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General Category => General Discussion => Topic started by: Vagrant on November 28, 2021, 07:26:37 AM

Title: Wanted used bike near Tucson
Post by: Vagrant on November 28, 2021, 07:26:37 AM
I'm looking for a needle in a haystack here, but, I need to sell the 2001 EV when I get to Az. this Jan. My old arthritic left hand just can't handle the clutch pull anymore. My V7III is at that point too. I need a tough, good quality, reasonable seat height bike from a private party within 150-200 miles of Tucson. Preferably with wind protection like a 650 VStrom ETC. Bikes with a slipper clutch like a Versys 650-1000, my V85 is fine too. If not the newer Honda NC750XDCT with automatic is a possibilty or maybe their 500. Something with good suspenders is prefered because the roads out there are pothole city.
Needs to be a private party or I have to pay sales tax there and here in Ga. where I will regerister and insure it. Budget $8000-. It just gets used 3 months then it sits for 9.
Title: Re: Wanted used bike near Tucson
Post by: Scout63 on November 28, 2021, 07:31:03 AM
8k would buy a very nice convert...
Title: Re: Wanted used bike near Tucson
Post by: Kiwi_Roy on November 28, 2021, 07:41:01 AM
Have you considered a clutch conversion kit, I have seen two types
For a cable clutch a wheel that mounts onto the clutch arm and gives you a 2:1 advantage. it has a small chain that wraps around the wheel to take up the flexing, I saw one fitted to an old beamer.
A small Hydraulic cylinder that mounts on the back of the gearbox, I have seen those fitted mainly to Japanese bikes doing away with the cable.
Perhaps a foot clutch, that used to work pretty well on old Indians.
Otherwise good luck in your search.

8k would buy a very nice convert...
There's another good option you might be able to save a bundle on insurance as well, here in BC its just over $200 for 12 months on a collector plate, no need to touch the clutch at all.
Title: Re: Wanted used bike near Tucson
Post by: JJ on November 28, 2021, 08:48:16 AM
Check on the Tucson craigslist... :thumb: :cool:

For $8,000, you should have no problem finding a nice, clean used motorcycle to fit you needs... :boozing: :cool:
Title: Re: Wanted used bike near Tucson
Post by: bigbikerrick on November 28, 2021, 11:40:11 AM
Are you interested in a 2017 Griso? I was thinking of putting mine up for sale in the spring. Only 3K miles, like new,and with a hydraulic clutch.
Rick.
(https://i.ibb.co/8z4nz0F/IMG-5428.jpg) (https://ibb.co/8z4nz0F)


Title: Re: Wanted used bike near Tucson
Post by: Guzzi Gal on November 28, 2021, 12:35:12 PM
Warren Rhen is/was selling an Aprilia Mana. It is located in Apache Junction, AZ..
Title: Re: Wanted used bike near Tucson
Post by: bigbikerrick on November 28, 2021, 01:44:19 PM
How about this, Steve?
Rick

https://tucson.craigslist.org/mcy/d/sahuarita-2015-honda-ctx700dct/7413477968.html
Title: Re: Wanted used bike near Tucson
Post by: Guzzi Gal on November 28, 2021, 03:13:43 PM
How about this, Steve?
Rick

https://tucson.craigslist.org/mcy/d/sahuarita-2015-honda-ctx700dct/7413477968.html

I love the looks of a naked CTX. :thumb: Very comfy bike to ride, with a 28-inch seat height, plus the ability to paddle-shift is good too.
Title: Re: Wanted used bike near Tucson
Post by: Vagrant on November 28, 2021, 04:18:15 PM
If the CTX wasn't a forward control bike it would be perfect.
Strangely I never thought to look at Craigslist. Senior moment I guess.


Roy, I tried the hydro clutch slave on the EV that goes on the side of the trans where the cable usually hooks up. Sold by MG cycle for years, but I never felt it was leaving any free play when adjusted to just barely disengage.

Rick, trying to drop weight/size on the bikes and even though it has a hydraulic clutch it is too strong for me.