Posts by tag: World SuperBike

Honda September 12, 2017 posted by

Featured Listing: Ex-Jim Granger 1990 Honda RC30

Update 9.12.2017: Price reduced to $28,500. Good luck to buyers and seller! -dc

Jim Granger is widely considered royalty among the cognoscenti in U.S Honda RC30 circles, having owned and tweaked a raft of the rare V4 beasts over the years. What you see here is a 1990 Honda RC30 that Jim owned for the better part of its life, adding go bits from the HRC parts bin along the way.

We can't say for sure which one of Jim's RCs this is, but check out this forum post describing power figures for a brace of mild and wild RCs he built at some point:

Jim Granger's RC30: 123rwhp skimmed block, stock pistons, stock cams,
un-cut stock heads HRC spec porting, HRC exhaust, flatslides, HRC ignition

Jim Granger's 133rwhp RC30: Same as previous plus custom stainless valves
(std size), race spec valve job, 91 HRC cams, multiple
assemble/disassemble "clearancing" . Dyno fuel flow indicated 1 jet lean,
approximate 3 hp per operator.

Seller Jay told us this bike's engine has never been opened, so we wouldn't expect those numbers from it, but keep reading to see the tasty pieces it did pick up in Granger's stewardship.

The predecessor to the also-legendary RC45, RC30s found glory both in short-circuit superbike racing and on the longer, scarier road courses of England and Northern Ireland with names like Robert and Joey Dunlop aboard.

The grocery list of rare and unobtainable parts on this bike is very long, but includes HRC jet kit, radiators, rear shock, fork internals, wheels, a Moriwaki dry clutch setup and a one-off Yoshimura exhaust. The changes, though subtle, are wide-ranging and strategic, and will give the bike slightly more than the stock 118 horsepower and sharpen its responses on all fronts.

No internal modifications also mean the engine has never had to come apart for any reason, and in true Honda fashion, it has performed reliably with regular maintenance. It is also fully street legal, and retains the stock clipons, rearsets, turn signals and lights. It is decidedly not superbike-spec, and that makes it almost more desirable.

The seller says Jim owned and rode the bike for more than 20 years, adding about 10,000 road miles to the clock in that time. The mileage currently reads just over 21,000, but Jay says about half of those miles came from Granger adding mileage to the odo in order to register the bike in California.

In Jay's words:

Jim Granger's 1990 RC30

This was Jim's personal RC30 from 1991 till 2014 when I bought it. Jim is the US RC30 guru, no one can question his love or knowledge of these bikes. I've ridden it about 800 miles, 50 in the last week. Most of its time with me it was on display in my buddy's office or living room.

This girl has history, some of it I might get wrong, hopefully Jim will correct me. Jim bought it from someone in the southwest and had to add almost 10,000 miles to the odometer the register it in California. Then it spent it's time in his shop and in the mountains of So-Cal racking up another 10,000 or so miles, the current Odo reading is 21,537. When I bought her she had been "sleeping" for a few years in his shop, he woke her back up with fresh fluids, tires and anything else she needed. Recently I changed the oil and bled the brakes and clutch and replaced the battery, she is ready to ride.

She has a bunch of cool parts in this list, but I bet I missed a few:

HRC 17" Magnesium wheels
HRC full floating and vented front rotors with HRC calipers
HRC front axle
HRC fork internals with external adjusters
HRC Radiators and Temp gauge
HRC jet kit (I think)
Moriwaki DRY CLUTCH ) (imagine a Japanese refined Ducati dry clutch sound, F'ing musical)
HRC Aluminum bodied rear shock
HRC rear ride height adjuster
A one off Yoshimura full exhaust with a period carbon can
PFM iron rear rotor
HRC breather tank
Modified rear subframe
Braided lines
Aftermarket 520 chain and sprockets
A lot cool aluminum hardware here and there

She has a lot of the practical stock parts, like the stock rear sets, stock clip-ons and bar-ends, stock turn signals and lights. She is just as comfortable and easy to ride as the day she left the factory. Her motor is stock, has never been removed or apart and has never had any problems. A bunch of the cool parts came from Freddie Spencer's RC30 program like the wheels, clutch and suspension.

