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Old 08-17-2012, 09:06 PM   #5686
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I'm a bit late to this part of the conversation (and this is my first ADV post, too) but this was too close to home not to respond to.

Personally, I was always fond of the '75s. That's me on mine in 1975 in San Francisco. I bought it new and it was a nasty, head-shaking ill handling beast, but I did love it! I would have another one but mostly just to look at. In the scheme of things a good motor attached to a lousy frame.



I'm shopping now, thinking GS. I bought a new one in 2001, then a K12RS and a Falco that I owned all together, but sold off one at a time so I've been without for two years. It's time to ride again, and so I'll be adding to the list of bikes I've owned (it's pretty long) soon.
My third bike was a 75 Z1B. Remember it fondly but it was a heavy thing. Does your screen name have anything to do with Pampero Firpo???
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Old 08-18-2012, 03:52 AM   #5687
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VERY sweet, love the orange wheelset.
Wishing I could find a set for my ADV for not too much $$$.

What are you running for gearing?
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Old 08-18-2012, 06:46 AM   #5688
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VERY sweet, love the orange wheelset.
Wishing I could find a set for my ADV for not too much $$$.

What are you running for gearing?
The stock gearing works fine for me. I use the same sprocket/carrier so I do not have to adjust the chain.
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Old 08-18-2012, 09:48 AM   #5689
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My third bike was a 75 Z1B. Remember it fondly but it was a heavy thing. Does your screen name have anything to do with Pampero Firpo???
No, but thanks for asking (screen name)! It is a flippant and totally brainless name I use based on Pampero Aniversario rum. I just like the way it sounds but the rum's pretty good too! I do not drink and ride, no kidding!

I got my '75 new and I could never really work out a head shake it had when it crossed 100MPH. No matter how I approached it, hard, soft, smooth road, wind, no wind, the thing would dance to spit you off at 100MPH. In the picture you can see a (crappy) steering damper on the bike of the type that they used to sell in those days (also a set of Konis at the rear). No help. I "reset" the front end ten times using the factory procedure; loosen pinch bolts, etc. etc.. No help. I checked alignment over and over. No help. The dealer? No help. Finally, on the advice of other Zee riders I had a gusset put on the swing arm. That solved about 90% of the problem, but it still had a weave.
I loved it (but it scared me a bit too; wasn't reliably good handling and it was the superbike of it's era) and it was actually a decent touring bike for the time, as long as you kept it under 90MPH, but eventually I sold it to a friend. I replaced it with an R90S that I also should have kept! I owned a '76 KZ900 later (it was one of my "return to riding" bikes, which I got in '81) and also bought another R90S (used) about seven or eight years ago. Both bikes since sold.
New bikes are better but old bikes are fun. It was shocking to ride and own R90S at the same time I had a Falco and realize just how slow it was and how crappy the brakes were (relatively). At the time ('77-'78) it seemed invincible.
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Old 08-18-2012, 10:34 AM   #5690
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My new Honda NC700X. Been looking at this for a few months now, The lucky guys in Europe were able to
get these last year. I had to wait until about a week and a half ago. Its was worth the wait!


Nice looking bike. I've been considering one of these lately, since it's half the price of a KTM990.

I need something for longer trips.
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Old 08-18-2012, 10:46 AM   #5691
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Old 08-19-2012, 05:02 AM   #5692
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Collected 'Morag' a couple days ago. Accessories to follow :)


Nice colour!
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Old 08-19-2012, 10:24 PM   #5693
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Old 08-20-2012, 02:29 AM   #5694
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Ooops, that pic was not supposed to be there ! He was supposed to go in"Best landscape with your bike" serie. And this one was supposed to be there. F....G computer, cause it CAN'T BE MY FAULT. Not as smart as the vendor says !
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Old 08-20-2012, 02:35 AM   #5695
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Old 08-20-2012, 11:39 AM   #5696
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Old 08-20-2012, 11:57 AM   #5697
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Nice ride. 2001?

I used to have a '95 and lately have been considering getting another one for big trips. Kinda miss the big girl.
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Old 08-20-2012, 03:01 PM   #5698
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Old 08-20-2012, 07:36 PM   #5699
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Old 08-21-2012, 05:35 AM   #5700
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Nice ride. 2001?

I used to have a '95 and lately have been considering getting another one for big trips. Kinda miss the big girl.
2001 it is, and the more I ride it, the more I like it. She's a big girl in the gravel, but everywhere else she's mighty fine

(Even doing slab between the interesting stuff is less painful!)
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