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Offline KevinB

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« Reply #15 on: August 11, 2016, 05:44:03 PM »
Aprilia's duc's and VFRs are unfortunately uncommon in this area. Guess the people who have them love them!

A VFR would be a great find. Keep an eye out nationwide on CycleTrader, ADV, etc. You should be able to find a 5th gen. ('98 - '01) @ $3 - 3.5k, and then just add a few hundred $$ to have it shipped. They are bulletproof (only issue is weak R/R's...easy fix/upgrade) and will easily go 100k miles. That generation was also the last without VTEC and with the gear driven cams.

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« Reply #16 on: August 11, 2016, 08:02:04 PM »

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« Reply #17 on: August 11, 2016, 09:13:35 PM »
how bout a maintence free ducati


rc51  8)
When in trouble, shower down on the throttle. It either fixes the problem or ends the suspense.

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« Reply #18 on: August 11, 2016, 09:17:55 PM »
how bout a maintence free ducati


rc51  8)
I would love to find an RC 51! That 950 is sweet too. Gonna have to do some research on that one

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« Reply #19 on: August 11, 2016, 10:04:32 PM »
how bout a maintence free ducati


rc51  8)
I would love to find an RC 51! That 950 is sweet too. Gonna have to do some research on that one

Have you ever ridden an RC 51?  I did.  Nice motor but steering by Peterbilt and ergonomics by Marquis de Sade.

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« Reply #20 on: August 11, 2016, 10:19:21 PM »
Lack of a local stealership is not an issue unless your bike is under warranty. There are a few good independent shops that have good reputations and for the most part, they have worked in the francised establishments.  Think about it, would you rather take your bike into a shop that appreciates yours patronage or the local Duc dealer?  I own a 2nd Gen Aprilia Tuono and after 37k miles,  a pinched wire has been the only problem.   I've done several 600+ mile days and it's comfy enough for me.  It hasn't even needed a valve adjustment since new.   Browse apriliaforum.com to get an understanding of the brand and the for sale section for some good deals.  I'm not saying you should buy an Aprilia  but, definitely don't be afraid of one.
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« Reply #21 on: August 11, 2016, 10:26:19 PM »
how bout a maintence free ducati


rc51  8)
I would love to find an RC 51! That 950 is sweet too. Gonna have to do some research on that one

Have you ever ridden an RC 51?  I did.  Nice motor but steering by Peterbilt and ergonomics by Marquis de Sade.
Maybe not that bad but, you get the idea.  I always thought I wanted an RC51 until I knew better.

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« Reply #22 on: August 12, 2016, 06:51:09 AM »
With any luck people will start putting more stuff on Craigslist than failed investment Harley's and clapped out stretched and wrecked sportbikes. Aprilia's duc's and VFRs are unfortunately uncommon in this area. Guess the people who have them love them!

Maybe someone on here will see this and decide they're ready to pass along their old scoot and get the new one they've had their eye on. I've had nothing but amazing luck with legacy Bama rides bikes!

I might be able to help you out with that.
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« Reply #23 on: August 15, 2016, 09:23:26 PM »
http://bham.craigslist.org/mcy/5703729544.html

found this one today in the Bham
When in trouble, shower down on the throttle. It either fixes the problem or ends the suspense.

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« Reply #24 on: August 16, 2016, 05:21:46 PM »
My last 2 street bikes were ducs. After experiencing the low end torque of ducati's L twin I would probably never drive anything else. My advice is look for a bike with the liquid cooled testastretta engine. If your wanting an all out sportbike look for a good used 1098 or 848 but if you want something sporty with more comfortable ergos go for the diavel. A monster is a fun bike too.

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