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Sport Bikes For Sale January 6, 2022

Foot-notable – 2003 Voxan Café Racer

Trying to start a motorcycle business is one thing, but setting the corporate sights on a liter V-twin ups the ante somewhat.  Voxan pulled this off in the late 1990’s, at least for a while, and gave the imports some competition.  This very unusual example looks excellent and located in Britain.

2003 Voxan Cafe Racer ( England ) for sale on eBay

An all-French design, the Voxan had a tubular backbone chassis, into which a 72-degree V-twin was hung.  The engine was largely Rotax-inspired, executed by the race engine builder Sodemo, and though a four valve 996, could only generate the legislated limit of 100 hp.  Appointments were first class, with Paoli forks, WP monoshock, and 320mm Brembo brakes.  Innovations had a Buell-ian air with engine oil in the frame tube, and under-mounted rear shock.  The supersport fairing was very sculptural, and housed the radiator up high to show off the powerplant.

Evidently a previous owner was planning to be the brand’s U.K. dealer, and retained a sample Racer though Voxan’s plans changed.  Looking excellent for its reported 16,000 miles, the tailcone is endorsed by three hall-of-fame racers.  Comments from the eBay auction:

Beautiful, very rare French exotica .
Very good condition with all original fittings such as standard cans and original tail unit included. 
Getting very rare as no longer manufactured . 
Lovingly cared for and owned and maintained by motorcycle mechanic
and only top quality Motul oil used.

3 keys, service history, owners manual. Third owner.
Dynojet power commander fitted and remapped. Private plate.
Tailpiece signed by two World champions,
Mick Doohan and Nicky Hayden along with Cal Crutchlow .

Photographic evidence to prove. 
Brembo calipers, Paioli suspension.
This was bike number 23 off the production line and sold to the owner of Three Cross motorcycles as they were going to be the official UK stockists. The deal never went through in the end and so is believed to be the only one in the U.K. 
A piece of motorcycling history as Voxan are no more. Collector’s item. All running.

This would be one for a well-equipped hobbyist, though the chain-driven cams should be low maintenance and some long distance support might be available from Sodemo.  Voxan’s assets were purchased by electric car specialist Venturi, and they have since concentrated on electric cycles.  GP and WSBK Champion Max Biaggi set a host of electric bike speed records aboard the Wattman in Oct. 2020.  This might be the only French superbike in your neighborhood, or maybe even on the continent.  

-donn


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Ducati January 6, 2022

Featured Listing: 2006 Ducati PS1000LE

Update 1.6.2022: This bike has SOLD to an RSBFS reader! Congratulations to buyer and seller!

If you have a bike for sale that would benefit from this kind of exposure, contact us for a Featured Listing. -dc

Even by Ducati’s impressive standards for special editions and factory customs, the 2006 Ducati PS1000LE is a masterstroke. It is, in a way, a special edition within a special edition, as it prowled showrooms at the same time as the Ducati Sport Classic line, which kicked off a wave of retro-look machines that has yet to crest.

The PS1000LE was extra special for Duc, as it celebrated Paul Smart’s historic win at the 1972 Imola 200 aboard a 750SS. The paint scheme apes Smart’s machine, and Ducati had Pierre Terblance pen the neoclassic machine to pay exacting tribute.

The exposed trellis frame, toaster tank, bulbous rear cowl and dustbin-style bikini fairing are brilliant touches. Under all that pretty is a 992 cc L-twin that put out just south of 100 horsepower. Never designed as an out-and-out rocket, the PS is still no slouch, as the torquey mill has less than 400 pounds to shove around. It’s all kept rubberside down by adjustable Ohlins front and rear.

