The disease continues - more bikes followed me home this weekend

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  1. straycat

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    Not VFR's, but im sharing anyway.

    I'd been on the lookout for these 2 bikes and finally got a great deal on two very nice examples.

    The Kawi has only 2,600km on the odo - basically a new bike, un molested and no mods
    The RC51 has only 6,500km on the odo - and the stock pipes and passenger seat came with it too basically stock if I remove the Jardine pipes.

    The RC51 was filthy when I took the picture, its now pristine.

    I haven't swung a wrench in a while, I retire in 2 weeks so I wanted a few projects in queue to keep me busy this winter. the VF1000R will be one of those projects IMG_1030.jpg IMG_9554 2.jpg
     
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    Very cool!

    The RC51 rewards hard riding. It gets better and more comfortable the faster/harder you ride it.
     
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    Thanks, its hard to find examples of these bikes with low km and that haven't been modified . Most folks dont like the shotgun pipes on the Kawasaki (I love them) so they get replaced or cut down.
     
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    I sold my Rc51 a couple of years ago ... I miss that beast !!!!
    I recently retired so I can tell you the time on your hands will be awesome!

    I am working on a 76 KZ900 so your Kawi strikes a note in my heart .

    More pics please as you go ....


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    Yes, ill start a new thread on my VF100oR. I have a thread on there for the Euro VF1000R I did last year, ill start a new one for the other one this year. The VF1000R on the left is the subject of the build, its very clean, but will get a new frame (rebuilt title on this frame, which I dont like). The VF1000R on the right is the one I did last year only to find it has no second gear, so that will get sorted as well.

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    Very Nice
     
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    Nice find. I just found an RC for a buddy. Great looking stable!
     
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    Bastard! Looks like a really envious collection, mate. Especially the NS400. Look after them for the rest of us.:)
     
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    LOL, thanks, I will.

    I sold most of my 2 strokes this year (rz500, rz350, rgv250, rg250) but keeping the NS400R
     
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    You are a sick man Straycat! That RC51 is a terrific addition. Keep us posted after a ride. It looks great.
     
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    n+1, always, n+1
     
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    Sounds like N+2 this time. :)
     
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    I wanna know where you're walking around, because NOTHING like those ever follow me home!
     
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    When you go for a walk you need to bring more honey ( money ) and MAYBE they will follow you home.
     
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    LOL therein lies my problem (or one of them)… :D
     
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    Been a good year for lucky find's really. I sold 8 of my bikes (thought I was getting well) and then I bought 7 more. All pretty good deals too, although im yet to crack open the valve covers on the Ducati 748 to see how the rocker arms are, if the chrome is still good, it was a good deal.

    Im still on the lookout for a Valentino Rossi edition Yamaha R1 (2010). Once I find that, ill be done. ......for now.....maybe.


    No bike riding here now until May 2020. were in the deep freeze and snow of winter for a while. Snowmobiles are the toy of choice for the next few months.
     
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    I definitely won't get the best out of it Cap'n. I ride like a grandma LOL
     
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