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Offline Binky

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Chop in the RT and XR for a ZZR1400?
« on: July 19, 2016, 11:16:21 PM »
Not sure about this but from wot i can see people seem to love the ZZR...I like its spider face and am going to give it a test ride as a potential  replacement for both the BM's...anyone got  any experience with them? Will save a lot on bike cost, insurance and servicing etc and may :084: get something that tours more comfortably than the XR and is quicker than the RT too?
Finding the suspension on the XR a wee bit hard for me old bones. RT although great at what it does, just doesn't haul ass. The top of the range ZZR is cheaper around 13.5k Inc Ohlins and brembo and Akra...but would want to fit steering damper and cruise if poss. Any thoughts?
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Re: Chop in the RT and XR for a ZZR1400?
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2016, 07:14:15 AM »
Thoughts? Yes. DON'T DO IT!!!!!!! :008:

There, next daft question? :745:

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Re: Chop in the RT and XR for a ZZR1400?
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2016, 08:30:00 AM »
If the ZZR floats your boat more and does a better job of what you use it for then go for it I. They certainly have Star Ship Enterprise levels of thrust :-)


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Re: Chop in the RT and XR for a ZZR1400?
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2016, 08:31:38 AM »
My friend had one for 5 years, until he rode an XR! As Rich said " DON'T DO IT!!!!!!  :151:

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Re: Chop in the RT and XR for a ZZR1400?
« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2016, 08:41:21 AM »
And another for "don't do it" you will regret it within a month then spend sh#t loads more rectifying your mistake
You tell me how fast I was going Officer !

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Re: Chop in the RT and XR for a ZZR1400?
« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2016, 08:45:30 AM »
Why do we think the OP will regret it ?

The ZZR is a great sports tourer and if that's what the chap wants to do with it maybe it will work better for him.


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Re: Chop in the RT and XR for a ZZR1400?
« Reply #6 on: July 20, 2016, 10:48:27 AM »
I'd probably consider the GTR1400 over the ZZR. More comfortable for 'old bones' and more than enough power and luggage  space. Finish isn't great, rear drive paint flaked prematurely, but then BMs finish isn't brilliant anymore. Did 1000s of continental miles on mine, more suited than S1000 XR (remembered the S this time Richie :150:) for mile munching, but then it is a tourer. Performance will bring a smile to your face, unlike the manic grin the S1000 produces.

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Re: Chop in the RT and XR for a ZZR1400?
« Reply #7 on: July 20, 2016, 01:51:38 PM »
I'd be looking to buy 'As well as' rather than 'instead of' their are plenty of mint secondhand 1400's knocking about at good money,wait another month and the prices will already be dropping.

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Re: Chop in the RT and XR for a ZZR1400?
« Reply #8 on: July 20, 2016, 05:30:41 PM »
*Originally Posted by Winger [+]
I'd be looking to buy 'As well as' rather than 'instead of' their are plenty of mint secondhand 1400's knocking about at good money,wait another month and the prices will already be dropping.

Good advice

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Re: Chop in the RT and XR for a ZZR1400?
« Reply #9 on: July 20, 2016, 05:59:08 PM »
Thanks for the advice Chaps....looks like a no then! I will wait for the new 1200RT next year-ish and get that pimped and HillTopped (and I don't want any advice on that subject! :174:)

Next question....
Rich, is it me or is the surface of the A31 between Farnham and Bahnstormer roundabout a total third world washboard bucket of sh#t?
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