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    Budget touring bike $3000 budget what would you get?

    Budget touring bike $3000 budget what would you get?

    There is a lot of motorcycle experience on this site so I thought I would float the question with you all. $3000 would be just for the bike not needed gear. The trip would be a loop from NY through Saint Louis to Arkansas and back up through the eastern corridor with through North Carolina and VA. I am fishing for fresh thoughts so will not poison the waters with my ideas, budget could go as high as $4500 but preferably closer to the $3000 limit. I have 2 running bikes at the moment the Buell 1125CR with high bars an an XR650L. 5'4" 155lbs. rider.
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    I just took a look through the Buffalo craigslist and you have a pretty crappy selection to choose from. The two that stuck out to me were a 2002 FZr1000 and a SV1000 V-strom. If it was me, I would go for the V-strom. I think it would be perfect for what you want.
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    Honda ST1100 or BMW K75, K100, R1100.
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    I was going to say find a sportster and buy a windshield and bags..but after looking through the buffalo craigslist it looks like people want a lot of money for them in your area.

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    V Strom would work too.
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