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cutwater
01-12-2011, 02:44 PM
I'm looking to spend $4k to $5k on a used Triumph Thruxton (or Ducati Sport 1000, but I do realize I probably won't find a Duc for that price)... Anyone here have one or know of one for sale? I've found a few online, but selection is verrry limited, and honestly I'd rather buy one owned by/inspected by a board member! :yes: Shipping will most likely be a necessity.

zelatore
01-12-2011, 03:56 PM
Excelent taste you have there. :yes:

However, even as a multi-Triumph owner I have to say the Duck is a whole lot more bike.

Of course, you can get a Thruxton up over 100 hp with a little help from these guys: http://www.triumphperformanceusa.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=8&sort=20a&page=1

I understand the 1087 is a real animal!

Take a look over at Triumphrat.net - they have a very active twins forum.

oledawg
01-12-2011, 04:14 PM
Duck sounds WAY better also.....

zelatore
01-12-2011, 04:44 PM
Duck sounds WAY better also.....


No argument there. One day I figure I'll have to buy a Duck if for no other reason than the sound.

CHACHI
01-12-2011, 06:57 PM
Duck sounds WAY better also.....

Even off the gas!

Ken

gcarter
01-12-2011, 07:36 PM
I saw a Duc on the new Tron movie. It looked and sounded great.
I don't know that much about them, so I had to enlist the help of Chachi.
I liked what I saw. I found some Sports for about $7K.

badbird
01-12-2011, 10:41 PM
is the only way to go,I love my Multistrada :yes: full Arrow system :party: there is no other sound :cool: removing the baffles is a must :lookaroun:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXuGL-NtPW8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vO-VbZQQVrU&feature=related

badbird
01-12-2011, 11:01 PM
I'm looking to spend $4k to $5k on a used Triumph Thruxton (or Ducati Sport 1000, but I do realize I probably won't find a Duc for that price)... Anyone here have one or know of one for sale? I've found a few online, but selection is verrry limited, and honestly I'd rather buy one owned by/inspected by a board member! :yes: Shipping will most likely be a necessity.

Hey cutwater here are a Ducati forums I'm on,some good deals at times.
Good luck.

http://www.ducati.ms/forums/index.php


(http://www.ducati.ms/forums/index.php)

zelatore
01-13-2011, 07:59 AM
OK, that fist vid is labeled as 'sbk Arrow system', but I swear that's a Leo Vince from the logos on the mufflers.

And just to keep this from being a complete Duc love fest....My Triumphs don't usually need 3 hits of the starter to get running, and the license plate doesn't flap in the breeze.

I'm just sayin'....:wink:

BUIZILLA
01-13-2011, 09:06 AM
the license plate doesn't flap in the breeze.

I'm just sayin'....:wink: then you don't have enough compression.. :kingme:

zelatore
01-13-2011, 09:17 AM
then you don't have enough compression.. :kingme:

That thing did sound pretty mean. Had to be more going on there than just pipes.

A bit overkill for a Multistrada I'd think, but it would sound great on a Monster or superbike.

CHACHI
01-13-2011, 09:38 AM
I miss my Monster.

Ken

zelatore
01-13-2011, 09:46 AM
Ah screw it - blow your rainy day fund and get a Norton.

http://www.motorcyclenews.com/MCN/News/newsresults/videos/2011/January/jan1211-video-norton-commando-sp-vs-triumph-thruxton/

Actually, I like the standard look better than the all black on this bike.
Sounds pretty good too.

CJmike
01-13-2011, 09:57 AM
Not exactly the same style bike you are looking for but probable a better bike overall. :wink:

http://www.apriliaforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=208809&highlight=falco


Yes, Ducati's are nice. Thats why I own one of those too. But honestly the Aprilia with its Rotax motor has way more torque down low and is way more fun to ride. The race pipes on this one sound super sweet as well.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kO9-0_o5aFk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R2EatEE1tH4&feature=related

mike o
01-13-2011, 10:11 AM
I miss my Monster.

