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    Anyone any thoughts about the MT-03

    I friend of mine has found an advert for a 57 plate, 660cc, MT-03 and I wonder if anyone has any thoughts on the bike? Have you owned one and, if so, what to look out for please?

    Thanks for any advice.

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    I have one I use as a hack, it is a quirky bike but I have got to like it as much as my new MT-09 and cos it was cheap I can abuse it, there is a review on the bennetts website which is pretty accurate.For a 57 plate I wouldn't pay more than 2k .
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    Thanks, the one that was for sale was 1,900 but it went before we could go and see it. Seen a couple more, advertised at just over 2k but I will suggest that they haggle a bit.

    I found out that the Cush Drive needs checking, but doesn't look like a difficult job to replace. Again, a point to haggle on if needed.

    This will be their 1st 'bigger' bike when they pass their test. I know it's OK on an A2 (UK) licence but they are looking to do the Full A anyway.

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    yes my cush drive rubbers were shot got them replaced when I had new tyres, found it made the bike feel smoother.

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    Thanks for the advice and information. When we got to see the bike it was in very good condition, in my opinion anyway, but when my friend tried to sit on the bike she found out that she could only just get the balls of her feet onto the floor.

    After asking at the Yamaha dealership about lowering it they said that, from what they could find out, it could only be lowered by about 25mm (about an inch) so that wouldn't make enough of a difference so she's decided not to get an MT-03.

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    [QUOTE=Morseman;45152]Thanks for the advice and information. When we got to see the bike it was in very good condition, in my opinion anyway, but when my friend tried to sit on the bike she found out that she could only just get the balls of her feet onto the floor.
    After asking at the Yamaha dealership about lowering it they said that, from what they could find out, it could only be lowered by about 25mm (about an inch) so that wouldn't make enough of a difference so she's decided not to get an MT



    Find her a bmw f650gs... that is perfect for female and short riders.
    the motorcycleboy reigns

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    as motorcycleboy says An FG650 could fit the bill

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    Why not try an MT07. I thought the seat height was quite low on that and it's a very light bike as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Bandito View Post
    Why not try an MT07. I thought the seat height was quite low on that and it's a very light bike as well.
    Because they are looking for a 2nd hand cheap bike that wouldn't cost more than 2.000 pounds..
    the motorcycleboy reigns

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    I have a MT-03. A friend was interested in buying it for his partner, but she too found it was too tall (or maybe the saddle is too wide - either way she couldn't get her feet down safely.

    They've ended up buying a new-style MT-03, but I guess those will still be beyond the budget for a year or two.

 

 

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