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    Fast Pack Slow Guy Array Tattoodles's Avatar
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    Chicken sandwich or Burger?



    Chicken Sandwich: Yamaha FZ1



    Burger: Kawasaki Concourse

    I'm gearing up to grab a sport touring machine for next riding season. I'm hanging on to the MT but would like to compliment my stable with something suited for reeling in the big miles, which is what I'm aiming to do all next summer.

    I like the chicken sandwich as the R1 motor is the tits and it comes with nice components. It's a little nimbler than the burger while having a lot of the same luggage and comfort options.

    I like the burger because of it's massive motor, shaft drive and superior wind protection and generous storage capacity. On the other hand, it's a big ass machine compared to the chicken sandwich and even when touring, massive can be a pain in the ass once you're in urban areas.

    Both bikes could be picked up for similar prices, although I'd have to shop south of the border to get the Connie to come close to the Canadian price point of the FZ.

    I'd love to hear some suggestions and feedback from owners.
    My bike is so much faster than yours that I dare you to ride it, you lame little turd. Do you have the balls to ride this BOTTOMLESS PIT OF TORQUE?

    ~Hunter S. Thompson

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    chicken sandwich + 1

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    AKA Newfie Girl Array Newfie Girl's Avatar
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    Ride Solo Array GSP's Avatar
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    shoulda kept the Beemer???

    Burger if you really want to eat up the miles.
    "When in doubt accelerate.
    It may not help you avoid the problem,
    but it'll end the suspense."


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    +++++1 chicken of course....

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    That's Dr. Kewn to you!!! Array drakewn's Avatar
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    Chicken sandwich? more like a chicken strip. the FZ1 is just a sportbike, but the Yamaha FJR1300 is like Chicken Cordon-blue.

    Unless....you mean the "FZ1-TE", then maybe I would call it a sandwich.
    Last edited by drakewn; 09-05-2008 at 06:09 PM.

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    Moderator Array CHIA's Avatar
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    Burger...that chicken sandwich is a buzzy one...older chicken is better.

    If I was lookin seriously at a more nimble version, the Bandit 1250 set up for touring is a much better choice than the FZ1....best of both worlds IMO. Less money, silky smooth motor, lotsa torque, which you've come accustomed too, and and luggage to haul your shite:

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    Chicken Sandwich for sure.
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    The C-14 only has two faults that people repeat on a regular basis.
    1: The pretend glove box on the tank is useless.
    2: The performance can seriously scare the hell out of you. I guess that really isn't a fault.

    If you are going to put on big miles, shaft is the only way to go. Smooth power and no maintenance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Locksmith View Post
    The C-14 only has two faults that people repeat on a regular basis.
    1: The pretend glove box on the tank is useless.
    2: The performance can seriously scare the hell out of you. I guess that really isn't a fault.

    If you are going to put on big miles, shaft is the only way to go. Smooth power and no maintenance.
    The other complaint was major heat on the legs, but I think they cleared that up with a relocated heat shield and it's probably not a big deal for us Northerners anyway.

    The glove box is not useless....it's holds the electronic key fob, a wallet, and a cell phone...it's actually perfect in my opinion. Was down in Bellingham last weekend checking one out, impressive, for a big-ass bike.
    Quote Originally Posted by G Hats View Post
    A sore ass is better than a shredded back!
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    Lee RideFar Array elevation's Avatar
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    Ever thought of a K1200S or K1200R? I hear they are good touring bikes

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    Quote Originally Posted by elevation View Post
    Ever thought of a K1200S or K1200R? I hear they are good touring bikes
    ...meh, overpriced Bavarian weinershnitzel. Just kidding. I went by John Valk's today to see if my old BMW was indeed back on the floor for sale. I would seriously consider buying it back. Looks like the new owner is still hanging on to it and I was informed that many of my tasty mods have been removed in favor of OEM parts. So yeah, better to leave that ex-girlfriend back at the bar.

    I'll for sure test ride the Suzook. Not a fan of the body style but as I get older substance is starting to appeal over form.

    I considered the FJR but if I'm going to go for a full blown sports tourer, the Conny is my preferred pick because of the shaft drive and keyless ignition.

    Thanks for everyone's suggestions. Please keep 'em coming!
    My bike is so much faster than yours that I dare you to ride it, you lame little turd. Do you have the balls to ride this BOTTOMLESS PIT OF TORQUE?

    ~Hunter S. Thompson

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    I've studied abroad..or 2 Array copton's Avatar
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    Have you considered something a little more unusual like this?



    Fish and Chips: Triumph Sprint ST 1050 abs

    By chance I happen to have one for sale right now at a very good price too (http://bcsportbikes.com/forum/showthread.php?t=101837)

    Even if you don't buy my bike, I think you should consider the Sprint ST as a capable sport tourer that is loads of fun. The triple engine has bags of character.

    -Mark

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    Which side are you leaning too, sport or touring? And how much time and money do you want to spend farkling it to your liking?

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    dont do the burger. I could've given you my old used burger.

    You'd do better with a busa with bags.

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