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Just sold my R100 GS. What's next?
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Tirefriar



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2016 1:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Still no Cagiva. Ran into a snag with shipping. My go-to shipper is tied up on the east coast. The u-ship.com is not working out as well as I hoped. Now the seller is out of town until August 24. Just as well as we are hitting our local hot spell with temperatures averaging over a 100*F on daily basis.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2016 1:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tirefriar wrote:
Wtf Question


It's probably a phishing e-mail - don't click any of the links
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2016 5:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hopefully all deleted off the Forum this morning...took me ruddy ages......
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2016 11:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I didn't even realize these are links. Good save, EC! Thanks for the valiant effort 2bims
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PostPosted: Tue May 30, 2017 12:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sold my SB8R. The new owner showed up with riding gear and rode off into the sunset... Well, actually he took her straight into the canyons. He texted me that the bike is impressive and I am glad to hear it. He is definitely over 6' tall and fit so much better on that bike than I did. He is also an enthusiast as well as an expert in the TLR engines. He sounds like he is planning to hold onto her for a while. A very nice person and I couldn't think of a better owner for the SB8R.

So, back to the same question that started this thread. I did get my Cagiva Alazzurra but its on the chopping block already. The new mark is the Aprilia Tuono, most likely the second generation. I have not ridden a Tuono yet, and hope I will not be disappointed. The Tuono will be my daily rider which will give my Boxer Cup a break. Wifey was not keen on the idea of me getting another ride but I think I got that handled.
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PostPosted: Tue May 30, 2017 8:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If not the tuono, is there a moto guzzi on the list?
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PostPosted: Wed May 31, 2017 6:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

yb11reno wrote:
If not the tuono, is there a moto guzzi on the list?


Few years ago I briefly considered a California Vintage. Such a pretty bike in black ith white accents. Alas, the one I was originally interested in was sold before I even had a chance to look at.

The choice fell on Aprilia Tuono Gen2 because it combines performance performance and reliability in one great looking package at a very reasonable price. I love Ambos for their cool factor but I wouldn't ride one often enough to justify the acquisition. Maybe few more years down the line...
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 01, 2017 4:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Still on the lookout for the Tuono. Stopped by an Ape dealer last week and checked out the new Tuono. Found it to be just a beatiful well crafted machine which is quite tall for my 32 inseam. The manager informed me that Gen 2 bikes in stock guise are taller still by an 1". He suggested a lowering kit or looking at Gen1 which has a bit lower seating.

I did find a very good example of an 04 Tuono Factory, but the bike is over 400 miles away from me plus its up there on the price. At the asking price for this first gen Tuono, I can find the next generation Factory.

Meanwhile, a friend sent me a link on a silver Monster S2R 1000. There isn't a great deal to choose from on the large cube air cooled Mosters either but a few do pop up.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 01, 2017 8:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you're thinking about an earlier monster, look at an S4RS. I had one, it was an absolute hoot (unintentional wheelies). Just be aware pre 2003 had steel tanks. 2003 and later had plastic tanks prone to swelling from the ethanol gas.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 04, 2017 5:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jack, thanks for the heads up on the tank. My thoughts behind the S2R was simplucity of air cooled twin vs liquid cooled engine. There's also a not so insignificant price difference. The S2R typically run around $4-5k, the S4R has a $2-3k premium. I'm intending for this to be a daily rider, and though I agree that S4R is a better bike, I can't really justify plucking that much more for it. By the way, I heard a lot of good things about the twin in an S2R, especially in terms of reliability. Does this hold true for the liquid 4?
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2017 4:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A friend is selling his 2002 monster 900 i.e. For $3500. Last owner added Penske shock on back. Recent belts, good tires.
As far as reliability of the 4 valve monster. I've owned 95 900 ss/sp, 2005 1000 DS, 2007 S4RS, 2011 multistrada and 2 ST4S ducs. The S4RS had the least problems of any except for the ST4S that I bought with 1700 miles.
Did you notice the guy has your SB8R up for sale already?

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 02, 2017 7:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, I saw my bike up on eBay. Received a bunch of emails from people who know me and that bike. I guess he found another bike he really wanted, at least that's what his ad said.

I've been looking for Apes, the good ones all come up on the wrong side of the continent. Haven't had much luck in finding a Duc I like either. The S4SR are up there in terms of $$. Not looking to spend a boatload of cash, nor am I looking for a pedestrian model. Generation 2 Aprilia Factory is the ticket.

I don't know much about the 900i.e. Is this the engine that called for frequent valve adjustments?
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