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A rather beautiful 2004 ST4S, maybe $5K. Lotsa $$$ mods and accessories. 25K miles, so it's not a garage queen.
https://salem.craigslist.org/mcy/d/s...912445742.html
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I finally figured out why I like Ducatis: With their exhaust note and dry clutch, they sound almost like a Guzzi!

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Bike of the Day, 30 July 2019




1998 Yamaha TZ250. $14,500


Bike is advertised on Bay Area CL, and shown on the CL map as being in Bay View. However, the seller states the bike is physically located in Montana.



https://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/mcy...933707059.html


If you have time, read the ad. It's worth it for a few minutes entertainment.
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Entertainment? Hilarity! He got his point across LOL! Fearsome little machine.
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He is either an idiot or he doesn't really want to sell that bike.
If someone was to be in the market for a late model TZ, and willing to pay that kind of coin, for a bike with no spares, they would want to know what electronics package came with the bike, and what upgrades/modifications have been done; like the aftermarket wheels, and aftermarket shock and forks, the pipes, the airbox? All not TZ parts.



He seems to be proud that his 1998 TZ goes 150mph.
I have a 1972 TR3, Yamaha aircooled twin racer before the TZ, that was clocked at 154mph.
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Hey Sean...

2K starting bid, with 3.5K BIN. F.I. needs a re-flash, as it has driveability issues. At 44K miles, it might have had the top end done, but maybe not.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/1997-Moto-G...%7C1000%7C2500
Up in my neighborhood, kinda.
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I finally figured out why I like Ducatis: With their exhaust note and dry clutch, they sound almost like a Guzzi!
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I'll submit this bike is genesis for all Japanese bikes to follow to this day. A 1949 BSA A7 500 cc twin. My first Motorcycle.

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2K starting bid, with 3.5K BIN. F.I. needs a re-flash, as it has driveability issues. At 44K miles, it might have had the top end done, but maybe not.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/1997-Moto-G...%7C1000%7C2500
Up in my neighborhood, kinda.
Too bad that it's already gone. I'd think it needed a bit more work than the seller thinks. Aside from a proper chip I mean. Likely need a valve adjustment too, as well as the airbox and associated vacuum lines and sensors sorted out. 1997 is the exact year I'm after too. Nice find man........sean


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1990 Honda CB1.

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/mcy...952500090.html


I chose this because these come up for sale so infrequently. Cult classic here and I'm sure else where too. It'll set you back $3400 or so the seller says........sean


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Pulled the trigger

Submitted for your consideration: One 2004 Moto Guzzi V11 Ballabio. Two prior old guy owners. 4500 miles. Marzocchi USDs, 320 floating rotors w/Brembo 4 piston calipers, fully adjustable Sachs rear shock, an Odyssey battery, fresh Michelins, 1k worth of Staintune slipons, 1K worth of Hepco and Becker hard bags w/rack mount, an MRA wind deflector, a Laminar wind deflector, adjustable lowered foot controls, a Roper-style windage tray, seat cowl, service manual, owner's manual, warranty book, sump and valve cover gaskets, all service records, original pegs/shifter/brake, OEM La Franconi mufflers, Db killers for the Staintunes, and probably forgetting something. Owner would not come down from $4950, but it does have all the stuff. Life is short, so I (finally) went for it.

If you subtract all the bling, I got the bike for $2,500, so I don't think I did too badly. It would have been a three hour drone along I-5, so we trailered it home.
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I finally figured out why I like Ducatis: With their exhaust note and dry clutch, they sound almost like a Guzzi!

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Submitted for your consideration: One 2004 Moto Guzzi V11 Ballabio.

Congrats! Great find and I hope you get a lot of miles out of her!
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Submitted for your consideration: One 2004 Moto Guzzi V11 Ballabio. Two prior old guy owners. 4500 miles. Marzocchi USDs, 320 floating rotors w/Brembo 4 piston calipers, fully adjustable Sachs rear shock, an Odyssey battery, fresh Michelins, 1k worth of Staintune slipons, 1K worth of Hepco and Becker hard bags w/rack mount, an MRA wind deflector, a Laminar wind deflector, adjustable lowered foot controls, a Roper-style windage tray, seat cowl, service manual, owner's manual, warranty book, sump and valve cover gaskets, all service records, original pegs/shifter/brake, OEM La Franconi mufflers, Db killers for the Staintunes, and probably forgetting something. Owner would not come down from $4950, but it does have all the stuff. Life is short, so I (finally) went for it.

If you subtract all the bling, I got the bike for $2,500, so I don't think I did too badly. It would have been a three hour drone along I-5, so we trailered it home.
Well, it's about time! LOL!
It's good to see you found what you were looking for. Looks like you got a good one. I've always figured I'd own a Guzzi myself one day. Entering old age flat broke looks to be altering that plan, but I'm glad you were able to do it. Congrats!
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Life is short, so I (finally) went for it.
Indeed. That is no joke. Do it while you can folks. The day will come when you can't ......and it may be when you least expect it, from something you least expect and you suddenly don't have tomorrow to put it off to.



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Congrats! Great find and I hope you get a lot of miles out of her!
Four words:
1. Torque.
2. Monster.
3. Sounds.
4. Sweet.

Oh, and that über cool Ducati-esque dry clutch rattle. MmmmMmmm. Shockingly, the tranny really snick snicks - thank you Aprilia Cash! Now, to put the stock pegs (higher and farther back) back on, and some lower bars. Thing's got dirt bike bars on it. And the bag mounts go into storage. The Staintunes will stay.
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My Bike of the Day today is the 2014 KTM Freeride 350.