KenI miss my M2 cyclone........:frown:

















Don sorry, no more loaner in NH











Ken, Looking for an tube..... 01 or 02 X1 or M2

CHACHI
01-13-2011, 10:55 AM
Mike O,
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Ken

mike o
01-13-2011, 12:24 PM
Mike O,
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Ken Defective Battery charger.

















Atlanta Rhythm Section

Tomorrow (if bike week) I might go as far as.......... suicide:yes:

But, I'm not going to let bother me.... tonight:kingme:

sorry for the hi-jack

cutwater
01-13-2011, 01:46 PM
Excelent taste you have there. :yes:

However, even as a multi-Triumph owner I have to say the Duck is a whole lot more bike.

Take a look over at Triumphrat.net - they have a very active twins forum.

Thanks! I've started looking around some of these forums, but the plain fact of the matter is that there aren't that many Sport 1000 or Thruxtons for sale... I guess it's a very specific market. I'm just going to try to be patient. This is my first bike! It will mainly be used for evening and weekend rides along the river here in Knoxville.


I saw a Duc on the new Tron movie. It looked and sounded great.
I don't know that much about them, so I had to enlist the help of Chachi.
I liked what I saw. I found some Sports for about $7K.

George - I saw that movie in IMAX... was waaaayyy better than I thought it would be! Can you believe it actually had a plot?? :bonk:


Hey cutwater here are a Ducati forums I'm on,some good deals at times.
Good luck.

http://www.ducati.ms/forums/index.php

(http://www.ducati.ms/forums/index.php)

Thanks badbird, I started browsing there last night. Hopefully I can find something soon.


Defective Battery charger.


Wow :eek: That's scary... I hope it didn't damage your garage or house...

CHACHI
01-13-2011, 01:49 PM
Mike, what brand?

Ken

mike o
01-13-2011, 03:41 PM
Mike, what brand?

KenOlder Sears 2-6 amp. Saved the non attached garage. Guy in Amherst NH lost 4 bikes and his attached garage this week........ battery charger

badbird
01-13-2011, 06:21 PM
OK, that fist vid is labeled as 'sbk Arrow system', but I swear that's a Leo Vince from the logos on the mufflers.

And just to keep this from being a complete Duc love fest....My Triumphs don't usually need 3 hits of the starter to get running, and the license plate doesn't flap in the breeze.

I'm just sayin'....:wink:

You are correct on the pipes being Leo,I could find a 1100 with the arrow system.Mine fires right up :)
Don't get me wrong I love all bikes,the new Norton is sweet :cool: I used to have 1970 Commando from there i went to Ducati ,a monster 900 and then the Multi.Its great all round bike!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HM-07VxQEM8

badbird
01-13-2011, 06:40 PM
That thing did sound pretty mean. Had to be more going on there than just pipes.

A bit overkill for a Multistrada I'd think, but it would sound great on a Monster or superbike.

Or how about the street fighter :shocking: had a demo for a day,lots of power!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0DHBfcxZs_Y

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jASUy2BPbUA&NR=1
(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0DHBfcxZs_Y)

zelatore
01-13-2011, 09:51 PM
The Streetfighter is a pretty bad machine, no doubt. I'd love to play with one for a day or a week, but I doubt I'd buy it. I think it might actually be a bit to much of a sportbike for my day to day riding.

Back to the original post, if you can't find a Thruxton in the price range you're looking for, you could consider a regular Bonneville then just cafe' it as you want. Solo seat, gold valves for the front, pipes, lower bars or clip-ons, cams and/or big-bore kit.

The standard Bonnie is a nice enough bike - nothing wrong with it. But it's not a thriller in any way. They are pretty easy to find in your price range though, and then you could mod to taste as funds permit.

badbird
01-13-2011, 10:15 PM
Here are a few.

http://cgi.ebay.ca/Triumph-Thruxton-900-/180610987708?pt=US_motorcycles&hash=item2a0d40f6bc

http://cgi.ebay.ca/Ducati-Supersport-/300514249164?pt=US_motorcycles&hash=item45f80b89cc

cutwater
01-13-2011, 10:28 PM
http://cgi.ebay.ca/Ducati-Supersport-/300514249164?pt=US_motorcycles&hash=item45f80b89cc

That is the one I want, color and all... too bad it's in such bad shape! Any estimates on how much it would take to get it back in good order?

zelatore
01-14-2011, 06:46 PM
D#mn Mike - that's a tough break! How much did you lose in the fire?