This girl has been meticulously cared for, she has never been crashed, never fallen off the stand or anything like that. But she does have a few blemishes, look carefully at the pictures, ask questions, I want to make sure you know what you are getting. I've taken over 30 pictures, the latest one after I rode her to work this morning (8/21/17). The upper hasn't been painted, but the pearl white is a bit off, maybe it was kept near the welder or got some extra sun. The bike has a few chips and marks but nothing besides the pearl white really worth highlighting. Take a look at how great the fork lowers look, she is in great shape. What you see is what you get, she doesn't include any other parts (except her factory rear stand), no tool kits or manuals.

Ask questions, ask for pictures, please understand what this bike is and what you are buying. Asking $30,000. Jay@boonehonda.com

If that email results in a bounce, use Jay@motorcycleleatherexchange.com

The $30,000 $28,500 asking price is a big number, to be sure, but RC30s are only getting rarer, and this one is in largely unmolested condition, and comes with the provenance of Jim Granger in its ownership history. For more pictures or to make an offer, contact Jay directly at the address above.

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Featured Listing: Ex-Jim Granger 1990 Honda RC30
Suzuki September 2, 2017 posted by

Featured Listing: One-of-Six 1994 Suzuki GSXR-750 SP in England

The 1994 Suzuki GSXR-750 SP was the third superbike homologation special Hamamatsu built on the GSXR line, but unlike the 1986 GSXR Limited Edition and the 1989 GSXR-RR, the SP was made special mostly for its rarity.

The SP lacked the dry clutch of the earlier bikes, and by '94 had swollen to 506 pounds wet, just a few lbs shy of the stock bike. It was still laden with special features, including four 40mm flat slide carbs, a lightened and stiffened swingarm and lighter forks, but came with a pillion seat, a feature that belied its world superbike credentials.

The flat slides helped the 750cc inline four spit out more than 110 horses, and the bike was good for more than 150 mph on the big end.

The GSXR-750 SP shown here is the third of six that were imported to the UK, and achieved some degree of fame on the cover of English bike rag Superbike Magazine, a hilarious and often lewd publication I used to pore over as a kid. It comes with a ton of original documentation, and a letter from Suzuki HQ in England authenticating its rarity and the date it was first registered.

The sale includes a DVD of pictures and videos from before and after the bike's restoration, and, unlike the majority of SPs, this one comes with a solo seat cowl.

From the seller:

FOR SALE

Suzuki GSXR750SP - 1994 WSB homologation special.
1 of 6 UK bikes imported by Paul Denning of Crescent Suzuki out of a claimed European production run of 200 (only 127 bikes officially listed). The only remaining UK bike and restored to original condition, this is the actual feature bike from period UK road test reports.

Full documented restoration and all correct with Mikuni flatslides, 43mm forks, braced swingarm, 6 pot brakes, 4-2-1 manifold and close ratio gearbox it is also supplied with ultra rare single seat cowling and all documents including correspondence with Crescent Suzuki to authenticate the chassis details.
Comes with its original clock set in European specification and an alternate UK clock set fitted with mileage set correspondingly at 18,000 miles.

A well documented bike in the UK magazine scene, serviced with current MOT and in turn key condition it's one to take to the odd classic meeting to get people guessing.

POA

Shipping/export welcome and can be discussed.

The 18,000 miles this bike has covered sounds like a lot for a racing special this rare, but with a stint on the magazine test circuit, it's not at all shocking. It carries an up-to-date UK Ministry of Transport (MoT) safety inspection, and the seller says it's turn-key and road ready.

If you're interested, the price is available upon request from the seller directly: tub2@icloud.com

Featured Listing: One-of-Six 1994 Suzuki GSXR-750 SP in England
Kawasaki August 15, 2017 posted by

Featured Listing: 1997 Kawasaki ZX-7R Survivor

This 1997 Kawasaki ZX-7R comes from David in phenomenal all-original shape. The bike shows some light marks gathered over the last 20 years, but is overall extremely clean, and has covered just 5,500 miles.

1997 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-7R for sale on eBay

Widely known under the family name Ninja, the ZX-7R went through few changes in its 14-year production run, but was one of the more advanced bikes available when it debuted, and only got sharper in 1991, with the addition of inverted cartridge fork and the iconic double-headlight, twin-intake fairing.

