YOUR Italian Bike Thread

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by wpbarlow, Oct 21, 2009.

  1. Road Program

    Road Program Been here awhile

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    Quite happy to have brought this home the other day.

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    Now of the weather and my wife would just cooperate I'd be able to actually ride it.
  2. dmac57

    dmac57 Long timer

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    Looking at that 848 makes me wanna do bad things...
  3. oalvarez

    oalvarez Resident Raggamuffin

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    Sweet...very :deal
  4. rocker59

    rocker59 diplomatico di moto

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  5. jerdog53

    jerdog53 Crop Dusting Everywhere

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    That looks like fun!
  6. Speed King

    Speed King Long timer

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    Oh man, a lot of great times to be had there.^^
  7. Road Program

    Road Program Been here awhile

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    Thanks, everyone. Great times will be had at Barber next weekend.

    Despite the 44* weather, I bundled up and took it for a very short spin so it now has all of ten miles on it. Looks like I'll breaking in yet another bike at the track. :D
  8. fireflyr

    fireflyr Been here awhile

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    Ordered an Eclipse tank bag for the V7. The front stood a little too tall so I cut 1.5" off the inner plastic support. I think I had essentially the same bag on my 750F back in the early '80's.

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  9. dmac57

    dmac57 Long timer

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    Just...damn.
  10. Donkey

    Donkey Been here awhile

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    A couple of mods, rizoma radial mirrors and new diabo rosso II's... winter garage therapy :bluduh

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  11. jerdog53

    jerdog53 Crop Dusting Everywhere

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    Them some good photos right there....
  12. dmac57

    dmac57 Long timer

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    +1
  13. ssregal39

    ssregal39 Been here awhile

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    picked this up from Ride Motorsports in Woodinville WA.
    This bike is awesome!!!
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  14. dmac57

    dmac57 Long timer

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    Congrats. Stay away from the front end--she looks like she might bite.

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  15. oalvarez

    oalvarez Resident Raggamuffin

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    Nice Monster, Milestones, it looks good and not overdone. Seems like you're happy with it. Have you seen the prices on some of the PSle? Crazy :huh

    The Tuonos.....awesome bikes....haven't met many that don't like theirs.
  16. oalvarez

    oalvarez Resident Raggamuffin

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    Your last, my first back in '91/'92....like them more today.
  17. Donkey

    Donkey Been here awhile

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    Hey Oalvarez! Thanks for the kind words. I like the monster in this form although there are times when I feel it's a bit small for me. Love the torque and moderately comfortable riding position. I sought it out and bought it because I was having ducati withdrawals at the time. There is something both tangible and intangible about having a ducati with a termignoni exhaust trellis frame and a dry clutch in the garage.

    Yes, I've seen some of the prices that psle's are going for. I saw that pro italia is asking around 25k for one but most that have been selling have been 14-18k... It is a special motorcycle though and I have thought, from time to time that I should have hung onto it but most of the time, not. I'm not a collector, I love riding them :ricky

    I see you picked up an 1199, nice choice! I'm curious to hear your impressions and opinion :ear
  18. ssregal39

    ssregal39 Been here awhile

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    love this bike!!
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    178 east of lake isabella.:clap
  19. Bevelheadmhr

    Bevelheadmhr Been here awhile

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    My Guzzi cafe racer project, based on an 89 Cali 3..

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    My 81 Hailwood Rep, owned it for twenty odd years, restored it about ten years ago
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    My 888 SP4 rep..
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    Finally anoldphotoof my 78 Black and Gold SS900 Desmo, sold it a couple of years ago just before prices went through the roof :eek1
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  20. Street Hawk

    Street Hawk Been here awhile

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    Nice collection! Love the Hailwood rep. Would like the opportunity to own one of those someday...