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    Had a quick search for pan European and mileage with no recent results.

    Been thinking of swapping from the triumph trophy 900 for a while and getting a Pan.

    Currently looking at an 02 plate but with 115k miles. Lots of detailed history - am I mad? I’ve read some US forums suggesting they’re prone to cracked blocks >100k on the clock and some places stating they’re good for >200k.

    Any thoughts or experiences appreciated.

    Thanks

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    Default Re: ST1100 Pan European

    You want to go from a Triumph Trophy 900 to getting a Pan European? What do you do for fun, count rice?

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    I alwsy thought they were good for massive mileages? I'm pretty sure there are a few on here that have had Pans and will give you a proper answer soon.

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    About 5 million Police forces, ambulance services and bike taxis can't be wrong?

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    Default Re: ST1100 Pan European

    Probably get more 'fun' on a bantam, but they are supposed to be reliable if looked after

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    It’s my comfy ride safe for the boy to ride with me, the zxr750 is my fun ride but pilly is like a postage stamp...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ogri View Post
    Probably get more 'fun' on a bantam, but they are supposed to be reliable if looked after
    I've had fun on a Pan 1100. So long as you're smooth they can be hustled quite well (front brakes weren't great on the one I rode though). I rode a very old and tired 1100 as a bloodbike a few times and quite enjoyed it. The old, tired, high mileage ones we had (80k iirc) ones were better (imo) than the new FJRs we replaced them with.

    I quite liked the ST 1300 as well mind, even though I got 'the death weave' on one.

    I think I remember Jenkins having an 1100 (or was it the 1300?) and needing an alternator. It was nestled in the V and half the bike had to be taken apart to get at it. Cost him a small fortune I think. He borrowed my 1150 GS for a week and I think was glad to get his Honda back - much smoother and more refined than the Bavarian tractor.

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    I had a German buddy with one... proper loony... shipped it to the US and finished the Iron Butt on it... twice. Watching him keep up with (and pass!) sportsbikes on mountain roads was pretty awesome. In the right hands, they don't half get a shift on.

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    I'd certainly like a bash on one and think I've seen a few stripped down versions on the net although theyve generally looked a bit "Whole Lotta Rosie" to me.

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    115k is nothing on them, I've never heard of a cracked engine on a pan ever, the main fail points are the alternator on early bikes and corrosion on the swingarms.

    They're as much fun as anything else, you'd be surprised just how well something the size of a Pan can go round corners.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maccecht View Post
    No wonder its only got 6,300 miles on it if it's never seen rain.

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    I had both of the Pan a few years back. The 1100 was the first and it was perfectly fine. Very smooth and balanced on the move, even at very slow speed. Can get a hustle on if can ride smoothly and planned ahead.

    The 1300 is a bit more dynamic, yet just as balanced although not as smooth. I actually prefer it to the 1100 purely because of the improved dynamics.

    Both are all day comfortable and reasonably frugal. They're not really made for spirited but rewards smooth riding. Pillion would love either of them - they are both made for carrying pillion without any adverse effect.

    Would have another 1300 if situation is right stop can easily recommend.



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