The 750cc inline four cranked out about 105 horses in ZX-7R guise, enough to put the bike in the 10-second range through a quarter mile. Never the skinniest kid on the playground, the bikes pushed 530 lbs when fully fueled. By the time our featured bike's birth year rolled around, there were a number of faster, quicker-handling and lighter options available, but the Kawi's pretty face and on-track prowess in superbike categories kept it moving units.

The seller says this bike has never been dropped and has had a raft of maintenance work done recently, which included tires, oil, fluids and a carb sync.

From the listing:

This is a 1997 Kawasaki Ninja that is almost completely original. Recently serviced. New oil and filter, spark plugs, cabs cleaned and synced. New battery and new tires. All brake and clutch fluids have changed. Tires have less than 300 miles. Bike has never been dropped or wrecked. There are some imperfections but for a 20 year old bike is is very clean. Some minor scratches. Worst scratch is on lower right fairing where Kawasaki decal is. Likely from loading the bike at some point.

All fairings original. White decals are actually silver and reflective from the factory. Very cool. I don't remember seeing too many black ones when these came out.

Buyer to handle all shipping. I will help with meeting shipper.

Buy-it-now for this time machine race replica is a very reasonable $3,500. The ZX-7R is not a rare machine, but finding examples that have not been beaten mercilessly is rare, let alone a low-mileage example with clean fairings and up-to-date maintenance.

Featured Listing: 1997 Kawasaki ZX-7R Survivor
Ducati August 4, 2017 posted by

Featured listing: 2014 Ducati Superleggera in WSBK Spec!

What we have here is the result of a massive checkbook and exclusive access to trick go bits, fueling a habit forming need for speed! Not for the faint of heart or wallet, this 2014 Ducati 1199 Panigale Superleggera has been fully worked over into a World Superbike-level race package for one very lucky and well-heeled enthusiast.

2014 Ducati Superleggera for sale on eBay

As the ad says, this bike sports a Magnesium monocoque frame that is so light it is illegal for use on a WSBK grid. Translation: this bike is too cool even for Chaz Davies. The build kit is as long as War and Peace, but boils down to a few key figures: 209 hp, 346 lb. (wet) and a build cost of more than $220k. That makes the $103k asking price seem a little less steep, doesn't it?

The bike was built last year and developed extensively by Brian Sharp of Boulder Motorsports, Mick Boasman of Bikesport Developments and Pete Friedland. It has won club-level races under Friedland and saw a host of track days last year. It spent the winter getting freshened up for the '17 season.

The build list is too long for us to do it justice, so here it is from the horse's mouth:

Offered for sale is Superleggera #157 of 500.  This particular bike is likely the only true magnesium-monocoque Ducati Superleggera built to a Superbike specification.  Competition only, not street legal.  Boulder Motorsports performed the engine build with an open checkbook.  The rest of the machine was treated the same way and utilizes the very best of everything.   Although ironically illegal for World Superbike rules for being under weight and non-homologated components (Mag frame, etc).  This machine has had countless hours of development time under technical hands of Mick Boasman of Bikesport Developments, Brian Sharp of Boulder Motorsports and Pete Friedland.  Completed in the early spring of 2016, it was brought to Road America on June 11, taking an easy win in Formula Thunder with Friedland on board..  The bike ran at two track days following and at Barber Motorsports Park and Daytona (1 race) in October 2016.  This past winter the bike was gone through and refreshed by Chris Boy & staff at MotoCorse Performance to showroom condition including new paint, tires & services, where it exists now on display.  The engine has only 400+ minutes of total run time on it and the entire machine has been gone through to make sure you are getting a gem of a bike with tons of spares and extra parts.  (Run time is logged via Marelli ECU at different levels of RPM for maintenance purposes).  You will not find another Ducati to this level of specification.  $220,000+ invested.  All invoice documentation will be provided to assist you with identifying part numbers and maintaining the machine.  Let the details below and pictures tell the story.  209 RWHP & 346 lbs wet.  Please contact Pete Friedland at 803-315-8665 if additional questions need to be answered.

Engine:

Due to the intricate nature of all parts and components used, this is only a high-level summary.   Ti hardware used throughout engine and chassis.