Battery charger huh? Wouldn't have expected that. I wonder what brand mine is...:boggled: Luckily, the only one I leave running on a regular basis is the battery tender. Haven't heard of one of those burning down a garage. Yet.

badbird
01-14-2011, 10:50 PM
Older Sears 2-6 amp. Saved the non attached garage. Guy in Amherst NH lost 4 bikes and his attached garage this week........ battery charger

Glad you saved the garage Mike,I keep mine on a battery tender :crossfing: So do you have another bike in mind?
I hope your covered and can go shopping.

CHACHI
01-15-2011, 06:02 AM
Mike, tough break but thank God the garage didn't go up.

I will keep a lookout for another Buell for ya.

Ken

mike o
01-15-2011, 08:52 AM
D#mn Mike - that's a tough break! How much did you lose in the fire?

Battery charger huh? Wouldn't have expected that. I wonder what brand mine is...:boggled: Luckily, the only one I leave running on a regular basis is the battery tender. Haven't heard of one of those burning down a garage. Yet.Saved the garage....:crossfing: Rolled the bike out side, Just before the plastic gas tank melted. Looking for an X1, exactly like this one. Want to go for a ride.... EAST...:kingme:http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/2000-Buell-X-1-Lightening-/230573093148?pt=US_motorcycles&hash=item35af3a311c







.

CHACHI
01-15-2011, 02:40 PM
Mike, you drove to Detroit to pick up your 18, central California isn't
THAT much further.

Ken

CJmike
01-20-2011, 10:30 AM
http://s17443.50belowcommerce.com/showcaseproductdetail.htm?ID=142434&Used=1&Model=2007 Ducati GT1000

BUIZILLA
01-20-2011, 10:34 AM
those GT1000's are great bikes, and that's a great price on a great bike

check out the weight > 407# ???

Craig S
01-20-2011, 12:26 PM
fwiw, I've stayed away from Ducks because of the maintenance...more specifically the valve adjustment.

zelatore
01-20-2011, 04:04 PM
fwiw, I've stayed away from Ducks because of the maintenance...more specifically the valve adjustment.

ah, but they've lengthened the service intervals quite a bit in recent years. I think valve adjustments are something like 12K now. And on a bike like this where you don't have to strip all the body work it would actually be reasonable to have it done, or do it yourself.

badbird
01-20-2011, 09:36 PM
I'm looking to spend $4k to $5k on a used Triumph Thruxton (or Ducati Sport 1000, but I do realize I probably won't find a Duc for that price)... Anyone here have one or know of one for sale? I've found a few online, but selection is verrry limited, and honestly I'd rather buy one owned by/inspected by a board member! :yes: Shipping will most likely be a necessity.

Here are a few more.


http://www.cycletrader.com/find/listing/2007-Ducati-Sportclassic-Sport-1000-S-97088999

http://www.cycletrader.com/find/listing/2007-Ducati-Sportclassic-Sport-1000-Mono-Se-97785258

http://www.ducati.ms/forums/128-bikes/101062-feeler-2007-sportclassic-1000-bip.html

http://www.ducati.ms/forums/128-bikes/103448-fs-2007-gt1000.html
(http://www.ducati.ms/forums/128-bikes/101062-feeler-2007-sportclassic-1000-bip.html)

Craig S
01-21-2011, 12:29 PM
ah, but they've lengthened the service intervals quite a bit in recent years. I think valve adjustments are something like 12K now. And on a bike like this where you don't have to strip all the body work it would actually be reasonable to have it done, or do it yourself.

I heard they lengthened them from 6k to 75oo, with no change in materials.
I've never adjusted them, but understand its difficult because they are set at zero.

but what do I know...I ride a 'Guzzi. And don't maintain it!