From the seller:

2006 Ducati PS1000LE
I have owned this rare beauty since new. The Termignoni full exhaust system sound is music and the best sounding bike in my collection. Other mods are a Ducati performance racing ECU, open clutch cover, dark shield and clear belt covers and carbon fiber hugger. Original parts will go with the bike with the exception of the original exhaust. Included are two black keys, one red key & key Code Card as well as the Ducati owner’s manual. I have every receipt since it was purchased and it has only been serviced by authorized Ducati dealers. The bike also comes with the Ducati tank cover and tank bag.
These bikes were only made one year and they were limited to 2000 units. This bike was made as a tribute to Paul Smarts win at Imola 200 in 1972 which jump started Ducatis racing successes. The popularity of the limited production bikes led to the popular Sport Classic series.
The bike is a 992cc air cooled Desmodromic 2-valve L twin with 92 HP @ 6,000 RPM and a claimed 399 pounds day with a fuel capacity of 4 gallons with a top speed of 129 MPH.
Price $18,500

These Paul Smart bikes will only go up in value, and while this one might not have the stock exhaust, it is priced to reflect that and is a beautiful example of a timeless bike.

Ducati January 6, 2022

Featured Listing: 1959 Ducati Elite 200 for Sale

Update 1.6.2022: This bike has SOLD to an RSBFS reader! Congratulations to buyer and seller!

If you have a bike for sale that would benefit from this kind of exposure, contact us for a Featured Listing. -dc

If you’ve already got Ducati fatigue from the past couple weeks, scroll right on past today’s Featured Listing, this Ducati Elite 200. Or, if you didn’t realize that Ducati had a life before their big, booming superbike line existed, go ahead and read on. In fact, they didn’t even make a regular production multi until the introduction of the v-twin 750 in the early 1970s: their Cucciolo, the original Ducati, was actually a small, four-stroke engine designed to motorize a bicycle. Humble beginnings for a company whose name is synonymous with Italian exotica today.

Later machines used their light weight and handling to win victories in smaller racing classes. Fabio Taglioni designed their first overhead-cam engine, which eventually developed into the machine seen here that was introduced in 1958. The Elite displaced 204cc and used a four-speed gearbox with the heel-toe shifter that was characteristic of the era. The 18 horses and light weight meant a top speed of nearly 90mph, an impressive velocity for such a small motorcycle.

The distinctive candy-red “jelly mould” tank with mirror-like chrome details and Ducati wing logo, complete with mounting loops, to the copper-colored frame and amazing details like the “DUCATI” molded into the peg rubbers, headlight bucket-mounted speedometer, and tapered shotgun exhaust, it’s a surprise to me that they haven’t built a retro-styled model that references this bike yet. Even a Scrambler variant painted to match this might work, combining modern performance with classic style and colors…

From the Seller: 1959 Ducati Elite 200 for Sale

This is a rare, award winning piece of Motorcycle art. This bike was previously in a museum and is also an Antique Automobile Club of America winner “National First Prize”. The bike was purchased from Vicki Smith in 2013 who is well know among Ducatista. Apparently the bike was first purchased in Italy. I probably never rode the bike more than 20 miles and it was then properly put back into Museum mode by Revival Cycles in Austin and has complimented the other bikes in my house. I have all the receipts that came with the bikes and everyone since. The key in the headlight is one of my favorite things and the bike also comes with a Ducati tire pump. The one into two exhaust is rare and motorcycle art. This is the price I paid in 2013 and is more valuable and rare today.

The seller is asking $18,500 for this very nice example of an appreciating classic. The bike isn’t perfect, but the paint looks amazing, it has great patina, and it comes with documentation and should certainly continue to appreciate. It’s a shame that most of these end up sitting in collections, since they’re apparently great to ride and would be lots of fun on a casual Sunday morning ride, or a great choice for a classic rally like the Motogiro.

-tad

Yamaha January 5, 2022

1993 Yamaha SRX400 For Sale!

1993 Yamaha SRX400 For Sale on eBay!

In 1993, an almost liter bike sized machine with a funny sized front tire was all the rave and blah, blah, blah #BeenThereDoneThat
While Baba was doing his thing, Yamaha was off to the side tinkering on their own niche machine- the SRX 400 Thumper!

I normally frown upon rare machines with a complete overhaul and modern updates, but I also realize I’m almost as old as dirt and my favorite 90’s machines are starting to require some freshening up.
I’m not a fan of the muscle car term they use for such overhauls and I literally hate to say it, but in this case it fits . . . I can’t even type it.

