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Old 01-04-2012, 08:15 PM   #16
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Yes, it is Bill's bike. His ad from IBMWR is here where you can see his real name. We've spoken twice and emailed about a dozen times.

Do you know him?

Tom
I've known Bill for 20 years. He keeps his stuff beyond showroom condition.
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Old 01-04-2012, 08:16 PM   #17
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I am keeping the Teal bike at least for now.
Now that's just being greedy.
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Old 01-04-2012, 08:58 PM   #18
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Bill Shaw's Bike? Heck, I've ridden with Bill...his stuff is IMMACULATE. He's a careful, steady-state rider that takes care of his stuff. That bike will be everything its represented to be and nothing less. When I saw that bike come up my jaw dropped...and had I not just got my Guzzi Daytona this past summer I'd have snatched that one since its right up the road from me!
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Old 01-04-2012, 09:46 PM   #19
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Sounds like Bill is the straight shooter I found him to be as well. The only reason we need an inspection is that Bill wants me to get one just so I am sure of the bike's condition. I hope to close the deal in a few days.... If I had the time I'd just fly out and back in a day and do it myself but work is busy right now with lots of business travel on the horizon.

Tom
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Old 01-05-2012, 11:17 AM   #20
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Thanks for the offer. I'm going to see if I can get George from Beemers Uber Alles to do the job. If not I will PM you.

Tom
Sounds good.
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Old 01-05-2012, 11:47 AM   #21
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Update: Jim Von Baden contacted me and we're all set. He even knows the seller and lives quite close. It could happen as early as this weekend.

Now getting shipping quotes from Federal and JC Motors but leaning towards JC. Anyone have any experience with either? No, I can't do a fly and ride as it's winter. No, I don't want anyone to ride the bike to me via the TAT.
Looks like about $700 to get it on a specialized pallet and dropped at my door in 3-4 weeks which is fine. That will give me time to put the special mounting brackets over the fireplace to hang the bike on.

Tom

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Old 01-05-2012, 02:38 PM   #22
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That will give me time to put the special mounting brackets over the fireplace to hang the bike on.
Don't forget to drain the oil, and disconnect the battery. It's always the battery ... right?

PS - NICE SCORE.
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Old 01-05-2012, 02:42 PM   #23
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Don't forget to drain the oil, and disconnect the battery. It's always the battery ... right?

PS - NICE SCORE.
Right. It's sad really. I've been saving that spot over the fireplace for a Ducati 916 SPS but just haven't been able to snag one. Now the PD can reside there and provide a nice red/white glow from the fire below until the SPS shows up.

Tom

PS: I STILL can't believe my wife is letting me do this. I am suspicious as all hell.
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Old 01-05-2012, 03:22 PM   #24
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A 916 SPS looks very pretty but incredibly uncomfortable, I think I'd sooner have a G/S, and I also have a GSPD, the Mono is undoubtably my favourite! But I've still got to make the GSPD engine run 'properly'................I think I'm going to machine the heads and put the compression ratio up as well as twin plug it I think!
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Old 01-05-2012, 03:58 PM   #25
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Update: Jim Von Baden contacted me and we're all set. He even knows the seller and lives quite close. It could happen as early as this weekend.

Now getting shipping quotes from Federal and JC Motors but leaning towards JC. Anyone have any experience with either? No, I can't do a fly and ride as it's winter. No, I don't want anyone to ride the bike to me via the TAT.
Looks like about $700 to get it on a specialized pallet and dropped at my door in 3-4 weeks which is fine. That will give me time to put the special mounting brackets over the fireplace to hang the bike on.

Tom
Cool deal. I've shipped a bike (CR250R) from VA to CO. I just took it to the local honda dealer and they did all the work. It went to a Honda dealer in Denver and a friend then picked up there. $700 is a good price for a bike of that bulk, especially delivered to your house (residential delivery is usually rather pricey unless you've got a fork lift at your residence).

Personally I'd fly and ride, winter just means you won't be too hot in your gear
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