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    Isn't the real answer for a 1500 commuter bike a VFR750?

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    Default Re: What are XJ600s like?

    Quote Originally Posted by nidge View Post
    Isn't the real answer for a 1500 commuter bike a VFR750?

    Budget is a grand or less. Otherwise I'd say SH300.

    Quote Originally Posted by Okcomputer View Post
    Looking at buying one.

    Got a budget of a 1000, ideally less.

    Needs to be able to do fast A roads and motorways to commute to work.

    Going to look at a 1995 XJ600 with 41k for 875.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Makman View Post
    A friend of mine tried to get one going after being given it gratis. The electrics were totally shot and he never won the battle. Saying that, it was never stolen from his front garden either....
    Was it me?
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    Quote Originally Posted by nidge View Post
    Isn't the real answer for a 1500 commuter bike a VFR750?
    Works for me...literally. Refuses to do anything except start on the button and run like a sewing machine

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    Sorry no, someone I worked with 15 years ago. He really wanted that thing to run so badly, but it never did. Think he got a Fazer or Hornet in the end.

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    Works for me...literally. Refuses to do anything except start on the button and run like a sewing machine
    Sounds soulless...

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    What about a 2001 ER500 for 750?

    40k miles.
    Perfect A2 legal bike. Mint condition.Strong and reliable. Easy and cheap to maintain. Custom exhaust ( stock one is included in the price)
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    Default Re: What are XJ600s like?

    Quote Originally Posted by nidge View Post
    Isn't the real answer for a 1500 commuter bike a VFR750?
    If you don't mind spending 500 to have half the bike removed to get the valves adjusted. It's also heavy, which isn't ideal in traffic.

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    The 04 bike is a cbf500, the later model with efi. Not sure what the OP has against efi, it's more reliable than old carbs. The xj600 has carb heaters, early ones oil heated later ones electric. Neither worked and they carb ice like a bastard. Don't get that on efi.

    Edit: oops looks like that one is carbs too.

    Has HISS by look of it. That won't hurt insurance quotes

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    This is 2 miles from my front door.

    There's no replacement for displacement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Okcomputer View Post
    What about a 2001 ER500 for 750?

    40k miles.
    Perfect A2 legal bike. Mint condition.Strong and reliable. Easy and cheap to maintain. Custom exhaust ( stock one is included in the price)
    MOT Until 5 October 2019
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    Quote Originally Posted by a_morti View Post
    Sounds soulless...
    You're aware this is a thread about XJ600s right?

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    Default Re: What are XJ600s like?

    I ran a Divvy as a commuter for a few years back in the 90s. I liked it well enough: Not very exciting but it was comfortable, reliable and economical.

    I'm not sure how they'd be now after 20 years though. I suppose like anything, it depends entirely on how it's been treated.

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