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Dec 10th 2020, 10:05 AM   #46
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  Jan 2016
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i can't quite make myself buy a Duc.
there's a couple I'd like, but honestly the reliability thing has got me spooked.
https://seattle.craigslist.org/tac/m...239094485.html
If money was no object you buy two
Dec 10th 2020, 11:57 AM   #47
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  Jan 2016
  Hazel Dell, Wa

  Multistrada Pikes Peak, VFR800, VStrom 650, TE 610
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Originally Posted by Sentinel
i can't quite make myself buy a Duc.
there's a couple I'd like, but honestly the reliability thing has got me spooked.
https://seattle.craigslist.org/tac/m...239094485.html
Meh, don't worry about reliability with these- they're air cooled, high performance tractor engines, with very little extra electronics than my VFR. I had an S version and it was until recently the most fun/scariest bike I've ever owned. I sold it because it was too much power for commuting and not enough range for long distances. I figured I'd have to pump around $2000 into making it into what I needed it to be and with that logic a Multistrada made more sense.

Oh, and valve checks are of course radically different than any type of the Japanese valves, but are no more difficult once you learn how to do them. And actually, gaining access to the valves on the Hypermotard is far easier than many Japanese bikes!

Edited by Flyboymedic on Dec 10th 2020 at 12:00 PM
Dec 18th 2020, 12:39 PM   #48
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  Jan 2016
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Maybe it is the holiday of gratitude, but I really can’t imagine being more thrilled with a bike than with my low-mileage used 2016 R1. It eclipses my ‘99 R1 (and 2006 FZ1) and that was an amazing ride when I got it and is still fun as shit.

This one exceeds what I could have expected of a road bike. I will spend years trying to use what it is capable of.

Money was not that big a factor in obtaining, and yet it supersedes my expectations entirely.
This! Also because I'm not that imaginative. Modern bikes are so good now days...
Dec 18th 2020, 05:03 PM   #49
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  Jan 2016
  Washington County

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Modern bikes are so good now days...
I am a Luddite. Give me a bike with spoked wheels and forget the fiberglass cladding...I want to see the motor. Carbs and air cooling. I will, however, make a concession for electric start and disc brakes if necessary.

It may not fly at the speed of sound and have every tricked out gimmick to supplement nearly 200 horsepower but it delivers a visceral experience. I sometimes feel like the cowboy who, while riding his trusty mount, sees his first motorcar on the road (Horatio's Drive).
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Edited by 307T on Dec 18th 2020 at 05:10 PM Reason: Damned autocorrect
Dec 18th 2020, 05:31 PM   #50
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  Jan 2016
  Hazel Dell, Wa

  Multistrada Pikes Peak, VFR800, VStrom 650, TE 610
Ken Burns Documentary Horatio's Drive. I highly recommend it for those of you that enjoy history.
Dec 18th 2020, 07:02 PM   #51
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  Jun 2016
  Poor Tortured

  2019 Nada
or maybe this -
Dec 19th 2020, 01:47 PM   #52
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  Sep 2016
  Salem, OR

  2008 CBR1000RR, 2017 Grom
#1 pick for me.
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Dec 19th 2020, 04:02 PM   #53
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  Jan 2016
  Portland

  2016 R1, 1999 R1
Pee-wee Herman's Bike Sells At Auction
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PUBLISHED: MAR. 7. 2014 7:01 AM

In the 1985 Tim Burton film Pee-wee’s Big Adventure, the titular character steadfastly refuses to give up his super awesome red bicycle, saying that he wouldn’t ever sell it for "a hundred million, trillion, billion dollars." Well it would appear that times have changed just a bit, because yesterday an original bike that was used in the movie was sold on eBay for $36,600 (found via Today).

The auction for the bike only began this past Wednesday, and was put up by a seller who says that he is the prop’s third owner and that he purchased it back in 2010 for $10,000 (which means he made one hell of a profit off the thing). The listing was put up with an $8,000 minimum, but obviously that number eventually went way up and after 26 bidders put up 55 bids for the item:

Certifying that the bike is real, the auction also came with "an autographed photo of Paul Ruebens, a photo of him signing the photo, [a] letter/certificate of authenticity, [and a] Warner Bros. plans/spec sheet on the red cargo boxes."

You may now find yourself asking why the bike is in pieces. Apparently the seller – username usmc_vet2008 – had a buyer lined up who wound up backing out of the deal. The owner had disassembled it for shipping, and didn’t "have the time or urge to re assemble it only to take it apart again for the next buyer." Basically, the person who ended up buying the lot hopefully knows how to assemble a bike.

As far as movie props go, this is a pretty awesome one to have. It’s not only instantly recognizable to the thousands if not millions of people who have seen the film, but also a pretty nifty looking bicycle. After paying $36,600 for it, however, the new owner should definitely keep it under lock and key. Or, better yet, he can recreate the security system in the movie!
Dec 22nd 2020, 11:06 PM   #54
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  Jan 2016
  Portland

  2016 R1, 1999 R1
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Originally Posted by 307T
I am a Luddite. Give me a bike with spoked wheels and forget the fiberglass cladding...I want to see the motor. Carbs and air cooling. I will, however, make a concession for electric start and disc brakes if necessary.

It may not fly at the speed of sound and have every tricked out gimmick to supplement nearly 200 horsepower but it delivers a visceral experience. I sometimes feel like the cowboy who, while riding his trusty mount, sees his first motorcar on the road (Horatio's Drive).
I don’t know, man. My ‘99 R1 has some soul. It is smooth but also wild and begs you to pin the throttle.

But this 2016 crossplane transverse four provides the feel of a big twin and the howl of a V8. It is very visceral. The “gimmicky” electrics simply prevent it from going ballistic on you. And the ”cladding” creates a vacuum so you can focus and feel as if you are going half the speed you actually are.
Dec 22nd 2020, 11:58 PM   #55
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  Jun 2016
  Kirkland, WA

  2013 Triumph Daytona 675R Race
Ducati V4R Superleggera

Dec 23rd 2020, 02:36 AM   #56
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  Jan 2016
  Portland

  2016 R1, 1999 R1
That might be my pick. I just read an article about it in a British mag.
Dec 23rd 2020, 10:36 AM   #57
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  Jun 2016
  Kirkland, WA

  2013 Triumph Daytona 675R Race
Watch them build it. I get goosebumps

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Dec 23rd 2020, 01:03 PM   #58
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  Feb 2016
  Seattle

Shit I might have to buy 2 of those Superleggera's. Keep one in the crate, ride the other, sell the crated one is 15 years to "make" my money back...
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Dec 23rd 2020, 08:15 PM   #59
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  Jan 2016
  Garden Home

  2012 Versys...'83 BMW R80 RT...Suzuki GS 450t
a couple of these would be cool...140 horspers @ 350lbs...

https://www.msn.com/en-us/autos/moto...rr/ar-BB1cbrJg
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Dec 29th 2020, 02:16 PM   #60
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  Jan 2016
  Garden Home

  2012 Versys...'83 BMW R80 RT...Suzuki GS 450t
for those who a 800cc bike is just too small..throw a couple of these in that garage...410lbs w/ 208 horspers...

https://www.msn.com/en-us/autos/moto...rr/ar-BB1cijCx
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