a problem with mine. Oil changes every 1500-2000 miles, major maintenance done a little early because it fit my schedule. 13k miles and counting.



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May 11th 2018, 07:57 AM   #6
 curve addict's Avatar
 
  Apr 2016
  Des Moines, WA

  ...1987 Yamaha FZR1000...
I have a good friend, based in Arizona, who swears by his FZ07. His only complaint has been suspension; easily remedied with springs and oil up front. He decided to wait on the rear shock until the old one wears out. He travels on it too; built a nice luggage rack for it. I think that the FZ has about 45,000 miles on it. Maybe more.

He tends to wear-out his bikes; still has his 06 Kawasaki Z1000, with 118,000 miles. Though it still runs well, he doesn't use it much anymore.


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May 11th 2018, 08:17 AM   #7
 Sentinel's Avatar
 
  Jun 2016
  Poor Tortured

  2015 Kawasaki Concours 14 - The Origame Sea-Dragon
wtf suzuki won't last?

i heard they were moto-hammers.

amiwrong?

im considering this one (but i can only go like 5500....hate to loball the guy, but it's my range.....)



May 11th 2018, 08:23 AM   #8
 Sentinel's Avatar
 
  Jun 2016
  Poor Tortured

  2015 Kawasaki Concours 14 - The Origame Sea-Dragon
Quote:
Originally Posted by curve addict
I have a good friend, based in Arizona, who swears by his FZ07. His only complaint has been suspension;
that's the thing with those, and why it isn't a no-brainer for me.

i know it can be fixed...but damn...why we gotta "fix" a new bike?

still....that motor.
May 11th 2018, 08:31 AM   #9
 
  Apr 2016
  WA

Back a couple years ago when everyone was on a 400sm it seemed like they were blowing up constantly. Especially if they were modified in anyway. Hell even stock they would let the bolts out of the flywheel and eat the stator.
May 11th 2018, 08:36 AM   #10
 HalcyonSon's Avatar
 
  Apr 2016
  Renton

I'm not a fan of singles on the street. FZ for me.
May 11th 2018, 08:47 AM   #11
 Sentinel's Avatar
 
  Jun 2016
  Poor Tortured

  2015 Kawasaki Concours 14 - The Origame Sea-Dragon
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ryanthegreat1
... even stock they would let the bolts out of the flywheel and eat the stator.
May 11th 2018, 09:19 AM   #12
 Pavement Tested's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  Bremerton

  '12 Concours14, '08 GSX1300R, '06 GSX-R 750
Uuummm...didn't you own a 690 Duke like 2 years ago?
May 11th 2018, 09:46 AM   #13
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  Jan 2016
  Kirkland, WA

  '15 Daytona 675R
I have yet to read a good review on the 690. The 790, on the other hand...

I rode a DRZ down Baja. Seemed plenty reliable to me. A bit buzzy at higher speeds though, so it seems pretty focused on what it's good at.

The FZ07 will do it all. It needs a little work because it's a "budget bike," but the possibilities are endless. You could turn it into a sport tourer, or a streetfighter, or a track day scalpel etc.
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May 11th 2018, 11:17 PM   #14
 Parilla125's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  SeaTac

Got a friend with a '16 FZ07 with what, 1600 miles on it? Probably could get it for what you have to spend or maybe less. Has a windshield, custom (and original) seat and a box that replaces the pillon seat for one up riding with a trunk. Thought about buying it but the wife would kill me...
May 12th 2018, 08:30 AM   #15
 unicykle's Avatar
 
  Sep 2017
  milwaukie oregon

  gsxr600 gsxr750 gsxr1000 i like gsxrs
My opinion is a yamaha zuma fits all the requirements listed and youd have enough cash left over for boatdrivers gsxr1000 race bike and trackday entry fee
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