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    Quote Originally Posted by choke View Post
    Cycle Cat rearsets as well? The previous owner didn't spare any expense.

    If the rear sprocket is still a stock 39T do yourself a favor and replace it with a 41T when it's time for a new one. IMO that really makes a difference in riding around town and you only gain about 200rpm at 70mph. I also think a Sargent seat makes for a much more comfortable ride.
    There wasn't much I hadn't gotten to yet on that bike, a few standouts, but I think that Young Nate will have fun making the final changes himself, to really make it "his" bike.
    It's my feeling that most Ducatis need to be geared up a few teeth, my 999 was useless in 1st gear below say 20mph at first.
     

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    Balls of Steel

     

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    Quote Originally Posted by doctor855 View Post
    Nice find. The last three words of the film, "an incredible mess" fit perfectly! Not sure the R75 needed improvement, but the dude certainly has skills and a shop to support them.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobonli View Post
    Nice find. The last three words of the film, "an incredible mess" fit perfectly! Not sure the R75 needed improvement, but the dude certainly has skills and a shop to support them.
    As a R75/6 owner, I'm appalled...what a waste of a nice classic bike
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    Quote Originally Posted by witcombusa View Post

    As a R75/6 owner, I'm appalled...what a waste of a nice classic bike
    That is pretty much perfect just as it sits.
     

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    wow, how have I missed this thread?! I see a lot of Duc content so I'll start off by adding a few I've had affairs with:

    Foggy 996 monster:

    and a 1964 250 single:

    sorry the colors are a bit crazy.
    a bunch more stuff here: my flickr and here: NYCvinMoto If you are so inclined.
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    Quote Originally Posted by witcombusa View Post
    As a R75/6 owner, I'm appalled...what a waste of a nice classic bike
    Hey, that looks just like my bike, but mine is the R60 model. I don't have the R90 bikini fairing on mine or a CC Products fork stiffener/fender mount or the deep oil pan, but everything else looks the same. I've owned many motorcycles, but those old boxers in the 600/750 displacement really hit the sweet spot. For riding on winding roads at 40-70 MPH, they just feel right.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by WayneJ View Post
    Hey, that looks just like my bike, but mine is the R60 model. I don't have the R90 bikini fairing on mine or a CC Products fork stiffener/fender mount or the deep oil pan, but everything else looks the same. I've owned many motorcycles, but those old boxers in the 600/750 displacement really hit the sweet spot. For riding on winding roads at 40-70 MPH, they just feel right.
    Exactly right. Two lane rides up Rt 100 in VT are just perfect. She's closing in on 125k now.

    For higher speed use (or cooler weather), her younger sibling R100RS get the nod...
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    Couple more that some might just remember....

    '77 Moto Guzzi 850 Lemans Mk I w/ factory race kit
    '85 Yamaha RZ 500
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    Quote Originally Posted by witcombusa View Post
    Exactly right. Two lane rides up Rt 100 in VT are just perfect. She's closing in on 125k now.

    For higher speed use (or cooler weather), her younger sibling R100RS get the nod...
    I had a 1979 R100RS (the Blue and Silver w/Orange pinstripes colorway). I bought it used in 1988 and sold it two years ago. I put over 160,000 miles on that bike. I sold it for more than I paid - good investment. It was geared for autobahn use and begged to go fast, but for two-up breezing on some winding road, it was out of its element - always switching between 2nd and 3rd gear and under those conditions, the bike was either lugging or over-revving. I believe the later RS got a final drive gear change for better low-speed use.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by maunahaole View Post
    Nothing really wrong with a UJM, though. I feel that way because I have a UJM.
    Haven't been on a bike in a good long while, but a true UJM, an old 1983 KZ1000, took me on a wandering cross-country trip, among others, without a fuss. It could run too.
     

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    Saw this recently in the lobby of the Iron Horse Hotel in Milwaukee. I'm not for sure exactly what this is but I want to ride it. Fast. Around a race track.
    untitled-1.jpg

    It's a small Honda air-cooled twin (maybe a CB350?) motor in a custom frame.

    Anybody from Milwaukee know the story of this machine?
     

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    I lean more off-road: my KLX400. Also have a KDX200 and a vintage 76 MR250 I bought as a kid.
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    An early 2000 Honda VFR800a will be about $2500 and is a great motorcycle. Can put hard cases on it. It's got ABS brakes for added safety. I love mine, and would only sell it to get a Ducati 848 or 1098.
     

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    This fell in my lap last weekend...

     

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    Quote Originally Posted by maunahaole View Post
    Put a V-twin or a triple in there, and I'm with you. Boxers... not my thing.
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    Good for a laugh

     

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