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Kawasaki EX 250 "Ninja" 47 12.50%
Suzuki DRZ-250 Dual Purpose 21 5.59%
Kawasaki EX 500 "Ninja" 44 11.70%
Suzuki SV-650 / 650S 51 13.56%
Ducati Monster 620 24 6.38%
Moto Guzzi Breva 750ie 90 23.94%
BMW F-650CS 25 6.65%
Large Displacement Scooters 1 0.27%
Small Displacement Scooters 2 0.53%
600 Supersports (R6, ZX-6R, CBR, GSX-R, etc...) 6 1.60%
Honda Rebel 250 42 11.17%
Harley Davidson 883 23 6.12%
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Old 03-18-2003, 04:37 AM   #41
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Except in the summer when you used that mixture of 60SAE oil and STP for temperatures over 100.



I'll also never forget that rear cylinder so close to the family jewels, sitting stuck in traffic, on a 105 degree day.
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Old 03-18-2003, 10:08 AM   #42
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Boy, no *****, my chopped shovelhead used to burn one spot on my leg all the time, it had a rigid frame and the seat sat right down on top of the engine, really stung on hot days!
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Old 03-18-2003, 03:48 PM   #43
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LOL yeah, she wears Barbie clothes. I save money on cars cause I can get the Barbie Corvette down at Toys R Us. No bikes though.



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Old 03-18-2003, 04:00 PM   #44
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I don't imagine that dropping one on its cylinder head would do much at all, other than maybe scratch the aluminum. Can't speak for Guzzis, but I have seen plenty of BMW boxers, whose cylinders are even more vulnerable which have been thrown down the road as speed with no real damage.



My guess is that the cost of rapairing crash damage would be far less than on, say, a CBR600.



Parts availability is the heartland might be an issue, but in general, repairability should be a pretty simple DIY affair.
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Old 03-19-2003, 10:18 AM   #45
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These are the kind of bikes I fall in love with. The slightly off, actually different and character filled. Like the 87 250 ninja and the 82 and 83 Visions I had. When you saw the 250 you knew what it was. When you HEARD the Vision, you knew it could only be one bike. Someone finally built a modern Vision only with the engine turned 90 degrees. I love the styling, the shaft drive and that awesomely thick saddle. ANY bike with a red seat wins me over (ala 250 ninja and Z1000). If it is smoothe enough to travel on and priced enough lower than the F650 then I would certainly consider it. I love the F650 too, but it is just so pricey. I am SO glad to see more beginner (not beginner to me though) bikes on the market. More, bravo Motto-Guzzi!



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Old 03-19-2003, 04:20 PM   #46
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Hey Seruzawa,



How many miles you got on your CB900C?
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Old 03-20-2003, 03:12 AM   #47
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Ask 10 newbie riders what they thing of moto guzzi. My guess is that 9 would have no idea what you are talking about. Heck the results may not be much higher at the local H-D bar or sportbike hangout.

I live in a metro area of about half a million and still need to travel 100 + miles to get to a MG dealer ( also the closest place to buy a Ducati). My wife and sister are both looking at first bikes and I would definity steer them away from these rides. Of course with dealers this far away and so little name recognition it would very likely be hard to steer them toward one if I wanted to.
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Old 03-21-2003, 01:41 PM   #48
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I ended up selling it in 1985. Had about 30K on it.



There's a guy where I work who has an '82 900C with 74K on it. Still runs good.
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Old 03-22-2003, 05:55 PM   #49
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Yes. The maintenance/parts on my Monster 620ie are rather high. After my initial service I'll be changing my own oil from now on. I would expect the Breva 750 to be equally as costly to maintain as the Monster, but perhaps a bit cheaper due to the lack of those tricky desmo valves. I have no interest in learning how to adjust my own valves, I'd rather ride my bike than work on it regardless of the weather.



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Old 03-26-2003, 10:16 AM   #50
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As a real native of Transilvania I am offended by your "Vlad Tepisch

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Get a history book and if you mispell again VLAD TEPES (T=tz and S=sh) I will show you vampires.



Same thing goes for TRANSILVANIA !!!! In latin is SILVA for forest not "Y"



Vlad was a KING, ruler of MUNTENIA not Transilvania. He was even imprisoned by Matei Corvin the king of Transilvania at the time.
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