93 Yamaha SRX400
Beautiful Showroom condition
Fully restored sparing no expense
Complete Frame off restoration with all new components
New tires, wheel bearings, brakes with SS lines and upgraded calipers
Upgraded front forks with springs and emulators, Ohlins rear shock
Beautiful high end Titanium exhaust, Billet rearsets
Fresh paint, Led lighting, new Speedometer to match Tach
Motor runs great, fresh oil and new clutch pack

Whew! The seller didn’t use the muscle car term, but they did mention a beautiful high end titanium exhaust! Let’s have a look- shall we?

That my friends is a dime piece! Lets look at that again-

The SRX was already a welter weight at 374#’s and we all know the 5# stock exhaust is best used as a boat anchor. So that sweet ass Ti exhaust drops it down to 370’ish#’s and definitely adds a few ponies. Now, it’s a given that SRX ponies are almost as hard to find as frogs hair, but rest assured, they are there. How many you ask? Let’s be generous and call it 35’ish with the Ti exhaust and one cylinder.

The Olhins is a nice touch and I’m sure the stock unit was worn out and FUBAR.

Do I have any company in liking this SRX? If so, you can check it out here!

Make: Yamaha
Model: SRX400
Location: Jupiter, Florida
Mileage: 8
Price: $5,000

Cheers!

Doug


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Honda January 4, 2022

Ooh La La! 1982 Honda CB1100R in France

Behold the mighty Honda CB1100R – designed for Europeans as an homage to European-style endurance racing. That makes this bike’s location in Europe – the southern area of France, to be more specific – all the more fitting. For it was here that Honda participated in the 6 and 12 hour events that begat this homlogation machine, along with victories in the Southern Hemisphere events in Australia and New Zealand. The CB1100R was built for a purpose, and from those homologation roots rapidly developed into a stunning street bike.

1982 Honda CB1100R for sale on eBay

There were three distinct models in the CB1100R line, one for each of the three years the bike was in production. This is a “C” spec machine, as the “B” was released in 1981, and the “D” model in 1983. And while the CB1100R line appears to be the same across the years, there are many differences and several non-interchangeable parts between series. Such is the pace of race bike development. While the original model had but a half fairing and exposed engine, the “C” model (as seen here) and “D” model had full fairings and aluminum fuel tanks. But even then the fairings were not the same, and were not interchangeable. The dash layouts were different, and incorporated different mounting elements as well. To find an original CB1100R in stock spec that is correct for its year can be difficult – especially considering the few numbers produced (just 1500 worldwide in 1982).

From the seller:
CB1100R C TYPE
VERY GOOD CONDITION WITH GENUINE EXHAUST
RUNS PERFECTLY
New service including carbs cleaning
I CAN HELP FOR SHIPPING WORLWIDE

Despite being designed as a racer, the CB1100R is no featherweight. Expect the reported 115-120 HP to push at least 515 pounds (dry) of weight around. That number goes up considerably with the addition of enough oil to fill the large sump, and just shy of 7 gallons (!) of high octane fuel. With 10:1 compression and an aggressive cam, this bike relies on good fuel. Engine bits that are gold in color are actually painted magnesium to save weight, and the whole package rides on 18″ Comstar wheels with period technology dual “piggyback” shocks in the rear. This was a tour-de-force in the day, and remains a classic collectable today.

Based in France, this 1982 “C” model CB1100R is looking for a new home. There is not a ton of detail from the seller, but the pictures show a very well presented example of the breed. The ad states “11,300” for mileage, but it appears from the photos that the odometer shot shows 20,000+ KMs. That should equate to 12k and change in miles, if the maths work out correctly. We don’t see these all that often, and when we do come across one they seem to be a RSBFS fan favorite. So check this one out here, and then jump back to the comments and let us know your thoughts. Does this one get a “Vive La France” from you, or is it just stinky cheese? Good Luck!!

MI


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Ducati January 4, 2022

Sunnyside – 1995 Ducati 900SS

The bright courtyard pictures of this 900SS must’ve been taken last fall, because at 6,349 ft., it’s a bit wintry in Santa Fe. But a little warmth awaits the new owner when the truck drops off this very nice Supersport.



