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    Hi all
    My bike has met its unfortunate demise (write off ) on Sunday, and I walked away with few bruises and scratches. Overcooked the corner, caught the grave and went off road. Damage to the bike... bent forks, cowling all broken on right hand side, 1 mirror snapped in half, rear brake pedal broken off, front cowling all smashed

    As thread suggests I am looking at couple Yamaha's and looking for your opinions
    Searched from some threads but not really good comparesment

    Thank you for thoughts
    Originally posted by SIR sparks a lot
    remember opinions are like assholes everybody will have one
    Here lies the body of Dorian Grey
    Who died while defending his right of way;
    He was right, oh so right, as he journeyed along
    But he's just as dead as if he'd been wrong



  • #2
    Be prepared for the obligatory "wait for your R-Class" posts, followed by "Ride both, buy one that gives you the biggest boner".

    If it were me, MT-03.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by boeman View Post
      Be prepared for the obligatory "wait for your R-Class" posts, followed by "Ride both, buy one that gives you the biggest boner".

      If it were me, MT-03.
      MT-03 an option, but not sure what to think of single cylinder engines life compared to 4 cylinder ones
      Originally posted by SIR sparks a lot
      remember opinions are like assholes everybody will have one
      Here lies the body of Dorian Grey
      Who died while defending his right of way;
      He was right, oh so right, as he journeyed along
      But he's just as dead as if he'd been wrong


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      • #4
        A well serviced single will have a long life...

        And if you do need to rebuild...

        One piston, one conrod, one xxx, one blah blah blah, you get the picture...

        Same at service time...

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        • #5
          Neither?

          How long do you actually have until your R class?
          Originally posted by Desmo
          Why be a cunt about it?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Commander Keen View Post
            Neither?

            How long do you actually have until your R class?
            7 months...
            Originally posted by SIR sparks a lot
            remember opinions are like assholes everybody will have one
            Here lies the body of Dorian Grey
            Who died while defending his right of way;
            He was right, oh so right, as he journeyed along
            But he's just as dead as if he'd been wrong


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            • #7
              The XJ6 is what the Dep of Transport use.
              We have found them to be a good allround bike. Bit squishy for tall people and a bit revvy for long rides. I have been to Geraldton and return but found my legs too tucked up.
              Maintenance wise we have had a couple with clutch issues but that may be the number of riders.
              FZ6 is just a more faired version.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by HIHO View Post
                The XJ6 is what the Dep of Transport use.
                We have found them to be a good allround bike. Bit squishy for tall people and a bit revvy for long rides. I have been to Geraldton and return but found my legs too tucked up.
                Maintenance wise we have had a couple with clutch issues but that may be the number of riders.
                FZ6 is just a more faired version.
                Thanks HIHO,
                Sitting position between the 2? not much difference
                Originally posted by SIR sparks a lot
                remember opinions are like assholes everybody will have one
                Here lies the body of Dorian Grey
                Who died while defending his right of way;
                He was right, oh so right, as he journeyed along
                But he's just as dead as if he'd been wrong


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                • #9
                  Originally posted by acdcfan View Post
                  7 months...
                  Fair enough. Don't buy new though.
                  Originally posted by Desmo
                  Why be a cunt about it?

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Commander Keen View Post
                    Fair enough. Don't buy new though.
                    At the moment I am thinking of new one as I am not sure when I will go for R class

                    Got the ride away price from 5 star
                    FZ6RL $9490 and XJ6NL $9290.00
                    Originally posted by SIR sparks a lot
                    remember opinions are like assholes everybody will have one
                    Here lies the body of Dorian Grey
                    Who died while defending his right of way;
                    He was right, oh so right, as he journeyed along
                    But he's just as dead as if he'd been wrong


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                    • #11
                      As servicing came up already, the XJ6n servicing is every 10,000kms so the motor should have a pretty good service life...

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                      • #12
                        You can always buy 3 R15's, strap them all together, and have a Yamaha triple?

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                        • #13
                          If you are getting a LAMS bike don't get a 4 banger. Because LAMS restrictions are based on power, an engine that produce power higher in the rev range is more affected by restrictions. Something like an ER6 or SV650 will just lose a bit of top end and not be able to go full throttle, but won't feel too gutted.
                          Singles like the Yamaha 660 and the Suzuki DR650 will go well past 100 000km before needing a rebuild if they are looked after. They aren't any higher maintenance than other road bikes either. The entire high maintenance and short life thing is the more racing oriented bikes that are built for enduro etc.

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                          • #14
                            ^ That's a really good point, torque is far more useful when you have horsepower limitations. Speaking generally the larger the cylinder the more torque, so big singles or twins have a real world advantage over a heavily restricted 4 cylinder.
                            For LAMS information and resources - http://www.perthstreetbikes.com/foru...thread-156358/
                            For LAMS discussion and to ask questions - http://www.perthstreetbikes.com/foru...thread-143289/

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                            • #15
                              Check out the new coming Yamaha MT07. Worth the wait I think. I agree with previous posts that buying restricted 4cyl, especially new, is a mistake.

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