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post #106 of 148 (permalink) Old 05-30-2012, 05:32 AM
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I love my 04 Sporty......
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Here's something I ran across this weekend while in the hill country north of San Antonio.
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Have had a '92 Ducati 900SS for quite a long time. Would love to have either a MV Agusta F4 (already pictured previously) or a Honda RC30 (which I should have bought when they were hovering around $8-10k
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Have had a '92 Ducati 900SS for quite a long time.
Oh, so that is what mine is supposed to look like all purdy? For a second I thought it was a Superlight and those are going for stupid money right now for no real good reason IMO. Need to clean out my garage and start painting my Duc.

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For me it's mostly a 2-strokes only passion (with some 4-stroke nostalgia sprinkled in there for flavor...)
We are on same page

With KTM and some of the other trials and dirt manufacturers now coming out with direct injected 2-strokes, maybe we'll see things come full circle in our lifetime. Even if they don't, might be fun to build up a roadrace frame with modern 2-stroke tech.

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Sfalfa you have great taste

Here is my 900ss/FE, "Francesca" :
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or a Honda RC30 (which I should have bought when they were hovering around $8-10k
I bought mine back in 2001 when I turned 30 and I got it for just a bit under $10k. But i am just as much a VFR nut as I am an Alfa nut, so here are my other VFRs, (I have one from each series of the VFR 750 years (in the US), although my '86 is a 700.
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For a second I thought it was a Superlight and those are going for stupid money right now for no real good reason IMO. Need to clean out my garage and start painting my Duc.
Yes, it was custom built as essentially a two-seat Superlight. The SS wasn't offered in yellow with the white frame ('90-92). I haven't been following the market - but mine was just appraised at $9k which is pure fantasy, but someone knocked it over trying to park, and I wasn't going to accept it being totaled for some scuffs on the bodywork.

@Reims: thanks - and likewise! Beautiful bike.

@ SamW: *Jealous* One of my big regrets is not grabbing one when I could. I also wanted one of the little gray market 400's really bad (NC30/35), but the whole California thing can make that tricky.

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59 102 Touring (first Alfa $500 running)
65 Sprint GT (2nd Alfa, $500 daily driver)
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74 Berlina (first new car - now certainly rusted into oblivion)
61 Giulietta Spider G-Prod Race Car (where is it now?)
84 Spider Veloce (rarely drove it, so sold it)
86 Quadrifoglio (Dull car - no more 115s for me)
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59 102 Touring Roadster - restoration complete, enough Alfa for any rational man. Or irrational, for that matter
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Two 1946 Stampe SV4C (c/n 294 "Rocinante" - wife's favorite airplane. RIP), and c/n 235 "La Bon Temps Femme" (gone to a new home, but never forgotten)
Zlin 50LA (+9 -6 gees, titanium spar, 1200 lbs, 260HP rumored to now be in Brazil)
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1955 Cessna 170B (wife taught me to fly tailwheel in this)

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64 Mooney M20E ("Rambo". My faithful steed for over 40 years) Over 55 years old, and just returned from a trip to Argentina in him
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1967 Piper Super Cub on Wipline amphibious floats (a true "all terrain vehicle")
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@ SamW: *Jealous* One of my big regrets is not grabbing one when I could. I also wanted one of the little gray market 400's really bad (NC30/35), but the whole California thing can make that tricky.
At the time I was torn between the Aprilia Futura and the RC30, it is just that I love everything about the RC30, the twin lights, V4, single sided swingarm, Red White and Blue, and I already had the '86VFR, so I went with the RC30. By the way, my '86 VFR700f has almost 90k miles on it now, It has seen many of the US states.

'86 GTV6 - No Name
'88 Verde w/no sunroof - Bella
'89 Spider Quad - Red
'86 Spider Quad - Silver - SOLD
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By the way, my '86 VFR700f has almost 90k miles on it now, It has seen many of the US states.
That's incredible! Did you have to do any engine work? I love the noise of those gear-driven cams, and the motors seem to be super reliable.


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That's incredible! Did you have to do any engine work? I love the noise of those gear-driven cams, and the motors seem to be super reliable.


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I have put a clutch in it and replaced the float bowl seals, other than that just oil changes and valve adjustments. I think the gear driven cams are the trick, they just keep on going.

One of the reasons I live where I do, I live about 45m from the Snake (Hwy 421 Mountain City and Shady Valley) and about an hour and a half from the Blue Ridge Parkway (Linville Viaduct)

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Hhmmm Sam - all of those VFRs - that's nuts! I know a CBX guy that has one in every color from every year! Funny how these things go! As with the alfas - a bloody addiction.

2-Strokes; I'd like to take a reverse-cylinder 3MA frame (TZR250R) and install an RZ500 V4 2-stroke in it with a banana swing-arm from the racing TZ250 and go full mid-90s GP replica on the body-work! Common guys! Somebody looking for a great 24 valve street Milano or a twin turbo 24 valve build!?

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I am a 4-wheel guy but here are some pix of my son's two Aprilias, grandson's Moto Guzzi and one of their Fly 150 scooters.
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My son has been drooling over the new MV's and the F4rr to me is beautiful, but I also like their 675 F3 as well.
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All great bikes....
SamW... VFR's for me too...I flew to Clemson and bought/drove my yellow VFR800 back to SFe a few years ago. Bought it off a doctor that almost killed himself on it... One of my best bikes ever...
Had a 1984 VF1000F...red/white/blue.. wonderful bike.. died in a house fire as I watched the flames engulf the structure....so the yellow one is the keeper. Always one 'no map' trip a year...Utah this year...
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