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



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The RSV is much better looking in real life than in pictures. I was thrilled by the looks of the bike but was floored when I heard it run. I must say I do favor the sound of the twins. Ergos are rather aggressive, seat is on the high side and the clip ons are low. i feel a bit splayed over the tank, very similar to an SB6R from what I recall of my test ride on that bike. Anyway, I am excited as the riding weather is coming up this Sunday.

A side note, few days ago I learned that the sole MV/Guzzi dealer in Houston closed its doors. Thats not good news as Houston is the 4th largest city in US. So for MV and Guzzi owners living in Houston the nearest dealer is now 3 hrs away in San Antonio. This is sort of going back to why I sold the Brutale.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 1:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm a sucker for a big V-twin . Have a few 4-cyl bikes , but they are just soulless . Think it must be an age thing . It's more about the quality/enjoyment etc of the ride experience these days. Although showing some pleb on his 200bhp rocket how to negotiate the twisty stuff on a 100-120bhp light/well handling bike is also great fun !

RSV looks well cared for by the previous owner .
Looks like a good find !!

Bike market similar in the UK . Some brands just seem to struggle to get the sales figures they deserve . MV is a very select brand with only the odd dealer selling an exclusive dream. !! Now where have I heard that before??
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

vort28 wrote:
Bike market similar in the UK . Some brands just seem to struggle to get the sales figures they deserve . MV is a very select brand with only the odd dealer selling an exclusive dream. !! Now where have I heard that before??


Thats the part that makes me nervous Sad
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, keeping with the spirit of this thread I have to report a new acquisition. Its a 2001 Yamaha R6 track bike. A little while ago I sold my Kawi ZX6R to Texas and set out to find a 750 (or greater) mill. It had to be Japanese because it has to be a) very reliable and b) very inexpensive to maintain. This ruled out anything not made in Japan. Unfortunately 750 Zooks are a hot commodity and nothing really worthy was popping up on the scene.

The track season is upon us with some of my more adventurous cohorts heading to a track next weekend despite good chance of rain and temperatures in the 50's* F. https://www.google.com/url?q=https://weather.com/weather/tenday/l/93206:4:US&source=gmail&ust=1549934942581000&usg=AFQjCNHvb3AOmULOqi2HBd7X2qcFVp4fPw

Anyhoo, one of track control riders put up his R6 for sale and I ended up getting it. 11k miles on the working odometer, recent service, steel brake lines front and rear, gearing for the short Streets of Willow track plus it has a clear Cali title - somewhat a rarity on track bikes. Didn't get to ride it much as it was raining and with slicks on it I have a grace of a bear on skates.





P.S. The Cagiva Gran Canyon is my friend's
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2019 7:02 am    Post subject: Condor motorcycle dolly Reply with quote

My stable is back up to 4, plus a Cagiva Gran Canyon belonging to a friend of mine. He returned from Mecum in Las Vegas 3 bikes richer including an Ariel Cyclone, an AJS and a Moto Guzzi Airone (its a 250 so not the Falcone). Turned out I had one more space in the garage than he did Cool

Space is at premium, again. Garage walls lost their flexibility and don't expand like they used to. As a solution, I picked up the Condor Motorcycle Dolly over the weekend. I already have 2 Condor wheel chocks so I am familiar with the quality of this product.







The dolly came in at a pretty good time as I am actively working on my bucket list.. Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Space is at a Premium?? You only have one space left??.THough knows nothing my friend....Have I not taught you anything?....

Laughing Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2019 3:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

2BIMS................any chance of borrowing your Flymo?

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I quite like the Streetfighter, recon they would be great fun to ride. Looks like you still have plenty of room left there yet Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Almost time for a mezzanine floor 2bims Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2019 11:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gavin944888 wrote:
2BIMS................any chance of borrowing your Flymo?

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Fortunately my lawn died many months ago ..Just waiting for brighter weather and it'll be car boot sale time....I think the camping tent and accessories will be packed in there also for "recycling"....It has been commentated that if I own a lawn mower then I must have room for expansion.....And...I have considered erecting the 4 man tent on the postage stamp sized lawn for further storage space....or I could turn it into an "AirB&B" for visiting Bimota fans......Quite literally a "pop-up" unit
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2019 11:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gavin944888 wrote:
2BIMS................any chance of borrowing your Flymo?

regards
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Fortunately my lawn died many months ago ..Just waiting for brighter weather and it'll be car boot sale time....I think the camping tent and accessories will be packed in there also for "recycling"....It has been commentated that if I own a lawn mower then I must have room for expansion.....And...I have considered erecting the 4 man tent on the postage stamp sized lawn for further storage space....or I could turn it into an "AirB&B" for visiting Bimota fans......Quite literally a "pop-up" unit
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 6:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

2bims wrote:
Space is at a Premium?? You only have one space left??.THough knows nothing my friend....Have I not taught you anything?....

Laughing Very Happy


Getting all those bikes into your garage definitely takes skill. Did you use a shoehorn? Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 6:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

brian wrote:
I quite like the Streetfighter, recon they would be great fun to ride. Looks like you still have plenty of room left there yet Wink


I have not put a lot of miles due to rain but those that I did I thoroughly enjoyed.

If I could ever manage storing my bikes like Steve does, I imagine I could get another half dozen in there. Im working on a long distance hauler, wont disclose it for now. Let it be a surprise Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tirefriar wrote:
[Getting all those bikes into your garage definitely takes skill. Did you use a shoehorn? Laughing


Its a combination of skinny bikes.....V/L twin Duc engine bikes apart from the crankcases are only one cylinder wide....and all air cooled so no rads..I use front wheel chocks to get them up vertical...Bimota 45 degree sidestands double the space they take up if placed on the sidestands.....this also keeps the "mass" balanced on the fork legs and thus less chance of one LHS fork seal going pop.....then its clip-ons forward....then reverse one in if it has handle bars etc etc.....The wall is now plumbed with electrical sockets both sides for trickle battery chargers....as is the overhanging garage roof rafter timber beams...for wires to trail down to the inner bikes...so that all of them are on trickle chargers....all linked to a RCB fuse box in the garage so I can switch them all on or off easily.....then being Britain....theres the heater to keep them warm...and the decondenser to suck vapour out and keep them dry.....If you wrap them in blankets....it has the reverse effect....and keeps them wet.....Garage is water tight anyhow and insulated and carpeted thus its cosier in there than my drafty old house to be frank....
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 1:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you alternate the way they face you can get them a lot closer together.

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