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but this IS...'07 Ducati SS800 has come into my possession...
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post #452 of 470 (permalink) Old 7-23-2017, 7:49 PM
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Whoa!!! Nice pick up. Was wondering about the third bike!!! Was that your neighbors?

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Yes. Long, sad story, we'll talk about it someday soon.

A 47 mile *very conservative* test ride today (still on old tires) I've now got 4010 on the odo. Gettin' old.

Some observations (note I'm being *very picky* here):

*riding position actually more aggressive than the 900 (ass up/wrists down) as a result, slightly uncomfortable
*overall extremely quiet and smooth...refined compared to my raw, previous gen 900.
*gearbox is actually still breaking in
*wet clutch engagement a bit vague and sloppy (comparing to the dry on 900)
*to correct the chain a bit loose, some minor driveline snatch evident
*throttle tube/bar in need of clean and light lube (performed upon return) and also lubed all lever pivot points
*will soon perform a convenient turn signal wiring upgrade...will put OEM Honda turn signal connectors (2 wire, 1 per side) in place of the individual bullet connectors (2 each per side) Ducati supplied...enhancing quicker/easier fairing removal/installation.
*very friendly throttle response and manners...I'm able to short shift and lug it (somewhat) in the very slow, tiny, twisty backroads I ride and like so much. Low RPM, light on/off throttle performance is actually important to me. Though the Ducati "grunt" is there...pulls right from 2500RPM.
*STILL has that "NEW" smell to it. My "retirement present"....close as I'll ever come to a new bike again.
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Congrats on your new bike, a beautiful machine indeed!

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My main use of the bike is to commute to work 4 days a week. It is usually a 30-40 minute ride in city streets. Because, as you know, my ninja is in restoration, I decided to buy a smaller motorcycle to use as everyday ride.

It is a double purpose Italika DM150. Basically it is a motorcycle assembled in Mexico with Chinese parts.

The advantage of this motorcycle is that the engine parts are very abundant and easy to find in my location. In addition to being a single cylinder is very easy to repair.

Like any bike used, it has a couple of cosmetic details that do not affect the operation, and that will fix bit by bit.
I recently exchanged my dual purpose bike for a cruise bike. Same brand, same engine size, different style and performance. This bike, although somewhat small and low seat, is very comfortable and easy to handle. Five gears in standard sequence (first down, others up). 70mpg at a maximum speed of 60mph, with 3.4 gallon tank, not bad for such a small engine.

Yep, I went fishing.
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My other half insisted I bought this ZRX1200s 'cos she liked the colour. Quite honestly i was threatened with a lifetime of celibacy had I not have signed on the line.

She didn't like the GPz1100e one little bit as it wasn't as pillion friendly as it looked.



After 16 years and 52000 miles this ZRX is still a winner and me and the Mrs are still going strong too.
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My other half insisted I bought this ZRX1200s 'cos she liked the colour. Quite honestly i was threatened with a lifetime of celibacy had I not have signed on the line.

She didn't like the GPz1100e one little bit as it wasn't as pillion friendly as it looked.



After 16 years and 52000 miles this ZRX is still a winner and me and the Mrs are still going strong too.
Wow, that Zrex has a different look than the ones we got here in the US. I like it. You should check out Jackal's videos in our video section. He's put up videos of blasting his through the streets of Cambodia.
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In their wisdom, or lack of, Kawasaki decided not to supply the US and Canada with the 'S' model with the full top fairing which I have. Judging by responses from Americans on both the UK and US ZRX sites this was a great oversight. The Eddie Lawson Replica version that you are more familiar with is less suited to high speeds and long distances than the more aerodynamic 'S model. Both bikes are almost identical "under the skin", The S model having slightly heavier front springs to cater for the extra weight and possibly downforce generated by the fairing.


While Lurking recently I have seen Jackals' videos from Cambodia. Some of those roads leave a lot to be desired although the ZRX is a far more capable machine than its size and weight should allow.

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I didn't know about the S having heavier springs.

As the front forks are the most obvious weak point on the bike, that's interesting.

Nice bike. Are you on the zrxoa?


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I was a registered member of the zrxoa but haven't been on there for a very log time. I was at one time the top poster on the UK version, zrxoc but these days have less spare time and would rather spend time sat behind handlebars rather than a keyboard.

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the collection, YSR 50 is not in photos so here: Peace
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you've got way too much stuff in your garage....I'm totally inspired to help you out, make some room by taking your white VFR outta there. Just let me know and I'll have it picked up immediately. (you've got title, right?)

Seriously...its a beauty, what year? Your daughter (?) a cutie too.

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my latest "other" addition to the stable 2019 HONDER CBR650R
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my latest "other" addition to the stable 2019 HONDER CBR650R

Nice looking bike! Would only be better if you added a quick shifter, power commander, more stickers, 3-4 handle bar mounts for all your tech gadgets, and of course some frame sliders!









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WOW just gotta do ALL the MODS....after my GP shift mod is done. Got me stumped for weeks now...the LH crankcase and shift linkage is still all apart, I've assembled and tried it 3 times now. Besides various parts I keep forgetting to put back in each time, will the broken crankcase bolts leak much? Honda should have made this an option with handlebar switch activation. I'm gonna complain to them ....maybe they'll give me a 10% discount on my next oil filter.

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hmmmm...grip heaters, I know how to install easy...I'll remove the handle bars. Will the front end fall off the bike? I suppose I can always invest $500-600 in front and rear stands to support the bike while I install the $15.95 grip heaters, no? A big, giant toggle switch and a tank mounted pilot light to remind me when its ON. I'll use 14-2 (with ground) Romex with wire nuts (no loose connections ) Hey, I got leftover wire nuts from the Triumph 675! Think of the savings!

Man, I got this goin' on!

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WOW just gotta do ALL the MODS....after my GP shift mod is done. Got me stumped for weeks now...the LH crankcase and shift linkage is still all apart, I've assembled and tried it 3 times now. Besides various parts I keep forgetting to put back in each time, will the broken crankcase bolts leak much? Honda should have made this an option with handlebar switch activation. I'm gonna complain to them ....maybe they'll give me a 10% discount on my next oil filter.

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hmmmm...grip heaters, I know how to install easy...I'll remove the handle bars. Will the front end fall off the bike? I suppose I can always invest $500-600 in front and rear stands to support the bike while I install the $15.95 grip heaters, no? A big, giant toggle switch and a tank mounted pilot light to remind me when its ON. I'll use 14-2 (with ground) Romex with wire nuts (no loose connections ) Hey, I got leftover wire nuts from the Triumph 675! Think of the savings!

Man, I got this goin' on!

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When i was 17, i bought a Honda CB125 Superdream. I clocked up some miles on that little bike and always regretted selling it. Came across one a few years ago for little money that needed restoring. As good as new now.
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^ pics or it didn't....

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^ pics or it didn't....
Gotta work out how to put pic's on posts. For the moment, it's in the 'Garage' bit
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