  • Ducati Factory Corse SBK Race Piston & Cylinder Assemblies
  • Ducati Factory Corse SBK Vertical & Horizontal Camshafts
  • Ducati Factory Corse SBK Titanium Intake & Exhaust Valves
  • 3-Angle Valve/Mill Head
  • Ducati Factory Corse 1199RS WSBK Throttle Body Velocity/Trumpet Kit
  • Ducati Factory Corse SBK Steel Gears for Oil & Water Pumps—replaces stock plastic drive gears
  • Rod bearings sized for racing, updated main crankcase bearings, balance & blueprint, supertech surface finish internal engine parts
  • Ducati Factory Corse SBK Cylinder Head Gaskets
  • Ducati Factory Corse SBK Close Ratio Geabox (ratios provided on Magnetti Marelli software files)
  • New Clutch Pack & Basket
  • Full Titanium Corse SBK D114 Exhaust System—non-production Termignoni handmade unit for WSBK privateer teams
  • WSBK Sprint Poly Air Filter Kit w/ Carbon Frame
  • GB Racing Engine Cover
  • Oil Pump Cover (race)
  • 520 ERV3 G&G x 120 Chain
  • Motul 300V 15W50

Chassis:

  • Magnesium Monocoque front subframe (original)
  • Ohlins FGR300 Gas Pressurized Superbike Forks, Ti Bolts
  • Ohlins WSBK Specification Rear Shock, Nitrogen Preload Adjuster w/ Tool—Factory Ducati Team Custom unit
  • Ohlins Front Wheel Speed Sensor Bracket (Ohlins FGR)
  • Brembo Billet Monobloc SBK Front Radial GP Calipers (XA3J7F1/F0), 108mm, Nickel Finish, Pinless, Ti Bolts
  • Brembo 320mm HP Front Rotors + Brembo Z04 Race Pads, Ti Bolts
  • Brembo XA7G7G0 MGP Forged Brake Master Cylinder, Ti Piston, Ti Pin
  • Brembo 406X98A7C0 Remote GP Adjuster, 404110A26374 RA Bracket
  • Brembo XA2N650 GP Clutch Master Cylinder
  • Sicom Carbon Rear Rotor + Ferrodo ZRAC Carbon/Carbon Pad, Ti Bolts
  • Titanium Front Axle 30x25mm, Captive Spacers, Quick Change System by Fast Frank
  • Forged Adjustable Offset Triple Clamps, Ti Bolts
  • 52mm Clip Ons
  • Ducati Corse Factory SBK Swing Arm—WSBK specification additional length, Ti Bolts
  • Motocorse Aluminum 21L Oversize Fuel Tank w/ 50% Larger Airbox provision & Carbon Sliders (stock 19L)
  • Stabuli Red Quick-Disonnect Brake Line Connectors w/ Custom-length brake lines, Ti Bolts
  • Pierobon Front & Rear Stands
  • Anodized Foot Peg Brackets, Ti Bolts
  • CNC Racing RPS Adj Rearsets—Reverse Shift, Ti Bolts
  • Superlite 520 Chromoly Drilled Drive Sprocket 16T
  • Machined & Lightened Rear Axle Spindle
  • Pro Grips

Cooling:

  • H2O Performance Oversized Radiator w/ Oil Cooler, Al & Ti Bolts
  • 1199 Kit Solicon & Aluminum Hoses

Electronics:

Magnetti Marelli Superbike Kit System—1199 SRT Kit, Enhanced GPS Module, 5-Way Handlebar Switch Option, HD Camera System Option (AIM Smarty Cam).  System Capabilities & Details:

  • Race proven traction control with your choice of tyre slip maps.
  • Handlebar mounted TC controls for map level and ‘turn off’.
  • Wheelie controls for each gear and track position.
  • Launch controls coupled with rev limiter and anti-wheelie + rider on/off override via push button.
  • Programmable engine braking controls for seamless cornering as well as ‘closed-loop’ ‘backing-in’ slip controls.
  • Clutchless down shift ‘auto-blipper’ via load cell on the shift rod.
  • Quick shifter via the same load cell with both cut and ‘post-shift’ torque reduction settings.
  • Closed loop fuel control for each cylinder via NGK wide-band lambda sensors in each exhaust.
  • Individual fuel/ignition and throttle controls for each cylinder—all of which have been pre-mapped.
  • Pit lane speed limiter.
  • Built-in data logger ready programmed and ready to download.
  • 10Hz GPS system for circuit mapping and lap timing.  Push button where you want to trigger the lap time display and the location will be remembered for all subsequent sessions at that circuit.
  • Chassis sensors for Fork Travel, Shock Travel and Braking Pressure.
  • Electric starting is retained as well as ECU control of the starter to inhibit use when in gear or engine is running.
  • Standard wheel speed pickup sensors are retained front and rear.
  • Super-fast Ethernet PC communication.
  • AIM Smarty Cam system is fed all on-track data gathered via an ECU-Bridge which can be rider-selected to appear on recorded sessions (Throttle, Speed, RPM, Gear, Map Level, Brake Pressure, Engine Data, Chassis Data, Lean Angles, etc)

Component Details:

  • Magnetti Marelli SRT ECU running Bike Sport Licensed software specific to the 1199 Panigale + Integral 64Mb data logger.
  • Aluminum ECU mounting bracket - ECU.
  • Magnetti Marelli MDU220 multi page digital display.
  • Aluminum dash mounting bracket.
  • One-piece race specification Raychem wiring loom using type 55 motorsport wire.
  • Gear shift load cell including rod ends and link rod.
  • Inertial sensor and mounting bracket placed in rear subframe.
  • Shock potentiometer (+ carbon mounting brackets needed for prototype shock).
  • 150mm Fork potentiometer and aluminum mounting brackets.
  • 35 Bar Front brake pressure sensor and all mounting brackets.
  • 10 Bar Oil pressure sensor option.
  • 5-way aluminum handlebar switch for TC+, TC-, Anti-Wheelie off/on, Pit lane speed limiter, Lap time marker.
  • 2-way aluminum handlebar switch for Stop/Run and Starter.
  • GPS module and remote antenna.
  • 2 wide band NGK UEGO lambda sensors.
  • Wintax 4 analysis software.
  • Vision 5 software dedicated to the 1199 installation.
  • Aim Smarty Cam system w/ HD Bullet Camera mounted in fairing nose.
  • Mapped for VP MRX02 & MR12
  • Ducati QT Throttle Control

Body:

  • Full Six (CDT) Carbon Bodywork & Carbon Monocoque Rear Subframe / Tail Section (1 piece), Ti Bolts
  • Tall Race Screen—Clear, Ti Bolts
  • Superbike Seat Neoprene Foam/Pad on Full Six Carbon seat plate

Included Extra Parts / Spares list:

  • CD ROM, Download Cables & Manuals for Magnetti Marelli Kit
  • Spare Fork Potentiometer
  • Spare Brake Pressure Sensor
  • Spare Oil Pressure Sensor
  • Spare Start/Stop switch
  • 2 spare HD Bullet Camera mounts
  • HD video card
  • Spare Front Speed Sensor/Harness
  • Ohlins rear shock springs for Prototype SBK unit – 9.5, 9.75
  • Ohlins rear shock preload tool & quick release hose
  • Ducati Superleggera piston & cylilnder set
  • Ducati Superleggera transmission gear set
  • Ducati Superleggera camshaft set
  • Ducati Superleggera oil pump & water pump drive gears
  • Ducati Superleggera throttle body intake trumpets
  • Assorted Superleggera original internal engine parts
  • CNC Racing RPS Rearset—assorted parts
  • 36T, 37T, 38T, 39T, 40T, 41T, 42T Sprockets
  • Kyle Racing rear ride height measuring tool
  • Pierobon Aluminum Racing Stands
  • 6 assorted mm offset spacers for triple clamps
  • Spare 52mm Clip on
  • Spare Clutch Pack
  • Rizoma lever guards
  • Spare Front Axle (steel) w/ pull cup

Shipping:

I can assist with helping the arrangement for shipping and have used Forward Air many times.  Shipping costs will be the responsibility of the buyer.  Please use Fort Lauderdale, FL as the origin shipping point for quotations.  Also please reach me at 803-315-8665 for questions.

Buy-It-Now is set at $103,000, with six days left on the listing and four people watching the action. Find out all you need to know at the eBay auction.