A buddy bought one of these machines lately, with under 70 hours from new on the clock.


It had a few issues from sitting all that time:


1: A wire was separated from the in tank fuel pump
2: A puppy had chewed through the stator wires about an inch outside the cases.


I fixed these issues for him and, as he really doesn't ride much at all, when I declined payment he gave me use of it whenever I wanted.


I've been riding it for around a week now, as the roads are too bad for my road bike and my car this wet season and it really does it for me.


Decent power, excellent suspension, fuel injected through a 41mm throttlebody, maxxis rims, billet hubs and triple clamps, stainless steel frame with forged aluminum sub-frame bracket and a composite tail.


It weighs 99kg dry, allegedly, but I can lean one leg into the side of it and lift both wheels off the ground with one hand.


Top speed seems to be around 90mph with it's current gearing, can loft the front off throttle only in first three gears.


Excellent fuel economy, trail tech gauge as standard and extremely slender profile make this thing a dream on sand, gravel, dirt or in the woods.


All of these combine to make this my B.O.D, and also make me really want to buy it too. . .
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Bike of the Day, 6 October 2019

In keeping with my current trend of finding an interesting bike on my local Craigslist and making it my bike of the day, today I found this:

A 1993 so the ad says. Available for the princely sum of $1400.


https://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/mcy...994200295.html


Looks quite original really.....the paint definitely screams 1990s to me. Anyway, as soon as I saw it, it just jumped off the page at me so it is, my Bike of the Day......sean
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Browsing motorcycles on craigslist is probably bad for my health but here we go

Today I found 2 KTM 360 EXC's that somehow became plated and street legal https://cincinnati.craigslist.org/mc...993826171.html



45 hp on a 400 lb bike (including me) sounds like a blast. I've wanted an enduro for a while, and the 2 stroke appeals. Wish I wasn't without a job at the moment, would totally snag one of them to ride around town and on my family/friend's land. The 360 is allegedly reliable. I did a quick search and pistons and gasket kits are readily available. Not sure about the rest of the parts, but that's a start.
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Bike of the Day, 9 October 2019

Today's BOD is somewhat of a cult bike. Mostly because no one really knows anything about them, there weren't many brought into the US and fewer of them sold.



It is a 1999 Cagiva Gran Canyon. Basically the same bike as a Ducati Elefant. 900SS derived engine, in an off road capable (sort of) chassis with suspension to suit.






Cagiva is a pantonym I think it's called. It is a conglomeration of the founders name and the town where he founded the company. Ca is for Castiglione. gi is for Giovanni. va is for Varese. Written out, it is Castiglione, Giovanni de Varese.



Cagiva rescued Ducati from government control back in the 80s sometime. I think in Europe it's called receivership when the government takes over due to bankruptcy or something along those lines.



Anyway, Cagiva ownership produced the first major milestone super bikes as we now know them. The 851, then later, the 888 and then the 916/996/998. Also, the Monster and the slab sided 900 Supersport and Superlight. Easy to identify which ones were produced during the Cagiva era...everything has an elephant on it. That came from Cagiva.



I apologize for the ramble, anyway here is the link:
https://sfbay.craigslist.org/nby/mcy...978246121.html


The seller has several and is parting with 2 for the princely sum of $3K. Apparently, he was known for building them into serious competition bikes...and knew Jimmy Adamo. Look him up kids........sean


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OK Sean...

2000 V11 Sport "Greenie" Can be had for $3500. No excuses.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/2000-Moto-G...53.m1438.l2649



I finally figured out why I like Ducatis: With their exhaust note and dry clutch, they sound almost like a Guzzi!

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2000 V11 Sport "Greenie" Can be had for $3500. No excuses.
No excuses? Man I got plenty of excuses if you're out!


A) I don't have room as my shed isn't built yet



B) I already have a project 900 SS that takes every single moment of spare time I do have



C) No can do, my wife says, I have to finish the project bike first before I spend money on another bike



D) I've spent all discretionary cash on the project bike so I no longer have a "slush fund" for another bike.



That enough excuses for ya?


You're welcome to borrow any of them you like, I don't need them back regardless if you actually use them or not.


That goes for anyone else on the forum too. Anyone is welcome to use any of those excuses. They're free.

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Bike of the Day, 19 October 2019 (twofer)

How about this one instead?




https://sfbay.craigslist.org/nby/mcy...983190167.html


Seller is asking $3K. 13K miles on it. Mistral pipes. Seller says it has a salvaged title due to odometer error...what ever that means.


Or better yet, (you get two fer one today) this glorious bike:



https://sfbay.craigslist.org/nby/mcy...993560405.html


1986 Ducati F1B, 8,432 miles. Yours for the bargain price of $19.5K viewing by appointment only.


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Already have an '04 Ballabio, and 4500 certified miles is fine with me. No Mistrals, but Staintunes sound just fine. Odo error is because the speedo cable has unusually sharp bends, causing cable to break. And yes, I already have a spare. Oh, and no cigarette burns.

Ducs and valve gear/adjustments just scare me. This goes back to about 1968 and trying to get all the bevel gears on a Diana MKIII to line up. And it was not a desmo.

I finally figured out why I like Ducatis: With their exhaust note and dry clutch, they sound almost like a Guzzi!
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