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    Quote Originally Posted by sithot View Post
    I used to ride a lot and have had more than my fair share of cool bikes over the years. I don't ride much anymore unless it's on limited access roads like the Blue Ridge Parkway or Skyline Drive which are nearby. (Cell phones don't work due to poor coverage)
    My keepers are 5 "elderly" BMW's + an Electra Glide. Sold the bevel Ducatis years ago and all of my Moto Guzzi's over a year ago. I've had the Electra Glide since '96 which I will still ride because it's brakes and handling outmatch any of the old BMW's I have. Never cared how fast they went; only how fast they stopped. I do miss (looking at) my 851 and 888 even if they were some of the most uncomfortable bikes I ever owned. The bevel 750 Sports were 1st place. I refer to them as "15 minute rides".
    Best all around bike I ever had was a Honda VFR 750. It did nothing wrong.
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    I watched that YouTube. Thanks for mentioning it. That is insane. Wow. I always wanted a 750 VFR when they were new. My dream bike by the reviews. Are there any great ones for sale?
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    I‘ve seen this on Saturday... really nice. But my mantra „I won‘t ride a bike in public traffic“ says no
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    Quote Originally Posted by rower View Post
    I watched that YouTube. Thanks for mentioning it. That is insane. Wow. I always wanted a 750 VFR when they were new. My dream bike by the reviews. Are there any great ones for sale?
    Last one I looked at was around 2001. Mine was carbureted and the next iteration was fuel injected which was a plus because while they really did respond well to carb kitting it was a bit of a pain.
    I had a Staintune can on it. Between the gear driven cams and the V4 arrangement it made noises just about as pretty as a Ducati. Less maintenance too. I'm not seeing any that I'd be interested in. I do have a contact that does nothing but motorcycle buying, selling and trading. Known him for years. If you want I'll pm his information.
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    Just bought a 2010 Ducati Monster 696. Last few months' shelter in place left me depressed so I decided to buy a bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by uai View Post
    i‘ve seen this on saturday... Really nice. But my mantra „i won‘t ride a bike in public traffic“ says no

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    Whatever the shade....it's nice.


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    couldn't resist a ride on a friend's 42 BSA today - has some agricultural character like a lanz bulldog


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    Thursday/300miles/10hours/85degrees/WhiteMts.
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    Nice John
    40 years apart , your R69S and the 1100S's
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    Yes Ron, it was a good day.
    Only times I feel vintage is when I need to accelerate, or brake - or when I look in a mirror.
    Your [older bike] would have fit in nicely.

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