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  • econti
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    Never realised there was a motorbike thread.

    Here's my garbage.
    It's a '94 Ducati 600ss. I can only ride up to 660 due to novice rider laws, so anything faster was out. It had to be a Ducati because I like being a financially unstable idiot. So it was either this, a 400ss which can't go up hills, or a 600 Monster but I don't like how they look.

    Candidate was found 4h drive each way from home:



    Note the disgusting tri-colour 600ss logo in the seat

    Not running due to 2 year old fuel, I rebuilt the carbs, fresh fluids throughout, fired it up and got right down to the task of annoying neighbours.



    Put a few thousand km on it like this.
    But as always, the perfectionist itch must be scratched.

    So it became this:




    And then the frame looked like this:




    I then had a jigsaw puzzle to put back together



    Only "uprated" parts were some new fork springs.

    Few more thousand km on it as pictured.





    Yet again however, the itch returned.....

    Found the front forks, twin disc setup, front and rear wheel of a 1000ss.
    Bought new Brembo clutch and brake master cyls with external reservoirs (hugely expensive).

    Finally got the fairings blocked back and put the stickers on too.







    Got it together a few months ago and absolutely loving life. Such a joy to ride. The lighter wheels make a difference, the new front forks are in a different world to the originals, and the braking power, my God....
    Time to get it to the track!

    Pictured at a pizza place run by a bike mad Italian. He was so excited he named the new special the "Salami V-twin".
    Mrs 998 then dumped half its coolant on the footpath. Average Italian bike experience





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  • coldweatherblue
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    Changed the oil in my Vstrom today.



    my dad brought over my old kx125 a few weeks ago, currently under a tarp beneath the deck. probably needs a top end and a few odds and ends but rode great the last time I had her out (5 years ago). winter project

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  • Melon
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    Bikes of the past.

    Grom, and CB500F.





    Method of transport. I do things.

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  • Melon
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    Oh snap!

    I have a KTM 950 Adventure. Let me find a pic.
    Last edited by Melon; 11-08-2018, 07:48 AM.

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  • bikerbill2021
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    Been a while, nice to see this thread bumped back up, might as well contribute!

    So I think since the last time I posted I was wrestling with this banshee of mine, and for the life of me just could not get it running right, kept wanting to fall on its face mid range. I exhausted EVERY possible diagnostic angle I could on it, and by the time I thought I narrowed it down, I had dumped too much money into it, and was so pissed I didn't even want to look at it, so I cut ties with it. It's a damn shame I know, and it still beats me up a bit that I didn't stick with it, but that thing was cursed since the day I bought it, could never get it running right. Ill get another one tho, someday!

    Its all good tho, as I picked up this bone stock 05 660 Raptor for a hell of a deal to replace the banshee with. Ive always liked the 660, my friend let me borrow his the first time I went to the cinders, so it has a soft spot in my heart, they are great bikes, and had cheap b/c the 700 has replaced it.

    Having a quad around is more of a back up bike for friends to ride and for me to hoon around on when Im at the dunes/cinders, as my WR is my main ride and I prefer that over all else. This is a much more friendlier quad then a banshee, so it worked out well. Had to upgrade it of course, opened up the air box, put a full exhaust on it, YFZ shocks on the front and widened the rear, and some other odds and ends, it rips!




    Also, kind of non bike related but kind of is, picked me up a pop up truck camper project. Ive wanted one of these for a while, but its hard to find them for mid size trucks that are a good deal, picked this bad boy up for $100! It was everything you would think of when you think of a $100 dollar camper, so I proceeded to completely rebuild it. Not perfect, but it does a pretty good job, and is miles ahead of my tent.





    Here the build thread for it if any are interested

    https://www.expeditionportal.com/for...-build.194158/

    Back to bikes, aside from rebuilding the motor on my WR, I picked up an 88 YZ80 to tinker with too. She was in rough shape, but mechanically sound, just about done with it now. Haven't decided if Im going to keep it or not yet, it'd pretty much be on pit bike/camp bike duty just to play around on, but its super loud, kind of twitchy, and very quick, as expected. I have a cheapy Chinese 125 bike I picked up for 40 bucks which is quieter and a bit mellower, but it lacks in the quality/reliability category, so we'll see.






    And finally, a garage shot, I think the last time I posted was before I moved to my new place, so Ive got a bit more garage room that I've promptly filled with toys lol. Bikes are prepped for the dunes, first trip next weekend!




    Until next time!

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  • tim88325is
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    Oh yeah, looks awesome!!

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  • Nader393
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    Not quite its intended purpose. Looks goofy, but sooo much fun. 250 lbs, almost 60 hp, sticky tires, squishy suspension, thumper torque. It's like taking a Group B rally car, set up for tarmac stages, to a DTM race. If I were a better rider, I'd destroy the open singles class with this bike. I've only taken a third place trophy so far.

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  • Nader393
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    This is my '06 KTM 560 SMR, factory-built supermoto race bike. I put in an Ohlins shock with an RCS titanium spring. Original shock/spring was 5,171 grams (more than the scale's 5 Kg limit). The weight savings equates to about two good bulky bowel movements.

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  • decay
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    so my mini-ninja wasn't stock when i got it; had rear sets, grip pads on the tank, and a windshield for a taller rider and i was happy with those so i left them alone.

    my first round of mods got finished today:
    - 1lb lithium battery
    - rear set delete
    - undertail from hotbodies to get rid of all the ugly DOT lighting
    - license plate relocate
    - shorty slip-on from danmoto



    should be about 20lbs (5% of the total weight) off the bike, and a lot of it fairly high up. didn't think i'd notice much difference but it's there. it also sets off car alarms and does that delicious pop/crackle when you drop throttle and grab clutch.

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  • gr8skyr
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    new amp for my zx7r

    Finally upgraded my amplifier on my 1997 ZX7R. Now I can hear it at speed :)

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  • Ryan...
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    Originally posted by Mediumrarechicken View Post
    That Indian ftr1200 prototype is an awesome looking bike, it looks like roland sands got his hands on it, too bad it will likely look different. If I wanted to drop money on a new bike that would be the one.
    Sweet looking bikes from what I've seen so far, but that exhaust has got to absolutely cook the inner right thigh

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  • Todd Black 88
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    Originally posted by Stanley Rockafella View Post
    Do you harness the "dual sport" by going off road at all? (gravel, trails etc.)
    I know these bikes are very popular now. Just not sure it's worth it if most ppl use them mainly for staying on pavement.
    Yes I do. I agree most I have seen spend all their lives on the road, but I have put hidenau k50 knobbies on mine, and a new heavy duty bash plate to replace the plastic garbage it came with. I recently picked up some off road light to help see critters on the trail at night.

    So far I have only spent about 10% of my time off road camping, but I hoping to do another trip before summers end.

    I plan to do the two “local” sections of the tcat trail next year, once I do some suspension upgrades.

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  • Mediumrarechicken
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    That Indian ftr1200 prototype is an awesome looking bike, it looks like roland sands got his hands on it, too bad it will likely look different. If I wanted to drop money on a new bike that would be the one.

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  • Stanley Rockafella
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    Originally posted by Todd Black 88 View Post
    Try a BMW f650/f800gs. I love mine. Not overpowering for a beginner, and adequate for a seasoned rider considering what it’s designed for.
    Do you harness the "dual sport" by going off road at all? (gravel, trails etc.)
    I know these bikes are very popular now. Just not sure it's worth it if most ppl use them mainly for staying on pavement.

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