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twerth

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Htaylor90 said:
Not only my first cafe project but also my first bike ever! Just bought this beauty a couple months ago for a pretty basic price for a 1978 R100RS but I start doing some research and find out it's a 1/200 limited edition dubbed "Motorsport". I can't get anyone to commit to buying it so... I'ma still chop it up!DO THE TON mobile app
Not as Italian as some of the others, but nice none the less.
 

appiebroomer

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Htaylor90 said:
Not only my first cafe project but also my first bike ever! Just bought this beauty a couple months ago for a pretty basic price for a 1978 R100RS but I start doing some research and find out it's a 1/200 limited edition dubbed "Motorsport". I can't get anyone to commit to buying it so... I'ma still chop it up!

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Don't chop it. How much do you want for it ?
 

irk miller

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Htaylor90 said:
Not only my first cafe project but also my first bike ever! Just bought this beauty a couple months ago for a pretty basic price for a 1978 R100RS but I start doing some research and find out it's a 1/200 limited edition dubbed "Motorsport". I can't get anyone to commit to buying it so... I'ma still chop it up!

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Turn it into a hardtail chopper. Literally, chop it.
 

Htaylor90

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appiebroomer said:
Don't chop it. How much do you want for it ?
It's only got 34,000 original miles and looks great from 5 feet away but of course it's got 40yrs worth of little scratches on the fairing. I saw one sell for 13 in great condition and one like mine with 55000 miles for sale for 9750. So somewhere around there.

Trust me, I fully understand that sounds like giving your first born so I won't be upset in the slightest if you walk away laughing. I'll just begin turning a museum worthy relic into a piece of art!

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DesmoDog

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I've added a couple bikes since I last posted here, so an update.

The first is the bike that was at the top of my lust, er, I mean list when I was first getting into bikes. Found this one in Canada, had only been ridden 500 miles in the previous ten years. It was a huge problem child to start with but has seen the light and is now pretty well behaved. Amazing what a boatload of time and money can do for a bike. Last summer it made it home under it's own power for every ride! (The first season it came home on a trailer half the time). Yes, I knocked wood after typing that.




It had to stand in at my first track day last year when my two week track toy project ended up taking a few months to get done.



Here is the first non-Ducati I've bought in about 25 years, the price was right and I'm a sucker for Ohlins stuff. Add Brembo radial calipers and forged aluminum wheels, how can a guy say no? A pic from the ad, and a couple in current form. I changed it a bit.



And with the track bodywork. I painted it with materials I had left over from previous projects, which was a mistake. If I had at least srping for new primer I could have saved a lot of time sanding - no matter what I did it wouldn't go on at all smooth. Lesson learned but then again it's just a track bike so money saved and no one really cares in the end.

I went with a metal tank since the stock one had expanded so much that it didn't fit correctly. I DETEST plastic tanks. Life is too short.


Due to various setbacks I only got to ride it at one trackday last year, and even then I was having issues with the steering damper. Hopefully I'll get more use out of it this season.


I feel like a traitor riding it and had considered a different tail section but decided it wasn't worth the effort.
 

teazer

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2004 ST3 with dry clutch and DP (Ducati Performance) ECU, pipes and airbox. About to become a naked bike or cafe racer as it sheds all that plastic and bags.
 

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HansS

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Sorry I couldn't resist. I found this Ducati GT1000 and I just couldnt resist. So new from today I have 4 Ducatis. Well maybe 1.75. One 1993 900 SuperLight needs new electrics. One 1975 500GTL needs alot of new parts. One DIY frankenstein Ducati engine and parts from other makes. And a 2008 Ducati GT 1000.

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teazer

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Nice one Hans. With those spoked wheels and twin shocks it already looks like a classic. Plus the big fin top ends look beefy.

I guess the side covers are supposed to look like a bevel 900ss, but seat and tank and covers don't quite flow. Lots of scope for changes.

A set of bevel 750SS styled high pipes might look good on that.
 
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