1995 Ducati 900SS for sale on eBay

In the days before the Monster and Multi, Ducati’s Supersport was the do-all bike – built sporty but comfortable enough to take on a commute or weekend.  Air cooled and with belt-driven cams, the 904cc desmodue made 84 hp via 38mm Mikuni carbs and a dry clutch.  Showa supplied the inverted fork and adjustable monoshock, and Brembo the 320 mm brakes.  Dry weight was right around 400 lbs. even with the full fairing.

Never seeming to have been fawned over, this 900SS looks very good and just a few rubs interrupt the flow.  Termignoni mufflers and Superlight monoposto seem to be the majority of the mods.  The seat cover is a little crispy but could easily be re-covered or Sargent-ized.  Comments from the eBay auction:

Very nice example with patina from regular use as expected of a 27 year old bike. 

Looks and sounds fantastic. Pulls strong. No smoking or obvious mechanical wear.
Belts replace 4 years ago but have only ridden about 1500 miles since then.
Tires are virtually new having been installed a year ago and have only about 400 miles on them max.
 
Rare Termignoni high rise pipes and brackets from a superlight.
Superlight solo tail.
Correct factory vented clutch cover.
Battery always on a tender and is strong.

With nothing aboard that isn’t required, even lunch on a 900SS will require a backpack.  And though the handling won raves, U-turns with the chassis geometry can be a dab-fest.  But if a splash and a snack are available at the turn-around point, then the 90’s SS can be a grand day out.  The example gives up SP credentials and static display perfection for a very sensible starting bid and a not-bad buy-it-now.

-donn

 


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Moto Guzzi January 3, 2022

Outstanding In Its Field: 1978 Moto Guzzi Le Mans 850

If you are among the many locked in by snow and ice, the photographs of this beautiful Moto Guzzi might just as well be an exotic model writhing on some sunny, tropical beach. And let’s face it, there is a lot to dream about when it comes to an exotic supermodel such as this Mark I Le Mans.

1978 Moto Guzzi Le Mans 850 for sale on eBay

Originally developed as a 1972 proof of concept show bike, the Le Mans officially became available to buyers in the 1976 model year. Based on the successful (and proven) V7 model, the Le Mans was festooned with hot rodder tricks to help bump horsepower; higher compression thanks to new pistons, better breathing with larger valves, and larger carbs and intake tracts to make use of the improved flow. The rest of the Le Mans was an impressive exercise in design, with tail, tank and bespoke bikini fairing providing an aggressive stance that strikes a pose even today.

From the seller:
Shown at the 2021 Greenwich Concourse for the 100th Anniversary of Moto Guzzi, it was the ONLY Lemans and placed second to a restored 1952 Falcone Sport.

This is a beautiful very original matching number Moto Guzzi Lemans 1 with 17,780 miles and original paint that runs well, has original switches and period correct upgrades of Tarozzi rear sets and Lafranconi exhaust.

Recent servicing includes new fluids, new rings and tires in the past (4) months.

More from the seller:
It is a wonderful example for an original (44) year old Lemans that has a beautiful aged patina. There are blemishes in the paint from a past owners tank bag and a few scratches here and there that would be expected in a motorcycle this age and mileage. The Browning side stand was removed prior to the Concourse and is not included.

The judges at the Greenwich Concourse were amazed at its originality and presentation. This is a bike that will appreciate in value (you know that if your read this far), that should be ridden and enjoyed and will stop traffic at any bike show or Bikes & Breakfast.

Thanks for looking and happy New Year!

Famed auto designer De Tomaso was at the helm of Moto Guzzi during this era, and his sport-oriented design certainly influenced the long line of Le Mans-based bikes to come. And while rare in the US, these first generation bikes were officially imported into the States – with some minor changes. US bikes can be identified by the solid sprinkling of side reflectors front and rear. Additionally, the original Aprilia-sourced headlight did not meet US standards, necessitating a larger sealed-beam unit; it was too big to fit into the original fairing, and required it to stick out like Pinocchio telling a whopper of a lie. This was largely masked by painting the front of the fairing and the headlight bezel black, camouflaging the effect.

Today’s Le Man is very, very original. This can be attested by the representation in the 2021 Greenwich Concourse. It can also be seen in the pictures. This appears to be an authentic, 17,000 mile survivor that has been shown much love and care over the years. If you are in the market for one of these fantastic Italian steeds, this Mark I model looks to be a great find. Check out all of the details here, and Good Luck!!

MI


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Ducati January 3, 2022

First Year Monster: 1994 Ducati M900

Ducati invites thoughts of MotoGP and race winning performance.  An exotic machine to tickle the senses, and ignite passion.  Their superbikes have long been lust worthy machines.  But for many the most iconic modern offering from Ducati has been their Monster line.  This bike started the naked bike category and has offered many riders a very usable and enjoyable package for decades.

This example appears to be well taken care of over the years and regularly used.  A purest might want to revert a few small details to stock, such as the mirrors, but few would toss a red flag at the addition of aftermarket carbon exhausts as the sound will justify the change.  Pictures show that the bike could benefit from a proper wash and detail.

From The Seller’s eBay Listing:

1994 Ducati M900. This is the first generation Monster and was manufactured in July 1993. I am the second owner and purchased this bike from the original owner in the fall of 2009. This has been an incredibly reliable bike for me and has been a joy to own and ride. The dry clutch discs were replaced within the last 500 miles, tires were replaced around 500 miles ago and I would estimate still have most of their life left. Belts were replaced last year and have almost no miles on them. Front and rear brake pad were also replaced last year and have almost no miles on them as well. Oil was changed two years ago but less than 250 miles currently on it. Carbon exhaust is D&D, rear fender and master cylinder covers are Ferracci. Bike was apparently maintained at Ferracci by the last owner; I have since maintained on my own utilizing the Desmo Times 2V service and maintenance book. Bike is due for a dealer valve service, but does still run near perfect and has significant power; last owner had the valves checked and no adjustments were needed at the time (circa 2008). Slight adjustment may be needed now, but I’d be surprised. The engine does smoke slightly, which could be due to the limited miles put on it over the last ~8 years (<1000). The head was pulled from the horizontal cylinder in 2010 to replace leaky seals (no leaks since) and the vertical cylinder now shows a similar leak between the head and the cylinder (likely from the 28yo o-rings degrading). The rear seat cover has a small crack in it, as shown in the pictures, and the tank has a small chip as well, also shown in the picture. Tank is in otherwise near perfect condition and does not have the typical “Monster dent” that the older metal Monster’s are generally found with. Overall, this Monster is a head turner as it’s in excellent condition, has the excellent deep Ducati rumble, and the classic Ducati dry clutch sound. Feel free to reach out with questions prior to bidding.

As with any first year example, there are little details that make all the difference.  These seemingly small details are what make the bike special.  Stuff like the yellow swingarm bar, and rectangle master cylinders.  A true Ducati fan could nerd out for a while with all the subtle differences over the years.  It is wonderful to see an example preserved and not cut up, modified or left unloved.

The opening bid of $3,999 is sure to be placed in the near future.  One could expect the bidding to climb over time as this is a really unique and desirable motorcycle.  Presented well with few unwanted modifications.  Mileage will mean this will not appeal to a static collector, but should offer many more worry free miles to the next owner.


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Ducati January 2, 2022

High Horsepower and Mileage: 2014 Ducati Panigale 1199R

To say that the Ducati Panigale made a splash when it entered the market would be an understatement.  Ducati fans have a strange aversion to change.   They like what they like, and want to keep it that way.  There are a few core tenements that define a Ducati to many.  The sound the dry clutch makes, the marvelous desmo valve train, and the iconic steel trellis frame.

Well with the introduction of the Panigale Ducati decided to ditch the traditional trellis frame in favor of a lighter and more radical approach.  The over 200hp engine is now a fully stressed member of the machine.  This allowed for a reduction in weight to 362 pounds.  The cams are no longer driven by belts that need to be changed every couple of years, in their place are modern gears and chains.  Alloy tank so no expansion issues.  This package was a huge step for the Italian brand.

Electronically adjustable suspension was added to an already impressive electronics package.  It was clear that Ducati wanted to showcase their vast catalog of technology.  Often times writers talk about “Slow Bike Fast” or how you can not fully utilize the performance of the top tier bikes on the road.  Well sometimes it is just fun to have the fastest and best thing that money can buy.

From The Seller’s eBay Listing:

Hello, for sale is my pristine Ducati Panigale 1199R. This motorcycle has been owned since brand new by my father and I have owned it for the past 3 years. Although it has 29,800 miles on the odometer it is in excellent cosmetic condition and runs like brand new.

Tremendous attention to detail was invested to make sure the motorcycle was perfectly maintained.

Whoever wins this motorcycle will love this bike! Happy bidding and feel free to send me a message for any questions.

Thanks.

If the past has shown us anything about collecting, we know that the first of a kind is always something special.  The 1199R may have been controversial when new, but the years have shown us that it was the way of the future.  Ducati still continues to refine the platform.  Other little interesting bits are that this was the last R to feature the Termignoni exhaust, latter R models came with an Akrapovic.  This is also the only generation of R Ducati Superbike that gets the semi active electronic suspension as homologation rules changed.

This specific example is rather interesting.  It remains in remarkably standard trim, and while the listing does not offer details on what has been done over the years, it does claim to have always been properly maintained.  What really makes this one stand out is the opportunity it could offer a buyer.  This listing is being used as a straight auction, a refreshing use of eBay.  The reserve price is unknown at this time.  The one thing that will hold this bike back in terms of price is the mileage.  With the better part of 30,000 miles on the clock there will obviously be a reduction in value, the question is how much.  Personally of all the things that could detract from a bikes value, damage, poor service history, mechanical issues, aftermarket changes or something more serious, mileage always stands out as being the least worrisome.  This could be a great buy for something that is looking to score a deal on an epic bike.  If the miles really are a deal breaker for you, there is This Bike.  Two thousand miles, but a $21,500 asking price.


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Kawasaki January 1, 2022

K-Battle – 1993 Kawasaki ZXR400 Ninja

It’s a long while between ZXR-400’s here in the U.S.A., so we took a trip to the U.K. to find this well-used but renovated small sport.  Today’s is an L3 from the middle of the model run, with a super spec sheet and weighing barely 400 lbs.

1993 Kawasaki ZXR400 Ninja ( England ) for sale on eBay

Since it was Kawasaki’s entré into national F3 racing, the ZXR400 was sold primarily on the island, with intermittent exports to England and other Pacific rim markets.  The inline four had 2-1/4 inch bores and revved to 14,500 rpm, with max power at 12,000.  Extrusions for the alloy chassis have chamfered corners and are welded to the cast headstock and sideplates.  USD forks, slipper clutch and fresh air intakes were there to help the race team, but paid off on the street.  Dual 300mm brakes could be found on a larger supersport, with 17-inch rubber at both ends.

Probably a lot that only a ZXR cognoscenti will see, but this one looks like a pretty good starting point.  Plenty of miles, but a bunch of work done recently.  The seller restricted power for its intended licensee, though it sounds easily reversed.  Requisite tail-ectomy, blue windscreen, and too small exhaust – paintwork isn’t mentioned but except for the mirrors, looks way better than the miles would allow.  Notes from the eBay auction:

  • Just had following work done at local bike shop
  • -full safety check after purchase
  • -All carbs fully stripped, cleaned and balanced
  • -A2 restrictor kit fitted to 47hp (plate inside carbs)
  • -restricted ecu limited to 10k rpm ( have got standard ecu aswell) 
  • -Brand new uprated chain and rear sprocket gold X link
  • -new spark plugs
  • -new oil and filter
  • -new air filter
  • -new fuel tap rebuild kit fitted
  • -coolant flushed and replaced
  • -new A16 titanium moto gp exhaust
  • -real carbon tank pad
  • -real carbon fuel filler cap cover
  • -real carbon top yoke cover
  • -real carbon clocks cover
  • -real carbon plastic fairing cover
  • -tail tidy fitted 
Bike, engine and gearbox run smooth
pulls strong in all gears always starts on the button 
Body work has some age related marks but otherwise in good condition
 
Comes with full service manual

Hopefully the new owner will have better weather than the seller, who had to wheel the ZXR out in a spritz to photograph.  The ask is at the lower end of the spectrum, though shipping and working through DMV will run into some money.  The ZXR reviewed as fairly comfortable and torquey for the segment, with just a few chassis adjustments needed.  Probably more things will need doing, but still find you ahead in the long run.

-d0nn


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