Featured listing: 2014 Ducati Superleggera in WSBK Spec!
Ducati July 18, 2017 posted by

“For Off Road Use Only”: 1992 Ducati 888 Corsa for Sale

Update 7.18.17: We originally saw this 888 Corsa last September and the seller was reportedly looking for $75k. This bike is back on eBay and has a buy-it-now of $60k. Links are updated. -dc

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This Ducati 888 Corsa isn't some roadbike that was stripped of lights and accessories. It is one of a claimed 30 built in 1992 explicitly for racing and came ready for battle, naked except for the parts both inside and out needed to make it go fast and be competitive in World Superbike racing.

1992-ducati-888-corsa-dash

Powered by a liquid-cooled, four-valve development of Ducati's air and oil-cooled Desmo L-twin engine, the 851 and later 888 marked Ducati's return to relevance. The air-cooled bikes certainly handled well, but were significantly down on outright power and, as the Japanese Big Four continued the rapid development of their four-cylinder sportbikes, just couldn't compete in terms of outright performance.

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Hung in one of their tubular trellis-style frames, the new Desmoquattro featured fuel injection and generally made less peak horsepower than competing four-cylinders, but produced its torque-rich power across a wider range, allowing riders to get on the power sooner for better drive out of corners. That, in addition to the displacement advantage granted to them compared to the 750cc inline fours, gave the new four-valve Ducatis a significant advantage, and they were very successful in World Superbike with the 851, 888, and later with their 916.

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From the original eBay listing: 1992 Ducati 888 Corsa for Sale

This bike is one of 30.
Only 30 were produced in 1992 for Ducati race teams.
Don't know how many are left in the world.
The bike has Termignoni exhaust.
The front brakes are one carbon rotor and one conventional rotor.
Bike is titled as an off road track only but it is titled.
From 1989 to 1992 the frame was white and a red body.

Unfortunately, the listing doesn't include any information about the bike's history. As a race bike, there's likely been an evolving roster of components, unless the bike's been off the road for a long time, and I wonder what's going on under the skin. Witness the mismatched front discs that use two different materials and the modern radial front brake and clutch master cylinders. The bike is obviously clean and in excellent shape, and bidders don't seem put off by the spare listing: at almost $32,000 the reserve has not been met and there are still several days left on the auction.

-tad

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“For Off Road Use Only”: 1992 Ducati 888 Corsa for Sale
Sport Bikes For Sale August 17, 2015 posted by

Rare Sport Bike PARTS for Sale: Signed Carl Fogarty Racebike Fairing

1999 Ducati 996 Race Fairing Carl Fogarty1Well this is a cool bit of racing memorabilia, World Supberbike superstar Carl Fogarty's race-winning Ducati fairing, hand-signed by Foggy himself.

Not only was Carl Fogarty one of the most famous riders in World Superbike history as well as the most successful, this bit is from the bike he won his very last race on, to lock in his fourth championship for Ducati. The very next year, he was involved in a career-ending crash although he was later active as a race team owner and manager.

Famous for being ruthlessly competitive and very outspoken, you can also see he was very... left-handed from that signature's slant.

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From the original eBay listing: Carl Fogarty's Championship Winning Ducati 996 Hand Signed Fairing

Up for auction is a very unique and interesting piece of motorcycle racing history!

Carl Fogarty won 4 World Superbike Championships and this is the fairing of his Ducati 996 after he clinched his 4th WSB title at Hockenheim in 1999. It is hand signed and still has the bugs from that final race plastered all over the fairing.

Foggy retired in 2000 as the winning-est rider in Superbike history with 59 wins, 109 podiums and four world championships.

Good luck…

The starting bid is $6,9995 with no takers as yet and 4 days left on the auction. I've really no idea if that's a fair price or not, since it's not the kind of item that comes up for sale too often. Certainly, Carl Fogarty is one of the biggest names in the history of WSBK competition, and the signed fairing from the bike he used to win his fourth championship title is something any race fan would want.

This is the second time the fairing has been posted on eBay, and the first ended with no takers as well. Is the seller asking too much, or has it just not found the right buyer yet?

-tad

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Rare Sport Bike PARTS for Sale: Signed Carl Fogarty Racebike Fairing