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    New member - Glasgow

    Hi

    Currently riding a CB1100 X-11 and looking to add a ZRX for a bit of touring. Probably a 1200S although I haven't had a chance to browse the forum to see if the standard 11/1200's are just as practical. I used to ride full fairing bikes like the FJR/Trophy etc but you somehow feel detached and too cosseted, plus there's always some kind of turbulence with big screens.

    To be honest, I was really looking for a GSX1400 but, up close, they just look a bit too much, a bit industrial if that makes sense. I had actually looked at the ZRX a few years ago but prices were getting silly but I guess if you want quality you have to pay for it.

    I don't know what the common issues are with the Z's although any reviews that I've seen suggest that the engines are sound, so that's about as good a starting point as any. I don't mind general spannering on a bike but I can't strip an engine.

    As for myself, well I have a bus pass, like to ride fast and tour Europe. If I find somewhere that sells good beer then I usually hang around for a few days. Not much more to say really!

    Here's a pic of the X-11 for those that don't know them.
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    Re: New member - Glasgow

    Welcome to the forum fella , good choice regarding the ZRX and whichever you choose i am sure you will be happy with it.

    You may need to travel to find a machine that fits your requirements as it is a bit of a wasteland up here as far as the ZRX is concerened , good luck with your hunt and if you need an extra pair of eyes to check over a local one then give me a shout as i am not too far from you in Paisley.

    Kendo
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    Re: New member - Glasgow

    Good man

    By the time I've checked through the forum properly I'm sure that I'll have a few questions

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    Re: New member - Glasgow

    Welcome from Northumberland.

    Best go for one of the faster GREEN ones !
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    Re: New member - Glasgow

    Quote Originally Posted by RETROBOY View Post
    Welcome from Northumberland.

    Best go for one of the faster ones !
    Loud pipes save lives!

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    Re: New member - Glasgow

    Welcome to the forum.
    Loud pipes save lives!

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    Re: New member - Glasgow

    Joking aside, regarding colour, are the green bikes usually more expensive? I mean, isn't that the definitive ZRX that everyone has a mental picture of?

    Personally, I don't mind although red/orange/black seem to be a recurring theme of my previous bikes. Having said that, I quite like the look of the blue 1200S on fleabay, albeit 5k is more than double what my mint X-11 cost. I guess that I just haven't adjusted to the prices that these bikes fetch. I'm definitely not looking to buy an investment but a bike that I can ride but condition is also important. Probably time I did a bit more reading

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    Re: New member - Glasgow

    Attachment 208912000 c4 (1100)purchased for under 2k acouple of years back and in good order.Some ppl charge / ask TOO much.
    Welcome aboard btw
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    Re: New member - Glasgow

    Thanks Rockpile - that's a smart bike. Looks like a clever purchase.

    I'm not expecting to strike it lucky first time round. I know from experience that the first bike of any model that you buy is likely to cost you a bit more than you should really be paying, especially with older bikes. Intuition takes time (if that even makes sense!) so I tend to buy the best available, within reason, on the basis that if you pay too much you still end up with a nice machine.

    Like most bikers, I've paid too much and sold too cheap. In fact, I'm quite good at that However, at my age, I don't really want to hang around for the "right" deal - I just want to get out on the road.

    But red does look good.

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    Re: New member - Glasgow

    Quote Originally Posted by Argyll View Post
    But red does look good.
    But .........................



    Kendo
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