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post #2 of 10 Old 12-01-2008, 06:52 PM
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how much for the girl?

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post #3 of 10 Old 12-02-2008, 06:31 AM
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Nice clean Ducati and I guess you'd get two for one with the girl.


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how much for the girl?
Seeing as how shes pregant, I bet she would be cheap !

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$3K for a monster? Is that correct? That cheap? Maybe I need to get me a monster.

By the way, I LOVE the KZ1000. I actually learned to ride bikes on one of those monsters. The thing was a scary beast!

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post #6 of 10 Old 12-02-2008, 08:08 AM
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By the way, I LOVE the KZ1000. I actually learned to ride bikes on one of those monsters. The thing was a scary beast!
My brother had a roommate that left one behind that owed him money. It was late 70's or early 80's. I spent an afternoon doing burnouts and trying to wheelie it (not the nicest thing to do, but he didn't treat it any better). It was a scary beast, but I was young, dumb, and in my motocross gear..... funny how you could low speed crash the bikes of that era with little or no ill effect to the bike........

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My brother had a roommate that left one behind that owed him money. It was late 70's or early 80's. I spent an afternoon doing burnouts and trying to wheelie it (not the nicest thing to do, but he didn't treat it any better). It was a scary beast, but I was young, dumb, and in my motocross gear..... funny how you could low speed crash the bikes of that era with little or no ill effect to the bike........
If you were able to Wheelie a KZ1000, I will give you medal. That bike was scarey! It had more power than the chassis could handle. It was also very top heavy and fell over very easily. And yes... bikes of that era survived crashes better as there was less plastic on them. I actually stripped one down and rebuilt it when I first moved to California.

Funny Story: I moved to a place called Brisbane. I got a KZ1000 from my neighbour for like $140 - and we decided to strip it down, clean it and re-assemble it. Many weeks, beers and hot dogs later - we finished it. I put a plate on the bike with TEST written on it and went for a ride. I promptly got pulled over by the local PD - cutest lady cop ever. She was giggling when she walked up to me. She said she was dying to hear my excuse for a card board plate that stated TEST. Well, I explained to her that in England, you can run that plate around for about a month or so if you just purchased a used car / bike or were just running it around the neighbourhood for a bit. She laughed so hard, advised me this was the US now and told me that as long as I stayed in town I would be okay. She liked the bike too. We all knew each other in the town.

Brisbane had like 1500 people and 30 odd cops with cars and bikes. No crime there I assure you.

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Does that Ducati sit like the 919? I mean is the riding position more upright like the 919 over say a CBR?

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[QUOTE=WIM-RC51;258250]If you were able to Wheelie a KZ1000, I will give you medal. That bike was scarey! QUOTE]

I said "trying" for a very good reason. I'm sure I had the front wheel off the ground several times, but I'm not sure you could call too many of those episodes a wheelie, and sometimes it was just before a crash...... back then I thought clutching up a wheelie was great fun, until I went over backwards in front of a group of friends (which of course included several girls.........). But, that was a different bike on a different day.

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Does that Ducati sit like the 919? I mean is the riding position more upright like the 919 over say a CBR?
I can't speak for all Monsters, but I test-rode a 900 once just before purchasing my 919. The ergos were fairly similar but with one noticable difference in that the pegs were uncomfortably high (for me). I felt like my heels were up my @$$. I'm not knocking the Ducs though, I REALLY wanted to buy it, the Honda just fit me better.


IMO, the Monster sounded way better though, & I'm still fighting the urge to buy a used one on the cheap if I can find one.
The biggest hurdle there would be convincing the wife that I need a second bike that only I could ride by myself.
The 919 is very 2-up friendly for us... a pre-requisite for me buying a sportbike.

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