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    Anyone near Swansea?
    on: May 23, 2022, 01.50 pm
    May 23, 2022, 01.50 pm
    Hello Boyz 'n' Gurlz

    I have now sold my Yam 900 Tracer, which I didn't like very much, and am on the lookout for a VFR1200X.

    There is one at M & P motorcycles in Swansea, and I was wondering whether anyone local to them could go and have a look at it and maybe even take it out for a demo ride. I saw it briefly a few weeks back and I know about the broken handguard, but I would be interested in someone that knows the breed possibly taking it out for a spin and telling me whether it rides OK or not.

    A modest reward via the portals of Majestic is on offer as inducement!

    Bike here: https://www.autotrader.co.uk/bike-details/202108286730238

    Cheers - HM

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    Re: Anyone near Swansea?
    Reply #1 on: May 24, 2022, 02.07 am
    May 24, 2022, 02.07 am
    I guess mick9879's is sold then.

    On the Swansea bike, did you notice the evidence of a drop on the crankcase cover and crash bar,  and the missing lower cowl?

    This one's £1200 more but looks in better condition; it has Honda panniers (though strangely no topbox) and 21k miles.
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/304472348874

    And this one with full luggage and only 5k miles may be worth watching:
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/134126420327

    None of these are DCT models by the way, assuming you prefer manual.

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    Re: Anyone near Swansea?
    Reply #2 on: May 24, 2022, 06.37 pm
    May 24, 2022, 06.37 pm
    I posted in the bikes for sale section, CT for sale in charles hurst honda belfast, I had a quick look at it last Wednesday, 1755 miles on it, 3 boxes, 2017. It is a manual, heated grips, adjust screen, Honda engine bars, £9300

    Tom
    Last Edit: May 24, 2022, 06.42 pm by thetrecker

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    Re: Anyone near Swansea?
    Reply #3 on: May 24, 2022, 07.44 pm
    May 24, 2022, 07.44 pm
    *Originally Posted by Hound [+]
    I guess mick9879's is sold then.
    No idea - he didn't respond to the later posts on his 'for sale' thread, and nuffsaid tried to reach him via PM and couldn't, so it's a mystery.

    *Originally Posted by Hound [+]
    On the Swansea bike, did you notice the evidence of a drop on the crankcase cover and crash bar,  and the missing lower cowl?
    I saw the evidence of a drop, though it didn't look anything drastic beyond someone perhaps having to put the bike down because they found it too heavy. I didn't notice the cowl, but don't know what I'm looking for. Where is that?

    M & P have offered to do the major 32k service as part of the deal which is definitely a draw. I'm not fussy about a few cosmetic marks - my bikes are workhorses, not garage queens.

    *Originally Posted by Hound [+]
    This one's £1200 more but looks in better condition; it has Honda panniers (though strangely no topbox) and 21k miles.
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/304472348874

    And this one with full luggage and only 5k miles may be worth watching:
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/134126420327

    None of these are DCT models by the way, assuming you prefer manual.
    I'll have a look at those. I have an option to buy a 15k 2019 manual model (yes, I'm after a manual) for about £7300, so keeping an eye on that too.

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    Re: Anyone near Swansea?
    Reply #4 on: May 24, 2022, 07.46 pm
    May 24, 2022, 07.46 pm
    *Originally Posted by thetrecker [+]
    I posted in the bikes for sale section, CT for sale in charles hurst honda belfast, I had a quick look at it last Wednesday, 1755 miles on it, 3 boxes, 2017. It is a manual, heated grips, adjust screen, Honda engine bars, £9300

    Tom
    Looks OK, but that's a lot of cash.

    As much as us folk know what a good bike the CT is, the majority don't see it that way and these bikes tend to take root in the showroom. The M&P bike I'm looking at has been in their showroom for more than a year!

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    Re: Anyone near Swansea?
    Reply #5 on: May 24, 2022, 07.50 pm
    May 24, 2022, 07.50 pm
    Yes, it is too dear, it will linger in the showroom for sure.

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    Re: Anyone near Swansea?
    Reply #6 on: May 24, 2022, 07.55 pm
    May 24, 2022, 07.55 pm
    *Originally Posted by Hound [+]
    And this one with full luggage and only 5k miles may be worth watching:
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/134126420327
    I'm on this one at £6,100!!

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    Re: Anyone near Swansea?
    Reply #7 on: May 24, 2022, 09.32 pm
    May 24, 2022, 09.32 pm
    Whatever you end up with, I hope you enjoy it!  :152: