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thats a good looking Ducati. I have had 4 ducatis over the years,starting with a cadet 90, a two stroke, then a 160 monza jr, then a 250 Diana mk3, and a 450 rt. I have never had a two cylinder Ducati though.
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Alfacliff - Thanks, I think you're ready to experience a 2 cylinder model. Now the choice is between 2 or 4 valve!

fgsavioa - Nice bike, if I make it out to Milano next year I'd like to see it in person.

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1985 yamaha fj1100 with '92 1200 motor and forks. wiseco 10.5:1 pistons, shaved head ported and polished with dynatek ignition and coils with keihin 39mm cr carbs and wide open supertrapp 4into 1 pipe. I have 17" fzr front rims and brakes and a honda cbr 600 17" X3.5 rear so no longer have to deal with the 16"f and 18"r rims and tires. I have done nothing to clean up the body work as it is an awsome sleeper it will suprise many a zx14, gsx-r or hyabusa up to about 130-140 then I get walked but top speed is still about 160. Real world riding it is a kick in the ***. Could not find a better pic, the right side cover is off as i was playing with the ignition settings.
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Yamaha FJ & FJR bikes are one of the best all-around motorcycles ever made.

neo297 - Nice, well thought out mods.

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Yamaha FJ & FJR bikes are one of the best all-around motorcycles ever made.

neo297 - Nice, well thought out mods.
I agree! I have owned 2 fj 600's one had the cams and head off of one of kevin schwantz's old race bikes when he raced for hurst yamaha out of Houston( a friend worked there and had access to old parts) done by pops yoshumira.That motor screamed but had a lot of oil consumption past the valve guides with on off throttle there would be puffs of smoke out the pipe even with brand new seals. I also had '87 fz750 fun but not as comfortable as the fj's, fzr400 that was a handling machine but for me at 6' 250 it was a little small. That's why I love my big fj tons of torque with no real need to shift a lot, I have ridden the little fj from south of houston to chattanooga tenn. in one day and Tenn. to new york the next day. and back in 2 days. I have ridden the big bike from dallas to atlanta straight through and from houston to des moines iowa straight through, both fj's were great long distance bikes yet still can handle a twisty road with an exponential grin factor. Also easy to work on air cooled and bullet proof motors.

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A friend told me there was a cherry '86 fj 1200 for sale at British USA in South Houston last monday with less than 10,000 miles on it. Since I have an fj with 10 x that milage and looks it! I was skeptical but seeing it online and talking to them I had a deposit down on tuesday and bought it and rode it home yesterday. Mostly stock- corbin saddle(stock seat came with bike), K&N filter, F1 slip on's- stock headers. The only thing that does not work is fuel guage. Spirited riding home from houston 250 miles I got 40 mpg! My old fj is a worked motor with valve job, shaved head and wiseco 10.5:1 pistons. It also has kehein 37mm cr carbs, dyna ignition, supertrap 4 into 1 headers and pipe. I want to leave the '86 as is but I know at some point I'm gonna start swaping some parts!
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veloss:, I now ride a 2006 Triumph Bonnieville. 4 valve per cylinder, and dual overhead cam. Mine is one of the carburetted modles, they are all injected now, but I can still work on carbs.
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Here's my bike. I've had so many, but the Honda Valkyrie is at the top of the list...such a smooth and powerful bike...just a pleasure to ride.
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Neo, that's a clean FJ. I've ridden them and they cruise nice. I've owned and ridden a bunch of bikes over the years and rode nothing but motorcycles for the first half of my life.

Last nice bike was a 2007 GSX-R 1000 I had PC3 with nice custom dyno map, Yoshi Japan pipe, custom leather gel seat I designed and my pal Jay at Pirate Upholstery made for me. Some other neat stuff I did to it but the pics show kinda.

Unfortunately broke this one in 2 off side of mountain a couple years ago when it found the redwood trees. Sure miss that bike. I miraculously avoided the trees but flew way down and had much air time before I landed. Tore ACL and calf and thigh muscles on right leg and cracked tibia but other than that fared well. Took forever to recover. Full leathers saved my bacon for sure.









My other bike (that I still have) is a 92-98 Ducati 900ss rat bike (parts from all 7 years but originally a 92). She's not terribly photogenic yet and a beast to ride. Been considering prepping and airbrushing something cool on my current bodywork just for giggles

--Nichols Racing 1/2 lb. lightened flywheel
--Barnett Racing lightened aluminum clutch basket
--Barnett DryFlex race clutch
--Stiff clutch springs and aluminum keepers
--Dyna coils high output race coils
--Keihn 39mm flatslide carbs
--Nikasil high compression pistons, same displacement
--2mm bigger intake valves
--Head machining work
--Brembo billet GP front brake master cylinder
--Brembo billet GP clutch cylinder
--Ducati Performance exhaust (kinda beat)
--Ferodo DS1 race pads
--Custom cut and shaped rear carbon fender I made
--RaceTech valved Showa rear shock
--Lindemann Engineering rebuilt/resprung/revalved Showa forks
--MadDuc open clutch cover
--MotoWheels Kukri clutch pressure plate
--Evoluzione clutch slave cylinder
--Shaft steering damper
--Anodized machined GP shift lever
--Custom machined shift eccentric and toe peg
--Corbin seat reupholstered in black vinyl
--K&N air filter in modified open airbox
--Two Bros Racing clipons
--8mm silicone plug wires
--Nichols Racing crankcase breather
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Sorry to hear about your gsxr but glad to hear you faired better than the bike! I had a friend who recently sold his hypermotard 1100, he asked me if I wanted to buy it for 11k. It had a ducati race ignition and cams with a custom made exhaust i.e. LOUD but an awsome loud. I just could not afford it the fj was only $4250. That ducati though was a wheelie machine I never felt as much a hooligan as when on that bike. The fj is a much better tourer and can still be ridden spiritedly when asked. I have always had a soft spot for 80's yamaha's and the fj's most specifically. Post some pics when you have the duc presentable. As you can see from the post above the '86 my '84 looks like it has all of the 150,000 miles on it where the '86 doesn't look like it even has the 9,700 miles it has on it.

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My current ride. BMW R1150RS. 88k miles, so far.


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