WTB: Open Class Twin - Scams everywhere

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  1. Bugatti

    Bugatti New Member

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    I've been searching for a nice BIG Ducati or RC51 or TLR or some other open class sport twin. And about half my time is wasted by reading scam postings or some freak on the other side of the world wants me to westernUnion the money.

    Obviously I'm not stupid. But why the hell are they going for scams with motorbikes so much?? Cars seems like a much better market.
     
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    cuz squids will fall for them :hs:
     
  3. Bret The Ripper

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    TL's are poop stains.:hsugh:

    And I have no idea who falls for those things.
     
  4. HMan

    HMan grossly deformed

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    Oh please... TL's rock.
     
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    I would take my RC over one anyday. They are the cheapest though. :rolleyes:
     
  6. HMan

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    I'm sure you aren't biased or anything.

    I've ridden an RC and I've ridden both the TL-R and the TL-S. The TL's have far more street useable power. The RC has a sickening lack of low end torque for a twin.

    This is coming from a certified Honda fan. The only reason I have a Busa is because the Honda dealership sold the XX out from under me in the 1.5 hours it took to get to the dealership after finallizing the deal.
     
  7. Bugatti

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    RC's have no Low end torque. Didn't know that. Nothing a sprocket cant remedy.

    Of course the bloody RC is better. IF they make a new TLR then that will be the shit.
     
  8. HMan

    HMan grossly deformed

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    Be ready to seriously drop the gearing then. I was amazed at how rediculously weak the torque was down low on the RC. After my test ride I immediatly changed my mind about buying one.
     
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    Oh Im completely biased. But a friend of mine that got me into riding had a TLR at the time. He's owned several bikes, 929, GSXR's, and now has an R1. We've talked about the performance of his old TLR vs my RC. He would take the RC over his old TL anyday.

    I never got a chance to ride his TL, But my gearing on the RC was already changed before I had the bike. The only other bikes Ive ridden are <1 liter I4's, so incomparison my RC is a torque monster. And it has more engine braking than I really need. I figure with some pipes and a PC that bit of torque missing from the lower midrange can be fixed.
     
  10. HMan

    HMan grossly deformed

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    I bought my Busa for the torque. Not the top speed (I've topped once). I wanted a bottomless well of torque.

    If I were going to buy a honda twin I'd go with a super chicken. The bottom end is much more impressive than an RC. The RC would handle better and would be better once the revs are up but if I buy a twin I don't want to have to keep the revs up.
     
  11. mnewell

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    If you are looking for a liter twin, what about an Aprilia?
     
  12. Wolf

    Wolf No one plans to take the path that brings you lowe

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    :ugh: $$$$$$$
     
  13. HMan

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    Not too bad used. Quality is nice. Handling and power is great. I've only ridden two Aprilias though. A 2001 Mille (non R) and a 2003 (or 02) Falco.

    Both sweet bikes. I have access to a Tuono if I want but I don't think I'm going to take it.
     
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    Actually they are quite reasonable.

    You can get a Mille (non-R) for 6K or less. And the maintenance on them is super low. Almost like a Jap bike!
     

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