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post #1 of 2 Old Aug 8th, 2009, 10:15 pm Thread Starter
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A older fellow I know wants me to look a R850R that he is considering, I have a LT, so this is greek to me, any quirks I should look for or any weaknesses that should have been dealt with. It is a 96 and I don't have any idea yet of the mileage, but tomorrow all will be revealed. So I am asking if you have some experience, share it, so I look like I know something. Anyone know what the going rate is for these.
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post #2 of 2 Old Aug 8th, 2009, 11:17 pm
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Re: R850r

My understanding is the 1997 up models have an improved tranny. Possible it could have abs. Most 850s I found didn't though. But if the mileage is low could still have a lot of riding left. I had a 95 R1100R that I picked up when 10yr old. Basically the same bike with a few extra cc's. Had it for 3 yr and 30k miles with no trouble at all. Very fun on curves. I would think it would be in the $2000 range. System bags like the RT has are a plus. I think it is a good re-entry to riding bike.

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